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Insurance situation. Is a permit needed if a disconnect,

Insurance situation. Is a permit needed if a disconnect, move out of the way and reconnect a water heater is needed?

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Rick

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Can enough of a pitch be had for a 2" drain line to run in a

Can enough of a pitch be had for a 2" drain line to run in a 2x8 joist bay? What about a 4" sewer line? What is reasonably max distance in a 2x8 joist bay?

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WCohn

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Sump Pit/Pump question: My house was built in the 50's and I

Sump Pit/Pump question: My house was built in the 50's and I bought it last year so I don't know much about its construction. I have a concrete sump pit with 2 pumps in my basement (1 hp and another battery operated as backup). The pumps send the water across my front yard (underground) into some sort of dry well in my driveway. The problem is that there a very old concrete/clay pipe that leads into the sump pit and I cant see where the pipe comes from as it is simply an opening half way down in the pit. A guy that came fix one of the pump said (very superficially) that should be a perforated pipe that runs under the basement and collects excessive water when it rains. That pipe is dry 99% of the time, even if there is a strong rain, chances are no water will come out of there. But if the rain is very strong and persistent, over ~45min, water starts coming slowly but increasingly out of the pipe, until a point it starts pouring so strongly that it is impossible for the pumps to keep up. The pit then floods and my basement is all wet (it may happen only once every couple of years, but just the expectation it may happen is quite enerving). Is this setup common? My basement is quite dry and finished, with no other leaks, the only water hazard comes from this crazy pipe. Having water coming into the pit, just to be then pumped out does not seem to be an efficient setup. Can't this pipe be closed? Or can't this pipe be directly reverted outside without passing through the sump pit? I need to understand if there is a solution to this risk please. Thanks, Daniel

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I live in a mobile home on a foundation my son found water

I live in a mobile home on a foundation my son found water on the kitchen floor we looked under the sink its wet from the sink to the garbage disposal we can hear water running alsi it feels really warm under there.We turned the water valves off under the sink but the water noise was still there until we shut off the main

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Replacing fill kit in toilet. Water from the tank is leaking

replacing fill kit in toilet. Water from the tank is leaking from around the shank of the new fill valve. Used new washer and nut, used old washer and nut (on the new fill valve). Seems to only be leaking when water source is turned on but didn't fully fill tank to pressure test shank without water source connected. How to fix?

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Rick

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We have had this problem twice in the last three years but

We have had this problem twice in the last three years but it did not happen before this. This we started renting our older semi we have had priblems with out floor drain plugging up. The first time this happened the teenage son flushed paper towels down the toilet in the basement bathroom. We has had the city go out and check their connection / pipe that is their responsibility. They told us the problem is within our area of responsibility.When this happens it come out of the drain on the basement floor and in the tub in the basement.Please advise

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Woke up this morning with my shallow well pump running..it

Hello Folks, woke up this morning with my shallow well pump running..it won't build enough pressure to trip the switch...I have plenty of water and it is gravity fed to the pump which is used primarily to build pressure in the tank...any suggestions?

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Rick

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Touchless flush k1954 will not turn the wheel to flush.

Touchless flush k1954 will not turn the wheel to flush. Flushed by itself yesterday, which it's never done. Changed batteries because it wouldn't flush after that, but still won't turn wheel. Seems like motor doesn't have enough strength. Help! Single disabled lady, have only lived 5 months n it has always been perfect if a little too sensitive

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WCohn

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I am remodeling my master bath room and have two layouts to

I am remodeling my master bath room and have two layouts to choose from...one layout has the new shower drain to be installed about 5 feet from the existing bathtub drain the other layout has the new shower drain about 3 feet from an existing toilet & sink behind the wall of an adjacent powder room. The floor is concrete slab, I don't know which floorplan is more feasible. Could you tell me if tying into the toilet drain is much more difficult and costly than tying into the tub drain.Diane B.

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