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Just bought a house. When the water runs for toilet or

Just bought a house. When the water runs for toilet or washer or anything I am getting a high pitched noise while the water is running. Why???

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I am on well water when my pump turns off there is a

I am on well water when my pump turns off there is a screeching sound downstairs?JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Plumber for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.Customer: Thank youJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: 2 months maybe. It's loud to me. I replaced my fluid master should I replaced my wax ring my toilet is not leakingJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Depends on what it isJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Maybe my seal on my tub drain is separating when I stand near the drain can see some water in basement after shower I weigh approx 170 not a lot just a spot

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I am in the process of drafting plans for a new home on

I am in the process of drafting plans for a new home on slab. I am live in South Carolina with moderate temperatures. Using toilets that flush to the rear and a slightly raised tub/showers, I'm working on a design that has no plumbing lines in the actual slab, but the main sewer line exits through a wall in the house and then turns down into the ground (connecting a line that runs to the sewer). Assuming that outside drain is insulated is there a problem with having the drain line exit through the wall of house?

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I live in Dallas. I am moving a sink in my bathroom. Can I

I live in Dallas. I am moving a sink in my bathroom. Can I run a 1 1/2 " drain pipe for the sink in the wall to the 3" vent pipe for the toilet in the wall sitting next to the sink. I think this is called wet venting.??

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How is it possible that I keep getting soap odors coming out

How is it possible that I keep getting soap odors coming out of all my sink and tub traps? Sounds crazy but even my master bedroom toilet gives off a soap odor after being flushed. Immediately after taking a shower or using soap in a sink the fumes start to circulate throughout the house. None of my traps are dry or broken. The vent stacks have been checked. I've cleaned all the traps with everything you can think of. If we don't keep all the drains and overflows plugged the soap smells become unbearable. Could it be related to the pitch of the sewer main under the house?? We have never experienced a problem anything like this before in any of homes we've owned. Thanks!JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Ever since i bought the house 2 years ago.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Depends on whats wrongJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not really

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I have a clogged toilet that has been so for he past day.

Hi I have a clogged toilet that has been so for he past day. Yesterday it wasn't flushing/draining properly. Today when I flushed twice th water level rose high. I went to buy a plumber but got the wrong one without the flange bit to suction.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: tried hot water and dish soap Just the past day and a half. Hasn't overflowed yet I've stopped flushing short of overflowing I wasn't home for a few days and it was working fine. When I got home a day and a half ago, I used the toilet and it stopped flushing properlyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: For now yes unless I can't fix the issue then will have to call my landlord after. I've previously been able to fix all clog issues myself in the past few yearsJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I've flushed a couple very thin panty liners over the past week the when the garbage was too full and I rushed

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We have very low water pressure. it started to happen

we have very low water pressure. it started to happen gradually, but now if we turn on 2 sinks at the same time it is very weak water flowJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: we noticed it about three weeks ago,and now it has gotten worse.flush a toilet and turn a sink on and the water is not strong enough to rinse your toothbrush I bypassed the system and we have tremendous pressure.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: if I canJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: that about covers it.

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We have a tub that had a shower head and are remodeling. We

we have a tub that had a shower head and are remodeling. We want to make the shower to be separate from the bath. So, the shower and bath will be back to back... can the drain for the new shower tie into the existing plumbing? It's all PVC ultimately all we are really adding is a drain for the shower right?JA: Just to clarify, are you working with a contractor?Customer: noJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes, unless it becomes too complicated. I've done plumbing for toilets and sinks beforeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: um, I don't think so.... making the two separate rather than a shower tub combo

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Are you a real person or a bot? So a real person I can ask a

Hi. Are you a real person or a bot?JA: I'm an assistant to the Plumber. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: So a real person I can ask a question of?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About three hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I thought you would ask me what the problem is. I guess you are just a bot.JA: It makes me sad that you don't believe in me. Maybe I'll be like Tinkerbell and die unless you believe I'm real.Customer: The problem is no cold water flows into my hot water heater even though the valve is open and the drain is open.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Like I told you already, three hours.

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