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    If you have a basement or crawl space, you might...

    If you have a basement or crawl space, you might be able to access the problem from there-wedge the pipes against the wood with wooden shims.
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    Since it happens on both hot and cold running...

    Since it happens on both hot and cold running water applications and since it's on hot days, I'm thinking that we're dealing with a metal pipe expansion problem that on warm days causes the pipes to...
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    I'm not sure what a sewer bakup valve is-is it...

    I'm not sure what a sewer bakup valve is-is it something like a backflow preventer? At any rate, if you can flush upstairs toilets and not cause basement shower backups, your problem isn't in the...
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    I think you have two problems. First is a faulty...

    I think you have two problems.
    First is a faulty check valve that allows pressurized water to backflow toward the pump. It's probably not in the pump assembly itself but certainly upstream from the...
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    Our toilets are 1.6 gal/flush Kohlers from Home...

    Our toilets are 1.6 gal/flush Kohlers from Home Depot and they work great!! But make sure you buy one that is porcelainized all the way through the siphon and down through the outlet so solids...
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    Is the "singing" louder at one point than in...

    Is the "singing" louder at one point than in others or is the sound intensity the same throughout the house?
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    Many new shower valves have an adjustable safety...

    Many new shower valves have an adjustable safety mechanism that prevents hot water burns. The valve can be removed and adjusted to allow more hot water flow, then replaced. If you don't feel...
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    The initial sewer gas odor was noticed because...

    The initial sewer gas odor was noticed because the appliances had been unused for some time and the water simply evaporated from the shower and/or the sink trap allowing the smell to enter the...
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    Don't know where you're located but where I live...

    Don't know where you're located but where I live there is a problem with the copper pipes corroding and leaking. All homes here are on concrete slab so repiping is done in the overhead spaces with...
  10. Replace Sunken Tub with New Tub & Surround

    I have a 34 year-old tiled concrete sunken roman tub that's too ratty to even think about soaking in. Besides that, the stopper's gone and the whole thing needs to be updated. It's currently being...
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