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  1. KISS, this is happening two times a year.

    KISS, this is happening two times a year.
  2. A plumbing vent will be covered by a "boot" with...

    A plumbing vent will be covered by a "boot" with an opening on top. It is long like the pipe would be. A fan exhaust should not look anything like a pipe.

    The hose method is because it is easier....
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    The paint store will not give you an idea of your...

    The paint store will not give you an idea of your work.

    New construction: gypsum primer (cheaper then reg. primer) Except in bathroom - use the acrylic based primer.

    Then determine the colors...
  4. I see this too when there is not proper flashing...

    I see this too when there is not proper flashing at the outside, under the door. Do the suggestions above, and in the summer - check to see if you have flashing.
  5. If it's cat. I hate to tell you this, but after...

    If it's cat. I hate to tell you this, but after going through this buy using every method out there - even those that claim it will work, I never had luck. I ripped the bloody carpet out, made sure...
  6. Where are the cracks located? You say your...

    Where are the cracks located? You say your basement floor seems uneven? Are there cracks in that floor that were not there before, or in the foundation walls? What location are you? Is it anew house...
  7. Okay, sounds like Oregon has had there share of a...

    Okay, sounds like Oregon has had there share of a cold snap.

    There possible could be a problem with the cold in relation to supply pipes. Keeping your faucets open a little was a good idea, but I...
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    I usually caulk at the joint where the sheetrock...

    I usually caulk at the joint where the sheetrock comes close to the shower, so you could go a little less then a qaurter, but Mark as a perfect pic above. You still have to use sheetrock compound, so...
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    Going to add here to speed this up in the case...

    Going to add here to speed this up in the case that I cannot answer you later.

    If it is indeed a typical electrical water heater, sometimes they have more then one thermostat. One on the top and...
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    Okay, let's back up. When you say "geyser", are...

    Okay, let's back up. When you say "geyser", are you referring to the "Geyser" a capsul type water heater. What model is it?

    I am trying to understand if you are using "geyser" in general terms or...
  11. Not sure about HD. Sometimes they have real...

    Not sure about HD. Sometimes they have real plumbers, some do not.

    Anyway. The shower. Did the tile come down before the floor was laid?
    We don't have to have a movement joint at that point -...
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    Tom, you are so cool! Thanks Cyber! But I'm...

    Tom, you are so cool!

    Thanks Cyber! But I'm not really cool. just another old burnt out plumber. Cheers, Tom
  13. Try plumbingsupply.com. If you are getting hung...

    Try plumbingsupply.com. If you are getting hung on find ones that will fit the 7/8" hole, you might have to settle for something bigger, and covering the space with something, or using a snips and...
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    This could be that the wax seal is not properly...

    This could be that the wax seal is not properly positioned and it blocking the water from exiting the toilet correctly.

    It sounds like the water is backing up in the bowl when you try to flush,...
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    Yip. Loosen the nut/washer that is located just...

    Yip. Loosen the nut/washer that is located just below the rubber gasket.

    Go to the top side of sink and make sure you have plumbers putty applied well. I roll up at least 1/2 inch and make sure it...
  16. Do you have a drain in that area, like a floor...

    Do you have a drain in that area, like a floor drain - or perhaps a laundry tub? (what location do you live in)

    You would have had an over flow at the stand pipe if you had frozen water. You can...
  17. You said you could see the water come out from...

    You said you could see the water come out from behind the water heater and up from underneath the house? I am trying to get a clear picture...
    Is it backing up through the pipes and into the...
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    I just don't get this. I explain this to all the...

    I just don't get this. I explain this to all the young girls, and still I find this is an issue. "all the girls do it". Good to know it's national. (rolling eyes)
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    You say that the Safety Valve is releaseing...

    You say that the Safety Valve is releaseing water? That only should happen if there is a build up of pressure, or your supply water pressure is high. You said you replaced your thermostat as well.
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    Does this happen only in shower? After your...

    Does this happen only in shower? After your shower, do you good hot water at other area's like the kitchen sick, bathroom sink etc?
  21. How is the water pressure in that bathroom when...

    How is the water pressure in that bathroom when you have the water on? No hot water at all, right?
  22. What is above you? Sink, shower/tub as in...

    What is above you? Sink, shower/tub as in bathroom, or kitchen?
  23. I think you have a clog, and although you have...

    I think you have a clog, and although you have mineral and/or calcium pieces coming out - it may not be your big problem You can use white vinegar to help reduce that build up. Some have used CLR,...
  24. When you have that fixed, correct your...

    When you have that fixed, correct your temperature on the hot water heaters, turning them up too high can cause someone to get scalded. Turning the water heaters up too high is not an answer to a...
  25. Hot water, vinegar and baking soda is safe for...

    Hot water, vinegar and baking soda is safe for your pipes and it is a good preventive and drain uncloger.

    However - if you used a harsh drain cleaner first, that may have created a leak depending...
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    Hehehehe

    Hehehehe
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    Hey now, girly girls are okay.

    Hey now, girly girls are okay.
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    Not hard to believe it's a freeze issue, but - I...

    Not hard to believe it's a freeze issue, but - I live in Minnesooota. Get's cold here, so I have seen a few. More "gunk" type stuff. Now, if you stick your tongue to the storm door, that will freeze.
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    Sorry Lee. I was apprehensive, perhaps it is just...

    Sorry Lee. I was apprehensive, perhaps it is just wishful thinking. No, most girls would not put up with a job such as plumbing when they are young adults, but perhaps they will file little things...
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    Hey, it's nice that the south takes a little snow...

    Hey, it's nice that the south takes a little snow and cold for us up in on the north side. Good citizenship indeedy.
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    Get the gunk out. Yes, the valve at the shower...

    Get the gunk out. Yes, the valve at the shower was addressed and at the sink. Then before you turn the water on let some of the water out of the valve below - just in case there is more gunk in the...
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    How about a bit more info. You said you have a...

    How about a bit more info. You said you have a cinder block house. Is this the foundation you speaking of or another part of the house. You can seal it in a few different ways, but I am not sure of...
  33. I have to help a lot of people when selling their...

    I have to help a lot of people when selling their home, and NOW purchasing a home that has sat empty. I am glad you were able to find a home for your son. It's terrible to go through all of that.
    ...
  34. What pipe are you attaching it too? The angled...

    What pipe are you attaching it too? The angled arm that comes out from the wall that had the original shower head on it? I was trying to understand your post above, please let us know if you attached...
  35. You may have mineral build up in your water...

    You may have mineral build up in your water heater. Any other symptoms? Do you have a gas water heater?
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    Yellow, having no hot or cold in your shower is a...

    Yellow, having no hot or cold in your shower is a bit perplexing, but you do have cold at the sink and toilet. No hot.

    There could have have been some work (even a main in your neighborhood) and...
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    Yeah, glad you are back Mark! Good vacation? Does...

    Yeah, glad you are back Mark! Good vacation? Does mean I can go now? (laughing)
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    You might find access panel in a closet behind...

    You might find access panel in a closet behind the shower where the plumbing of the shower is - often, there is an access panel or smething similar. You should also have shut off valves under your...
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    Do you get water supply at the toilet?

    Do you get water supply at the toilet?
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    Is the water pressure lower in the other parts of...

    Is the water pressure lower in the other parts of the house?

    Also, please state what you have for a water heater system.

    A plain water heater, or do have a boiler?
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    Not sure only one area wood freeze yellow, and...

    Not sure only one area wood freeze yellow, and supply pipes are usually ran interior of the house.

    You said this was on the third floor, and all other supply lines work every place else, right?...
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    Can you reach underneath? If the inside of your...

    Can you reach underneath? If the inside of your drain has a cross bars within it, you could use a plumbers tool that looks like a two pronged fork with a handle and try to turn it (I use the handle...
  43. What type of hot water system do you have. Have...

    What type of hot water system do you have. Have you been doing any work? Is there water - but not hot water?
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    What are you putting on the floor for a finished...

    What are you putting on the floor for a finished product?

    Ballenger gives good information, but be sure you allow enough room just below the finish floor product. The flange is easier to adjust...
  45. Does the toilet work? Is there only one fixture...

    Does the toilet work? Is there only one fixture that is not getting cold water in that bathroom? Please give us details.
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    Jon, hey - if they can come under you - you can...

    Jon, hey - if they can come under you - you can retain a fee for the lead. Good luck
  47. Question: Plumbing help

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    Right back to you Pete!

    Right back to you Pete!
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    Can you give more information? How much, what was...

    Can you give more information? How much, what was it from, etc. how thick?

    Love to help.
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    I will tell you what I know, and stop there. ...

    I will tell you what I know, and stop there.

    There are different limestones. The issue about limestones, and drilling is that you may hit a vien that is a weak spot in the stone. I do try to look...
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    If it's been a while since you had it snaked, you...

    If it's been a while since you had it snaked, you might now have some new type of blockage. If there is a break in your sewage line, sometimes at this break, things will become lodged, then break...
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