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Questions About Plumbing

What's the best way to move a washer and dryer?

If I wanted to relocate my washer and dryer to a newly constructed out building to save a little room in my house, how would I handle the drainage? Also, if I created a rain garden next to the out building, can I drain it into the rain garden?

Does keeping an appliance in storage hurt it?

We bought a Kenmore water softener and my husband left it in the garage for at least five years before he installed it. It was subjected to extreme weather conditions. After installing it, it never worked right. Is there any way to fix it? Did this storage cause the problem?

-Maureen

How do we stop water from leaking in under the door?

Water is coming under our door's threshold. Can we just remove threshold and add wood shims, seal them, and then add the threshold and cut doors to fit?

-Tracy

How much would it cost to remove concrete from drains?

We were thinking of buying a foreclosed home, but we think the previous owner may have poured concrete in the toilet, tub, and possibly the water main. The home also has a concrete slab. How much could it cost to repair?

-Melissa

How can I estimate plumbing and electrical costs?

I'm considering purchasing an old Queenslander house and having it relocated on some land. I'm just wondering roughly what plumbing and electrical would cost.

-Tammie

Where is the water under my concrete slab coming from?

We have a moisture problem in our concrete slab and don't know where it is coming from. We had glued down engineered hardwood floors that starting coming up off of the floor. We had leak detection company check for plumbing leaks and they found none. Where could the water underneath the slab be coming from and is it a major problem?

- Brian

What's wrong with my home's drainage system?

Our house is 5 yrs old. When our washer drains, the water in the toilets bubbles up onto the toilet seat lid. When the washer is not running, the water in one toilet will swish back and forth and drain until there is almost no water left. Plumbers can't find a problem.

Robin N. - Ridge Manor, FL

How can I improve the hot water supply in my house?

It takes several minutes for the hot water in my house to reach the kitchen faucet (which is the furthest away from the hot water heater). How can I improve this situation? Should I add a second tank or a circulation loop? Thanks in advance.

How much might it cost to redo the plumbing in my house?

The plumbing in my 43 year old house has issues(rusty galvanized pipes), and I have decided that it is time to redo all the plumbing. Do you have any idea how much it might cost to replumb a 1300 sq.ft. house that has 1 and 1/2 baths? Thanks for any help.

How deep should a sump pump waste line be buried?

I am installing a sump-pump in my basement, but need to know how deep the waste line should be buried. The line will run from the basement to the ditch in front of my house. Thank you.