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  1. Advice for maybe snaking a septic tank or d-box...

    I have a septic tank in a yard that deals with high water tables every winter. I have spent a lot of time and money of the last few years keeping as much water out of the drain field as possible to...
  2. yes, I know I probably don't have optimum...

    yes, I know I probably don't have optimum pressure, which is why I am asking for help here. From reading on various forums for HOURS yesterday, i find that hand-helds typically have less pressure...
  3. best hand-held shower head with good presuure...

    I want to replace my shower head with one with good pressure. the hand held I have now (1 year old) has 5 settings but none come out with much pressure (3 floors up, old plumbing, etc). I am looking...
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    low hot water pressure at kitchen sink....

    Last night I noticed very low pressure at my kitchen sink. when it is turned on, it slowly comes on and after a few seconds it improves but only slightly. It is probably at about half pressure. The...
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    thanks for the replies. The guy I talked yo...

    thanks for the replies. The guy I talked yo mentioned the thermostat,asking if it was a 2-wire or a 3-wire. I replaced the thermostat a few years ago and I think it is only 2-wire, but it certainly...
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    turn furnace into a fan for summer?!?

    I have a furnace in my basement where it is cool. My upstairs gets really hot in the summer. I heard a DIY guru on the radio say that some furnaces offer a "fan-only" option so that the furnace can...
  7. Thread: French drain

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    I am working on my first french drain, but I have...

    I am working on my first french drain, but I have literally read for hours and hours online and I understand that the holes always down (never seen a contradiction). This keeps the holes from getting...
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    curious about a septic no-no///

    We have a sunken backyard that contains our leech field. We found out that a few years before we bought our house, our neighbor - who is a landscaper - also had a sunken backyard which also contains...
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    heavy rain and septic question...

    We live in western washington in a house built in 1960 and has a sunken backyard and septic. Every year when the rain comes, my backyard gets not only our water run-off but our neighbors water too...
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    I will give this a shot. I have thrown in the...

    I will give this a shot. I have thrown in the bleach tablets, but if the PVC is holding yuck then that's probably why it didn't do much. Maybe if I shock the system, then add the tablet it would...
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    Becuase I like my neighbors...we are at the top...

    Becuase I like my neighbors...we are at the top of a cul-de-sac and the water goes down our hil to a 4-way intersection where the catch-bais is.This area gets lots of foot traffic; kids walking to...
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    sump pump and smelly water...

    We have a sump hole in our backyard that has a 1/3hp pump in it which works to pump out groundwater from our backyard. the water coming from it stinks.

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    The deal is that when the street...
  13. my experience...

    After reading through this very long thread about one toilet, I decided to try the cadet 3. Heeding the warnings here, I inspected the toilet before I bought it and also grabbed a better seat before...
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