I bought a place in a building built in 2007 that has granite counters. The previous owner apparently was not sealing them at all. I managed to clean and seal the kitchen one on Saturday, but there are a lot of hard white deposits that look like minerals from hard water around the bathroom sink that I can't remove. Help? [more inside]
My refrigerator has been leaking water for weeks to months now. Water damage to my downstairs neighbor's ceiling. Who is responsible for what? [more inside]
I'm asking this Q for a friend and I really hope someone will be able to help. We moved into our house about two years ago. We've had problems with our sprinklers in the past and when we had them repaired, a sprinkler expert told my wife there was "something wrong" with how we get water to the front since they couldn't shut off the water. That didn't make sense to me, but now that I've tried to fix the sprinklers in the front myself, I've encountered the same problem. When I turn off the shut off valves near the water meter (what I think are the main valves), nothing happens, though it does turn off the water to the backyard. When I need to repair plumbing inside the house, the valve close to the house does the trick, but again, I can't shut off water to the front sprinklers. I have no idea how the sprinklers were installed, but it is getting frustrating and I'd like to know how to go about troubleshooting this. Is there any way to identify where a valve might be to shut off the water to the front sprinklers? Here's a simple diagram I drew. Thank you!!!
Did I break my washing machine? [more inside]
My stovetop espresso maker has a small leak. I don't think returning it will help me. Are there any recipes for food-safe 'stop leak' compounds? [more inside]
I broke my underwater camera by not sealing one of the openings properly. Is it worth sending in for repair? [more inside]
How do I change the heating element on a small 20 gallon electric water heater if I can't find the drain? [more inside]
Help me identify and fix a possible water intrusion / water damage near my sliding glass door. [more inside]
Water damage to our hardwood floors - what can/should we expect? [more inside]
When I turn the cold water tap, the faucets in my upstairs bathroom are putting out room temperature water. How do I fix this? [more inside]
A friend has a DSC-H1 Sony Cybershot camera. It got some salt water in it yesterday (probably not completely soaked, but definitely in the camera). [more inside]
Can I replace the water pressure regulator in my home by myself or do I have to have a licensed plumber do it?
Can I replace the water pressure regulator in my home by myself or do I have to have a licensed plumber do it? [more inside]
Our water heater pilot light won't stay lit. Is it time to call a repair man? [more inside]
Am I being ripped off? And by whom? [more inside]