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Examples of Plumbing Questions Asked and Answered

  1. How do I fix a dripping bathroom sink faucet that is leaking at the end of the spout?
  2. How do I unclog a floor drain when a snake doesn’t work?
  3. How does a faucet aerator work?
  4. How to install a low-flow aerator?
  5. How to measure water pressure?
  6. When my backflow preventer started leaking, I turned off the water. Once the water was turned on again, it started leaking from the vent. Would you know why this is happening?
  7. I switched off the main water valve in order to replace a sprinkler system backflow. But once I started cutting through the PVC pipes, I found that water was spewing everywhere. The sprinkler system valves were also turned off. What do you think is the reason for the water flow?
  8. My bathroom sink faucet has lost so much pressure that the water is just down to a trickle. I can’t find a leak anywhere despite looking under the sink or along the water pipes in the basement. Why is this happening?
  9. My Kohler bathroom faucet is made of brass with interchangeable handles. I can’t see a snap off cover on top of the handle and usually I would access the screw under the cover to tighten the handle. Is there another way I can tighten it?
  10. Unless I turn my Moen bathroom sink faucet completely to “hot” or all the way to “cold”, it doesn’t shut off. What seems to be the problem?
  11. If I rinse acrylic paint brushes in my porcelain bathroom sink, will it leave a stain?
  12. How safe is an electric shower head?
  13. Why does the water temperature in an electric shower fluctuate?
  14. I have lukewarm water coming out of my hot tap connected to my Rheem Stellar boiler. How can I fix this?
  15. My boiler goes on and off continuously. After I turned the emergency switch on and off, it seems to be working normally and the pilot is lit. Do I still need to call my plumber?
  16. There is a build-up of corrosion in the core of my boiler. How can I run acid through it to clean it up?
  17. After patching a leak in a copper tube why is the pilot burner not firing?
  18. How to troubleshoot the copper tubing, which runs down the side of a water heater, has developed a sudden slow drip?

How our "Ask a Plumber" Feature Works so that You Get Plumbing Help Online

Step 1: Type in your plumbing question.

Step 2: We will find the most qualified plumbing expert to answer your question. With a huge network of plumbers on hand, this doesn’t take long at all.

Step 3: Pay a small fee (which will amount to much less than paying for an in-person consultation or having a pro come to your house to answer your questions).

Step 4: The live plumbing expert answers your question. You can go back and forth honing in your question until you get the answer you seek.

Get a second opinion: If you’re not confident about the answer you received, you can request a second opinion free of charge.

24/7: Another benefit of our “ask an expert” feature is that it’s available 24/7. You don’t have to wait to get your questions answered.

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