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Repeated the test. Tripled dye, the tank dropped...

Repeated the test. Tripled dye, the tank dropped 1/2 in in 4 hours. Absolutely no color change in the bowl.
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Leaky toilet from tank

My toilet had ghost flush occasionally. So i shut off water today and put some food dyes in the tank. After a day, the tank lost about half gallon water, but the water in the bowl is still clear. No...
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Thanks Xsleeper. But could you help me to...

Thanks Xsleeper. But could you help me to understand why this happens?
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Thanks XSleeper. I keep it off today since I...

Thanks XSleeper. I keep it off today since I don't want to worry about it while at work. I will turn it back on tonight to see if the leak is still there.
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toilet water shut off valve question

I have stayed in this house for two years, and never touched this shut off valve. This morning, I planned to replace the seal of my Kohler toilet canister. So the first time I shut off this valve. It...
01-03-18, 07:46 AM
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Posted By shiyang100

This is the toilet on the first floor about 10 ft...

This is the toilet on the first floor about 10 ft away. Yes, it is noticed recently.
01-03-18, 06:53 AM
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But why do other fixtures not have this problem...

But why do other fixtures not have this problem if the vent is blocked? Any suggestion to identify the root cause? Thanks.
01-03-18, 04:08 AM
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Toilet water level lower when sewage ejection pump is on

Noticed recently every time when sewage ejector pump in the basement is on, the water level of 1st fl toilet goes down. What could be the reason. I have some concerns about vent blockage, but other...
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I tested with food dye. Nothing in the bowl...

I tested with food dye. Nothing in the bowl overnight.

My problem is once in a while after flushing, the toilet keeps running, until I jiggle the handle a couple of times. it doesn't happen every...
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This is how my toilet looks like. When it is...

This is how my toilet looks like. When it is running, the tank is not filling. Don't think it is due to twisted chain either since the chain seems to be tight.
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yes, i was able to stop it by jiggling the handle

yes, i was able to stop it by jiggling the handle
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Posted By shiyang100

Intermittent running toilet

I have a Kohler toilet. Occasionally it will keep running after the flush. Did food dye test, nothing in the bowl. Where to start the next step of diagnosis? it has typical Kohler canister type of...
11-23-17, 07:17 AM
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I thought it is normal to have condensation from...

I thought it is normal to have condensation from high efficiency furnace.
11-23-17, 05:25 AM
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Posted By shiyang100

Dripping sound in the drain pipe when gas furnace is on

I have a high efficiency gas furnace in the attic of 2 story house. The condensation is connected to the basement sewer ejection pump. Every time when the furnace is running, I can hear consistent...
11-06-17, 07:39 AM
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Posted By shiyang100

this unit is on the attic to heat the second...

this unit is on the attic to heat the second floor. Since it is high efficiency one, it has sealed combustion. I have a few CO detector on second floor. Seems to be fine

I use Acurite digital...
11-05-17, 07:36 PM
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Forced air gas heater vs relative humidity

I have a high efficiency Goodman forced air gas furnace. Just turned it on a few times last week. First week this season. What I noticed every time after heat ran, the RH increased inside the house...
10-30-17, 09:13 PM
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Posted By shiyang100

Will do. But I am puzzled why water hammer...

Will do. But I am puzzled why water hammer triggered toilet auto filling.
10-30-17, 08:25 PM
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Posted By shiyang100

Strange water hammer

I bought a new Electrolux washer. Now, every time when finishing filling the water, there would be a loud bang. Did some research found out this is quite normal with newer washing machine.

I...
09-25-17, 07:47 PM
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Posted By shiyang100

No. I did pay close attention to it. No overflow....

No. I did pay close attention to it. No overflow.

I thought the leak is not from the shower since I took the shower and no leak detected. That's why I feel puzzled after seeing leak after my son...
09-25-17, 07:39 PM
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Posted By shiyang100

It is fiberglass floor pan.

It is fiberglass floor pan.
09-25-17, 07:23 PM
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Posted By shiyang100

Shower leak question

I accidentally noticed the wall paint bubbling in the finish basement. There is a shower stall right above it. So I stopped using the shower stall for a few days. Using the moisture meter to make...
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Posted By shiyang100

Checked Title V and septic plan, there is pipe...

Checked Title V and septic plan, there is pipe under the walkway, not the tank. The inlet of tank is 19 ft away from the house, and I measured, it is where under the garden bed.
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I guess if that is the case, I should see the...

I guess if that is the case, I should see the slow drain in the house. I didn't see it.
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Posted By shiyang100

about 2 years ago. We cleaned the filter last...

about 2 years ago. We cleaned the filter last spring. The technician checked the tank. Everything was fine. It is 1500 G tank with 4 people.
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Posted By shiyang100

Based on septic plan, the melted area is directly...

Based on septic plan, the melted area is directly above 4" sewage pipe. The tank is on the left side of the pic under the garden bed.

I understand your concern. But it is such a regular shape...
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