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    Help flushing air out

    Hello everyone. After watching numerous videos and reading online, I'm still a bit stumped as to what to do to get air out of my boilers water pipes. What makes it confusing to me is that no two systems are the same, so I'm having problems locating the correct procedure to flush out the air. It...
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    Basement rim joist / sil plate water - windows? patio?

    Two story colonial (built 2007; patio put in around 2009); when it rains fairly hard, I see a few small trails of water running down the basement wall from under the rim joist, above the sill plate (assuming I have my terminology correct here). I can tell (from the discoloration on the wood in...
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    Water backing up into house from wellhead - electrical conduit

    We had a house rebuilt last year. New water and electrical lines to the well head. Over the winter we started to see water seeping into the basement around those pipes. Just yesterday we determined that the high water table in the area was causing water to come up the well sleeve (not sure...
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    Waterproofing Suggestions

    Hey Guys, I'm having water leaking issues in my basement, specifically in one corner, but a couple other spots are worrisome as well. I'm wondering what you guys suggest; excavating and sealing the foundation wall down to the footer on the exterior or putting in a drain tile system. The side...
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    Water stains around tiny holes on ceilings smoke detectors

    I am looking at a 2 storey house and notice the popcorn ceiling smoke detectors (4 out of 5) have tiny holes drilled around them and there is stain markings around the tiny holes. Main floor has one smoke detector and it has this stain. 3 out of 4 smoke detectors upstairs have such stains. What...