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1 1/2 years old 5 tons leaking yellow rusty water

Is that normal to have a new unit like this leak a lot of yellow rusty water that stain my concrete? I thought that carrier has plastic drip pans. the unit itself has loud noise when it starts, is that normal?

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Most likely yours has a scroll compressor which are notorious for being quite loud on start they will start for years, just a liitle noisy. Is the water from the pvc drain or from the base of the outdoor unit??

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I have a 2009 dodge journey sxt , I have the car rust proofed every year , I cannot figure out whre the rust stains are coming from in my driveway

Not actually rust. You have a leak in the radiator or one of the hoses, and the coolant system is full of rusty water.

Your rust treatment coats metal with wax to stop the metal rusting.

When you park your car put a sheet of cardboard for a large box underneath the part of the car where the rust stain is. Hold it down with 4 bricks or stones. Next day, look underneath and see where the spot is? Open the hood and see from above. I am pretty sure I am right.

Of course the other possibility is metal in your driveway concrete and the rust is coming outwards.

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I seem to have a leak at the rim of my water heater where the screws attach to the cover, can this be fixed or do I need to replace it?

Water heaters are sealed tanks. The only places where water would normally be able to leak would be:
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Leaking at the base is indicative of a rusted-out tank. But before you trash the old one, secure power and remove the side covers where the heating elements are installed to verify they are not leaking. If they are OK, the unit probably needs replacing. And even more likely if the unit is more than 10-12 years old. Don't delay on this as leaks from rusty tanks can blow out and cause serious water damage,

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My Hayward In Line Chlorinator has been great for 20years . I have replaced the cap about five years ago. It is leaking through the top & there is an awful lot of mineral build up inside the canister....

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Leaking rusty water

Ensure the black "duckbill" gasket is mounted on the bottom of the dirty water tank. This gasket is removeable, and resembles a duck bill.

When i purchased mine at Target, new - it was missing the gasket, causing loss of suction. Interestingly it worked for a week or 2 then started leaking. Now, with the gasket in place, it works like a charm.

Gasket is about 2 bucks available from Bissell.

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no problem get it repaired not expensive

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