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06-10-18, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Dimme

Is Behr paint any good for Stucco

I live in Northern California about 3 miles from the ocean, so we get a lot of fog and moist air. It's time to paint my stucco home again. In the past I have used Kelly Moore Acry-Shield Exterior...
11-11-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By Dimme

Thanks for the advice. I live in Northern...

Thanks for the advice. I live in Northern California, No snow but we get rain this time of year. My outlet in the garage where I plug in the lights is not a GFCI outlet. Can I just replace the...
11-11-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By Dimme

WaterProofing Christmas light transformers

So I'm getting everything ready for putting up my Christmas lights. At the end of the year sales last year I picked up a few of those laser light projectors. I see they have a transformer plug. Like...
08-02-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Dimme

Thanks for the advice, I went with a more robust...

Thanks for the advice, I went with a more robust filter housing.
07-31-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Dimme

Pressure reduction at faucet

I am installing a under the counter water filter and I need the water pressure to be 60 PSI. My water pressure is about 80 to 85 last time I checked. What type of pressure reduction valve can I use...
03-09-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Dimme

Waterproofing Stucco

I have a stucco house built in 1952, I live in the SF Bay area about 3 miles from the coast. The summers are usually cool and foggy. I recently discovered damage from a very old leak in the roof from...
02-16-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dimme

Thank You

You are right I opened up the wall and there is a copper pipe with a copper elbow and a short galvanized pipe connected to it. The galvanized pipe is on so tight I did not want to take the chance of...
02-16-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dimme

I know the pipe in the wall is copper. It almost...

I know the pipe in the wall is copper. It almost looks like there is 2 fittings attached to the copper pipe. Would the galvanized fitting be soldered to copper pipe?
02-15-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dimme

How is this fitting connected? Picts

I need to replace this fitting on my utility sink because the threads that connect to the faucet are corroded. I believe the fitting is galvanized the pipe in the wall is copper. I cannot tell if it...
11-29-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,485
Posted By Dimme

natural gas pipe strapping

I was cleaning up in the garage and noticed the 3/4 natural gas pipe that runs from the back to the front of the garage(about 18 feet) is only strapped to the wall in the at the ends. I put a strap...
08-15-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Dimme

Can you recommend a good ballcock valve?

Can you recommend a good ballcock valve?
08-14-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Dimme

I have the same problem. I tried one of those...

I have the same problem. I tried one of those water hammer arrestors that you install at the toilet and it helped a little but did not fix the problem. I have a fluidmaster valve.
Forum: Water Heaters
07-30-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,874
Posted By Dimme

how hot does a flue get?

I was cleaning around my water heater and noticed that where the flue goes thought the roof ( about 3 feet from the heater) is right against electrical junction box. I touched the flue when the water...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,560
Posted By Dimme

small concrete pad

I have a area about 3 feet by 6 feet of dirt it is surrounded on 3 sides by concrete ( a small walkway a 4x6 pad and a patio the 4 side is dirt and will remain) I want to fill in the dirt with...
07-23-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By Dimme

Now that I think about it... The main water...

Now that I think about it...
The main water pipe into the house is 3/4. It is not the original pipe all my neighbors had their main replaced years ago. Ours was done well before we bought the house....
07-22-07, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By Dimme

No it's city water. One other odd thing. A few...

No it's city water. One other odd thing. A few weeks ago I turned off the main valve, opened all the faucets and let the whole house drain. I read this recharges air gap system. The noise was gone...
07-21-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By Dimme

Water hammer???

I have a small thumping noise coming from the flexible copper pipe the feeds cold water into my water heater. It happens when ever the toilet fills or a faucet is turned off quickly( hot or cold). I...
07-09-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By Dimme

Drain Line Question (Galvanized)

I have read that the service life of galvanized water supply lines are about 50 years. What about galvanized drain lines do they last longer because of the lack of pressure? Also I live in a slab on...
03-21-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Dimme

Toilet water supply question

I just had to replace the flush valve in my toilet. I Also replaced the flexible water line. Everything is back together and working but I was wondering about the flexible water line. The distance...
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Dimme

Insulation and glass doors

I just installed a new set of glass door and fireplace screen. They give you insulation to put in the channel of the frame. Is this safe or do I need to worry that a spark can set the insulation on...
Replies: 1
Views: 19,772
Posted By Dimme

How to figure drainpipe size?

I will be collecting water from 2 or 3 downspouts and sending it around the house to the street. I have enough slope but not sure what size drain pipe to use. I plan to use 3 corrugated pipe but...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,985
Posted By Dimme

Thanks Jack the Contractor but just to be clear...

Thanks Jack the Contractor but just to be clear the trench is right nent to the foundation. Do you think it is OK to have water that close to the foundation.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,985
Posted By Dimme

Downspout to French drain question

We have a house with about a 1500 Sq/ft roof. The house sits on gentle hill. On the uphill side the 3 downspouts empty into what looks like a French drain. At trench that goes around the house...
10-13-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,132
Posted By Dimme

My Experence

I had some asbestos heating ducts removed by the controctor that installed my heater. They put in out side in 4 large heavy duty garbage bags. I called a asbestos hauler he told me to call EPA and...
09-16-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By Dimme

Sewer Cam question

Can sewer cameras operators tell what type of sewer pipe in installed between the house and the street? I know when my house was originally built it had Orangeburg pipe between the house and the...
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