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10-24-15, 02:45 PM
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Posted By spikedog4

OH RhainyC, I often think of you as well (as...

OH RhainyC,
I often think of you as well (as you always seem to really understand Deacon & his issues) It's why I wanted to check in about his passing. I am truly sorry for your loss as well- it's...
10-24-15, 02:16 PM
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Posted By spikedog4

Hi Furd, what a beautiful cat!! I'm more of a...

Hi Furd,
what a beautiful cat!! I'm more of a dog person but have had some nice but brief cat relationships over the years with some pretty "cool cats"- usually the outdoor types. It's nice they...
10-24-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By spikedog4

Thanks- if the seed's going to sit dormant now,...

Thanks- if the seed's going to sit dormant now, I'm worried the Landscapers will end up just blowing the seeds away or raking them up when they do he Fall Clean up next month. Grr. Would just waiting...
10-17-15, 01:43 AM
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Views: 5,007
Posted By spikedog4

Overdue Update on GERMAN SHEPHERD TROUBLE (Deacon)

HI Folks,
It's been several years since I've been written about Deacon with all his fear aggression issues (it's an interesting thread if you go back to read it- you'll learn a lot about dog...
10-17-15, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By spikedog4

Seeding/fertilizing lawn in Boston, Ma. right now?

Hi Folks,
The Landscapers didn't do such a good job- so they never put down the new Fall Grass seed this season OR last year at all. Is it too late now? We haven't had a true 1st frost quite yet but...
06-21-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,542
Posted By spikedog4

yikes

well- now it won't reset AT ALL- but that IS what happened... I just don't know why no new fixtures (except replaced detector) and thanks for the info re: the detector (that was what was THERE from...
06-21-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,542
Posted By spikedog4

Circuit Breaker won't reset after smoke detector replaced?

Hi,
I was on recently for my burst hot water heater (not a good week!) Well- that caused my hallway smoke detector to go off... which somehow tripped the breaker for my bedroom. The repairman was...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-13-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By spikedog4

Mike, I "sorta" do- because of the mixing valve...

Mike, I "sorta" do- because of the mixing valve you mentioned- I guess I just don't know how it's getting in there (maybe that OTHER pipe without a turn off valve on it?) Well at least that makes...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-13-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By spikedog4

51929 Here's a pic (very dirty- sorry) but...

51929

Here's a pic (very dirty- sorry) but there doesn't seem to be anything electric for the vent on top- just ?passive? yet humming and some air movement. I still hear periodic trickling but...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-13-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By spikedog4

Burst Water Heater> Help! (question about pipes)

Well, I was playing the odds with my 10yo Rheem 30gal GAS water heater which had some corrosion/rust at one of the joints or anode and it's been making "noises" for >1yr. I told my plumber- he...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By spikedog4

sorry- may not be called effluent water but...

sorry- may not be called effluent water but "ground water" rising up from the foundation... (?) It's frothy like...
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Views: 1,194
Posted By spikedog4

Sump Pump options

Thank you for the advice- especially with regard to having the pit dug out. But not sure I got exactly the answer I needed about an "automatic" type of temporary pump to use before I get this done...
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Views: 1,194
Posted By spikedog4

Confused re: typesof Sump Pumps "for now"- Pls Help!

Hi,
had 1st awful "flood" after bad rains 2wks ago- up over furnace in crawlspace- I think came in from a drain pipe down there... Will now need to have a sump pump & basin installed. IN THE...
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By spikedog4

Well thank you all for your very detailed...

Well thank you all for your very detailed information and help! In the meantime my OWN basement had a major flood- (these guys were @my mother's house I thought safely in her basement- but will use...
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By spikedog4

Mold/Mildew on Xmas Misfit toys- HELP!

Hi,
Any advice for cleaning my "seasonal" stuffed critters? They have some visible black mold/mildew on them (mostly on the cardboard tags) but clearly should be tossed if were to be used by...
09-02-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By spikedog4

HI, just checking in if adding the shower pic...

HI,
just checking in if adding the shower pic back was any help- still having the temperature problems...
and can't be certain without a thermometer- but the outside hose doesn't feel super cold...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,788
Posted By spikedog4

I have similar problems (with different hangers)...

I have similar problems (with different hangers) not sure either piece of advice is going to help him though... He'd have to change his roof line or something? How would he extend the drip cap if...
08-29-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By spikedog4

shower pic

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thanks for straightening out the other ones... HOpe these are helpful. Problem still exists- weather is cooler so not from air temps. (tried to delete above duplicate pic- no luck)
08-24-14, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By spikedog4

Pics re: why Cold water not always Cold in kitchen/bathroom?

HI,
ok here are the pics requested of the hot water heater (it's a mess) says 2005 on it, and shower... (SORRY THEY'RE SIDEWAYS)
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08-24-14, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By spikedog4

HI- maybe I sounded confusing- I meant don't...

HI- maybe I sounded confusing- I meant don't think it's a specific mixing valve (eg the kitchen faucet) as it's affecting the other fixtures too... so I see your point. I'll try to post water...
08-19-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By spikedog4

HI sorry for delay- dog got SICK- he's kind of...

HI
sorry for delay- dog got SICK- he's kind of OK now but thought he had "bloat"... Anyway- all good ideas- I did run the water for LONG time and no change in temp (possibly got warmer) Then as...
08-08-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By spikedog4

Cold water is not always COLD in kitchen and bathroom- what's wrong?

Hi,
I'm in Boston- I have free standing house with city water, not well water. I'm having a Cold water temp issue. Same problem exists in shower, kitchen and bathroom faucets. It is NOT always...
11-30-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By spikedog4

HI, can I just ask Lgb0250 why you're putting...

HI,
can I just ask Lgb0250 why you're putting up rigid foam on the walls? I presume that you have a cement foundation- is it weeping moisture or was this advised to "seal" the space somehow? (won't...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By spikedog4

moldy crawlspace air

Thank you! I will double check but 99% sure it has concrete floor not dirt. It is not overtly WET but has moisture/dampness to the air down there- (feels cold which i was told is also an indicator of...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By spikedog4

Crawlspace venting "moldy" air into home- MAJOR conflicting info- HELP!

Hi Folks,
In need serious HELP as live in MA where crawlspaces aren't common so contractors aren't as experienced. I've had a few conflicting opinions from prof's (one who had nothing to gain- he...
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