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05-01-14, 11:26 AM
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Posted By umtallguy

can you reliably patch cracked concrete with...

can you reliably patch cracked concrete with vermiculite when some of it will be exposed to gound water?

grind out the cracks to soften the edges then fill and skim a bit?
04-30-14, 03:47 PM
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Posted By umtallguy

took a closer look when I got home. The base is...

took a closer look when I got home. The base is definitely regular concrete, not vermiculite, which probably makes that guys price better depending on the wording of the contract, but worries me as...
04-30-14, 10:21 AM
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Posted By umtallguy

Inground pool liner replacement.

Bought a foreclosed property with a 16x32 inground pool, with a failed liner, steel panel upper sides.

First guy to look at it was there 5 minutes, said sides need to be sanded, vermiculite bottom...
04-02-14, 08:01 AM
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Posted By umtallguy

I can run the washer vent right up to the ceiling...

I can run the washer vent right up to the ceiling that not a problem. Kitchen sink however is limited to about 1.5 feet before it would ahve to go horizontal under the counter. What is the horizontal...
04-01-14, 02:00 PM
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Posted By umtallguy

Yes, what I have pictuered in my head for the...

Yes, what I have pictuered in my head for the washer right now is something like this

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h323/adj1001/CA2.jpg...
04-01-14, 11:39 AM
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Posted By umtallguy

I can vent it, this is mechancial room behind the...

I can vent it, this is mechancial room behind the wall to the right

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h323/adj1001/CAM00460.jpg...
03-31-14, 08:28 PM
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Posted By umtallguy

is there any real reason for not having each line...

is there any real reason for not having each line separate?

I suppose I may be able to lose a couple inches in the connectors, and place a P trap in a similar location to the drum trap, but run...
03-31-14, 08:11 PM
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Posted By umtallguy

yes I would have to parallel the vent up to the...

yes I would have to parallel the vent up to the attic and join the main stack above the upper floor bathroom, I already need to have one, as there is a washer line in the next room that does not even...
03-31-14, 01:03 PM
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Posted By umtallguy

How do I fix this kitchen sink plumbing - drum trap...

lower level of a split level house.

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h323/adj1001/CAM00458.jpg (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/adj1001/media/CAM00458.jpg.html)
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03-27-14, 11:08 AM
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Posted By umtallguy

install a built in bench in front of your...

install a built in bench in front of your windows. or a step?
03-27-14, 11:02 AM
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Posted By umtallguy

pex- well line suction?

Does pex collapse under suction?

I may be moving a shallow well jet pump in my basement to the other end and would perfer to do it without joints?

Can I use 3/4 pex connected to the exterior...
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Posted By umtallguy

It is quiet possible the old foot valve is...

It is quiet possible the old foot valve is clogged, or the line frozen at the wellhead, which is why I disconnected it to run off a tub of water with a new foot valve as a trouble shooting method.
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Posted By umtallguy

hmm further question: The pump is currently...

hmm further question:

The pump is currently at the end of the house nearest the well but opposite all the plumbing in the house, and the mechanical area at the other end is a place I would much...
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Posted By umtallguy

In my second post I meant to type larger tank...

In my second post I meant to type larger tank rather then pump.

The well is a single 3/4 line to a 3' diameter well tile. with the water level a couple feet below pump level and about 40'...
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Posted By umtallguy

I figured that, but was not sure if I was missing...

I figured that, but was not sure if I was missing something, any recommendations on what to replace it with? I have been looking at pump reviews, and frankly a lot of them seem pretty bad.

also I...
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Views: 9,851
Posted By umtallguy

shallow well pump help.

I just bought a foreclosed property that was winterized.

I am having trouble with the water, there is a shallow well pump and 7 gallon tank in the lower level plumber to a shallow well tile.

It...
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