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01-23-21, 07:12 AM
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Posted By PAbugman

As long as they are accepting the bait, keep...

As long as they are accepting the bait, keep plenty out there and let them behave like business as usual. There are better baits more designed for carpenter ants though. Advance and Max-Force make...
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By janebench

done!

I went with the drill hole option and it worked great! Thank you for taking the time to offer options. left empty room at the top for bubbles to escape. Just used distilled water which I put in...
01-18-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By PJmax

If the mortar is in good condition and the bricks...

If the mortar is in good condition and the bricks show no signs of cracking..... the choice is 50-50. I've installed in both with equally good results. Many times you can't line up with only the...
11-12-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By PJmax

I've never had/seen that problem before. That...

I've never had/seen that problem before. That poly pipe is rated for at least 100psi.
Are these punctures.... like from sharp rocks ?
How old is the system/pipe ?
11-12-20, 10:59 AM
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Views: 222
Posted By Zorfdt

I see no reason to not run it along the existing...

I see no reason to not run it along the existing joists. No need to add additional wood/work.

For clamps, I still use the 2-hole copper straps. Since you're drywalling though, you may want to...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-01-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Marq1

That's the inlet/cold water line so no difference...

That's the inlet/cold water line so no difference than any where else in the house.

Hose bib, most likely it's 3/4".

I would install a tee with a ball valve coming off!
09-09-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Zorfdt

There's no rule saying you have to sand drywall...

There's no rule saying you have to sand drywall compound. If you put it on thinly, with maybe a couple coats, you might not have to sand. It'll never be perfect, but maybe good enough.
You can...
09-01-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By marksr

Welcome to the forums Chris! The ones I've...

Welcome to the forums Chris!
The ones I've painted either used a miter cut or butt joint and then I'd caulk the gap. The only time I ever recall seeing flashing was with the old masonite siding.
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By XSleeper

I'd recommend you clean it up and set the toilet...

I'd recommend you clean it up and set the toilet on it. If it sits firmly on the floor with no rocking, it's fine. Your wax seal takes up any irregularities. It's not off enough to matter one bit. ...
08-20-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By XSleeper

Get a piece of laminate or FRP and glue it on top...

Get a piece of laminate or FRP and glue it on top of the particle board with some contact cement. Contact cement is applied to both surfaces, and after it gets tacky, you lay it carefully into the...
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By XSleeper

I think there may be more problems there than you...

I think there may be more problems there than you know. The siding should not be behind the ledger. There should be a z flashing behind the siding, over the ledger. And hopefully it is not bolted...
08-13-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Zorfdt

The 3" pipe is the drain for the 2nd floor...

The 3" pipe is the drain for the 2nd floor toilet. The 2" is the drain for the 1st fl sink (obviously) and a vent for the whole 1st floor bath.

The 2" pipe can move around without too much...
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By marksr

That is not a good place for a deck! You need to...

That is not a good place for a deck! You need to have air circulation under the deck so it doesn't stay moist. You'd be better off with a concrete patio ..... or even pavers.
07-30-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By zoesdad

q - I think the strange part may be a vacuum...

q -

I think the strange part may be a vacuum breaker (see this thread: https://www.doityourself.com/forum/plumbing-piping/511527-how-do-i-remove-vacuum-breaker.html)...
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By XSleeper

My only idea would be to somehow connect the...

My only idea would be to somehow connect the front and back posts with stainless steel cable crossbracing.

if this could be done as low as possible, behind the existing railing, it wouldnt be as...
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By XSleeper

I bet a good custom welder could remove the old...

I bet a good custom welder could remove the old damper and make you a new one that is slightly smaller... (to fit a new insert)... he could also make a new insert to go up the flue... picture it...
07-04-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By XSleeper

No, what you would want is called a forstner bit....

No, what you would want is called a forstner bit. It will make a clean, flat bottomed hole partway through the wood. A hole saw would cut the perimeter of the hole but you would need to chisel out...
07-02-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By manden

Is that your hose on on side and your garage on...

Is that your hose on on side and your garage on the other?

If yes then you could go with the square pipe.
Not sure how solid your current pipe is anchored ant the bottom but you could brace it...
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By AllanJ

Let a little air out of (decrease the preset...

Let a little air out of (decrease the preset pressure of) the pressure tank.

Gauges and switches might not be that accurate. The hesitation occurs if the tank bladder bottoms out before the...
06-24-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By lambition

You must use 14/2 (if 15A circuit) to the LED...

You must use 14/2 (if 15A circuit) to the LED lights.
If you are using low voltage lights, then you can run 14/2 to transformer. After transformer, you can use any size wire that can handle the load...
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Grady

Like every coin, there are two sides to this one....

Like every coin, there are two sides to this one. You will save some money on gas but often the little bit of heat from the pilot helps to minimize rust on the flueways of the boiler. This is...
06-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By XSleeper

If your foundation is settling you have problems....

If your foundation is settling you have problems. No you don't need to wait.

For 9 ft walls, you use 54" wide sheets of drywall, also known as "stretchboard".

it doesnt matter how long you...
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By XSleeper

There is a difference between something that is...

There is a difference between something that is rotten and something that is stained by water and mold. If the bottom layer of 3/4 plywood is still firm and level there is no need to replace it. If...
06-16-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By marksr

The woodpecker is only attacking the tree because...

The woodpecker is only attacking the tree because there are insects in it. If you could somehow remove the insects the woodpecker would go elsewhere.
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