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Forum: Water Heaters
10-19-20, 04:24 PM
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Posted By molson5

good to know the criss-cross of lines on top of...

good to know the criss-cross of lines on top of the tank is kosher. thanks for the replies!
Forum: Water Heaters
10-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By molson5

house plumbing opposite of hot water heater connections

my 40-gal gas water heater has a criss-cross of copper pipe on top. the cold water supply from the house plumbing comes down from the ceiling on the left but does connect to the tank's cold water...
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By molson5

old bulb is 83 watts and the inside now rattles...

old bulb is 83 watts and the inside now rattles near its socket base. replacement bulb is 80 watts. nothing huge in terms of wattage.

in reference to joed's reply, there is a old round-ish...
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By molson5

replacing recessed spotlight over kitchen sink

have had a 1750-lumen spotlight over the kitchen sink for years. controlled by toggle switch hear the sink.

one day when switch was turned on, the spotlight was on briefly then flickered...
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By molson5

never thought about using lathe to push the...

never thought about using lathe to push the baseboards out! That's why you're the professional and I'm the amateur. :o

I'll try latex caulk and let you know how it turns out. Thanks for your...
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By molson5

gap underneath hallway baseboards

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I recently replaced thin wood sheet paneling in my upstairs hallway with vertical tongue-and-groove 4" panels. The 1/4" thickness of the new panels plus the unevenness of the plaster walls...
10-30-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,333
Posted By molson5

back part of the house was an addition to the...

back part of the house was an addition to the original house so it sits on top of the section of ground that is behind this weeping basement wall. I guess I'm hearing that no amount of hydraulic...
10-29-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,333
Posted By molson5

how to stop water seepage in old concrete basement wall

old farmhouse with basement. one of the concrete walls seeps water slowly (as in drips) in a number of places along the 30' - 40' length when it rains. other part of the house is on top of the...
07-07-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By molson5

:gmorning::coffee: ray2047, you were right...

:gmorning::coffee:

ray2047, you were right about the digital multimeter being influenced by induced voltage. watched numbers go up and down even before using the probes!

got readings of...
07-05-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By molson5

none of the DIY books or online info sources...

none of the DIY books or online info sources mention that the voltage detectors shouldn't be used as a first-line diagnostic tool. beginning to realize that sometimes the orange big box store sells...
07-05-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By molson5

I had replaced #1 receptacle a year ago because...

I had replaced #1 receptacle a year ago because of cracked plastic. Those connections should be okay since it's the only one working on the circuit. Never had to do anything with #2. I'll check...
07-05-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By molson5

troubleshooting electrical circuit containing 4 separate receptacles

:wall:
:gmorning:

a 20-amp circuit containing four (4) separate receptacles starting giving me problems for the first time. Receptacles #1 and #2 don't have anything permanently plugged into...
Replies: 4
Views: 36,454
Posted By molson5

thanks for the replies! notched 2x4's it is. ...

thanks for the replies! notched 2x4's it is. I'm definitely all for safety. better to have a plan than to be figuring it out while working on it
pardon my lack of knowledge but what are...
Replies: 4
Views: 36,454
Posted By molson5

proper way of bracing front porch roof to replace corner post?

In my old farmhouse, one corner of the front porch has sagged about 2" over the years. enough to put the storm windows on the end out of square and begin to tear the porch away from the house. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,629
Posted By molson5

Thanks for the straightforward answers! :) I'm...

Thanks for the straightforward answers! :) I'm planning on tackling this rebuild next weekend> I'll let you know how things turn out.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,629
Posted By molson5

never worked with cement board (like Hardibacker)...

never worked with cement board (like Hardibacker) before. just finished reading about its installation, etc, esp for walls. I understand that using Hardibacker board for floors and countertops...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,629
Posted By molson5

correct way to fix water problem with 3-piece tub surround

A contractor installed a new bathtub and 3-pice tub surround about 5 yrs ago. used greenboard on the wall but never installed any moisture barrier (enamel paint or anything that'd prevent water from...
Replies: 10
Views: 11,650
Posted By molson5

it worked! (sort of)

:gmorning:
finally got back to my moulding project.

divided what I needed to cut into three sections and two angles. 1st section was the level baseboard. 2nd section was the transition piece,...
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Views: 11,650
Posted By molson5

Life is good using the Craftsman 10" compound...

Life is good using the Craftsman 10" compound miter saw my dad gave me...or at least I thought so until this project! I used a bevel square and a protractor to measure the angles. the baseboard...
Replies: 10
Views: 11,650
Posted By molson5

need to find compound miter angles for unique stairway moulding

I'm working with some older moulding that came with the house. don't know the exact terms to describe it but here goes. The moulding sits on top of the stairway baseboards along the entire length...
Replies: 3
Views: 7,621
Posted By molson5

good call! the strainer assembly had dropped...

good call! the strainer assembly had dropped down enough to provide a gap between the sink bottom and the locknut; cut the locknut at an angle using a pocket hacksaw blade and handle; new drain,...
Replies: 3
Views: 7,621
Posted By molson5

sink drain rotating in hole; stuck locknut

what started as a simple kitchen sink trap replacement morphed into replacing the sink drain itself! discovered that prior owners stripped bottom threads on drain so they puttied the connecting...
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