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02-04-21, 10:49 AM
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Posted By jogordo

Thanks all. I've used some drywall compound...

Thanks all. I've used some drywall compound before paint as an experiment. I can get it close, but it still rounds over a bit when sanded and the "sharpness" of the edge is lost. I might try a...
02-03-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By jogordo

Restore profile of casing before paint

All,

Not sure if this is a trim or paint item...

The casing around my doorways and windows (about 12 years old) is very crisp, except where the kids have banged it up swinging toys or carrying...
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By jogordo

Thanks zoesdad. What you mention is the most...

Thanks zoesdad. What you mention is the most logical possibility. I guess I was just taken back today by the fact that the noise (which has persisted for multiple years) has almost stopped now that...
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Views: 423
Posted By jogordo

Yes, pop, snap, loud click, bang, hard to...

Yes, pop, snap, loud click, bang, hard to describe. Definitely not electrical in nature.

I wonder if, in some way, the pressure setting being off was doing something to hold the relay/contact on...
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Views: 423
Posted By jogordo

Update: Checked water pressure gauge at...

Update:

Checked water pressure gauge at cut-in and cut-off. Seemed to be about 39 psi and 59 psi (hard to see exactly as the needle jumps a bit when pump comes on/off).

Bladder tank was set at...
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Views: 423
Posted By jogordo

Resurrecting this for some more feedback... ...

Resurrecting this for some more feedback...

I have been noticing a delay that I believe is related to this original post, which has me concerned.

Some times when turning on water, I will have a...
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Views: 423
Posted By jogordo

Thanks. I will leave "well" enough alone then....

Thanks. I will leave "well" enough alone then. The second one is quite loud, and intermittent, so I wasn't sure if it reflected a problem or issue. It will make you jump if you happen to be down in...
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By jogordo

Well system "pops" when pump comes on

All,

Twelve year old well system, submersible Goulds 3/4 hp pump, small(ish) bladder tank, 40-60 psi cut-in/out pressures.

System works well, but occasionally (I'd say 25% of the time), the...
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By jogordo

Shot of the inside of the wall panel. That panel...

Shot of the inside of the wall panel. That panel slips in to and is screwed in to the top plate and just snaps down in to the floor.

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Views: 655
Posted By jogordo

Kind of like this. If I took this cut out on...

Kind of like this. If I took this cut out on either side, I'd gain about 2" of opening for the mower deck. It wouldn't even be visible behind the closed door.

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Views: 655
Posted By jogordo

The door is actually pinned in to the top and...

The door is actually pinned in to the top and bottom pieces (as shown in the pic, this is effectively the hinge), so the inner frame piece is the wall behind the door. It doesn't support the door,...
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Views: 655
Posted By jogordo

Can't do it, this is just the steel deck width,...

Can't do it, this is just the steel deck width, with chute fully up.
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Views: 655
Posted By jogordo

I knew it when I bought the mower. I will keep...

I knew it when I bought the mower. I will keep it in the garage if needed, but I would like to get it back in to the shed. Nothing can be done with the mower, deck is 61" without any removable...
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By jogordo

Crazy idea: widen vinyl shed door

All,

I need literally another inch or so to be able to fit my 60" lawn mower in my Rubbermaid Big Max Ultra (7' x 10.5') vinyl shed. It's a great shed, and worked fantastic when I had a 54" riding...
06-18-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By jogordo

Wanted to report back... packed the area behind...

Wanted to report back... packed the area behind the 4x4 (between the stone wall) with aluminum foil along the entire height from the inside of the shed. Seems fairly well sealed, and so far, no more...
06-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By jogordo

Maybe I'm searching wrong, never able to find it....

Maybe I'm searching wrong, never able to find it. I am also considering trying aluminum foil as a suggestion I read about here. I imagine it can be stuffed pretty tightly to pack the gaps.
06-03-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By jogordo

Coarse stainless steel wool

All,

I have an outdoor shed built under a deck and along the stone exterior foundation wall of my house. Mice like to nest within the shed because of the protection from the elements.

I've been...
03-17-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

Figured I'd post pictures of the finished...

Figured I'd post pictures of the finished product.

Most PVC fittings from Lowes and local hardware store. Brass fittings from Lowes. Flex connectors are "Eastman" brand from Amazon (24" upper,...
03-17-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

Thanks for posting the link. I had seen the...

Thanks for posting the link. I had seen the CPVC-to-stainless and CPVC-to-brass threaded adapters at the big box stores, but like you said, nothing for PVC to metal. I think the brass adapters on...
03-16-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

That's where I had originally gotten the idea to...

That's where I had originally gotten the idea to use the stainless flex connectors (I was not the customer mentioned, just came across the page).
03-16-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

Thanks. The flex was so easy to do - one brass...

Thanks. The flex was so easy to do - one brass coupling on the sterilizer, one plastic coupling on the end of the pipe, and the flex between the two. This weekend I plan to re-do the PVC coming...
03-16-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

I believe there was some sealant and/or tape on...

I believe there was some sealant and/or tape on the threads. Though I pulled a similar fitting, with similar sealant/tape from one of the plastic filter housings, and it was pristine. So I think...
03-15-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

As a follow up, let me share some pictures taken...

As a follow up, let me share some pictures taken as I'm working on this job today. I don't know if this is a function of the UV lamp deteriorating the PVC fitting, or that the PVC fitting was...
03-11-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jogordo

DIY - first time for a couple of potable PVC/CPVC repairs

All,

I've got a fair amount of DIY experience with copper and DWV PVC but have never dealt with potable PVC and CPVC. My 10-year-old home has PVC around the well and it transitions to CPVC for...
01-27-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,730
Posted By jogordo

I checked the water coming from the drain today -...

I checked the water coming from the drain today - it is SOFT.

The repair manual suggests that HARD water in the drain would be a problem with one of the unit drain valves. If soft, it suggests...
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