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09-07-20, 07:54 AM
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Posted By stovepipe

That was my first thought due to the constant...

That was my first thought due to the constant moist environment. But I haven't seen a single silver fish in the bathroom. I plan on fixing the tiles this week.

Update, I did see 2 huge ones...
08-31-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By stovepipe

I'll try that! Didn't think to use multiple...

I'll try that! Didn't think to use multiple kinds of traps. That makes sense as the holes on these are so small I told myself the big ones couldn't fit. For me to not see a big one in over a week...
08-26-20, 06:46 AM
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Views: 541
Posted By stovepipe

Those card board silverfish traps I bought seem...

Those card board silverfish traps I bought seem to be working. I placed some around my room where I could as space is limited. Since putting them I went a week without seeing a fish. Then 2...
08-26-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By stovepipe

Thanks for all the replies people! I have a lot...

Thanks for all the replies people! I have a lot of real estate friends. I'll ask next time I see them. In our area as I mentioned a basements sqft isn't added unless there is a walkout. The...
07-22-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By stovepipe

Thank you all for the comments! I do have access...

Thank you all for the comments! I do have access to the attic which is right next to my room. At first I thought they were coming from the attic through the recessed lights in my room. I good...
07-15-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By stovepipe

Thank you for all for taking the time to reply! ...

Thank you for all for taking the time to reply! Some very good information. Dane, you make valid points here that got me thinking. Being the bathroom is done that cant inspect the areas that they...
07-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By stovepipe

Bathroom Building Permit for existing remodel?

Not sure if this is the correct sub forum. My parents built a full bathroom in their basement decades ago but never got a permit. Is it possible to get a permit for an existing remodel? Being they...
07-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By stovepipe

Silver Fish Problem

Im experiencing a silver fish problem in our home. I'm mainly having the issue in my bedroom. Some days I'll see 2or 3 a few times a week for months now. Usually they are on the ceiling or my bed...
12-23-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By stovepipe

I've been under the weather. Spoke with Hardie...

I've been under the weather. Spoke with Hardie about the wrap. They told me Tyvek is fine as their brand wrap isn't in a lot of supply houses. Did a walk thru the other day inspecting all the...
12-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By stovepipe

Keeps saying I exceeded my photo limits and...

Keeps saying I exceeded my photo limits and getting invalid when using external links to upload. I can't even posts the links in my post. I was in the skilled trade industry so I do know a little...
12-11-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By stovepipe

Thank you all so much for your input! I know it's...

Thank you all so much for your input! I know it's difficult to see certain things without being here. That makes sense to cover the step flashing with color matched counter flashing. At this point I...
12-11-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By stovepipe

Siding Install Questions

I was wondering if it's common practice to replace roof flashing when doing a new siding install? Reason I ask is the step flashing that is on there is a bunch of small pieces rather than 1 or 2...
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Views: 820
Posted By stovepipe

Thank you for your valuable recommendations...

Thank you for your valuable recommendations Pedro. It rarely gets used. Mainly smoking meat once and a while or doing random handyman stuff on it. But it never gets used for what it's intended for....
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Views: 820
Posted By stovepipe

Would you remove this deck?

I've been pondering for years on whether to replace the old wood on the deck with composite or tear it out completely. The concrete stairs to the door are still there from what I can see as the built...
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By stovepipe

Sump pump running every 5mins

We had a new pump, check valve,all new discharge pipe and a broken section of discharge pipe outside the home replaced months ago. Im concerned and annoyed due to the pump running what seems like...
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By stovepipe

Trust me I do not want to tie into the old 15+...

Trust me I do not want to tie into the old 15+ year pex line, but at this point I don't have another option. The dishwasher is tiled in and there is no way to remove it without either destroying the...
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By stovepipe

Splicing Icemaker Line?

My parents almost 20 year old fridge water & ice maker stopped working many years ago. Out of anger and frustration at the time I cut the ice maker line. I had plans to install a new one down the...
01-31-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By stovepipe

The after as requested. He ended up installing a...

The after as requested. He ended up installing a bigger diameter than was previously installed.
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By stovepipe

That makes sense. I figured using a larger...

That makes sense. I figured using a larger fixture would be my only solution at this point. I'm going to hold off now as I plan on remodeling that room later this year. I can't thank you all...
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By stovepipe

I always turn off power before doing any...

I always turn off power before doing any electrical and also test the wires with a meter just to be sure. Even though I know thank you for the reminder and explaining why. I've never replaced a...
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By stovepipe

Replacing box with LED recessed fixture on a 3 way switch

I purchased some slim LED recessed lights to replace some old out dated fixtures. My issue is the box for the new lights only have 2 knockouts but the fixture has 3 separate leads due to it being a...
01-25-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By stovepipe

Well to my surprise, contacting the company did...

Well to my surprise, contacting the company did some good. They came out and replaced all the pvc on both sides at no charge. The new owner of the company was very humble and wanted to make it...
12-31-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By stovepipe

You guys are awesome. Thank you all for your...

You guys are awesome. Thank you all for your help! Going to attempt this in a few weeks. Easy for most but this will be the most challenging pvc repair I've done.
12-28-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By stovepipe

Thank you for the response. Makes sense the way...

Thank you for the response. Makes sense the way you explained it. Not the same but when I was installing a new vent fan in the bathroom the other day I read so many posts saying never to use a...
12-21-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By stovepipe

I cant believe they screwed it up either, then...

I cant believe they screwed it up either, then screwed it up again. So if there should not be a reducer in the exhaust gong horizontally. Am I correct in saying the right pipe should be remade the...
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