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Repairing chimney mortar

Just had a bricklayer looking at a similar problem on my chimney a few minutes ago. He pulled out a loose brick and showed me the deterioration behind it where the mortar was damp and had the...
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Maintaining toilet not being used.

My house has 3 bathrooms. One isn't used at all. Should I flush the toilet periodically, say, every 2 weeks, to keep it functional, or is that unnecessary?
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Weatherstrip to fit top and sides of garage door...

I'd like to install weatherstripping to the top and sides of my brown wood 7' x 16' garage door. The problem is that the jambs have casing/trim along the edges of the jambs close to the door where...
09-14-18, 04:33 PM
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Sub-floor on slab below toilet

Sheet vinyl on a bathroom subfloor below grade is buckling and I assume it's from a leak beneath the toilet. The subfloor is made of 1/2" plywood over a grid of 1" high sleepers with foam panels...
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I'll probably have to go with the corrugated due...

I'll probably have to go with the corrugated due to simplicity, but is perforated or solid better in my situation? I checked again and it's perforated at the exit. The slope in both cases is fine. ...
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Underground drainage pipe issues

I'm dealing with 2 underground gutter downspout extensions. The first one is behind the house and is about 80' long, and I've been unable to unplug it. The downspout itself is fine, but I can't...
09-13-17, 10:18 AM
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I've read conflicting info. about using...

I've read conflicting info. about using loose-laid vinyl in a bathroom. One source says to install it around the toilet mount before replacing the toilet and another says no heavy fixture should be...
09-12-17, 10:47 AM
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One concern is that replacing the 1/2" plywood...

One concern is that replacing the 1/2" plywood subfloor with 5/8" sturd-i-floor + 1/4" underlayment would raise it 3/8" and create a step up to trip on in the doorway. I'd also like to know the best...
09-10-17, 04:13 PM
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I'm trying to anticipate what I might find. I...

I'm trying to anticipate what I might find. I don't know if the way the floor was constructed on the slab should be duplicated if replacement is needed. I'd also like to know about the best way to...
09-09-17, 02:55 PM
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What should I use to repair the subfloor on a slab?

My house is a tri-level. The 3rd level down is 30" below grade and on a concrete slab covered with 1x4 sleepers with solid foam panels between them and then a 1/2" plywood subfloor on top of them...
10-22-15, 07:02 AM
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The quality of the previous carpentry work is...

The quality of the previous carpentry work is fine. It's all about the lumpy floor, especially where the bottom step (and stringers) land. The stair unit is very heavy (oak) and a tight fit.
10-14-15, 12:49 PM
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Yes, Keith. Your understanding is correct. Is...

Yes, Keith. Your understanding is correct. Is the spray foam you suggested insulating gap filler? Interesting idea. Do you thing it would be better than mortar (possibly made from the...
10-12-15, 10:48 AM
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Sorry. I don't have the capability to post...

Sorry. I don't have the capability to post pictures. The work so far was done by the regional manager of the waterproofing company. He's located about 300 miles away and isn't well. He's unlikely...
10-11-15, 03:38 PM
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How do I level a stud that lays on a very irregular concrete floor?

The original 2x4 that rested on the floor was removed in one piece with approx. 7" of the vertical studs attached to it. (This was under a closed set of 6 stairs that was removed first.) One side of...
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Is there a bonding concern when using Quikrete self-leveling product over Xypex?

I need to reinstall a six-stair unit and self-hung door unit which lead into my basement. The area in question allowed water seepage and the stairs and door were removed to allow for treatment of...
08-18-14, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Fritzy

No sprayer hose, so that's one less thing to...

No sprayer hose, so that's one less thing to consider. I won't get around to doing this project right away, but I'll get back to you for answers if I need them and to report on how things went. I...
08-16-14, 08:53 AM
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I think being online at the same time is more...

I think being online at the same time is more than I can reasonably expect, especially since it might take me a long time to go through each step and I'll be under a cabinet with a center divider in...
08-15-14, 06:33 AM
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I found out that the connection to the water...

I found out that the connection to the water supply line on my old valve is called a sweat inlet. I haven't decided whether I'll change the valves, but I'll have new ones on hand in case I need to...
08-13-14, 10:29 AM
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Can I assume I'll be able to tell if the shut off...

Can I assume I'll be able to tell if the shut off valve is in the closed position before I turn the water back on?
08-13-14, 08:07 AM
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I don't have either of the valves pictured. On...

I don't have either of the valves pictured. On mine, the bottom of the valve doesn't have threads or a compression fitting. It's soldered directly onto the pipe.
08-12-14, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Fritzy

When the handle is raised, the old faucet leaks...

When the handle is raised, the old faucet leaks below it and at the base of the faucet above the escutcheon. I closed the shut off valves under the sink and there was no leaking when I raised the...
08-10-14, 09:42 AM
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The braided supply lines with compression...

The braided supply lines with compression fittings are attached to the new (Moen) faucet. They're 7 1/16" x 29" up to the bottom of the brass threaded part of the faucet which goes into the hole in...
08-09-14, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Fritzy

I'm not able to send a picture and I'm obviously...

I'm not able to send a picture and I'm obviously ignorant about plumbing, but I'll try to be clearer. A 5/8" copper water supply line comes up from the floor through the bottom of the cabinet. ...
08-08-14, 06:57 AM
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Removing old kitchen faucet and installing a new one...

Going up from the kitchen sink shutoff valve(s) toward the faucet is a 3/4" outside diameter hex nut and then 3/8" copper tubing to the faucet. The new faucet has compression fittings. How do I...
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Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer doesn't cool well since power surge 3 days ago

The freezer doesn't go below 20 degrees and the refrigerator is around 45 degrees. I've changed the settings for both to the coldest options and have been using blue ice in the refrigerator. (I...
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