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Question Water leaked into AC duct - need to replace?

So, I had a water leak in the kitchen upstairs, and of course the water made its way downstairs. ServiceMaster came in and ripped out flooring, drywall, insulation, etc. and dried the house with...
07-07-20, 08:34 PM
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I'm starting to think that's what happened. Since...

I'm starting to think that's what happened. Since I removed the hose, the pump sump has been draining completely. Maybe I need to put a clamp or something on the hose so it doesn't go in too far.
07-05-20, 03:08 PM
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Question Draining dehumidifier to AC condensate pump

So, I have a dehumidifier with a garden hose attachment. I have a condensate pump for my HVAC, and it has an open port. So, I attached the garden hose to my dehumidifier, elevated it, and ran the...
06-23-20, 06:28 AM
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It was two different houses. I don't remember the...

It was two different houses. I don't remember the brand in the first house, but in the case of the most recent one, the PRV was a Watts.
06-20-20, 03:20 PM
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Both cases can be traced back to a faulty PRV....

Both cases can be traced back to a faulty PRV. First house, the water heater burst. Second house, water leaked at the o-rings in the fridge water filter. In both cases it was likely the excess water...
06-20-20, 02:23 PM
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Question Water leak detection and shut-off device - worth it?

After having 2 houses damaged from water leaks, I was looking into internet-connected water detectors. But, while it's nice to be alerted of water leak, if you're out of town when it happens, you're...
07-28-19, 10:54 AM
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It's 100' of wire, already installed (stapled)...

It's 100' of wire, already installed (stapled) around the interior of my dock/boathouse. Pretty sure it will be much easier to just replace the missing section with a little bit of 18 gauge wire...
07-28-19, 06:58 AM
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They're actually 120 volt AC. The lights were off...

They're actually 120 volt AC. The lights were off when the squirrels did their thing, so they didn't get zapped. Wire is 18 Gauge SPT-1.
07-27-19, 10:59 PM
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Question Which wire splice/repair product?

I've got some decorative wire lights that were apparently chewed through by squirrels. What would be the best product to use to repair the wire?

Thanks!

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beelzebob, no, the gutters are not installed too...

beelzebob, no, the gutters are not installed too low.

XSleeper, yeah, I bet 6" gutters would help.
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Gutter challenge with odd roofline

My house has no portico over the front door, so when raining, water can come rushing down pretty heavily at the front door. This has, on occasion, led to water in the basement.

The previous owner...
12-11-17, 04:38 PM
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Question Bifold closet doors won't fully close

I've installed / adjusted dozens of bifold doors in my time, but these particular ones have got me stumped. Neither of the two bifold doors will fully close. No, this has nothing to do with the size...
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Thumbs up Oh, that sounds like a perfect solution!

Oh, that sounds like a perfect solution!
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OK, thanks. But what do you mean by "try to bring...

OK, thanks. But what do you mean by "try to bring everything in the bottom?"

[EDIT] OK, I see what you're saying. Have all the wires enter from the bottom holes. Gotcha.
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Question Outdoor speaker wire connection

I have speaker wires running from my receiver to an outdoor subwoofer, which has it's own crossover, when then connects to the outdoor speakers. The subwoofer just has wires to which I have to...
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Question Remove toe-actuated tub plunger

Years ago I installed one of those toe-actuated tub plungers in my bathtub. (You know, the kind you press once to close, press again to open.) Anyway, it's not working any more, so I want to remove...
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Height probably no more than 3 feet or so at the...

Height probably no more than 3 feet or so at the highest point.
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Question Dual-sided retaining wall blocks?

I need to build a retaining wall. It's mainly as edging between a grass area and a leafy area, but the lot is also on a slope, so it will be actually retaining some earth and preventing erosion. The...
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Yeah, but there are some reviews that say they...

Yeah, but there are some reviews that say they rotted within a year and they would not honor the warranty!

I think we're going to go with these: Best Plastic Lumber U.S. | Sustainable Lumber...
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Really? My contractor says pt 6x6s would only...

Really? My contractor says pt 6x6s would only last about 15 years at the most.



I don't plan on using it for this project, but I did put Deck Restore 10x on both my floating dock and my deck...
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Marq1, what kind of wood would you build the 4x6...

Marq1, what kind of wood would you build the 4x6 out of? Pressure treated pine? Something else? How long do you think they'd last being in contact with the ground?

chandler, yes, it's a Georgia...
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That would be a ton of stone. Actually, to be...

That would be a ton of stone. Actually, to be precise, I got a quote to do something similar and it was 4.2 tons of stone!
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Question Replace landscape steps

These steps were existing when I bought the property.

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They were built on a foundation of landscape timbers just sitting on the ground. As a result, they are rotting from the ground up....
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OK, thanks. I just used an electric pressure...

OK, thanks. I just used an electric pressure washer with a fan tip, so it wasn't super-high pressure.
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So I sprayed the sodium percarbonate / water...

So I sprayed the sodium percarbonate / water mixture with a pump sprayer, then rinsed with a pressure washer. When rinsing you can see the white cleaning mixture being washed away. But if I go back...
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