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07-29-07, 08:15 PM
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All the 100 year old houses in this area are...

All the 100 year old houses in this area are constructed in the same way with the waste pipe set in the brickwork of the wall. The wall has an inner brick and an outer brick layer. Removing the...
07-27-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By Gregory

Should breakers and panel be the same make

I recently had a problem with an existing Siemens panel. My electrician added a number of new circuits but used Cuttler Hammer breakers. CH and S breakers are very similar. Everything worked ok for...
07-19-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,021
Posted By Gregory

The toilet is on the second floor and tees into...

The toilet is on the second floor and tees into the 4" cast iron pipe in the wall. It exits the wall in the basement and today I chipped out part of ther wall to try and see where the leak starts....
07-18-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,021
Posted By Gregory

Cast iron waste piping set in wall

I have an old house with cast iron waste piping from the toilet set into the brick wall of the house. The pipe lies just below the plaster closer to the inside and as best as I can tell a full brick...
07-18-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,402
Posted By Gregory

I have run into this problem with older homes...

I have run into this problem with older homes that had been built with lath and plaster. Furring or "sistering" the studs that need to be built out is the best solution with one exception. I often...
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By Gregory

Toilet installation

I recently installed two Kohler Wellworth toilets. In both cases the underside of the toilets had two short diagonal "feet", inside the skirt, just forward of the outlet, projecting to floor level. ...
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Views: 5,051
Posted By Gregory

Saver Systems of Richmond IN sell a clear...

Saver Systems of Richmond IN sell a clear solution called "chimney saver" which is a waterproofing coating that is 100% breathable. It can be used on any kind of brick and masonry surface but is...
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Views: 895
Posted By Gregory

All the radiators I have seen utilize a 90 degree...

All the radiators I have seen utilize a 90 degree brass valve and return which have integral unions at the radiator. They screw directly into a bushing in the radiator. Plumbers usually assemble...
03-17-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,566
Posted By Gregory

I agree with your wife. You didn't answer...

I agree with your wife. You didn't answer Awesomedell as to whether or not these were real wood beams or not. I assume they are real wood or there would not be a weight problem. There is no problem...
03-04-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By Gregory

Thanks guys! That's one less thing to worry...

Thanks guys! That's one less thing to worry about.
03-03-05, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By Gregory

Screwing into older studs

I have a home built circa 1910. I have removed the lath and plaster. The walls are generally flat with only a few spots needing remedial "sleepers" to fill in the low spots. However I am concerned...
10-14-04, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By Gregory

15 amp recepticles on a 20 amp circuit

My understanding is that 15 amp recepticles are acceptable on a 20 amp circuit because the assumption is that no individual recepticle will be supplying more than 15 amps. However, when several...
10-12-04, 09:30 PM
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Views: 1,226
Posted By Gregory

Red face Drywall on top of lath and plaster

I'm remodelling an older home that has lath and plaster walls and ceilings in various stages of disrepair. If I knock off all the bumpy and loose areas, can I glue the new drywall on top of the old...
09-15-04, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,841
Posted By Gregory

Red face Took the system apart today. Remade all the...

Took the system apart today. Remade all the joints. Used silicone caulk on the plastic female threads of the diaphragm tank with teflon tape on the male copper fitting - as per recommendation. It...
09-12-04, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,841
Posted By Gregory

Thanks for some great ideas. Can you spoil a...

Thanks for some great ideas.
Can you spoil a joint by using too much tape - say 5 turns? Silicone caulk sounds good and goop also. Both ideas sound like they might work. Any downside to mixing...
09-10-04, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,841
Posted By Gregory

Red face Threaded plastic/copper joint leak

I recently installed a new well system diaphragm tank that has a 1" female plastic inlet/outlet on the underside. The adjoining male connection is 1" threaded copper. After several attempts,...
03-14-04, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,673
Posted By Gregory

chain link fence post installation

I'm installing a chain link fence in an area that has a high water table. The ground surface is not marshy or swampy and the soil is firm but at about 20" depth I have hit water and from there on...
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