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11-07-15, 09:53 AM
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Posted By jdbrody

Fixing Leak in the Wall

Hello,
I have some seepage coming into my basement and am trying to find the source. I was hoping to get some opinions on a couple of questions. First, some pictures.

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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks Pete! The line you highlighted is all one...

Thanks Pete! The line you highlighted is all one pipe. I don't know if the compressor was ever replaced; we've had the fridge for 3 years but its 10 years old.

A couple other pieces of...
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Posted By jdbrody

Loud vibration from fridge

Our fridge has made a vibrating sound for a while but it's recently gotten worse. We opened up the back and cleaned around the fan; turns out one fan blade was missing. The vibration seems to be...
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Posted By jdbrody

Hi All, Thanks again for the many helpful...

Hi All,

Thanks again for the many helpful suggestions. I did open up the drywall and found a fair amount of mold (on the bottom of the drywall and some on the drywall frame). 5743157432

I'm...
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Posted By jdbrody

O.k., so I decided not to wait on the padding. ...

O.k., so I decided not to wait on the padding. Here's the floor underneath:
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You can see some mold (at least I think it's mold) growing on the tack strip.

So I'm thinking I'll probably get...
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Posted By jdbrody

Hi All, Many thanks for the thoughts,...

Hi All,

Many thanks for the thoughts, suggestions, and the link to learning about basements. I definitely feel like I understand my house a little better now.

For my particular problem, I...
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Posted By jdbrody

Finding Mold Source

Hello,

We have an old house with a finished basement. After some dumb moves on my part (keeping both doors to a room closed and closing the a/c vent to that room) there's a noticeable musty smell...
05-17-15, 05:26 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

Yeah, it's down a concrete hole -- presumably...

Yeah, it's down a concrete hole -- presumably below the freeze line?
05-17-15, 05:23 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

O.k., lots of pictures to share. Here's the...

O.k., lots of pictures to share.

Here's the water meter. Only 1 shut off valve it looks like?
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Here's a blue line on the sidewalk next to it. I'm guessing it indicates the pipes...
05-17-15, 06:21 AM
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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks again Pete. I'm not sure when I'll get a...

Thanks again Pete. I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to get the meter cover off (hopefully this evening), and I've looked everywhere along the front wall and not found any access doors nor have I...
05-16-15, 06:53 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks Bud! The water meter is under a bolted...

Thanks Bud! The water meter is under a bolted cover so it will take me a while to get to it. I will post pictures when I do; although from what you're saying maybe I shouldn't be trying to go into...
05-16-15, 04:35 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

Outside faucet: repair or replace?

Hello,
I have an outside faucet with a broken upper valve.
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My initial thought was just to replace it; but it's looking like I may not have a water shut-off in the house so just...
05-16-15, 04:32 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks Bud! I have a gas heater but I'll turn it...

Thanks Bud! I have a gas heater but I'll turn it off anyway to be safe.

All that stuff seems to scattered through our basement, but we do have a furnace room which I'll poke around in more to...
05-16-15, 04:25 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks so much Pete! I did find the main water...

Thanks so much Pete! I did find the main water meter. I feel a little hesitant to go in there though -- is it better to call the city and ask them to turn off the water for the duration of the job...
05-16-15, 03:19 PM
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Posted By jdbrody

Main water shut-off location

Hello,
I think is a fairly silly question but I'll ask it anyway. I'm trying to shut off the main water supply to my house (replacing outdoor faucet). I found this on the front wall of my...
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Posted By jdbrody

Just pulling on the rope made it pretty obvious! ...

Just pulling on the rope made it pretty obvious! Thanks for the advise about a new one. The hardware store down the street a bit rents them; probably only need a couple more uses this year.

I'll...
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Posted By jdbrody

O.k. -- the shaft is definitely bent!! Can I...

O.k. -- the shaft is definitely bent!!

Can I replace it myself? I didn't see it as a part on the website I was looking at. In terms of whether it's worth it, the mower is from 2012 and costs...
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Posted By jdbrody

Hi All, Many thanks for all your replies. ...

Hi All,

Many thanks for all your replies. The part is OEM (at least according to the website). I've cleaned the shaft a little and it still doesn't get on all the way; I'll try cleaning it some...
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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks Geo! I've included images of (what's...

Thanks Geo!

I've included images of (what's left of )the old adapter and the new one. They look pretty much the same and this is definitely the part that goes with this model number lawnmower,...
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Posted By jdbrody

Installing new lawnmower blade

Hi,
I have a TroyBilt lawnmower that I recently banged against an outdoor cleanout. This broke the blade adapter so I ordered a new kit: ...
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Posted By jdbrody

Thanks to both of you for the responses. It...

Thanks to both of you for the responses. It looks like I can get a replacement valve (Kohler GP1016515 ) for about $13 which is definitely worth it to me.

Is replacing the valve fairly easy? ...
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Posted By jdbrody

Repair Broken Stem on Kitchen Faucet?

Hello,

The stem on my kitchen faucet seems to be broken. Is this something that I can repair without replacing the entire faucet? I've attached some pictures (basically the screw that's supposed...
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