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Posted By lip008

Thank you for the reply! He's dodging me so...

Thank you for the reply! He's dodging me so based on principle I will take him to small claims. Even if it's only for $250 wish me luck...
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Posted By lip008

Keep PEX and fixture attached to plywood?

Hi,

I'm in the process of remodeling the surround and plumbing around my tub.
I would of attempted all of it on my own, but I was not able to get the drain out of the tub.
Wanting to keep the...
02-17-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By lip008

I wasn't planning on going with tile again. Once...

I wasn't planning on going with tile again. Once I get the walls up I'd use a 3 piece surround or the cheap sheets of plastic. Will those not work with a cast iron tub? I want it done right but...
02-17-19, 07:04 PM
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Posted By lip008

Salvaging cast iron tub

Because water got behind the wall in my bathroom I'm in the middle of the demo. All of it was original stuff from the 60's. Removing the original tile and walls surrounding the tub wasn't too bad...
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Posted By lip008

Thanks.

Thanks for the feedback. One last question is I want to put a water filter system in after the main. You can see where the pipe runs right up the wall. Most of these filters run across horizontal...
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Posted By lip008

How to replace main water shut off valve?

My main water inlet has a continuous drip to it and would like to replace it.
The water was turned off at the street so when I took a wrench to remove the valve to replace it with a new one it's not...
07-21-18, 06:47 AM
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Posted By lip008

Thanks for the feedback. I thought the...

Thanks for the feedback. I thought the foundation drains were supposed to be at the bottom near the foundation at the footer? I would like to make the pipes functional again if I could but I don't...
07-15-18, 01:05 PM
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Posted By lip008

Can't be gas because there are holes in it. The...

Can't be gas because there are holes in it. The gas line which I'm not worried about yet is in the front corner of the house and I know where it enters into the basement.
07-15-18, 12:20 PM
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Posted By lip008

Thanks for all the feedback. It feels like a...

Thanks for all the feedback. It feels like a metal pipe and not plastic. There are 3 spots where the pipe has corroded a bit. Looking into the pipe where there are wholes are I see a lot of...
07-14-18, 07:18 AM
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Posted By lip008

What's the purpose of this pipe?

Hello,

I'm digging around my bunkered in the ground house removing lots of dirt. I was going to go all the way down to the basement until I reached this pipe. Like uncovering a fossil now I'm...
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Posted By lip008

I don't like some of those holes / nicks where...

I don't like some of those holes / nicks where the nail went through. Skylights seem to be problematic to begin with and I don't like that one seam. I've only known 3 or 4 people with them but...
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Posted By lip008

In a few of those pics I would be upset if that...

In a few of those pics I would be upset if that work was done on my house. I just responded to another user's recent post regarding roof work. IMHO many roofing contractors are pirates and cut...
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Posted By lip008

I used to roof when I was in college during...

I used to roof when I was in college during summer breaks. Some may think having your teenager get a job at McDonald's teaches work ethic and responsibility. It does but go work a summer or two...
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Posted By lip008

That's a good question. I don't know where the...

That's a good question. I don't know where the french drain routes to. it looks like it empties to the small drains surrounding my patio slab. And if it empties there it's been useless the last...
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Posted By lip008

I don't know what a swale is but that sounds like...

I don't know what a swale is but that sounds like a great idea. I have a decent sized back yard and a lot of water would still just naturally fall in the yard but I will research that. Whoever did...
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Posted By lip008

Sorry my terminology isn't perfect. This is a do...

Sorry my terminology isn't perfect. This is a do it yourself site. When I say below grade I guess I mean too deep. The house was built entirely too deep. And for the builder/previous home owner...
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Posted By lip008

Researching it a bit more maybe have the channel...

Researching it a bit more maybe have the channel drain route to a dry well in the front yard instead of going to the street. I have a huge front yard where I could install two dry wells. One on...
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Posted By lip008

There's not a lot you can do when you're the low...

There's not a lot you can do when you're the low spot, as there's nowhere else to which you can divert the water. You could be fighting the water table as well. Is there anywhere lower for diversion...
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Posted By lip008

I don't think you can disappear by stepping into...

I don't think you can disappear by stepping into the window well in most ranch houses...lol.\

And I didn't think adding a slab would stop the water. If I were to put a 25 foot channel drain from...
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Posted By lip008

Thank you all for the responses! The...

Thank you all for the responses!

The concrete slab I was referring to is off the patio door. There are a few small drains on the outskirts of that slab. There is a window well to the left and...
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Posted By lip008

Entire house below grade.

I bought this house 10 years ago. It was my first house and things could always be worse. The home inspector didn't point out what a potential problem this could be. My house is at the low point...
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Posted By lip008

The city is still taking bids until the 17th so...

The city is still taking bids until the 17th so I'll be able to find out more once I have someone I can contact. It will be around 30'' in length and it's deep. It will be a lot to fill in, but I...
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Posted By lip008

Driveway repair by street

I have a cracked drive way by the street where it's raised a good 6 inches from the pavement. Finally the plastic car shielding from my car got caught on the driveway ripping it off. My street is...
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Posted By lip008

Tough day of watching the Browns lose like usual....

Tough day of watching the Browns lose like usual. I really expected a win.

I think things are going well. Thanks for the 1/4'' info as I readjusted the box depth with the ceiling. Any...
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Posted By lip008

The circled wire is what was connected in to the...

The circled wire is what was connected in to the light. When you say switch do you mean the light switch on the wall? I think I'm good now on the wiring keeping it the same with help from the...
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