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04-17-08, 10:16 PM
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Posted By elbee

Thank you everyone for the input. It was a big...

Thank you everyone for the input. It was a big help and it worked out.
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Posted By elbee

Thanks everyone for the input. I decided to sand...

Thanks everyone for the input. I decided to sand it down, but as I was doing this I discovered another problem. My painter didn't apply primer to the whole window - just the areas that were missing...
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Posted By elbee

Help, painting our exterior windows is not going well

Hi there,
We are painting our exterior windows and it is not going well. The paint that was on the windows prior to our painting them was very smooth and you could see no lines in the paint. There...
04-11-08, 12:00 AM
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Posted By elbee

Question about stucco patch

Hi there,
We just did a copper repipe and we had to tear open a good amount of stucco. I am trying to figure out the proper way to install the new tar paper into the patch. I have come across...
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Posted By elbee

The area is lower than its surroundings, so I...

The area is lower than its surroundings, so I just want to raise everything up.
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Posted By elbee

I need to build a higher deck for my pool equipment

Hi there,
My pool equipment is currently on a low concrete slab. I need to rebuild it and make it higher because it is too low to the ground and dirt and leaves are invading the space when it...
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Views: 4,590
Posted By elbee

But, wouldn't rigid ductwork be less bulky?

But, wouldn't rigid ductwork be less bulky?
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Views: 4,590
Posted By elbee

The ductwork in our attic space is clearly a...

The ductwork in our attic space is clearly a mess. And it takes up so much space that it is hard to get to things like pipes and wires. I want to tear everything out and start over. I have the...
03-09-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By elbee

If the dripping is constant I would guess that it...

If the dripping is constant I would guess that it is a leaky water pipe, not drain pipe. If the leaking is only when you turn on the water in that area then it might be the drain pipe. Either way...
03-09-08, 09:13 AM
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Views: 1,028
Posted By elbee

Thank you so much for your response. I believe...

Thank you so much for your response. I believe it is the cold water pipe. You put my mind at ease and saved me the cost and aggrevation of tearing it out.
03-09-08, 08:20 AM
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Views: 1,028
Posted By elbee

Copper repipe question

Hi there,
I am in the middle of a copper re-pipe and I noticed that in one area the people I have doing the job connected a 3/4 inch pipe into a 1 inch pipe. It was my understanding that pipes...
03-07-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By elbee

Here is a close up of the top trim area of the...

Here is a close up of the top trim area of the window - where it meets the siding. As you can see it is heavily caulked. I guess it is the only thing keeping out the water. I should also mention...
03-07-08, 08:49 AM
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Views: 990
Posted By elbee

My apologies for the first confusing picture. ...

My apologies for the first confusing picture. Here is a better shot:

http://www.cobblehillpartners.com/test/windowwideshot.gif

We did have termite damage especially to the right of the window....
03-06-08, 10:30 PM
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Views: 990
Posted By elbee

Hi there, Thank you for your response. The...

Hi there,
Thank you for your response. The picture I linked is the exterior. Do you need a wider shot? I can take one.

Thanks
03-06-08, 05:26 PM
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Views: 990
Posted By elbee

Help, the windows in our house are not flashed

We are in the middle of a copper repipe and when we opened up an exterior wall we found that our windows have no flashing. As you can see in the picture it has caused rotting:...
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Posted By elbee

Ok. Sounds good.

Ok. Sounds good.
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Posted By elbee

sounds good. What exactly should I wrap it with....

sounds good. What exactly should I wrap it with.

Thanks!
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Views: 4,590
Posted By elbee

Where can I buy this clear poly?

Where can I buy this clear poly?
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Posted By elbee

I think it is over the ductwork where a join was...

I think it is over the ductwork where a join was made. Here is a picture of what I am talking about. It should explain it:

http://www.cobblehillpartners.com/test/ductwork.gif
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Posted By elbee

I need to cover exposed insulation on my duct work

Hi there,
There are areas up in the attic where the ductwork has a lot of insulation wrapped around it. The problem is that everytime I go up there I have to brush against it to access what I need....
01-30-08, 08:42 AM
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Views: 4,159
Posted By elbee

To fully repipe or not

Hi there,
Our house was a jumble of galvanized pipes and copper pipes. We had a gavanized elbow leak in our ceiling and as a result we had to rip out a wall and flooring in one room. We also...
12-28-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By elbee

We are doing it piece by piece because he can...

We are doing it piece by piece because he can only do the work on the weekends. So, it is going to take awhile.

Thank you for your input. It gives me some peace of mind.
12-27-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By elbee

Will I have problems with leaking in the future

Hi all,
We are doing a copper repipe. I am assisting the plumber that is working on our pipes. He is driving the process.

So far all the connections he has made have been leak proof. Today one...
12-27-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By elbee

Thank you so much for the input. We are tearing...

Thank you so much for the input. We are tearing down a lot of the wall now. I will post pictures when we are done.

Thanks again!
12-25-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By elbee

Dealing with several layers of drywall

Hi all,
We are having piping issues and the whole house needs to be repiped with copper piping. When everything is done there will be several holes in the walls and ceilings in our house.

We...
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