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waterproofing wood

I'm running water through large bamboo poles. Any ideas on which product to use to fill and waterproof the cracks in the bamboo?
04-06-14, 05:28 PM
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Ok, did some digging and found that the pvc is...

Ok, did some digging and found that the pvc is cut at the point that the line goes out to the 3rd (non-working faucet) from the 2nd one. The pvc was plugged well, so there is no leak. Can I just try...
04-05-14, 10:24 PM
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Here's the one with no flow. The other 2 faucets...

Here's the one with no flow. The other 2 faucets and then the well are straight down the yard from this one.
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04-05-14, 10:12 PM
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Yep, it's a silcock valve that screws into the...

Yep, it's a silcock valve that screws into the vertical PVC. I removed the valve, and there is no water in sight. My first fear was that the buried PVC is broken somewhere underground and leaking,...
04-05-14, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Hinachan

faucet in lawn

Hello,
I've got 3 faucets in a row in my yard coming from my well, each separated by about 30 feet. The first 2 work fine, but the 3rd has no water coming out. I have no way to contact the person...
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digging sump while water table is high

I've got a wet basement floor, but it's not flooded. I'm going to install a sump pump, but I'm wondering if digging it this time of year is a bad idea since as I'm digging it out water will probably...
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Sump pump drain distance from house and septic drainfield

I've got a small basement with shallow water puddling during the rainy season. Hard to say what the water flow out of a sump pump would be, but I'm wondering how far away from the house the discharge...
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Sump pump old house no trenches

Hello,
I've heard that sump pumps can be effective even without trenches and drain tiles if there is gravel under the slab. My house was built in the early 1930's, so does it most likely just have...
02-22-14, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Hinachan

Sump pump old house no trenches

Hello,
I've heard that sump pumps can be effective even without trenches and drain tiles if there is gravel under the slab. My house was built in the early 1930's, so does it most likely just have...
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Posted By Hinachan

waterproofing a log

I've got a bowl carved from a log, and the bowl needs to be waterproof to prevent any water seeping down into the log. Any suggestions for liquids, sprays, etc... I could use? The water will not be...
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Posted By Hinachan

French Drain?

Built in 1935, this sidewalk inclines down to the basement door, below which water flows freely... any way to make a french drain? Note the
stone walls on the sides preventing digging off to the...
03-26-11, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Hinachan

2 lights on one switch

This switch leads to a light down stairs. Can I open up a knockout at the top of this light switch and run Romex to a different light?
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01-30-11, 02:57 PM
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Penetrating sealer for basement floor

I'd like to use a penetrating sealer for dampness in my basement. The concrete is about 80 years old. Any suggestions of brand names I should consider? The big boxes don't seem to carry it.
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http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae217/Gandhi_Fr...

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae217/Gandhi_Freedom/Basement%20Lite/th_IMG_1753.jpg (http://s973.photobucket.com/albums/ae217/Gandhi_Freedom/Basement%20Lite/?action=view&current=IMG_1753.jpg)
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Posted By Hinachan

Ray, I'd be happy to run new wire and clean up...

Ray, I'd be happy to run new wire and clean up that box. That is K&T going into K&T in the picture. It is coming out from the conduit on the front part of the box. The other cord below that in the...
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Basement Light wiring

I'd like to replace that old porcelain fixture with the new lamp pictured here. It's a little busy in the outlet box though.
There are 3 different cables coming in:
1. The cable from the light...
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Patching PVC hole--no overflow sink

I've got a Price Pfister faucet installed on a ceramic sink with overflow drainage, but I want to install a copper sink from Mexico without overflow. The current drain pipe has 2 holes in it for...
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dishwasher discharge hose

A Home Depot employee told me that the people they hire to install dishwashers would not be able to install one in my house because I don't have a garbage disposal, and the dishwasher discharge tube...
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Shutting off well water flow to yard faucet

I've got a faucet in my yard that must run from a pipe straight from the well, because when I shut off the main water the yard faucet continues to flow. That yard faucet is leaking, and I need to...
02-16-10, 06:26 PM
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basement cracks: new concrete layer

I've got a 1935 basement with cracks that leak in the rainy season. I have no intention of digging up the basement to truly fix the problem, so I'm wondering how effective it would be to simply put a...
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Cutting concrete posts

I've got four 4x6 inch concrete posts with rebar that I need to cut through. I need a clean cut and cannot demo them. My cheap cordless Black and Decker saw with a masonry blade didn't stand a...
12-05-09, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Hinachan

Nope, there's not chance of raising the...

Nope, there's not chance of raising the countertop. I did try cleaning the trap thoroughly, but it's still clogged. I haven't tried backflushing from the drain end. Are you suggesting to use the...
12-05-09, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Hinachan

Dishwasher removal

Our dishwasher's water discharge line seems to be clogged, and it is
located in the back of unit, so I have to pull out the dishwasher to
take it off. The problem is that it looks like the thick...
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Posted By Hinachan

Yep, it is a standard switch. I can't use...

Yep, it is a standard switch. I can't use incandescent bulbs because the wiring is old, and I need to keep the temp as low as possible!
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Posted By Hinachan

Light is dim for first few minutes

I installed a new ceiling lamp in a house with old wiring. There were no problems with the old lamp, we changed it only for looks. The lamp is always a bit dim after turning it on, then after just a...
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