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Forum: Water Heaters
05-28-14, 03:12 PM
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Question Build up on my water heater vent

There's some weird build up on the outside of the vent coming out of the top of my water heater. I had never actually looked at it closely, so I couldn't tell you whether it's new or not. We do have...
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Views: 2,415
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I am not sure it they were feral or abandoned....

I am not sure it they were feral or abandoned. I'm fostering through an agency and they believe that the mom was abandoned because she's very affectionate.

Well, we cleaned up the room tonight...
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Views: 2,415
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Thanks for the feedback. I think I may still put...

Thanks for the feedback. I think I may still put a bit of plywood jarred in the doorway so that I can open the door into the cat room easily enough without quick escapes. I will try to remember to...
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Views: 2,415
Posted By Marie B. LePage

You're right. I was talking with a coworker and...

You're right. I was talking with a coworker and she was saying the walls would have to be pretty big. I'm less concerned about my cats entering foster terrain as I am with the foster kittens...
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Views: 2,415
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Room Partition for Foster Cat Family

My husband and I have decided to start fostering mom cats and their babies. This Thursday we get a mom & her 4 kittens. We already have 2 cats and would like them to not mix with the foster cats. Our...
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Yes, sorry - I did mean stairs with no risers. I...

Yes, sorry - I did mean stairs with no risers. I don't totally have the vocabulary down yet.
09-09-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,967
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Hmmm... I'm following you... What does the "wood...

Hmmm... I'm following you... What does the "wood work" mean? I'm trying to imagine that that would look like... Creating a "frame" to sit in the existing frame, in which the commercial pet door would...
09-09-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By Marie B. LePage

OK! That makes sense. Many thanks! :)

OK! That makes sense. Many thanks! :)
09-09-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question How to stabilize kitchen shelving

Our kitchen cabinetry is just 2 years old. The supports that came with the shelves are just on the left and right ends. As you can see from the photo, it sags in the middle because of the weight. I'm...
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Replacing Stairs

Hello all! New home owner here! We have a split-level, twinhome from the late 70's with the ever classic stairs with no backing (a la Brady Bunch). Ours have grungy carpet covering them and under...
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Views: 3,741
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Does my bathroom exhaust fan suck?

Hello! New home owner here. I have been exploring my home little by little. Recently I took off the cover from my bathroom exhaust fan and found this. It looks like it's crappy, but the fan DOES...
09-09-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,967
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Pet Door

Hi everyone! Home owner newbie here. Our twinhome has a pet door leading to the balcony (see pics below). I like it because we can open it and our cats and let themselves in and out as they please....
09-09-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By Marie B. LePage

How do you attach the wood + tapcon screws to the...

How do you attach the wood + tapcon screws to the wall? Are the screws long enough that you just drill through the 1"-2" wood? I'm that much of a newbie that I don't know how I'd do that piece.
09-09-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Thank you. That makes sense up until a point. The...

Thank you. That makes sense up until a point. The pipes go up and then turn to the right towards the wall (still several inches away from the wall). I feel like if I put a board behind the pipes and...
09-09-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Considering a water softener...

Hello! New home owner here. I have a split-level twinhome and our city's water is about 23 gpg. It's very hard. I have been considering installing a water softener. But I would like to know the cost...
09-09-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Stabilizing Piping

Hi - new home owner here! I have these two pipes coming down to the utility sink. They connect to the washer. But they are out 2-3 inches parallel to the wall. So whenever they open, they jerk and...
09-08-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Does this image help? 17458

Does this image help?
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Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Dryer Exhaust Connection

New home owner here - trying to self-teach.

Today I pulled back my dryer and found the duct wasn't attached to it. I've seen that people clamp the ducts onto the dryer connector. But my husband...
09-08-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Garage Door Maintenance

I am a new home owner and am teaching myself to do home maintenance. Several weeks ago I went through the process of testing the force, safety reverse, etc. of my garage door. I have white lithium...
09-08-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Marie B. LePage

It doesn't, but then again, my drain is rusted to...

It doesn't, but then again, my drain is rusted to the core. It's hard to know what it actually "looks like".
09-08-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Marie B. LePage

I was pretty sure rocks didn't float either, but...

I was pretty sure rocks didn't float either, but I just couldn't figure out what the heck was up with that! Does it make sense that I could push it down into the drain? Like this floaty thingy isn't...
09-08-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Marie B. LePage

Question Rock in my P-Trap

I'm a newbie homeowner and working on teaching myself how to do my home maintenance (e.g. I just cleaned out my dryer exhaust ducts today with a brush and a conduit).

Today I explored the floor...
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