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03-14-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Chris12

Clearing drains

I have an tar paper line from the house to septic; it's probably broken somewhere and I have to dismantle a deck before I can access it. So for now, I figured I'd snake the drain from the tub which...
02-21-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Chris12

I found this in crawl space

What are these? At first I thought they were animals. Some sort of growth. Sprayed them with bleach cleaner and they seemed to shrivel up. Still concerned.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By Chris12

Ants in rocks

I loaded a 20 gallon container with rocks that I pulled from the soil in my yard, washed them, and noticed thousands of ants and these little white things that look like tiny grains of rice that most...
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Chris12

This is exactly the faucet rebuild kit I have. It...

This is exactly the faucet rebuild kit I have. It does have a spanner wrench in there, but the outer ring is frozen.
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Chris12

I got a Delta faucet repair kit with seals and...

I got a Delta faucet repair kit with seals and springs. There is no cartridge in this faucet. It's an oldie. I can't get that outer brass ring (over the white nut) loose.
I took the spout off to...
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Chris12

Tub faucet repair

Any tricks to getting this faucet apart?

The copper (I think) pipe which the spout fits on has this plastic threaded piece on the end. I don't know where this came from. The inside of the spout...
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Chris12

It's Polyseamseal. Says: "Water based caulk...

It's Polyseamseal. Says: "Water based caulk provides a crack-proof seal...Watertight seal resists surface mold and mildew growth". Right :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Chris12

Saturated crawl space

I have a 900 sq ft crawl space I went in after all the heavy rains. Fiberglass insulation on the 'ceiling' was dripping, saturated. It's extremely muddy, and I noticed running water coming down a...
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Chris12

Clean, recaulk bath surround

I've had some mold in a few areas around the bathtub for months.
I tried industrial cleaner, vinegar, baking soda, alcohol, pumice stone, Magic Eraser and
then finally Clorox Clean Up w bleach. The...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By Chris12

Do I need to worry about it, treat it somehow?

Do I need to worry about it, treat it somehow?
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By Chris12

White spots on firewood

I cut a Bay tree a few months ago and have had the logs under this tarp for a few months. What are the white spots?
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Chris12

Paver for sump pump

I just got a new sump pump for my septic tank. One plumber put the wrong pump in, and I had to hire another plumber to put the right one in. He recommended (after he installed it) to put a paver...
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Chris12

Crawl space flooding

I've had a problem with my crawl space being saturated every year and it's taken generally five months or so to dry out.

One particularly rainy season, I noticed flowing water. I followed it to...
04-30-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By Chris12

Issues with posts and piers in crawlspace

I'm wondering if I need to be concerned about one of these piers that's tilted about 20 - 30 degrees. The post somehow managed to stay vertical; I'm not sure what happened...maybe a flood last year....
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chris12

Ceiling light not working

I have a flush mount ceiling light that I put a pull chain switch in. Been working for years, and now stopped after working intermittently recently.
I tested the pull chain switch with an ohmeter...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By Chris12

Thanks. I'm asking about the rubber rain collar...

Thanks. I'm asking about the rubber rain collar that fits over the pipe and sits on top of the flange on the flashing
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By Chris12

Rain collar for vent pipe

I have two vent pipes on my roof. They measure 1 7/8 inches in diameter.
The sizes we have at the hardware store here are 1/2"-1/34" and 2".
How do I do this?
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By Chris12

Solar light starts flashing

I got an outdoor solar light about a year ago. The other night it started flashing. What causes this?
05-23-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By Chris12

Shoulda done it right the first time

I wish I had the same contractor do the floor. I know he would've done it right and at less than half the cost. Since I don't have a lot of money to play around with, I think I'll sell the pb and see...
05-22-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By Chris12

Re: Vinyl tiles on particle board

This is turning out to be a nightmare. Here's a pic of the particle board and one of the self stick tiles - that I can't find any more of.
05-18-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By Chris12

Vinyl tiles on particle board underlayment

I've had self stick vinyl tiles on particle board in three rooms for 20 + years.
Water heater leaked for several months in laundry room and soaked the floor. A handyman talked me into tearing up the...
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Chris12

I got this working. It won't get into the tight...

I got this working. It won't get into the tight spaces I need, but otherwise does a good job.
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Chris12

Is this unique to Ryobi?

Thanks guys! This says to use only Type 27 depressed center wheels (recessed, or indented hubs) that fit into the recessed part of the arbor or spindle on the machine. "Never attach a Type 1 sraight...
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Chris12

Cut/trim concrete

I just got a Ryobi AG 4531G angle grinder and some 4 1/2 masonry cut off discs. When I opened the angle grinder up, I see that they say to never use cut off or type 1 discs.
I have a 7 1/2 inch...
10-19-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By Chris12

Toilet unglogging complications

After my son was in the bathroom for 15 minutes, the toilet clogged. I took the plunger to it and then a standard toilet auger. I finally called the plumber. He used an auger twice as big as the...
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