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08-08-07, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Klute

Well, the insurance adjuster took the old valve. ...

Well, the insurance adjuster took the old valve. Said that b/c I was not a licensed plumber(and could testify) that they could not use the faulty valve to sue either the builder or the MFG.

That...
08-07-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Klute

Well, I finally re-installed the DW last night. ...

Well, I finally re-installed the DW last night.

The insurance adjuster said to wait.

It looks like the rubber washer eroded away.


I do have pictures (hope this works):
08-01-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Klute

Well, tonight I am going to connect the DW. ...

Well, tonight I am going to connect the DW.

I am going to have some washers on hand and a new stem.

I plan on removing the stem first to see if it was the washer that failed.

If it is, I...
07-31-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Klute

Is it possible that when it was originally...

Is it possible that when it was originally installed that the rubber inside was damaged by the heat from the sweating?

This was the first time the valve has been used in the stuf position since...
07-31-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Klute

A real mess!!!!! Water damage!!!

I am/was installing Pergo flooring at my mother's house (villa) this past Saturday. During the install, I removed the appliances and was going to replace the 12 year old dishwasher.

On Saturday...
06-18-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By Klute

The ledger board is lagged to the band boards/rim...

The ledger board is lagged to the band boards/rim joists of the house.

I am going to use 1/2 x 6 lag bolts on the posts and use a 4x4 block to lag to the house and then bolt the deck rims joists.....
06-14-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By Klute

Reinforcing Questions

My mom has a deck that she wants to make into a finished room.

The deck was part of the house when it was built in 1993.

They have a walkout, so it is appox 10 feet off the ground.

It...
03-08-07, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By Klute

Thanks! I found some 36x36 Milliken tiles at...

Thanks!

I found some 36x36 Milliken tiles at a local carpet store on closeout.

The style and design will work quite nicely. The salesman said to just put down 2-sided carpet tape (2 strips...
02-22-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By Klute

carpet tiles/squares

I am finishing my basement and looking for some carpet tiles/squares to put over the concrete floor.

It is not going to be really finished, just want a nice area for the kids to play and not spend...
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Views: 711
Posted By Klute

Well, I replaced both lights with a 250W bulbs...

Well, I replaced both lights with a 250W bulbs last night and the worked fine.

Thanks...
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Views: 711
Posted By Klute

OK. well here's the deal. I replaced the old...

OK. well here's the deal.

I replaced the old bulbs with a 250 on the right and 150 on the left b/c it is too bright while pulling into garage...

The new 250 broke when I installed it and the...
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Klute

B/c the electrical 'dude' at Lowe's said I have...

B/c the electrical 'dude' at Lowe's said I have to use 250's...sounded odd to me...
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Klute

Outdoor fixtures

I installed a 2-250 watt halogen motion sensor light about a year ago.

Well both bulbs are not burned out...can I replace the 250w bulbs with 150w bulbs or do I have to replace with 250's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Klute

I don't think I have a moisture problem as there...

I don't think I have a moisture problem as there is some very old carpetting on the slab already...

How would I know? I am going to tear it up soon..what should I look for, mold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Klute

Actually, the paint person at Lowe's suggested...

Actually, the paint person at Lowe's suggested the exterior paint for the concrete...I thought it was a bit different..

For the ceiling, I actually thought about putting up aluminum soffit (used...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Klute

Basement Painting --- Need Ideas

I am fixing up part of my basement for the kids (boys age 10 - 13).

I am not making it into living space. The boys need/want any area where they can play and not worry about breaking stuff. ...
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By Klute

It works by hand with no problem. I did lube...

It works by hand with no problem.

I did lube it with liq wrench, but I really need a grease to do it right.

The cable on one side broke a couple of years ago and I replaced both. At that time...
02-05-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,236
Posted By Klute

So you see light around the window and window...

So you see light around the window and window frame?

I was thinking you saw light around the window frame and the opening the new window was mounted.

My bad.
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By Klute

Garage door acting goofy

It's been cold (single digits at night) for the last couple of days and the garage door only will go up about 18 inches and then stop.

I disengage and pull up manually w/o a problem

Can't...
02-05-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,236
Posted By Klute

FYI.. Found a local distributor for these...

FYI..

Found a local distributor for these windows.


No framing required:

http://www.tuf-n-lite.com/sliders.html

More than I really wanted to spend $120, but that will go in fast (only a...
01-31-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,236
Posted By Klute

Talking Isn't plywood about $15 per sheet.. that's...

Isn't plywood about $15 per sheet.. that's expensive too!! LOL

Well, right now, there is the 1/2 inch sheathing foam cut to fit the windows on the inside right now. Works well, but still does...
01-31-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,236
Posted By Klute

That sounds like an installation issue to me...

That sounds like an installation issue to me...
01-31-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,236
Posted By Klute

Really? Hmmmm...I replaced basement windows...

Really?

Hmmmm...I replaced basement windows in my previous house with a vinyl hopper style and I could have sworn that they cost less than $50. I could be wrong...

I'm not trying to turn the...
01-31-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,236
Posted By Klute

Basement window cost

I have 4 more-or-less standard basement windows that I wish to replace.

The house was built in 1982 and has the steel frame in the poured concrete walls.

What would the price point be for...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By Klute

Returned it.

Getting NEW MAH6700AWW today.

It actually costs less than the MAH5500!

They gave me 10% off for the problems...

It was reg $849 on sale for $749, less 10% and then a $100 maytag rebate, it...
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