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01-31-09, 08:31 PM
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Posted By akaelsie

turn off valve leaks when closed

when we turned off the whole house valve, we did turn on a couple bathroom faucets and although the flow diminished, it never stopped;

the house is 30 years old and I suspect nothing has been...
01-30-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,679
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy turn off valve leaks when closed

Thanks for all the input. Since I couldn't turn off both faucets from below the sink we tried to turn off the entire house spiquot. Unless we did something wrong, the water did not stop flowing. ...
01-29-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,679
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy turn off valve leaks when closed

I want to change our bathroom faucet. When I try to turn off the hot water valve under the sink, it starts to leak (the cold water valve closes without any problem). When both are turned on, the...
01-02-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,905
Posted By akaelsie

Question Garage door opens partially

Our liftmaster garage door opens partially (about half) when we use the wall switch but it opens completely from the remote. If we hold the wall switch until the door fully opens, it works We've...
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Views: 11,672
Posted By akaelsie

Question cannot remove sink pop up drain

If metal drain assembly is better than plastic, would you recommend that I just use the existing metal drain assembly and not try to remove it to replace it with the new plastic assembly? The faucet...
Replies: 4
Views: 11,672
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy cannot remove sink pop up drain assembly

I've read messages on this forum but still can't do it. I am trying to remove an old Moen lavatory pop up drain--everything is loose now. I can't pull the drain body through the top because there...
10-06-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By akaelsie

how to turn off water to faucet

Thanks Ed--I'll look for the nut but it's awfully cramped down there and I can't see. As for Larry, that's why I'm waiting until Monday. If I have to turn off the whole house water because of a...
10-06-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By akaelsie

how to turn off water to faucet

so I back up counter clockwise and bit, and THEN turn it clockwise?
10-06-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By akaelsie

how to turn off water to faucet

I am trying to turn off the water to our faucets with the hope of removing the old faucets and replacing them myself. The valve to the cold water shuts off easily (clockwise) but the valve to the...
Replies: 6
Views: 37,269
Posted By akaelsie

Must I replace Moen with Moen tub/shower faucet?

Interesting observation about errors people make when faced with a lever on a pull out faucet! (could post a warning sign!)

My current Moen has its shower diverter on the eschucheon and the new...
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Views: 37,269
Posted By akaelsie

Must I replace Moen with Moen tub/shower faucet?

Thanks for the Danco suggestion. I expect you do not generally recommend it because of its quality or lack of it. I have never seen Danco at the big box stores but shall look for it. Our house is...
Replies: 6
Views: 37,269
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy Must I replace Moen with Moen tub/shower faucet?

Larry, nothing is leaking, it's just that I HATE the plastic pull out knob. The metal parts could probably be cleaned up but the plastic knob cannot be changed except for another plastic knob. It...
Replies: 6
Views: 37,269
Posted By akaelsie

Question Must I replace Moen with Moen tub/shower faucet?

We have an old Moen tub/shower faucet with a pull out plastic handle. Moen tells me this has a "standard valve" and I can only replace it with a faucet that has a "standard valve". That limits me...
01-18-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,219
Posted By akaelsie

The leak is down at the shut off valve not...

The leak is down at the shut off valve not anywhere near the faucet. I do know where the whole house shut off valve is and can turn it off. The obvious is not so obvious to me--as I am sitting...
01-18-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,219
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy Leak at cold water line near shut off valve

When the faucet is turned off, the leak is not worse and I don't feel any water trickling down the line. When the cold water valve is turned off there is still a leak, about a tablespoon every few...
01-17-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,219
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy Leak at cold water line near shut off valve

We woke to water leaking from the sink cabinet in the kitchen. It "seems" the leak is coming from the nut adjacent to the shut off valve. When we turn off the cold water, the leak is reduced to a...
11-14-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,450
Posted By akaelsie

how to insert drawer in accuride sliders

Whew--finally got it in. Guess we were trying too hard. Thanks again.
11-12-06, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,450
Posted By akaelsie

how to insert drawer in accuride sliders

Still can't do it. The cabinet has a set of sliders and within it is a set of sliders with ballbearings, the drawer has its own set of sliders. Where should the slider with the ballbearings be set...
11-10-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,450
Posted By akaelsie

Unhappy how to insert drawer in accuride sliders

Our appliance guy removed our drawers newly installed with Accuride side sliders (to get access to an outlet). Dummy me I told him since it was late to leave the drawers and I'd slide them back in...
11-10-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,722
Posted By akaelsie

can an amateur carpet 6 stairs?

$6 per yard??? It is 5+ per SQUARE FOOT to install around here for wood or tile; I don't know the price for carpet but I think it is then priced per square yard, why I don't know. I think your...
11-10-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By akaelsie

any experience with cork floors?

Is cork like wood where you have to allow space for expansion and contraction so the baseboards have to account for that? Is it hard to cut? We've heard different stories on whether it can be...
11-09-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,722
Posted By akaelsie

can an amateur carpet 6 stairs?

Yes I said 6 stairs--each has a 7" rise and is 43" in length. I am greatly encouraged by your input and if I tackle this job (after the holidays) I may call on you Smokey49!--thanks for the offer. ...
11-09-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By akaelsie

any experience with cork floors?

Did you install it yourself? glue it down or is it floating? Thanks for your input.
11-09-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By akaelsie

any experience with cork floors?

We plan to redo our kitchen and family room floors and are considering cork. Does anyone have any experience with cork in the kitchen? We would go with some sort of wood or bamboo product, but we...
11-09-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,722
Posted By akaelsie

can an amateur carpet 6 stairs?

We have 6 stairs that leads from garage to kitchen, currently carpeted. An installer told us it would cost from $600-$1400 labor alone to re-carpet the stairs, EXcluding material! Given that price...
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