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I'm really hoping we won't have to remove all the...

I'm really hoping we won't have to remove all the siding, so I'll be setting the blade and cutting it on-house. I'd love to use my table saw! :)
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Thanks guys, my dad emailed this morning with the...

Thanks guys, my dad emailed this morning with the same conclusion (he was here yesterday during "the great uncovering" :(

I believe he has to tool that can score the mortar under the sill. Does...
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Question Outside Wall: 1/2 wood siding, 1/2 stone veneer disaster... ideas?

Hi, first this: :wall:
I need ideas... :help:
Short version: what do I do with a masonry sill that is not slanted down enough to keep water from wicking back into the building?

Long version:...
06-15-11, 09:54 PM
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I still have the frames in my shed. I've managed...

I still have the frames in my shed. I've managed to collect some of that old hideous replacement webbing for really old chairs, not sure if I'll use it or not. I may weld enough crossbars on it that...
12-15-10, 06:46 PM
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ok, I did use wire nuts on each wire, and also...

ok, I did use wire nuts on each wire, and also taped them, but maybe it's the switch or something. It immediately trips the GFCI, so it's not intermittent. I flick the switch and poof. No troubles in...
12-15-10, 06:25 PM
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not sure if this matters, but the GFCI is a 15...

not sure if this matters, but the GFCI is a 15 amp. Breaker is a 20.
12-15-10, 06:21 PM
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Posted By limetwist

GFCI is tripping

Hi, I'm confused about what GFCI's actually do. In my finished basement I put one at the beginning of each run of outlets for safety, but now I've read I don't need to do so.

I'm still unclear as...
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no thoughts? :-( I wish I had robot arms to...

no thoughts? :-( I wish I had robot arms to attach a piece of PVC to the underside of that tee before putting the risers on.

Has anyone had experience with working something like this when it's...
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Question Septic: ideas to retrofit sanitary tee downpipe

traditional septic
dug up leach line about 12' from the tank and pushed out a clog with a firm hose with a pressure spigot on it.
everything is now working fine (after 2 overflows in the past...
04-27-10, 08:52 PM
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Question I have checked the wiring of the shop light since...

I have checked the wiring of the shop light since this first happened. (it's on a stand, so I took it apart). I thought, too, that it was maybe time to retire it. Any idea why it would trip the GFCI...
04-27-10, 01:03 PM
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Question GFCI trips with barely any load

I recently finished 1/2 of my basement, and used conduit to run the electric. I have 2 separate runs, 12 gauge wire, each run hooked to a different 20 amp breaker. I have a 15 amp GFCIs wired to the...
12-17-09, 04:57 PM
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I couldn't loosen those, but called and got a...

I couldn't loosen those, but called and got a hard black plastic version of the same thing - but with 3/4" threads for $18. Couldn't really go wrong there. It's up and working, and the place has a...
12-17-09, 10:49 AM
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I'm going to check out the shark bites. First,...

I'm going to check out the shark bites. First, how do I go about removing the pieces of copper that are soldered into this thing? Otherwise I can buy a new one off their parts list. They have metal...
12-16-09, 11:01 PM
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we're still gonna check those o-rings, but it's...

we're still gonna check those o-rings, but it's not looking good for the old Eco. it's filling, but not pulling in brine. We've run so many cycles, wasted so much water and electricity and the water...
12-15-09, 02:46 PM
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No chlorine here, well water. My lab results were...

No chlorine here, well water. My lab results were a bit of copper, iron, potassium, zinc, sulfate, a bit more of sodium. The softener seemed to really take away the "egg" smell, and a small GE whole...
12-15-09, 10:35 AM
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Posted By limetwist

Thank you for your fast answer! If I can see that...

Thank you for your fast answer! If I can see that it's drawing brine up, is it safe to assume that it's working right now? (I'll get a new one if I can keep the bugger running).

I feel stupid for...
12-15-09, 12:22 AM
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softener lifespan? can't find what's wrong.

I've got an Ecowater 2000 system from about 1993, and it suddenly stopped working. (egg smell is back). It seems to be going through all the motions, but the water isn't soft after regeneration. What...
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The wash water doesn't go to the septic tank....

The wash water doesn't go to the septic tank. That's ok out here to have it go to a dry well.

I'm gonna crawl around underneath to see if there's anyway I can lower the pipe enough to make a...
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stupid laundry sink...

I've nearly got my laundry room finished. Previously there were no counters and there was a big freestanding laundry tub next to the washer. I removed the laundry sink years ago, I didn't have that...
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septic - that's why I have the laundry water...

septic - that's why I have the laundry water running through (with lint trap). So no floor drain... maybe some day when I'm really mad I'll blow off some steam and dig a dry well.... or not...
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still haven't gone down and re-routed the hose to...

still haven't gone down and re-routed the hose to the window. What a pain. Is there rigid-but-flexible hose out there that isn't corrugated? I don't want to hard-plumb anything in, but I'm sure...
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Sump pump pipe frozen :-(

The alert on the battery backup is apparently not loud enough to travel to the upstairs bedroom. I might have to devise a system for that.

This morning the submersible pump and the backup pump...
09-03-08, 09:33 PM
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Posted By limetwist

ok, I'll be back there on friday. The connection...

ok, I'll be back there on friday. The connection is on the side of the stack, about 8" above the ground, the kitchen shoots straight down with a 1-1/2" connection too. all into the iron thing-6"...
09-03-08, 03:41 PM
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Posted By limetwist

city sewer. My personal house has a septic. ...

city sewer. My personal house has a septic.

1-1/2" fitting screws right into the stack. There wasn't a trap there before with the sink, just an upside down 1-way valve that was stuck open - upon...
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