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05-26-21, 07:42 AM
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Question New service for sewer grinder pump: 30A - 240V

Next week, My sewer contractor will be excavating our existing septic system and connecting us to the sewer, via an E-One Grinder Pump. I am to provide the required 30A, 240V service for the job. My...
07-13-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,859
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

insulation and code

Regarding insulating this basement, I had two different City Inspectors tell me two very different things.
One said that no insulation was required below grade.
I called another day to verify what...
07-07-14, 09:49 AM
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Views: 4,859
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More specific requirements

Tolyn Ironhand, Thanks for the link. I looked through it and still have a few questions

1) what is required for fresh air supply? There is currently a fresh air supply duct attached to a window...
07-01-14, 08:49 AM
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Views: 4,859
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

The drain tile system was just installed this...

The drain tile system was just installed this spring, and the condensation has been an issue for years. Now it seems to be only in a couple of areas. I suspect this is where there is a higher...
07-01-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,859
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

st paul building code requirements - basement remodel project

Can someone please tell me where a homeowner can go to find out what is required for a basement remodel project in St. Paul Mn? Specifically, the basement has block walls, which I would like to frame...
06-29-14, 07:05 AM
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Views: 938
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Remodel 1947 Basement

Hello
I'd like to remodel the basement in my Minneapolis 1947 house. The basement is currently finished with dated flooring, painted block walls and dated flooring - looks to have been done in the...
08-30-13, 11:24 AM
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Views: 6,604
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Removing a section of a load bearing wall from basement

I am considering a renovation to my basement that would involve removing a 13 foot section from a load bearing wall in my basement to open up the living room space. I've done a little bit of...
08-11-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

They all recommend interior drain tile, but each...

They all recommend interior drain tile, but each has a different system

NOTE: Use of company names is a forum violation. It may be better to describe each company's methodology
08-11-13, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

best basement waterproofing contractor Minnesota

Hello
I know this is a D.I.Y. site and I've done many projects over the years, but I'm not really interested in the dusty, dirty, hard manual labor that goes into fixing a wet basement. That said,...
07-07-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Thanks so much! I appreciate your reply

Thanks so much!
I appreciate your reply
07-07-13, 10:19 AM
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Views: 573
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Remodel Code

I'm planning to replace galvanized piping (with Pex A) and am wondering if the code for remodeling is the same as new construction code - referring to the Uniform Plumbing Code.
07-06-13, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

One more question regarding Pex Does anyone...

One more question regarding Pex
Does anyone know if Pex-A has any issues loosing it's elasticity over time? I mean, I understand that it is easy enough to stretch for inserting the fittings when the...
07-05-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Replacing Galvanized with Pex A (Uponor) in 1947 St. Paul home

My daughter has a house in St. Paul that is piped with galvanized piping. Some has been updated to copper by the previous owner, but most of the supply lines, which are accessible in the unfinished...
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Views: 925
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

2005 Toro Personal Pace mechanical rebuild

I've acquired a 2005 Toro Personal Pace lawn mower that is mechanically a mess. The cables and mechanisms (springs, levers etc.) that operate the carb are twisted, broken, bent or missing.
Could...
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Views: 1,081
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

When to replace Sewage Pump

My home has a sewage pump in the basement corner bedroom. Our laundry is in the basement as is a rarely used bathroom. There is no alarm in the sump basket and I am ever aware that someday the pump...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

AFCI in 1947 built home

Hello
We recently purchased a house in St Paul for our daughter who is in college. The home is very dated, so we decided to replace all of the lighting, switches and receptacles. Not having the time...
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Views: 973
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

1947 wiring updating, St Paul Mn

Hello, we recently purchased a 1947 home in St Paul for our daughter. I want to update the old outlets and switches, but have come across some odd wiring. The original rubber wrapped, cloth covered...
10-15-11, 10:51 PM
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Views: 653
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

insulating project

Hello
We just purchased a 1947 one and a half story home in St Paul. Being a one and a half story, there is not much attic to speak of above the upper living space, as the peak of the roof is less...
10-08-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Asbestos concerns

Hello, We're looking at purchasing a home in St Paul, built in 1944. Just curious as to any asbestos concerns we should consider. Attic insulation (we plan to add to the existing), ceiling tiles in...
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Views: 1,030
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Also, the house is a one and a half story, and...

Also, the house is a one and a half story, and there are no radiators in the upper level. There is a small electric baseboard unit in one room upstairs. The staircase isn't very large, and the...
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Views: 1,030
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

Age of Boiler

Hello, our daughter is looking at an older home in St Paul that has a Weil McLain E-5-B Series 1 Boiler in the basement for heat. Curious how old it is. The system is gravity feed. The pipes look to...
05-22-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,207
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

fair plumber's rate - St. Paul suburb, Minnesota

Hello,
an elderly neighbor of mine asked me to look at a plumbing project for him and tell him what I think would be a reasonable amount to expect to expect to have to pay a plumber. I've done a lot...
10-17-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

replacing old windows with new energy efficient

Hello

We insulated our attic last week, and would like to begin the daunting task of replacing our windows. Home was built in 1961 with Anderson double pane sliders. These sliders, when closed are...
06-14-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,148
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

basement bathroom remodel

Hello
I'm remodeling a basement bathroom in a 1961 Minnesota rambler. The previous owner built the home and never did any improvements to it. When we moved in 2 1/2 years ago, there was a moisture...
04-10-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,794
Posted By brinainlakeelmo

woodpecker in Minnesota

Hello
We moved into this house in Lake Elmo Minnesota a little over a year ago. We live next to a wooded park trail, and there is an abundance of wildlife that we appreciate. And then there are the...
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