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09-11-10, 12:02 PM
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Pondless Waterfall help on a Lake home

First I live on a lake so I have a constant water source. There is a large now empty garden bed on one side of the property with a downhill gentle slope to the lake. Maybe 60 feet from top to bottom....
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Thanks for the response , but what anchors...

Thanks for the response , but what anchors exactly should I use? Also, what are ss fasteners? Thanks, sory for being ignorant on this.
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Anchoring Railing into Concrete stairway

I am trying to decide to use an aluminum rail kit that stretches like an accordian vs some 4x4 PT posts and build my own railing.

If I do the aluminum kit, I can anchor the post to the top and...
03-17-10, 07:42 AM
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Posted By JackVa1

Outdoor Train HP dripping while running

It's 40 degrees outside this morning and I noticed significant dripping.

The reason I am concerned is that my basement has been leaking and it's coming in around where the outdoor heatpump is...
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Nothing we know of - I was told that when...

Nothing we know of - I was told that when removing an old tub that you can expect floor damage from years of water. No?
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Bathroom Shower/Bath Install

My son bought a molded shower and tub. I thought I had a friend available to install it - he is a contractor that also has a plumbing Lic. He specializes in Bathroom remodels. He's tied up for...
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All fixed thanks to the help on here (and the...

All fixed thanks to the help on here (and the Flange repair thread I Hijacked) . Thanks guys
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Thanks Gun. I like the straw idea

Thanks Gun. I like the straw idea
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Views: 15,710
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What's the rule of thumb for replacing a toilet?...

What's the rule of thumb for replacing a toilet? Put the wax ring on the toilet or the floor? Things tend to move around when you try to get over the bolts and line it all up
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Last chance to DIY fix smelly toilet - HELP

My basement bath toilet was emitting odors that I could detect were coming in around the flange area. Last year I installed tile floor and broke one side of the flange installing the toilet to...
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Views: 1,024
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Yeah I was Near DC for 18 years now on Smith Mtn...

Yeah I was Near DC for 18 years now on Smith Mtn Lake near Roanoke - thanks a lot for the tips.
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The spout itself is seperate from the handle. ...

The spout itself is seperate from the handle.

I think you are correct about it being installed more to one side than the other to prevent the faucet handle from hitting the spout but it looks like...
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Posted By JackVa1

Yes and it's on all the way. It seems like the...

Yes and it's on all the way. It seems like the faucet was installed so that the cold actually needs to be farther to the right than the hot. It's off balanced.

The report from my wife about...
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Posted By JackVa1

Delta One Handle Kitchen faucet cold gone!

We noticed a while ago that we had to go far to the right to get cold cold water from the faucet. Seemed that it was shifted to the right. Wife just told me that now you can't get it cold even to the...
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Posted By JackVa1

Red toilet water

I have a new Kohler toilet and the water is redish pink - the flapper is red.
I thought I was peeing blood for a while there - tell me this is the red flapper. Is this common?
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Posted By JackVa1

Water Softner

I just installed the water softner system with Salt - everyone in the neighborhood has then because our well water is so full of Iron.

Will this really damage my septic? No one is talking about...
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Views: 1,124
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Which of these is easiest to install in a...

Which of these is easiest to install in a basement where the floor is concrete? Might I have to just install a new flange? I broke one side and am hanging by one bolt
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Thanks, Furd - makes sense to me

Thanks, Furd - makes sense to me
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Toilet odor - why after a year?

I installed new floor tile over a year ago in a basement bath. I used a double thick new replacement gasket (the gooey thing), but I also tightened the toilet to much and broke one side of the...
08-22-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By JackVa1

Well you have my attention - where would I find...

Well you have my attention - where would I find newer stuff like X-10? Thanks
08-22-08, 10:27 AM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By JackVa1

That's great advice. Thank you

That's great advice. Thank you
08-22-08, 09:36 AM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By JackVa1

X-10 systems

Any downside to using X-10 for switches, dimmers etc?
I recently saw a remote video X-10 device that claimed to allow you to remote your TV to any other room without involving cables...
08-22-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By JackVa1

Resolved!

Thanks guys - I unshoved the box and noticed the yellow light was flickering on the GFI - turns out my WHITE wire was loose in the connector hole. Seems these GFI's need a half turn of the screw on...
08-22-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By JackVa1

There is a ground wire and I connected it to the...

There is a ground wire and I connected it to the green screw. I do not know what you mean by the LINE terminals correct. I used the holes in the rear of the recepticle (as opossed to using the...
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