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Thanks PJmax. I reinstalled the pump and it...

Thanks PJmax.

I reinstalled the pump and it was working good for a week or so, but then it started to not shut off again.

If I decide to buy a new pump (rather than buying a switch/diaphragm...
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Little Giant 6-CIA Diaphram Switch Issue

Hey all.

I've got the above mentioned sump pump and yesterday I noticed it wasn't shutting off. I removed it and brought it outside, hosed it off, and plugged it in. It didn't turn on - which is...
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Asphalt Repair Question

I've got a downhill driveway and where it meets the street, there's a hump. Heavy rains last year caused a pothole right where the driveway meets the street. It's about 4' x 2' and maybe 2" deep.
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03-05-22, 10:04 AM
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Grinder Pump Recommendation

Hi all.

It seems my septic system is on it's way out. It's over 60 years old so I can't complain. I've got over 200' to the road with about a 25' rise.

A friend of my wife says she's had to...
02-13-22, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Great advice! Thank you.

Great advice!

Thank you.
02-13-22, 09:37 AM
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Anchoring Sole Plate in Basement

Hi all, I'm planning to build a partition wall in my basement. The total wall will be 12'. I'm going to anchor the sole plate with 3/8" Red Heads.

I'm planning on putting two doors in the wall....
05-02-21, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Adam63

Branch On Power Lines Caused Fire in My Basement

Hi all. I had a situation where a small branch on my lines caused the neutral and hot lines to touch and it caused a small fire in the basement. I'd like to know how to keep it from happening again....
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Septic Tank Lid Handle Replacement

I've got an old septic tank with a 22"x22" concrete lid. The handle has rotted off and the last time the septic tank company came out to clean it, they told me I'd have to replace the handle before...
04-04-21, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Extending Sump Pump Drain Line

My sump pump runs quite a bit and drains about 12' from the back of the house. It creates a large mud patch that my tractor and mower bog down in and I'd like to extend it out to the woods. It's all...
01-08-21, 11:51 AM
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How To Scrub Out 60' of 2" Drain?

Hi, I've got a 2" drain that goes from my kitchen and laundry, underneath the basement slab and out to my grease trap.

It always runs pretty slow and the couple of times a year it clogs, I run a...
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Posted By Adam63

Ceiling box question

Hi all, I bought a couple of 4ft LED lights for my laundry room (open ceiling) and had a question about what box to use.

I bought a couple of 4" octagonal boxes with brackets, but the mounting...
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Posted By Adam63

Interior French Drain - Dealing With Oil Tank

Hi all.

I had a partial interior french drain installed a few years ago which has worked great. I'm now getting water further along the wall and I want to finish my basement.

I want to put in...
02-06-16, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Joe, I also wish my farts smelled like Old Spice,...

Joe, I also wish my farts smelled like Old Spice, but it ain't happenin'! I have to deal with what I've got.

Thanks PJ, you bring up a great point about hole size. Would straight cement be fine or...
02-06-16, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Sealing Sump Discharge Hole Below Grade?

I want to install a french drain in a portion of my basement, and was wondering the best way to install the discharge pipe through a block wall below grade.

If I were to use a two inch core bit...
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Thanks. I've been using my angle grinder....

Thanks.

I've been using my angle grinder. I've got a regular wire wheel as well as a Knotted Cup Brush. It takes it off, but it's a slow process.

I tried an orbital sander with 80 grit and it...
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Posted By Adam63

3" Angle - Is this a mill finish?

I bought some 3" steel angle a while ago to build a fence for my Unisaw. I'm finally getting around to painting it and when trying to clean it, I see there's some sort of finish on it. It flakes off...
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Posted By Adam63

Just a follow up here... I plugged it back...

Just a follow up here...

I plugged it back in and it didn't start again. Maybe it's all back to normal. The water is only an inch above the pump.

We'll see...
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Posted By Adam63

New Sump Pump Question

I've just today had a sump pump put in my basement. The install isn't finished yet, but the installer showed me how to test the pump. It's a Little Giant and he said to suck on the tube on the end of...
04-14-15, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Is it okay to mount it to the side of the box or...

Is it okay to mount it to the side of the box or does it need to be on the back?
04-14-15, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Thanks Ben. One problem is, there are no...

Thanks Ben.

One problem is, there are no tapped holes in my box (58 years old). If I were to drill/tap some holes to mount a new ground bar, would this be okay? Is being grounded to the box by the...
04-14-15, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Adam63

Ground Wire in a Nearly Full Load Center

I'm running a new circuit for a sump pump and have a question.

I have an old Cutler Hammer panel that's pretty full. There is a 20amp breaker that's unused so I wanted to use that for the...
02-27-15, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Adam63

My problem is, I'm not going to buy anything...

My problem is, I'm not going to buy anything that's crap - even if it's better than what I've got. I've got a Marvin dealer near me and Andersen is always an option. I imagine that even the Andersen...
02-27-15, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Adam63

Thanks XSleeper! I think our signals are...

Thanks XSleeper!

I think our signals are somewhat crossed, but I see what you're saying about the IGUs. The only info I had on them was from my next door neighbor who grew up in this house after...
02-26-15, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Adam63

I'm not sure what you mean by "poor homemade...

I'm not sure what you mean by "poor homemade glazing". The windows say 'Beta-Pane' on the aluminum between panes. I would think that if I replaced these 60 year old windows and trimmed and sealed...
02-26-15, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Replacing LARGE basement windows

Hi all, I'm in the initial planning stages of finishing my basement. It's a walk-out with two large windows. One window has four sections - each about 45"x25". The other one is six sections of the...
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