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07-15-19, 07:43 AM
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Sewer Camera Effectiveness??

I have a rental duplex built 1978. Sewer is cast iron from slab to street. I have had 2 total blockages in a 9 month span in the main line to the street. I use a sole proprietor drain cleaning...
07-15-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Handyman663

Thanks PA

That was a very concise response. I've been away for a few days. I did hire a professional to treat the area and for a while I am leaving the beams exposed prior to re-installing fascia and soffit....
07-08-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Handyman663

Carpenter Ants in Deck Framing

I have a 2nd story deck built over a shed style back porch. It is supported on 4x4 posts to the ground. It has a 16 foot span with a double 2x12 microlam beam. I have found carpenter ants in the...
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Handyman663

These were primed with Zinnser oil based and two...

These were primed with Zinnser oil based and two coats of exterior semi-gloss latex. The second newel is only about 2 feet from the bad one and still looks new. I realize that oak is a poor outdoor...
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Views: 579
Posted By Handyman663

Oak Newel Gone in 2 yrs

I built a short railing for our front porch 2 yrs ago. The newels at either end are turned 4x4 oak. I didn't know when buying them that they were made from oak pieces. The glue joints have...
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Handyman663

Overlaying EPDM

I have a "flat" EPDM roof with a redwood deck on top. Currently all the decking is removed due to rotten sleepers. The roof originally had a dam around the perimeter where the rubber was higher due...
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Handyman663

Maybe I've just been lucky, but I have doweled...

Maybe I've just been lucky, but I have doweled several concrete patios to foundations and never had a problem. Doesn't the house crawl space or basement leak enough heat to prevent freezing right...
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Handyman663

Drilling Thru Flashing

I have been tasked by my children to get their late mother's house ready for sale. The existing concrete patio has heaved and separated from the house. I want to dowel the replacement concrete into...
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Handyman663

Thanks. I was just inquiring if a cement product...

Thanks. I was just inquiring if a cement product or mastic was proper for this task. The flagstone has released cleanly from the underlying concrete. Pretty wet underneath so would have to dry for...
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Handyman663

Re-bonding Flagstone to Concrete

I have concrete front porch steps with the treads being flagstone. One piece of flagstone has come loose from the underlying concrete. Are there any simple ways of re-attaching it?
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By Handyman663

Proper Sealant for Galvanized Gutter

Do I need to buy a special sealant for a very small job? I have Mule Hide EPDM Lap Sealer on hand. Will that get me by for four gutter seams and two end caps or should I buy gutter sealant?
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Handyman663

Reversing Radial Tire Rotation?

Is it just a wive's tale that they shouldn't be reversed? Wife is headed to the dealer to have snows swapped for highway tires and I noticed that last fall they did not label the tire location as...
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Handyman663

Cigarette Smoke Removal

Would appreciate any tips. My ex-wife's passing has left my children with getting a house ready for sale. She was a heavy smoker so the stench is bad.

I would like any recommendations on sealing...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-27-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Handyman663

Regarding "how much can I save", IMO not much. ...

Regarding "how much can I save", IMO not much. My wife and I have a 50 gal, 13 yr old Rheem and in summer when cooking and hot water are the only gas load, our cost is $20/month. Regarding...
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Handyman663

Closeout

It was a jammed pump. I am clueless how something can get past the screen/filter, but this is the second time. The first was when the machine was brand new several yrs ago and I couldn't remember...
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Handyman663

Thanks, PJ. The link worked great, but that...

Thanks, PJ. The link worked great, but that service manual is above my pay grade. I have an independent tech coming this afternoon and I'll update on his diagnosis.
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Handyman663

Arrow Sears dishwasher problems

Control panel LED"S work and it appears to start properly, but in 40 seconds the
"Cancel" red LED lights and the machine stops. Tried resetting the breaker, no change.
The sump, not the bottom of...
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Handyman663

By front I mean damper, pulley, belt end of...

By front I mean damper, pulley, belt end of engine. I'll keep this forever. I am 74 and bought it new. It only gets a couple thousand miles per year now. Rust is not a problem. CO never used...
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Handyman663

Grand Caravan 3.3 Oil Leak

I have a 1998 with 115k miles. It leaks oil at the front of the engine, so I assume timing chain cover or crankshaft seal, maybe both. It leaks enough to make a garage floor mess but does not...
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Handyman663

Asking for help before starting deck on EPDM

I have an existing 25 yr old 2nd story redwood deck over EPDM. The sleepers have rotted, so decking not well attached any longer. Should I bond new sleepers to the rubber or just let the new deck...
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Handyman663

Nice try, Dane. We are in a historic district,...

Nice try, Dane. We are in a historic district, so the city won't let us tear them down. About a dozen yrs ago a GC was fined $7,000 for replacing original windows with look-alike modern sashes. ...
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Handyman663

Thanks Dane

I am not comfortable either, but I don't know the proper splicing technique, so afraid I might create a larger problem than re-installing old tubing. If I knew how to properly splice, I would...
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Handyman663

Closeout

Owner returned over the weekend and I learned a little more. The tubing under the shower pan is an extension of the bathroom floor heat, with one stat controlling it all. There is no labeling on...
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Handyman663

Homewners back on the weekend. I'll see if I can...

Homewners back on the weekend. I'll see if I can post photos. @74 I'm electronically challenged. I know a lot of struff, just nothing about boilers and HW heating systems.
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