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01-09-09, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Kobuchi

For sure the toilet trap's obstructed. If snaking...

For sure the toilet trap's obstructed. If snaking from the bowl side doesn't go, lift the toilet once again and snake into the toilet from other side.

Also, since we know the blockage comes before...
01-09-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,636
Posted By Kobuchi

You might also taper the last sections of...

You might also taper the last sections of Dricore, depending on floorplan. That plastic peels off easily, and the OSB material is fairly cooperative. Just bed those weakened sections on caulk,...
Replies: 64
Views: 11,364
Posted By Kobuchi

Darter vs. dam? Personally, I'd be happy with a...

Darter vs. dam? Personally, I'd be happy with a nice farewell ceremony for that nondescript little fishy. Bye bye.

Seems we can't walk without crushing bugs. We made it illegal. We've green...
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Views: 11,364
Posted By Kobuchi

I did some exhaustive calculations, and, assuming...

I did some exhaustive calculations, and, assuming Americans drive two hours per day; with as many vehicles as in 2005; and the panels, transmission, conversions, fuel storage & delivery, and hydrogen...
05-26-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kobuchi

Good point. Another way to interceptis to plant a...

Good point. Another way to interceptis to plant a deciduous tree. Then every winter the "awnings" come down automatically.
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Views: 1,898
Posted By Kobuchi

Drape the cable (not ends) into a sink of hot...

Drape the cable (not ends) into a sink of hot water, massage the kinks out.

Kinks appear after cable (or rope) is bent, as in folding it for storage. Another common problem is twist, introduced by...
Replies: 8
Views: 80,439
Posted By Kobuchi

Condensation. Improve ventilation.

Condensation. Improve ventilation.
05-24-08, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By Kobuchi

Can you oversize the pipe?

Can you oversize the pipe?
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Views: 3,381
Posted By Kobuchi

I use toothpicks, matchsticks, splinters. With...

I use toothpicks, matchsticks, splinters. With ordinary wood glue. Just keep tapping more in until nothing will. The round sharpened toothpicks really pack.

You can also use screws long enough to...
05-22-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By Kobuchi

So if I follow right, you would have 3 sisters?...

So if I follow right, you would have 3 sisters? The new wood between the two old? I think in this case I would consider sandwiching in plywood, doubled or whatever to fill the gap, bolt the whole...
05-22-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,396
Posted By Kobuchi

If the bottom goo is milky gray that's definitely...

If the bottom goo is milky gray that's definitely the deglossing additive - it's what makes "gloss" "semigloss".

It takes a long time to stir through. I know folks say "never shake" but what I do...
05-22-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By Kobuchi

I find the most bathroom reno anguish in getting...

I find the most bathroom reno anguish in getting everything started right so it ends right. I mean getting the studs, subfloor, door rough-opening etc. bang on so that adding thickness of sheet...
05-22-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By Kobuchi

The object is to turn the rectangles into...

The object is to turn the rectangles into triangles. So an "X" makes four triangles... good... but often just one diagonal (two triangles) is good enough.

If there's nothing like that in the shed...
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Views: 4,154
Posted By Kobuchi

I've seen that OSB does puff more than plywood...

I've seen that OSB does puff more than plywood when water damaged. And it warps at least as much.

The NRCA comment about fasteners is interesting. Because I've noticed that when OSB swells the...
05-22-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By Kobuchi

Whatever you do, make sure there is diagonal...

Whatever you do, make sure there is diagonal bracing on each side/top/bottom of this box. Even temporary 1x4, if it isn't there by design. Or the joints will creak open when you move the thing.
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Views: 1,085
Posted By Kobuchi

Sounds like fans then, and "hammering" well that...

Sounds like fans then, and "hammering" well that comes later after nothing works. :D

There are many ways to quiet this computer; whole internet forums are dedicated just to silencing computers....
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Kobuchi

I checked out that patent pending contraption......

I checked out that patent pending contraption... it looks like a lemon, i.m.h.o. :(

I know those old drum sanders are scary and massively overbuilt to survive rental abuse, but they really do...
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Views: 1,085
Posted By Kobuchi

The noise won't go away without your help. ...

The noise won't go away without your help.

"Hammering" sounds more like the racket some hard drives make. Is this is a droning (high or low pitched) fan noise or a slower tempo, often irregular,...
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Views: 1,319
Posted By Kobuchi

Those "brass" and "stainless" parts can go nasty....

Those "brass" and "stainless" parts can go nasty. For one, dissimilar metals react and corrode much faster than one metal type alone. For two, these are often farmed out through indifferent...
05-14-08, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kobuchi

Yes, more info would be great. Info from you!...

Yes, more info would be great. Info from you! Then we can give better diagnosis and suggestions, than just guessing.

Well, it seems your laundry sink is vented really well. Thanks for checking.
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Views: 11,409
Posted By Kobuchi

Cool. So I guess your pipe will hang in the...

Cool. So I guess your pipe will hang in the crawlspace under porch. Easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 11,409
Posted By Kobuchi

I think the hole can be done pretty. Use a...

I think the hole can be done pretty. Use a masonry hole saw (rented with drill) same size or slightly larger than the drain flange. The kind I know of have hunks of carbide brazed to them. This wider...
05-13-08, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,475
Posted By Kobuchi

I think GregH's metal bar would be on your side...

I think GregH's metal bar would be on your side of the ceiling (no demolition), with holes for lag screws into several joists. That'd work if you cna find joists and poke some large holes. Also, that...
05-13-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kobuchi

So are they overhanging the vent and/or rooted...

So are they overhanging the vent and/or rooted over your run to city sewer?

Filled bathtub drains OK?

Utility sink drain: can you see this leading to the bathroom? How far, in feet roughly? Is...
05-12-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By Kobuchi

All illegal seems a broad brush. :confused: ...

All illegal seems a broad brush. :confused:

Find out what, exactly. It is possible there are major complications - routing proper drain vents for example - that explain why the original work was...
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