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06-02-18, 02:48 PM
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Posted By IBreakStuff

Ok. Not too concerned about wire nuts being the...

Ok. Not too concerned about wire nuts being the method of connection, just that the connection is made outside the wire box and is just laying on the "fake cement" platform which sits on the ground....
06-02-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By IBreakStuff

I'll second what's been said after buying a...

I'll second what's been said after buying a portable unit for the "window" aesthetics over a window unit.

1) What ray2047 is spot on. I guess I bought a single "hose" which only exhausts hot air...
06-02-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By IBreakStuff

Cool Outdoor condenser low voltage wires exposed - good or bad?

Low voltage wires from furnace are connected to the outdoor condenser unit with plastic wire nuts and those connections are visible from the outside of the condenser unit.

High voltage connections...
04-22-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By IBreakStuff

I found spare tile (thanks, former owners, for...

I found spare tile (thanks, former owners, for ordering too much!).

It's only 10 bucks for a 3x5 ft sheet of cement board at the big box stores, but I'm cheap. Is there a sufficient alternative...
04-21-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By IBreakStuff

Guess my main question is before replacing tile...

Guess my main question is before replacing tile is:

1) Can I cut a piece of cement board the size of the existing hole and tape + mud it in place to provide enough backing/structure?

2) Or, do...
04-21-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By IBreakStuff

Oh, sorry; I should have mentioned my plan is to...

Oh, sorry; I should have mentioned my plan is to NOT have a recessed holder anymore. I just want it to be a flat surface that won't cave in if someone puts a little weight there. Possibly replace...
04-21-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By IBreakStuff

Also, just to make it clear, the collateral...

Also, just to make it clear, the collateral damage is that crack on the right and the big chunk of missing tile at the top.

The bottom came out with no extra damage.
04-21-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By IBreakStuff

Red face Removed my toilet paper holder from tile wall, now how to remove eye sore?

Tile bathroom, toilet paper was recessed in wall. No visible screws, so I started pulling & chiseling.

I was correct that there were no screws (just globs of sheet rock on top & bottom). However,...
12-02-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,383
Posted By IBreakStuff

XSleeper, would the fix be to install shims...

XSleeper, would the fix be to install shims between the frame/window towards the middle?

There are 10 windows in the house and all of them have the issue of a poor seal between the sashes when...
12-01-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,955
Posted By IBreakStuff

Forgot to update this thread, but the cracking...

Forgot to update this thread, but the cracking returned maybe a couple weeks after I re-caulked the window. What else could be the issue?
12-01-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,415
Posted By IBreakStuff

Jason - any pointers on where you found premium...

Jason - any pointers on where you found premium pile weatherstripping?
12-01-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,383
Posted By IBreakStuff

Question Wool pile alternative on vinyl windows

I've always thought my double-pane vinyl windows were cheap because they let a lot of outside sound in - low & high frequency. When I acquired the house, they were not sealed on the outside to the...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By IBreakStuff

"You also will get better reception if you use a...

"You also will get better reception if you use a phone that is locked for your carrier."

False. The carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc..) don't define the cellular protocols and reception has...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By IBreakStuff

Ha, I guess this is a new possibility if you have...

Ha, I guess this is a new possibility if you have someone posting a thread about Chicago plumbing. When it's raining hard, we couldn't tell for sure if water was draining into the pit, however the...
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By IBreakStuff

37864 100% blockage in the bathtub...only...

37864

100% blockage in the bathtub...only thing that got it was about 15 feet of snake. Now this, I can blame on my wife as the previous owners were blondes.

However, my problem now is that...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By IBreakStuff

Update: behind the square baffle was drain...

Update: behind the square baffle was drain tile...

This pit had bathroom waste + foundation water draining to one pit, ejected to the overhead sewer.

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09-07-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By IBreakStuff

Assuming the sill is the wooden flat horizontal...

Assuming the sill is the wooden flat horizontal part, that is flat, so I guess the bottom rail of the sash is the bowed part. I can't push down on the sill. I'm assuming I'd have to take off the...
08-30-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By IBreakStuff

Windows look bent?

How does a window get like this? I've always felt these windows were crappy because they let a lot of sound in when closed. Can anyone describe what this is & how to fix it?

Window open just a...
05-06-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,346
Posted By IBreakStuff

Tried taking a pic but the difference is not...

Tried taking a pic but the difference is not noticeable for some reason in the jpg file. Even up close it's hard to see & unless you already knew what used to be there.

So the first issue is that...
05-04-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,346
Posted By IBreakStuff

Patched & painted small drywall repairs without priming. Fix?

I've made a few patches with drywall compound on walls that have been painted less than a year ago. Usually 2-3 coats of drywall compound followed by some sanding, and then wiping patch area lightly...
05-04-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By IBreakStuff

posted in error

Posted in error please ignore/delete
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By IBreakStuff

Here is a picture of the other side...what I've...

Here is a picture of the other side...what I've been told is that the inlet circled in red is the only entry for sewage (floor drain, bathroom, and laundry sink waste comes out of this pipe). This...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By IBreakStuff

What's this square thing in my ejector pit?

Does anyone know? Two plumbers have not been able to identify what this is.
Replies: 13
Views: 8,225
Posted By IBreakStuff

Sorry, I meant to say "the condensate line from...

Sorry, I meant to say "the condensate line from the old furnace used to be dropped into the basin". When we got here, the furnace had a plastic tube coming out that then hooked up to a thin copper...
Replies: 13
Views: 8,225
Posted By IBreakStuff

Talked to a licensed plumber. He confirmed that...

Talked to a licensed plumber. He confirmed that the current pit was serving bathroom waste as well as foundation water, however the installed pump is an ejector.

We emptied the pit out by messing...
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