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05-19-19, 06:35 PM
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Posted By ghunt81

They are wood posts. And- it was most...

They are wood posts.

And- it was most definitely a layer of solid clay. Maybe with a 2 man auger it would dig deeper but for me it either wouldn't bite, or if it did bite it would twist out of my...
05-17-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By ghunt81

Setting fence posts in clay soil

I'm working on replacing a fence around my house. I live in north central WV and the soil here has tons of clay in it- the previous fence posts were just driven into the ground. I pulled them out and...
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Views: 286
Posted By ghunt81

No...there is space above the second floor, with...

No...there is space above the second floor, with a tiny access panel in one of the closets near the bathroom (like the access panel might be big enough to stick your head through), but it's not...
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By ghunt81

I don't know how to fix this leak!

On the kitchen ceiling in our kitchen, I had noticed in the last year or two that the paint was bubbling in a spot but I wasn't sure what could have caused it.

This spot has slowly but...
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Views: 408
Posted By ghunt81

As far as I know, yes. It is an elevated brick...

As far as I know, yes. It is an elevated brick porch (floor level is probably 3 feet above ground) and there is access under the porch so I'm under the assumption there are some joists of some sort...
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Views: 408
Posted By ghunt81

Replacing tongue & groove porch floor with composite decking

My house has a brick porch on the front with a tongue & groove wood floor. The sides of the porch are open, so the floor is exposed to a lot of weather. Previous owner put outdoor carpet over the...
04-24-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ghunt81

How to figure out why previously working outlets are no longer working?

My house has a partially finished basement with a laundry room, and another room that I am currently using as a computer room and storage.

The computer room has 5 outlets in it, and the laundry...
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Views: 477
Posted By ghunt81

Replacement doors for a small fireplace?

Our house has a fireplace in it with brass-trimmed bifold doors. We want to replace them with something with black trim, however I can't seem to find anything that indicates it will fit our...
03-31-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By ghunt81

I did not know treated lumber was not treated for...

I did not know treated lumber was not treated for ground contact. I guess it will be kind of a band-aid, I'm not sure who did the wall originally but the 4x4 posts are driven into the ground. I may...
03-30-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By ghunt81

Help with wood retaining wall?

I'm not really sure where to post this...

My house is right at a corner where a street dead-ends, and an alleyway runs up past our house to the street behind ours.

Our lot is above the street,...
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Views: 349
Posted By ghunt81

Yeah I tried turning it on and back off a couple...

Yeah I tried turning it on and back off a couple times, and looked at it when I took the handle off, but it's all the way off and still leaking. I'm gonna run out and get a cartridge.
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Views: 349
Posted By ghunt81

Need quick answer if possible- Price Pfister 1-handle tub faucet leaking

Last night for whatever reason our tub faucet started leaking cold water even when shut off, a pretty steady stream.

Does this call for a replacement cartridge only or do I need to replace the...
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By ghunt81

So, sorry I forgot to come back and reply to...

So, sorry I forgot to come back and reply to this. Short term fix I took the enclosure off the light. I might see about just swapping it out for another style.

Last time I was at the store I could...
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Views: 971
Posted By ghunt81

This is an enclosed fixture, mounted on a porch...

This is an enclosed fixture, mounted on a porch up underneath the roof (in a location where it should most certainly not be getting hit by any water). The fixture has a frosted glass and metal...
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Views: 971
Posted By ghunt81

Best light bulb for outdoor light

I have a light fixture on my porch that seems to eat light bulbs. It's just a standard fixture for a incandescent-style bulb. In the past year I've put two or three LED bulbs in it and a halogen, and...
01-06-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By ghunt81

So apparently now is the time for it to happen...

So apparently now is the time for it to happen again, it's happened 3 times in the past 24 hours, of course on the coldest day of the year so far...

Anyway, this last time it was doing it, I...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-22-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By ghunt81

Well, it was installed with unions, and it's in...

Well, it was installed with unions, and it's in an area of the basement where it has room around it, so at least it looks like it shouldn't be overly difficult.

As for the incoming water temp- I...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-22-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By ghunt81

6 year old water heater running out of hot water

Within the last week or two, my wife and I have both noticed some issues with the hot water. She said she's been running out of hot water during a shower, I take quick showers so I don't notice that...
12-04-17, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By ghunt81

Furnace running but not blowing heat, switched off/on and it was fine?

Edit: Sorry, this is a Comfortmaker furnace (don't know anything else about it off hand, I'm at work) and it is gas. Never had any other issues with it.

Woke up for work this morning thinking it...
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ghunt81

I didn't even know these things actually had a...

I didn't even know these things actually had a flywheel. I had everything off for the self propel but didn't see anything that looked like a flywheel. I'll have to take it apart again and check....
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ghunt81

They key looked like it was fine, I didn't have...

They key looked like it was fine, I didn't have any problems removing or installing any of the parts on the shaft. I also spun the blade a few times and it doesn't look like it's hitting anything....
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ghunt81

Not sure what is wrong with this mower-won't start, smoke coming out of carb

I have a Craftsman 6.75 rear drive self propel mower that a friend of mine gave me a few months back.

I used it most of the summer. The self propel was acting weird so I replaced the belt, I found...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,722
Posted By ghunt81

Attaching air hose reel to block wall

I bought a wall-mount retractable air hose reel that I wanted to hang on the inside wall of my garage, which has cinder block walls.

However I'm not really sure what is the best way to do that on...
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By ghunt81

I just dove in and did this yesterday. You guys...

I just dove in and did this yesterday. You guys were right, there was a cover under the deck (little difficult to get off there with all the grass and crap. Feels like you have to take a dozen parts...
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By ghunt81

Well I found the manual on the sears parts...

Well I found the manual on the sears parts website...not very helpful. They show an exploded diagram of the drive wheels but make no mention of how to replace the belt, must be something they want...
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