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05-08-19, 08:22 AM
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Posted By dm888

Wow, I did not realize the 20 oz bottle would go...

Wow, I did not realize the 20 oz bottle would go so far. At that rate, the big bottle would last way past 5 years so I better get the small one. That is amazing how it lasts 10 years for termites...
05-08-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By dm888

It's been several weeks since I sprayed the Home...

It's been several weeks since I sprayed the Home Defense so I think I will do the fipronil now. I am trying to figure out how far a bottle will get me. It looks like the 20 oz bottle is $43 and the...
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By dm888

Ok ok ok...you guys convinced me. Bad idea :) ...

Ok ok ok...you guys convinced me. Bad idea :) Honestly I was thinking along those lines too. I know it is supposed to turn off automatically after a few minutes, but I can still picture that...
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Views: 313
Posted By dm888

This...

This (https://www.costco.com/Kohler-Malleco-Touchless-Pull-down-Kitchen-Faucet-with-Soap-Dispenser.product.100383984.html) is the one I am referring to. IT does have a handle and says there is a...
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Views: 313
Posted By dm888

Good points. I guess though if it did break...

Good points. I guess though if it did break down, you can still use it manually by disabling the sensor, right?
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Views: 313
Posted By dm888

Touchless faucets: Good or not?

I need to replace my kitchen faucet and notice all of the decent pull down models are around $200. I was at Costco the other day and saw a Kohler touchless kitchen faucet on sale for $200. I would...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-19-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By dm888

Thanks for all the input. I can make this pretty...

Thanks for all the input. I can make this pretty easy now that I think about it. I will probably either make a shelf or just buy a bracket...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-19-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By dm888

Can you connect an expansion tank with a flexible line?

Would it work if I built a shelf next to the water heater, set an expansion tank on it so the water inlet is facing down, and connect it to the water heater by screwing a tee onto the inlet valve of...
04-18-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By dm888

Let me add to this... I see that the mortar...

Let me add to this... I see that the mortar should dry 24 hours before you grout it. I plan to remove the tank, set down tiles only in that area (Maybe like a 3 x 3 area where the tank will sit),...
04-18-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By dm888

How long after laying tile can I place a water heater on it?

I am going to tile my laundry room floor and at the same time replace the water heater since it is due anyways. Since I have to remove the water heater, I would like to be able to put in the new one...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-18-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By dm888

I guess I could replace the TPR valve but the...

I guess I could replace the TPR valve but the tank is over 15 years old so it should be replaced anyways. This is a closed system because there is a pressure reducer and also a backfkow device.
Forum: Water Heaters
04-17-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By dm888

The other option I guess is I could wait. I know...

The other option I guess is I could wait. I know someone that can do it but he is not available right now and I need to change this tank right away because the TPR is leaking more steadily. It...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-17-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By dm888

Can you install an expansion tank without soldering?

I have installed a couple of hot water tanks in the past, but they were electric and did not have expansion tanks. Mine is gas and there currently is not an expansion tank, but it sounds like I need...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-17-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By dm888

Ok, I get it. So the main reason for putting...

Ok, I get it. So the main reason for putting them on the bricks is in case the basement floods, the tank will be out of the water? Makes sense. This is a finished basement but there have been a...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By dm888

My thought was to build a sturdy low platform,...

My thought was to build a sturdy low platform, put the tiles or whatever on it, let it dry, and then when I am ready to swap out the tank, I could just put the platform down (which is dry) and...
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By dm888

Thanks for the info. It was pumped right when we...

Thanks for the info. It was pumped right when we bought the house. Is it possible there is no outlet hatch? This is a 60 year old house. What I have exposed is the main big lid and a small hatch...
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Views: 658
Posted By dm888

Ok thanks. I guess in a normal situation, I...

Ok thanks. I guess in a normal situation, I would not have even known about this because I would not have taken the lid off if I hadn't replaced that pipe last year. Do most people even look at...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-16-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By dm888

Install water heater directly on slab or platform?

My water heater is in the basement laundry room right next to the furnace and is currently directly on the floor (linoleum on the concrete slab). I have been meaning to replace the floor in there...
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Views: 658
Posted By dm888

Thank you for the congrats, but they are a little...

Thank you for the congrats, but they are a little older than that :) Actually, the youngest one wasn't potty trained yet when it was pumped and the older one was only potty trained for a couple of...
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Views: 658
Posted By dm888

There seems to be toilet paper floating at the top of my septic tank

I have a 900 gallon tank that is just gravity fed to the driainfield (no pumps or aerators or anything). I lived at this house for 8 years before I got it pumped this first time and he said it all...
04-01-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By dm888

I have not seen an ant since about 3 weeks ago...

I have not seen an ant since about 3 weeks ago when I had some in the house and saw them outside the door and sprayed the Home Defense. Do you think I even need to get the fipronil, or should I just...
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By dm888

I tackled this project today and while it took a...

I tackled this project today and while it took a little longer than I thought, I got it done. I guess there isn't a periscope in the wall afterall, it looks like they just ran 4 inch duct in the...
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By dm888

Hey that is a great post. Makes total sense if...

Hey that is a great post. Makes total sense if it is right under a deck like that, but there is like at least 4 or maybe even 5 feet of clearance under the deck. Thanks for the tip though.
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By dm888

I guess I was concerned about mice or rats...

I guess I was concerned about mice or rats because I just got rid of getting them out of the crawlspace and maybe am a little paranoid about them going in the duct! So the rodent cages or screens...
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By dm888

While I was at Lowe's getting the duct, I saw...

While I was at Lowe's getting the duct, I saw this one (https://www.lowes.com/pd/IMPERIAL-4-in-Dia-Galvanized-Steel-R2-Exhaust-Dryer-Vent-Hood/4177177) and ended up buying it. It was the only metal...
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