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09-26-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By wubbzy

Thumbs up Pilot Dane -- thank you!!! (Ugh -- I was...

Pilot Dane -- thank you!!!

(Ugh -- I was hoping it was the vent, which I can try DIY ... I don't think I can DIY the drain line.)
09-26-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By wubbzy

How to tell apart clogged vent vs. clogged sewer?

How-to website list the SAME symptoms for a clogged vent and clogged sewer (toilets gurgling, sinks draining slowly). Is there a way to tell the two problems apart?

The toilets in 2 of my...
02-16-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By wubbzy

It looks like "Hole B" of the bracket (see...

It looks like "Hole B" of the bracket (see attached diagram from installation instructions) will be close to the nail plates. I'm hopeful that it will be just to the inside of the nail plate. If it...
02-16-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By wubbzy

Still not sure what blocking is but I see...

Still not sure what blocking is but I see generally what you mean -- I looked at the installation instructions for the model I want (GE Profile PVM9215SFSS installation instructions PDF...
02-16-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By wubbzy

Yes, it is for an over-the-range microwave. What...

Yes, it is for an over-the-range microwave. What do you mean by "you might need some blocking"? What is a "blocking"?
02-16-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By wubbzy

Aargh! I was afraid of that!

Aargh! I was afraid of that!
02-16-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By wubbzy

Any tips on matching the texture?

Any tips on matching the texture?
02-16-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By wubbzy

Best Way To Shave 1/8" Off Drywall?

My electrian took off a 6" x 20" piece of drywall above our stove range (see attached photo), and now I'm trying to put it back & patch up the seams. The drywall used to sit flat against the wood...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By wubbzy

Dry settting of flagtones not possible?

We were trying to follow how-to instructions given in Sunset Magazine, where they have you do it dry:

Step-by-step: Flagstone path...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By wubbzy

Flagstone Path - How to Fix Unstable Stones

We just put in a small flagstone path ourselves and I think we did it all wrong: the stones are pretty unstable. We did it with little research and no experience, and on a very tight budget so we cut...
04-23-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By wubbzy

Question Looking for Unique, Artsy Wood Entry Door

We're looking to replace our very standard-looking front door (36x80") with something more interesting looking. Local big box hardware stores have offer wood entry doors but they all look very...
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Views: 2,394
Posted By wubbzy

Question Fridge Door Hinge Bolt Broke - Totally FUBAR

I have an LG refrigerator with freezer on the bottom (model LBC22518). The top door was sagging, so loosened and re-tightened the 3 hinge bolts at the top of the door, but in the process I broke one...
01-01-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By wubbzy

Popped Off Vinyl Asbestos Tiles - What Now?

I have 9"x9" vinyl tiles that I popped off the floor of our small (12' x 12') bedroom. Most are whole, a few broke into large pieces. They fit into two cardboard boxes (each the size of a milk...
09-29-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By wubbzy

How would I identify it? It looks like a very...

How would I identify it? It looks like a very simple bronze hose bibb. Looks like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/b7/b7cc85c3-884f-419c-ad79-3034599fe640_300.jpg
The house...
09-29-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By wubbzy

Question Do I Need a Backflow Valve for Hose-Sprinkler?

We're re-landscaping a 40' x 40' backyard in San Diego that was totally neglected by the previous owner. We'd like to put in a small (20' x 30') lawn area for our kids, a play area with a swing and a...
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By wubbzy

Engineered Wood Over Vinyl Tiles?

Our house has carpets on a concrete subfloor. I ripped out carpets today to install engineered wood flooring. In one of the rooms I discovered that under the carpet there were vinyl tiles, glued to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,630
Posted By wubbzy

Divots left by Tack Strips OK for Engineered Wood Flooring?

I'm pulling out the carpet in our house so that we can put in engineered hardwood flooring. The carpet is over the concrete slab, so when I pry off the tack strips, each nail is breaking up the...
02-02-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By wubbzy

Question Setting Up Sprinkler System - Basic Questions

We're landscaping our backyard, which was choked with brush because it had been left unattended by the previous owner for decades. We're in San Diego. We removed all the brush, and are almost ready...
12-27-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By wubbzy

We're not using a humidifier. The bathroom is...

We're not using a humidifier.
The bathroom is vented to the outside.
There is no crawlspace (the house is on a slab).
12-27-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By wubbzy

Where is all this condensation coming from?

We're noticing a lot of condensation on our windows. Where's it all coming from? We're in a small house in San Diego. It has a single wall-furnace. It's typically about 70F inside the house, and the...
11-23-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,799
Posted By wubbzy

Newt, great info! Thanks. I assume a...

Newt, great info! Thanks.



I assume a power rake won't be damaged by big rocks in the soil?

What about roots? I'm trying to dig out most of them but there are some I may miss.

After the...
08-01-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,799
Posted By wubbzy

Question Planting grass on gravelly soil -- what should I do?

I'd like to plant grass in our backyard but the soil is very gravelly. There are lots of rocks mixed in with the dirt, ranging from pebbles all the way up to egg-sized rocks. The soil is otherwise...
06-17-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By wubbzy

Ah ha! Maybe that's it. Thanks Bud. (Yes, we have...

Ah ha! Maybe that's it. Thanks Bud. (Yes, we have a propane heating system).

Regarding concrete floors -- I'm afraid that once we rip out the carpets, that there would be an unforeseen...
06-16-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By wubbzy

Talking I would guess that we may have a lot of moisture...

I would guess that we may have a lot of moisture coming through the floor -- there have been days when windows in our house fog up even though we're not using any water (I mean other than bathroom...
06-15-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By wubbzy

How do I fill in those pock marks? Thanks!

How do I fill in those pock marks?

Thanks!
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