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12-12-08, 07:45 AM
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Posted By mew5280

I found this while searching the forum, I have...

I found this while searching the forum, I have this same problem only my sliding doors are in the basement. We had a flood, insurance covered re-carpeting. The contractor who removed the track...
09-11-06, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 36,461
Posted By mew5280

update

Well, to answer your question (and mine), we did discover the problem is actually in the house, not out at the sewer. It's the kitchen drain only, the rest of the house is fine. We do not have a...
09-10-06, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 36,461
Posted By mew5280

Replacing Old Sewer Line - tree roots

I'd like some feedback on ways to fix the problem of tree roots in old clay sewer drains. My house was built in 1949, the drain is clay pipes. About 6 or 8 months ago the kitchen sink clogged and ...
03-11-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By mew5280

I stand my ground. The owner is still...

I stand my ground. The owner is still responsible in the end, whether it is right or wrong. The tenant can skip town, change their name, guess who will eventually end up "responsible". That's what...
03-09-06, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By mew5280

My two cents having just watched a camera go...

My two cents having just watched a camera go through my sewer line.... NO WAY did 3 tampons cause the problem. The problem was the roots. Tampons should NOT be flushed but now you know, but even...
03-09-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By mew5280

Thank you so much for your help. Here's what...

Thank you so much for your help. Here's what happened (btw, house was built in 1949)... I used a hand auger and it stopped at a tee about 2-3 feet in so I called rescue rooter. They brought their...
03-06-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By mew5280

Well, actually, a few minutes online and I can...

Well, actually, a few minutes online and I can see that it would be really silly to call a plumber without snaking it first. It drains and then fills up again in a few minutes which means it's in...
03-05-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By mew5280

Finding a Kitchen Clog

Before calling a plumber, I want to do what I can to find the problem with the kitchen drain not draining/draining very slow. First, a few days ago I noticed a foul, sulphur-like odor coming from...
01-22-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By mew5280

Yep, hindsight is 20/20 isn't it? I had to pay a...

Yep, hindsight is 20/20 isn't it? I had to pay a service call fee, then I knew it would be something like 20/quarter hour but when he found the part, he didn't say that wouldn't allow us to use it,...
01-20-06, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By mew5280

majakdragon: yes, there is an open space but I...

majakdragon: yes, there is an open space but I think the hot water tap is to the right of the openin, so you'd be working in a tight space, around the wall. The reason for going through the tile in...
01-19-06, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By mew5280

Thanks for the answers. This might help, from the...

Thanks for the answers. This might help, from the repair bill:

"Installed new Briggs shower stem hot side. Cannot remove barrel due ot major corrosion. Faucet needs replaced ASAP. Leak is...
01-19-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By mew5280

Plumber Recommendation Question

In my main bath, I have a tub with a shower head and what is probably the original fixtures from 1948, separate hot and cold tap, tub faucet, showerhead and diverter. Everything was working great,...
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By mew5280

Interior Paint Technique

Hi, I have done a lot of faux wall finishes but am stumped on this one.

My finished basement has some water damage that I need to repair. We had some plumbing problems and fixed the plumbing but...
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By mew5280

Painting Wood Trim

Hi, I have done a lot of interior painting and furniture refinishing but wanted to know the best way to tackle my exterior wood trim?

My house is brick but there is wood trim at the roof line that...
03-29-05, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By mew5280

I had the same question and was looking through...

I had the same question and was looking through all the threads to find this. This is a do-it-yourself forum so I assume people posting need help, not a referral to use someone else.

I hooked...
03-05-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By mew5280

Lead Paint: used on cabinets?

I am stripping paint from original kitchen cabinets from 1948. Was the lead paint that used before the 70's used on cabinets? It's too late as I've already stripped half of them but I am wondering....
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By mew5280

Thanks! I think I'll give it a try...

Thanks! I think I'll give it a try...
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By mew5280

Kitchen Faucet - bronze?

I'm thinking of putting in a bronze faucet that is marketed by various manufacturers as Venetian Bronze or Rubbed Bronze but can't find any information on upkeep. Does anyone have any experience? ...
02-27-05, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By mew5280

Looking for vent pipe

My husband and I getting ready to replace our sink and add a disposal and dishwasher to the kitchen (doesn't have either now). The pipes under the current sink are updated (vs the galvanized and...
02-16-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,415
Posted By mew5280

Tearing Out Old Linoleum

OK, I've read through a few posts about removing linoleum. Mine is stuck pretty well to wood. How can I tell if it's on the subfloor or it it's on a wood underlayment? I guess I will know when I...
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By mew5280

Thanks, one reason I'm interested in the laminate...

Thanks, one reason I'm interested in the laminate tile vs. real tile is for the reason you mentioned. My neighbor has one year old tile in their identical kitchen (very small, lots of traffic) and...
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By mew5280

Tile Laminates?

Anyone have experience with laminates that look like tile? I have seen two different types, one is Edge brand and it looks like there is actual ceramic or tile substance on the laminate, the other...
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