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Thank you, glad to hear that.

Thank you, glad to hear that.
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Soffit vent direction

My soffit vents face out although I have read on several sites that the fins should face towards the house. It seems like it would allow more airflow. How bad is this.
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Thats what I was afraid of. A plumber came out...

Thats what I was afraid of. A plumber came out and just replaced the putty or whatever it was. Thought maybe that was how it was in 1957.
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Flush Valve

Have a toilet where the flush valve is installed with some sort of putty. The toilet is original to the house, 1957. Is this ever OK not having it secured with a nut.
05-06-19, 02:11 PM
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Thank you we will see if we can get it worked...

Thank you we will see if we can get it worked out. If it fails, do you know the name of the plank flooring that comes together with one strip of adhesive between planks but is actually flexible and...
05-06-19, 08:31 AM
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Asbestos Problem

Took up carpet in new home to my brother to find 9X9 tiles with a little unevenness in the floor of basement with 6 1/2 foot ceilings. Did not want to add plywood because we did not want to raise...
04-30-19, 09:00 AM
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We do have an access in the front yard so I could...

We do have an access in the front yard so I could apply it there with limited water. Two years ago plumbers snaked it and found roots. Not having issues but they determined that our access to...
04-29-19, 02:06 PM
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Posted By mcapella

Roots in pipe

What is the opinion about the root kill powders. Their effectiveness and any danger to pipes.
03-04-19, 02:39 PM
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Thank you for the information.

Thank you for the information.
03-04-19, 12:01 PM
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We may have the second type but would it only...

We may have the second type but would it only require replacement in a remodel or is this something that we should consider. The present house was built in 1957. Also want to consider selling in...
03-04-19, 11:31 AM
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Cloth covered electric cable

Was watching one of those so called home remodel shows this weekend, not sure of the location, but they located what they termed cloth covered electric lines. Said they would need to be removed...
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Thank you for all the responses. Each one...

Thank you for all the responses. Each one only gets highway miles a couple of times a year. Maybe I will look into the one that is 8 years old that I know since I am sure it was manufactured...
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Tire life

Recently both of the vehicles we own have had the comment about the age of our tires (by the same tire store). We do live in MS where it will get hot in a few months and the tires are 8 years on...
01-14-19, 02:39 PM
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I dont know if there is a solution but I did...

I dont know if there is a solution but I did wonder if anyone knew of a brand that still had a knockout in the bucket for the hose. I would be willing to purchase a new one and keep this as a...
01-14-19, 09:51 AM
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Posted By mcapella

Thank you for the responses. Yes the plug is...

Thank you for the responses. Yes the plug is removed but about once every two months I will notice that the bucket is full and hose does not appear to be backed up. I dump the bucket and it...
01-09-19, 01:33 PM
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Dehumidifier condensate removal

Wanted to know if anyone knows of a 30-50 quart dehumidifier that drains from the bucket. I previously had one that drained from the bucket through a knockout. Once that one died, the only...
10-11-18, 06:12 AM
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Posted By mcapella

Thank you for putting my mind at ease.

Thank you for putting my mind at ease.
10-09-18, 08:57 AM
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Yes they are just in the crawlspace. Just have...

Yes they are just in the crawlspace. Just have heard about creosote lately and got me to thinking about them.
10-08-18, 10:06 AM
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Creosote Joists

What is everyone thoughts on creosote floor joists from the 50's. Should they be encapsulated. If so, how.
Forum: Water Heaters
03-16-18, 08:17 AM
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Posted By mcapella

Sorry for the slow response. The installer put...

Sorry for the slow response. The installer put foam insulation around it. I need to just take it back to the pipe and see what I find, but was hoping I would hear that it is most likely...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-13-18, 02:29 PM
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Posted By mcapella

Water heater condensation

Starting to notice that our 3 year old instant hot water tank which is gas and outside seems to either being leaking from the pipe that is the out hot water is there is condensation more than usual. ...
02-09-18, 11:12 AM
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Posted By mcapella

Not to handy with appliances myself and had one...

Not to handy with appliances myself and had one person out with no luck solving the problem. Units are almost ten years old so thought it might be time.
02-09-18, 07:18 AM
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Posted By mcapella

Washer not ringing out clothes half the time and...

Washer not ringing out clothes half the time and wife needs a matching set.
02-09-18, 06:41 AM
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Posted By mcapella

Thank you, we are just in need of replacing our...

Thank you, we are just in need of replacing our dryer and it is fed by a 1/2 gas line but seems to work. Just was worried that a new one might have issue with the gas supply.
02-08-18, 02:53 PM
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Posted By mcapella

Gas dryer question

Do all models of gas dryers use similar amounts of gas. Of course high heat would use more than low heat.
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