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The pipe is deteriorating on its exterior...

The pipe is deteriorating on its exterior (rust/deformation and has a little mud coating) so it doesn't even look much like a pipe anymore.

The pipe is no longer being used (replaced by PVC many,...
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Brick/Mortar Deterioriation Around Ancient Cast Iron Drain Pipe

I have recently come across an ancient cast iron drain pipe that enters the brick foundation of my house (below soil level) and I can see deterioration around the entry point (looks like somebody...
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Posted By DixieH

You definitely know your commodes, Furd.... ...

You definitely know your commodes, Furd....

The plunger was never more than an arm's length away for the previous fixture. :D
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Thanks for the tip, joe.... After some more...

Thanks for the tip, joe....

After some more research, then I'm sorta' inclined to do it this way......however, the rim on my "flange" is sorta bent and crumpled all around the rim (see the photo...
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Posted By DixieH

Alas, I no longer have it anymore.... I...

Alas, I no longer have it anymore....

I didn't figure it had any residual value anymore whatsoever, so I sent it to commode heaven! ;)
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Posted By DixieH

That's the understatement of the millenium! ;) ...

That's the understatement of the millenium! ;)



Here's a couple of close-ups (about the best I can come up with):

Photo #2: Flange bolt...
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Posted By DixieH

Question Damaged Tile/Grout/Floor Surrounding Toilet Flange

To make a long story short, the tank on my old upstairs bathroom toilet developed a nasty seam/crack in it and now I am forced to replace it with a new toilet.

When I finally freed the old fixture...
11-19-12, 05:00 PM
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Posted By DixieH

Thanks for this idea, XSleeper... I probably...

Thanks for this idea, XSleeper...

I probably have just enough room in this confined space to do a little "surgery"....

I have a Multi Max oscillating tool (that I used to cut off the piece of...
11-19-12, 12:10 PM
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Posted By DixieH

Post Thanks for the reply, chandler... I think...

Thanks for the reply, chandler...

I think this old place was built back during the 1950's and the windows are the original windows (single-pane wood windows).

What I intend to do is to replace...
11-18-12, 07:48 PM
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Posted By DixieH

Question Wood rot on lower section of window jamb?

As I have been scraping the old paint away from the surface of my old wooden windows lately, then I encountered a window that has a rotten spot in the lower left hand corner (on the outside).
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10-30-12, 02:51 PM
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Posted By DixieH

Thanks chandler and thank you too, marksr!

Thanks chandler and thank you too, marksr!
10-29-12, 03:04 PM
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Question Mortar or Caulk around old wooden window frames?

I hope that I came to the right place to ask this, however I apologize profusely if I didn't put this in the correct forum :eek:

In any event, I've got an old 2-story brick house (the lower floor...
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Posted By DixieH

Thanks for the reply, Woodbutcher!.. I tried...

Thanks for the reply, Woodbutcher!..

I tried channel locks previously (obviously to no avail) before I tried using the pipe wrench...

I'm pretty sure that I didn't ever bend the ring/collar out...
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Posted By DixieH

When I had the handle off before I took the pics,...

When I had the handle off before I took the pics, then I didn't ever recall seeing another nut..

I figured the single-handle bathroom sink faucets would be just like the single-handle kitchen sink...
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Posted By DixieH

Need to change washers on bathroom faucet (but collar is stubborn to remove!)..

I need to replace the leaking washers in my Delta single-handle bathroom sink faucet..

However, the faucet seems to have a different idea about this...the collar seems to be frozen and absolutely...
12-12-08, 08:04 AM
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Posted By DixieH

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Hey, thanks 'Skapare'...you're one smart cookie!

I'm still trying to interpret everything here, but I believe the jist of what you are saying is that the purpose of the ground wire is simply to...
12-10-08, 01:41 PM
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Posted By DixieH

Question Old house w/2-prong outlets ("grounding" question)

To make a long story short..

I need to protect a couple of computers in my old house from surges/spikes...

After reading several prior threads on this forum, then I have discovered that surge...
12-09-08, 10:04 PM
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Posted By DixieH

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So no real difference in maintenance costs between gas & electric?....and what it pretty much boils down to are the energy costs themselves?

Also, I was under the impression that a heat pump is...
12-08-08, 07:29 AM
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Posted By DixieH

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Thanks for the tip, 'airman.1994'!

If you will forgive my ignorance though, then what is "seer."? I'm supposing that it's some kind of rating of some sort, however I'm a bit devoid of furnace/AC...
12-07-08, 10:09 AM
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Posted By DixieH

Question Electric vs. Gas?...Pros and Cons of each?

I am seeking a little bit of advice.

My old gas furnace/air conditioning combo unit is beyond repair (combustion chamber in the gas furnace has a crack in it and is now in "rollout", but the A/C...
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Posted By DixieH

Question Rusting/Decaying Iron (Porch) support posts?

I have a small house that has a small porch with an overhang in front..

I believe that the overhang gets support assistance (if not fully) from a couple of iron support posts..

However, I have...
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Posted By DixieH

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Thanks for pointing me in this direction, furd!....I'm going to give the periscope accessory suggestion a shot and see if it works.
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Posted By DixieH

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The "periscope" sounds like a pretty good idea to me..

Please tell me some more about this..

How would I go about making one?..

And where would I have to put the periscope to make this work?...
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Posted By DixieH

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I had thought about that idea too..

However, I neglected to mention that this unit is a rental and it may end up being a little too tall for some of the guests..

Due to the fact that it is a...
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Posted By DixieH

Question Re-routing ventilation to accomodate stacked washer/dryer?

Hi all..

I'm in a bit of a dilemma..

I'm doing a bit of upgrading to a condo and one of the things that has to be done is to upgrade the old appliances inside the unit..

Unfortunately, I...
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