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Thanks for all the feedback and excellent advice....

Thanks for all the feedback and excellent advice. Just to bring closure to this thread, when I got home Thursday nite, I am embarrassed to admit I had a new faucet and a plumbing bill. :o The moral...
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Sorry, shoulda thought of that when I had better...

Sorry, shoulda thought of that when I had better light. I grabbed this one from the other side of the house, but they are identical. I didn't think to remove the Y-splitter, so just ignore that part....
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Posted By whitpet

Outside Faucet - What's Going On?

One of my outside faucets, about 15 years old, worked fine yesterday. Everything was good when I turned it on this evening, but when I went to turn it off, the handle rotates endlessly without...
11-03-15, 12:48 PM
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks for the prompt feedback, definitely some...

Thanks for the prompt feedback, definitely some things to think about. I'm not crazy about putting on a finish, but there's a huge difference in appearance between wet and dry. When it's just sitting...
11-03-15, 07:16 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Question Finish for Cypress Driftwood

Hi - I am not a woodworker in any sense of the term, but I have a nice piece of cypress driftwood that I would like to place in a natural area of our yard. The wood was already in great shape, but...
07-04-15, 09:37 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks. I've got a bag of the small catfood cans...

Thanks. I've got a bag of the small catfood cans that I use. The straight sides and the short height work well for me. I've found anything like these are very useful in troubleshooting irrigation...
07-03-15, 06:56 PM
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks very much for the quick responses. Sounds...

Thanks very much for the quick responses. Sounds like it's time to give it a shot and see how it works out. I appreciate your help.
07-03-15, 11:52 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Mixing rotary sprinkler and spray heads

I have an established lawn with an irrigation system. All of the instructions I have read emphasize not to mix rotor sprinklers and spray heads in the same zone. My current set-up follows those...
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks, Gunguy, your input is very helpful, and I...

Thanks, Gunguy, your input is very helpful, and I can tend to get confused and excited pretty quickly when I don't know what I'm doing. :D

It sounds like the braided lines are the way to go when...
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks, I'm learning some good stuff. Found out...

Thanks, I'm learning some good stuff. Found out what PEX was, and noticed that Lowes and HD still sell it for supply line. Regardless, no arguments that the SS braid is a better way to go. Did that...
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Posted By whitpet

OK, now I worried... Not sure how to know. I've...

OK, now I worried... Not sure how to know. I've got the same type of lines running to all bathroom sinks and both toilets. The gray line carries a '99 date, with the following markings: "NSF-PW SE...
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Posted By whitpet

Oops, I gather that's a problem? :eek: I've got...

Oops, I gather that's a problem? :eek: I've got the same type of flex lines running to 3 sinks and 2 toilets. I definitely appreciate the alert. I was not aware of an issue.

While I've got you...
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Posted By whitpet

Sorry, should have thought to include a pic from...

Sorry, should have thought to include a pic from the start. Duh.... :o

Flash reflections made it tough to get a good shot, but here's probably the worst place:
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks for the quick feedback! Yep, it's the...

Thanks for the quick feedback! Yep, it's the blue/green stuff that shows up around leaks. On the copper end, it's primarily just discoloration. On the cut-off end, it's a little "fuzzy" on the...
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Posted By whitpet

Question Sink Inlet Lines Corrosion/Discoloration - A Concern?

Our home is about 13 years old, with 3 bathroom sinks. The plumbing on two of the sinks look almost brand new. On the third sink, both the hot and cold water inlet lines show some...
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks for all the replies. As cheese pointed...

Thanks for all the replies. As cheese pointed out, I learned there's no choke rod or other accessible choke apparatus to mess with. I checked for spark and it's there. (Had not thought about that.......
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Posted By whitpet

Jerk the cord. :D Sorry, but seriously, that's...

Jerk the cord. :D Sorry, but seriously, that's it. There's no manual choke on this engine. Normally, I leave the handle that engages the self-propelled transmission in the disengaged position. I've...
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Posted By whitpet

Lawn Mower Engine Maintenance Suggestions

I've got a Toro/B&S Model 20332 self propelled lawn mower that's about 1.5 years old. One feature that attracted me to it is their "easy start guaranteed to crank on 1 pull when cold" feature. When...
01-20-11, 01:59 PM
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks for the feedback. I should have asked...

Thanks for the feedback. I should have asked sooner, but the area was such a mess, with pine needles, sticks, etc embedded in the ivy foliage, I just started cleaning out and kept on going...:o I've...
01-20-11, 11:11 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Help! My Ivy Has Got to Go!

I read the recent thread about ivy, but my situation is a little different. I've got about 200 sq ft of well-established English ivy that is taking over everything. Good or bad, it has to go. The...
10-04-10, 09:47 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks for the comments. I struggled with the...

Thanks for the comments. I struggled with the concept, but I was afraid I was overlooking something. At this point, I believe I can live without it.:) Thanks again.
10-02-10, 10:09 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Sewer Popper?

Anybody familiar with the "Sewer Popper"?
http://www.adenus.com/specs/Sewer%20Popper%20Spec%20Sheet.pdf

They've become the "hot" ticket in our neighborhood, but it seems to be one plumber who is...
08-25-10, 09:17 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Irrigation - High Pressure Shutdown

I sure could use some help troubleshooting an irrigation system. Please forgive a long explanation...

The system is about 10 years old, located in coastal SC. It's fed by a shallow well, and...
06-14-10, 08:21 AM
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Posted By whitpet

Thanks again for your help. Looks like it's...

Thanks again for your help. Looks like it's project time. :thumbup:
06-13-10, 04:37 PM
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Posted By whitpet

Chandler - Thanks for your response. The soffit...

Chandler - Thanks for your response. The soffit vents and a full-length ridge vent are already in place. I was concerned that ceiling insulation would trap heat in the garage, but I guess that's a...
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