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Posted By karen_z

Connection Gutters to Foundation Drain

We're going to be building a new house soon...

What precautions, if any, need to be taken to connect gutters to the standard foundation drain pipe?

The 70 y.o. house I will be moving out of was...
02-11-09, 07:57 AM
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Posted By karen_z

That's all great news and answers my questions. ...

That's all great news and answers my questions. Thanks!!

And, I love that Kozy Kollar.

:)
02-10-09, 08:38 AM
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Attaching New Attic Vents to Existing Attic Stack Vent

We added a whole new bathroom and now have (2) 2 vents pipes and (1) 1.5" vent pipe going into the attic. They range in distance of 13' to 20' away from an existing 4 cast pipe exiting the roof. ...
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Posted By karen_z

No Door Water from Fridge

The archives gave me a bunch of things to try, but I'm still not certain. So far, Im thinking its the solenoid... Please advise. :)

-Icemaker makes ice and dispenses it just fine
-When I...
02-18-08, 01:36 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Thanks, thezster. That code thing is always...

Thanks, thezster. That code thing is always entertaining for us. LOL This house is so old that new code is often well beyond what actually has been there **and working** for over 50 years. As for...
02-15-08, 08:43 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Thanks for the info, Just Bill. I have a...

Thanks for the info, Just Bill. I have a plumbing supply place nearby, so I will take a look at their 2" tub drains. I will also try to replace as much of the galvanized drain as possible. It goes...
02-13-08, 02:58 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Tub Drain Replacement?

Hi. I have an old (1930s ?) tub on the second floor whose drain and overflow pipe have leaked in the past. Well, it doesnt seem to have leaked in a while, but it maybe just because showers have...
11-10-07, 06:04 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Thanks for the reply, Chandler. :) I was...

Thanks for the reply, Chandler. :) I was excited to see that Home Depot carried these s-traps, but then googled these devices and deflated that excitement. So, we're going to put in a...
11-07-07, 12:59 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Ah, the old rotten-egg-smell-from-the-well-water,...

Ah, the old rotten-egg-smell-from-the-well-water, trick. Our county's well water expert told us that a slowly increasing smell of this type was often caused by bacteria buildup in the well. Her...
11-07-07, 12:19 PM
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Posted By karen_z

If you solder, make sure that you don't have PEX...

If you solder, make sure that you don't have PEX (plastic tubing) in the wall that is less than 18" from the joint you are soldering.
11-07-07, 11:57 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Well, a few years ago, I paid a professional...

Well, a few years ago, I paid a professional plumber $300 to make a repair like you describe after a copper pipe froze. Ok, it was in the crawlspace and he had to dig a little to get there...but he...
11-07-07, 06:20 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Pedestal Sink Drain Pipe into Floor not Wall?

Weve got the entire floor ripped out of a powder room that we are remodeling. We want to put in a pedestal sink, but this wall has a new 7.5"H x 5"W beam at the bottom. (Beam is 8' long and sink...
09-21-07, 07:38 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Thank you, Bigjax, for taking the time to explain...

Thank you, Bigjax, for taking the time to explain things. :)
09-14-07, 06:25 AM
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Posted By karen_z

I've heard of people using those shovels that are...

I've heard of people using those shovels that are specially designed to remove roofing shingles. They have a flat end that has a wavy pattern in it.

Any asbestos concern with the old linoleum?
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09-13-07, 02:32 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Thanks for reply, bigjax. Yeah, it does sound...

Thanks for reply, bigjax. Yeah, it does sound complicated, but maybe I can simplify the question so I can understand how this procedure works.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a beam either has:...
09-05-07, 07:18 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Ok, maybe a cost question is out of the scope of...

Ok, maybe a cost question is out of the scope of this board, so let me ask a real how-to question. :)

The beam that needs replacing is under an outside wall...except an addition was put on later,...
08-30-07, 03:47 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Old House Beam Replacement

Howdy Hearty Professionals! Ive got a nearly 100 y.o. house with foundation issues, including termite-damaged beams. A structural engineer gave some guidance (piers are ok, fix the wood), so I...
08-11-05, 07:24 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Furring strips to old brick wall & pegboard question

I want to install pegboard to an old brick wall (1937), but the masonry between the bricks doesn't seem to hold those tapcon screws very well or 2.5" masonry nails either, so the furring strips are...
05-20-05, 01:06 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Along these lines, Home Depot now sells double...

Along these lines, Home Depot now sells double gang boxes with yellow dividers, presumably so you can put 120V & low voltage (phone/cable) in the same box. They also have little yellow plastic...
05-20-05, 12:51 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Ok, I just got off the phone with GE's tech line....

Ok, I just got off the phone with GE's tech line. This load center accepts both THQP *and* THQL breakers, even though the stabs are 90 degrees off from the other. Go figure.

The diff appears to...
05-20-05, 09:07 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Thanks for the info. My original messages are...

Thanks for the info. My original messages are confusing even to me, so sorry about that. :o

My panel will only take THQP's and I cannot find AFCI's for it online or in Home Depot. I will try...
05-20-05, 07:33 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Umm...it's not that panel... I searched for...

Umm...it's not that panel... I searched for TLM812SCUD and that one popped up, but I just reread the description and it says it takes THQLs... help...
05-20-05, 07:30 AM
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Posted By karen_z

AFCI questions

I have this panel http://doityourself.com/store/6117956.htm
but can't find any AFCI's for it. GE's site doesn't seem to list any THQP's only THQL's...which won't fit. It's a really old house that...
05-04-05, 12:49 PM
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Posted By karen_z

Maybe this is obvious, but no one else has chimed...

Maybe this is obvious, but no one else has chimed in yet... :)

Since the dishwasher must pump the water up to the drain, looping the tube seems like it could prevent it from discharging...
05-04-05, 06:51 AM
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Posted By karen_z

Thank you for all your advice. :)

Thank you for all your advice. :)
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