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07-23-19, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Dimeron

Scratched 1/2 copper pipe with drywall saw, no leaks yet. Potential issues?

Went a bit overzealous while sawing my basement bathroom ceiling for a new fan. And didn't notice I completely scratched/nicked up a copper pipe above with my drywall saw.

Those are 1/2 inch pipe,...
03-15-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Dimeron

Thank for the feedback everyone. I took a...

Thank for the feedback everyone.

I took a closer look today, and it appear that the cement filling used is hydraulic cement, but it has small cracks inside of it, and there are obvious epoxy or...
03-14-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Dimeron

Sealing a cement filled old duct hole in foundation wall.

Due to crazy weather (lots of snow immediately followed by lots of rain) and improper snow shoveling, I managed to create an ice dam on my driveway.

Which in turn caused my foundation wall to leak...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,217
Posted By Dimeron

Ah, okay. Just curious, if I did screw the...

Ah, okay.

Just curious, if I did screw the light's ground wire to the mounting bracket, and not have it connect with any other wires, would it do anything? Since mounting bracket is metal, the...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,217
Posted By Dimeron

The house is ~50 years old. I have cable covering...

The house is ~50 years old. I have cable covering that appear to be made out of dark colored weaving. No idea if it is metallic covering or rubber.

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Here's a very rough picture of it....
04-07-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,793
Posted By Dimeron

Thanks for the help. Would prefer not to...

Thanks for the help.

Would prefer not to scrape off the whole ceiling. Since that's a huge undertaking.

I figure if it looks terrible, I can always just install a ceiling medallion. But would...
04-07-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,793
Posted By Dimeron

Repairing a hole around light fixture on stucco/textured ceiling

Due to a roof leak, which eventually caused water to leak out, and damage the area around the light fixture. The roof is going to be replaced soon, so now I'm looking at repairing the damaged...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,217
Posted By Dimeron

My ceiling box does not have a copper ground wire, just a black and a white wire

Hello.

I'm doing some ceiling repair work, will also want to replace a light fixture as well.

Photo of the wire box with the old light. I haven't removed the old light yet....
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Dimeron

sealing air gaps around a light fixture? (not recessed light)

Hello.

I'm about to replace my ceiling light fixture. It is not a recessed light.

I know there are some air gaps around the ceiling wire box. I will try to fill the big gaps via some settling...
01-10-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dimeron

Hm.... thanks for the feedback everyone. ...

Hm.... thanks for the feedback everyone.

Sigh, looks like my options are:

1. Find and seal every single little air leak in the attic, which would also include removing all the insulation...
01-08-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dimeron

Hi, there is no gable vent. Previously the house...

Hi, there is no gable vent. Previously the house had one of those rotating air vents. Two maxi vent was put in, the soffits were also cleared. I can see quite a bit of daylight coming from soffit...
01-08-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dimeron

Frost and condensation build up around the plumbing stack vent.

Context information. The house is 40+ years old. I'm located in Eastern Canada, so fairly cold. There is no vapor barrier in the attic as far as I can tell.

So I detected what appear to be...
01-04-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Dimeron

Shower diverter valve and sprount pipe connector has a slow leak.

My mother's bathroom has a small leak at where the sprout copper pipe is connected to the diverter valve. It is behind a drywall, but there is a small plumbing access hole right beneath it, so I was...
12-31-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Dimeron

Okay, thanks. So I chipped out all the loose...

Okay, thanks.

So I chipped out all the loose and slightly soft sections that I can get, and was able to insert two small pieces of leftover (normal, none mold resistant) drywall board into it.
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12-30-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Dimeron

Repair drywall that is squashed between two metal edge beads?

Not sure how to properly described it, so here is a picture of my situation.

http://imgur.com/vA0Pnnh


The width of that wall is only about 5 inches. It is right next to a basement shower...
12-30-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Dimeron

Awesome, thanks. Another quick question. Is...

Awesome, thanks.

Another quick question. Is it with it to use mold resistant drywall? None of the existing drywall is mold resistant.

Thanks.
12-30-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Dimeron

About to do my first major drywall repair that involves taping, tips and advice?

So my basement bathroom vanity P-trap was leaking for a while. Which damaged the vanity as well as some drywall. I have already cut away water damaged drywall, as well as bunch of drywall that just...
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Dimeron

Using WD-40/Silicon remover to remove old silicon sealeant?

Just wondering if anyone has tried it before? How well does it work? The youtube videos make it look like it save a lot of effort.

Also, once you have sprayed the stuff and removed the old...
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Dimeron

The house used to be a rental property for...

The house used to be a rental property for students. The area may have also leaked before from overflow or bad caulking.

So it could have been an old issue, that just made worse with broken seal.
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Dimeron

I highly suspect the water is from the bad seal...

I highly suspect the water is from the bad seal between the vinyl floor and the tub. The water tend to pool at that corner from spills/people getting out of the shower etc. The fact there is a...
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Dimeron

Repairing rotted subfloor at edge of tub?

So while having dinner at my mother's house today, I noticed two small cracks and what appear to be small water stain on her living room ceiling.

It was right below the bathroom. So after some...
12-22-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Dimeron

"Great Stuff" foam covering a soldered pipe joint?

So here is my situation. I have used "Great Stuff gaps and cracks" to seal up an attic plumbing vent bypass. The pipe is a 3 inch copper. A blob of the foam ended up going a bit higher than other...
10-31-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Dimeron

Also, forgot to ask. What size galvanized...

Also, forgot to ask.

What size galvanized penny nail should I use. I don't have a nail gun, so will be doing it the old fashion way with a hammer.

The depth of the trim is 1 1/4 to 1 1/2...
10-31-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Dimeron

Hm... never worked with PVC trim before. Can you...

Hm... never worked with PVC trim before. Can you nail it, sand it, and cut it like you would with a piece of pressure treated wood? Would it be easier to work with? Just wondering since the existing...
10-31-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Dimeron

Thanks, how was it draining before the wood was...

Thanks, how was it draining before the wood was rotted? The wood would have pressed tight against the end before it rotted, and if water flows out, wouldn't it be dripping behind the concrete sil and...
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