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Whoops, that's what I get for trying to post from...

Whoops, that's what I get for trying to post from the phone. :o

Pic is below. Best I can figure is that it is wrapped in fiberglass joint tape with mastic sealant applied on top of that.
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Posted By cdcd33

Type of Sealant Used on Vent Joints?

I was in my attic yesterday and noticed that the bathroom exhaust fan vent (and all subsequent joints) had some type of tape(?) to seal the joints.


Haven’t seen this before. Any idea what it...
09-30-19, 12:46 PM
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Posted By cdcd33

I'm not sure if the feed line is the issue here. ...

I'm not sure if the feed line is the issue here. The run from the water meter/valve to the zone box is approximately 10 feet - goes from the basement right outside the house where the box is. No...
09-29-19, 02:24 PM
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Question Tracking Down an Irrigation Leak When System is Off

My water bill the past 2 months has been through the roof - we have separate digital indoor/outdoor meters, so I know it's the outdoor usage that is the problem.

I was inspecting the meter this...
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Posted By cdcd33

Question Ceiling Fans Making *Clicking* Sound in Warmer Weather

I installed 3 ceiling fans last November in our bedrooms. Throughout the winter, they were extremely silent, but now that it has warmed up, all 3 are starting to make a repetitive clicking sound -...
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Posted By cdcd33

The "whoosh" feels like it is coming from either...

The "whoosh" feels like it is coming from either the back of valve on the tank or where the regulator and the value connect. And by whoosh, I mean a steady flow of propane gas whooshing out...
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Posted By cdcd33

New Propane Tank Leaking When Valve Opened

Hi,

I just swapped out an empty Blue Rhino tank for a full one. After connecting it to the regulator (nice and tight), when I open the valve on the tank - **whoosh** - propane comes blasting out...
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Posted By cdcd33

What Type of Downspout Angle Adapters Do I Need?

I need to adjust one of my downspouts to go down a different side of my front porch. If you look a the picture below, I have highlighted where it needs to go now.

Any recommendations on what types...
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Posted By cdcd33

Awesome tip, didn't even realize that existed. ...

Awesome tip, didn't even realize that existed. Thanks!
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Posted By cdcd33

Proper Way to Patch Low Voltage Wire?

I just had my backyard wired with 10-gauge low voltage lighting. I've decided I don't like one of the spotlights and plan to remove it. Only issue is that the connector on the spotlight is one of...
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Posted By cdcd33

Cool, thanks for the info!

Cool, thanks for the info!
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Posted By cdcd33

Question Masonry Drill Bit - 4 Hole Base

I've been looking at some options for masonry drill bits and I am seeing that several of the higher end models have a base with 4 indentations on it. A picture of one of them is below.

I'm a...
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Posted By cdcd33

I actually just figured it out - there was just...

I actually just figured it out - there was just enough space between the ladder and the wall that I could fit a hack saw. Sawed those puppies right off!
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Question Removing concrete fasteners

We're going to be finishing our basement soon, and I'd like to move the egress escape ladder to the egress where the bedroom will be. The ladder has 4 concrete rivets in it, and I have no idea how to...
03-27-19, 09:07 AM
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Posted By cdcd33

Outdoor Receptacle in Yard

We're going to add an electrical outlet in our yard. I've got the conduit and wiring situation handled, but I seem to be having trouble finding the right fixture for the receptacle itself. All I...
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Question New to exterior low voltage lighting: couple questions

We're about to start a huge backyard landscaping project and this will be my first foray into exterior low voltage lighting. Couple questions to help with my research...

1) Does transformer brand...
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Posted By cdcd33

I have a lot of experience with Caséta dimmers as...

I have a lot of experience with Caséta dimmers as I've put them in my last 2 houses and have tested countless bulbs to make sure I've had the best performance. Couple thoughts based off your...
02-14-19, 01:57 PM
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Posted By cdcd33

Helpful info, thanks so much!

Helpful info, thanks so much!
02-14-19, 11:22 AM
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Posted By cdcd33

Question Barn Doors - Extensions for Track Wall Mount

Our master bedroom has an open entryway into the bathroom - not idea for when one of us - not ideal when one of us has to wake up early to get ready.

We're considering putting in a barn door, but...
02-13-19, 09:15 AM
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Posted By cdcd33

Good find. Seeing as these are $15+, I might as...

Good find. Seeing as these are $15+, I might as well order a new OEM part. Figured it was worth a shot. Thanks!
02-12-19, 08:34 PM
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Posted By cdcd33

It's a Whirlpool WFW86HEBW1 - has a straight...

It's a Whirlpool WFW86HEBW1 - has a straight fitting coming out the back of the washer. The OEM drain hose has a right angle, but this is the one that I currently have...
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02-12-19, 03:47 PM
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Posted By cdcd33

Washing machine drain hose right angle adapter?

Anyone ever found or made an adapter for a washing machine drain hose that is 90 degrees? Trying to get mine as close to the wall as possible and the one I have sticks out an extra 4 inches.
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I agree with Pugsl on the periscope option. ...

I agree with Pugsl on the periscope option. Plus, the location of the vent pipe in the wall is off-center from my dryer, so I'd likely have to install 2 elbows and then the periscope...ugh!

I...
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Posted By cdcd33

Question Moving or Expanding a Dryer Vent Box

In my laundry room, I have a 17" W x 17" H recessed dryer vent box that is about 8" off the floor. Problem is, my dryer's vent is basically floor level.

As you'll see from the picture below, it...
01-28-19, 08:32 AM
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Posted By cdcd33

The RO is being installed in the basement, and...

The RO is being installed in the basement, and then it is about a 25' run to the fridge. The outlet on the RO is 3/8" OD tubing, which will run into a delivery/demand pump (also 3/8" OD) to maintain...
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