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06-02-17, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Pi_User5

I'll pick up some fire caulking next time I make...

I'll pick up some fire caulking next time I make it to Lowes.
06-01-17, 09:21 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By Pi_User5

Yes! Our basement is unfinished.

Yes! Our basement is unfinished.
06-01-17, 01:42 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By Pi_User5

I don't believe that there is fire stop...

I don't believe that there is fire stop installed. It probably should have been done. :\
05-31-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Pi_User5

The foam covers did help with drafts around the...

The foam covers did help with drafts around the plate but the drafts go through the outlets. As for the outlet plugs, we got rid of those years ago. As for caulking the crack between the drywall, the...
05-31-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Pi_User5

I know that the around the windows and doors...

I know that the around the windows and doors there is foam. We had that done when we replaced the doors and windows several years ago. As for house wrap, I'm unsure and I will have to check on that....
05-31-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Pi_User5

Insulate behind outlets after the fact

I know that new constructions homes are having insulation added behind outlets to prevent drafts through the outlets. However, how would I add insulation behind outlets in old work. I've installed...
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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

Alright. I'll get to this in the dryer months...

Alright. I'll get to this in the dryer months since I'm going to be digging a deep hole. Thanks :)
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Posted By Pi_User5

I talked to my dad about what we need to do and...

I talked to my dad about what we need to do and he figured that we'd have to do this. This is my basic plan. Is there any other steps that I should do?


Excavate the foundation
Remove loose...
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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

Here's a photo. The stuff in the gap was a...

Here's a photo. The stuff in the gap was a temporary solution so please don't ask about it. It will get removed when I mortar the gap.

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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

The gap goes from the top of the foundation and...

The gap goes from the top of the foundation and most likely goes all the way to the bottom of the foundation. Would I also need to apply the damp proof coating to the cinder blocks that are on the...
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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

What should I seal the gap with? Mortar? I'm...

What should I seal the gap with? Mortar? I'm seeing that I should use type S mortar for cinder block walls.
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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

We did add some dirt to move the water away but...

We did add some dirt to move the water away but it's still coming in.
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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

I think that it was built that way. The gap is...

I think that it was built that way. The gap is equal all the way down.
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Views: 665
Posted By Pi_User5

Water coming through cinder block foundation

The bulk of our house is built on a poured foundation and that's fine. There's no water getting through it during rain. However, under the laundry room, it switches to a crawlspace and uses a cinder...
02-20-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Pi_User5

I'll make sure to pass that along with what needs...

I'll make sure to pass that along with what needs to be done with the valve.
02-20-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Pi_User5

I'm sure you are right about the anti-siphon...

I'm sure you are right about the anti-siphon valve. The hose runs to a cleaner system.

There are plenty of odd quirks about things not being the right parts for what they are used for where I work.
02-20-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Pi_User5

I agree. But they won't have the plumber come in....

I agree. But they won't have the plumber come in. Too cheap or something like that.

Another instance of this is that the dish sink drain leaks water and we just use Flex Seal (As seen on TV!) to...
02-20-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Pi_User5

What type of valve is this?

So I went into work today and I was told I could fix the leaky sink and leaky pipe in the dishroom. a) I'm only 17 and b) I'm not a plumber. I fixed the leak sink and went to fix the pipe in the...
02-03-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pi_User5

When it's time to replace it, I'm going to make...

When it's time to replace it, I'm going to make it quite clear to the contractors to give us a basic system that fits the area it needs to heat and that will connect to the 2 inch PVC exhaust pipe....
02-03-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pi_User5

I was thinking we could buy the furnace ourselves...

I was thinking we could buy the furnace ourselves and have an HVAC company come in and install it.
02-02-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pi_User5

Well, I told my dad today about the furnace and...

Well, I told my dad today about the furnace and rusted heat exchanger. He asked me if we could just get the heat exchanger replaced. I told him it might be the same price as a new furnace. I was...
02-01-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pi_User5

You are right. So it's might be something with...

You are right. So it's might be something with the igniter? I'm wondering if that's going bad. There's times where the furnace fires right up or it takes a few seconds (2-3) of clicking for it to...
02-01-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pi_User5

I'm going to show my dad the rust from the heat...

I'm going to show my dad the rust from the heat exchanger. Hopefully that will convince him to do something.
02-01-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pi_User5

I shall look into it. Where was this service...

I shall look into it.

Where was this service bulletin at exactly?
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