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11-14-14, 09:25 AM
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Posted By xvimbi

I didn't mean to imply that I wanted to patch...

I didn't mean to imply that I wanted to patch anything up or paint. I just want to tape over the freshly cut drywall edge so that it won't continue to crumble over time. The portion of the tape that...
11-14-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,873
Posted By xvimbi

The fan in question is the Panasonic WhisperGreen...

The fan in question is the Panasonic WhisperGreen Lite (FV-08VKL4). It has flanges on the bottom on all four sides of the housing. This fan is normally meant to be installed in new construction such...
11-14-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,873
Posted By xvimbi

How to best protect drywall edges?

Hi y'all,

I am replacing a bathroom exhaust fan. The new one is larger than the old one, so I needed to widen the opening in the drywall ceiling. The new fan is mounted to the joists so that it...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,626
Posted By xvimbi

Harvest, not Jacobs

Thanks for the reply.

You are right, it's a Harvest chuck, which seems to be a Chinese company. In any case, I'll need to track down a Rohm chuck. Shouldn't be too difficult, but I was hoping...
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Views: 2,626
Posted By xvimbi

Rohm replacement chuck for Hitachi D10VH drill?

I have a Hitachi DV10H drill with a Jacobs chuck. These chucks are prone to excessive runout, and sure enough mine does wobble quite a bit. I'd like to replace the chuck with a Rohm chuck, but I...
06-26-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,386
Posted By xvimbi

How to extend short CPVC stubs?

Hi,

I'd like to switch out the cheap stop valves under our sinks and toilets for 1/4-turn ball valves. The stop valves are attached to CPVC stubs, and I already have replacement valves that glue...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,599
Posted By xvimbi

Yes on both accounts: it doesn't have to be...

Yes on both accounts: it doesn't have to be exact, and I can drill from both sides.

Sounds good. So now where do I find a 1" drill bit for normal power drills...
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Views: 3,599
Posted By xvimbi

How to enlarge hole through cinder block?

Hi,

I need to enlarge a hole through cinder block from just below 1" to just above 1" diameter. How do I best go about this?

Two ways I have thought of are using a masonry drill bit in a...
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By xvimbi

That's definitely easier. But is it good? I have...

That's definitely easier. But is it good? I have looked into Sharkbite (and other push-fit systems) and found plumbers have mixed feelings about them compared to other methods and consider them more...
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Views: 893
Posted By xvimbi

Replacing stop valves: best way to avoid pipe getting too short?

I'm about to replace existing stop valves under some of our bathroom sinks with better ones. The current valves have been solvent-glued to 1/2" CPVC. The CPVC coming out of the wall is only about 3"...
10-23-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By xvimbi

I was planning on using tape and dope on...

I was planning on using tape and dope on metal-to-metal fittings and tape only on the plastic-to-metal fittings.
10-23-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By xvimbi

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The 3/4" MIP is at the end...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The 3/4" MIP is at the end of the hose bibb that attaches to the water supply (CPVC in my case). That's where I'd like to attach the shut-off valve, but the hose-bibb MIP goes...
10-23-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,947
Posted By xvimbi

Issue with pipe threads: how far do they have to go in?

Hi,

I am about to replace my broken outdoor hose bibb with a new one from Arrowhead. The new spigot has 3/4" male threads at the end. I also have a 3/4" quarter-turn ball valve that I was...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By xvimbi

Sounds good. Any recommendations as to brand?

Thanks for the quick reply. The shortening of the tube was why I was asking.

Now with that out of the way, what is a good brand for quarter-turn, ball-type angle shutoff valves? Having no...
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Views: 1,074
Posted By xvimbi

Angle stop valve: partial replacement ok?

Hi,

We have a couple of leaks at our bathroom sinks. The stop valves are low-quality as are the supply lines. At this point, I am considering simply replacing the angle valves with high-quality...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,691
Posted By xvimbi

Invigorating

Yeah, the previous meddling with the assembly as well as my own finally created a small hole in the pilot light tube.

It's amazing how invigorating cold showers can be while we are waiting for a...
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Views: 1,691
Posted By xvimbi

Pilot light too small -> exploding water heater

In a recent thread, I reported that I had cleaned the pilot light orifice in our propane water heater. The water heater fired and worked fine - for a day. Then the pilot light went out again. When I...
Replies: 3
Views: 9,633
Posted By xvimbi

I did end up using carburetor cleaner and air. I...

I did end up using carburetor cleaner and air. I was also recommended to use CLR by the service guy who serviced our water heater last time it had issues. I am not so sure about the CLR as it is...
Replies: 3
Views: 9,633
Posted By xvimbi

What solvent to use to clean propane gunk in pilot orifice? Somewhat urgent.

Hi,

I was wondering what the best solvent is to clean out any gunk that might clog up a pilot light orifice.

The pilot light on our water heater won't light currently. It could of course be the...
12-07-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,831
Posted By xvimbi

How to properly seal the wall opening around a range hood vent?

We are replacing our rear-venting range hood. The new one has a rectangular rear opening that is smaller than the existing, rectangular hole through the wall. Specifically, the new range hood (Zephyr...
12-07-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By xvimbi

We've just gone through something like this. Yes,...

We've just gone through something like this. Yes, a range hood that covers the entire range surface would be nice for maximum ventilation, but it is a head-banging hazard, often doesn't look that...
Replies: 3
Views: 6,099
Posted By xvimbi

Thanks for the suggestion to use hydraulic...

Thanks for the suggestion to use hydraulic cement. My only worry would be that hydraulic cement does shrink over time. Shrinkage is apparently not quite as bad and rapid as with Portland cement but...
Replies: 3
Views: 6,099
Posted By xvimbi

How to best seal gaps and holes in garage?

Hi y'all - In order to keep bugs out, I'd like to seal as many gaps/holes in the garage floor and walls as possible, but I'm not not sure how to best go about it. Some gaps are within concrete or...
05-24-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,340
Posted By xvimbi

I am not a plumber, nor do I have significant...

I am not a plumber, nor do I have significant plumbing experience, so I can't contribute to the technical issues you are facing.

But I am an excellent and highly-qualified end-user :) In this...
05-24-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,402
Posted By xvimbi

I have recently upgraded our attic. The situation...

I have recently upgraded our attic. The situation is similar as yours: we had 8-12" of blown-in fiberglass insulation (I wish it was cellulose...). I simply put un-faced R-30 fiberglass batts on top...
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