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Plumbers Putty on Shower Enclosure?

I recently replaced the spout on my tub/shower enclosure. When I took it apart I noticed a gap around the copper pipe coming into the tub and I thought it might be a good idea to seal it with...
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Replace Shower Drain In Stand Up Shower -- Parts

I am needing to replace the top part of the drain in my stand up shower. It looks something like this:
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01-19-16, 10:07 AM
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Aluminum Window Frames Frosting Up

I replaced my basement windows that sit in a aluminum frame. The new windows seem to be working fine, but I am having a problem with the aluminum frames they sit in frosting up. I believe what is...
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Duct elbows and air flow

Having my basement finished and I had an HVAC company run some ducts. All except one of them have a 90 degree elbow coming off the top of the trunk. They put one in with a 180 degree turn off the...
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Running RG6 wire through cold air return

Hopefully this is the correct forum to ask this.

I am wanting to install an antenna and I want run RG6 from the basement up to the attic. The easiest way to do this it seems is to use a cold air...
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Deck Screw thu Deck Flashing

This may seem like a silly question, but I was repairing some loose boards on my deck with some deck screws. I was close to the house and I realized I put a screw through the deck board down thru...
09-29-14, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for the reply. If it helps, my current...

Thanks for the reply. If it helps, my current panel is a Cutler Hammer.

I went to our city website and pulled this information:
Arc fault circuit interrupter(s) is required to protect all...
09-29-14, 04:02 PM
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Finishing Basement - How Many Circuits Are Adequate?

I realize this may be an open ended question, but I am planning on finishing my basement and it looks like I have 5 circuits available in my existing panel utilizing tandem breakers. This would...
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Deck with treated wood - how long before I can stain?

I had to replace the stairs on my deck and I used pressure treated wood. The wood was wet. How long do I need to wait until I can stain it and be sure it is dry?

I have been getting various...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-04-14, 01:02 PM
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Water Heater Themal Expansion Tank... Needed?

Getting ready to replace a 15 year old water heater and was wondering if I should also install a thermal expansion tank. Currently, there is not one.

I am thinking about installing a 50 gal...
09-02-14, 11:57 AM
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Went to HD and they did not have the Leak B Gone....

Went to HD and they did not have the Leak B Gone. The guy did recommend using this product:

Rectorseal EP-200 2 oz. Epoxy Putty Stick-97601 at The Home Depot...
09-01-14, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the reply. This is a sewer line, so...

Thanks for the reply. This is a sewer line, so its not under constant pressure.

Think I am going to give this a try if they have the size I need:

Leak-B-Gone?...
09-01-14, 02:26 PM
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Glue (or fix) PVC pipe after assembly for toilet drain?

I have a 4" PVC drain attached to my toilet. As I look at one of the joints from down in the basement it looks like it was not glued. It seems to have some gunk around the joint which leads me to...
06-08-14, 08:45 AM
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These cracks are above grade. My foundation is...

These cracks are above grade. My foundation is poured. All downspouts are far away from the foundation and the ground is graded appropriately.

I am looking to apply something from the...
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My newly stained deck is bubbling -- help!

I just had my deck stained by a professional, now I am plagued with the stain bubbling.

What is causing this to happen? It was power washed before the stain went on. Could it be because of...
06-07-14, 12:50 PM
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What I need is a small strip that goes in the...

What I need is a small strip that goes in the track and lays in the middle of the track. I have attached a picture. Best I can describe is it is fuzzy, but it is worn and I think it is letting...
06-06-14, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Steve123

Sliding Glass Patio Door Leaks - I know where, not sure how to fix

I have a sliding patio door that leaks water whenever it rains hard. I have taken the door out of the track and noticed in the track, where the 2 doors meet (in the center of the track) there is a...
06-04-14, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Steve123

Basement Foundation Crack Repair

Is there anything I can use to repair hairline cracks in my basement foundation that is seeping water when it rains? I've had several of those Crack Repair companies come out and look, but was...
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toilet tank gaskets - How long do they last, when to replace?

while working on my toilet the other day, I touched one of the gaskets inside my tank (the valve to be exact) and my fingers got black from it. This got me wondering if the gaskets are deteriorating...
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ok, figured it out, the washer is not needed in...

ok, figured it out, the washer is not needed in my application. The bottom cover has a rubber seal already and the washer just impeded the water flow out of the valve.

Steve
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hoov r line Ballcock Cap repair kit/install question

My toilet valve took a long time to finally cut the water off, so I decided to replace the ballcock cap, like the one shown here:

Shop Plumb Pak Repair Kit for Ballcock Cap for Hoov-R-Line Toilets...
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Posted By Steve123

Attached is a picture, one is from the inside of...

Attached is a picture, one is from the inside of the house and it is hard to see the crack. The other is from the outside. You can see my attempt on the outside picture at a temporary patch that...
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I should have mentioned that this leak is above...

I should have mentioned that this leak is above grade and appears to be coming from a crack from the corner of a window. The crack is evident from the corner of the windows and extends downward.
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Hairline cracks in foundation leaks in heavy rain

Hello,

I have a few hairline cracks in my foundation that will leak when it rains heavy. Is there anything a DIYer can do to them to stop this?

Thanks,
Steve
12-22-12, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Steve123

I have a power humidifier, Aprilaire 700. It...

I have a power humidifier, Aprilaire 700. It has a fan on it. Won't that push
moisture into the duct before the blower comes on? That is my concern
that excessive moisture will be pushed into...
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