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03-24-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By newguy08

The other option I know of works be French drain...

The other option I know of works be French drain through the back yard that runs around the house and empties onto the road.

Any other ideas?
03-24-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By newguy08

What about solid PVC attached with some catch...

What about solid PVC attached with some catch basins across the wet area? Then have a pop up emitter at far end of property outside fence draining towards the storm drain?
03-24-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By newguy08

The pic is standing on the back and east side of...

The pic is standing on the back and east side of yard looking west . So the fence on the left of the pic is the back fence .The fence furtherest away where you see daylight under the fence is the...
03-24-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By newguy08

Thanks. By sewer, I meant storm sewer. Area...

Thanks. By sewer, I meant storm sewer.

Area is already headed east to west towards the storm sewer.

2 different landscaping companies said we can't just bring in more fill dirt as that would...
03-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By newguy08

Wet area of lawn help

The back part 5-6 ft of the lawn where it meets the neighbors propertyproper to hold some water for a few days and almost always stays damp . Both back yards drain towards this area and then are...
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By newguy08

We've been using HE detergent but could have used...

We've been using HE detergent but could have used too much. My mother babysat and brought some of her laundry do it's possible she used her own non HE soap also. Either way we ran a cleaning cycle...
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By newguy08

Newer Samsung washer leak. What is this?

We have a newer Samsung washer that had a small leak .I determined the water is coming from the area circled but have no idea what it is or how to fix it. Any advice?https://i.imgur.com/jC0I2rM.jpg
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By newguy08

Took some mode readings of interior wall and had...

Took some mode readings of interior wall and had 0.3% so thankfully not getting into house. So the fix is caulk around window and reinstall brick ledge at steeper angle?
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By newguy08

I downloaded an inclinometer on my phone. It's...

I downloaded an inclinometer on my phone. It's only measuring about 3.5 degree slope . Here are some close ups as well. ...
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By newguy08

Brick help?

Take a look at the pics of our recently constructed home. What's going on with the brick under the window and is it normal? This happens every time it rains. When it first rains all of the bricks...
02-10-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,007
Posted By newguy08

Water softener install help

I have a new construction home with a water softener loop plumbed with 1/2 in (I think) pex. I purchased a water softener that has 1 in male threaded connectors. I was going to use shark bite...
02-10-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By newguy08

Softener installation help

I have a new construction home with a water softener loop plumbed with 1/2 in (I think) pex. I purchased a water softener that has 1 in male threaded connectors. I was going to use shark bite...
02-04-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By newguy08

Sanitize pipes?

I am going to be plumbing in a water softener and have what may be a dumb question. I'll be using cpvc or pex and quick connect couplings. My question concerns the sanitization of the new lines in...
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By newguy08

Propane fireplace with flames on one side only

I have a Kozi-heat Princeton that was installed 2.5 years ago and over the past few days we've noticed that the flames are isolated to the left side of the fireplace only. We are on propane. Few...
07-28-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By newguy08

I had a home energy audit last year and was told...

I had a home energy audit last year and was told we had excellent insulation in the attic and it would not be worth the money to add additional. The hvac companies also committed on how well...
07-27-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By newguy08

Houston-thanks for the feedback. Neither company...

Houston-thanks for the feedback. Neither company has said what brand equipment they would be using yet- still waiting on the full proposals to come back. If I understand you correctly, I might not...
07-27-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By newguy08

Adding zones to system

We have a 2 story house built in 1993 that is approximately 2500sf. Upstairs is 1000 and downstairs is 1500sf. 2 returns upstairs and 2 returns downstairs. My heatpump is a tempstar T4H736GKD200 (3...
12-14-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By newguy08

Heat pump not working right?

My heat pump system is 3 years old and is a high efficiency 3 ton tempstat model 17 seer/9.2 hspf but my electric bill is crazy. From oct-nov we used 932kwh which is about our avg. from bov-dec we...
12-13-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By newguy08

Hi the house was built in 1993 and has high...

Hi the house was built in 1993 and has high quality casement windows and is well insulated throughout. We had an energy audit last year from the power company and after being here for a detailed...
12-13-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By newguy08

Heat pump help- auxillary heat on too often

Hello,

We moved into a new house last year with a heat pump and are trying to find ways to cut back on costs. We spend most of our time on the main floor and have a propane fireplace that we use...
09-04-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By newguy08

Generator ground and neutral are not bonded

Generator ground and neutral are not bonded
09-04-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By newguy08

Yes it is between meter and panel and there is...

Yes it is between meter and panel and there is already a 200 amp disconnect installed. The local government does not require a permit for this type of work. I do not know if the generator ground and...
09-04-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By newguy08

My main electric panel is 200 amp. This is a...

My main electric panel is 200 amp. This is a whole house transfer switch versus one that only connects 6-10 circuits. While I will only be able to run a certain number of circuits at a time, I still...
09-04-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By newguy08

Portable generator and grounding

I have purchased a 6500 watt portable generator and the electrician is going to be wiring a 200 amp manual transfer switch to allow me to cut off from the utility and use the generator to run...
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By newguy08

Battery back up sump pump in crawl space

I purchased a Wayne battery backup sump pump to install in my crawl space. It runs off a size 27 deep cycle marine battery and stays on the charger when there is power.

Looking at the...
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