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Flourescent dusk to dawn yard light issue

I've had this yard light for about 15 years now. It uses a 65w mogul based flourescent bulb. The problem I am having is that it does not come on when the temperature is below like 25°F. Sometimes...
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Kenmore stove temp regulation

Model # 790 94203310 electric stove. The temp was low by 30 °when set to 350° using an oven thermometer so I adjusted the temp to +30° and it seemed fine. However, then when set to 400°, it...
02-19-17, 12:37 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

The existing vent goes up next to the vent by the...

The existing vent goes up next to the vent by the toilet. I assume they tie together in the wall or attic.

So it sounds like my best bet might be to move the sink to the other side of the waste...
02-19-17, 10:39 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Moving a vent pipe

I want to move my utility sink slightly to make room for a support post. A vent pipe for the utility sink is in the way so I want to cut it and attach it to the waste stack about 4 feet above the...
11-02-16, 07:33 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

I installed a copper needle valve which is also...

I installed a copper needle valve which is also taboo according to the Costo delivery instructions but the guys who installed it said it was fine. Thanks!
10-23-16, 05:17 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Shutoff supply valve

We're getting a new fridge through Costco. Free delivery, installation, removal. But, the installation company requires a shutoff valve behind the fridge. current valve is in basement with a flex...
03-20-16, 01:30 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

I tried the chipping suggestion but was not...

I tried the chipping suggestion but was not getting anywhere in a hurry on the nearly 100 sq ft bathroom. I found a youtube video demonstrating use of a 7 " grinder with a diamond cup wheel so...
03-17-16, 08:39 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

You are correct. Actually the OSB is stamped as...

You are correct. Actually the OSB is stamped as 23/32" nominal, so yes, 3/4" plus the 1/2" plywood.
03-16-16, 05:57 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

most of the tile is already pulled up. the...

most of the tile is already pulled up. the subfloor is 1" OSB. the tile was installed on 1/2" screwed down plywood with a thin bed of mortar. The joists are 16" OC. And the span is 15'.
03-16-16, 03:40 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Angry What do they say? Never assume anything. :eek:...

What do they say? Never assume anything. :eek: It looks like they just put down 1/2" plywood, then mortar (or thinset, don't know the difference) and then tile. What are my options?
03-15-16, 05:53 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Thanks czizzi. I'm going to start this tomorrow...

Thanks czizzi. I'm going to start this tomorrow so we'll see what I run into. In your opinion, would a reciprocating saw with a scraper blade be of use?
03-15-16, 08:38 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Cool Remove and Replace porcelain floor tile.

We are planning to replace the floor tile in our master bath. Just an aesthetic upgrade, no structural issues. The original tile was installed professionally back when the house was built in 1998...
11-24-12, 08:14 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Sump Pump Piping Guidelines?

I have an existing sump well and want to install a pump. There is an exposed area about 3' over and 4' up from the well. So my options are to run the pipe all the way up and exit through the rim...
05-20-12, 06:15 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Does the glue gotta go?

Our 18x11 four season porch has a concrete slab as the base. There was indoor/outdoor carpet over the slab which I want to replace with heating element and ceramic tile. I pulled the carpet up and...
10-30-11, 03:39 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

What we (wife and I) did is use a piece of...

What we (wife and I) did is use a piece of braided picture frame wire fed behind the mirror and used it to cut through the dabs of mastic that were holding the mirror to the wall. Took about an...
10-29-11, 04:00 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

any reason why they glued the darned thing to...

any reason why they glued the darned thing to begin with? I installed one in my basement bath with just the clips. Seems to hold it just fine. This one has clips and glue. Seems like overkill.
10-29-11, 10:15 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

removing a flat bathroom mirror

I'm tiling my bathroom floor which will raise the floor about 1/2 inch. I was planning to remove the vanity and tile under it. The mirror is right on top of the vanity top backsplash. I pushed the...
04-03-08, 02:00 PM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

There's always a first. The swirls are discreet...

There's always a first. The swirls are discreet but, as I noted, show up real nice with the sheen of the plaster. Shortly after the house was built, we experienced some cracks in the vaulted...
04-02-08, 10:06 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Water stains on thin coat plaster

Hi. We experienced some water damage in our den due to ice dams on our roof. The damage was confined to a relatively small area but left stains on the ceiling and wall in a corner of the room. I'm...
03-18-08, 08:54 AM
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Cool Tiling a porch area

We have a three season porch which currently has indoor/outdoor carpet installed on concrete. I've added electric heat to make this a four season porch (we're in Wisconsin). Now we want to rip out...
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Unhappy Ice Dams - Cause and prevention

I've always had ice dams below my skylights in my 9 year old home and have always kept an eye on that part of the house. However, this year, I have them on just about every side of the house and...
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Turned out the lateral between the septic tank...

Turned out the lateral between the septic tank and distribution box froze. $750 total to have it thawed. Per the septic service company, the culprit was probably the condensation runoff from my...
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We are required by law to have our septic pumped...

We are required by law to have our septic pumped and inspected every three years and had this done last April. We're in the snow belt and are pushing 100" of snow here. We had a couple of inches of...
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Back from vacation. Well is fine. Now septic issue.

Thanks again for the responses on turning my well off while on vacation. Now we've returned and llast night I discovered quite a bit of water had backed up through the basement drain. It was grungy...
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Posted By DIY_Dave

Thanks for the responses. The pump is below...

Thanks for the responses. The pump is below ground. The Landscaper and the company that installed the pump and ran the pipe were not on the same page. The well is near an exposed area of the house...
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