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12-17-12, 01:12 PM
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Posted By zachh1020

Plumbing draining VERY slow

I am about to go mad. My kitchen sink is draining very slow. It'll take 3 hours to completely drain water after doing dishes.

Now, I have used Liquid Fire, Regular Drain-O, Drain Cleaner for...
11-23-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By zachh1020

I would get those main lugs checked by an...

I would get those main lugs checked by an electrician. Loose main lugs can be very dangerous. A restaurant I owned once had one of the main feeds loose. We figured this out when the main breaker...
07-20-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,303
Posted By zachh1020

Gotcha, sorry for my stupidity in mis-wording the...

Gotcha, sorry for my stupidity in mis-wording the question. :-) Yes, the generator has a 20A outlet. It has 7,000 running watts and 8,750 start up.
07-19-12, 02:56 PM
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Views: 4,303
Posted By zachh1020

Generator - 110V vs. 120V plugs

I own a restaurant. A couple weeks ago, we had a very bad storm that knocked the power out. I purchased a portable generator to hook up a couple coolers and freezers. I plugged one freezer in, and...
04-03-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By zachh1020

I'm sorry, My mistake. There are 4 air handlers...

I'm sorry, My mistake. There are 4 air handlers twinned to two 7.5 ton units on the roof. When I purchased the building in 2011, there were 4 non-functioning a/c units. 1-7.5 Ton unit, 3-5 Ton units....
04-03-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By zachh1020

Very Humid?

I own a restaurant and the interior of my building is way too humid. Some examples, bread molds within hours, waffle cones turn to rubber in a matter of hours after being made, and all of our glass...
03-22-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,478
Posted By zachh1020

Thanks for the quick reply! The company I used...

Thanks for the quick reply!
The company I used is the only one that offers the camera service in this area. I could probably ask for a different tech. It couldn't be roots, I'm in the downtown area....
03-22-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,478
Posted By zachh1020

Sewer Gas Odor and Gurgling Drains

Afternoon All,

I am having a problem at my business. This affects multiple drains in my building. There is a strong odor of sewer gas all over the store, coming from multiple drains to the point...
02-14-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,954
Posted By zachh1020

Entire Row of Lights Not Working

In one of my buildings, an entire row of light fixtures (8 fixtures) is no longer working when I switch the breaker on.

Could it be a faulty breaker?

Thank for any help!
Replies: 12
Views: 4,235
Posted By zachh1020

Yes, I have gutters, all in good condition, and...

Yes, I have gutters, all in good condition, and not a lot of rain here.
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Views: 4,235
Posted By zachh1020

I have dug holes on each side of the sinking...

I have dug holes on each side of the sinking pier. A couple feet away on each side. If it's not suppose to be that wet, then that must be why its sinking.

Thanks for the quick replies, everyone!
02-04-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

Got the holes dug about 8" below the frost line,...

Got the holes dug about 8" below the frost line, and about a foot down, the ground is very wet.
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Posted By zachh1020

Digging for footers

When digging for concrete footers under a house, after digging about a foot, the dirt is very wet. I've never dig down this far, is this normal? I guess this is a stupid question. I just figured it...
01-24-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

Yeah, I'm going to have to dig pretty damn deep....

Yeah, I'm going to have to dig pretty damn deep. From maps I've seen, the frost line for this area is 36", I should go 12" below that, shouldn't I? Then I'll have to go about another foot to make up...
01-24-12, 10:17 AM
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Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

I actually found Mono-Posts at Lowes. It is a...

I actually found Mono-Posts at Lowes. It is a permanent floor jack. The shortest length they come in is 6' 9". I'd just have to dig a little lower, but it seems like a easiest option. I plan on...
01-23-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

Would lally columns and concrete footers be a...

Would lally columns and concrete footers be a viable solution after the house was jacked up?
01-23-12, 10:36 AM
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Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

I plan on starting the jacking up process...

I plan on starting the jacking up process sometime this week. I inspected them all, and that is the only one that there is a problem with. Is is the one right in the center of the house.
01-23-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

I apparently missed this before but, I went down...

I apparently missed this before but, I went down there yesterday and one of the interior concrete block pedestals supporting load bearing beams is leaning severely to one side. Not sure how I missed...
01-16-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

Ha. I would have passed on that job too. ...

Ha. I would have passed on that job too.

Yes, I am the original owner. There is no termite damage, so that can be checked off. Nothing looks out of the ordinary down there. The only thing I can...
01-16-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,598
Posted By zachh1020

Floor Sagging

I wasn't sure if this was the correct section to post this question.

My house was built 17 years ago. Over the last two tears I've noticed the floor in the center of the house was sagging. There...
11-22-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By zachh1020

Required to build wall to fire code?

I own a restaurant in Indiana. My building is approx. 8,000sq. ft. I am splitting the building in half to create a nightclub. I'm in the drafting/blueprint phase of the project.

My questions is,...
05-17-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By zachh1020

Running water and sewage to existing building

Hello all!

Sorry for the length of this post.

I own an Ice cream and Coffee shop and I'm looking to expand in a nearby town. I am just going to have a drive thru only location for coffee and...
03-14-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,299
Posted By zachh1020

Sorry, its hard to interpert someone's tone...

Sorry, its hard to interpert someone's tone through text. The only thing that goes down the drains in that part of the building is ice cream, water from the water cooled ice cream machines, and the...
03-13-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,299
Posted By zachh1020

I'm sorry, but I don't believe the attitude is...

I'm sorry, but I don't believe the attitude is necessary. I didn't have an attitude with you and all I ask is the same.

I did some research and and found something to back up my apparently "crazy"...
03-13-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,299
Posted By zachh1020

Grease traps are nothing more then an oversized...

Grease traps are nothing more then an oversized paper weight in most ice cream production facilities due to the fact that most ice cream production facilities use homogenized cream base. I don't know...
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