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I just went back out and tore it all apart again....

I just went back out and tore it all apart again. Before that I had watched a video that said the washer has to go in a certain way (one side has a ridge). I didn't know that, but dumb luck let me...
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Any idea why it's not sitting flush? There's...

Any idea why it's not sitting flush? There's really not much to this part. You have that little rubber "washer" and the float that sits on it. I'm not sure what to do to make it sit flush. I'll have...
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Lawnmower engine won't start

So, last week the mower worked fine. I tried to start it this morning and it ran rough for about 3-5 minutes, then stopped. It did this every time I tried it. I had bought a carb rebuild kit last...
04-21-20, 01:31 PM
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Thanks XSleeper. I checked that cabinet and...

Thanks XSleeper.

I checked that cabinet and it looks like the builder only put a couple of screws into the backside of the cabinet. Looks like I've got some work to do. :(
04-19-20, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for replying XSleeper. That's good news. ...

Thanks for replying XSleeper. That's good news.

I'm not sure what you meant about drywall spanning over corners. Are you saying that for both of those "pass through" areas, they should have hung a...
04-18-20, 06:25 PM
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Posted By hikerguy

In the report he had a few pics of cracks in the...

In the report he had a few pics of cracks in the foundation. I had forgotten about those for some reason. A couple of pics are posted at the link below:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cDSrT77omYniuqB18
04-18-20, 02:07 PM
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Advice on possible foundation issues

We had a certified structural engineer come out to our house back in 2014 due to a few cracks we had in the living room and kitchen. At that time, the engineer's summary was:

"Based on the above...
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Posted By hikerguy

Thanks for all the advice. Not a bad idea to...

Thanks for all the advice. Not a bad idea to "gift them" down the road.
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Posted By hikerguy

You might be right PJ. Here's a couple of pics: ...

You might be right PJ. Here's a couple of pics:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hn6NezSQhsH7mafP9
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Posted By hikerguy

Old tool pricing

This is a bit off topic, but hopefully someone can help. I recently inherited some tools from my father. Most of the tools are standard tools, but I did receive one set of flat wrenches in a leather...
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These are the type cracks I'm referring to: ...

These are the type cracks I'm referring to:

MISC by hikerguy1 | Photobucket (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/hikerguy1/library/misc/MISC)

We also have issues with the lower cabinets pulling...
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wall cracks, structural engineers and crawl spaces

Back in 2014, because of two main cracks in the drywall (one above the entryway to the front room and one in the kitchen), along with two hairline cracks in the cinder blocks in the crawl space, we...
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Thanks PJMax. I'm going to try and take a Dremel...

Thanks PJMax. I'm going to try and take a Dremel to them this weekend. I can't even get a cats claw under them, so I'm going to try and either cut off the nail head or the medal around them.

That...
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Posted By hikerguy

Replacing bathroom exhaust fans

We're looking to replace two existing bathroom exhaust fans, one canned light, and another canned light with a combo light/exhaust fan directly above the shower.

I can potentially do the bathroom...
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Posted By hikerguy

OK, guess I'll go with the insulated duct work...

OK, guess I'll go with the insulated duct work then. Thanks for the info.

Andy
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GFCI for bathroom exhaust fan

I'm looking to buy a combo fan/light to replaced a recessed can light above our shower stall. In the instructions, it says the following:

" Acceptable for use over a tub or shower when connected...
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Posted By hikerguy

Thanks for the info Steamboy and Ironhand. This...

Thanks for the info Steamboy and Ironhand. This house was built in 2001 and the builder put in really cheap flexible piping (white plastic basically). I'm debating whether or not to put in insulated...
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Thanks XSleeper. So, even if the existing duct...

Thanks XSleeper. So, even if the existing duct work is the cheap, flexible piping, I can't install flexible piping?
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duct work for bathroom exhaust fans

Hello, we just got some quotes to replace two existing exhaust fans and convert the canned lighting in the shower to a combo light/exhaust fan.

One company isn't licensed to run the duct work (for...
10-22-17, 08:35 AM
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Posted By hikerguy

Finally got out there this morning and hit it...

Finally got out there this morning and hit it with Jomax, bleach and water. The first pass I used the exact ratio they said. The second pass I cut back from 6.5 quarts of water to 5.5 quarts of water...
10-17-17, 06:24 PM
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Posted By hikerguy

Thanks Marksr. If what I bought doesn't do the...

Thanks Marksr. If what I bought doesn't do the trick. I'll give that a shot.
10-15-17, 04:58 PM
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Posted By hikerguy

PJmaz/marksr, what ratio of bleach to water do...

PJmaz/marksr, what ratio of bleach to water do you use?
10-15-17, 10:01 AM
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Posted By hikerguy

Thanks for all the advice. I'm a little reluctant...

Thanks for all the advice. I'm a little reluctant to use just bleach and water (out of fear of staining the siding). I had come across Jomax after posting, and while it does call for some bleach,...
10-14-17, 01:55 PM
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Posted By hikerguy

product to remove algae/mold on siding

Is there any product out there that I could spray/squirt onto our vinyl siding and spray it off easily with a garden hose?

I have a pressure washer and I was able to get most of the house, but we...
10-06-17, 05:47 PM
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Posted By hikerguy

Here are questions I've come up with by reading...

Here are questions I've come up with by reading some articles I came across. Are these enough to get a good idea of who I'm dealing with?



• How long will the project take?

• How many people...
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