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Slight burning smell from chandelier

We have a Chandelier over our foyer that hardly ever gets used, but I noticed the last couple of times we have turned it on there is a slight burning smell within a few minutes. The smell usually...
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Concrete slab with slight dusting

We have been living in our home for 6 years now. Its on a slab foundation and noticed the other day when moving something in the garage that the surface seems to be slightly weak. It doesnt appear...
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Whats that under the slab?

I dont know if this is the right forum, but though id give it a try. My home is on a slab foundation and was installing some baseboards in my garage when I saw something that caught my eye. On the...
05-21-08, 12:25 PM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Just to give you guys an update I finally got the...

Just to give you guys an update I finally got the spigot fixed but needed to have the help of a plumber. I tried to remove the stem but for some reason it would not come out. A plumber came out today...
05-19-08, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I noticed something new...

Thanks for the reply. I noticed something new when I got home from work today. On top of the faucet there is an anti-sphon plastic cap and it actually leaks a little water here when the faucet is...
05-19-08, 08:16 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Outdoor spigot leaking at bottom of handle

My outdoor spigot is leaking at the handle when its in use. I removed the handle and it appears to be a slow drip coming from the stem. What is the best way to fix this? Its a cheap spigot with a...
04-16-08, 05:37 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Thanks for the quick reply. It seems the bulge is...

Thanks for the quick reply. It seems the bulge is at a stud. We have an unfinished room next to the garage(drywall was put up a few months ago) and I notice this morning there is a similar bulge on a...
04-16-08, 05:13 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

What causes drywall to buckle/bulge?

I have 5 year old home and noticed when I was in the garage the other day that there is a section of drywall that seems to be bulging a bit and you can actually see where the seam is. If your rub...
04-09-08, 08:24 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Termite damage or moisture damage

Whats the best way to tell if damage to wood is termite damage or moisture damage? Our door frame for the door that leads to our deck has an area on the lower section of the trim that looked...
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Posted By mgfarmer

Again thanks for the feedback. The boards are...

Again thanks for the feedback. The boards are only nailed to the framing. There are actually quit a few nails used, but top 2 nails on each board have pulled out. I will try your suggestions and use...
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Thanks for the feedback. The door moves up and...

Thanks for the feedback. The door moves up and down pretty smoothly and the brackets are screwed to the wood so they defintely are not going anywhere. My main concern is if the wood continues to warp...
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Posted By mgfarmer

Garage door repair question.

My wife and I purchased a new home 5 years ago and finally starting to see areas that are going to require some maintenance or repair. One of these areas is an overheard garage door. We are looking...
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Posted By mgfarmer

Track light bulb keeps burning out

We have a track light fixture in our kitchen with 3 lights and we have one light on the fixture that keeps burning out. Everytime we replace the bulb it only lasts about a month and then burns out....
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Posted By mgfarmer

Thanks for the reply. The water pressure is in...

Thanks for the reply. The water pressure is in the upper 60-mid 70 range. We dont have any anti hammer devices.
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Posted By mgfarmer

Strange drip for bathroom tub faucet

I have a tub/shower combo in my quest bathroom that has developed a strange drip/leak. Its a single handle delta faucet and if another fixture in our house is in use it will drip slightly. I had a...
01-02-08, 10:05 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Slightly yellowish stain on popcorn ceiling

My wife and I noticed the other day we have a slightly yellowish stain running allong a joint on our ceiling(vaulted). Its about 5 inches long and maybe an inch wide. My first thought was a leak in...
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Posted By mgfarmer

Strange Track Lighting Problem

I have a track light in my kitchen that has 3 seperate lights on the track. The other day the middle light went out and when I replaced the bulb(r20 50watt) the new bulb light for a second and then...
12-03-07, 08:28 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Help with garage door lock

I am having a problem with the lock on my garage door and wanted to see if anyone had had this issue and might be able to steer me in the right direction on the fix. We dont have autmatic door...
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Posted By mgfarmer

Septic Field question

I know very little about septic systems and wanted your opion on an 2 issues I am seeing with our septic field. First, the area over our septic field is always very thick and much greener than the...
10-12-07, 05:15 PM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Thanks for the reply. Here is a link to a...

Thanks for the reply. Here is a link to a picture. You can see the horizontal buldge running above the light switch. We actually have a few of these around the house. Not sure its a foundation...
10-12-07, 10:03 AM
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Posted By mgfarmer

Drywall question

I wanted to run this by you guys and get an opinion. My wife and I purchased a new home 5 years ago and everything has been great, but I have started not notice some odd areas on our drywall. There...
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Posted By mgfarmer

Again thanks for the response. I will see if I...

Again thanks for the response. I will see if I can find the model. Its a delta but was put in by the builder and I dont think they left any information on the model.
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Posted By mgfarmer

This may sound dumb but I have never done this...

This may sound dumb but I have never done this before and dont want to mess it up. Getting access to the cartridge is no problem but how do I remove it? Does it just slide out?
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Posted By mgfarmer

Again thanks for the reply. I tried it with a...

Again thanks for the reply. I tried it with a different shower head and actually get the same results a humming/whining noise when the faucet is turned about 3/4 of the way towards hot. If you turn...
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Posted By mgfarmer

I have tried to isolate the other fixtures and...

I have tried to isolate the other fixtures and only notice the noise when running the shower. Its just started to do this within the last week. Its a constant humming noise while the water is...
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