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Are Toilet mechanisms for American Standard interchangeable?

Hi. Help, please.

I want to fix my mother's toilet.

It's an American Standard about 25 years old. I don't recognize the flapper on it. I'm also not sure 'what' is causing it to run. I push...
07-23-11, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

We hear neighbor's outside tap. Why?

Hello

I'm baffled.

The house next to mine has been empty for two years but I turn on their outside tap to water the lawn for the owner. Their tap exits from their foundation like all houses.
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08-11-09, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thanks so much for all the ideas above. The...

Thanks so much for all the ideas above.

The water is now draining better than ever. We aren't exactly sure what the issue was but we snaked everything there was to snake. In fact, we are going...
08-08-09, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thank you for your help. I'll send my...

Thank you for your help.

I'll send my brother on to the roof tomorrow. He's an arborist so he's spent many a day off the ground. We have an old snake thing that came with the house. It's metal...
08-08-09, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Can plugged air stack slow drainage?

Hello,

My kitchen sink will not drain. My brother took off the trap and it is clean. The pipe going down to the basement seems free of clog. He took off a clean out plug and used a hose and the...
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Posted By Atrypa

Vent question and few others.

My sister and I have a 1950's bungalow. The kitchen sink is all the plumbing on one side of the house and the bathroom and basement plumbing on the other side. About 35 feet in length.

The...
02-17-07, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

3 inch single to 4 inch B pipe?

I have a floor gas heater in my garage. 3" vent. I am wondering if I can convert to 4" vent anywhere along the venting? For example. Can I run the 3" single pipe then put on an increaser (3"...
02-13-07, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

B pipe venting

I have an older natural gas floor model heater. I've been turning the garage into a an activity room for the family.

The heater works fine. No issues. After 30 yeas or so, however, the gas...
01-20-07, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thanks. Yes, thanks for the advice on a...

Thanks.

Yes, thanks for the advice on a bigger heater. There is no downside except for a couple dollars intitial cost. The heater will just turn off quicker when temp is reached.

This is...
01-17-07, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Electric heat. Circuit breaker

Any advice appreciated. I have an unused single 15 Amp circuit available in my garage. Is there a baseboard heater that I can hard wire into this single pole circuit breaker?

Or...I have a 40...
12-23-06, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Cutting live black wire

For a complicated reason doing an renovation, I need to cut through a live 14/2 wire. Can't turn off power and don't want to get sidetracked as to why.

These are the two black wires connecting to...
12-19-06, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Wall mounted gas heater

I have a friend who is renovating hios place and said I could have his wall mounted natural gas heater (it's 4 years old). I'd like to put it in an outbuilding we used for crafts and so on. My...
12-07-06, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thanks for the answer and the link. I understand...

Thanks for the answer and the link. I understand better now. I wasn't aware of the actual creation of condensation due to a juxtaposition of a hot and cold temperature surface. It's not just...
12-06-06, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

Vapor barrier ceiling?

We are renovating a single room cottage. We put in new windows, door, insulated the walls with fibreglass, vapor barrier, et.
We are about to do the ceiling. The cottage has electric heat. I...
11-20-06, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Electric heating

I was going to add a hard wired electric heater in the garage. However after visiting Home Depot I'm now wondering if a hard wired electric heater is any more efficient than one that is plugged in (I...
11-19-06, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Smile Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the help.
11-19-06, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thermostat wire

I realize theis isn't really a 'furnace' issue but I thought I would tap into your knowledge of thermostats. Thanks for the patience.

We are renovating a garage. I 'may' want to add a floor model...
11-16-06, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Circuit Breaker use

I'm rewiring my garage... new outlets, lights etc. I've been turning my circuit breakers on and off a lot to cut off power, test circuits, etc.

My question: is this OK? Does a circuit...
11-12-06, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thanks. Those extra pieces had me second...

Thanks. Those extra pieces had me second guessing myself. Now I've got the confience to go ahead.
11-12-06, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

thanks! you've saved me a LOT of work. I don't...

thanks! you've saved me a LOT of work. I don't mind doing electrical work but I do it at a tortoise pace to make sure I get it right. Your advice is much appreciated.

My father, a carpenter,...
11-12-06, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

Box extender exists?

I am refinishing a garage. The previous electrical work (probably by a professional) is top quality instalation. The boxes very secure to studs...properly secure grounding, etc.

My question. I...
11-12-06, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

Skylight step flashing

I purchased a Velux fixed curb mounted skylight. I'm unsure about the amount of step flashing needed. There seems to be at least twice as many pieces of step flashing than shingle rows. Am I wrong in...
11-04-06, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

I appreciate the info. The triangle analogy...

I appreciate the info. The triangle analogy explains a lot and gives perspective to the physics involved. I find it easier to work through a do-it-yourself project if I understand the 'why' as much...
11-04-06, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Atrypa

Remove joist?

We have a free standing 14 by 24 ft single garage we want to convert to a hobby room. It has a hip roof with rafters and ceiling joists spaced 24". (all open 2x4 construction). We would like to put...
10-27-06, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Atrypa

Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I'll...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I'll return it. I neglected to mention this is unfaced insulation so it wouldn't be the adhesive.

I've did a lot of 'googling' and can't find any...
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