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06-25-06, 07:35 PM
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backups

another negative on a backwater valve of any sort is the time when you need to cable the drains when they clog...as stated before as well....even with the check in place, the lowest point still...
06-25-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jescoII

clogged sink

although i too use chemical drain cleaners from time to time, i try to make certain the customer is aware of the fact that there are times when after using any drain cleaner, the cleaner "eats" away...
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Posted By jescoII

roof leak

in this case the old saying..."a picture is worth a thousand words"....moss generally grows in the less sunny areas...decks are usually boards laid flat with space between each. roofs that are flat...
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Posted By jescoII

cordless drill

if you are a homeowner do not go for thr frills. generally bigger is better. but definitely not the impact/hammerdrill....save that for masonry drilling...i use 18v makita everyday. before this i...
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Views: 820
Posted By jescoII

cycling pump

it has been awhile since i've worked on a well system but i'll try to give some insights. you say you have a well, pressure tank long ways from it,you've drained the system and it works for a couple...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-25-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By jescoII

water heater

there is an orifice that allows gas to hit the flame spreader on your pilot assembly. it sometimes soots up which indicates that not enough air is getting to it. it sounds also like your 7 year old...
06-25-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jescoII

distance?

like maj, i too am not a designer. i would in my opinion walk to the couch and if i did not hit my shins....close enough...
06-25-06, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By jescoII

hose bibbs

these fellows are steering you in the right direction. you can go to the home depot, lowes to get compression fittings, qwest fittings etc to reconnect the new hose bibbs no matter what they arre...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,008
Posted By jescoII

notalocksmith but

i would try to drive a center punch UP through the hinges first to remove the pins, then use a flat bar or screwdriver to finish it before drilling anything.
06-25-06, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By jescoII

condensation

first....try to not use the ac...second - insulate the cold water lines at least for now....do the hot later. get the mold under control! insulation that is wet needs replaced! it compacts and loses...
06-25-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By jescoII

pressure troubles

the water heater is undoubtably a significant factor here...have you drained the tank lately. just use a garden hose and turn the drain on for 30 seconds or so....secondly....what is the composition...
06-25-06, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By jescoII

shower pan

it sounds like larry has you fixed up. i would only add that alot of home stores like lowe's home depot use a rubber bushing as well as the screw down types. in that case you just need to pull up the...
06-25-06, 04:48 PM
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Views: 1,193
Posted By jescoII

sdfarmgirl

this can be a big task for a diy'er. but not impossible. without going into great detail...if you are going to use existing walls, remove tiles with a tool to lift the tiles. try not to "hammer" them...
06-25-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By jescoII

unusual leak

joe, in reading your post i have more questions than answers. but maybe this will help you. the diverter is simply a direction valve(if it is a 3 handle faucet), or a pull up gate to block water flow...
06-25-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 74,897
Posted By jescoII

calcium deposits

i would never inject any chemical into a potable water system. BEFORE you fill any system connected to well or city water supples you MUST make certain you have testable, certified, backflow devices...
06-25-06, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By jescoII

tile dilemma

if you have a concrete subbase and tile over it consider;
the shine on the tile is a glaze. although you can use adheasives - i would say to go through the extra work and crack, pry, and clean...
06-25-06, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By jescoII

caulking problem

cilla2000, i would try to recaulk b4 anything else as you can always do the major repair at any time. however alot of products out shrink and it sounds like the surface was not entirely clean when...
06-25-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By jescoII

breakers,subpanels

i have read some of the replies and would agree to running from main breaker. might be wise to make this circut a dedicated one as well.
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Posted By jescoII

pressure washer

hi, new to this, but there may be also a surplus of oil in the carb float bowl...sounds like replies to you are good but i thought i would offer this as well....flush carb, prime to start
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By jescoII

Thumbs up outdoor,underground tub

i am trying to reply again. be aware that your tub,although underground will need cover as season dictates. pump is ok but electrical must be safe(gfci protected), and also accessibility to pump for...
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Views: 1,304
Posted By jescoII

Exclamation outdoor bathtub

tim. outdoors equpiment is another animal. electrical must be gfci guarded, pumps are ok, but keep in mind accessibilty for repairs,considered another drain like a french drain?
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