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Forum: Water Heaters
01-12-08, 08:02 PM
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Posted By TSWisla

Black flakes in hot water

Hello, I have a GE Smartwater 50 gal hot water tank with a 2004 manufacture date. I have a lot of black flakes coming out when I run the hot water, any idea what it is and how to stop it? Thank...
08-02-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By TSWisla

I am picking up the door today, should I not use...

I am picking up the door today, should I not use the black rubber seal as suggested by the guy at the store? Thank you.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By TSWisla

An orbital sander? I am worried about the wood...

An orbital sander? I am worried about the wood being level after I am done, what about edges and corners, risers, etc?
07-31-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By TSWisla

I spoke with a gentleman at the store who claims...

I spoke with a gentleman at the store who claims that he used to do this kind of work and he told me to use the black rubber seal that goes around windows and door and to put it with the adhesive...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By TSWisla

Hardwood stairs going to basement

Hello, I have hardwood stairs going to my basement, they are worn down to the point that the center of each runner has not varnish or stain anymore. If I were to want to revarnish them, what would...
07-27-07, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By TSWisla

I see, when you make your own, what material do...

I see, when you make your own, what material do you use? Also, I looked at the jamsill online and it has the upturned lip on the inside and a downturned lip on the outside (unless I looked at it...
07-21-07, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By TSWisla

Thank you very much for the info, while jambsill...

Thank you very much for the info, while jambsill is the easiest, does it work well? I would rather get something more difficult to work with if it is better. Thank you again.

Tom
07-20-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By TSWisla

The floor is way below ground level (if that is...

The floor is way below ground level (if that is what is meant by grade). Also, the floor and the patio are at the same level as far as I can tell without the door removed yet. Where can I get a pan...
07-20-07, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By TSWisla

Vinyl Door installation in basement

Hello, I will be replacing an old aluminum sliding door with a vinyl one in my walk-out basement. The door obviously rests on a slab of concrete. Is there any special way to seal the bottom of the...
03-09-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By TSWisla

Alright, so who exactly should I look up in the...

Alright, so who exactly should I look up in the phonebook to take a look at this mess and to install the beam? This just blows my mind. The house is 50 years old, is it a miracle that this lasted...
03-05-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By TSWisla

xsleeper- that picture is confusing, that is...

xsleeper- that picture is confusing, that is just one side of the two 2x8 sandwich with 3/4" plywood glued and nailed between the 2x8s. The other side of that joint is a solid piece of 2x8.
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02-28-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By TSWisla

Thank you for the reply, in that picture, that is...

Thank you for the reply, in that picture, that is EXACTLY what I want to know, why would those be notched? There is no top plate there though, the joists are nailed to the rafters, the top plate is...
02-28-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By TSWisla

"Finally, in the last picture, there is a strange...

"Finally, in the last picture, there is a strange support tactic used, does anyone know what it is for and if it is done well?"

There are notches cut in the joists for the roof and a 2x4 was...
02-25-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By TSWisla

Really strange setup, professional advice needed

Hello, I have these huge cracks across my garage cieling. I think that they are there because there are only 2x6s supporting the cieling. Which is why I think that someone added the support in the...
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Views: 6,555
Posted By TSWisla

Alright, so just pop it off and take it apart and...

Alright, so just pop it off and take it apart and let it soak?
Replies: 9
Views: 6,555
Posted By TSWisla

Alright, I tried what was suggested, but I was...

Alright, I tried what was suggested, but I was still not able to run the snowblower with the choke off, only about 1/2 way. Anyway, I took it once down the driveway and it was great! I tried to...
01-31-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By TSWisla

I would like to say again, thank you for your...

I would like to say again, thank you for your help. I read the article that you suggested and it says to put the vapor barrier toward the "lived in side", isn't that the opposite of putting it...
01-31-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By TSWisla

Thank you for the advice, I agree about the 2x2,...

Thank you for the advice, I agree about the 2x2, but I am afraid to remove them because I had some asbestos abatement done and I don't want to release any particles that may have been trapped behind...
01-31-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,105
Posted By TSWisla

So the kind of compound that you use does not...

So the kind of compound that you use does not make the difference in cracks being there? The only reason to use the 45 or 90 min compound is for the dry time, not strenght?

As far as settling...
01-30-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,105
Posted By TSWisla

Thank you for the info guys, I just don't get it,...

Thank you for the info guys, I just don't get it, I was told that the mesh tape is by far the strongest?! It doesn't make a difference that I used the premixed mud and not the harder 90 or 45 min...
01-30-07, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By TSWisla

Sorry, when I said slab, I meant the foundation...

Sorry, when I said slab, I meant the foundation walls. I did not staple to the front of the studs, I hope that this will not be a problem. So is the room with the 6 mil barrier against the...
01-30-07, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,105
Posted By TSWisla

Hairline cracks

Hello,

Last winter, I put up new drywall in my family room. To my dismay, several of the joints have hairline cracks now. I don't know if I did something wrong or what is going on. I have...
01-30-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By TSWisla

Can anyone offer any advice, I am working on this...

Can anyone offer any advice, I am working on this soon. Thank you.
01-26-07, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By TSWisla

Vapor barrier in basement

Hello, I live near Chicago. I am remodelling my basement and had some questions regarding vapor barriers. In one part of my basement, I put 6 mil plastic on the slab and framed 2x4s over it, put in...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By TSWisla

Thank you very much for the information! It is...

Thank you very much for the information! It is much appreciated.

Tom
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