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10-19-20, 11:29 AM
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Posted By norcalneil

Front Door not latching

In the past few days our front door no longer latches/locks into place. On the door where you have the knob, when I use the key to lock and close the door, I can just push the door slightly and it...
02-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By norcalneil

thanks everyone for your advice. I live in...

thanks everyone for your advice.

I live in the suburbs and gun solution won't work as people will freak out in my area and probably call the cops.

I think whoever said the person is not feeding...
02-04-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By norcalneil

Crows pecking on roof - how to get rid of them?

So in the last 3 mo or so, someone in the neighborhood is feeding peanuts to crows. I know this because I see broken peanut shells around my house and in my gutters.

Also, crows come up every...
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Views: 334
Posted By norcalneil

Roof Leak on Outside of home - advice request

Part of our roof leaks on the outside of the home. It was like that when we bought the house and pretty much ignored it for years since it was outside of the home.

But recently I found that the...
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Views: 466
Posted By norcalneil

Thumbs up you guys are awesome! so i was searching...

you guys are awesome!

so i was searching this forum after I posted and I found a similar issue another user had.

solution was put a rubber glove over the sensor (pjmax).

Well just did that...
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Views: 466
Posted By norcalneil

Outdoor Flood Lights staying on w/ sensor

I have a very old flood light system from the previous owner. Heath Zenith is the brand.

Basically 2 outdoor flood lights over the garage connected via wire to a motion sensor.

Usually when...
07-07-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By norcalneil

ok thank you both. not as scared now.

ok thank you both. not as scared now.
07-06-18, 05:20 PM
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Views: 572
Posted By norcalneil

Exposed Wiring ?

So got a new water heater in the garage earlier in the week. The Plumbers had to move around my dryer and washer.

They found that right under the gas pipe that leads to the dryer, there was...
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By norcalneil

Hi Geo, Got a plumber to come out and he...

Hi Geo,

Got a plumber to come out and he said the valve was malfunctioning. He helped find for me that it was still under warranty and was able to get me a new heater and valve w/ the warranty. ...
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By norcalneil

Water Heater - luke warm water

So this morning we had luke warm water coming out of the faucets.

I checked the water heater and noticed it was quiet.

Did the re ignition of the pilot light steps and i heard it making the...
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By norcalneil

so you think the plumber messed up? what should...

so you think the plumber messed up? what should have been done?
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By norcalneil

Video Proof of 'Mystery' - need help id'ing

I posted on another topic and I thought I figured it out but now I recorded the incident.

Background :

1.Kitchen sink had backed up. Plumber came out and cleared the line.

2.2-3 weeks...
06-16-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By norcalneil

so today i got some tree spikes and put them...

so today i got some tree spikes and put them around the tree.

i also bought some mulch and put that around the tree and away from the base.

hope this helps w/ growth. I'm trying to water it...
06-13-18, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By norcalneil

when watering the tree today i noticed some...

when watering the tree today i noticed some mushrooms growing a few inches from it. fungus? should i be worried?
06-11-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By norcalneil

Thank you both for the valuble info. It...

Thank you both for the valuble info.

It brought back a memory that when the tree guy was planting the new tree, he did mentioned that there was a lot of concrete around!

The city here replaces...
06-10-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By norcalneil

Is something wrong w/ my 2 year old tree?

I had to replace my old big tree 2 years ago with a crepe mertyl tree.

I honestly don't know if the tree has grown in the last 2 years. I'm sure growth is slow but the tree seems to be about 6/7...
05-23-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By norcalneil

Not sure what the new controller name is. He was...

Not sure what the new controller name is. He was just giving me a price w/ no details. I think he intimated not replacing the existing pipes but rather shoring them up or fixing them. New heads...
05-20-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By norcalneil

New Sprinkler System only $300?

My sprinkler system is probably something like 20-25 years old.

The backyard sprinklers still work but the front yard has issues. Some work but some have the pipes leaking.

I called around...
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By norcalneil

Ok I think mystery solved. Talked with a...

Ok I think mystery solved.

Talked with a neighbor and he has the same problem for the last 20 years.

Here is what he thinks is happening :

The washing machine and kitchen sink use the same...
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Views: 990
Posted By norcalneil

well after some weeks of being fine it made that...

well after some weeks of being fine it made that popping noise tonight. maybe it's air getting trapped. seems to be working fine though ?


washed about 3 loads of luandry and when the luandry...
05-14-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By norcalneil

sorry what I meant to say is the pipe out of the...

sorry what I meant to say is the pipe out of the home comes out straight. There is no bend at the end as the valve is higher up on mine.

I'd like to get it curved like this picture so the...
05-14-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By norcalneil

I was going to get a Y hose but now I see how...

I was going to get a Y hose but now I see how affordable timers are. Around $30-$40 on Amazon. I may go with this but my pipe doesn't have that thing that makes it go down. It just sticks out of...
05-14-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By norcalneil

Thanks. What do you mean though by emitter? Is...

Thanks. What do you mean though by emitter? Is that the same thing as the sprinkler?
05-14-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By norcalneil

Thank you for your replies. 1.Lawn A is...

Thank you for your replies.

1.Lawn A is narrow, probably 10x50 is a good estimation.

2.Lawn B isn't actually a perfect rectangle. Some of the patio intrudes into it by the driveway.

3.I...
05-13-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By norcalneil

Above Ground Sprinkler Advice Needed

I have a sprinkler system that came with the house that is probably 25-30 years old. It does the back yard and the front yard.

The back yard still works. The front yard does not. I think there...
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