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11-13-20, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Dan1973

I have my doubts about that plan, but good luck....

I have my doubts about that plan, but good luck. A dog will pee anywhere as long as it doesn't have to lay in it and it sounds like the area will be too big to ensure that. Get a crate - they make...
11-13-20, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Dan1973

Crate training works well as long as the crate is...

Crate training works well as long as the crate is not too big. Limit food and water after a certain time each day. Take the dog outside more, even if it was just out an hour ago. Just take it out...
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Posted By Dan1973

If it's just where the wall meets the tub or...

If it's just where the wall meets the tub or counter (change of plane) then it shouldn't have been grouted at that joint - caulk or silicone is used at changes of plane.

The fix is to scrape it...
10-14-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Dan1973

I had a similar, though larger, problem with my...

I had a similar, though larger, problem with my service entrance line - about 6 feet of the outer sheathing was in poor shape due to 60 years of sunlight on it. It also led to water dripping from my...
10-07-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Dan1973

I bought this one recently at HD for replacing...

I bought this one recently at HD for replacing all my bathroom plumbing. It uses the stainless steel rings. So far it is great - easy to use and has an indicator that lights up when the crimp is...
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Views: 152
Posted By Dan1973

I have a 460 and the cone does not extend past...

I have a 460 and the cone does not extend past the body into the collection bin at all. It's close to even with the bottom of the main housing.
09-25-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Dan1973

I also just re-piped a bathroom with PEX. I had...

I also just re-piped a bathroom with PEX. I had used it before for small repairs with Sharkbites, but for this I learned to sweat copper so I could solder on a PEX barb for the transition from copper...
08-29-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Dan1973

I would use an oscillating saw with a...

I would use an oscillating saw with a metal-cutting blade, assuming there's enough room to slip the blade between the hinge and wall so that it cuts the screw. Should only take a couple minutes and...
07-30-20, 01:33 PM
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Views: 294
Posted By Dan1973

There's a tape available that is super-sticky...

There's a tape available that is super-sticky that I've used for patching my vinyl kitchen floor. You need to make sure the subfloor is clean.

I don't remember the brand but it might be this:
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06-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Dan1973

I've used several over the past 10 years or so...

I've used several over the past 10 years or so with no problems yet. I agree with above advice about not using in concealed location. They are difficult to remove in tight spaces.

There have...
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Views: 301
Posted By Dan1973

Last fall I had to replace all my flex ducts as...

Last fall I had to replace all my flex ducts as well last re-wrap the plenum in my attic (A/C only.) While I was at it I sealed up every gap and seam with brush-on duct sealant mastic. I liked it...
05-29-20, 12:18 PM
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Views: 611
Posted By Dan1973

Definitely a reasonable charge!

Definitely a reasonable charge!
05-21-20, 12:08 PM
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Views: 611
Posted By Dan1973

One more thing - people who do know what they are...

One more thing - people who do know what they are doing are very willing to help steer you in the right direction on this forum. Once you do a couple repairs your confidence grows and you can use the...
05-21-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Dan1973

All the more reason to learn to DIY for the...

All the more reason to learn to DIY for the simpler projects. I've still not learned to sweat copper (it's on my list of things to learn), but for the less than price of the plumber you could buy the...
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Views: 590
Posted By Dan1973

That's what I thought, but I was confused by the...

That's what I thought, but I was confused by the suggestion to prop the pump up on bricks.
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Dan1973

I'm unclear as to how raising the pump makes it...

I'm unclear as to how raising the pump makes it run longer. I get that there will be more water to pump, but the pump can only take in water at the bottom of itself. So if the entire pump is raised,...
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Dan1973

I'm no pro, but last summer I dabbled with...

I'm no pro, but last summer I dabbled with repointing some brick. Sounds like you've got the right idea. You don't have to chip out all of the mortar, just about 1/2"-3/4" deep and anything that is...
05-18-20, 12:43 PM
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Views: 397
Posted By Dan1973

I used one for a couple of summers when I lived...

I used one for a couple of summers when I lived in a townhouse with a very small yard. It did a good job, but you can't let the grass get too long, otherwise the grass will just get pushed down...
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Posted By Dan1973

Replacing the guts is a good idea. If you replace...

Replacing the guts is a good idea. If you replace it instead, consider a quarter-turn shutoff instead.
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Views: 218
Posted By Dan1973

If it's the kind I'm thinking of, the nipple that...

If it's the kind I'm thinking of, the nipple that the hose connects to often has barbs on it that make it real tough to pull off, and over time some food gunk gets in there and acts like glue....
01-14-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Dan1973

Get her a canopy bed - problem solved!

Get her a canopy bed - problem solved!
01-07-20, 12:34 PM
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Views: 563
Posted By Dan1973

So, they don't have phones (good for you, by the...

So, they don't have phones (good for you, by the way!) or tablets or electronics that you can take away. But surely each kid has a "currency" - something that is important to him/her. Maybe it's an...
01-07-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Dan1973

I would keep the window opening the same size,...

I would keep the window opening the same size, and after the new window is in you can get roman shades that you can lower the from the top top or raise from the bottom.
01-07-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Dan1973

Set up a hidden camera to catch the culprit, then...

Set up a hidden camera to catch the culprit, then discipline accordingly.
12-23-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Dan1973

Regardless whether you use CPVC or Sharkbite, I...

Regardless whether you use CPVC or Sharkbite, I would replace existing with a 1/4 turn ball valve shutoff. They tend to be more reliable than gate valves.
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