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10-18-20, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Bob_Plumb

More or less the same in Atlantic Canada; hard to...

More or less the same in Atlantic Canada; hard to get anything and prices for many items have doubled I have been told.
08-17-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Bob_Plumb

I realize this is a slightly older post, but for...

I realize this is a slightly older post, but for the benefit of future readers:

Monitor and consider having an engineer come in if it gets worse. I say that because the issue of "subsidence" is a...
08-17-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Thanks Toyln, I expected to read that, well,...

Thanks Toyln, I expected to read that, well, except the part of being allergic to wallpaper. :)

I've got two templates made that fit pretty darn good to the bulkheads. Now just need to 'square...
08-15-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Laying wallpaper horizontally around bulkheads

Good day gentlemen, hope all is well with everyone during this 'testing' covid-19 pandemic time.

So, my wife bought wall paper. :wall:
...and the kind she bought gets laid on the walls...
02-28-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Hope you enjoy your house, and fixing up the...

Hope you enjoy your house, and fixing up the cracks, and hoping it gives you another 100 years! :)
01-29-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bob_Plumb

"1 month old thread." So what. People don't...

"1 month old thread."

So what. People don't read discussions that are 1 month, 1 year, 5 years old? I was simply offering my thoughts for the OP (who still hasn't written back - who knows what is...
01-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Yikes! I'm tied between getting a structural...

Yikes! I'm tied between getting a structural engineering, and walking away. If the structural engineer can give you a complete price to fix whatever need to be fixed, and you can use that price to...
06-28-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Thanks Pilot Dane, well said.

Thanks Pilot Dane, well said.
06-28-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Yeah. Frankly I'd like to buy an air pump and...

Yeah. Frankly I'd like to buy an air pump and convert my tank to aerobic operation. There seem to be a lot more advantages than disadvantages with that.

Or, with a short intake vent on a tank,...
06-27-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Concrete septic tank deterioration. Due to poor venting?

So, after fixing a section of my vent stack section I got fascinated with the whole design of newer code systems, and then that led me to more reading.

I found some articles that suggest concrete...
06-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Thank you sir. I'll ask for code around here.

Thank you sir. I'll ask for code around here.
06-22-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Tumble, yeah I am inclined to agree, but the...

Tumble, yeah I am inclined to agree, but the pattern does seem to be there. The only other possibility is the check valve for this lift pump has a itty bitty leak in it. Time will tell. :-)
06-22-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Norm201 I am pretty sure it was under pressure....

Norm201 I am pretty sure it was under pressure. The section of pipe had to 90 elbows (to go from vertical, horizontal and then back to vertical) and also two 22.5 elbows rotated 180 to create some...
06-08-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bob_Plumb

I'll try to get a picture but it won't reveal...

I'll try to get a picture but it won't reveal much. Yeah its the vent pipe, or vent stack pipe as some call it I think. It comes down from the roof, then there is a 90 elbow, and after just a few...
06-08-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bob_Plumb

90 elbow black abs: hair line crack

So I am perplex. We discovered a water leak. Very long story I determined that the 90 elbow on the bottom of my stink pipe has a hair line crack. We have never had a water leak issue before, the...
03-23-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Not to resurrect an old discussion post, but I...

Not to resurrect an old discussion post, but I did want to give you guys a ton of thanks. Due to life getting in the way of life, we never did do the tile job until this past Feb.

Right or wrong,...
06-11-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

Thanks guys. Much appreciated.
06-10-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Bob_Plumb

High quality sandpaper

Getting tired of these 'top quality heavy-durable' sandpaper that either loses its grit in a minute, or the paper is so thin, that it tears just as quick.

Can any of you guys tell me you #1 choice...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By Bob_Plumb

I am a big fan of Samsung Smart TVs. Why, because...

I am a big fan of Samsung Smart TVs. Why, because most if not all support a feature known as DLNA. DLNA lets you very easily stream media content from your computer to the TV. I built a media server...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Which is why I suggested taking the car to a...

Which is why I suggested taking the car to a Honda garage. They are the experts of your Honda car.

And I don't think the thread derailed. People offer their opinion/knowledge, and sometimes other...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob_Plumb

I really wish I had not deleted my YouTube...

I really wish I had not deleted my YouTube channel where I had posted videos of my homemade DC based generator. 10 HP gas engine, 200 amp transport truck alternator, and ac/dc inverter. Anyway in...
02-06-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Thanks a bunch XSleeper; appreciate your taking...

Thanks a bunch XSleeper; appreciate your taking the time to respond.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob_Plumb

This is likely due to belt slip because the...

This is likely due to belt slip because the alternator is much harder to turn over when charging a battery, in this case heavy charging of a dead battery. In some cases the noise won't go away until...
02-05-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Bob_Plumb

For my own curious interest, (and I'm guessing...

For my own curious interest, (and I'm guessing this varys according to area building codes) but wouldn't he 'just' have to restore to 1900 building code to get an approval from the engineer? And if...
01-27-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bob_Plumb

Since drainage is question, how about one of...

Since drainage is question, how about one of those lift pumps? My buddy has a bathroom in his basement, and he has a lift pump box behind his toilet. The shower and sink are plumbed into it too. I...
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