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Interior French Drain - Dealing With Oil Tank

Hi all.

I had a partial interior french drain installed a few years ago which has worked great. I'm now getting water further along the wall and I want to finish my basement.

I want to put in...
02-06-16, 03:01 PM
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Joe, I also wish my farts smelled like Old Spice,...

Joe, I also wish my farts smelled like Old Spice, but it ain't happenin'! I have to deal with what I've got.

Thanks PJ, you bring up a great point about hole size. Would straight cement be fine or...
02-06-16, 01:52 PM
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Sealing Sump Discharge Hole Below Grade?

I want to install a french drain in a portion of my basement, and was wondering the best way to install the discharge pipe through a block wall below grade.

If I were to use a two inch core bit...
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Thanks. I've been using my angle grinder....

Thanks.

I've been using my angle grinder. I've got a regular wire wheel as well as a Knotted Cup Brush. It takes it off, but it's a slow process.

I tried an orbital sander with 80 grit and it...
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3" Angle - Is this a mill finish?

I bought some 3" steel angle a while ago to build a fence for my Unisaw. I'm finally getting around to painting it and when trying to clean it, I see there's some sort of finish on it. It flakes off...
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Just a follow up here... I plugged it back...

Just a follow up here...

I plugged it back in and it didn't start again. Maybe it's all back to normal. The water is only an inch above the pump.

We'll see...
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New Sump Pump Question

I've just today had a sump pump put in my basement. The install isn't finished yet, but the installer showed me how to test the pump. It's a Little Giant and he said to suck on the tube on the end of...
04-14-15, 01:46 PM
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Is it okay to mount it to the side of the box or...

Is it okay to mount it to the side of the box or does it need to be on the back?
04-14-15, 01:17 PM
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Thanks Ben. One problem is, there are no...

Thanks Ben.

One problem is, there are no tapped holes in my box (58 years old). If I were to drill/tap some holes to mount a new ground bar, would this be okay? Is being grounded to the box by the...
04-14-15, 11:08 AM
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Ground Wire in a Nearly Full Load Center

I'm running a new circuit for a sump pump and have a question.

I have an old Cutler Hammer panel that's pretty full. There is a 20amp breaker that's unused so I wanted to use that for the...
02-27-15, 11:57 AM
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My problem is, I'm not going to buy anything...

My problem is, I'm not going to buy anything that's crap - even if it's better than what I've got. I've got a Marvin dealer near me and Andersen is always an option. I imagine that even the Andersen...
02-27-15, 10:21 AM
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Thanks XSleeper! I think our signals are...

Thanks XSleeper!

I think our signals are somewhat crossed, but I see what you're saying about the IGUs. The only info I had on them was from my next door neighbor who grew up in this house after...
02-26-15, 01:47 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean by "poor homemade...

I'm not sure what you mean by "poor homemade glazing". The windows say 'Beta-Pane' on the aluminum between panes. I would think that if I replaced these 60 year old windows and trimmed and sealed...
02-26-15, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Adam63

Replacing LARGE basement windows

Hi all, I'm in the initial planning stages of finishing my basement. It's a walk-out with two large windows. One window has four sections - each about 45"x25". The other one is six sections of the...
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No, there's no overhang on the crown. It's edges...

No, there's no overhang on the crown. It's edges are flush with the bricks.

I know what you're saying and yes, ideally there should be an overhang, but considering the vast majority of older...
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Yes, the crown is in good shape. I had it...

Yes, the crown is in good shape. I had it re-crowned about eight years ago and looks tight.

Thanks.
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Posted By Adam63

Leaking Chimney Question...

Hi all, I've got a leaky chimney and I have a feeling it's from a combination of no chimney cap and failing mortar joints There's a 2 year old roof on the house and the roofer has been back out to...
04-17-14, 10:50 AM
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I might be stupid, but I'm not crazy. I can call...

I might be stupid, but I'm not crazy. I can call PECO and have them shut me off at the pole.

I've been looking online at supply houses and haven't found them. That's why I thought that if I knew...
04-17-14, 10:16 AM
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No, around here, the electric company (PECO) only...

No, around here, the electric company (PECO) only owns up to the first connection point on the property. After that, it's private.

It's well before the meter though...
04-17-14, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Adam63

Service Line Spreaders???

My service comes off of the street to the first pole on my property and this part is Triplex. Then, there's a 120' run to a second pole and this run is three separate lines.

A tree came down last...
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There were no roaring sounds. Only a banging...

There were no roaring sounds. Only a banging sounds like it was out of balance. Actually, it sounded like it often does when working good - only it doesn't slow down and tumble in order to get the...
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Samsung Front Loader Washer - Is this a bad bearing?

Hi all!

I've got a Samsung WF419 front loader that was acting unbalanced during spin. This was causing it to stop early and leaving the clothes too wet.

Thinking it was a bad rear drum/bearing...
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Ceilings - Best Light To Paint With?

Today, I painted the ceiling in my living room & dining room. I had one heck of a time seeing where I had already painted because of the light in the room. The wet edge was almost impossible to see...
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Good Caulk for Interior of Windows?

I've got a couple of big picture windows that I've stripped the paint from. Before I prime/paint, I want to caulk the windows were the glass meets the frame since the original silicone caulk was...
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Thanks guys... I'm all finished now. I...

Thanks guys...

I'm all finished now. I nailed right to the studs since they were flush, but cut the sides 3/8" short. I built it on the floor and screwed the top through the rabbets and cut so it...
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