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So I tested various places in the house and the...

So I tested various places in the house and the pressure's all good... then I remembered the previous owner had installed a water filtration system under the kitchen sink which we'd never touched! I...
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Posted By demolition_man

Thanks, that's very helpful. The house is new...

Thanks, that's very helpful. The house is new enough (2001) that there's a dedicated line to the fridge rather than a saddle valve, but we've also noticed that the pressure in the kitchen faucet (and...
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Posted By demolition_man

LG refrigerator: icemaker line keeps freezing

Hi,

I have an LG refrigerator, less than 4 years old. Over the last couple of weeks, the water line into the icemaker has started freezing up, right at the physical end of the line where the water...
07-12-14, 07:03 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

Awesome. I will look for that adapter. Thanks so...

Awesome. I will look for that adapter. Thanks so much! All I have is a propane torch... I might be upgrading to MAPP if that doesn't do it.
07-12-14, 11:13 AM
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Posted By demolition_man

Soldering it is. (You caught me just in time... I...

Soldering it is. (You caught me just in time... I was going to try the pipe sealant compound this afternoon.)

The old pipe in the floor is still dull after scratching for a while with emery. Brass...
07-12-14, 05:45 AM
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Posted By demolition_man

Ok, thanks. I'll see if I can convince the wife...

Ok, thanks. I'll see if I can convince the wife that I need to cut out the bottom of the vanity to solder the pipes. (Obviously the old solder job couldn't have been very good if the pipe just came...
07-11-14, 04:37 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

Ok thanks, I'll see what I can find! The drain...

Ok thanks, I'll see what I can find! The drain pipe is standard 1 1/4", but the pipe in the floor is just slightly wider (just wide enough to accept the 1/14" pipe into it a bit). The second image...
07-11-14, 03:51 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

34618 Image of the floor attached. Also, the...

34618

Image of the floor attached. Also, the "lip" near the bottom of the pipe (in the other picture) was just old solder which I melted off yesterday. I don't want to re-solder because (1) I'll...
07-08-14, 02:25 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

... any ideas? I was hoping to do this tomorrow....

... any ideas? I was hoping to do this tomorrow. Should I just put some plumber's putty around the lip?
07-07-14, 01:15 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

How do I re-attach this drain pipe?

We're redoing the second-floor bath in our 100-year-old house, reusing most of the existing plumbing. I ripped up the old floor tile, leaving in place the sink supply and drain coming out of the...
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Posted By demolition_man

Old house - can't get snake into tub drain

Hi,

Our house is 100 years old and most of the drain piping is copper, feeding into a cast iron main stack. The bathtub on the second floor drains very slowly. Plunging doesn't help and I'm not...
01-07-13, 09:52 AM
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Posted By demolition_man

Run NM below joist instead of through it?

Hi,

I'm installing recessed lights in the kitchen and dining room. Our house is 105 years old and the downstairs has wood lath and plaster ceilings with an additional layer of 1/2" drywall. Joists...
07-18-12, 10:28 AM
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Posted By demolition_man

Ok, thanks again, that's very helpful. From what...

Ok, thanks again, that's very helpful. From what you're saying, it sounds like a multimeter may help me figure out what the speed control is actually doing and whether I should worry about it.
07-17-12, 03:20 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

Tolyn, thanks. The solid state speed control I'm...

Tolyn, thanks. The solid state speed control I'm referring to is installed in the fan canopy and didn't come with the fan. But the principle is the same as a solid state wall switch, correct? I'll...
07-16-12, 02:40 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

Solid state fan speed control warning

Yesterday I replaced a cheap ceiling fan in the bedroom with a nicer one. The new fan's instructions state, "To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use this fan with any solid-state...
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Posted By demolition_man

drooplug - Thank you. That's good to hear! ...

drooplug - Thank you. That's good to hear!

mitch17 - Yes. The finish is called "cherry chocolate glaze". I think the first part is the actual stain and the second part is the "glaze"/varnish.
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Opening/handling/storage of a "non-reusable" can of stain

Beginner's question - We ordered and installed kitchen cabinets from a big box store. The installation went fine and the cabinets are great. We also purchased extra stain (it's a two-part stain). The...
09-12-10, 08:00 AM
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Posted By demolition_man

Thanks. I found a 3"x4" Fernco rubber donut at...

Thanks. I found a 3"x4" Fernco rubber donut at HD. It seemed to go in very easily except for the top lip... hopefully that's not a cause for concern.

I wanted to get feedback before I glue the new...
08-12-10, 03:08 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

Thanks, that helps. But remember I'm a beginner...

Thanks, that helps. But remember I'm a beginner here... Should I just take a hacksaw and cut between pieces A and B? How would I clean out the rest of the plastic from the cast iron piece A?
08-11-10, 02:29 PM
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Posted By demolition_man

Need help - moving toilet drain a few inches

We're redoing our 100-year-old house. About 40 years ago, the main staircase was ripped out and a full 1st floor bathroom was put in. We've now ripped out that bathroom and had a new main staircase...
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Posted By demolition_man

Thanks mgmine. I've been thinking about this the...

Thanks mgmine. I've been thinking about this the last couple of days and I'd pretty much decided to do exactly what you said. The floors are in relatively bad shape, the boards were face nailed in...
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Posted By demolition_man

Thank you guys. As I mentioned, there WAS a...

Thank you guys. As I mentioned, there WAS a bathroom there that we used for a couple of years before I ripped it out, and while the bathtub drain didn't always drain well, we didn't have any problems...
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Posted By demolition_man

100-year-old pine floors w/ no subfloor

Hi,

We're finally redoing the floors in our 100-year-old house. The floors are 3/4" planks of what looks like heart pine and Douglas fir, 2 1/4" wide, nailed directly to the joists. They're in...
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Posted By demolition_man

Thanks lefty. About the vent stack -- I demo'd...

Thanks lefty. About the vent stack -- I demo'd the bathroom myself a few weeks ago, and I can tell you there was no separate vent. The bathroom was basically right above the main stack, which runs...
04-22-10, 10:01 AM
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Posted By demolition_man

I had a similar issue when installing my kitchen...

I had a similar issue when installing my kitchen island last year. I actually installed wiremold right under the countertop overhang since I didn't want receptacles in the nice finished island side...
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