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Posted in thread: Basement Drain Venting on 01-01-2016 at 10:55 PM
Thanks S & s!I will put a removable plug in the final one and see how it goes. No problems with
sewer gas. The basement is drafty due to old windows needing work, and sand in the center of
the brick w...
Posted in thread: Basement Drain Venting on 01-01-2016 at 03:17 AM
My house is 120 years old and was originally built without indoor plumbing. Sometime in the
past plumbing was added, which included a drain system in the basement floor.I have verified
that all the dr...
Posted in thread: Programmable Thermostat Reverting to 47 degrees, why? on 12-20-2015 at 12:25 PM
I am trying to solve a problem at my mother's 1988 house with the programmable thermostat that
was installed a few years ago along with a new furnace. I have no experience with the
Posted in thread: Looking for Speedbump... on 12-03-2015 at 11:13 AM
I am trying to find one of our posters that goes by the name Speedbump, as I have a few
questions for him about water softener setups. I see he hasn't posted here in a while, and an
email I sent to th...
Posted in thread: Old Time Well Head Questions on 03-26-2015 at 01:17 AM
Again, many thanks for the interesting responses. I will get down there this weekend, tinker a
little, and see what more I can find out.Speedbump, thank you again for the Water Softener
system you sol...
Posted in thread: Old Time Well Head Questions on 03-24-2015 at 02:16 AM
Interesting comments! Thanks!It could be an interesting source of water for gardening, though I
don't see any electricity running to it. Also a good idea about the root cellar, previous
Posted in thread: Old Time Well Head Questions on 03-22-2015 at 11:42 PM
I have a large (6'x6'), mostly underground concrete enclosure in my backyard. Inside it is some
piping and some machinery as the photo shows. I am told it is the original well head for the
120 year ol...
Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 01:00 PM
Neal, Just to clarify, the dividing wall between the two properties was built when the garage
was. The second dividing wall between the neighbor's two units was built later.Bud,The garage
now has less...
Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 10:56 AM
Bud,Thanks for the great write up and assessment of the situation. Yes, the garage was built
with frugality in mind, as some of the joists and other wood has concrete on it from being used
as forms. A...
Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 12:13 AM
I have an garage built postwar in the late 1940s that I share with the neighbor since it sits
on the property line. There is a 2x4 framed stud wall that acts as the dividing wall for the