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  • Home repair, bicycling, kayaking
  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: Is This Really Marble? - New Home closing soon on 09-19-2014 at 12:22 PM
    See if you can get a left over piece of what they used. You should have some anyway in case
    there is future damage. If the contractor is in the business, he will have access to it anyway.
    Scratch a kn...

  • Posted in thread: Crack in porch foundation on 09-18-2014 at 01:40 PM
    My suspicion is the footer for the block wall was not adequate. Rain or whatever has caused the
    block wall to sag, separating it from the "slab" which was above it. You can clearly see the
    steel in th...

  • Posted in thread: Had a little flash flood on 09-17-2014 at 08:59 AM
    Where was this? I got just enough moisture to rearrange the dirt on my vehicle ... 106 degrees
    at noon ...

  • Posted in thread: Covering Front Porch in Brick! on 09-15-2014 at 09:00 AM
    You got some great advice here and it probably surprised you. Lets evaluate your situation
    because your head should be spinning.1. Is the porch level? Is the concrete level? I wonder if
    the sidewalk w...

  • Posted in thread: Salutations on 09-15-2014 at 08:25 AM
    You can find the answers here or we will just lie .... Seriously, there are a lot of high
    qualified guys here who are hands-on experts. Only a few of them actually lie ... :D[ame]

  • Posted in thread: Stair nosing vs floor trim? on 09-13-2014 at 11:42 PM
    This is the moment every man anticipates! This is the reason to say: "Honey, I need to buy a
    special tool to finish the job."What you need is a Fein Multi-Master (or the less expensive
    American versio...

  • Posted in thread: regrading/drainage on 09-13-2014 at 11:36 PM
    My instinct is to channel the water into a sump and pump it out to the street. That handles the
    lack of elevation rather easily.Truth is, your soil has a poor percolation rate. Think of it as
    a clay p...

  • Posted in thread: What is this next to the stack? An old cleanout? It stinks. on 09-13-2014 at 10:47 PM
    InspectorD is totally right ... and (stupid me) I have done this in the past. Gives you a
    solid, positive seal which can be removed if necessary.:beer:

  • Posted in thread: What is this next to the stack? An old cleanout? It stinks. on 09-13-2014 at 09:55 AM
    Does not look threaded ... clean it off, dry it, seal it generously with brush-on pipe dope.
    Could stop the sewer gas emissions.

  • Posted in thread: Dryer Vent Duct, 10 Miles Long on 09-12-2014 at 11:13 PM
    Replaced a 15 foot version of your mess. It originally went out of dryer into the wall, then
    turned up 8' vertically, then turned 90 degrees for 2', then 90 degrees, then 5', then 90
    degrees to the ou...

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