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  • Posted in thread: Removing Paint from Oil Lamp on 10-06-2015 at 08:45 AM
    We have a coke plant in town to this day. Not many left in the country. They burn their own
    byproduct gasses as part of their process as far as I know they never sold gas here. We have
    always had natu...

  • Posted in thread: Hot Water Heater Draining on 10-05-2015 at 05:58 AM
    I know people that flush them once a year as oldog mentioned and personally have never flushed
    mine out. At my old house I opened mine once or twice and never saw anything coming out except
    water so I...

  • Posted in thread: Front Door Leak on 10-05-2015 at 05:50 AM
    Agreed but if it's getting in the gap just above the lintel, it wouldn't be smart to fix with
    mortar would it? If I do that, any water that does get behind the brick higher up wouldn't be
    able to get ...

  • Posted in thread: What can the building inspector bust me on? on 10-05-2015 at 05:42 AM
    I have a feeling this vastly changes depending on location and how closely the people in charge
    actually inforce the rules. Where I live if you live in any of many gated and non-gated
    communities with...

  • Posted in thread: Removing Paint from Oil Lamp on 10-04-2015 at 02:07 PM
    It should all come apart but at that age it might break in the process. Take some paint
    stripper to it a layer at a time and wire brush and dental pick. Slow going but it will clean
    up. I trust there ...

  • Posted in thread: Help Please: Modify Surface Mount Toilet Paper Holder on 10-04-2015 at 06:17 AM
    I put some up last year and I thought the template spaced them too wide so I moved them in a
    little. I didn’t have the spring issue though. I put plywood behind all the drywall where
    things woul...

  • Posted in thread: Front Door Leak on 10-04-2015 at 06:06 AM
    Thanks for the photos. You can test out the wind driven idea with a garden hose. If it's
    getting in the gap then maybe that’s the answer. If not slowly work your way up see if
    you can make it le...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Wall Question on 10-03-2015 at 09:44 AM
    Thanks to everyone - it actually made sense to me when you asked about the front outside.Thanks
    again!YW Come back again anytime.

  • Posted in thread: Front Door Leak on 10-03-2015 at 08:45 AM
    To offer any clues we would need a photo of the front of the house or an accurate description
    of that area. Water is defiantly coming in above that point so you don’t need to look
    lower than the...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Wall Question on 10-03-2015 at 08:35 AM
    To answer your question. The basement wall juts in to support the outside shape of the house.
    And also to address Neals point the steps and the porch / landing is outside the house not


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