Last Activity:05-10-2011 5:22 AM
Posted in thread: window well pulled away from foundation on 04-25-2011 at 03:30 PM
Since there are no pictures, I will assume the source of the water is the downspout and not
drainage from the yard or something else. Resetting the metal window well flush with the
foundation wall wil...
Posted in thread: paint my tub? on 04-21-2011 at 12:32 PM
I'm a little late to comment on this thread, but I found a solution to this problem different
than the above comments. My situation was a pink tub made from cast iron with minor rust
stains. After res...
Posted in thread: Motion Sensor? on 04-21-2011 at 12:03 PM
Here's a link to a motion-sensor made by Leviton designed to control a fan. According to the
manufacturer: The OSSMD-FT is intended to control a light circuit and a fan. The button on the
Posted in thread: Tiling over an old tiles floor on 04-19-2011 at 03:17 PM
Ok so i am thinking of tiling my room again, this time i want to increase the level of my floor
so is it a good idea for tiling over old tiles? or should i get my old tiles out? ThanksWhen
you sale "l...
Posted in thread: Ice maker not working on Amana fridge on 04-19-2011 at 11:59 AM
This happens in my rentals occasionally. The ice maker or water valve just quit working. I'm
not an electrician, can't read a schematic, and can't afford a $200 service call from the Amana
(or GE or W...
Posted in thread: Mold in basement - how to remove on 04-19-2011 at 10:11 AM
I will, without reservation, say it was worth the extra 100 dollars to do it per the
professionals recommendation. JohnI don't want to get into a debate because you did what you
thought best to protec...
Posted in thread: Ants problem in wood frame building on 04-19-2011 at 09:33 AM
In most cases all you will need is boron in one form or another, powder, Terro paste form ECT.
It's carried back to the nest and once the queen eats it the nest is dead.Thanks Joe. Your
advice just sa...
Posted in thread: mold and mildew resistant grout on 04-19-2011 at 09:16 AM
I'd use a nail on enclosure, not a cheap stick on one.I agree with Joe that a "nail to the
stud" shower enclosure is a good solution to a basement shower stall. I've installed several of
these with go...
Posted in thread: Mold keeps coming back on 04-18-2011 at 02:08 PM
We found mold in one unit of our 50-unit condo building last year. We hired a professional to
identify and remediate the problem. We were told by this company that bleach causes more health
Posted in thread: motion sensor switches on 04-18-2011 at 11:36 AM
Some motion sensors do not 'play well' with fluorescent lights. Read the instructions on the
box to get the right ones. They draw a few volts at all times to power the sensor and may not
leave enough ...