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Posted in thread: Basement window - gap between brick and inner membrane on 11-11-2009 at 07:13 AM
The expanding foam is a great product. Prior to using the foam, you might at least consider
backfilling the gap with "oakum" or some other backrod material. This will reduce the overall
width of the f...
Posted in thread: 12x12 square hole in basement floor( pics ) on 11-05-2009 at 11:00 AM
After re-reading your post, another possibility comes to mind. You stated it is an "inside
trench". This seems a bit unusual and may be a "fix" that CT Basement Systems did. The sump pit
in your photo...
Posted in thread: 12x12 square hole in basement floor( pics ) on 11-05-2009 at 07:16 AM
You may have helped answer your own question with your followup. You clearly have the
opportunity for water to enter the pit. It is currently blocked with sand/gravel/dirt which is
why you don't norma...
Posted in thread: HELP - toilet flush makes noises like jackhammer on 09-11-2009 at 07:53 AM
Jennebelle - since your last posting after you replaced the ballcock, you did not indicate if
the noise continued. You indicated a leak from the bottom of the tank but didn't comment on the
Posted in thread: Insulating Cold and Warm Air Ducts on 09-03-2009 at 06:38 PM
I'm not particularly happy with my home's air conditioning. It is a 2 story with vaulted
ceilings and the second floor does not cool sufficiently. I had an HVAC company by a few years
ago to check the...
Posted in thread: Half Work Half Dont on 09-01-2009 at 07:13 AM
You might check to see if you have a ground fault interrupt tripped since you indicated there
are kitchen outlets involved. Could you have tripped the GFI while installing your light? It
might be poss...
Posted in thread: New Patio...too high? on 08-26-2009 at 10:40 AM
A patio should slope 1/8" to 1/4" per linear foot away from the house. A 10' patio should slope
at least 1.25" to 2.5" away from the house.Since you have already poured the patio, it good
Posted in thread: HELP - toilet flush makes noises like jackhammer on 08-26-2009 at 07:20 AM
You may have a couple problems going on. If your ballcock is leaking, it will eventually fill
up the tank and will raise the water level to the height of the overflow tube and pass water
into the bowl...
Posted in thread: Interior Paint on 08-21-2009 at 07:13 AM
I have had very good success with both Sherwin Williams and Behr paint. You may have heard some
"bad" things about Behr from a painting contractor. As I understand it, they don't like it
because they ...
Posted in thread: How to tile over old vinyl-tile adhesive? on 08-20-2009 at 06:53 AM
I would be wary of using any kind of adhesive to secure your underlayment boards. At some time
in the future, someone will want to replace your tile and will probably want to get down to the