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  • Posted in thread: Re-pipe/re-route...What would you do? on 09-12-2014 at 02:53 PM
    cut back the bad spot and fix the existing pipe.Being from Michigan, I do recall my vacation to
    Key West and was amused at the above ground copper runs.Freezing and theft would be my main
    concern but,...

  • Posted in thread: Dryer Vent Duct, 10 Miles Long on 09-12-2014 at 11:13 AM
    That's got to go ASAP. I'm surprised you don't have mold growing on the roof sheathing and
    rafters.The duct isn't even of the insulated variety and will cause condensate issues.I would
    poke a hole in ...

  • Posted in thread: Architectural Roof Shingles for historic? on 09-11-2014 at 03:55 PM
    Hey Bud, I almost read what you read.I don't think the contractors are saying that 3 tab
    shingles don't exist anymore, I believe they are saying that this particular style of 3-tab is
    no longer availa...

  • Posted in thread: Ground Hornets on 09-11-2014 at 09:00 AM
    I don't know what they used but, I had a underground bee nest, I called Orkin, they sprayed
    something and within a few minutes, the nest was completely dead with no return visitors.

  • Posted in thread: Wiring a ruud split heatpump on 09-11-2014 at 08:58 AM
    Copied from another website:These designations are for 24 volt control wiring used in most
    residential and light commercial equipment, line voltage stuff can be different. Never assume
    that a wire col...

  • Posted in thread: Basement sink full of water on 09-03-2014 at 09:35 AM
    There are traces of cloth material in a washing machine discharge. Some people put a mesh
    screen over the end of the discharge hose to catch the material to prevent pipe clogging.Might
    be as simple as...

  • Posted in thread: Choosing a CFL (or LED?) bulb for outdoor light on 08-29-2014 at 07:14 PM
    I would lean towards LED or Halogen.CFL's are junk and are not photo-eye friendly.

  • Posted in thread: Possible asbestos floor tiles lifting and more. Still non-friable. Repair advice? on 08-29-2014 at 07:09 PM
    It is my understanding that if the tile measures 12" x 12", it does not contain asbestos. If
    smaller dimension (on a full piece), then no guarantees.

  • Posted in thread: Lets talk concrete. on 08-27-2014 at 03:33 PM
    What is the proper way to cure concrete?depends on the weather and conditionsDo I need mesh or
    rebar and why?for strengthWhat mix do I use for what?depends on what your doing

  • Posted in thread: Can't turn off water to replace kitchen faucet on 08-26-2014 at 06:08 PM
    sounds like the handles are turning but not the core of the valve.remove the handles and turn
    the valve core with some channel locks or vice grips.

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