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Posted in thread: recomendation for new programable thermostat on 03-06-2017 at 11:08 AM
Hello,My current thermostat quit on me and I need a new one. I won't have a WiFi connected
thermostat in my house, and most of the recommendations I have see are for smart devices that
need to be inte...
Posted in thread: best replacement parts for toilet repair on 07-02-2016 at 12:59 PM
Thank you for all the kind responses so far.I ended up getting a Fluidmaster Pro Series Pro45K
from Republic Plumbing Supply. This is what they recommended to fit my toilet and it only cost
Posted in thread: best replacement parts for toilet repair on 07-01-2016 at 11:00 AM
The toilet tank has some numbers stamped in it and are as follows,F4049175 S62There is also the
data, June 20. Could that possibly mean June, 1920? I suspect not because the style of toilet
is newer t...
Posted in thread: best replacement parts for toilet repair on 06-30-2016 at 10:47 PM
Hello,I have an older toilet that may be as old as from the 1950's. It is at least as old as
1979. The flapper had not been closing properly and the toilet was running quite often because
of the slow ...
Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 05:07 PM
I am not sure about the pad at the landing. The frost line here is at least 48", so I would
guess that a 4" pad would move around some. I haven't noticed movement with some other pads I
around the hou...
Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 12:24 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of the existing steps.93369337You can see the serious damage
caused by the water and ice. These are concrete block underneath. I suppose it is possible that
if I remove t...
Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 11:06 AM
I try to avoid attaching any deck or stoop to the house.Make it free standing and a few inches
below the threshold and there's 0 chance of wall or framing damage to the house.I would have
made this fr...
Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-20-2015 at 10:52 PM
sounds like overkill for a temporary stair, but I guess if you're not sure how long it will be
there, then you should build it solidly.I would definately drop the sonotubes 5' or so because
of the fro...
Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-20-2015 at 08:46 PM
Hello,The brick steps for my back door took a real beating the last two winters, especially
this one. The ice has more or less split the steps in several places. The bottom step is
falling off entirel...
Posted in thread: basement replacement window 32"x24" slider on 10-18-2012 at 11:11 AM
I have my replacement window here now and am getting ready to put it in. It does fit nicely.The
window case sticks out further past the nail fin than I was expecting, I expect this is to
allow for the...