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  • Posted in thread: Sump pump repairable? on 04-22-2017 at 12:03 PM
    I"ve had a Simer 1/2 hp cast iron submersible sump pump for about 6 years. I noticed about 3
    years ago it wasn't working. I didn't have time to mess with it until now. It stopped working I
    think withi...

  • Posted in thread: Saturated crawl space on 04-05-2017 at 12:44 PM
    I have a 900 sq ft crawl space I went in after all the heavy rains. Fiberglass insulation on
    the 'ceiling' was dripping, saturated. It's extremely muddy, and I noticed running water coming
    down a gent...

  • Posted in thread: Heater current draw on 03-01-2017 at 02:37 PM
    I have a heater that seems to have low and high settings and a dial apparently that I think
    functions as a thermostat.The max wattage is 1500. I would think that the low setting switch is
    750 watts an...

  • Posted in thread: Vinyl tiles on particle board underlayment on 05-18-2016 at 07:23 PM
    I've had self stick vinyl tiles on particle board in three rooms for 20 + years.Water heater
    leaked for several months in laundry room and soaked the floor. A handyman talked me into
    tearing up the pa...

  • Posted in thread: Removing old water heater on 05-14-2016 at 09:58 PM
    After wrestling with a stuck gate valve, I finally got it to close...I think all the way. I
    hooked a hose up to it to the drain cock at the bottom of the water heater. But can't budge any
    of the conne...

  • Posted in thread: Contractor insists that I buy online first on 05-14-2016 at 09:05 PM
    Also, how to drain this? I put a brass screw cap on the drain cock near the bottom of the
    heater years ago because it was leaking. Now when I loosen it, water just pours out. The gate
    valve just turns...

  • Posted in thread: Contractor insists that I buy online first on 05-14-2016 at 08:31 PM
    I'm taking my old water heater out and a local contractor who seems to have a good reputation
    wants me to order a new one online and he'll pick it up. Is this a normal way to do this?

  • Posted in thread: Water Heater explosion (?) on 05-11-2016 at 12:49 PM
    I've had a leak in my laundry room for months. I thought it was the washer. Then I saw water on
    the floor from the water heater. The floor is soaked - and warped.I can't see water leaking
    from anywher...

  • Posted in thread: Enclosed sliding door on 09-07-2013 at 07:21 PM
    I have an enclosed sliding door that gets more jammed every time I or my son tries to work on
    it. The front roller seems to be on the track, but no matter how we try to get the back one on
    - if it's e...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring with push on connectors on 11-25-2012 at 11:52 PM
    I put two T12 4 footer tube fluorescent fixtures up and was about to use some Wago Wall Nuts
    push in connectors. Box says they're good for 12 - 16 AWG stranded and 12- 18 AWG solid wires.
    The solid wi...