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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-26-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By GregC
Yes, this will prevent the water from coming back...

Yes, this will prevent the water from coming back into the sump pump crock, and anything else from coming down the pipe back into your crock. :eek:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-04-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,354
Posted By GregC
Hello, Yes...clogged laundry tub. Have seen and...

Hello, Yes...clogged laundry tub. Have seen and cleaned hundreds of them! :rolleyes: If you have a removable trap under the LT, then remove it, and clean it out. It will be full of washer lint. Quick...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-04-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,767
Posted By GregC
Hello, Gurgling is a sign of a vent problem. The...

Hello, Gurgling is a sign of a vent problem. The fixtures are over loading the waste lines and the vents are not able to allow enough air in to allow proper drainage. Clogged roof vents, or too small...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,251
Posted By GregC
Hi, sounds like someone wire both black and white...

Hi, sounds like someone wire both black and white leads to a breaker/fuse? ...creating 240 volt? did you trace back to the breaker box to see if white is attached to breaker/fuse instead or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-27-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,456
Posted By GregC
Hi, if it is a SINGLE hung, then the top sash if...

Hi, if it is a SINGLE hung, then the top sash if fixed and cannot be removed. If this is a recent vinyl window, then the bottom sash should either tilt out and down, then lifting one side up will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-07-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By GregC
As long as you have king studs going all the way...

As long as you have king studs going all the way up you will be OK to re-frame. if not, use temporary support (shoring) next to your widest point of framing and install new header, jack and king...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,941
Posted By GregC
Yes, It should pry out. It might have a few...

Yes, It should pry out. It might have a few screws or nails through it but it should pry out. Some builder put screws or nails in them and then set it in the mortar or concrete but its nothing to get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-04-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,982
Posted By GregC
Sure, that would work. You got it! Either, Or....

Sure, that would work. You got it! Either, Or. Pull off of that receptacle or remove it entirely and use it as your source. ;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-03-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By GregC
No problem, you're welcome. If you are looking to...

No problem, you're welcome. If you are looking to gain more R-value, you can use Polystyrene hard foam in the cavity, then make up the different with fiberglass. Polystyrene hard foam comes in sizes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-03-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,982
Posted By GregC
Welcom...You got it. Just loop together, as long...

Welcom...You got it. Just loop together, as long as you don't have too many drawing from the same then you get into all the volts vs amp thing and have to possibly up the size of the breaker.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-03-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,982
Posted By GregC
Take your new 12/2 or 14/2 wire from a existing...

Take your new 12/2 or 14/2 wire from a existing receptacle box in the bedroom, run it to the switch box for closet, then your 14/2 from switch up to the ceiling light box. Hope you understand. ;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,941
Posted By GregC
Cut and remove entire frame & window. Start new...

Cut and remove entire frame & window. Start new with treated window "buck" if you have the room or install new window frame leaving a 1/4" gap around for foam and caulk finish. New windows can be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-03-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By GregC
Hello, No not a good idea. Insulation is made to...

Hello, No not a good idea. Insulation is made to work when it is "fluffed" in the space. Compacted or compressed insulation reduces the R-value rating. Always check manufacturers recommendations. ;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-03-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By GregC
WOW...that's not good. :(

WOW...that's not good. :(
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-02-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By GregC
LOL..I'll tell you...it's scary! I had it as fast...

LOL..I'll tell you...it's scary! I had it as fast as 137 on the lake ice and I ran out of lake. (wasn't that big of one) but that was one scary ride. With these new 4 strokes it was so smooth, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-02-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By GregC
Well I got a little more than 140 hp under that...

Well I got a little more than 140 hp under that hood, but still not enough to haul my trailer up hill. I need to find all my jobs down hill. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By GregC
Hey TxBuilder.... think I got it! :D

Hey TxBuilder.... think I got it! :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-02-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By GregC
That's WILD! :eek: I'm still trying to figure...

That's WILD! :eek:
I'm still trying to figure out how I can attach my tool trailer to my snow mobile. This might be even better. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-02-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By GregC
Wow..sure its not leaking around the faucet area?...

Wow..sure its not leaking around the faucet area? Sorry, I tried to help :confused:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-02-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By GregC
Hello, All depends on what style texture you...

Hello, All depends on what style texture you have. You can find a lot of different kinds at your local building center, Lowe's, Depot etc. Some are in a spray can. I have done several patch jobs and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-02-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By GregC
Hello, Best bet is to apply some good quality...

Hello, Best bet is to apply some good quality Tub/Shower caulk against the bottom edge. I know it doesn't look good and it will get dirty looking but the problem is that the water "wicks up" behind...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By GregC
Hi, These look like what they call "hockey pucks"...

Hi, These look like what they call "hockey pucks" . They are meant to be installed under cabinets (surface mount)etc. NOT meant to be recessed. They have several kinds out there you can recess, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-01-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,422
Posted By GregC
Sounds Good. It's all starting to take shape now!...

Sounds Good. It's all starting to take shape now! :banana:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-01-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,508
Posted By GregC
Door sure sounds like it is out of plumb. Check...

Door sure sounds like it is out of plumb. Check the frame of the door to see if it is out of plumb. That is usually the issue when this happens. ;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-01-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,422
Posted By GregC
Cool beans! :clap: Hmm.. build an outside fire...

Cool beans! :clap: Hmm.. build an outside fire or grill pit with all those bricks. ;)
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