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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-04-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,548
Posted By pqglen
Water pressure should be between 60 to 80 psi....

Water pressure should be between 60 to 80 psi. Did you try to adjust your current regulator? I would also check the guage by shutting off the water and bleeding the system and check to see if the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,870
Posted By pqglen
It is hard to awnser your question becuase I am...

It is hard to awnser your question becuase I am not clear on what you did. An extention hose to an outside hose bib does not sound like a problem. Never turning it off could be. The hose could burst...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,789
Posted By pqglen
I think that Korean grass loves the shade. it is...

I think that Korean grass loves the shade. it is that lumpy slow growing grass. I live in SoCal so I dont know how this stuff does in winter. I know it gets pretty cold in Korea. I do know it thrives...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,602
Posted By pqglen
you can use the main line coming into the valves...

you can use the main line coming into the valves for your sprinklers and branch off it and add two new valves and run your lines from there. Tying the grass and the flowers together is not a good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-31-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By pqglen
It is more likely a bad toilet seal or a cracked...

It is more likely a bad toilet seal or a cracked sewer line than the vent pipe. Your sink and tub have or should have p-traps so even if the vent was blocked sewer gas would be blocked by the water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-10-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,481
Posted By pqglen
I have found that fire and or explosives works...

I have found that fire and or explosives works real well to remove wallpaper...just kidding it takes alot of labor and paitence to terms that often mix like oil and water good luck. I have used some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-10-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,238
Posted By pqglen
Self Leveling

I think you are overly concerned. I have used the self leveling with and without the primer. I use it every time I remember becuase it is recomended and seems to flow better with it down. It is not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,562
Posted By pqglen
I would use wonderboard or somthing like it in...

I would use wonderboard or somthing like it in the tub/shower surround and good old dry wall everywhere else

pqglen
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-17-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,518
Posted By pqglen
I am not that old but on this I guess I am old...

I am not that old but on this I guess I am old school. Plus I like breaking the ole turbo torch out. I have never had a problem with copper. I love the smell of flux in the morning.

pqglen
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-15-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,518
Posted By pqglen
Plastic vs Copper

I dont know if this plastic material everyone is refering to is simalar to the stuff used here in Southern California in the late 70s early 80s call Quest. This stuff was a nghtmare. It was a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-04-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,206
Posted By pqglen
I would agree with glenjanie. Get a licenced pro...

I would agree with glenjanie. Get a licenced pro and spend a couple bucks and live. If you dont know what a thermocoupler is you probally shouldnt be replacing it.

pqglen
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-04-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,040
Posted By pqglen
Almost every Home has one including ones with...

Almost every Home has one including ones with septic systems. It should not pose too many problems to install the unit. You will have to reconfigure your waste line to acommadate the unit. If you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-04-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,937
Posted By pqglen
They are really cool tex. What is also nice about...

They are really cool tex. What is also nice about them is you can use a dresser instaed of a regular bath vanity. It adds even more bling sometimes. The coolest part is only having to drill a 1 1\4...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-05-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 35,456
Posted By pqglen
It seems you have two problems or possibilly...

It seems you have two problems or possibilly three. # 1 check your water pressure. Your water regulator should be adjusted to 60lb. # 2 check for leaking. shut off the water read the meter in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-29-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,637
Posted By pqglen
you should use copper all the way to the heater....

you should use copper all the way to the heater. stainless or brass pipe would be fine too. Black steel ( black pipe ) and Galvinized steel ( grey pipe ) will rust. They are for gas lines not water....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-29-2006, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,674
Posted By pqglen
Increase your temperture. 130 is low. The temp at...

Increase your temperture. 130 is low. The temp at the taps will always be less than the heater. insulate your hot water pipes if possible
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-22-2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,896
Posted By pqglen
Here in Souhern California you mus cement all...

Here in Souhern California you mus cement all posts. the trick is to put cement below the post before setting then slope the concrete away from the post on the top. the post will rot from ground...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-22-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By pqglen
You can buy a spliter at any electronics store....

You can buy a spliter at any electronics store. ie male on one side two males on the other side. Put your dedicated line to the to the single side and your computer tv to the dual side. You have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-21-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,902
Posted By pqglen
I was in the buissnes of manufacturing comercial...

I was in the buissnes of manufacturing comercial RO systems for a number of years. Most large ROs go through a prefilter then a softener to achieve greater product flow. One excelent site is done by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-16-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,320
Posted By pqglen
It sounds like a nightmare I would bring another...

It sounds like a nightmare I would bring another contractor in and get a quote for doing it right. I would not except a reduction in price for a warped countertop and shotty workmanship. corian can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-23-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,749
Posted By pqglen
A fire wall at least here in california is a wall...

A fire wall at least here in california is a wall with 5/8 drywall tape and sealed. it is the shared wall between the attached garage and your house
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-20-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,282
Posted By pqglen
Sounds like your path in that bath was the in and...

Sounds like your path in that bath was the in and out for your heater. turn off the heater and allow it to cool down. reattach the pipes use t's and stubouts to where your valve or valves are now....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-18-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,833
Posted By pqglen
100 amps seems low for your current set up....

100 amps seems low for your current set up. Central AC alone takes 30 or 40 amps another 20 for the dryer 30 for the stove were adding up awfully quick here. I would suggest you upgrade to a 200 amp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-16-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By pqglen
Ikea has a free one that is easy to use. you dont...

Ikea has a free one that is easy to use. you dont have to use their cabinets if you dont want but they have most standard sizes
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,835
Posted By pqglen
You can purchase prefab granite slabs and install...

You can purchase prefab granite slabs and install them yourself for a fraction of the price. roughly 250 to 350 per 7 foot slab with 4 inch backsplash and bullnosed edge less than 50 bucks per linear...
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