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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By kok328
cut back the bad spot and fix the existing pipe. ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By kok328
That's got to go ASAP. I'm surprised you don't...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 284
Posted By kok328
Hey Bud, I almost read what you read. I don't...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By kok328
I don't know what they used but, I had a...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By kok328
Copied from another website: These...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kok328
There are traces of cloth material in a washing...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By kok328
I would lean towards LED or Halogen. CFL's are...

I would lean towards LED or Halogen.
CFL's are junk and are not photo-eye friendly.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By kok328
It is my understanding that if the tile measures...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-27-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By kok328
What is the proper way to cure concrete? ...

What is the proper way to cure concrete?
depends on the weather and conditions

Do I need mesh or rebar and why?
for strength

What mix do I use for what?
depends on what your doing
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By kok328
sounds like the handles are turning but not the...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By kok328
You do realize that your wires could be backwards...

You do realize that your wires could be backwards and the light will still work ?
For a safe installation, you need to know which one is hot.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By kok328
Based on the above data, it appears that your a...

Based on the above data, it appears that your a few pounds/ounces short on R22.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By kok328
you will have to at least troubleshoot it and...

you will have to at least troubleshoot it and perform some diagnostics on it to determine the problem and cost of repair before investing in a new one.
Is this gas or electric?
What does fiddling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By kok328
it would be better overall to fix the problem. ...

it would be better overall to fix the problem.
install ice/water shield to code for your area
ensure proper ventilation and balance (i.e.- too much ridge vent, not enough soffit venting, insulation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By kok328
As long as the box that you attached to is a true...

As long as the box that you attached to is a true ceiling fan box, solidly attached and not just a regular J-box, then it looks like the wifey is gettin' a new fan.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By kok328
If your lucky, you can find someone to haul it...

If your lucky, you can find someone to haul it away for the scrap value.
I surely would not put any money into it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By kok328
they can be unscrewed (either CW or CCW). If you...

they can be unscrewed (either CW or CCW). If you can't get them unscrewed then cut them off.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By kok328
unscrew them or leave them there and mount the...

unscrew them or leave them there and mount the new light onto them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By kok328
meter the voltage to the blower motor and see...

meter the voltage to the blower motor and see what your voltage is when the motor drops out. This will tell you if the motor is shutting down based on voltage or thermal overload in which case, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By kok328
too high up to be "ice damming", gotta be...

too high up to be "ice damming", gotta be exhausting something into the attic, possibly soffit vents are covered with insulation ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By kok328
Seems like the difference is that the first...

Seems like the difference is that the first contractor wants to bring in the material and fab the ducts onsite. The second contractor is going to used ready-made ducts (i.e.- less labor).
The only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By kok328
rent a power auger, you'll be happy you did. My...

rent a power auger, you'll be happy you did. My post hole digging days are long gone, only augers from now on.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By kok328
The horizontal filters only need to be changed...

The horizontal filters only need to be changed every 5 years as long as you maintain stages 1-3.
Have a look here:
http://www.freshwatersystems.com/c-238-ro-membranes.aspx

I think I have another...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By kok328
Until it is dry.

Until it is dry.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By kok328
A little caulk, paint and lipstick and your good...

A little caulk, paint and lipstick and your good to go.
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