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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-16-2010, 10:21 AM
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Posted By deepstuff
Venting basement washroom???

Hi,.
I'm installing a Saniflow pumping toilet in the basement of my two storey home. I will also be connecting a bath tub and vanity sink to this pumping toilet. Can I vent this system through a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,816
Posted By deepstuff
yes, mine has a magnetic weather strip.

yes, mine has a magnetic weather strip.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,816
Posted By deepstuff
exterior steel door leak??

Hi,
I have and exterior steel door with magnetic seals along the sides and top. On the bottom the sill is capped with aluminum with a plastic channel threshold. I have replaced the door...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By deepstuff
Thats fine Thanks!

Thats fine Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-03-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By deepstuff
fan / baseboard heater question

Hi,
Can I put a fan forced wall insert heater on the same thermostat as a 750W baseboard heater? I'm looking at putting a Dimplex 1000W fan forced wall insert heater on the same thermostat as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By deepstuff
I was just told be the local pump shop that if,...

I was just told be the local pump shop that if, with the well cap removed, I can hear the pump running that the well is low on water.

Could this be caused by construction in the area?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-15-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By deepstuff
With pump running I'm reading 240V on both start...

With pump running I'm reading 240V on both start and run circuits. Shouldn't the start circuit drop out? Or is the capacitor giving me the voltage?



Starter is only capactor to start.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-15-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By deepstuff
I removed the cap from the well and listened to...

I removed the cap from the well and listened to the pump. Most of the time (not all the time) when running I can hear a mecahnical chatter almost like a valve clattering. I can also hear faint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-13-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By deepstuff
Thanks Glennjanie. I already check the tank...

Thanks Glennjanie. I already check the tank precharge and it was good.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-12-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By deepstuff
Submersible pump issues

I have a federal electric control box (capacitor start) on a submersible pump about 300-feet down a drilled well. Its acting as if the well is very low but I find it hard to believe this time of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-25-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,727
Posted By deepstuff
Vapor barrier / Insulation questions?

Hi,

I'm installing batt insulation and then vapor barrier in 2x4 framed walls:

- Should wiring go behind the batt insulation or should the insulation be tucked behind the wiring? Or should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-21-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By deepstuff
2x3 vs. 2x4 in Basement?

HI,

I'm ready to start framing out the inside of my 8' concrete basement walls. Is ther any reason why I should use 2x4 instead odf 2x3? Would either be easier to work with etc??
I do not need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-21-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,892
Posted By deepstuff
So, I need a #6/4 so that I have a ground...

So,
I need a #6/4 so that I have a ground and a neutral or a #6/3?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-20-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,892
Posted By deepstuff
Wire size for sub-panel

Before I finish the ceiling in my basement I want to run a wire to my attached garage to power my 220V welder. According to the manual the welder should be on a 40 amp circuit. My intention is to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-16-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,392
Posted By deepstuff
Pellet stove vent in 8-foot basement?

Hi,
I'm considering installing a pellet stove or fireplace in my 8-foot concrete basement. How would the vent be installed? Would it exit through the rim joist or have to go up through the floor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-05-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
Something I should add. I've been in the attic...

Something I should add. I've been in the attic while the water was coming in and didn't see anything. No staining in the attic either.

I can also see the sill plate gasket. It's the pink...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
The ice shield I purchased says to prime the...

The ice shield I purchased says to prime the concrete. What should I use for this?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
Since wind is getting under the tyvek and blowing...

Since wind is getting under the tyvek and blowing water bubbles through the Sill plate - rim joist seem I assume water must also be wicking or blowing up to the joint during the spring thaw? Is it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-03-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
I removed the siding and noticed that nothing was...

I removed the siding and noticed that nothing was holding the bottom edge of the tyvek down. Shouldn't it be under the starter strip?

Why rubberized silicone?

Should I look for anything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-03-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
At the time I noticed the leak, wind was blowing...

At the time I noticed the leak, wind was blowing on the side of the house and bubbles could be seen from inside the basement. This was during the spring thaw with snow about 2-feet up the side of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-03-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
My leak is more between the sill plate and...

My leak is more between the sill plate and outside floor joist (rim Joist?). I get the leak during the spring thaw and mild periods while we have snow. Expanding foam will seal and won't soak...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-03-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,065
Posted By deepstuff
Leak at sill Plate of 8-foot basement - Help!

Hi,

My house has vinyl siding, tyvek building wrap and an 8-foot basement. I have a leak between the concteate basement and outside 2x10 floor joist. This happened during the spring thaw while...
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