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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,118
Posted By Rwh56
Advice on replacing main water shutoff valve

I would like to replace the old valves that control the main water line inside the house. There are two, one street side of the meter, and the other house side of the meter. The house side valve...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Rwh56
Thank you, NealTW for the advice. I replaced...

Thank you, NealTW for the advice. I replaced four of the six deck screws with three inch lengths of quarter inch lag screws. So, I think I am good.

Thanks again.

Rob
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Rwh56
Basement Stairs

I replaced the bottom flight of stairs to my unfinished basement. I used a seven foot length of pine treated 2 x 10s as the stringers. The treads are supported by 2 x 4 blocks screwed to the inside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-02-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By Rwh56
Bronze replacement screen material worth the extra cost?

I am replacing some ripped screens on my wood frame window screens. The original looks like bronze. Is bronze screen mesh significantly better than the aluminum screen material?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-06-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,008
Posted By Rwh56
The discoloration on some of the cracks strongly...

The discoloration on some of the cracks strongly suggests moisture is the cause. If it is moisture, then you will need to stop the leak and let it dry out before you can stop the spread or begin a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By Rwh56
It never occurred to me that they made a light...

It never occurred to me that they made a light fixture that had both an electric lamp and a gas flame. I thought it was one or the other, and couldnt understand why they had both electricity and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By Rwh56
Connecting Knob and Tube to Junction Box

I just finished replace an old ceiling lamp. House has mostly knob and tube, and knob and tube serviced the ceiling lamp. I wanted to know if there is a proper way to make the splice between...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-23-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rwh56
Splitting stile on wood panel door.

My weathered wood panel exterior door has many splits in the bottom endgrain of the hinge side stile. The door opens at ground level, with a four inch high threshold, so the bottom is exposed to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rwh56
Exterior door stile splitting.

I am trying to rejuvenate a wood panel exterior door. It's a side door that opens at ground level with a four inch high threshold. So, it gets a lot of exposure to rain and snow. I removed the door...
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