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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-06-2009, 12:49 PM
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Posted By DrBadPlan
I've got someone coming Friday. I'll just leave...

I've got someone coming Friday. I'll just leave it alone until then. The line is buried underneath the basement floor, but it is only 5 years old from when the furnace was installed. This...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-05-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By DrBadPlan
Oil burning furance leak

Was cleaning up the basement in preparation for carpet installation and noticed a small leak coming from the oil line where it is connected to pump. There is no clamp on the line where its attached...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-05-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
Thanks a lot. We are 6 hours since the last...

Thanks a lot. We are 6 hours since the last leak. All should be fine and ready to use tomorrow. Cheers!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-05-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
I tried it out today with the teflon paste. ...

I tried it out today with the teflon paste. First try still leaked through the thread. Took it apart, put a lot more past up above the flange, below it, and then tighened it back up. So far its...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-04-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
THanks, this might sound like a stupid question,...

THanks, this might sound like a stupid question, but I have looked at the instructions a dozen times and it looks like the larger side of the mack washer is against the nut, not the sink, but in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-04-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
So teflon paste on the threads at the juncture...

So teflon paste on the threads at the juncture between mack washer and sink. Any on the washer itself, or the sink itself? Thanks for your help, will hopefully get to try it out tonight.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-04-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
I am right then in thinking the silicone under...

I am right then in thinking the silicone under the flange isn't my problem? I will try the leave it loose enough to leak, tighten until it stops leaking strategy tonight. Should I also teflon tape...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-03-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
Should add that the sink manufacturer says no...

Should add that the sink manufacturer says no plumber's putty because it will stain the finish. There is no washer underneath the flange, and I have not added any teflon tape or sealent to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-03-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 30,305
Posted By DrBadPlan
New sink drain leaking, not sure why.

First timer here trying to learn on the fly how to install a new drain assembly. Just installed a new sink, tested the drain assembly before attaching the sink to cabinet without any problems, only...
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