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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By gwoloshyn
Contractor suggests laying hot asphalt over existing asphalt

A small 8' wide x 20' long area on the bottom of my driveway has large ruts on both sides that fill with water and get worst every year. The asphalt in the ruts is getting thin, and I'm looking to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-15-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By gwoloshyn
High Efficiency Furnace kicks on but shuts off

I have an AMANA high efficiency gas furnace that lights and kicks on for a few seconds, then shuts off and repeats lighting again. I believe it's a problem with the intake pipe that is becoming...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-11-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By gwoloshyn
Too many elbows in furnace pipe a bad thing?

I have (2) 2" PVC pipes that are what I'm guessing are intake and exhaust for the furnace, both venting out a basement window.

Due to some piping issues I need to slightly re-route these two pipes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By gwoloshyn
Actually, it was wet drywall mud contacting a hot...

Actually, it was wet drywall mud contacting a hot on one of the outlets on the opposite side of the room. Current passed right through the metal strip on my corner tape.

I cleaned off the outlet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By gwoloshyn
Getting shocked through the wall!

I just finished wiring some ceiling light boxes and covering everything with drywall. While applying metal corner tape to the drywall I get zapped right near the area where the boxes were installed....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-24-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By gwoloshyn
Water pressure too high blowing hoses

Hi,
The water pressure in my house is kind of high which I don't mind for the houses water fixtures and that sort of stuff but I keep blowing the garden hose! I tried attaching an inline RV...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-06-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,262
Posted By gwoloshyn
Name this weed

I have this weed that's taking over my lawn and I'd like to treat it with something this spring. Can anyone suggest a fertilizer or tell me what type of weed this is?
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-02-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,973
Posted By gwoloshyn
Raising frost line with retaining wall?

Hi everyone. I'm wondering if I have the option of raising my frost line underneath my footers by building a retaining wall and bringing up the soil a 6-12 inches. It seems like it wouldn't be a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,795
Posted By gwoloshyn
Thanks for all the helpful advice everyone. The...

Thanks for all the helpful advice everyone. The snow has melted, and I have begun excavation for my footers in each corner. My plan is to install 7 footers first, with the floor holding up the garage...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-08-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,795
Posted By gwoloshyn
Garage is sinking!

Hello all, new to the forum. When my garage was built, the amateurs poured a slab of concrete over some crushed stone with no footers or even rebar, just a slab of concrete. They built my 2 car...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-16-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,452
Posted By gwoloshyn
Window flashing installation

Hi all, new to the forums here. I just bought my first house and plan to do some improvements to it. One of the things the inspector pointed out is that there was no window flashing installed when...
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