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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By doechsli
My basement floor slopes toward a floor drain. ...

My basement floor slopes toward a floor drain. Th actual drain is in the unfinished portion of the basement. I did nothing to level the floor and it has caused me no issues. It is a carpeted and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-05-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By doechsli
Running a gas furnace off a generator....

Not sure if this is the proper forum or not......

There seems to be so much conflicting information on how to make this work. From what I have read, many furnaces will not operate off of a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-27-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By doechsli
Replacing Sewer Line under basement floor

My main sewer line (circa 1959) is beginning to fail. My basement is finished and I don't relish the thought of demolishing walls to get to the sewer line. One plumber has a system where he digs a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-15-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By doechsli
It is in a lawn but one of my concerns is the...

It is in a lawn but one of my concerns is the fact that lawn mowers etc.will run over these and I'm concerned over time will possibly break the pipe without some additional support around them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-15-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By doechsli
Concrete around drain and heaving...

I installed some drainage pipes in my backyard using six inch plastic pipe. The surface drains use the grates that just slip into the end of the pipe to allow the water to enter. To protect the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-15-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By doechsli
That is like asking what is the best car. ...

That is like asking what is the best car. Depends on your budget, what room (kitchen, bath) among a myriad of other things. All things considered, I've used a lot of Delta faucets.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By doechsli
The boss has requested a fan with a light since...

The boss has requested a fan with a light since this one died and I think I need a few more CFM of power.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-10-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By doechsli
Best Practices?

I have blown in insulation in my attic that was rated as R40. Anyway it's a foot deeper than the tops of the ceiling joists. Seems my bathroom vent fan has died and needs replacement so I need to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-03-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By doechsli
Exactly my plan....

Exactly my plan....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By doechsli
Two Circuits Sharing Junction Box

I currently have a junction box inside a wall where a switched line separates to drive a light and a fan. (1 switch turns on the light and fan in a bath) I am pulling a new line to drive the fan but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 04-02-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By doechsli
Squirrels can be EXTREMELY destructive. I...

Squirrels can be EXTREMELY destructive. I recently had to replace the lead boot on my roof that covers the sewer vent. Seems the squirrels chewed the lead off the top edge causing a leak. I guess...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-26-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,916
Posted By doechsli
A quick google search showed that keys for this...

A quick google search showed that keys for this brand of lock are proprietary to Lowes so that is a quick red flag. I also saw some postings that these locks are not as secure as they should be. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-15-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By doechsli
By that comment I mean there are about three...

By that comment I mean there are about three tiles that are cracked behind the toilet. I believe at one time there was some sort of a cabinet or something there or possibly broken during a toilet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-13-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By doechsli
Ripping it up requires busting out the mortar...

Ripping it up requires busting out the mortar bed....beyond my skills and budget. I've seen experienced tile guys swear that tiling over tile is possible with good results.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-13-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By doechsli
Durock Tile membrane

I have a very small (5 x 7) bathroom that has the old hexagonal ceramic tiles on the floor. The underlayment of the floor is mortar probably a few inches thick. For the most part the tiles are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-27-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By doechsli
Crabgrass

The best way to control crabgrass is with a pre-emergent control and now is about the time to apply it. Crabgrass grows every year from seed left by the previous years crop. Be aware that the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-17-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By doechsli
Rusting Cast Iron Stack

My house was built in the late 50's and has cast iron pipes for the main stack. I have replaced everything but the stack and what is under the basement floor with PVC. I have always kept paint on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By doechsli
Conduit outdoors

I need to get an electrical line from my breaker box to a room that was added on. I have no attic or crawl access to the room. I presume it is acceptable to run a conduit outside, attached to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-05-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By doechsli
To be clear, I have NO intention of backfeeding...

To be clear, I have NO intention of backfeeding the panel, just want to plug the furnace into a generator. As an additional point of clarification, the power supply for the thermostat would also be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-04-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By doechsli
Wiring a furnace for a generator.....

I saw a writeup where a gas furnace was wired with a piece of an extension cord with a plug (properly sized) that was then plugged into an outlet (dedicated circuit). There was only one outlet so...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-16-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By doechsli
It will be free standing as the house is brick...

It will be free standing as the house is brick and no waterproofing underneath....just a frame with 5/4 treated decking spaced appropriately apart. I will likely have this done professionally just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By doechsli
Deck Question

I currently have a poured concrete patio out my back door (sliding patio door). It is two steps down (24 inches) from the door to the patio. I'd like to build a deck that is at the height of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Computers and Electronics 08-15-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By doechsli
I am not a MAC user or expert but I think what...

I am not a MAC user or expert but I think what you see is what your get......I have not seen any sort of emulator that will allow you to run the Windows version of MS/Office on a MAC.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By doechsli
Agreed....

:agree:..........what he said....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-26-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By doechsli
Condensation?

Condensation?
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