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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By NorPlan
:beer: @ kok328... I hear yah !! We got one of...

:beer: @ kok328... I hear yah !! We got one of those Nut,Bolt,Fasteners Specialty Stores close by too...Amazing what you find if you keep digging :hide: Can you believe if I could drill a hole wide...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By NorPlan
:) 10-4 on a Deck Screw stronger than a Drywall...

:) 10-4 on a Deck Screw stronger than a Drywall Screw...The Plan is to use lag bolts to screw the 2x4 cross member into the Trusses.. Having browsed Pinterest for ideas, a few were Double Bed size...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By NorPlan
How Much Weight Will a Lag Bolt Take ???

:help: Came across an idea to Hang a DIY Hammock Bed from the Ceiling in the Backdeck Sunroom.... We've looked at various sizes and ideas on Pinterest.. The idea is taking a Super Single Mattress ,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By NorPlan
A Smudge More...??

:clap: Speaking of a Smudge More and definitely way more than a Smidgen...On the subject of pouring cement..We have a couple strips from a previous job maybe 2 inches deep...The Wife would like to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By NorPlan
:) @ bud16415...Smudge over 5 bags was the...

:) @ bud16415...Smudge over 5 bags was the Correct Amount...If we want to be technical, 2 spade fulls out of the sixth bag..:clap:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By NorPlan
:hide: :agree: @ just under $4.00 a...

:hide: :agree: @ just under $4.00 a bag....I'll go with that :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By NorPlan
Replacing 6 X 6 Timbers with Concrete...

:help: We have a number of Walkways that were Laid using 6 X 6 Timbers as both Border and Support holding the Interlocking Stone in place.. Problem now is the timbers have rotted..Solution now is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 06-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By NorPlan
Changing Out the Silica Sand...

@ Speedbump..Thanks for the Comeback :) I hear You, for lack of better words it was "Pillar to Post" decision...As the Pool came with the House when we bought, nature of the beast not everyone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 06-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By NorPlan
Silica Sand / Backyard Pool Filter

:help: Back beginning of May we changed out the Silica Sand in the Drum Filter for the backyard pool...The Pool Store advised refilling the drum with only 3 bags as to fill it to capacity we'd be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-08-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By NorPlan
;) Finally caught my Neighbor, he had replaced...

;) Finally caught my Neighbor, he had replaced his HW Tank about 14 months ago, prior to installation he removed the Anode Rod..His previous tank lasted 13 years...:2cents:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By NorPlan
Anode Rod....

;) The Techs that installed the HW Tank came this morning...They installed a new tank with the Anode Rod completely Removed...They said the Warranty is still valid, as this issue is not new to them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By NorPlan
:confused: As the previous HW Tank came with the...

:confused: As the previous HW Tank came with the house we weren't clear the status of an Anode Rod or if there was just what state it was in when the Tank was replaced...I contacted the Company that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By NorPlan
Anode Rod / Hot Water Tank..

:hide: We've been having issues with a Black Charcoal like film pouring out of the Hot Water tap into the Bathtub especially and a slight hint of a Sulphur like smell..The previous hot water tank was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 05-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By NorPlan
:trophy: Before Mother Nature gave me the Couple...

:trophy: Before Mother Nature gave me the Couple Days of Direct Sunlight, had thought of Sneaking out of the House with the Wife's Hair Dryer. :D.. Definitely the Hoses are not really Pliable...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 05-24-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By NorPlan
;) To avoid Cracked or Split Hose the Objective...

;) To avoid Cracked or Split Hose the Objective was going with Quick Connectors, kinda like a one time deal .. Just screw on the Hoses at the start of the season rather than slowly shortening the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 05-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By NorPlan
Quick Connectors / Backyard Pool...

:hide:I decided to go with Quick Connectors for the Backyard Pool...Of the total of 5 in use only 1 is still leaking..It just happens to be on the hose from the Pump to the Filter, right at the pump...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-25-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By NorPlan
:2cents:....The main concern that the UV Light...

:2cents:....The main concern that the UV Light still operates...And the 365 countdown works properly.. The Hardness of our water definitely necessitates the Swopping Out of the UV Bulb yearly....I've...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-25-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By NorPlan
:) the Intermittent Warning Chirp started right...

:) the Intermittent Warning Chirp started right after Supper..Armed with a New Bulb to Swap Out I had the Controller unplugged...Now Reset I double clicked and that number came out to 1981 days...As...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By NorPlan
:beer: @ bud16415...got yah, have had no problem...

:beer: @ bud16415...got yah, have had no problem in the past going through the reset routine, unplugging to the power source changing off the UV bulb
then holding the reset button in while at the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By NorPlan
UV Light Transformer/Controller...Timed Out...

:hide: We have a Sterlight Brand UV Light, the Controller is a BA-ICE-S model...The unit has been in operation going on 5 yrs now, I've replaced the UV bulb 3 times now successfully Reseting the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By NorPlan
:agree: @ Jimmy...Point Well taken, Yes looks...

:agree: @ Jimmy...Point Well taken, Yes looks are deceiving on the outside considering the actual age of the house..I'm going by the age of the house when it was originally built from the foundation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By NorPlan
:hide: @ slowsteady..After some short...

:hide: @ slowsteady..After some short Deliberation with My Job Planner and the One who affords me with the title of Professional Tool Caddy..We will go with Rock Baskets...Drainage is the Operative...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By NorPlan
Retaining Wall....

:cool: @ slowsteady, in answer to your query..The Bottom Row (6x6) sites level resting on top of the culvert pipe which is out of the water, even with Spring Runoff in the mix...It has be concluded...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By NorPlan
:o @ nealtw...My Daughter's house was built in...

:o @ nealtw...My Daughter's house was built in 1973...

:hide::hide: @ CallMeVilla , Wuzzat & JoeD, Thanks for your Comebacks... The picture at the bottom of CallMeVilla's Post...Generally I'm Ok...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By NorPlan
To Convert from Fuse to Breakers...??

:help: Just a Baseball Estimate what the Cost will be to convert the Electrical Panel from Fuse to Breaker...Older Style Semi-Detached from the 70's...Electrical Baseboards disconnected for Gas...
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