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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-29-2013, 11:27 AM
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Posted By frankflynn
Thanks, I go under the house and the 1/2" goes...

Thanks, I go under the house and the 1/2" goes in today. (we need an emoticon on it's back with water dripping into it's face, no?)

As for the low flow fixtures - I've found that the quality of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-28-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By frankflynn
Size of pipe (3/4" or 1/2")?

Hi,

I have a 1930's home and have over the years been replacing the original galvanized pipes with copper. The original galvanized was 3/4" everywhere.

For each bathroom I used 1/2" pipe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By frankflynn
It's pretty straight forward. You replace or...

It's pretty straight forward. You replace or user the old float depending if the replacement comes with a new one. Some of the replacements have the float as an integrated part of the valve, others...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-16-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By frankflynn
FYI: something like one of these: ...

FYI: something like one of these:

Pedalvalve.com (http://pedalvalve.com/residential.html#page=page1) or this Chicago Faucets Specialty Fittings Pedal Valves...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By frankflynn
Foot valve for kitchen sink (?)

M doing a minor remodel to my kitchen. Basically a new sink and faucet and replace the galvanized pipes behind (these are the last galvanized in the house). The new sink will be the same size as the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-11-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By frankflynn
Too true - We've got the fixtures picked out,...

Too true - We've got the fixtures picked out, some are here others are not. Still loads to do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-11-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By frankflynn
Cement pavers - something like a tile but...

Cement pavers - something like a tile but typically 2"-4" thick.

You might be able to find some free off of craigslist - or buy them. Cheapest is to just add the ares you want with free ones,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-05-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By frankflynn
I once build out a wall 3" and put a nice shelf...

I once build out a wall 3" and put a nice shelf behind the toilet. Worked well and looked nice. Not sure it was that much less work than moving the drain.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-05-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By frankflynn
OK - the job progresses. The Hot water pipes...

OK - the job progresses. The Hot water pipes were clogged with so much rust and crud that I could hardly believe that any water was getting out at all. Removing the galvanized (only the parts that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By frankflynn
Good idea - I'm thinking though that I will have...

Good idea - I'm thinking though that I will have to rip the shower wall out because it is in a dormer and it is an outside wall.

But I will measure carefully and if there is a way to do what you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By frankflynn
I fear that you are right - that pipe is old...

I fear that you are right - that pipe is old enough. Snaking or a chemical treatment would be almost as difficult to administer - and as the other post suggests might cause a leak.

This shower is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By frankflynn
Well - most of the rest of the house has been...

Well - most of the rest of the house has been re-plumbed already. Perhaps that's why I'm broke and did not particularly want to rip out these walls just yet. I do intend to remodel that whole bath...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By frankflynn
Almost no Hot water in shower

I have a 1930's house. This shower was added a little bit later. All of the plumbing involved here is galvanized and at least 50 years old. Here is the shower - hot water full open:
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-08-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By frankflynn
Go to a "real" plumbing store. Not a box store. ...

Go to a "real" plumbing store. Not a box store. They will help you there with everything you need especially including knowledge which they will charge you almost nothing for. I'm certain you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-08-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 53,678
Posted By frankflynn
Lee - do you mean something like this? ...

Lee - do you mean something like this?

http://www.blinds4uspain.byethost11.com/page%206%20pvc%20doors.htm

Although I'm not a big fan of putting more PVC into my living space - you can find...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-08-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By frankflynn
If the sheetrock is in reasonable shape on the...

If the sheetrock is in reasonable shape on the existing wall - don't cover it with anything. Just fix any holes in the old wall, sheetrock the other walls and as you finish them do the same to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 01-07-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By frankflynn
For "$70" ou can make something that would heat...

For "$70" ou can make something that would heat up some water but I doubt you'd get far into a proper domestic hot water system. A more reasonable price for a complete SHW system is $2 to 6...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 01-07-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,346
Posted By frankflynn
A tankless water heater would cost in the rage of...

A tankless water heater would cost in the rage of replacing your existing water heater and you'd have to install it somewhere close to the tub (do you have a space available?) - so sure it would work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-30-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By frankflynn
After some research on the web the most practical...

After some research on the web the most practical suggestion for me was to bring the lock to a "real" locksmith (as opposed to a hardware or department store that has a small booth for copying keys)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-28-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By frankflynn
skeleton key door lock (where to find the key?)

I have a 1930's home. It came with many projects - today I'm looking to find keys that will work in the original doors. These do not have to be incredibly secure - just be able to lock a door. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-10-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By frankflynn
The thermal couple is standard (I'm guessing...

The thermal couple is standard (I'm guessing since they've been the same since the 1940's) and any hardware store will have them. The big difference is how long they are from 12" to 36". They are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-10-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,191
Posted By frankflynn
Why does my Furnace moan? How can I stop it?

Hi - I have an old furnace. It's a natural gas forced air model about 50 years old.

The uint is simplicity itself. There is a gas line that comes into the electric valve and goes to a pilot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Computers and Electronics 10-25-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By frankflynn
I'm a big Apple fan and I have the Time Capsule...

I'm a big Apple fan and I have the Time Capsule (wireless router with a hard disk that back's up all the computers in the house). And I have an Airport express which is a stand alone access point or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-25-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By frankflynn
Well if you have any more room on your roof you...

Well if you have any more room on your roof you could go for solar how water. It is much cheaper than PV depending on where you live (how much freeze protection do you need). You will still need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By frankflynn
Most utilities that I know of will buy back your...

Most utilities that I know of will buy back your electric power (home consumer) but only to offset what you use during a year. This allows you to produce extra electricity in the day and use it at...
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