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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-05-2012, 10:59 AM
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Posted By mintset
i'm glad things worked out for you. :D

i'm glad things worked out for you. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-25-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By mintset
i would use a carbide tip drill bit. the same...

i would use a carbide tip drill bit. the same used for drilling through concrete will work. i did this many times and used a piece of masking tape over the spot and made a small chip with a black...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-21-2012, 11:49 AM
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Posted By mintset
He said everything seemed to be in working order...

He said everything seemed to be in working order but that it looked like the water leaked from the overflow drain!

i'm wondering why the plumber didn't check the gasket at the overflow and make...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-24-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By mintset
Could

OK GeorgeD. here's another thought for you to try, IF you've ever used (or a family member has used) the tank tablets, then this is a possible problem and should be checked as a part of your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-23-2012, 11:44 AM
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Posted By mintset
in your last post you mentioned that the bucket...

in your last post you mentioned that the bucket of water gave you a good flush. that screams to me that you might have clogged rim holes and or a clogged siphon hole, if you have one in the bowl.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-21-2012, 08:52 AM
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Posted By mintset
try pouring a half gallon of vinegar down the...

try pouring a half gallon of vinegar down the over-flow tube in the tank and let it stay over-night or for as long as you can before flushing.

sometimes this helps dissolve the deposits and aids...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By mintset
just wondering but is the fill-valve tube still...

just wondering but is the fill-valve tube still squirting water down the over-flow tube in the tank? sometimes these come out/off and won't fill the bowl back up after a flush correctly until fixed....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-21-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By mintset
here is a short vid that may help, some....

here is a short vid that may help, some. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-replace-bathroom-faucet-253070/view/
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-21-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By mintset
"I plan on keeping the incandescent bulbs." ...

"I plan on keeping the incandescent bulbs."

do you realize that you could be risking a jail term for that? :eek:

i couldn't help it! :rolleyes:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-21-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mintset
it seems that you have a project on your hands. ...

it seems that you have a project on your hands.

in my opinion, i think it would be advantageous to you to have a pro do the work.

having said that, if possible, at the very least, i would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-16-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,300
Posted By mintset
i was thinking the same thing, kirkg. i'm just...

i was thinking the same thing, kirkg. i'm just wondering if there is any mention of this on the package. you would think that a different type of glass is used i'm not sure. this comes to mind with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-21-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By mintset
i don't know if half the plug is controlled by...

i don't know if half the plug is controlled by the switch. my brother only said that the switch stopped working for the plug and this is what started the whole scenario. i'll check it out thoroughly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-20-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By mintset
thanks for the reply. i will be going to my...

thanks for the reply. i will be going to my brother's house within a few days and i will take a long look inside the box. going from what he has said:
the left switch has two wires, one wire on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-20-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By mintset
since you mentioned that, i called my brother...

since you mentioned that, i called my brother (the switch is at his home) and had him look in the switch box and he said that the one wire is red! :hide:i wonder why that is but i guess my wiring...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-18-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By mintset
thanks i think i understand. the on/off is...

thanks i think i understand. the on/off is happening inside the switch for the off and on functionality.
this switch is at my brothers home. when i look into the box i should see (if i'm correct)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-18-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By mintset
thanks for the reply. i was under the impression...

thanks for the reply. i was under the impression that the bottom screw should be hooked to the power instead of the top because the bottom is the off position of the switch. but i've been told it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-17-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By mintset
unusual light switches

hello. i have two switches that i want to replace and i'm not sure what wires should go where. the switches have the terminals on the top rather than on the side. i will try and post a photo. anyway...
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