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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Check the water level on the tank; dip a mirror...

Check the water level on the tank; dip a mirror in there to see if something is lodged; pull the toilet to see if something is lodged from the bottom; check the vent for the toilet. Gravity is not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Take a picture of the roof above that area.

Take a picture of the roof above that area.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Why couldn't you move the drain?

Why couldn't you move the drain?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Post some pictures of the outside of that wall...

Post some pictures of the outside of that wall where the grade meets the wall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
So how did you fudge the voltage test that you...

So how did you fudge the voltage test that you claimed was good?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
I don't know the name of the stuff, but whatever...

I don't know the name of the stuff, but whatever it is, replacing the door will be less expensive and easier. It'd be really cheap if you have time to wait for used.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
That's a nice little multi-tester. You're...

That's a nice little multi-tester.

You're measuring voltage, and it's voltage of about 110. If you're checking voltage on outlets for electric stoves, dryers, etc., you'll be checking for about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Side dress and mulch with dried leaves and add...

Side dress and mulch with dried leaves and add worms. It's not much of a solution since it takes massive amounts of organic matter to change soil composition, and worms are slow, but 90% of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-10-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,049
This scared me half to death: my basement wall...

This scared me half to death: my basement wall cracked, and I suspected that it was caused by bad fill, so I planned to excavate and refill with the appropriate materials, etc. When I reached a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-10-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
I thought the building code dictates the load...

I thought the building code dictates the load capacity to which the structure must be designed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
My opinion is yes. You can sister 2x4's to the...

My opinion is yes. You can sister 2x4's to the rafters or trusses and cantilever (extend beyond the wall) the 2x4 to the length you desire. Opening the space between the rafters, whether it be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-10-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Fixed. LOL.

Fixed. LOL.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-10-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
It's unreasonable, and he sounds like a hell of a...

It's unreasonable, and he sounds like a hell of a guy for replacing the two.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-09-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Does that house on the right have eaves on that...

Does that house on the right have eaves on that side, or is that roof draining onto the ground?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-09-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,383
The joists must run perpendicular to the beam...

The joists must run perpendicular to the beam also. Is something obstructing the wires from being rerun over the beam and between the joists?

About that beam: are we looking at an i-beam that is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-09-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
No idea; there are too many variables.

No idea; there are too many variables.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-08-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
When I worked foundation repair, we'd dig out the...

When I worked foundation repair, we'd dig out the trunk and damaged area, lift the house, and push the foundation back.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-07-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Would you like to share what is the damage? Is...

Would you like to share what is the damage? Is the foundation no longer plumb? Has it been pushed away from the mudsill? Are the cracks horizontal or vertical? How many cracks? How wide are the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-07-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Who are you calling a screw buying car? And is...

Who are you calling a screw buying car? And is that an insult or compliment?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-07-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Describe the shift and the condition of the...

Describe the shift and the condition of the foundation. Is this section a corner or straight, and is it a gable end?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
When you tested for voltage, did you check...

When you tested for voltage, did you check between hot and neutral or between hot and ground?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-06-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Yes... and a Mandarin in Ten Minutes per Day...

Yes... and a Mandarin in Ten Minutes per Day audio course :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-06-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
I really want to argue with you, but I find your...

I really want to argue with you, but I find your arrogance in the face of certain doom to be too amusing to hinder.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-06-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Lower their standards, and learn Mandarin.

Lower their standards, and learn Mandarin.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-06-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
In the absence of advice, I've decided to switch...

In the absence of advice, I've decided to switch to 1x6's for the frame so that I can make the sill out of two 1x's. One 1x will complete the frame, the second "finished sill" will make an extended...
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