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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-22-2010, 10:36 AM
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Posted By john4153
Dog Leg ABS Joint

A bunch of ABS joints in my house were leaking. The affected ones seem to be done with an incorrect adhesive/solvent weld. The defective joints have been replaced, leaving one final joint described...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-25-2010, 05:51 AM
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Views: 16,770
Posted By john4153
Sounds good. Note the MSDS: Methyl...

Sounds good.

Note the MSDS:


Methyl esters of long-chain fatty acids is what biodiesel mostly is. Fatty acids and their methyl esters will support microbial growth, so be sure not to skimp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-23-2010, 05:28 AM
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Posted By john4153
The Franmar product looks interesting, but it...

The Franmar product looks interesting, but it seems to be focused on adhesives that are soluble in oils, like asphalt is. The MSDS shows it to be mostly long chain fatty acids and maybe a little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-23-2010, 05:01 AM
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Views: 598
Posted By john4153
The Twist

I am solvent welding ABS and noted that manufacturer installation instructions differ from each other.

One manufacturer instructs one to insert the properly prepared pipe into the hub and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-11-2010, 07:08 AM
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Views: 17,009
Posted By john4153
I think we are saying the same thing. John

I think we are saying the same thing. John
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-10-2010, 07:54 PM
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Posted By john4153
I would recommend either media blasting (e.g.,...

I would recommend either media blasting (e.g., sand or crushed glass) or chemical based on the cost. From the look of the chairs, I suspect powder coating was not used when they were manufactured.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-10-2010, 12:44 PM
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Posted By john4153
I am not sure I understand the point of...

I am not sure I understand the point of confusion, but let me try to exlain.

First case: Assume the com is not open and the switched load off. Com-to-ground voltage will be real close to zero...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-09-2010, 03:52 PM
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Posted By john4153
Let me try to explain why one can see full...

Let me try to explain why one can see full voltage or almost full voltage from the com to ground, when com is open. Refer to the following diagram. I have represented each load as a resistance.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,009
Posted By john4153
I am glad you solved your problem before it...

I am glad you solved your problem before it caused a much bigger problem.

As for my comment, I was referring to wiring of a single receptacle. If Black is wired to ground and ground to where...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 07:02 AM
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Views: 17,009
Posted By john4153
I agree with GregC. There are a lot of...

I agree with GregC. There are a lot of possibilities. For example, black could be attached to ground, white and ground to the other terminals, etc. So, there are a lot of questions that might help...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-03-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,514
Posted By john4153
Good point. There is no hydraulic cement,...

Good point. There is no hydraulic cement, roofing cement or other sealant around the chase. It is just a very loose fit through the hole that was knocked through the block. The general contractor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 08-03-2010, 11:48 AM
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Views: 2,497
Posted By john4153
I am a new member today and a bit late coming to...

I am a new member today and a bit late coming to this thread, but a premise of this thread equating strong smelling synthetic chemicals to being bad for you caught my eye.

As people strive to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-03-2010, 09:20 AM
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Views: 2,514
Posted By john4153
Leak around water supply

New member here.

My question is similar to this thread:http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f17/water-leak-poured-basement-wall-9437/

I will investigate the suggestions given, but my problem may have...
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