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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-09-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,798
Posted By handyguys
hahah - Yeah, I wouldn't even attempt a repair if...

hahah - Yeah, I wouldn't even attempt a repair if things were corroded. I would just use the packing that comes as a strand you wrap on if I didnt see the correct packing within a minute. I wouldn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-08-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,798
Posted By handyguys
Its pretty straight forward, easy and inexpensive...

Its pretty straight forward, easy and inexpensive to replace them. I wouldnt even un-solder them. Since you have plenty of pipe to work with I would just cut back right below the old valve and solder...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-08-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,567
Posted By handyguys
Eds - First off. Why move at all? Assess what...

Eds - First off. Why move at all? Assess what your needs are. You say downsize. Do you need the difference in price from what you have to what you may end up with (if any difference) to pay for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-08-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,066
Posted By handyguys
Been busy, working on some new stuff.

Been busy, working on some new stuff.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-05-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,520
Posted By handyguys
Thanks nealtw altho I really thought it was the...

Thanks nealtw altho I really thought it was the boot.

toofast - You shouldnt have to undo anything. When its dry yuo should just be able to push the spinning pipe up, through the roof a bit, then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 03-04-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,620
Posted By handyguys
could it be a draft blowing it out?

could it be a draft blowing it out?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-04-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,053
Posted By handyguys
Is where the drain tile located below the level...

Is where the drain tile located below the level of the basement floor? If it is, just run a pipe and eliminate the sump pump.

i dont know if some a home test kit would detect the small amount of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-02-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,890
Posted By handyguys
Try calling the manufacturer? Wausau Window and...

Try calling the manufacturer? Wausau Window and Wall Systems - Wausau Window and Wall Systems (http://www.wausauwindow.com/company/index.cfm?page=history)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-02-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,508
Posted By handyguys
Take a picture of the outside of the house that...

Take a picture of the outside of the house that shows the door and everything above it, up to the roof line. Post it here. We could make some guesses as to where its leaking. Door installers are not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,946
Posted By handyguys
:clap: I have done a modified Bitumen torch...

:clap:

I have done a modified Bitumen torch down with white granules and as oldog said its not a 'rubber' roof. No edpm or rubber roof that I know of would have white granules.

Regardless -...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-02-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,104
Posted By handyguys
When looking for hardware online I always check...

When looking for hardware online I always check with LeeValley and Rockler. Mostly woodworking hardware but might be worth a shot.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-02-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,519
Posted By handyguys
The match between slabs is laughable. The sink...

The match between slabs is laughable. The sink cutout is unacceptable.

One tip - When i did my parents kitchen http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f45/kitchen-before-after-lots-pics-6667/ Each slab...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-02-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By handyguys
Pickles - The very first thing to do is to make...

Pickles - The very first thing to do is to make sure your grade outside is sloped away from the house. Your downspouts extend 6 feet away from your house and your gutters are not clogged and over...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By handyguys
whoa - Isn't the lower vent in the drawing the...

whoa - Isn't the lower vent in the drawing the equivalent of a soffit vent? I wouldn't plug that up. I would remove the plywood in the middle to allow for air flow between the two vents. I would also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-02-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,066
Posted By handyguys
Anyone remember LawnDarts? I loved playing that!...

Anyone remember LawnDarts? I loved playing that! I think its been banned in our litigious society.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,053
Posted By handyguys
What inspectorD said. I would also make sure you...

What inspectorD said. I would also make sure you are discharging far from the house. I know a guy whi had his discharge right next to the foundation and all he was doing with recirculating the same...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-02-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,111
Posted By handyguys
I would say it depends when you are selling, how...

I would say it depends when you are selling, how the market is in your area and what the comperable houses to yours have. If every other house on the market has new kitchen cabs and yours doesnt then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,356
Posted By handyguys
I'm with TheDoorGuy - I like new construction...

I'm with TheDoorGuy - I like new construction style when possible but removing siding such as brick veneer isn't usually a viable option. If its vinyl siding - That can be completely removed and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By handyguys
Yeah, wrong tester for troubleshooting. Like was...

Yeah, wrong tester for troubleshooting. Like was said, try the light on a know working circuit. Perhaps wire nut to an old lamp cord and plug it in somewhere to test. I suspect it will work. Then you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,520
Posted By handyguys
From your first pics it looks like your pipes are...

From your first pics it looks like your pipes are glued except for maybe the last section of pipe going through the roof. I don't think that's the issue. I'm voting for the rubber boot on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By handyguys
Ugh - I think the problem may be compounded by...

Ugh - I think the problem may be compounded by going from R30 to R19.

You either need completely vented (air flow above each bay from soffit to ridge) or completely unvented and sealed against...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 01-04-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,943
Posted By handyguys
I have a few questions.... 1) how do you know...

I have a few questions....
1) how do you know there is a gap? Isn't the garage ceiling area covered by drywall?
2) where is he going to blow in insulation from?

Sorry, the way you describe the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By handyguys
zero effect on the tv. It would just stop the...

zero effect on the tv. It would just stop the arcing at that location. If our assumptions are correct its not really anything that can hurt you. Dry gardening gloves would even be fine. We could be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-04-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,479
Posted By handyguys
Yeah, if it wont come off with strippers or...

Yeah, if it wont come off with strippers or mechanical means then you are out of luck. Even if you did get it off it would never really look like fresh concrete to give you the look you are after....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-04-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 34,016
Posted By handyguys
Yup - Redwoods solution would be pretty cheap and...

Yup - Redwoods solution would be pretty cheap and not too much of a kludge. Its also pretty easy to do. Once you move it could be undone and the original spout put back on if that's what the landlord...
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