DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > Search Forums > Search Results




Showing results 1 to 17 of 17
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Back40
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-18-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Back40
Concrete coating that will retain original surface texture?

I recently had a sun room constructed over a newly poured raised concrete slab. The concrete has a lightly brushed surface. I want to retain the lightly roughened surface of the concrete. Is there a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-07-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By Back40
Great feedback folks! Thanks again.

Great feedback folks! Thanks again.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-06-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By Back40
Sounds like a slab foundation would be the way to...

Sounds like a slab foundation would be the way to go but then I would be concerned about addressing any potential plumbing issues in the future.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By Back40
Thanks again for everyones feedback!

Thanks again for everyones feedback!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-04-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By Back40
Concrete flooring over wooden subfloor?

I am considering concrete flooring in a new single story home. I am leaning to having a crawl space vs slab and was wondering if a standard wooden subfloor/joists would support a concrete floor?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-22-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Back40
Hi Jeff, I described the problem incorrectly. The...

Hi Jeff, I described the problem incorrectly. The dryer drys at a high temp even when the temp selector is set to a low temp.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-21-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Back40
GE Dryer (model DBXR463ED2WW) does not cycle to lower temp

My GE dryer (model DBXR463ED2WW) drys at a high temp even when the temp selector is set to a low temp. Is this a thermostat prob? I have searched and found a high limit thermo and cycling thermo. Do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-15-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By Back40
Dye (blue) test on both toilets resulted in light...

Dye (blue) test on both toilets resulted in light blue water in bowls, so I'll be replacing the flappers next. Question about flapper design/fit, should part of flapper that protrudes into the water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-14-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By Back40
Have not done the dye test yet but plan to. I did...

Have not done the dye test yet but plan to. I did use the clip to attach the refill tube to the overflow pipe so no siphoning is taking place.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By Back40
Are you referring to adjusting the height of the...

Are you referring to adjusting the height of the fill value unit vertically? I have it mounted so that the ring is at least 1 inch above the overflow pipe per the instructions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-10-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By Back40
Fluidmaster value turns on/off, flush valve is new also.

I recently (2 months) replaced both fill and flush valves in 2 toilets with Fluidmaster products. A week ago I noticed both toilets fill valves are turning on even though the water level in the tank...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Back40
Paint stipper on exterior wood windows?

I have scrapped/sanded the exterior windows on a 50+ year old brick house in prep for painting. About 50% of the old paint has been removed down to the bare wood. If I paint the windows as they are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-03-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By Back40
I have run a bead of silicone b/w the tub base...

I have run a bead of silicone b/w the tub base and tile floor. Pretty sure it is coming from the floor just outside the tub. I poured a small amount of water (4oz) on the floor in the suspected area...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-02-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By Back40
How to waterproof a tile bathroom floor?

I would like to waterproof the tile floor in the bathroom of a 50 year old home. This is to prevent any additional waterdamage to the subfloor/floor joists. I tried several applications of sealant...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-19-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,063
Posted By Back40
Thanks for the feedback everyone. What can be...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. What can be done at this point to prevent further cracking/shifting of the brick above the front porch?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-10-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,063
Posted By Back40
Sorry but I intended for the 2nd pic to be of the...

Sorry but I intended for the 2nd pic to be of the window above the front porch. Note the shifting of the brick under the window.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk215/Back40_1/House/DV2010009.jpg
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-06-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,063
Posted By Back40
Do cracks/shifting of bricks = foundation settling?

This house is apprx 17 years old. The foundation rests on clay soil. There are no cracks in the sheetrock in any rooms and all windows and doors open without binding. All cracks are adjacent to 2nd...
Showing results 1 to 17 of 17