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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-04-2012, 08:21 PM
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Posted By McKinley
basement floor drain partial clog

Hi,

We just found that our house has some sort of partial clog in it. Our floor drain is backing up when we run the house water. It is under our basement utility sink. I ran the utility sink...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By McKinley
Hi Neal, That is a great idea. We have a...

Hi Neal,

That is a great idea. We have a rain coming tomorrow so I will dig some holes today so we can monitor the water.

I was not aware that it was possible to tie into the city lines. Is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-24-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By McKinley
Heres a picture of the layout of the yard. the...

Heres a picture of the layout of the yard. the circles are the trees I was referring to and the red line is where I was thinking of installing the french drain
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-24-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By McKinley
Hi Thanks for the info. I do have a foot and a...

Hi Thanks for the info. I do have a foot and a half or so of foundation between the ground and my first floor. I think it looks like the best thing to do is to create a french drain system between...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By McKinley
So how deep would you suggest to dig if I was to...

So how deep would you suggest to dig if I was to dig and how far from the house? Water seems to leak from the bottom of the wall (and the floor through 1 crack in the foundation) so would sealing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-12-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By McKinley
Wet basement help

Hi,

My Basement gets wet after large rains and snow melts. It is a 90 yr old house with a concrete block foundation. I do also see efflorescence in some spots as well. Generally from what I can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-12-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,640
Posted By McKinley
Thanks. I found the set screw. It was hidden...

Thanks. I found the set screw. It was hidden behind the red/blue button indicating the directions for water temp. I removed the components and found a few broken pieces inside. I think I found...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-11-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,640
Posted By McKinley
Please see below for where the leak is. No I...

Please see below for where the leak is. No I don't know the brand...Thanks for your help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-11-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,640
Posted By McKinley
Water started to spray out of the connection...

Water started to spray out of the connection between the base of the faucet and the body. This happened before and I loosened the body of the faucet and fiddled with the gasket to put it in place...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-10-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,640
Posted By McKinley
Kitchen Faucet Removal

Hi,

I have a kitchen faucet with a strange U shaped attachment under the sink. The faucet was there when we moved in and I do not know the make or model. I am not sure how to remove it and don't...
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