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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,111
Posted By CMHbob
Since there are no pictures, I will assume the...

Since there are no pictures, I will assume the source of the water is the downspout and not drainage from the yard or something else. Resetting the metal window well flush with the foundation wall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 27,571
Posted By CMHbob
Its a miracle

I'm a little late to comment on this thread, but I found a solution to this problem different than the above comments. My situation was a pink tub made from cast iron with minor rust stains. After...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By CMHbob
Fan and Light sensor

Here's a link to a motion-sensor (http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=418349&section=15465&minisite=10051&language=US) made by Leviton designed to control a fan. According to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-19-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By CMHbob
When you sale "level of my floor", I assume you...

When you sale "level of my floor", I assume you mean height. I agree with CharlieO. I am not aware of any thin-set that would adhere to the ceramic tile surface. It might be possible if the tile...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 04-19-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 42,213
Posted By CMHbob
Ice Maker

This happens in my rentals occasionally. The ice maker or water valve just quit working. I'm not an electrician, can't read a schematic, and can't afford a $200 service call from the Amana (or GE or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,505
Posted By CMHbob
What are the basic mold cleanup steps?

I don't want to get into a debate because you did what you thought best to protect yourself and your home. I agree with that way of thinking. However, I clean up mold all the time in my rehab...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 04-19-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By CMHbob
Ant Killer

Thanks Joe. Your advice just saved me hundreds of dollars in pest control services in the future. Ants need warmth and moisture to survive. Convincing them to move on is difficult once they get a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-19-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,260
Posted By CMHbob
Mildew Proof Grout

I agree with Joe that a "nail to the stud" shower enclosure is a good solution to a basement shower stall. I've installed several of these with good results.

If you are still looking at a tile...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,424
Posted By CMHbob
Eliminating Mold

We found mold in one unit of our 50-unit condo building last year. We hired a professional to identify and remediate the problem. We were told by this company that bleach causes more health issues...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By CMHbob
Some motion sensors do not 'play well' with...

Some motion sensors do not 'play well' with fluorescent lights. Read the instructions on the box to get the right ones. They draw a few volts at all times to power the sensor and may not leave enough...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-17-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,730
Posted By CMHbob
Uh Oh!

After an hour of trying to figure this out with no success, including the suggestions made in earlier posts, the frustration was just too much. I started taking the ceiling & wall drywall down to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-16-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,730
Posted By CMHbob
Answers for kok328

The only wires in the ceiling box are the 14/2 coming from the switch and another 14/2 leaving the box. The wire leaving the box is much older, wrapped in black insulation. My guess is that the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-16-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,730
Posted By CMHbob
Answers for JoeD

Volt meter reads 240V. It is residential setting. [This room was remodeled by a previous owner and made into a laundry room with a new door into the kitchen. The original door (now closed off) opened...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-15-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,730
Posted By CMHbob
Ceiling Light Fixture Blows Up Bulb

I just bought this house and I'm replacing a fixture in the ceiling, controlled by a wall switch. It's old and doesn't match the style of the other, newer fixtures. Plus it doesn't have a bulb so its...
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