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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-01-2013, 01:28 AM
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Posted By mkklein68
The two pipes on your furnace are for combustion...

The two pipes on your furnace are for combustion air and flue gases. Hopefully, the system is tight and it has a net neutral effect on the air in the basement. The gas water heater also needs air for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-01-2013, 01:02 AM
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Posted By mkklein68
I have only one other thing to add. When...

I have only one other thing to add. When purchasing replacement valves and gaskets, be sure that the description says that the rubber is chlorine (or other chemical) resistant. Rubber products that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-01-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,419
Posted By mkklein68
Pretty much all siding materials need to have a...

Pretty much all siding materials need to have a couple of inches gap between a horizontal surface the the siding. Even Hardie requires a 2 inch gap in its warranty coverage. The reason is that if the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-09-2011, 10:05 AM
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Views: 11,392
Posted By mkklein68
Mold keeps coming back

In reading responses to the original question, I see a lot of misconceptions going on here. Mold generally needs three things to grow: food source, spores and moisture. The first two are everywhere...
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