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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Copper compound on water heater pipe

Hello all:

I've got some, what it looks like, copper compound on a water pipe off the water heater.

How do I fix this problem?

Is there anything I can attach to the pipe to start a reverse...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Actually the corrugated panel has an overhang...

Actually the corrugated panel has an overhang over the roof just as it does over the patio.

See attached photo.

(If photo does not show, I will also upload it to:
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-06-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Just uploaded three photos showing the finished...

Just uploaded three photos showing the finished project:

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/photo/albums/plastic-roof-panel-work-172.html
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-04-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Hello All: Here is what I have found out so...

Hello All:

Here is what I have found out so far:

- The wood ones do indeed split, even with predrilling. Fortunately, the split is localized. However, no telling if it would spread over time....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-03-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By SBay_ecologist
I meant 110!

I meant 110!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-01-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Replacement for an GE NE-45 Neon Glow bulb

Hello All:

I discovered two GE NE-45 Neon Glow bulbs within my non-functioning street number box.

Are there LED replacements for these 220v bulbs?

If need be I can run a lower voltage to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-27-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Thanks for all the answers. I think I will...

Thanks for all the answers.

I think I will go with the wood ones. I painted some, so it won't hopefully mold. Here in California, mold is usually not much of an issue, anyhow.

I will also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-24-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Wood or Ployethlyne closure strips for PVC corrugated roofing?

Hello All:

I have a lean-to pergola at the back. I am installing PVC corrugated roofing at the top.

There will be overhangs on both sides, vertical to the closure strips. At Lowes I saw wood...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Thanks for writing. Not being in the trade I am...

Thanks for writing. Not being in the trade I am not clear on what you wrote and have some questions.

What do you mean by "you will waist more than you can save with insulation"? Is 3/4" plywood a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Non-standard spacing in between floor joists?

Hello All:

If I were to put my joists 17" apart center-to-center, leaving a space of 15.5"-wide, would there be a problem?

Thanks,


Al...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By SBay_ecologist
How do I remove this knob?

Folks,

I am having problems removing this door knob.

https://picasaweb.google.com/116812378183066102939/Door_knob?authkey=Gv1sRgCPbxq8OZzIuY4AE#



I used #1 to remove the top assembly.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By SBay_ecologist
I talked to Rheem. Apperantly some components are...

I talked to Rheem. Apperantly some components are covered longer than one year. They wanted a serial number as you suggested.

I am not able to find this.

Is it on the big label glued on to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Water heater thermostat problem

Hello All:

The thermostat on my water heater, a Rheem Guardian, does not work properly. As soon as I turn it to "warm" and beyond the water is super hot.

Is it possible to:

a- Repair these...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-22-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,543
Posted By SBay_ecologist
15 or 20 amp GFCI receptacle?

Hello All:

Do I need 20 amp GFCI's?

Backgorund info:

Upon the recommendation I got from this forum, I am about to replace a few of my two-prong receptacles with GFCI ones.

Some are in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-15-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Here is what I found out: The...

Here is what I found out:


The three-prong outlet was put in place of a two-prong outlet, existence of proper grounding is unknown.
The connection on the right [see photos] was loose.
Sparks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-13-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,418
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Good question. I am being told that in older...

Good question. I am being told that in older buildings they are. However, I would like to make sure that this is the case.

How would I determine if the junction box is grounded?

Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-12-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,418
Posted By SBay_ecologist
How about connecting the ground on the outlet to...

How about connecting the ground on the outlet to the junction box --I have metal ones-- with a pig tail?

I am doing the same thing: Replacing all my two-prong outlets with three-prong ones.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-12-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By SBay_ecologist
So, do I need to periodically open the outlets...

So, do I need to periodically open the outlets where there is high current draw and tighten the screws?

Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-12-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By SBay_ecologist
The reason I want to know is to see if I can...

The reason I want to know is to see if I can prevent this happening in the future.

Regards
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-11-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By SBay_ecologist
How did this loose connection come about? I have...

How did this loose connection come about? I have been using this outlet for well over three years withou any problem.

Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-11-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Outlet starts having sparks

Hello All:

A week ago I started smelling something burning when I use the microwave.

Then my wife pointed out that sparks are coming out of the outlet.

I opened the outlet out and filmed it....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By SBay_ecologist
I know that stripping and replating the whole top...

I know that stripping and replating the whole top is an option. Being an engineer, I dealt with plating outfits for many years, and can approximate what they will charge. I am trying to avoid these...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-19-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By SBay_ecologist
Touching up chrome on a 1950s oven

Hello all:

On one corner of the stove the chrome is peeling
and blistering. I am trying to find a repair kit for it. I searched
internet but could not find anything.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
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