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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-05-2013, 08:33 PM
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Posted By handypierson
InspectorD said it very well. That's basically...

InspectorD said it very well. That's basically the way I would explain it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-30-2013, 05:06 PM
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Posted By handypierson
Your issue sounds like the problem lies with the...

Your issue sounds like the problem lies with the foundation not being water tight. You should look into waterproofing the foundation and then repairing the patio.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-29-2013, 11:04 PM
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Posted By handypierson
Clear silicone is best. Acts as adhesive, sealant...

Clear silicone is best. Acts as adhesive, sealant and caulk. One product, multiple jobs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-29-2013, 10:54 PM
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Posted By handypierson
Thanks for the clarification, Neal. I meant any...

Thanks for the clarification, Neal. I meant any joint that changes planes.

As far as cutting walls, that is an excellent idea. Choose a spot where you will be able to see both the supply lines AND...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-29-2013, 04:03 PM
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Posted By handypierson
There is definitely a water issue. Grout should...

There is definitely a water issue. Grout should be sealed twice per year and repaired/replaced as it fails. Caulk is used to seal corner joints ONLY.

If you have been pumping air on this location...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-29-2013, 03:46 PM
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Posted By handypierson
Replacing a socket is relatively easy but not...

Replacing a socket is relatively easy but not worth doing , considering the overall cost of a new fixture. Just make sure the new fixture will receive a bulb that complies with the new laws which go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-27-2013, 04:56 PM
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Posted By handypierson
Mold can be corrected or prevented by using...

Mold can be corrected or prevented by using moisture resistant sheet rock, proper ventilation and high gloss paint. Adding foam is only good on the opposite side of the finished side of the sheet...
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