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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-11-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By USOB
I've heard that recommendation told to me...

I've heard that recommendation told to me countless times. But I think is was in the context of clearing the drain line in general, not to unclog a toilet.

To close out my original problem which...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 07-29-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,256
Posted By USOB
Thanks. I'll do some monitoring of the defrost...

Thanks. I'll do some monitoring of the defrost cycles to see if it's related. Just one of the many issues I have with this fridge. Not a happy camper.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 07-23-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,256
Posted By USOB
Normal temperature variation

I've noticed that my side by side refrigerator's temperature varies up to 10 degrees or more at times. I use a dial temp gauge which sits in the same area to observe this. I notice no pattern as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-07-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By USOB
I have some muriatic acid, which I'm told can...

I have some muriatic acid, which I'm told can work. The question is; how much and how do I use it? I recently had family visit, and no drain problems before they came, so a house full of women and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-06-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By USOB
Cleaning sewer line

Hello,
My main drain line is starting to back up when draining large amounts of water into it (washer or bathtub). Is there an effective drain cleaner I can pour into my basement floor drain? I'd...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-16-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,157
Posted By USOB
Thanks. I checked out hammer drills and out of...

Thanks. I checked out hammer drills and out of my budget for this use. I used my 3/8" drill and masonry bit. I used a 1/4" bit w/same size lead anchors into the mortar. They fit in loosely. A...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-14-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,157
Posted By USOB
Although a great idea, mounting a separate post...

Although a great idea, mounting a separate post is not an option for a couple reasons;
A sidewalk runs adjacent to the wall (which is actually the garage wall),
and a downspout runs w/in inches of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-13-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,157
Posted By USOB
Drilling in brick

Hello,
I have a gate which adjoins the side of my house, with the latch side against my brick exterior wall. When installed several years aqo, the contractor butted a 2x4 against the brick to hold...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-18-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,043
Posted By USOB
Looks like a concrete foundation. Now that I...

Looks like a concrete foundation. Now that I think of it, the majority of cracks happened during a relatively short period of time, and may speak to the drought we had in CO over a period of several...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-17-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,043
Posted By USOB
House settling?

Hello,
I have a 1962 brick ranch with full basement. As I was considering its purchase 10+ years ago, I noticed a crack in the living room drywall which ascended up the wall and half way across the...
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