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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-04-2013, 10:33 AM
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Posted By gembob
It's a speakman showerhead - the noise is hard to...

It's a speakman showerhead - the noise is hard to describe, like the faucet is much more strained. I can measure, the flow, but I can stand there, screw in the hose and unscrew and watch it change...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-03-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By gembob
I didn't do anything except replace it. Last...

I didn't do anything except replace it. Last night I removed the hose that connects the j-pipe to the shower head while the tub was on and it went back to normal, screwed the hose back on and it made...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-02-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By gembob
That's what I thought too but wasn't sure - so if...

That's what I thought too but wasn't sure - so if the tub is slow as well, then there is something else going on, correct?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-01-2013, 10:06 AM
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Posted By gembob
Shower head reduced flow in tub

our old hand held showerhead had cracked and was leaking, so I installed a new one with the same flow rate, but when we turn the water on now the flow is greatly reduced, and the flow out of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 12-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By gembob
I wasn't sure if that was an option, but I guess...

I wasn't sure if that was an option, but I guess that's the point of the bypass valve, correct? In other words, a1.25 cu foot capacity (resin) will be more than what we need and leave room to grow?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 12-01-2012, 12:04 AM
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Posted By gembob
Thanks for the link. So since I have actual usage...

Thanks for the link. So since I have actual usage numbers, should I size this based on averages or based on the rare spikes in usage? It would appear that I would be safe using 3,000 gals month as a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 11-30-2012, 04:23 PM
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Posted By gembob
Sizing water softener for best efficiency

So I'm hoping to buy the proper sized softener to use salt efficiently. Hardness is 23 GPG, on city water, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 people in the house and pretty much never have guests. I've attached my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-27-2010, 03:03 PM
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Posted By gembob
Okay I'm going to give it a shot this weekend -...

Okay I'm going to give it a shot this weekend - just one more thing I wanted to add, I saw in itsreallyconc's post a mention of this only being 5 or 6 sq. ft. I think the pictures might be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-25-2010, 03:24 PM
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Posted By gembob
So how would I go about doing that myself? The...

So how would I go about doing that myself? The feather-edging? Will it match the surrounding texture if I do that?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-19-2010, 10:39 AM
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Posted By gembob
Don't know what a drywall hopper gun is, and I've...

Don't know what a drywall hopper gun is, and I've never done any concrete work at all, but willing to give it a shot. I definitely would like to match the color and texture if possible, I believe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-17-2010, 01:02 AM
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Posted By gembob
So you think just have a small concrete slope the...

So you think just have a small concrete slope the length of the door?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-15-2010, 11:27 AM
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Posted By gembob
Step Repair

I recently had a patio installed in my back yard and had to get the concrete step down removed to do so. When it was removed the contractors dinged up part of the concrete slab under the door and I...
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