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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-06-2012, 09:47 PM
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Posted By RickR
Plumber is coming Wednesday morning to give his...

Plumber is coming Wednesday morning to give his opinion. I'm still not sure if I'd rather tear up the floor or move the wall(s).
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By RickR
What NOW!?

Was going to replace my toilet. (The bolts that hole the tank to the base corroded through and were leaking.) I thought things were awry when I measured the rough-in at exactly 9" :confused: My...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-08-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,230
Posted By RickR
Oh, cool! Thank you so much!

Oh, cool! Thank you so much!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-08-2010, 08:51 AM
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Posted By RickR
oops, I meant to the top of the door itself so I...

oops, I meant to the top of the door itself so I don't have to worry about putting a notch in the new wood. Eventually I'll have get a new door put in, but in the meantime I do want to seal as best...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-08-2010, 03:30 AM
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Posted By RickR
If the door is steel or fiberglass, can I still...

If the door is steel or fiberglass, can I still screw a piece of wood to the top of it without causing problems?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-06-2010, 06:40 PM
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Posted By RickR
You nailed it. I found that while I was looking...

You nailed it. I found that while I was looking at the current weatherstripping closer there is actually kerf-style on the hinge side UNDER the other weatherstripping. I picked up a strip of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-06-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,230
Posted By RickR
You are right. I went ahead and removed the seal...

You are right. I went ahead and removed the seal on the bottom of the door and can see that the threshold is indeed not level. In order to move the left jamb, don't I need to also loosen the top...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-05-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,230
Posted By RickR
Poorly Framed Door, Can it be fixed?

Now that it's starting to cool down here in TX, I set out to beef up the seal on the back door. I was having a hard time figuring out why I couldn't get it sealed when I stepped back and noticed......
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-27-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,237
Posted By RickR
Warning: If your water heater does not already...

Warning:
If your water heater does not already have the screw-on fitting flex-pipes, the female fitting may be soldered to the water heater. If this is the case, do *not* buy this pump. I'm now...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-26-2009, 05:10 PM
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Views: 1,237
Posted By RickR
Watts Premier Hot Water Recirc Pump - Trial 1 - FAIL

Picked up my hot water recirculating pump last night to install today after lunch/dinner (or linner). I turned off the supply valve to the water heater & ran the sinks in the house, after 5 minutes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-15-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,251
Posted By RickR
There would be no advantage to running another...

There would be no advantage to running another line outside the kitchen wall since the dishwasher and heater are at opposite ends of the house. The dishwasher is near the northeast corner of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-15-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,251
Posted By RickR
Putting a hole through the exterior wall would...

Putting a hole through the exterior wall would not make the run any shorter. Straight-shot they two are about 120' apart with the dishwasher on the North wall and the heater near the south wall.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,251
Posted By RickR
Earlier I talked to one of the fellas at HD who...

Earlier I talked to one of the fellas at HD who suggested one of these: WATTS Hot Water Recirculating Pump with Timer - 500800 at The Home Depot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-14-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,251
Posted By RickR
Dishwasher or Supplemental Water Heater?

Hello,

I looked through some of the threads here and you look like a bright bunch, so here's my question.

I have a very poor floorplan in my house, which results in the kitchen sink/dishwasher...
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