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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-30-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Shawner
As long as you can get the source water turned...

As long as you can get the source water turned off, you should be able to remove the shaft. It's probably just the rubber puck/washer/sealing element that's worn out.

Here's a schematic off...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Shawner
Burning punky wood or ants won't hurt anything as...

Burning punky wood or ants won't hurt anything as long as the wood isn't wet (the punky wood will stay spongy way longer than regular wood will).

I'd just make sure to keep it all outside until...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-08-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Shawner
Black. After looking at that link, figure that I...

Black. After looking at that link, figure that I could probably use aluminum signs from work. Should be able to make it look nice but if it turns out junky, can always go another route after I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-07-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Shawner
Replacing wall oven

Have an old GE 24" that was original to our home (around 30 years old), picked up a 27" GE off craigslist to replace it when it dies.

The new oven is shorter by about 2" than the original. Will I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-25-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Shawner
Yeah, neal's got it, going to rip the whole thing...

Yeah, neal's got it, going to rip the whole thing up, just wondering if the paper has to come up to.

Now starting to think about going back to linoleum and having someone come in and lay it... not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Shawner
Replacing kitchen floor

Found a stain in the ceiling sheetrock downstairs, checked the dishwasher and the pump is leaking (for long enough to form a skunge stalactite off the pump). Pulled it out and pulled up the existing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-19-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Shawner
Thanks for the reply nealtw. I'll take a tape...

Thanks for the reply nealtw. I'll take a tape for sure, just hoping they have the right models in stock. Last time I tried buying something from Home Depot and Sears, they only had 2-3 floor models...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Shawner
Dishwasher replacement, opening too short?

My dishwasher died and I've been looking online for a replacement.

They're pretty much all spec'd at 35" high. My current opening is only 34 1/4" from the floor to the bottom of the countertop. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Shawner
I love pretty much all types of junk food but...

I love pretty much all types of junk food but trying to cut back. Favorite right now is Maple Fudge and salt water taffy.

These things were the worst ever, I remember getting tricked by the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By Shawner
Drywall cracks

Getting some cracks in drywall on the walls of my home in a few difference places.

Have a fair bit more snow on the roof this year plus I've been walking around up there more than usual (started...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-07-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Shawner
Attic venting in the winter

One of my previous posts was asking about ice dams. Message back was that if the attic is properly air sealed, insulated and vented.... there shouldn't be any problems.


Not having much luck...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-09-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Shawner
I might be reading it wrong but I don't think...

I might be reading it wrong but I don't think tilemandan is complaining about him.... I sort of took it the same way I feel about nealtw, it's amazing that he knows as much as he does and whenever I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,610
Posted By Shawner
Not every house has one but every house should...

Not every house has one but every house should (if connected to a municipal source). They're typically located right after the main shutoff valve where the water enters your house.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-18-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Shawner
Going for new, something like this: ...

Going for new, something like this:

http://www.homedepot.ca/wcsstore/HomeDepotCanada/images/catalog/Hampton2_4.jpg

The pic I originally posted probably confused things, sorry about that (only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Shawner
Installing a drop in tub

Probably won't be doing this til the spring, but been thinking about it a bit (my buddy is putting a tub in at his rental) and just want to know what I'm going to be up against.

This is how the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-12-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By Shawner
Ice dam in the making

Had an early snow here yesterday/last night, here's a pic of my roof:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4497/img3564vl.jpg

Was up in the attic a few days ago air sealing the leaks so I know the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-30-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Shawner
Maybe a good sized mirror on the opposite wall?

Maybe a good sized mirror on the opposite wall?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-25-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 79,109
Posted By Shawner
When I think of woo, first thing comes to mind is...

When I think of woo, first thing comes to mind is Back to the Future, so Delorean
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Shawner
Opened it up on the intake side and saw this: ...

Opened it up on the intake side and saw this:

http://imageshack.us/a/img441/7816/img3509o.jpg
Great! They cut ventilation in when they did the soffits, guess I was worrying for nothing!!

...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-23-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Shawner
The link stated the following: "Calculate the...

The link stated the following: "Calculate the intake and exhaust venting percentage based on 60% intake vents (soffits and eaves) to 40% exhaust vents (near the roof ridge). You could make simpler...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Shawner
Don't think the aluminum was original. Think it...

Don't think the aluminum was original. Think it used to have cedar shake roof, they probably put the soffits on when they sheeted the roof and put asphalt shingles on.

Good plan on removing one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-22-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Shawner
Cathedral ceiling - how much venting do I need?

Guys, meet my roof. Well, part of it anyways. The raised part is the cathedral section.
http://imageshack.us/a/img688/4563/img3500x.jpg


Here's the exhaust side of the venting. Aluminum soffits...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-13-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By Shawner
Attic Hatch - rigid insulation

Attic hatch is a piece of drywall that has a piece of batt insulation that I have to try to pull over top as I close it.

Can I glue a bunch of rigid insulation to the drywall like the picture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-21-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Shawner
I've used this in the past: ...

I've used this in the past:

http://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Rex-8601-Slice-Thread/dp/B003FWILEC

Run the cable through the head, run the cable through the pipe, attach the new pipe to the pipe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-26-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By Shawner
As nealtw said, probably just condensation. If...

As nealtw said, probably just condensation. If it was leaking out of the bottom plate, there'd only be a small area where it's rusty.

Call the town and request the cast iron bottom be replaced...
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