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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-07-2009, 03:02 PM
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Views: 4,266
Posted By DaringDamsel
I am sorry if I was unclear. The condo incident...

I am sorry if I was unclear. The condo incident was in the past. I now live in a single family home that I own.

Bit the incident makes me nervous about hiring workmen. I am on a disability...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,266
Posted By DaringDamsel
But even if I hire someone, I want to know what I...

But even if I hire someone, I want to know what I can expect the job to be. My one experience with a hired plumber was negative. And even if he gets the drain line cleared, I will want to know...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,266
Posted By DaringDamsel
Can't clear galvanized pipe drain. Replace?

The drain in question is a vertical galvanized pipe, which drains into a horizontal galvanized pipe, and then into a cast iron stack. (Or so I believe. The drains are dull gray in color. The stack...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-02-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
Does this say, what I think it does?

I read my city code, posted below, I am not allowed to even unscrew the trap of my sink without obtaining a permit. Am I reading this correctly? I have marked the phrases I think apply.

Also, my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-02-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 40,494
Posted By DaringDamsel
Although I am not familiar with plumbing, your...

Although I am not familiar with plumbing, your remark about the repair advising a drill hole at the end of the crack reminded me of a repair that I planned for an acrylic fish tank. I am fairly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
The sink does not have a bracket to install it...

The sink does not have a bracket to install it with, and it said that it is okay to do this. But since the wall has a 2 x 3 foot hole in it, putting in a board to brace it won't be a big deal! But...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-01-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
My friend took his patch off of the wall. And...

My friend took his patch off of the wall. And bought something that looks like it will work. I guess we should test it, because it might be too long. I see from the photo that the trap can be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-01-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
OOPS! I did not think of that when I chose the...

OOPS! I did not think of that when I chose the name! [BLUSHING].
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-29-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
HaHa! I spent all of Sunday afternoon...

HaHa!

I spent all of Sunday afternoon looking at bathtubs, including ofuro tubs, and steam showers. As well as looking up info on refinishing my tub. or lining it.

I have come to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,518
Posted By DaringDamsel
Thank you Nestor! I find it difficult to...

Thank you Nestor!

I find it difficult to beleive, because I like in Portland, Oregon, and we have a very moderate climate. But if that is all it is, I won't worry. I was afraid that my floors...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,518
Posted By DaringDamsel
Cracks in plaster walls-might they be serious?

I am seeing cracks in my plaster walls. They were not very prominent when I moved into the house. And I know that plaster cracks. But I an seeing a pattern to these cracks on an interior wall. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
The trap arm is metal. I spoke to my son today. ...

The trap arm is metal. I spoke to my son today. He recommended that I cut the elbow from the trap arm, and extend it he said that I can get a sleeve that has hose clamps, or some kind of extender....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
Sorry, I don't have a camera. InspectorD,...

Sorry,
I don't have a camera.

InspectorD, Extending the tailpiece would help adjust for a problem in sink height (which I also have, in this case!) My problem is the distance from the wall to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
Sorry, I don't have a camera. InspectorD,...

Sorry,
I don't have a camera.

InspectorD, Extending the tailpiece would help adjust for a problem in sink height (which I also have, in this case!) My problem is the distance from the wall to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-27-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,056
Posted By DaringDamsel
I really think that they should require accurate...

I really think that they should require accurate labeling on these products. There is no such thing as a WEED killer. These chemicals are PLANT killers. The best way to control weeds is to grow...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-27-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,286
Posted By DaringDamsel
Bathroom sink drain, not enough clearance from wall

When I bought this house, The original drain was not screwed together. Instead, it was held in place by massive amounts of caulking. (And I don't remember, but likely duct tapa also!) I never was...
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