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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-05-2013, 09:05 AM
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Posted By picolin
Short update to this fiasco before I get the...

Short update to this fiasco before I get the camera... yesterday I was able to clear the clog. With a plunger on my toilet. Go figure. I'll come back to report the results of the camera inspection.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-04-2013, 06:37 PM
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Posted By picolin
I'm actually waiting for a scope that I ordered...

I'm actually waiting for a scope that I ordered online. I have to figure it out on my own since the first three plumbers used a camera and saw nothing wrong. I'm guessing they just didn't take the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By picolin
Constant clogging issues

Hey guys, I realize it's really hard to diagnose plumbing issues if you're not there, but maybe you can help me with a bit of a mystery. If not, then this will help me vent at least :D I bought a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-17-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By picolin
Wow, good job on that hybrid roof, it looks...

Wow, good job on that hybrid roof, it looks nifty!

I found the galvanized panels at McCoys, for $15 a piece. Come next paycheck, that's where I'll get them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By picolin
Interesting... I was just asking my coworkers and...

Interesting... I was just asking my coworkers and they recommended Tractor Supply and a couple of lumber yards. I'll add feed stores to my search for galvanized roofing. Thanks for the pointer!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-17-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By picolin
Ah, that makes sense. Not sure if it's needed or...

Ah, that makes sense. Not sure if it's needed or just a best practice, but I'll try to implement this once I remove the old panels.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By picolin
CallMeVilla, wouldn't that be taken care of by...

CallMeVilla, wouldn't that be taken care of by those cross pieces already there? See second picture.

I agree it looks ugly.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-17-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By picolin
notmrjohn, I had been considering galvanized...

notmrjohn, I had been considering galvanized panels, but I had been a bit hesitant because of what Precision Home Services and BridgeMan mention, the reduction of light. But, I could do with a little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-16-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By picolin
Suggestions on replacing patio's PVC roof panels

I have a small patio that was covered with transparent PVC sheets. I liked all the light they let in, but they are all broken and full of holes, so it's time to think about replacing them.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,318
Posted By picolin
Great, thanks for the pointer! :)

Great, thanks for the pointer! :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-14-2012, 09:06 AM
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Views: 5,318
Posted By picolin
As far as the brown spot, I don't ahve anything...

As far as the brown spot, I don't ahve anything planted there, just colored mulch, for decoration purposes. I guess I'll find out if it gets affected by the salt being drained onto it.

InspectorD,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,318
Posted By picolin
Water Softener drain

I looked through the forums but couldn't find anything on this subject. A couple of months ago we started experiencing loss in water pressure throughout the house. eventually we got no pressure at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-13-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By picolin
OK, got it. I went to Home Depo on Sunday and...

OK, got it. I went to Home Depo on Sunday and found this: Henry 555 Premium Aluminum Roof Coating 4.75 Gal. However, upon closer inspection, I read on the bucket that I should never use it on regular...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-07-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By picolin
Perry, so can I assume that you recommend...

Perry, so can I assume that you recommend painting the roof white or silver? Is there something else that I should know about that process before I go out and buy a gallon of roof paint?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-18-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By picolin
Troubleshooting guide

Ah, thank you, kind sir!
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By picolin
I have the same issue

I just wanted to drop in to say that I am having the same issue, but with the salt receptacle full. Water pressure would start OK, then drop after a few minutes (in the shower) or a few seconds (in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-30-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
Ah yes, that vent pipe is harmless, I believe...

Ah yes, that vent pipe is harmless, I believe it's plugged on the other side. It used to be for the old boiler, but they installed a newer one and with it a different exhaust. I'll double check on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
Thanks for that very useful link. I've been...

Thanks for that very useful link. I've been looking for a comprehensive guide like that for some time now.

I see your point about the soffits, but I think I'm SOL there. The soffits that feed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-18-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
It doesn't look like there is air flow, since it...

It doesn't look like there is air flow, since it seems to be covered by those boards on the attic side. I think that's my complication. Should I think about investing on redoing the whole section to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
OK, as promised, here are the pics. Sorry about...

OK, as promised, here are the pics. Sorry about the pics in the attic, it was pretty dark and couldn't get the camera to focus correctly:

http://alexlutor.com/House/DSC02644.JPG...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
Well, there is already a return in that room, but...

Well, there is already a return in that room, but it's not at the highest point. Could that be my magic bullet? As I mentioned, I'll post some pics later on tonight so as to better illustrate my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
Oldog, it looks like spray insulation goes on the...

Oldog, it looks like spray insulation goes on the inside part of the sheeting. I don't have access to it, since the roof seems to be "sandwiching" a layer of insulation.

So, it's:

Shingles...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By picolin
Roof with no Attic

Hello, I just bought my first house in January and given that this is my first summer in it, I am faced with a dilemma. The previous owner made some additions but didn't think things through very...
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