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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-11-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,054
Posted By JALEXED2
The expanding foam is a great product. Prior to...

The expanding foam is a great product. Prior to using the foam, you might at least consider backfilling the gap with "oakum" or some other backrod material. This will reduce the overall width of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-05-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,113
Posted By JALEXED2
After re-reading your post, another possibility...

After re-reading your post, another possibility comes to mind. You stated it is an "inside trench". This seems a bit unusual and may be a "fix" that CT Basement Systems did. The sump pit in your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-05-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,113
Posted By JALEXED2
You may have helped answer your own question with...

You may have helped answer your own question with your followup. You clearly have the opportunity for water to enter the pit. It is currently blocked with sand/gravel/dirt which is why you don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-11-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,474
Posted By JALEXED2
Jennebelle - since your last posting after you...

Jennebelle - since your last posting after you replaced the ballcock, you did not indicate if the noise continued. You indicated a leak from the bottom of the tank but didn't comment on the noise. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,254
Posted By JALEXED2
Insulating Cold and Warm Air Ducts

I'm not particularly happy with my home's air conditioning. It is a 2 story with vaulted ceilings and the second floor does not cool sufficiently. I had an HVAC company by a few years ago to check...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-01-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By JALEXED2
You might check to see if you have a ground fault...

You might check to see if you have a ground fault interrupt tripped since you indicated there are kitchen outlets involved. Could you have tripped the GFI while installing your light? It might be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-26-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,356
Posted By JALEXED2
A patio should slope 1/8" to 1/4" per linear...

A patio should slope 1/8" to 1/4" per linear foot away from the house. A 10' patio should slope at least 1.25" to 2.5" away from the house.

Since you have already poured the patio, it good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-26-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,474
Posted By JALEXED2
You may have a couple problems going on. ...

You may have a couple problems going on.

If your ballcock is leaking, it will eventually fill up the tank and will raise the water level to the height of the overflow tube and pass water into...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-21-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,451
Posted By JALEXED2
I have had very good success with both Sherwin...

I have had very good success with both Sherwin Williams and Behr paint. You may have heard some "bad" things about Behr from a painting contractor. As I understand it, they don't like it because...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-20-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,593
Posted By JALEXED2
I would be wary of using any kind of adhesive to...

I would be wary of using any kind of adhesive to secure your underlayment boards. At some time in the future, someone will want to replace your tile and will probably want to get down to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-16-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,270
Posted By JALEXED2
I have made a loft bed using 2x4's and 2x6's. I...

I have made a loft bed using 2x4's and 2x6's. I used 2x6's for the stairs and it was very sturdy. I'm guessing a 1x12 would be fine for the stairs. I would not recommend the use of plywood for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-12-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 56,186
Posted By JALEXED2
Here are a few links for you to read on pet urine...

Here are a few links for you to read on pet urine in carpets. I would think it would also work for plywood but I have no direct experience with plywood problems for cat urine. I have had dog urine...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-06-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 157,537
Posted By JALEXED2
You may look at a posting earlier referencing a...

You may look at a posting earlier referencing a dishwasher not draining completely (7-10-2009). It refers to a GE dishwasher. I'm not sure at all if the Frigidaire is similar to GE dishwashers or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By JALEXED2
First make sure you understand which outlets and...

First make sure you understand which outlets and lighting are on which branch circuit. Look at the circuit breaker and write down the size of the breaker - 10amp, 15 amp or 20 amp most likely. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By JALEXED2
The solar lights seem to dim over time. My...

The solar lights seem to dim over time. My neighbors lasted about 3 years (maybe). Now they barely illuminate anything so seriously consider a low voltage system if you feel you need this lighting.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-01-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By JALEXED2
I checked the wiring and all was fine. I...

I checked the wiring and all was fine. I replaced the thermostat with a 5/2 programmable thermostat and everything seems fine. My orginal thermostat was the mercury bubble tube type so I didn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,797
Posted By JALEXED2
It sounds like you have limited space to work...

It sounds like you have limited space to work with. I don't think there is any problem with the routing you refer to since the drain is all working on gravity anyway and the water will find it's way...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-26-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By JALEXED2
Rabbits are a problem. The hawk solution is a...

Rabbits are a problem. The hawk solution is a good one but hard to manage. I have begun using Blood Meal. This has an odor of blood (to an animal) and will cause rabbits to go elsewhere (your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-13-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By JALEXED2
Delayed ac startup

My ac does not startup for about 15 minutes after requesting ac at the thermostat. Fan switch is on auto, switch is on cool, and temperature slider switch is down around 60 degrees when the house is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-10-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 49,098
Posted By JALEXED2
Dishwasher not draining

If you have a GE dishwasher, it is possible that the check valve located in the rear of the dishwasher is damaged. Remove the screen filter located on the back wall on the bottom of the dishwasher...
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