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    Previous owner pumping INTO old well?

    So I live in town. Just bought our house and still adventuring around. Recently I found the old well under some steps in the basement. I thought it was a drain till I shined a light down it a realized I was extremely deep. If noticed on the floor there are rub marks from what looks like a hose...
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    Slow Tub Drain on new bath install

    Sounds to me, who is not an expert, that you have a bad vent. That's the only way to explain the gurgle from the tub. You didn't hear it with the old drain bc there wasn't a pea trap to hold water and gurgle
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    Adjusting New Bathroom Door

    I would think about making the frame square again. It's not as hard as you might think. Pull the trim off and shim it where it needs it
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    One room at a time to help afford costs?

    So my whole home needs light fixtures in every room. The outlets have been updated already and I'm wondering if it would be smart to just do it one room at a time. I would pull all the plaster down myself, have an electrition run the wires then hang drywall and paint myself. The wife don't want...
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    New member, new house, lots of questions

    So this is a older pic of the house. I'm not sure how old but the porch is not enclosed anymore and the trees are different
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    Previous owner a nut job?

    Like I said, I will post photos of everything once we get the keys, shouldn't be more than a couple weeks. What really had the electrition confused that I had in there is how he upgraded the outlets without putting any holes in the walls. We thought maybe he went up the walls from the basement...
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    Previous owner a nut job?

    That is supposed to say" the fixtures are patched over, but the switches are there." Sorry.
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    Previous owner a nut job?

    So I'm in the process of buying a house. It's three stories on three lots and got a great deal. Threw the home inspection and walk threws, we noticed there were no lights in any of the rooms. Long story short, the fixtures are patches over the switches are there but dead because the wiring from...
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    New member, new house, lots of questions

    Hello, I'm Rob. I just bought a "new" house and altho I am very handy and have many skills, this is a historic home and there is alot to do and I want to do it right. We will be closing on the house on or before 11/17/17 so as of now I have limited access to the interior but as soon as I do, I...
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