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    Lubricating a tape measure

    I'd dip it into a bucket of used motor oil :LOL:
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    A project I would never go again, but (rigid foam insulation on concrete basement walls)

    Wow. I bet that heavy bag took a few shots during the project... I need one of them ;)
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    Sewer drain replacement

    Current status on new post, any opinion greatly appreciated: https://www.houserepairtalk.com/threads/does-my-vent-stack-wye-off-of-the-drain-under-my-slab.30815/
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    Does my vent stack wye off of the drain under my slab?

    House ~1945, full basement and 2 stories. I am replacing a section of cast iron pipe (long story, already demo'd). The waste pipe descends from the 2nd floor to 1st floor (no connections) to the basement in the far left corner in the photo, which is not the corner of the house. In the photo...
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    Sewer drain replacement

    I'll leave an update...
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    Sewer drain replacement

    I had an issue with my basement sewer piping under my slab basement and now I'm replacing part of it... as I am familiar, anything buried needs to be 4" SCH40-PVC or ABS. The down-drain leading from a bathroom to the 4" pipe is 3" cast iron pipe. Currently, the 3" cast iron meets a Fernco...
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    Attic Mold Remediation

    Was it applied to bare wood? Is it still bare wood?
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    Attic Mold Remediation

    Thank you for your response. Any idea what that compound was? Was it Concrobium? Or is it more of a paint/sealant?
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    Attic Mold Remediation

    I have a small area of grey-white mold on the sheathing boards of my attic. I fixed my moisture issue and sprayed it with a homemade concrobium mixture (TSP, Sodium carbonate, borax). Its been dry for over a year. The mold looks dead but you can still see some of the grey-white frost. Do I need...
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    Uneven ceiling

    Someone re-taped and mudded some seams in my ceiling. But they're somewhat uneven - they look like speed humps when natural light hits them on an angle. There are no cracks in the ceiling. Can I feather joint compound onto the painted ceiling? It is standard flat white ceiling paint. Would...
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    Gap under fence on a slope

    Identifying the pressure on the other side, including water drainage drives the problem, and is the key to the solution.
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    Crawl space mold removal techniques

    I have a small area of grey-white mold on the sheathing boards of my attic. I fixed my moisture issue and sprayed it with a homemade concrobium mixture (TSP, Sodium carbonate, borax). Its been dry for over a year. The mold looks dead but you can still see some of the grey-white frost. How do...
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    I need a quick tip

    Something like a roofing nail with a wide head would have a low finished profile if you need more than the adhesive....
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    Wet-Dry Vacuum Prefilter

    Anyone ever used one? Will it improve my filter life or make cleaning the 'true filter' easier?
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    Major buyer's remorse, sick to my stomach, looking for advise

    Its only money... think about explaining your problem to someone who lives in a 3rd world country. Recall that anyone who makes $30k per year is in the top 10% of earners worldwide. yes, I think that may be inflated, maybe $30k per yr is the top 20%, but if you own your own home in Phoenix...
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