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  1. khansen46

    Connecting standard PVC to Sewer PVC

    I don't believe so. The suggestion from bud16415 was spot on. I bought a couple of those and was able to connect the sewer pipe to the standard PVC.
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    Connecting standard PVC to Sewer PVC

    Thanks Jeff. That is actually the one I tried. The issue is that the sewer pipe isn't very rigid and collapsed when I tightened them down and it leaks. On the bright(?) side there is another issue on that same line preventing us from using the guest bath so there is nothing to leak now. I went...
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    Connecting standard PVC to Sewer PVC

    Thanks Bud. I'll run up to Home Depot in the morning. Website says they have several. I asked a couple of people at HD the other day about a way to make that connection and they just stared at me like I was speaking another language. FWIW: I'm a computer geek. Repairs on our home is just...
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    Connecting standard PVC to Sewer PVC

    Here is a picture of the sewer pipe if it helps.
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    Connecting standard PVC to Sewer PVC

    Unfortunately I haven't been able to get in touch with him for the last couple of weeks. I can most likely get a picture tomorrow. My main issue is that the outside diameter of the 4" sewer pipe is smaller than the outside diameter of the regular PVC and I haven't found any connectors to mate...
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    Connecting standard PVC to Sewer PVC

    We recently had some issues with our septic and drain lines. The person who built this house didn't install any clean-outs on the drain lines. We have been working with a plumber friend to get a couple installed and have most of the drains situated. Our friend has been unavailable for some time...
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    Help Identifying Tile

    I didn't think about looking at the various resell stores. Thanks for that suggestion!
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    Help Identifying Tile

    This house was built by an individual, not a company. I did a search with the county and found only a general permit for building the house. There were never permits drawn for plumbing, electric, etc. The quality of the work is acceptable, but obviously not done by professionals. Everything I've...
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    Help Identifying Tile

    I am hoping someone can help me identify the tile I have throughout most of my house. It was installed when the house was built in 2010 (before I bought it). Most of the house seems to have been built from Home Depot materials, but they don't currently have this one and no information whether it...
  10. khansen46

    Pour new larger slab on top of existing slab

    This is a case of EITHER/OR for me. I can just fix the existing shop by raising the floor, or build a new one. Because of how the shop is positioned now, I can't just add on to it in the direction I need to go. If I were to do that, I would need to dismantle the roof and run the peak in a...
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    Pour new larger slab on top of existing slab

    The sides of the shop extend down past the side of the slab, so the new slab wouldn't actually connect to the old one. I could take down the one side, but it the side with the slope of the roof, so that would cause issues with the new part of the building.
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    Pour new larger slab on top of existing slab

    I have a wood frame metal shop approximately 24'x24' on concrete slab. The slab is currently close to grade. I live south of Houston, and my yard has a heavy clay content. During heavy rain I sometimes get as much as 3" of water inside the shop. I know that I have drainage issues that need to be...
  13. khansen46

    Wind Zone Construction

    Yes, the bottom is strapped, too. The outside is sheeted with plywood. There are only a few engineers in the area that can sign of on wind zone certification, so I'm going to call all of them this week to see if any of them have any records from when this house was built. Maybe just an item or...
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    Wind Zone Construction

    We bought our house in Oct 2010. It was built in 2000. It is a concrete slab, wood frame, and Hardieplank exterior. We had to have a windstorm waiver for insurance because there is not a windstorm certificate on file for the house. The roof was replaced in the summer of 2010 due to damage from...
  15. khansen46

    Whole House Filter

    I'm curious why would a filter not be placed between the pump and tank? It would seem to me that it would be beneficial to keep sediment and such out of the tank. Thanks, Ken
  16. khansen46

    Whole House Filter

    Good Morning! We bought our house in October 2010. It was built in 2000. We have a 2” well with a Goulds jet pump. The well is 113’, according to state records. All plumbing is PVC. The pump is in a well house in the front yard, and the incoming line for the house, as well as the outside...
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    Piers and footers leaning

    We kicked around the idea of buying this house and talked to some foundation experts. In the end, we took the safe route and moved on. We found a house in much better condition (built in 2000) on an acre for land, and got an exceptional price. We closed on it a week ago. I appreciate the...
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    Piers and footers leaning

    This isn't a mobile or manufactured home. It was built here. I have a friend who is a construction manager, and he is going to see if he can make some time to come look at it. In the mean time, I've been doing as much research as I can. I'm curious if the footers were not deep enough, and...
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    Piers and footers leaning

    My wife and I just found as close to the perfect house as we think we will find for ourselves. It is everything we have been looking for, and we really want to purchase it. However, it has what I believe to be some minor foundation issues. The piers and footers on one side are leaning a bit, and...
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