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    No Flow In Cold Pipe In Shower

    I'm hoping to get some advice about a shower that has stopped working completely. The shower was not used hardly at all for three years, except for maybe filling up a bucket of water every once in a while, or washing down a large item of some sort. Some guests came recently and it was used...
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    Telephone Wiring - Phone Jacks Not Working

    I have Comcast fast internet and telephone. All phone jacks worked up until about a month ago. I do have phone service on one base (which has a number of handsets) but that is because that base is plugged into the modem. The problem is that the phone jacks are working, but only if I run a...
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    Microwave Works Better From One Outlet As Opposed To The Other

    Everything was fine until "Eta" blew over Palm Beach County. We were on the outskirts of the storm, but we did get lots of power outages here. The power to my house was never completely out, but I did notice the lights fluctuating. Also, I have two APC battery backup and surge protectors...
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    Internal Material Bowing

    There is a section of bathroom wall which is bowing in, the solid surface material on the right in this picture. I'm not sure what it's called, I see on the web people refer to it as corian or acrylic siding. It is bowing in, and it seems that this problem is increasing lately. You can see...
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    What Caused this rusting?

    This space is an old shower that has been converted to a storage room/pantry with a 6 ft high metal restaurant style shelf. Something fully rusted the safety bar, and I'm wondering what. The space has no light so I just didn't see it until a while back. I couldn't say if this happened slowly...
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    Odd Electrial Reading?? Ghost In The Deck Lamps

    I bought a Klein NCVT-1 a few years back, and it's doing something I've never seen before. I'm about to dismantle and work on two deck lamps ( I know where the breaker is), But I'd like to get some advice about what's going on before I proceed. As you can see, when I put the volt tester...
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    Can you Identify what type of roof this is?

    I recently got an estimate on replacing the 20 year old roof on this house. It was $37K. There's not need to replace the rood any time soon, but I'm starting to check options. I've started noticing the different styles of roofs here in South Florida. It looks like this roof was some sort of...
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    Gutter, Shed, and Cleanout Questions

    I chose to put this thread in the General forum because it involves roofing, framing and even laying a cement pad (maybe) and possibly plumbing too. The main problem is that the old metal shed, which is set right up against the house, is rusting. I understand that I need to communicate...
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    Iron Pipe with Red and White Wire in the Yard...........

    Hello, I want to plant a tree near our front door and I have encountered an old pipe with a red and white wire in it. Not sure what it operates. Maybe there was some sort of night lamp next to the driveway? Anyhow, I did a real good job on the pipe, which is brittle. The green funny...
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    My Bidet Is Running !

    This old American Standard Heritage Wall-Mount Bidet 3324 series has two problems. First, it won't fully shut off, there is always a 1/4 inch stream of water flowing through it. Also, just a few seconds after it is turned on, the check valve starts leaking. I cut out the drywall...
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    Sprinkler Pump Not Working

    The lawn got browner and browner. Finally I realized I needed to see if the sprinkler had stopped working. When I flip the switch in the timer box to the manual start position, the pump hums. There is no big "WHOOOSH" and running motor sound. Getting the motor information was kinda...
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    Deck Sagging and Rotting

    We have a deck which was constructed in 2009 and is 10" high. The planks are Trex. This is the view looking East. There are two unique areas which the deck covers. The first is cement pad which goes around the pool, and the second is that part of the deck which extends out over the...
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    Parachuting Ants

    According to our pest man here in South Florida, the tiny black ants are unstoppable. He said that every house which has moisture in the walls, has them. You can spray poison, but they will be back. He told me that boric acid bait may help because there is some hope of killing the queen. If...
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    Gutter Issue: Remove or Repair?

    Hello, There is only one gutter on our house, it runs along part of the back (East) side of the house and then for a few feet on the South side. About ten feet of the North end of the gutter has become detached. Where the gutter has fallen, it has dug into the roof tile of...
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