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  1. got knocking sound in kitchen faecet
  2. Our brick house was built in 1997. When we purchased it had a masonery crack along the lower edge beneath one window. My husband repaired this but now 14 yrs later he has noticed some hairline cracks on either side of the garage and on one corner of the house above the deck. Also when he went under the house he noticed missing concrete blocks above our back door going out to the corner house deck. The house is built on a sloped corner lot. We need to know if we should have the house foundation inspected. Or should try to repair the hairline cracks ourselves. We would have to match the cement as it is a sandy color and we cannot locate the correct color at the home center. How expensive would an inspection be?

    Thanks for your advice. We love your magazine!


    Cathey Byers
  3. My last post/answer did not go through. It said that it had to be reviewed by the "administrator". This is the second time that it has happened in a very short time.
    Please advise for the reason why, what to do about it and how to correct it.
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    I just made a post to (Old, cast iron radiators vs Slant Fin radiators) and a message popup say it wouldn't get posted until it was checked over. There were no links in the post as this has happened before with some of my posts with links. I have been a long time contributor to this site and once this happens the post is never seen again. It's very aggravating to spend the time responding and then have this happen. It would be nice if someone could tell me why this is happening so I don't continue to waste my time writing posts that no one will ever see.

  5. I saw Richard connect copper piping directly to a water heater without dielectric couplings or unions - shame! Also, toilets should ALWAYS be grouted at the base. (Fed spec) The wax seal has no memory and should be pressed straight down one time only. Solid toilets properly installed don't leak, and grouted don't collect urine from sloppy males.

    John W.
  6. ASked for help with my "sweating basement walls". have received 0 replies. Did I goof something up?
  7. I have an electric hot water heater 40 gal. it is at the far end of the house witch is a moduler home no basement. i saw a unit at lowes that conects to the inlet on top of the tank, at the farest fixture there is a sensors for $189.00 any advice on this, wasting to much water waiting for it to get hot. Thanks Ray
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  9. Kitchen flooring that was recently on This old house show. The flooring snaps together like laminate flooring but this is ceramic or vinyl, I am not sure. On the downside is is rubber and on top I forgot.
    I believe the company was Datatile. can anyone help me. thanks.
  10. My Japanese Maple doesn't look well. It's now about 25 yrs. old. It's about 20' tall. And at first had only 1 dead branch. Now half of the branches look dead. It used to be so beautiful. Do they have a life span up to 25 yrs.? Or is mine just sick. Should I call a tree spe******t?
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