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  1. Re: How do I waterproof basement with exposed footing?

    I agree with Canuk. The better way to water proof is from the outside. This is where the water is coming from and if the wall was sealed before it is now telling you something is wrong and needs...
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    Re: 1950's ranch-insulating cathedral ceiling

    I had a home with cathedral ceilings. When I finnaly got tired of giving my money to the gas company we reinsulated. When it came to the ceiling we decided it was also time to reshingle the roof. A...
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    Re: Draft coming through floor / wall

    If your home has a cellar or crawl space under it you should checkif the cold air is coming in from there. It would be where the house sets on the sill beam or the sill sits on the foundation. If...
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    Re: Basement verticle crack

    What is the length of the crack? Does it run from the floor and go to the sill? are there cracks in the floor? Did you check to be certain the footer is not damaged? Is the crack narrow or wide? If...
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    Re: ???not the typical white plaster???

    sounds like a base coat with no finish coat
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    Re: Very Slow Bathroom Sink Drain

    I had a simillsr problem many years ago with galvanized and castiron. I was able to run a snake through and water would drain, for a short while. I finally found the problem was where the lines...
  7. Thread: Noisy Toliet

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    Re: Noisy Toliet

    You didnt say what type noise was coming from the toilet. Sometimes a loose hanger on a pipe will allow vibration or knocking as water passes through. Other times an accumulator is needed to offset...
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    Re: Dehumidifier freezes up

    A dehumidifier works similarly to an air conditioner. A gas (r134) is sent thru the system as it passes thru the system it changes from a gas to a liquid and back again. As air flows thru the coils...
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    Re: addition without foundation or footing

    That is really good advice on the foundation and contractors but you may want to have the structure checked and be sure this addition was installed properly to begin with. Many old homes had rooms...
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