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    Re: Help put my shower base to bed

    Any shower base must be securely mounted and sad but true when you try to remove it it may break. The trick is to get the area as water tight as possible. If you have some doubt with it don't risk...
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    Re: Reasonable Remodels

    I agree with the others we need to see a modest and very good kitchen remodel. However if you know how to biuld cabinets yourself though labor intensive you can select great materials and proudly...
  3. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    Well I found two things. First is more serrious the heating system had no furnace filter, and no heat ducts in the bathrooms and bedrooms. Strange for a 1913 sq. ft. house. The second is more on...
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    Re: Hot water tank installation worries

    I agree with the others sounds like your install was out of code.
    Normally building code requires that permit be pulled. If no permit was pulled that may have to be reinstalled within code.
    Call...
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    Re: Tankless hot water heaters

    One other thing to think of. If you don't want as long as a delay mentioned. If you install a recirculation pump that is triggered by a motion sensor in the bathrooms and kitchen. You will not...
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    Re: Dead table saw?

    lubrication ports are very important on the older units. They incorporate felt pads in the motor to hold the oil. Perdoic lubrication with a turbine oil should do well.
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    Re: Dead table saw?

    well when all has failed try to see if you have a bad start capicator. like someone else mentioned above. Usually when you have a bad start cap one hears hum followed by slow rotation. A fluke meter...
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    Re: Pex expander tool

    I would try a plumbing supply store. Sometimes you may be able to search plumbing supplies on the internet as well. Like www.plumbingsupplies.com
  9. Re: Removal of anode from gas hot water heater

    You could have a couple of things going on. First, sometimes an anode will react with dissimilar metals. Meaning the anode can weld itself with in the water heater. Second, Depending on your water...
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    Re: DIY This Old House episodes

    I agree with you all some new episodes need to be added. Perhaps we should even take it up with cable companies.
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    Re: 1856 house

    That's not an easy one you may need a structional engineer for this one. One has to be able to some way to jack up the foundation to be able to repair it. Even if it were to dig under the house.
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    Re: Sewage Smell in Basement

    I would say I agree with the above posts. Looks like a bad Diy job. Get a home inspector to go over it with you if a plumber can't help. It does not look like it is even in code. Were permits...
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    Re: how do I find the source of a leak?

    Leaks can get in anywhere there is a crack. I would start with where your addition meets the house and work form there. Water stains appear as white or calciun streeks. Lack of flashing of calking...
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    Re: Advice on heating overhaul?

    Well congratulations on your new home. You may need to call a professional on this one. Because I take it you are neither EPA certifed or state certifed.
    Most Hvac copmanies will give free quotes. ...
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    Re: Dirt Crawlspace Insulation

    Unfortunitly you should take out the insulation and reapply. The paper side faces toward the living quarters. If reversed condensation can result and destroy the hard work or the new porch.
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    Re: LOUD bangs in roof

    One more thing to look at. Do you have a radiator boiler system in the unit. You may have air in the boiler. In an apt complex your landlord can take care of that for you. Hope it helps.
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    Re: 2 conductor woes

    Like all have stated. You need a ground for a surge suppressor to work. I suspect in your home you can use a cold water pipe or drive a grounding rod. Check your local codes. Running romex is...
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