Search:

Type: Posts; User: JimDorp

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,313

    Re: Clean duct and replace cap from outside?

    Well, the contractor came and made the repairs. He did it all from the outside of the house. It took him about an hour and a half to replace the caps on 3 vents, and clean out bird's nests from 2...
  2. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,313

    Re: Clean duct and replace cap from outside?

    So I found a contractor who claims he can probably clean out the duct and replace the cap from the outside.

    I'd like to replace the cap with another one that has a hood on it, to reduce the change...
  3. Replies
    17
    Views
    127,555

    Re: Venting a Natural Gas Fired Boiler

    It's not just one neighbor -- these noisy vents are all over the neighborhood. And I highly suspect they're for boilers, since they're obviously venting gas exhaust, and they only run in the winter....
  4. Replies
    17
    Views
    127,555

    Re: Venting a Natural Gas Fired Boiler

    I have trouble believing that the side-vent boilers in my neighborhood aren't condensing boilers. The exhaust is barely warm -- I can easily put my hand in it. It smells like gas exhaust and not...
  5. Replies
    17
    Views
    127,555

    Re: Venting a Natural Gas Fired Boiler

    Several houses in my neighborhood have boilers with house sidewall vents that are very noisy. They sound like someone is running a loud hair dryer. I assume the noise is from an exhaust fan, which...
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,625

    Re: What did I pull out of my tub overflow tube?

    Well, I finally tried putting in the new brass cylinder. First I hung it from a beaded chain to get the extra length I needed to see if I could get it down to the T in the overflow tube, without...
  7. Re: Faucet supply compression fittings: how tight?

    Well, I tightened the connections bit by bit until they stopped leaking. Thanks for your advice.

    Now to fix the very slow leak at the garbage disposal outflow elbow (I think I need a new plastic...
  8. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,625

    Re: What did I pull out of my tub overflow tube?

    I would have to cut open a wall, ceiling, or floor to get to the trap. Are there any tricks to getting a stuck cylinder out of the overflow tube, besides fishing around with a hooked coat hanger?
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,625

    Re: What did I pull out of my tub overflow tube?

    Everything looks like it's a plunger type drain (the cylinder in the overflow tube that lowers to block the T from the actual tub drain), except that I haven't found the actual cylinder.
    ...
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,625

    What did I pull out of my tub overflow tube?

    My bathtub's plunger-type drain stopper doesn't work. I took off the overflow plate and took out the linkage. Instead of a brass cylinder on the end, there was this plastic ring with plastic...
  11. Replies
    2
    Views
    5,755

    Re: How do you clean a Jacuzzi Tub and Hot Tub?

    I have a first-generation jacuzzi bathtub which has a common design flaw: the water doesn't drain out of the jets when it's turned off. So if it's not used in a while, all kinds of black crud builds...
  12. Re: Faucet supply compression fittings: how tight?

    kentw, I understand that much. But that doesn't help me figure out when I've tightened the nut enough, unless you're suggesting that I loosen the nut all the way and check if the ferrule is pressed...
  13. Faucet supply compression fittings: how tight?

    I'm trying to install a new kitchen faucet which has unthreaded copper input tubes. How tight should the compression nut fittings be? They're brass fittings with a brass ferrule.

    I tried...
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    6,156

    Re: Chip in Kitchen Stove

    My porcelain kitchen sink has some chips, and some of them are now rusty. Do I have to grind away the rust before using a chip repair product, and if so, what's the best way to do it?
  15. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,313

    Clean bathroom vent duct and replace cap from outside?

    My house has a bathroom vent fan that vents through a side wall. The hooded vent cap doesn't close very well, and birds have gotten in and made a nest.

    Is there any way to clean out the vent duct...
Results 1 to 15 of 15