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  1. Re: Mystery Water Valves - Anyone seen one of these before?

    The detail at the tip is permanent. Though that is a good thought.

    The handle does rotate on both stems, so I am leaning toward JLMCDANIEL's response. But it that is the case there are no...
  2. Re: Sewer smell in basement (hopefully with pictures)

    Not knowing what it looks like it is hard to guess, but the first thing I would try is expanding foam between the sewer pipe and the concrete wall.
  3. Re: Sewer smell in basement (hopefully with pictures)

    Dried out traps are most likely. Your basement toilet is likely fine as long as there is water in the bowl. If you don't use the sink then the trap could have dried out. You can check by pulling the...
  4. Re: If baseboard heater is on they use highest current ???

    Keith is correct. Most hardwired baseboard heaters are ON or OFF. Your power bill will be based on how long (minutes, hours, days) it has been on during that billing cycle. The HIGH/LOW setting on...
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    Re: Who to hire for replacement windows?

    Just buy a home test kit and find out yourself.

    In many states a test has to be done if windows are replaced. In other state the contractor will let you sign a wavier.

    Find out your state laws...
  6. Re: Mystery Water Valves - Anyone seen one of these before?

    I tried posting the link but that did not work either. Maybe this link will work. Just add the usual http to the beginning.

    twofeetin.blogspot.com/2013/02/just-picture-mystery.html
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    Re: Who to hire for replacement windows?

    I have always been a fan of hiring home builders for this type of work. Many of them are slow this time of year and do general remolding.

    Consider price, but go with your gut after you meet with...
  8. Mystery Water Valves - Anyone seen one of these before?

    I found these two valves at a local resell shop, but I have no idea what they really are or how they would even work. There is only one hole (an inlet or maybe an outlet) in each one. No second...
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