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    Re: Very SLOW drain

    I know that with our bathtub when we have a problem with slow draining it is caused by a glob of hair getting stuck on the bars that go across the drain hole. When I say bars, it for lack of a...
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    Re: Cutting Down Trees

    I appreciate your thoughts on the safety aspect of the job. Truly, safety is always my number one concern. This may very well be too big of a job for me.

    Thanks,

    OHNEPA
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    Cutting Down Trees

    We have a tree in our yard that we need to cut down. It is a pine cone type tree with short needles. The trunk is about 24" diameter and then about 15' up it branches out with 3 more shoots that...
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    Re: Pellet stoves

    If you do decide to go with a pellet stove I would suggest the Breckwell "Big E" model. It will be the next one we buy.

    Everything that was said about pellet stoves is mostly true. I would...
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    Re: Broken Freezer

    Yes it was.
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    Re: Broken Freezer

    Turns out that's 30,000 ounds

    It was just after dark when the truck started down
    the hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania.
    Carrying thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
    Carrying thirty...
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    Re: Broken Freezer

    Not sure what the "1,000 lbs of bananas" is. But now I have something to do.

    It is however the place The Office show. The goofiest thing I have seen is the hoards of people that show up at the...
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    Re: Broken Freezer

    Thanks for the response. I was able to fix it today. There was an item called an Overload Protection Assembly. It seems function as a fusable link, or like the fuse on a clothes dryer that blows...
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    Broken Freezer

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    Hello everybody,

    We woke up this morning to find that our upright freezer is no longer freezing. We removed all the items that were still frozen and tossed the rest. I check the...
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    Re: Sagging floors

    Thanks for a great deal of information that will help a lot.

    One question I have is when I get the footing poured and start to build the block wall on top of it, how do get the right height out...
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    Re: Leaking Cast Iron Drain Pipe

    Canuk and Jack,

    Thank you very much for the details on this job. When I first discover the source of the leak I didn't know what I was going to do. It seemed like it was going to be way too big...
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    Re: Sagging floors

    What kind of professional would you suggest. A structural engineer? Any estimate on what I should expect this to cost? When I searched yellowpages.com for structural engineer I only found one.
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    Re: Leaking Cast Iron Drain Pipe

    Here's the pictures of the leak. I have it exposed enough that I can be cetain that it is from the cast iron pipe shown. I have the same problem in the sub basement also, but it seems to have...
  14. Re: One Pipe Steam Radiator System

    Thanks for confirming that this setup is wacky.

    Here's some pictures to show what I'm up against.

    http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=image&file=BASEMENT_002.jpg
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    Sagging floors

    Hello,

    We purchased a home from the 20's or 30's. It's two story plus a full attic, and a finished basment with a sub-basement with about 4' of height in most areas.

    The floors are sagging...
  16. Any idea what style of house this is?

    We think it is a 1920's or 1930's.

    No idea what style, other than mutt.

    http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=image&file=OUR_HOUSE_SUMMER_2006_027.jpg

    Thanks,

    Cody
  17. One Pipe Steam Radiator System

    Hello,

    Sorry for the long message here, but I wanted to give all the details I could think of that would matter in this situation. Here's the story.

    We bought a 1920's maybe 1930's house in...
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    Leaking Cast Iron Drain Pipe

    Hello,

    I have a cast iron pipe, about 5" diameter, that runs from the second story bathroom and then across the floor between the beams of the first floor, and then down into the sub basement. I...
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