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    Open pipes / Sewer venting?

    I had a plumber in friday to replace three corroded shutoff valves in the basement (one being the main). Saturday (yesterday), I went downstairs and noticed a small puddle on the floor. I looked up...
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    Re: Gas line safety

    Aha! thank you. I never thought of that. I was using a spray bottle...of course that foams upon spraying.

    I guess my primary concern is that there was a leak that no one could smell. No, it's not...
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    Re: Wood rot on garage built on dirt

    posted photos yesterday. still waiting for the moderator to approve the post.

    I guess it got flagged because of the images?
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    Gas line safety

    First off, let me say this is my first old house and first time ever with a home that had natural gas. Gas powers the oven, furnace and dryer. Oh, and I'm pretty neurotic. (I'm finding this is not a...
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    Re: Wood rot on garage built on dirt

    following are some pics. I know some of the wood needs to be replaced but in the meantime, any suggestions on how to at least slow the process in areas where it isn't too bad would be helpful.
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    Wood rot on garage built on dirt

    I have a detached garage that must have been built on either a dirt floor or a long ago disintegrated cement floor. The cement pad in the garage is relatively new, but extends just up to the beams,...
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    Re: Tape for duct work?

    thanks! I picked up some aluminum tape at lowe's this afternoon and I'll be taping up tomorrow.

    I didn't think I had ever seen duct tape on ductwork before!
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    Tape for duct work?

    OK, this just might be an absurd question, but here we go...

    I just had the tape from the joints of my duct work removed. (It was asbestos.) Anyway, now I need to seal up the ducts again. I'm...
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    Re: is this asbestos?

    I just wanted to follow up on my original post. The test came back positive. the material was 75% asbestos. (I can't remember which type the report indicated at the moment.)

    Since the material was...
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    is this asbestos?

    I just bought a new home that was built in the 20s. At some point in the home's history, there was some type of sheeting applied to the ceiling. Years later (I have no idea when) someone started...
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