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First Aid For Frozen Pipes

Posted 02-03-2010 at 08:19 AM by faucetman886

Well it was ground hog day yesterday and regardless of PETA trying to replace him with a robot weather forecasting device, he saw his shadow and bodes 6 more weeks of winter weather. Hopefully Iím in time to teach you a couple of techniques to make a quick TEMPORARY repair to stop the flow before you have to start building an ark and calling in the animals in pairs much less the idea of your furniture and personal belongings floating in cold water and amidst icebergs.
A frozen pipe can happen...
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Replacing a Bathroom Subfloor V.2

Posted 01-29-2010 at 12:37 AM by faucetman886

If you are a frequent reader of my blogsite, you know that I have the ďSitemeterĒ system installed. Not only does it give me an accurate count on my number of visitors it also tells me what question or site led you to me, how long you stayed, how many pages you read, your geographic location and a lot more demographic info. This allows me to see what works for you and what youíre looking to learn. I watch this info daily, usually looking at every visitor daily which can be a job in itself on high...
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Why DIY pays off

Posted 01-28-2010 at 07:34 PM by Leah Frances

Today I got an email from a neighbor I don't see all the time. She just wrote me a quick little note to complement how nice the house is looking since we moved in. AWWWWW!
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Whats that Smell? This Time Its a Dead Critter!

Posted 01-25-2010 at 11:53 AM by faucetman886

In the never ending pursuit of methane and sewer smells, I continue to get great letters about situations that I havenít covered or that are new. The one I received this weekend requires that, in the future, Iím going to have to bone up on my pest control knowledge.


Here is how the problem unfolds:

Q: Thank you for such an informative site. We have a similar problem. About a week ago our master bathroom drains were a little clogged, so my husband treated them (sink...
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who knew we could blog?

Posted 01-19-2010 at 06:05 PM by Leah Frances

This may be a much less damaging way to complain about my crappy experiences DIYing. Like the plumbing disaster weekend that didn't end until Monday. Came home at 1am on Saturday to find my RO unit dumping water out of the faucet all over everywhere, drunk enough that it took me a minute to remember that I could easily turn off water to the unit.

Followed by a sewer line disaster that involved having to clean up used toilet paper and UGGGG. I can't even think about it.
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