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  1. Remodeling
    I need help. Overview of our home: 3 bed 1 bath 1949 Bungalow with a finished basement. Current basement is split 50/50 between a living space and a long laundry room/utility room. I want to convert the laundry area to a bathroom with a laundry closet. I've had the drawings rendered and that...
  2. Pest Control
    Thanks for reading and I sure hope someone can give me some insight. I have an ongoing Phorid Fly problem in my house, I have a 1995 concrete block house. I live in Florida. These flies have been real bad since the beginning of the year or so. I've had Orkin coming out for 5 months now spraying...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hello everyone, I have a question about how are multiple interior roof drain pipes connected together under a very large flat roof, is through horizontal pipes connected below the ceiling and to another pipe in a chase wall?
  4. Remodeling
    I have skimmed through the posts and decided to go on and start a new one, since this is gonna take a bit. The start date for my project is actually uncertain-awaiting the funding to arrive and hiring contractors and whatnot. My remodel will be in my parents' home and I want to make this great...
  5. Plumbing
    Hey guys, My wife and I are renovating a 1930s house that is in much need of some love. We have just stripped everything to the studs and ceiling joists (it was all wood lathe and plaster, not fun) and will be completely rewiring the house, new insulation, new decking and roofing, new...
  6. Plumbing
    We have 2 bathrooms, which share a wall. I've been noticing, on and off, a sewer-like odor from the sink drain. Sometimes it's quite strong, sometimes it seems to be there for a day or more. Then it's gone. This has been happening for months. I started smelling it from the shower drain now, as...
  7. Plumbing
    We are DIY remodeling a 100 year-old house in OH. We replaced much of the existing plumbing (over 70%) with new PVC to match the new layout. The glue and primer recommended for PVC were used. All lines were "water tested" with no leaks. Inspector requires a pressure test of drain & vent lines...
  8. Plumbing
    I am about to replace my old washer, and I will need to rearrange the laundry room to accomodate the larger front loading machine. Piping layout is tricky, and I am attaching a diagram of how I would like to do it - provided it meets code, of course. I think my concern is whether I am ok to use...
  9. Appliances
    "We have a front load washer and dryer. They presently sit side by side in the laundry room. The washer is on the right and the dryer on the left. The doors open opposite of each other and reversing the doors is not an option. The question is this. Could I switch the locations of the units? The...
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