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  1. Plumbing
    Have whole house ejector pump. Pump power piggybacks to float plug. I suspect I need to change the float switch. I previously installed an alarm and since the pit is very deep (5') and narrow, so hard to bend over, I didnt exactly think climbing into the pit would be fun. So, I got a separate...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello all. My house sits on a river about 30 feet across, and while its not the worst thing in the world to launch kayaks off the little shore lip we have, I have always wanted to put in a little dock to make it easier to launch and tie up our kayaks/canoe. I could just buy something of course...
  3. Flooring
    I live in Colorado. I'm replacing my carpet on my main level with engineered wood flooring. Should I nail, glue, or float the engineer wood flooring? I have all the options available. How hard is it to nail it and glue it? Does floating floors sound the same? If I nail and glue then what...
  4. Plumbing
    I have two pumps in my basement. It's been raining light for the last few days and one pump comes on every 30-45 seconds. It runs for less than 5 seconds then shuts off with a bang. I figure the bang is the check valve shutting. I can feel it slam shut. If the cost isn't much I'll probably...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Came onto a job where the previous guys skimmed with topping before floating the walls. Since topping compound has no glue and bad bonding properties and I need to float these walls, should I a) coat all the areas with that pink plaster bonding adhesive OR b) simply prime all the walls, float...
  6. Plumbing
    I'm struggling with a wet basement and need to verify if my sump pump is kicking on and off at the correct water height, or if changing it will help. I have a crudely dug sump hole with PVC basin, submersible pump and tethered switch. There is gravel in the bottom of my PVC basin upon which...
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