DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

flush

  1. Building & Construction
    I had a two-tiered stone retaining wall installed professionally to replace a rotten timber wall, which had a deck secured to it / resting on it (yes... I know!!!!!). I had the lower wall built with a recess to build a deck into (see pictures below). The area to build in is 17' wide by 15'...
  2. Plumbing
    My water heater has its pressure release valve routed into the crawlspace. I was flushing it and had to open the valve to get it to fill. It got too full, and started releasing cold water into the crawlspace. There's a small puddle under there now. Should I be worried about this? Is there...
  3. Building & Construction
    All: I'm rehabbing a 30 yr old deck on my house. It’s a one story deck, but it is 10 feet high, below the deck is a patio, i.e. the concrete house foundation, so the deck extends the second story of the house and is covered, and the posts holds up house roof. The picture below (attached)...
  4. Plumbing
    I've got a 1960 Eljer toilet with an old school, Radiator Specialty, triple seal ball. The tank looks just like the one in this post (except dirtier). The ball leaks pretty badly, the mechanism is a hassle to try to align, and the lever takes a lot of force to flush. Can this be converted to a...
  5. Plumbing
    We have a fairly new toilet in our home we just recently installed and we are having problems flushing. If no one has used it in a while it will flush just fine but if you flush it again soon after the bowl will just fill up with water and it will not flush. After it has been flushed once we...
  6. Plumbing
    Yes, a house with 4 bathrooms! How lucky (but with a family of 8, you need it)! Anyhow, I have two toilets that flush very slowly (on the same floor of the house (raised ranch upper floor), the bowls almost fill to the top, but eventually do end up draining (in about a minute or two)...
  7. Plumbing
    Folks, I've tried to search on the forum but couldn't find a thread on my problem, which I think would be common. I have a bathroom in a basement, above 3-4 feet below ground in Chicago. The main waste pipe for the upper floors is about 13 feet away from the basement bathroom. The shower and...
  8. Electrical
    Hello, My name is Nate, I am from Nashville and I own a condo that was built in 2006. I have browsed and searched the forums and I think I know what I need to know but before I head home from work to try again I thought I would post my situation and see if I can get some additional insight...
  9. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm trying to change a burnt-out bulb in a flush mount light on my ceiling. See the attached pictures - there don't appear to be any access points. I've tried giving the globe a good counterclockwise turn with no success. I also can't seem to find any access point with an X-acto knife...
  10. Plumbing
    My toilet fills ok, but when you press the handle, the flapper raises, but the water won't go down. It dribbles very slowly, but does not "flush" HELP!!!
  11. Plumbing
    I think my title says it all. The toilet can flush, but no water comes out of about 1/3 of the holes in the rim. The holes with no flow are in the front, primarily, furtherest from the tank. I did try emptying the tank and bowl of water, then sealing all the rim holes and jet with duct...
Top