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  1. Plumbing
    I'm going to be running some supply lines to an outdoor wash-up sink from my house. I'd like to leave the house at the sill box with something rigid (prob copper), elbow downward into the ground, and transition to PEX once in the ground. The exposed portion would look something like the copper...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I will try to keep this as simple and brief as possible. BACKGROUND: Central KY Daytime temps in 20's - F Nighttime tems in single digits - F 5:12 Roof asphalt shiingles - osb roof deck Vented ridgecap (confirmed open and properly installed) Full vented soffit with baffles to allow insulation...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am trying to dig 36 inch post holes to pour concrete footings for a ground level deck I am building. Around 24 inches into the dig of one of the corner posts, I encountered a massive root. I thought: 1) rent a jack hammer and dig through it - the tree is already sick and I recently had about...
  4. Insulation
    Corners of exposed basement walls frost when it gets cold We have Superior Walls in our walk out basement. The two corners that are exposed, will frost at the seams in the corners when temperatures get 30 degrees or below. It is only these two corners that frost. Wondering if closed cell spray...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    The inside of the attic was covered in a thick layer of frost this winter, when it melted it leaked and got the roof wet. Why would this happen, i have been living here for five years and it hasn't happened before. I recently last summer got new shingles put on my roof. What would cause this...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, We had our asphalt shingles replaced last summer and we are now noticing some water markings on our ceiling. I went into the attic space to see if I could figure out what is happening. My relationship with the roofer I had hired for the shingle replacement ended on a bad note and I do not...
  7. Plumbing
    i have a frost hydrant in my shed, from there there is 3/4" PVC pipe to an outside spigot to which a hose is attached. even though the hydrant was turned off and i do have a leakout system for leftover water in the pipe, some water drained back from the hose and into the pipe and froze there...
  8. Windows and Doors
    Recently purchased a new house. The windows in both bathrooms, next to the shower, ad clear windows. Is there a way to "frost" these windows without replacing them. Or is the best option to simply replace them?
  9. HVAC
    We moved to a house with a York heat pump (built in 2001)... The unit has recently developed a frost ring about 4" inches high around the middle of the coils... Anyone know what causes this and how it can be fixed?.. Thanks... WilySam
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi DIY'ers! This is my first post, but I have been a DIY person for awhile... well at least I try :) So I have finished drywalling my basement, and had the help of my father-in-law to mud and tape the basement. We have ran into problems now where we are dealing with a 3-way corner (see image...
  11. Building & Construction
    I am planning on adding an addition, to my house that has a 9’ basement. The addition is going to have a 32” crawl space. The addition will be heated by ducts running under the crawl space. The crawl space will be accessible through a hole cut in the basement wall, which should provide...
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