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  1. Plumbing
    Remodeling bathroom. Slab! Pulled toilet to remove old tile and install new toilet flange at proper height once new tile is installed. Discovered that original flange is brass, soldered to lead sleeve. Lead sleeve 4” tapering to 3” and glued into 3” PVC closet elbow about 3” below slab. Lead is...
  2. Plumbing
    If I get water from my home (built in the 1950s) tested for lead and the results show that there is not lead, is that conclusive and reliable? If a lab detects no lead, should I stop worrying? Could corrosion start at any time? I recently acquired the home, and I do not know if the plumbing...
  3. Painting
    I moved into a home that has many old parts to it. It is in a neighborhood where I used to live. My old house had lead paint. I am going to assume my new house does too, as they were all built the same way. My question is this: I have lots of little DIY and Pro projects that I would like to...
  4. Painting
    Our house is in need of a new paint job. Unfortunately, lead is an issue..... House is 65+ y.o. and I don't remember ever hearing about it being painted...at least I know it hasn't been done in the last 30 yrs. Anyway, looking to do this myself. What is the best method... lots of peeling...
  5. Electrical
    Hi I have a caravan with 2x15A outlets I have 2x 15A extensions leads but only 10A power points at home. I am wondering what I could do to fix this problem. I thought of grinding the earth lead on the 15A extension lead to fit in a 10A socket. Would this work and what would be the side effects...
  6. Plumbing
    I have a house in chicago. A few years back the old lead supply line inside the house was replaced with copper, all except for a foot long section at the front of the house which is still lead and connected to the copper with a compression connector. Red copper was used, and it's buried about...
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