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  1. Building & Construction
    A new house is being built next to my mother's Victorian, which will completely cover one side of her house and make it inaccessible. Developer will install flashing and water gutter at roof seam. * Should we still be concerned about water invasion getting into our siding? Some factors: Paint...
  2. Plumbing
    Hi all, After taking apart the pieces and putting them back together I'm getting leaks at the three arrows I drew on the picture. I am using teflon tape (3 layers in the right direction) and have tightened it sufficiently but with no luck. One of the pipes had a washer which I replaced. Also...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I have Interlock metal roof around 10 years old. Unfortunately Interlock did not transfer life time warranty after I moved in the house. One of the problems I have is peeling paint on every single shingle but its seems just like cosmetic problem. Worst is that there is a lots of leaks around...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    We have been battling a leak above our fireplace for years. We live in an old stucco Tudor, so we have lots of cracks we've had repaired, and outlets roof replaced, etc. it still leaks during heavy rain. The ceiling is opened up right now, and my husband wants to put this highly absorbent...
  5. 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...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    We have an 1890's Tidewater farmhouse clad in wood siding. Several years ago we added on in three places around the original house. When we get very hard rains the water passes through the original siding, down the backside of the siding and into the rooms near where the new roofs meet the...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Hello All, I have a 30 x 40 stick garage that was built last summer. Attached is a photo taken last summer while under construction: http://www.emptynestestatesales.com/Images/garage4.jpg My husband and I hired my brother, who is a union carpenter in SF, to come up to the Upper Peninsula of...
  8. Plumbing
    hello, on 8 7 12 we noticed small amt of water at rear of toilet on bathroom floor. we researched &found this means that the wax seal needs to be replaced. on 8 15 12 when we tried to remove nut from bolt holding toilet to gasket on floor, the bolt moved so we couldn't get off the nut...
  9. HVAC
    I've been diligently sealing up air leaks in the A/C duct work in our unfinished basement, using high quality heavy duty foil tape. I've sealed up everything I can get to. What I've now noticed is that most of the remaining leaking air is coming from the damper controls (I guess that's what...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Hey guys. Our family has a problem every it rains hard our room experiences a bad leak. How can we fix this?
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am intending to finish my basement but want to repair tie rod leaks in the poured concrete foundation permanently before proceeding. These are roughly 5/8" holes that have been patched with cement on the outside and inside with the center being hollow (I've drilled out the inside on...
  12. HVAC
    Hello I bought this fixer last October. Recently I have noticed a slow leak in one duct. I cannot tell if the leak stops if I turn the unit on, but I can tell that the leak is inside the duct and not outside the duct. Any ideas?:eek:
  13. Building & Construction
    I'm a relatively new home owner but on the handy side. I plan to build a porch on the front of our house this spring but we have some water leaks coming into the basement where the front cement steps are located over the cold cellar. So far this is the only place we've noticed water coming...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Was wondering if someone could help is it possible that heavy drilling could cause the main radiator bleeding valve to leak, the council will not accept liability for a leak i believe was down to the work they had carried out next to the valve
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi folks, first post here... It's a long post but I have multiple-choice types of problems. My Florida 1920s house had an second-floor addition built a few years ago where a steel french door and aluminum windows were installed with a stucco exterior. I've had chronic leak problems in the...
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