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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    So drywall people came yesterday and installed drywall, and they did something funky that I'm not too happy about. Background: we pulled out a bunch of drywall behind the sink wall in the kitchen to do some electrical work, and now had drywall company come in to install the drywall. We have a...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hey Handy People! I've been dreaming of building my very own loft bed for years. I'm fairly handy, I've built things in the past, I've been in numerous shop classes, and I can follow directions quite well. However, my biggest obstacle here is understanding what weight pipe can support. I've...
  3. Electrical
    Hi there. So, I'm changing a vanity light fixture, and discover that the builder/previous owner cut the electrical box to allow for a copper pipe to run through it. See photos attached. First, is this ok? Second, any suggestions for how to replace? Should I try something similar with an old...
  4. Plumbing
    We just moved to a new house and I just finished taking the kitchen cabinets off and realized that my sink drain is going behind the cabinets (why?). My goal is to make it go through the floor (see pink) directly under the sink so it's not in the way and I'm wondering if it's possible.
  5. Plumbing
    Hello Everyone - I'm in the process of finishing my basement and I wanted to insulate my monoflo pipe. My question is about the type of insulation I should use - I see on Zoro they have pipe insulation with a temp range up to 200 degrees, I don't think the pipe exceeds that temperature. I...
  6. Plumbing
    Good day all, I will be installing a french drain along with some ground-level drains to get rid of water in the ground as well as surface water during a bad rainfall. I will be using 4" pvc perforated pipe at a slope angle of 1-2 degrees. I will be digging a trench, laying down a few inches of...
  7. Plumbing
    Hello all, I'm from Casa Grande, AZ. and I just replaced the sewer pipes in my back yard, the home was built in 1954. A neighbor said I could pour salt (water softener salt) in my trench before I cover it up, to prevent roots from ever getting into my pipes. I have a huge pine tree in my back...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey Y'all, I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I have ~5 acres of land with 4 small "drainage ponds" on it. What I'd like to do is set up one gas-powered water pump with a PVC valve manifold intended to choose which pond I'd like to drain (one at time or a combination of them). I can't...
  9. HVAC
    Should I use burner set that came with Vented Gas Logs or use what is in the fireplace right now? Below is a photo of what is currently in fireplace. If I'm given the green light to use what is already here, can I drill a few more holes in the pipe? The red circle around the pipe represents...
  10. Plumbing
    Hi, can any one please explain what pen drain pipe is? I have two pipes going into sump in my basement. One is Radon and another is Pen drain. I couldn't get any information about pen drain pipe in internet. Please see the attachment for the photo.
  11. Plumbing
    Is it because 1) Water expands when it turns to ice. When water in a pipe turns to ice it expands and burst the pipe. 2) when water turns to ice it compresses water downstream. This pressure in the compressed water eventually bursts the pipe, not the expanding ice. Thanks for any help.
  12. Building & Construction
    Hey, guys. I'm building a small office in my basement. It's a townhouse with cinderblock walls in-between units. On this cinderblock wall, I want to frame a 2x4 wall to insulate and drywall. The problem is, there's a 1 1/2" drain pipe running along the top of the wall. Meaning, I can't nail...
  13. Plumbing
    I heard there are these pipes under the sea for the internet what are they made of ? How do they work ? Who made them ? Where do they go ?
  14. Building & Construction
    I am currently in the process of having a home built. There is a bathroom vanity drain/vent pipe that wasn't lined up properly to the sill plate location. Consequently, it looks like the plumber tried heating up the pipe (notice yellowing on the pipe) and then pushed the metal strap into the...
  15. Plumbing
    Here's a photo of the elbow, it's at the bottom right: Here's a video of the leak: http://youtu.be/c61bj8VwysI I can't seem to untwist the pipe on top of the elbow. I need to do that to replace the elbow right? I have to replace the elbow, right? There's no stop-gap sealant I can put on...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, Hoping this is the right section for this question... I'm planning to re-route the downspout from my eavesthrough so that it drains out into the garden vs. down into the house (see picture attached). I'm wondering what's the best way to cap off the pipe. It's right up against the...
  17. Insulation
    I have a condensation and drip page problem where my 8" exposed circular AC duct comes out of the ceiling. Above the ceiling is the attic, meaning it gets pretty hot. As you can see in the pictures, the small (maybe 6-9") stretch of the pipe between the plenum box above and where it comes out...
  18. Appliances
    I have a whirlpool Cabrio washing machine. I was having problems with it smelling awful. A combo of vomit, sewer, dog like smell. All my clothes reek. But I also have another washing machine drain pipe upstairs that sits open. It never smelled and suddenly it was producing the most rank...
  19. Electrical
    Hello I'm new to this forum and i was wondering about how dangerous it is grounding a neutral wire to a water pipe? I was at a friends house today checking out his utilities closet out of curiosity. I stumbled upon a white wire and green wire clamped together with a grounding clamp onto the...
  20. Plumbing
    Hello, In my basement, I noticed when I turned on my laundry, there was a thin film of water that leaked under the wall where the pipes connecting to the laundry are. It was a small thin puddle of about 8'' by 4'' approx. Hence, I opened the wall up to search for some leaks. Turned laundry...
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