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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello - I'm seeking advice on how to deal with some serious rust on a boat trailer. The trailer hasn't been used in probably 10 years - I just acquired it recently. The trailer tongue is a sleeve that fits in the frame of the trailer - when you remove two bolts, the sleeve should slide out...
  2. HVAC
    Hi guys i have the following concern. Crawl space previously had a lot of moisture issues. Therefore rust on Gas line. Gas line from 60's supplying the Hot water heater. I have the floor up now, and access is very difficult later on. Is it worth replacing with yellow flex gas line, or not. Maybe...
  3. Metal Fabrication
    Hi there! I have a problem restoring an antique French cast iron wood stove. As I was derusting it, one of the feet broke loose. It's the part that was holding it to the body that broke. I guess it's a bold but I am not sure. The reason I am not sure is specifically because I am having a...
  4. Building & Construction
    Our tenant just informed us of the following issue in our (half above-ground) basement bathroom. There appears to be rust and some mold on the ceiling/wall as seen in the pictures below. I have also included an older picture of the entire bathroom so you can get an idea of the layout: Close up...
  5. Windows and Doors
    Alright, who wants to tackle this one with me? I've got a metal door jamb and a wood door. The top hinge has broken off of the door, and the middle hinge is on its way out, too. The screws in the hinges are extremely rusted (they've been exposed to salty ocean air for decades) and the screw...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, The paint on the exterior stack pipe on our new house is chipping, and I'm wondering what the best way to repaint it is. I have a scraper and sander and can get most of the chipping paint off of it, but I'm not sure what kind of paint to use to repaint it or what kind of paint is...
  7. Plumbing
    Some tile was coming off the wall next to the bathtub, and I saw what I was sure was mould. Then I thought maybe it was rust... then I thought it's obviously got to be rust. But, I really wouldn't know what "obvious" is, so was hoping someone here could get an answer from the photos.
  8. Windows and Doors
    My bathroom window (newly installed) is showing some rust on the top of the frame (please see pictures). After showering, I see some water drops (orange colored) forming on the top of the frame. What is the best way to stop/treat the rust? By the way, the bathroom doesn't have an exhaust fan.
  9. Plumbing
    First, some pictures: My house is 3 years old. It appears that the pipe used for the natural gas line from the meter into the house was not coated or treated in any way, and it has rusted quite a bit on the surface. This is visible from the street (meter is on the side of the house...
  10. HVAC
    I have a swamp cooler, it's the only cooling system for our house in the southwest. I have no idea how old it is as we bought a foreclosed home from a bank. It is a down draft roof mount, not sure of the CFMs as the labels have all faded or fallen off, but the pump is rated at 8500. The water...
  11. Painting
    What is the best paint for the drop ceiling's rusted metal tracks to stop it from rusting anymore? Kilz rust paint? What is the best paint to stop mold on tiles? Concrobium? Thank you.
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello (from first time poster) The backstory: My house, built in 1937, originally had an exposed concrete block fascia -- a short-lived design. Just as with brick, there are angle steel lintels over every opening. The house was stuccoed directly over the painted block, making bonding failures...
  13. Plumbing
    We live in northwest Florida (not the panhandle) - our water compared to most Florida is actually very good - no sulfur smell etc - taste is best 'straight from the ground' water I've ever had in Florida but we have one issue - rust - we don't really have any filtration systems or anything like...
  14. Plumbing
    We replaced our bathtub faucet because it was leaking and now when you first turn it on the water is rusty. It's only when you first turn it on. He's no plumber and just left it. I'm worried something is deteriorating and will burst one day. Also, the new faucet doesn't allow as much pressure to...
  15. Windows and Doors
    Hi everyone, Hoping for a bit of guidance. My wife and I built our home 2.5 years ago and have had so many problems I won't even get into it here. I've been keeping up with as many of the problems as I can, but don't know where to begin with this. We noticed a bit of discoloring on the inside...
  16. Painting
    I live in NYC in a building built in 1939. I decided to refinish 2 window sills and one radiator cover. I stripped the paint with a chemical stripper and quickly realized there was joint compound underneath the multiple paint layers. Underneath that was rusted metal. Now this has turned into a...
  17. Plumbing
    I live in the country. My water comes from a well. There is lots of iron in the water and it comes out brown from the tap. A water company has already come and installed a rustmaster to my filtration system. The water is a bit cleaner but still has an iron smell and some brown to the water...
  18. Electrical
    Went in there to change one to afci and found this. Is this corrosion? And why is it only one? I know most of the house breakers are on the right, but it never feels warm or hums. I really hope this isn't going to be a another problem to have to get fixed. :( Here's a large pic of the entire...
  19. Building & Construction
    My house is roughly 80 years old, 950sq ft balloon frame, single main 3 piece wood beam, not much by the way of surprises, pretty good condition in a nut shell. Our area was hit by a really big storm(snow, melt off, no power for days, your typical armegeddon) and we had flooding 4-5 ft in the...
  20. Plumbing
    So I was trying insert a Tank Saver anode rod through the Hot water outlet and I encountered a lip at the bottom of the threads that the anode wouldn't slip past. After contacting the anode manufacturer I determined that I needed a 29/32" drill bit to properly widen the opening. I didn't have...
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