Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

posting an "answer" so i can address all 3. it can't be the air conditioner, because it's still happening. and because it happened in the summer too, i crossed out "hot water moving thru cold pipes." that's why i noted that it's been happening over at least 5 months. the sanity check is funny! i know when it started and my folks were here, i immediately ...


0

For filling holes on the jamb, I have had the most success using a two-part wood filler (similar to automotive body filler). Slightly overfill the old hole and let it set, then plane it down with a Surform plane ("cheese grater" plane) until level. Coarse then fine sand until smooth, prime, and paint to match. You will not be able to tell there was ever a ...


1

The usual approach is to attach a cover plate. If you just want to close the hole, there are disks that secure from the back side of the door. If you're going to need to drill new holes, which might overlap the old holes, there are plates which wrap around the side of the door; they can be had in various finishes and can be fairly decorative.


1

Sanity check: Are you sure it's actually dripping? Hot-water pipes expanding/contracting due to temperature changes can sound very similar to a drip as they slip/stop/slip against their supports, and that's more likely at this time of year when the difference between a pipe with hot water flowing through it and one that's been sitting for a while is more ...


1

If it occurs during summer, and days when you run your air conditioner, its likely they fed the condensation drain pan to the house drain. Try turning off your AC for a whole day and see if you ever hear it. Its also possible that its someone else's AC unit that is drained to your drain, or in a multi-unit building, the common drain that happens to run ...


0

A small leak can drip for a LONG time before it shows on the other side of drywall, particularly if the drywall is double-layer firecode (as may be the case in an apartment building, depending on local codes.) One possibility is that this is a condensation drip of some sort - from a dryer duct or bathroom vent fan duct. Then again, it could be coming from ...


0

Confirming we are talking about your bathroom, not the shower/tub area. In honesty it doesn't matter. Purple, green, regular drywall will all eventually act the same given moisture. Does it taking more time really help? Most building codes require purple/green drywall. So put that up to pass inspection. If you want to not have to worry about mold ...


0

For our bathroom remodel, we went with normal drywall and Schluter Systems. While more expensive, I believe the water barrier for our shower, which rotted out before 7 years on a new build had elapsed, is now awesome. Before any tile went in, we filled our new floor pan 6" deep with water and let it sit over night. Not any moisture showing around the ...


2

If your area allows, you can do the following: Cut the power With a small saw, cut above and below the wire so you can remove the piece facing you on the stud - should leave the wire floating free and the channel should be no more than 1 inch in height. Gently pull the wires out, cut the stud in two and remove On your new studs, cut a channel through the ...



Top 50 recent answers are included