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Jun
12
comment What is the cause of a shower diverter valve becoming stuck?
When you replaced it did you see how or why it was broken? Bent shaft? Bad gasket?
May
29
comment Flow rate of water in a gutter system
Are you trying to create a decorative waterfall or a waterfall to move water away from the edge of the awning?
May
29
comment Flow rate of water in a gutter system
I have an alternative idea that may give you the desired effect. Could you simply flood the gutter so it runs over the top? Fill it to the brim and then adjust your incoming flow rate to get the water fall volume or appearance that you want.
May
18
comment Brass tub overflow pipe stuck in brass tee. How can I remove it?
Heat gun and a little foul language did it.
May
14
comment What to use to seal grout in shower
To echo @iLikeDirt, what is the construction of the tile surround? Tile + grout on cementboard? Is there a waterproof membrane like kerdi or redgard?
May
14
comment Brass tub overflow pipe stuck in brass tee. How can I remove it?
Will heating the tee cause the soldered side to melt out? Oh and I should obviously disconnect the PVC fittings from the tee and not melt the bathtub too!
May
5
comment Can I use a CFL or LED bulb with a higher lumen output as long as I stay under the maximum wattage listed on the fixture?
diy.stackexchange.com/questions/64107/… - Related question
Apr
23
comment Is there such a thing as an actual 60W draw LED or CFL bulb?
@Tester101 comment helped me discover the right search pattern. It seems to be expressed as "X-watt (Y-watt replacement)" at a major online retailer. The bulbs to avoid for my use case are ones which are "40-watt equivalent"
Apr
16
comment How can I speed up the removal of stubborn tile?
Is this tile laid on concrete or on wood? Have you considered removing the subfloor with the tile on and replacing it?
Mar
10
comment Wood trim and new gutters: Gutters first or paint first?
Following up on this popular question. I went with @Pauls suggestion that wrapping is the better choice. Wrapping provided a nice look with low long term maintenance. Sorry for the late accept!
Mar
6
comment What should I do about a switch that feels warm and arcs when toggled?
Do you have copper or aluminum wiring? A risk/symptom of aluminum wiring is arcing. This can be caused by the use of the use of copper fixtures on aluminum wire.
Feb
20
comment Toilet gurgling when another one is flushing: 6-way joint
What is the white PVC pipe?
Feb
19
comment Toilet gurgling when another one is flushing: 6-way joint
Spitballing here - Suppose for a moment you did re-plumb all the drains. How would you do it and why? By figuring out the ideal case perhaps that would suggest a modification to the current situation.
Feb
18
comment How do I remove wax or Mop-and-Glow from Pergo floors?
Do you specifically have Pergo brand floors or a laminate floor?
Jan
31
comment What could be the source of an intermittent, unlocatable rotten egg smell?
Any pets? How close are neighbors?
Jan
21
comment Do I need to clean away WD 40 before I add graphite powder to pram wheel bearings?
The OP will also not have to remove the WD-40 before using the grease.
Jan
11
comment Replacing shower head - thread sticking out of wall is too long
Does the old escutcheon plate fit the new head? Could you use a generic escutcheon plate? Cheap, probably looks good, and least effort. HTH
Jan
9
comment Did I wire this thermostat properly?
Is there a test procedure that you can follow to make sure all functions work properly?
Dec
31
comment How can I find a match for ~100 year old door/window trim?
Pictures of the trim and damage would help.
Dec
30
comment How to remove this plastic pipe elbow
Any markings or part numbers on it? How much slack in the PEX (plastic) pipe? How far from the PEX to the fixture? You may just need to cut each pipe at the fitting and rerun it. If you have to do that it may be easier to run PEX from the junction shown here all the way up to the fixture instead of the copper.