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Aug
20
comment What can I do to a chain link fence to make it dog proof?
Well, you could shoot the dog, once its on your property...
Aug
18
answered How can I get touched up paint to match?
Aug
15
comment What could be causing the low water level in my shower trap?
No, they're not. They're saying DRAINS need venting, and they do. Your toilet drain needs a vent. Your shower drain needs a vent. A sump pump does not need a vent because 1) it's using a pump, not gravity, and 2) the sump well is exposed directly to air - it's self vented. (Ok edit- possible exception - a sump well can be sealed to prevent radon escape, in which case that does need an air vent)
Aug
15
comment What could be causing the low water level in my shower trap?
So your sump pump doesn't have a pump? This topic needs pics. Lots and lots of pics.
Aug
15
comment What could be causing the low water level in my shower trap?
Sump pumps shouldn't need venting. Sump pumps use a pump to suck water out of the sump well and PUSH it out of the house. Venting is used to allow gravity to PULL water out of the house by allowing air to get behind it in the drain pipes.
Aug
15
comment What could be causing the low water level in my shower trap?
Does your sump pump have a pump and drain pipe that goes outside from it? If so, that's not where your sewer pipe is going, I think. Easy test - run the shower, see if the sump well fills up.
Aug
15
comment What could be causing the low water level in my shower trap?
If your shower drained to your sump, you would not get sewer gasses from the shower, so something doesn't quite add up here. Does your sump go into the sewer?
Aug
15
comment How do I wire a 4 terminal light fixture
Either way, if there are no downstream devices, its still black to black, white to white.
Aug
14
comment How do I wire a 4 terminal light fixture
Perhaps - but on cheaper fixtures (the kinds of fixtures I use in my rentals) they don't bother to join them all for you, so I just assumed this was one of those style.
Aug
13
comment How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?
That WOULD be the obvious place to start - it hints at a drain issue more than a feed issue - but then there could be a leak from somewhere else coming in and finding a drip edge over the bubble... one never knows til one busts open the drywall.
Aug
13
answered How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?
Aug
13
comment How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?
You don't seem to understand my question. WHY would you be damaging the tub at all? You don't go through the tub to access the pipes, you go through the wall and/or floor.
Aug
13
answered How do I wire a 4 terminal light fixture
Aug
13
comment How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?
That response makes no sense to me. What does the mortgage have to do with the water pipe?
Aug
13
comment How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?
Why would replacing a water pipe require damaging the tub in the first place?
Aug
8
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Jul
21
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Jul
19
comment What to best use to build an artificial wall in my house?
A temporary wall or a permanent one?
Jul
16
comment How can I control a circuit breaker remotely?
Illegal to shut it off. Not illegal to tell the power company that it's going to be put in their name. All of my tenants pay their own power bills.
Jul
11
comment What is the max distance between top of gutter and the roof tiles?
Thanks - did not have the max distance from spout measurement - but makes sense... too much distance and you get too much water buildup along the run to be handled.