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May
1
comment Why is the fridge water line popping out of the connection when under pressure?
I definitely agree that I should've not gone with the saddle valve, but I am not skilled enough at plumbing (yet) to be replacing valves. If I have to I will bring in a plumber to make the changes you suggest.
Apr
23
comment Why is there an extra plastic container in my toilet tank?
@0A0D I assure you that it is not a milk container. It definitely seems specifically built for the purpose (it has spacing for the bolts for example), and is made of much sturdier plastic than a milk container.
Apr
21
comment Why is there an extra plastic container in my toilet tank?
@BrockAdams thx for the info Brock. If I end up having to replace the flush valve I will certainly "forget" that piece.
Apr
20
comment Why is there an extra plastic container in my toilet tank?
Yes I believe that I can still get to the bolts...
Feb
20
comment Leaking outdoor faucet - stop gap solution?
Well, I tried purchasing the hose cap as suggested in the answer. Unfortunately, Home Depot only had shoddy plastic ones, so once the pressure of the leak built up it just pushed the leak farther back out through the vacuum seal thingy. So I started to take the thing apart, stripped the screw on the handle, broke the handle, cursed a lot, put in a replacement handle, and the leak is gone! Thanks for the help. :-)
Feb
15
comment Leaking outdoor faucet - stop gap solution?
Perfect! I was searching for "faucet cap" when it was "hose cap" all along. :-) The only problem is this is too perfect and now I'll never replace the faucet...
Oct
10
comment How do I remove the back lip from paving stones?
Yes, I agree that I will waste a lot of time. However, alas it is too late for me. I already lit a couple fires in the pit (it is functional - just the lips make the stones stack in ugly ways). So I'm guessing Lowes would not appreciate me returning them at this point. :-)
Oct
10
comment How do I remove the back lip from paving stones?
@0A0D Looks-wise they worked perfectly for the fire pit. It is just the stupid lips that are causing trouble. :-)
Oct
10
comment How do I remove the back lip from paving stones?
Thanks. That's exactly the kind of tool I was looking for. I will check it out. Also, regarding the adhesive, I wasn't planning on adhering the bricks at all. I have them all laid out right now and they work just fine to contain the burning wood. Once I chip off the lips on them it should be perfect.
Sep
13
comment How do I approach new water stains on my ceiling?
this is great advice thank you. i like the idea of trying to build a relationship with a GC
Sep
9
comment How do I approach new water stains on my ceiling?
After the first few answers I guess I'm leaning toward calling a roofer out to take a look at things. How much should I expect a roofer to charge to come out and take a look and tell me what I'm looking at? I'm leery of trying to address this myself - the roof seems like a pretty important part of the house. :-)
Sep
9
comment How do I approach new water stains on my ceiling?
Why would there be any pipes up there? That may be a really stupid question, but I can't think of a reason. It is on the ceiling above the staircase on the highest floor of the house. Only the attic and the roof are above it.
Sep
9
comment How do I approach new water stains on my ceiling?
Thanks for the info. The house is far from brand new. The roof is fairly new but I'm sure it is outside of any warranty.
Sep
9
comment How do I approach new water stains on my ceiling?
Interesting idea about contacting my agent. I will do so, but I don't remember anything like that in my contract. Since the inspection did not note any problems with the roof it was never really raised as a concern. It is a fairly new roof.