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Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
15
accepted Deteriorated downspout replacement
Apr
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answered Deteriorated downspout replacement
Apr
13
comment Deteriorated downspout replacement
Oh yeah, I know. I just enjoy little projects and take them on by choice. I bill him for materials.
Apr
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awarded  Curious
Apr
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comment Deteriorated downspout replacement
Yeah, cutting and adding a reducer is the key. I don't know how anyone let it get so bad, I won't be letting that happen again even though it is a rental. Thanks!
Apr
11
comment Deteriorated downspout replacement
Thanks, sounds like a plan. Off to Home Depot in the morning.
Apr
11
comment Deteriorated downspout replacement
That all makes sense. The 'reducer' is where I'll have trouble.. I'm not seeing a huge selection of suitable parts on Home Depot's website, but that's all I've tried. I'll make a trip tomorrow to see if their staff have any ideas for a makeshift part. It's also oblong, to make things even more fun - probably about 5" in diameter squeezed to fit the depth of the trough.
Apr
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asked Deteriorated downspout replacement
Oct
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accepted Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Oct
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comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Hm, okay. I think I'm going to drill a new hole in both of the brackets to start and see how well set it feels. I could get my hands on a third bracket if it's still not right. Silly question, and the instructions would probably cover this, but you fill with epoxy and let it set before putting whatever bolt into it, right?
Oct
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awarded  Commentator
Oct
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comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Thanks, Yurly, Fiasco above you had the same solution. What would you do with the epoxy-filled holes? Bolts straight into that? I'll almost definitely use longer bolts than were used originally, so the new hole will have to be deeper (see original picture, they're 1/2" lag anchors).
Oct
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comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Yea, that's the problem I'm seeing - the bolts are being pulled pretty much directly from the wall with the leverage of the bracket. Is this what you're referring to? What sort of hardware would you use in the epoxy - another anchor, just a bolt?
Oct
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awarded  Editor
Oct
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comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Thanks, bib. I updated the question with a photo of the actual hardware. I'd thought of expansion bolts/fasteners.. they're what's used for rock climbing bolts and anchors in rock, after all. No need for an epoxy, in your opinion, if the holes are still 1/2" and in good shape? I'd probably go for a 5/8" fastener and bore out the hole a tad more if necessary, just to be safe.
Oct
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asked Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
May
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comment Sound deadening in a small (~5x6) room with a glass wall
Very good points.. the foam is still a realistic option for me I think, and slapping it on a piece of material like you did and hanging it would likely work. How much did you use in that garage? Cover whole walls or just some strategically placed chunks to help?
May
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comment Sound deadening in a small (~5x6) room with a glass wall
I'm really considering the tapestry/fabric approach, as that minimizes damage to the wall and install time. I'll see what I can find.. assuming I can't find suitable art, do you think there's a particular arrangement or type of fabric that might do the job best along that right-hand brick wall?