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Nov
30
comment How to plug hole in foundation?
Anyways, thoughts? Caveats with this solution? Thanks again!
Nov
30
comment How to plug hole in foundation?
After reading your answer I ended up stumbling into something I've never heard of: French drains. So if I can't repour the patio, and if I don't want to mess with a mechanical solution, then how about this: Jack-hammer out a trench really close to the house (a few inches off from where the patio meets the foundation) and install a french drain that leads off 10 - 15 feet into the lawn. That way, all the runoff is collected and pushed away from the house. My wife's nifty, we could disguise it as a walkway out to her garden or something...
Nov
30
comment How to plug hole in foundation?
Awesome, awesome answer @bcworkz (+1 and I wish I could upvote you more). Everything you said makes a lot of sense. I will patch the hole with mortar like you sggest, and it sounds like we need to attack the long-term solution first thing come Spring. One problem here: I forgot to mention in the original question that the concrete patio actually surrounds an in-ground pool... so it's not as easy as jack-hammering up and repouring...
Dec
8
comment How to repair this metal corner siding?
Thanks @bcworkz (+1) - a few followup questions: (1) What kind of caulk should I use, general exterior? Or is there something specialized for tin-wood adhesions? (2) Can you explain what you mean by the words "top" and "upper course" when you say: ...slide the top under the upper course and press into the caulk.? Thanks again!
Oct
28
comment How do I fix a Bostitch nail gun that is jammed?
Thanks @Gunner (+1) - so after I apply the drops, I reconnect the hose, and I should be good to go (if it's an oil issue)?
Oct
17
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
@TheEvilGreebo - I finally had a chance to look at all the links you posted and have read them. I actually now agree with you, and am editing my answer accordingly.
Oct
7
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
Sure dude: Everybody: the laws of physics are incorrect because The Evil Greebo says so. Everything I have worked for to prove in this answer is incorrect, because The Evil Greebo says so. Me: Diet pepsi is diet because it doesn't have any calories. You: There are no such thing as calories. Sure...
Oct
7
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
@TheEvilGreebo: I am simply having a disagreement with you on these items. For you to suggest that I should go see a HS geology teacher, or that I'm ignorant and foolish hurts my feelings. As for bedrock, of course nothing can penetrate it, otherwise we wouldn't have oceans! I'm not saying that we should all go chugging arsenic and pour it over our bodies, I'm saying that for something as harmless as mineral spirits, let's not freak out and be enviro-maniacs. To reiterate, it is perfectly fine to dump them out, as the bedrock prevents them from making it into any aquifers.
Oct
6
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
@TheEvilGreebo - I agree that Arsenic is poisonous, but you cannot tell me that there is any harm dumping something as harmless as mineral spirits on your lawn, where gravity will pull it straight down into the ground, and where the ground soil will block it seeping any further. And let's not forget bedrock which I dont think mineral spirits will penetrate.
Oct
2
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
This is true, but only goes in your groundwater if you pour into a lake or nearby stream. Soil retention blocks all anyways so nothing gets through. Not arguing here just making a case for real common sense!
Oct
2
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
There is no proof of this.
Sep
4
comment How to snake a bathtub with no overflow drain?
@BMitch - yes your suspicion was correct. Please see my edit regarding the opening I found on the bottom of the "plug" switch (whatever it's called). Does this mean it's a form of an overflow drain? Thanks again (+1)!
Aug
31
comment What to do with leaky sink?
@Tester101 - please see my edit regarding the mounting nuts. I believe the metal "protrusion" that I described in the edit is some kind of guard (or perhaps an electrical ground?!?), because I can see that there are two Phillips-head screws/bolts just past it. Can you confirm these are the screws I need to remove? Do I need to remove the guard/ground first? Thanks again!
Aug
31
comment What to do with leaky sink?
Wow...wow...wow. Go stackexchange! I knew this site was going to be awesome. Thank you such much for taking the time to give such a thorough, dummy-proof answer here. I wish I could upvote you more - I'll have a chance to tackle the sink project once I'm out of work this afternoon, I'm printing your answer out as we speak. Thanks again!
Aug
31
comment What to do with leaky sink?
Great suggestion - I'll make sure to measure how much length I need before I head in. Thanks again!
Aug
31
comment What to do with leaky sink?
Thanks @pdd (+1) - I'll try these suggestions out today!
Aug
31
comment What to do with leaky sink?
Thanks for such a fantastic answer @Steven (+1) - I'll try these suggestions out today and update this question with the results. Thanks again!