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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
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comment Who to call about sinking porch and mud room?
Additional question (note: yes, clearly I screwed up and bought this disaster of a house)... - Does homeowners insurance ever cover something like this?
Apr
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Apr
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revised Who to call about sinking porch and mud room?
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asked Who to call about sinking porch and mud room?
Feb
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Nov
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comment What can I do about my odd sized heating vents?
There may be some structural issues that are causing some air (potentially smelly air from under the porch) to be sucked in. I just want to go straight up to the stretch of duct going up to the wall.
Nov
3
comment What can I do about my odd sized heating vents?
I want the air to be pulling from the upstairs - not from the basement (and elsewhere).
Nov
3
comment What can I do about my odd sized heating vents?
Rather than connect the duct all the way up to the section of duct running to the in-vent upstairs, they simply nailed a huge sheet of aluminum to the joists, then attached the duct coming from the furnace to the aluminum sheet. So there is a "box" created by the ceiling, 2 joists, and a bunch of aluminum. It's way too complicated. I tried to draw it. I'm thinking I need to get some photos of this. Not only is this a mess, I think it may actually be pulling in some air from the crawl space under the attached porch on that side of the house. I am smelling a musty/moldy smell.
Nov
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asked What can I do about my odd sized heating vents?
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accepted temporarily seal leaky pipe under sink?
Jun
27
comment temporarily seal leaky pipe under sink?
Thanks. I just bought and applied some plumber's epoxy putty that will supposedly dry in 20 minutes. I'm hoping this thing will get me through until tomorrow. I've done small copper piping replacement before, as well as PVC drains. However, I'm not confident with the large copper-to-pvc thing this has.
Jun
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asked temporarily seal leaky pipe under sink?
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Jan
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comment Should I use a float “piggy-back” sump pump switch?
Thank you gregmac and kkeilman!
Jan
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accepted Should I use a float “piggy-back” sump pump switch?
Jan
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comment Should I use a float “piggy-back” sump pump switch?
Thanks kkeilman. This is probably a stupid question, but I can't seem to figure out what this RIB relay is/does. Won't the float switch handle the cycling of the pump?
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