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It could be the transformer for your house. Do you know where it is? On a pole? In a box on the ground? The noise should be distinctly louder as you get closer.


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Some possible items that can produce sounds are; transformers for a door bell or furnace, the ballast in a florescent light that is on, a computer and even some TV's. You could turn off the main circuit breaker for the house and if the sound goes away, then it is being produced by some electrical device. If it is an electrical item, then start by turning off ...


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Ask the company that did the work if your plans would void the warranty. Regardless of anything any of us could say on here, it comes down to the company honoring the warranty.


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You may very well be looking till doomsday trying to find repair parts for old broken windows. And even if you do find parts you will still be left with some thirty five or forty year old window. You will likely be better off looking at ripping out the remnants of the window and replacing it with something new that is double or triple glazed in an all ...


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I have used a piece of plastic like a garbage bag tape one to the walls and 1 to the floor and peel it off the next day if it or they are wet it is coming through the slab and or walls (quite common). The slab might be an easy fix , I have used 2 part epoxy paint for concrete with really good luck to seal floors, cut the amount of water in the dehumidifier ...


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As you can see the factory prints information on each sheet during the manufacturing process. Occasionally there is an error and ink is splattered during the time the sheet is passing through the conveyor getting trimmed,stamped,edges painted,etc... Looking at your first picture we see the pattern of black spots stops at the joint between two sheets. That ...


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Well that’s not plywood but it is OSB , high moisture in the air can allow mold like you have. A simple 3% hydrogen peroxide and water will stop it from getting worse. I currently work in a mill and the wood stored outside prior to finishing and a biocide spray looks just like this. The only way to prevent it from returning or getting worse is to remove the ...


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I think jack is right there looks to only be 1 water line so that maroon would be for the toilet, I would expect the vent to be in the wall, and the 1-1/2 or 2” pvc to be a sink drain , the toilet was probably planned at a 45. A sink requires a outlet within 36” so that electrical may be for that once the studs have been installed on the stem wall. With only ...


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Ok first that is fiberglass insulation not cotton. Yes it could be a mouse or a rat. Who knows how long it has been there but if it was me I would have a trap bated with peanut butter maybe a salted sunflower seed or 2 just to sweeten the deal. I started using a dunk the rat/ mouse trap on our farm, I have this in the barn and electronic traps in the house ...


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The Code says: 1) “basements and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening”, 2) “where basements have more than one sleeping room, an emergency escape opening shall be required in each sleeping room”, 3) emergency escape and rescue openings shall open directly into a public way or into a side yard that opens ...


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I'm sure that you've walled that in by now... Would the general location of that pipe be a good spot for a wood or pellet stove? My speculation is that pipe layout may be for a 'cold air intake' for a wood stove. When installed in mobile homes wood stoves must be fed by outside air because the mobile home is supposedly 'so tight' relative to air leaking in....


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Most hydronic heating lines have a vapor barrier and insulation below the concrete slab with these layers I doubt you would have a radon problem from the ground but it is always a good idea to test. A few years back I installed a radon abatement system because of a positive test. The company did the test again and it came back positive, I asked to see the ...


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Unless you have had your house professionallly tested for radon and got a positive (i.e bad) result, do nothing. If you do have high levels of radon, it's much simpler to install an exhaust fan system, either in the basement or (more properly) by cutting a hole in the basement floor and dropping a 6-inch pvc tube down into the dirt. That acts as the source ...


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Always start with correcting the grade around the house - i.e. the shape of the soil. It should slope AWAY from the house at at least 1/8" per foot (or 1 cm per meter) for 10 feet or 3 meters. If there is settling, pooling, or unfortunate past choices causing that not to be the case, correcting them (if at all possible) is a huge help to basement water ...


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A less likely possibility is that you're looking at the internal head of some foundation repairs, given this is inside a basement and therefore underground. An older building may have had extra work done to install reinforcing against quake damage or subsidence. The round part would be a load spreader (big washer). This is more likely if there are ...


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It looks like a sewer cleanout plug: Scrape off the paint around the circle and you should be able to turn it with a wrench. Though sometimes it can be a bit hard to turn, particularly if it has been painted over and untouched for many years... However, you might never need to remove it. You only need it if it provides a good location for cleaning a ...


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