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  0 Thread: New water heater- sulphur smell
Post: RE: New water heater- sulphur smell

i heard a guy talking about this subject on the radio a few weeks ago. He stated that operating a water heater at 120 degrees will promote bacterial growth that will produce a sulfur smell. He recom...
carwashguy Home Improvement 12 1,372 04-08-2021, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Home Chimneys
Post: RE: Home Chimneys

(01-28-2021, 10:10 AM)JTTHECLOCKMAN Wrote: Anyone with knowledge of new rules when installing a new furnace and or water heater. Or do you know the rules to when you need to install a steel liner?? ...
carwashguy Home Improvement 5 573 01-31-2021, 09:47 AM
  0 Thread: OSB vs plywood shelving
Post: RE: OSB vs plywood shelving

I recently made a couple of 12' long x 24" deep shelves using OSB. I wanted plywood but I decided to save a little bit of money and go with OSB while standing in the store. I used a 2x2" cleat on the...
carwashguy Home Improvement 21 1,779 01-28-2021, 04:50 PM
  0 Thread: Light Switch Wires
Post: RE: Light Switch Wires

(12-01-2020, 12:50 PM)Robert Adams Wrote: The reason it isn't allowed anymore is because dimmers and timers and wifi switches require a neutral at the switch. Even if that weren't the case it's best...
carwashguy Home Improvement 13 2,182 12-02-2020, 06:12 PM
  0 Thread: Copper pipe at the cabin we bought
Post: RE: Copper pipe at the cabin we bought

(10-01-2020, 05:22 AM)fredhargis Wrote:  While sweating pipe is fairly easy (cleaning is the big thing)  Clean, Clean, CLEAN is the key.  Apply some flux and heat the pipe using MAPP gas.  If you us...
carwashguy Home Improvement 14 2,369 10-02-2020, 02:50 PM
  0 Thread: Liberty Sewage pump kit
Post: Liberty Sewage pump kit

I am in the process of adding a bathroom in my basement.  i have always been told the Zoeller is the "go to" pump for sewage pumps but liberty pumps makes a kit that includes a good looking basin.  Do...
carwashguy Home Improvement 2 795 07-24-2020, 03:01 PM
  0 Thread: Deck board shortage?
Post: Deck board shortage?

Friend of mine called my to do some repairs on his deck including replacing several rotted '90's vintage PT deck boards.  I gave him a detailed list of everything we would need.  I show up to do the w...
carwashguy Home Improvement 8 3,356 06-14-2020, 06:10 AM
  0 Thread: window trim for vinyl siding and other questions
Post: window trim for vinyl siding and other questions

Wild turkey posted a question last week inquiring about vinyl siding.  I need to reside my house and I'm going to use Harvey industries Premium non-insulated Vinyl but I need to make some choices abou...
carwashguy Home Improvement 5 1,744 05-20-2020, 07:11 PM
  0 Thread: concrete foundation flaking
Post: RE: concrete foundation flaking

(03-01-2020, 02:29 PM)Roly Wrote: Looks like moisture coming through the wall.  Look outside to see if it a low spot causing it.    Try to correct that and or dig down and seal the outside of the wa...
carwashguy Home Improvement 5 1,994 03-01-2020, 02:58 PM
  0 Thread: concrete foundation flaking
Post: concrete foundation flaking

I removed an old shelving unit from a corner of my basement and found a section of the wall had some flaking and efflorescence.  What is the best way to treat this area?  I want to put some pink foam ...
carwashguy Home Improvement 5 1,994 03-01-2020, 01:38 PM
  0 Thread: dryer vent
Post: RE: dryer vent

as the OP, I ended up buying this flapper https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NY...UTF8&psc=1 It just arrived today so I plan to install it tomorrow while it is warm. I do plan on getting a ...
carwashguy Home Improvement 24 6,818 01-24-2020, 03:18 PM
  0 Thread: dryer vent
Post: dryer vent

I have to move the clothes dryer vent in my basement from the rear walkout wall (8' above grade) to the front of the house which is only about 12" above grade.  I am looking for the best outside vent ...
carwashguy Home Improvement 24 6,818 01-05-2020, 05:32 PM
  0 Thread: garage lights
Post: RE: garage lights

Those are the ones I was looking for but couldn't find! Thank you, already ordered.
carwashguy Home Improvement 2 1,154 11-02-2019, 12:22 PM
  0 Thread: garage lights
Post: garage lights

I need some lights for my garage and basement workshop.  I remember someone here making some recommendations (I think it was from Amazon) but can't find the thread.  Any recommendations?  I'd prefer 4...
carwashguy Home Improvement 2 1,154 11-02-2019, 09:23 AM
  0 Thread: Chimney Removal
Post: RE: Chimney Removal

[attachment=19492][attachment=19493]I removed a chimney from my 1962 ranch this year in order to make room to add a bathroom in my basement.  A lot of hard work but should be worth it. I sent my famil...
carwashguy Home Improvement 12 4,908 07-19-2019, 04:18 AM
  0 Thread: Cheap Pantyhose
Post: RE: Cheap Pantyhose

Did you get a funny look from the clerk at CVS?
carwashguy Home Improvement 4 1,603 05-22-2019, 05:12 PM
  0 Thread: substandard contractor work?
Post: substandard contractor work?

I had a flat rubber roof replaced at work and I have some concerns about quality of workmanship.  The first half of the roof they put down was a fairly cold day with the temp between 37 and 42 degrees...
carwashguy Home Improvement 7 2,139 04-17-2019, 11:00 AM
  0 Thread: Fridge pops GFI
Post: RE: Fridge pops GFI

(03-25-2019, 11:30 PM)MKepke Wrote: If the fridge was working fine on a GFCI but isn't now, time to suspect either a bad GFCI or the fridge has developed some leakage current to ground. Especially ...
carwashguy Home Improvement 24 7,018 03-26-2019, 04:06 AM
  0 Thread: Fridge pops GFI
Post: RE: Fridge pops GFI

I've been running it on an extension cord to another GFI on a different circuit,  been running fine for a couple of days.  I am going to replace the faulty GFI and it is on my short list to run a dedi...
carwashguy Home Improvement 24 7,018 03-20-2019, 08:02 PM
  0 Thread: Fridge pops GFI
Post: RE: Fridge pops GFI

(03-18-2019, 11:22 AM)Roly Wrote: Except it has been working that way for years, something changed to cause it to trip.  Bad gfci or bad refrigerator ?   .   Roly I bought the fridge new when I boug...
carwashguy Home Improvement 24 7,018 03-18-2019, 01:52 PM

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