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11-29-2013 03:36 AM

upstairs water pressure low - 11 replies

I’ve noticed decreasing water pressure upstairs when awater is being ran downstairs. Now of course I expect some water pressure drop, but tonight I didn’t even get a drip of water upstairs when the washer was running down stairs. Iturned the water on to only hear gurgling as the water fell back down. This is a problem that seems t...

06-13-2013 04:12 AM

Water in well electric conduit - 62 replies

I live in Indiana. We purchased a home last October.. it was built in 1995. The last 2 big rain storms we had water gushing into the basement through the electric conduit running out to the water well. Where do I begin?!? It there anything to check at the well head or am I in need of a backhoe? There was also minor water seepage through...

05-25-2013 01:03 AM

exterior wall layers - 15 replies

I’m doing a project on our house and noticed that our exterior walls consist of foamboard.. then cellulose insulation… then drywall. Doesn’t seem to have any plywood/OSB or housewrap. It was built in 1995 in the northern Indiana. Is this normal. Seems strange to me.

10-17-2012 09:10 PM

Wiring subpanel for garage shop and dryer - 2357 replies

Purchased new home with gas for the laundry. I need to install electric for the dryer and while I’m at it, I might as well wire for my 220v 20amp Unisaw in the garage. House has 200 amp service to the main panel. I have approximately 65ft between main and subpanel. What gauge wiring do I want between panels? It will be about a...

04-04-2012 12:49 AM

foundation - 37 replies

My wife and I walked through 3 homes today. Our top choice had a strange double foundation wall only on the east side. The only way we knew this was due to a basement window. From the inside the “inner” concrete wall had an opening cut to allow light to come in from the window in the outer wall. I was able to see about a 18-24 in...

02-24-2012 03:21 AM

Pre-padded carpet - 19 replies

Recently we had some minor water damage clean-up. Part of that was to replace carpet in one bed room. We laid some pre-padded carpet. Now I need to seem that together with the hallway carpet which is traditional pad and frieze. The traditional padded carpet in the hallway is noticably thicker than the new pre-padded carpet in the bedroom. A...

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