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The previous homeowners did not keep up with the downspouts and some erosion occurred. All of the drains to the street are great and I have reconnected the downspouts to the drain pipes; some were apart my multiple inches when I dug them up under the
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)*, flooding can sometimes cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through drainpipes. These backups not only cause damage that is diffi
I am getting a backwater valve installed in the basement to prevent sewage backups. The contractor will install a backwater valve (something like this) enclosed in some access box (something like this - needs flash). The enclosure has an open bottom
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Clear PVC does exist and you might be able to locate some from Commercial Industial Supply (for example). With regard to gluing wire (insulation) to PVC, a copious amount of epoxy or silicone should work. Luckily, the pressure should not be extreme
first thing to understand is gas appliances use different materials and protocols than wood burning appliances. they are not interchangeable. if you have a preexisting ceramic flue or stone flue thats large enough for the new liner, then it should be
Either you use a vapor barrier behind the hardi, or you can use a waterproofing system (like redgard) over the hardi, but you should not do both. As Vic mentioned, hardi isn't waterproof, so no sense in being concerned with the seams. Hardi, while no
Hi, We just bought a house in Calgary, AB, Canada and notice that the basement is below grade and is insulated with fiberglass batt. There are no drywalls at the moment; hence, I have access to the vapor barrier and the fiberglass batt. The house is
By standard, I mean it was a typical Quikrete mix with gravel, sand and portland cement. As I was working the top of it with a float, I realized it wasn't going to dry anywhere near the smooth-ish texture of the rest of the floor. I'm guessing that's