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  1. I'll get the cartridge pulled apart today and see what she looks like. There was no blocking but I'll definitely get a piece in there before I close back up the wall. Thanks for the suggestion. I already have a penetration in the roof and this is a single story house so I think I'll just run that pipe up through the roof. And yes that "was" an exterior wall. Thanks Jim.
  2. One more question in conjunction with my little project here. In this pic you can see in the bottom left an open pipe. This is connected to the ptrap of the shower drain but is just left exposed in the wall cavity. Is this supposed to be a vent pipe? There was an old heavy metal pipe next to it that vented to the roof but was not connected to anything. Should i run new piping up through the roof. Is it ok if its plastic/pvc?
  3. Discovered a pretty good leak on both the hot and cold side of my shower valves. This will be my first plumbing project as a home owner so sorry if I'm not using the correct lingo. I'm looking for advice on IDing the fixture in order to source replacement parts and also some input on if its actually fixable or if the entire unit needs to be replaced. The unit is branded Price Pfister 7200 It's leaking around the calcium build up at the connection right before it goes back into the shower wall. I found a generic diagram online for pfister assembly. Hoping it's as easy as rep
  4. Denray, that's a beast of a stump you have there. Recently removed a large cherry tree in my front yard. Numerous days of digging, pickax, and splitting maul. Dig out around 2'+ around the base of the stump and start hacking up the roots. It's very labor intensive but if you are looking for cheap this method is essentially free. My tree was around 2' dia and the hole ended up being 4-5' feet wide and a 4'+ depth. From your picture I would say that's definitely a multi weekend project.
  5. Had planned on using Drylock Extreme Will investigate the old clay drainage pipe a little more this coming week. Unfortunately with the holiday we have a bunch of family in town. Thanks for all the input so far guys.
  6. Would I be crazy to try and tie a french drain along the foundation into that old clay pipe? Would save me a ton of time not digging a 75' trench through the front yard.
  7. We have owned the house for less then a year. The gutter system is cleaned regularly. But the corner of the foundation has the most water damage. Probably gutter issues in the past with previous owners. Since we have owned it basement has only leaked after numerous days of heavy Oregon rain.
  8. Another thing to add is I found an old clay drainage pipe. Looks like at one time this is what the down spout for the gutter? Once I pulled the first section off the line was bone dry and clear. Ran a hose down it for 20 min and it never backed up. Couldn't find any evidence of it exiting in the yard or curb side. Wonder where it's going?
  9. Have 1920s house with a leaky basement. I have demod out the drywall and insulation on the interior side of the home. The plan was to excavate a portion of the west elevation of the house, seal wall with liquid applied vapor barrier, and install a french drain that empties in to the far end of the front yard. In the process of excavating I found out that foundation was built out of an old poured in place concrete wall with cmu block on top of that. Assuming at the seam is probably were my leakage is happening. At a few of the high water path areas the concrete has spalled off. Loo
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