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About sgregg003

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  1. I am considering having a ridge vent installed with my new roof. But one side of my shingle roof drops down to a flat roof over a porch. Of the roofers that I have spoken with since the flat roof is flashed up the fascia board there is no way to vent this. Does anyone know of a way that I can add fresh air venting(for the ridge vent) to this side of the house? If not will one side of the house with fresh air intake do any good without the other side providing fresh air intake? Thanks Scott G.
  2. I have a home that was built in the late 60's and we had a major sewer backup that had backed up through our original basement toilet. When the contractor came in to clean up the mess they had to remove the toilet. I am finally to the point that I need to re-install the toilet but I have ran into a roadblock. Their is a 4 inch cast-iron pipe sticking slightly up out of the concrete floor with a steel ring four threaded holes between 1/4 and 1/2 inch outside the perimeter of the pipe (none of them would align with the toilet to attach it to the floor). I scraped the joint between the perime
  3. My wife recently purchased some new lights to mount on the outside of our home on either side of the front entry door. When I removed the old fixture and the mounting bracket I found that the mounting bracket was just screwed into the old siding, and not connected to an electrical junction box. It appears that whoever installed the previous fixtures just drilled a hole in the old siding and ran the wire through. I have spoken with a few a my neighbors who have encountered a similar situation. Granted my house was built in 1968, but if I remember the code correctly any electrical junct
  4. I have a couple questions, when trying to fix issue #1, I created a new one. 1). In my kitchen I have a two sink setup, one sink has a garbage disposal. When the garbage disposal is ran the water backs up into my other sink before finally draining out. When the disposer is not in use the sink drains fine. The setup below the sink is a center outlet drain going through a diverter "T" into the pipe leading to the trap. I took this apart this evening and replaced the diverter "T", and made sure the pipes were level, but still the same issue. Any ideas to stop this would be greatly appreciated
  5. I have a 41 year old home, there used to be a toilet and sink in the basement, but due to a sewer backup it was never put back into service. I have the sewer backup issue resolved and now want to put the bathroom back together. There is currently a 4 inch pipe coming up out of the floor, and embedded in the concrete is a flange(not a floor flange---no opening for bolts to hold down toilet), with several holes in it, but with limited depth due to being embedded in the concrete. Any recommendations on how to install the new toilet would be greatly appreciated. Is the flange thats embedd
  6. Hello, I recently had a sewer backup in my basement that also flooded one of my bathrooms, I have gutted the bathroom, but am looking for suggestions on removing the old linoleum tile and the adhesive, any advise on removing these would be greatly appreciated, by the way this is on top of concrete. Thanks in advance Scott G.
  7. I own a 40year ranch home with and attached porch on the rear of the house. During a heavy or long steady rain the ledger board on the house begins to leak around the chimney on the porch side but not inside the house. Before this problem began to show itself the chimney had been tuckpointed, and the flat roof on the porch had been replaced. Recently I placed a large sheet of plastic over the chimney, and after some good rains the leak was still present, so I eliminated the chimney as the culprit. I am leaning toward a problem in the roof , but really don't know where to start since I don't se
  8. I recently purchased a 40 year old home, and both bathrooms are vented into the attic. Unfortunately these bathrooms are back to back, with the stack going right up through the middle of them. Both vents will be fed by 4 inch pipe, is there any type of code that states what kind of clearance the bath vents need in relation to other vent that go through the roof? In the attic they are roughly about 3.5 to 4 feet apart from each other, but with the stack in the middle. Thanks Scott G.
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