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Old 04-10-2017, 11:54 PM   #1221
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I'd change the siding to something else, Hardy board? or vinyl. The house still has the breathe, would that spray on stuff seal it up too much? How would the wood react under that?
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:17 AM   #1222
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I think whatever you do short of changing to a different siding will require lots of prep work. It's just how it is with old paint and wood. The only better coating I know of is elastomeric paint. It's much thicker than normal paint, flexible and water tight...ish. It's made for cement but there are some designed for wood too.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:22 PM   #1223
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We've had to snake our pipes from the kitchen 3 times now in the last couple years. I'm pretty confident that it mainly due to the misuse/abuse of our underpowered garburator. Some in our family who will remain nameless seem to think they can toss pots of old broccoli and bean sprouts down it without ramification. We are going to upgrade the garburator.

Anyways, the last plumber we used suggested hydro-jetting our lines, where they feed a hose down the pipes blasting water at up to 3000psi. He claims it will leave the pipes about as clean as if they were brand new.

The charge to hydrojet all the pipes in our house was monstrous - multiple thousands of dollars. After some investigation, it looks like I can rent my own hydro-jet machine locally for very cheap (around $120/day). There are some videos online on how to operate the machine too.

Does anyone have experience with this? Is this something a homeowner can do, or is it best left to the professionals?
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:46 PM   #1224
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I can't imagine it would be all that difficult to flush your lines. I would be surprised if a youtube video wasn't enough for you to get it done.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:53 PM   #1225
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We've had to snake our pipes from the kitchen 3 times now in the last couple years. I'm pretty confident that it mainly due to the misuse/abuse of our underpowered garburator. Some in our family who will remain nameless seem to think they can toss pots of old broccoli and bean sprouts down it without ramification. We are going to upgrade the garburator.

Anyways, the last plumber we used suggested hydro-jetting our lines, where they feed a hose down the pipes blasting water at up to 3000psi. He claims it will leave the pipes about as clean as if they were brand new.

The charge to hydrojet all the pipes in our house was monstrous - multiple thousands of dollars. After some investigation, it looks like I can rent my own hydro-jet machine locally for very cheap (around $120/day). There are some videos online on how to operate the machine too.

Does anyone have experience with this? Is this something a homeowner can do, or is it best left to the professionals?
If you have an older home it might be wise to change out the pipe if you have access below. We bought a home built in the early 60s and had some plumbing work done. They replaced the kitchen drain pipe and it was so clogged with grease/oil and other garbage from years of use that the diameter was reduced to about 1/4 inch. Maybe hydrojet will remove all that crap as well.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:42 PM   #1226
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Do other people fill their sink to the brim occasionally and then run the garburator in a "poor man's hydrojet" kind of way to flush debris from the pipes? Does this do any good or am I just wasting water and p***ing off my wife?
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #1227
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Do other people fill their sink to the brim occasionally and then run the garburator in a "poor man's hydrojet" kind of way to flush debris from the pipes? Does this do any good or am I just wasting water and p***ing off my wife?
This only works if you are standing in the sink while doing it.

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Old 04-21-2017, 10:20 AM   #1228
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Anyone have any idea of where to find a replacement for this? I thought Micheals since it seems to be more a craft thing but they didn't seem to have it.



EDIT: Of course I immediately figure out to search by "candelabra" rather than C7...

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Old 04-22-2017, 11:41 PM   #1229
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Anybody know what where to get replacement seal for glass showers?

My shower has a couple of sections by the bottom where the seal that is sandwiched between the metal frame is missing.

Below is the part that I am trying to find.

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