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darkone
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I see. I was reading poorly and thought the drip was pre replacement. Call up your plumber. The PRV shouldn't be wet at all. It might be a valve that shouldn't have passed QC.

1/16/2019 12:43:15 PM

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Where can i rent a transfer pump? I need to drain my water heater but it's lower than the nearest path to get it out.

Herc and UR only have the big commercial gas powered and Home Depot doesn't seem to have one either.

1/16/2019 3:43:52 PM

darkone
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http://www.hollandrentall.com/c/43/pumps

1/16/2019 5:54:50 PM

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somebody broke into my car last night right in my driveway, directly underneath a motion light. no damage got an off-brand car charger and a $30 pocket knife. I wouldn't even report it but they got a three month supply of Xanax I just refilled so I'll need the report to get another script. I bet they're loving that shit.

I don't even care about the stuff as much as I feel violated knowing somebody was that close to me doing that shit while I was asleep. I was up until 1am watching TV not even 15 feet from the car. I also have a giant German Shepherd with beware of dog signs and CPI signs in the front yard.

I've never been a gun person, but this is really making me consider getting one, and getting some sort of security camera system, which would both be money I don't want to spend right now.

1/17/2019 10:35:41 AM

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I'm guessing you left your car unlocked if there was no damage?

I bought a few Blink cameras and set them up around various locations around my house to monitor any kind of motion. I've picked up mostly animals (raccoons, possums, rabbits, squirrels, etc), people on the sidewalk (walking dogs, running, etc), and our vinyl awnings flapping in the wind. But two weeks ago I finally caught someone peeping into my truck with a small flashlight. Happened at 6am, right before we get up to go eat our Sat morning breakfast. Unfortunately I couldn't get a super clear picture of his face, but I did report it to the local authorities. So it did well with detection, but I might try to find something that has better resolution with ability to continuously record (or at least record like the Ring Doorbell).

1/17/2019 12:13:08 PM

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"I have a very small drip from the PRV as well, but the entire unit is new, including the expansion tank. I wonder if they installed it incorrectly."

turn off the water so there is no water pressure on the expansion tank and check the air pressure with a tire pressure gauge. they only come with like 15-20psi, so if they didn't charge it before installing you could still be having leakage from the PRV. this would only apply if it is not a constant drip, if it's a constant drip it's the PRV

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"Where can i rent a transfer pump? I need to drain my water heater but it's lower than the nearest path to get it out."

lowes, home depot, harbor freight, etc... should have small transfer pumps to buy for less than $50 if you can't find a small one to rent

1/17/2019 12:51:00 PM

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"I'm guessing you left your car unlocked if there was no damage?"


correct. hard to know if they would've broken the window had it been locked, or just kept moving. it's in the suburbs. neighbors said that opportunistic theft like this happens and actually said my home had been broken into before I bought it.

I have a full security system but don't pay for monitoring. Gonna start arming it regularly and went ahead and bought a couple of Wyse cameras. It'll be challenging to figure out a good place for them that doesn't pick up road traffic and the neighbor's dog but does get anyone coming down into my driveway.

I'm really not for having a gun in the house but might look into it some more after this experience and hearing that my house has been broken into before.

1/17/2019 2:37:05 PM

darkone
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I left my car unlocked one night in my driveway and someone stole the change out of my center console. If someone was that hard up I'd have given them the change and then some. RPD has a form where you can report stuff like this. I was annoyed, but mostly glad they didn't break anything, take a dump in the back, or steel my prescription sunglasses.

1/17/2019 3:00:42 PM

dtownral
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" It'll be challenging to figure out a good place for them that doesn't pick up road traffic and the neighbor's dog but does get anyone coming down into my driveway. "

i had trouble too and never found a good solution and ended up puting a camera in a landscape/natural area looking back towards the house

1/17/2019 3:20:18 PM

rjrumfel
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any recommendations for wired sec cams?

1/18/2019 9:32:42 AM

afripino
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for the people who have had their cars broken into, I'm curious...

how short is your driveway, or rather, how far is the distance from your car to the street? my driveway is kinda long at a slight incline and I'm supposing that potentially helps prevent theft since you'd have to actually make an effort to get to the cars.

1/18/2019 9:58:53 AM

darkone
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Mine is close. It's maybe 40 feet from the sidewalk to my garage door.

1/18/2019 11:10:36 AM

wdprice3
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Recently had an aerator installed to treat my well water for Radon.

Texa$ and louder than I thought it would be.

But that's about half the cost of what my crawlspace repair is going to take

1/18/2019 12:24:26 PM

ncsuallday
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My driveway goes down a hill and there's a spot you can park right in front of the living room with a turnaround there. I'd say it's like 30 feet or so from the street. The driveway continues around the side to the back of the house where I have a detached two car garage. It's kind of a pain to back all the way down there, so I normally park right in front where my porch walkway is. I think if I had parked in the back, even outside of the garage, this probably wouldn't have happened.

1/18/2019 4:39:11 PM

David0603
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"any recommendations for wired sec cams?"


Nest if you don't mind paying the fee, otherwise Netgear Arlo

1/18/2019 4:56:15 PM

rjrumfel
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I was hoping for wired.

I don't want to install 4 wireless cameras on 20 ft ceilings where I'll have to climb ladders and charge/replace batteries.

1/19/2019 12:24:24 PM

David0603
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Isn't nest wired?

1/19/2019 3:28:08 PM

dtownral
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yes, USB for the cameras and the Nest Hello doorbell connects to the doorbell transformer wiring

1/21/2019 10:11:13 AM

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I bought SimpliSafe package last Thanksgiving. So far so good. But I still need to make some adjustments on the cam. I can't see anything during the night now.

1/21/2019 10:40:11 AM

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Thank God for the home warranty. Our thermostat went bad and we were both too intimidated to replace it ourselves. We are going to have to get over that intimidation really quick. But at least we had the warranty to fall back on and have someone come and fix it. Although, we didn't really know for sure if it was the thermostat so it was good to have someone come out and confirm our thoughts.

1/21/2019 7:38:06 PM

dtownral
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It's pretty hard to mess up if you want to try

1/21/2019 8:02:35 PM

darkone
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My garage door is giving me fits. It's started to not want to open or close. It will start to move and then stop. I put white lithium grease on the screw and it ran silky smooth and quiet for like a day. They the noise picked back up and the movement issues returned. I've got the force knobs maxed out but it's still unreliable. The door spring might be a touch loose but it seems well enough balanced. If you lift the door up to around 3 feet it will slowly start to fall. At 3.5 to 4 feet the door stays put. Maybe its time for a replacement opener. It is almost 18 years old.

1/22/2019 11:47:21 AM

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Any of you guys dealt with truss uplift before? I've started to notice small gaps between my ceilings and crown molding. A number of rooms in my house are developing small hairline cracks between the ceiling and walls, with one across a hallway ceiling. I'm wondering if this is due to truss uplift in my attic or a more serious structural problem. I haven't noticed any doors or windows sticking, and there are no obvious signs of anything like water in my crawlspace or cracks in my foundation.

I moved into the house in June during peak humidity (in Alabama, so like 80-90% humidity in the days), and as of last week, the humidity sensor in my thermostat was reading 30-40%. It's actually been so dry here lately that I've woken up with a sore throat almost every day.

[Edited on February 5, 2019 at 9:49 AM. Reason : ]

2/5/2019 9:38:10 AM

aaronburro
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^^^ There are definitely ways to mess it up, and it's a pretty expensive fuck up if you do manage to do it.

2/5/2019 2:45:51 PM

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i would give it a try, but would call someone in if I had questions.

if the house is fairly new then I wouldn't sweat it, as the included instructions are probably sufficient

2/5/2019 2:57:31 PM

wahoowa
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Not a woe (yet) but has anyone installed solar panels? Im seriously considering it and with the Federal/Duke rebates, and the net metering at retail rate it seems to make a lot of sense.

2/5/2019 11:51:08 PM

rjrumfel
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Every installation I've seen gets about a 9-10 year return on their investment. Depending on where you live, you'll never have a $0 power bill. Grid-tied is the way to go. I'm not sure if NC has their rebates anymore, I think the Duke lobbyists got rid of it.

2/6/2019 10:14:36 AM

darkone
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I finally said fuck it and replaced my garage door opener. It was pretty easy to do.

2/6/2019 2:15:08 PM

afripino
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I finally put up some garage overhead storage racks (2 4'x8' racks). Was a PITA, but holy shit...the franklin professional stud finders are FUCKING AWESOME!!!!

[Edited on February 6, 2019 at 5:14 PM. Reason : racks on racks on racks]

2/6/2019 5:14:16 PM

afripino
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I'm trying to enclose a space outside with an external wall and am having trouble finding a contractor to do it. I'm getting a construction company to come out now to see what can be done. Basically I have 3 exits (kitchen, living room, garage) to the same patio space and I'd like to essentially turn that into a hallway so there is just 1 door to the patio. I've had 4 contractors come out and scratch their heads.

2/7/2019 10:57:51 AM

darkone
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What's there to scratch your head about? You can do anything with enough time and money.

[Edited on February 7, 2019 at 11:40 AM. Reason : can't type]

2/7/2019 11:40:09 AM

sawahash
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So this warm weather is bringing out wasps/hornets (I don't know how to tell the difference). I found a homemade trap to make but these assholes are taking over our back deck. No idea where they are coming from. Any tips of getting rid of them and finding the nest so we can kill them all?

2/8/2019 4:54:14 PM

darkone
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I just buy the murder spray. Tracking down a hornet nest is the worst game of hide and seek ever.

2/9/2019 5:22:37 PM

DonMega
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is there a chance they are under your deck (how open is under your deck)? I kicked a big nest of hornets in an old walnut tree by stuffing a comforter soaked in gasoline in the hole of the trunk (it was a pretty big opening). I got lucky finding the hive, a hornet happened to fly past me as I was walking past the tree and I had been looking for the hive for a couple weeks.

2/9/2019 7:37:47 PM

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