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Postby meow » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:03 am

The arm for a pop-up ball drain stop eroded away into nothing. This is going to be a major PIA because none of these "universal" replacements are going to fit, isn't it?

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:21 am

The arm for a pop-up ball drain stop eroded away into nothing. This is going to be a major PIA because none of these "universal" replacements are going to fit, isn't it?
I've used one that Home Depot sells in the past that worked fine. It's a cheap test, even if it doesn't work.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:45 pm

My pop up tub drain slowly leaks, and I haven't been able to figure out how to adjust it. I mean, I CAN adjust it, but, it doesn't completely seal it up.

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Postby meow » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:59 pm

If it sits tight, you probably have a bad gasket

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Postby Willie Kool » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Those gaskets aren't built for **** stomping...

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:21 pm

That's why you gotta double up on the gaskets, WK. Freakin amateur.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:22 pm

Those gaskets aren't built for **** stomping...
:D :D :D :D :D

This is the kid's tub.......

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:44 am

Wait, was meow a shower shitter?

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:50 am

I thought that's how everyone down south relieved themselves?

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:58 am

Maybe knucklehead goaltenders in the CLT.... :lol:

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Postby meow » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:09 am

How dare you allude to me doing that. HOW DARE YOU

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Postby NTP66 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:10 pm

Woke up to no heat. My BIL was unavailable, so I bit the bullet and called for service. $250 **** dollars later, he diagnosed the issue, but didn't have a part on the truck. Rather than spend another $265 on the install and replacement, I bought the $45 switch on eBay and will be installing it next week. The service fee plus OT is still pissing me off hours later, and now I wish I had just waited until my BIL was available.

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Postby mac5155 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:50 pm

If a tree with roots on my property falls on my neighbors property and takes out their overhead electrical lines am I responsible? I have a tree leaning bad and not sure if I should take care if it now or later.

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Postby blackjack68 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:58 pm

In New Jersey, your property is your property.

If my tree falls on my neighbor’s fence, it’s their problem...technically.

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Postby meow » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:08 pm

Yeah, if you’re an dadhole

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Postby blackjack68 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:10 pm

That’s why I said “technically.”

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Postby mac5155 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:39 pm

I'll clean up the tree. They're on their own for the wires.

I'm fine with that outcome?

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Postby blackjack68 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:48 pm

The power company should take care of removing the lines from the tree although they may not reattach to the house.

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Postby dodint » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:50 pm

IANAL

You have the duty to inspect the tree (which you have), and insure the tree is safe.

If it falls you've created a nusiance that is encroaching on your neighbors property and are liable for the damages because you breached the above duties.

Perhaps call the utility company, they may remove it for you as a premptive effort.

This is not legal advice.

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Postby NTP66 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:51 pm

IANAL

You have the duty to inspect the tree (which you have), and insure the tree is safe.

If it falls you've created a nusiance that is encroaching on your neighbors property and are liable for the damages because you breached the above duties.

Perhaps call the utility company, they may remove it for you as a premptive effort.

This is not legal advice.
I know of two people in my area who had to pay for repairs to neighboring property because their trees fell on the neighbor’s fence/shed. Personally, I’d have it removed. Dodint’s point about calling the utility company to take care of it preemptively is a great one, IMO.

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Postby dodint » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:23 pm

Our Latrobe house has high powered transmission lines that run over a portion of the property. We have a tree that is about 20 feet high. There is a gap of about 60 feet to the overhead lines. West Penn Power sent us an unsolicited letter notifying us that they will be by to remove the tree sometime in the next two years. They take the stuff seriously, usually.

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:09 am

Thanks everyone. I found a 'report a tree problem' form on First Energy's website, so I filled that out. We'll see what they say. I'm sure it's nothing and the tree isn't going anywhere soon, but it looks like it could.

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Postby mac5155 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 pm

Has anyone rented one of those carpet cleaners from Home Depot/Lowes?

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:36 pm

Has anyone rented one of those carpet cleaners from Home Depot/Lowes?
Not from HD, but I have rented one from my grocery store in the past.

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