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Postby mac5155 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:39 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.
Good results? Better than a regular personal/residential use rug scrubber?

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:42 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.
Good results? Better than a regular personal/residential use rug scrubber?
Yes, it worked out quite well. I forget which solution we used, which plays a big role, but it did a great job. Made quick work of the entire carpet.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:36 am

Whenever we had our bathroom remodeled, the new sink that was put in has one minor flaw that I am afraid could become major. No matter how much the drain is tightened, a very small amount of water still collects at the very bottom of the sink and does not go down the drain. We can't get it tightened enough for it to be below that water level. Any suggestions? I feel like if we tighten it any more we will crack the sink.

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Postby NTP66 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:56 am

So the drain in the basin itself (not under it) sits proud of the bottom of the basin? Have you disassembled the entire drain, removed all putty, and dry fit it to see how it sits? I’ve never seen that before. I guess it’s possible to use too much plumbers putty, but you’d really gave to torque it down to crack porcelain.

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Postby meow » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:01 am

Yeah I’m not quite understanding the problem. Pic?

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Postby mac5155 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:38 am

My thought was you used too much putty or too thick of a gasket. Other than staining though I don't know if it will be a huge problem.

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Postby NTP66 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:40 am

I can't envision a scenario in which you would use anything other than plumbers putty under the drain. Perhaps it really is as dumb as somebody putting another type of gasket below it.

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Postby mac5155 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:27 pm

So my dad has been trying to sell my grandmother's old house... He's put about 2k into it in painting and new carpet. So this past week the realtor called... The boiler furnace malfunctioned and broke several of the aluminum radiators. Water leaked all over the hardwood floors and carpeting. The place is essentially ruined and he only had fire and theft insurance coverage as it was vacant. Life sucks

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Postby nocera » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:32 am

Yikes. My folks ended up selling my grandparent's house at auction because my grandmother hadn't been living in it for around 3-4 years before she passed. It's unreal how quickly a house deteriorates when left empty. The roof was shot, water damage all over due to the leaking roof, and the house being in a less than desirable neighborhood meant that they would have to put more money in than they'd get out. It auctioned for $5,000. Sad that a house where so many fond memories took place ended up being worth less than a used car.

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Postby mac5155 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 pm

Yeah.. At this point they're hopeful to get 40k for it. They had it listed for 115k before the accident. They had to pull out 2k worth of brand new carpeting among other things.

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