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Happy 2015

Post by petegee77 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:15 pm

Happy New Year everyone. Hope 2015 is filled with good healthy and wonderful surprises. Be safe out there.
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Post by twomanymontes » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:52 pm

Happy New year Guys!!!! Have a great day!
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Post by petegee77 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:11 am

It's official ! Happy New Year. Just stayed home , watched the ball drop and listened to Lady Gaga sing with Tony Bennet. Great way to start the year. All the best.
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Post by battmann » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:25 am

Happy new year. I went to bed at 8pm. I'm old.

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Post by thedukejag » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:31 am

Happy New Year Keep Safe Everyone....
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Post by petegee77 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:37 am

battmann wrote:Happy new year. I went to bed at 8pm. I'm old.
Happy New Year Clint. Just left the shop. Matt's working on the car now, really coming along.
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Post by twomanymontes » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:04 pm

battmann wrote:Happy new year. I went to bed at 8pm. I'm old.
LOL! I didn't make it either. I'm older than you
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Post by twomanymontes » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:05 pm

thedukejag wrote:Happy New Year Keep Safe Everyone....
Same to you Rick, Hope to see you out a bit more this year!
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Post by petegee77 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:31 am

twomanymontes wrote:
battmann wrote:Happy new year. I went to bed at 8pm. I'm old.
LOL! I didn't make it either. I'm older than you
Ha ! I'm older than all of you and I made it ; just barely but I did. It was touch and go for awhile but I got that second wind around 11:35. lol
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Post by twomanymontes » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:22 pm

Oh look at the old guy rubbing it in!!! LMAO!!!!
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Post by petegee77 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:54 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Oh look at the old guy rubbing it in!!! LMAO!!!!
I's be as old as dirt ...... and feel that way most days.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:09 am

Well, so far my year has started off on the wrong foot. Friday morning 1st car was a come back, that set the mood for the day. And tonight it just got worse. I noticed the sump pump was running all the time. It's raining so I didn't think too much of it. Till I got home from the garage and found water seeping out from under the pump lid. The pump couldn't keep up, so I helped it by bailing. once I managed to get the level down a bit I could see water flowing on the outside of the drain pipe. The pipe must have collapsed outside and was just pumping the water back into the house. Then Matt tells me we have water coming in on the other side of the basement. There is a crack in the wall that has been there for years and NOW it decides to leak!

MacGyver would have been proud of me! I took a hacksaw and cut the pipe outside, then I used Matt's old soccer net frame to use as piping to get the water away from the house. Once problem temporarily fixed. Next I pulled the insulation away and tried to caulk up the crack, but the water was flowing in too fast. Only thing I can do is try to contain the water. I used a few sponges to wick the water away from the wall and drip into the bucket. Hopefully, Tomorrow I can get the crack dried and put some sealer into it then spray some flex seal over that until I can afford to have the wall fixed properly with the income tax money.

Well its ten after 1, I got to check the bucket and then try to get some sleep
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Re: Happy 2015

Post by petegee77 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:59 am

I was wondering why you were posting so very early this morning. Now I know.
Sorry to hear about the water woes. You made me run to our basement and check it out since it has some seeping areas . So far so good. We've had a lot of water the last 2 days. Sounds like you have it under control for now. It's so much fun owning a house isn't it ?
They've got so many different things now a days to help with that. We bought some waterproofing paint that we'll start to use now that it's the boring time of year. The winter project. Good luck Dave.
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Re: Happy 2015

Post by battmann » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:16 am

Sorry to hear about your water troubles Dave. So your drain pipe outside needs to be dug up an replaced? That sucks but at least it's something you can fix yourself to save money. I think you could use hydraulic cement to fill in that crack. I'm pretty sure you can use that when the wall is still wet. My neighbor did something like that in his basement last spring when we had all that rain.
There's also this cool product called Xypex that fills in cracks in masonry & concrete. It works best when the wall or floor is wet. The product reacts with the water in the wall or floor and makes crystals which fills the cracks. I've seen this stuff work on projects I've been on. Not sure if they sell it in stores though. It might be an order only product unfortunately.

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Re: Happy 2015

Post by petegee77 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:46 pm

That Xypex sounds like a great product Clint. I'm keeping that in mind too.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:52 pm

I wish I could say I have it under control. Still has a small trickle.

Clint, I bought a bucket of that hydraulic cement and tried to seal it up. slowed it down, but hasn't completely sealed. Never heard of that Xypex stuff.

It's finally drying up out side so I hope there will be less water coming in and I can try to seal it again.

Pete, yeah, I try to be passed out at 1 in the morning.
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Re: Happy 2015

Post by petegee77 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:43 pm

Glad to hear that the situations improved. That Xypex that Clint mentioned might just be worth a shot.
Only actual flood we had here was 2 solid inches over the entire basement after returning from Vegas a few years back. Sewer backed up and the sump pump decided to die on us at the same time. Since then Ro has been limited in her use of the garbage disposal . That's what plugged the sewer.
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:46 pm

Well so far no leaks, But I talked with a customer at the shop that does foundation repairs. Basically he said it will leak again. What I need to do is drill a hole in the crack, then install and seal a tube from the hole to the drain tile under the concrete floor. That way it will be a permanent repair. I just hope my repair will hold till warmer weather.
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Re: Happy 2015

Post by petegee77 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:45 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Well so far no leaks, But I talked with a customer at the shop that does foundation repairs. Basically he said it will leak again. What I need to do is drill a hole in the crack, then install and seal a tube from the hole to the drain tile under the concrete floor. That way it will be a permanent repair. I just hope my repair will hold till warmer weather.
Drill a hole in the crack ? Gosh that sounds worse. I'm praying that the temp repair holds till spring.
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Re: Happy 2015

Post by twomanymontes » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:35 pm

I guess it's just a relief drain. That way the water pressure won't build up and start leaking else where. So far so good, its been pretty dry
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