So, I'm getting ready to put my house on the market to sell. I've been putting off a few things that need to be fixed for the last few years-I'll never put stuff off again, it's so stupid to fix it for someone else to enjoy!
Anyways, a few years ago I had to have one of the valves in my shower replaced and to get to it they had to cut into the back of a closet. For some reason plumbers don't seem to be very concerned about the size and shape of the hole they leave behind! So, I had a big gaping hole about 25X25 that needed to be fixed.
I went down to home depot and the guys told me what to get and how to do it, so I fixed the hole all by myself! I cut out the dry wall, got it in place, did the joint compound and got it all painted! It looks great! If you look closely, you can tell but it's in a closet and not really noticable so I'm happy!
Secondly, I have 4 sliding glass doors in my sunroom. I use one all the time to let the dogs in and out, so needless to say those wheels were going bad. The door has been very hard to open and shut for about the last 5 months. You really had to lift up on the door to move it since the wheels were no longer working
I tried in vain for a few months having friends over and trying to lift it over the track, but we couldn't get it to clear and you couldn't get a knife or anything under it to lift the wheels-not sure if that would have worked anyways. So this weekend I looked online to see if anyone had any tricks and found a site that said if the stationary door was to the outside of the sliding door, then the easiest way is to remove the stationary door.
They gave some basics of how to do it. So I tried it, not really thinking it would work. I didn't have anyone with me to help so when I actually managed to get the stationary door to move away from the wall I didn't want to stop! Unbelievably I managed to get both doors out and back in (which took several times since I wasn't really sure how to put it all together!) without breaking either of them! Granted about the 5th or 6th time of lifting the doors I really started to notice how HEAVY they are
Now I again have a door that I can move back and forth with a finger or 2!!!!! It is all nice and properly balanced and leveled and all that good stuff also!
Now I just have a small hole in the pipe going up to the anti-syphon valve in my sprinkler system to fix
A couple guys I work with gave me some ideas on how to fix it, I just need to decide if I want to do it correctly which involves cutting the pipe, getting something to thread some pipes, getting a coupler and putting it all back together. OR just patching it?????