Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thank you for visiting
I have been in the home repair business since 1975.
And have been employed by many top residential service companies in the Kansas City Area.
Skilled Trades Journeyman 30 Years.
Heating and Cooling (H.V.A.C.)
You name it I can do it repair it or install it.
Weekend work welcomed no extra charge.
Small jobs welcomed
One-three day jobs wanted.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Kansas City Home Repair Handyman Service Area
Kansas; Mission, Kansas; Overland Park, Kansas; Prairie Village, Kansas; Shawnee, Kansas;
Shawnee mission Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; lake Quivera, Kansas; Mission Hills, Kansas;
Merriam, Kansas; Prairie Village, Kansas; Roeland Park, Kansas; and all of Johnson county,
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Dryer vent cleaning
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Removing and Replacing drains under residential concrete basement floor
1. Floor is marked and punch point jack hammer tip is used to penetrate concrete.
2. 3" wide chisel tip is used to break away completely around area.
3. Concrete only is removed.
4. Dirt is removed and defective drain is located.
5. Defective drain is removed ready for new schedule 40 piping.
6. Schedule 40 pipe installed.
7. Dirt fill installed with gravel on top of dirt.
8. Toilet reinstalled.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Roof vent leak at the stack
This morning I will be patching a leak at the roof vent for a new customer. (pictured at right)
This is the pipe that sticks out of the roof of your home and is the largest of the roof vents on the roof of the home.
Your plumbing system is vented to the atmosphere to allow waste water to flow to the main sewer at the street or septic tank. Think of this vent as a straw. If you submerge a straw in to a liquid and then hold your finger over the end, when you remove the straw
the liquid will stay in the straw. When you remove your finger the liquid will flow.
All plumbing systems have a vent. There is another type of vent that is used when there is no other option to vent to the atmosphere. This is called inline vent. (Pictured above at left)
I have had customers with slow or non flowing sinks that assume there is a clog.
This is not true, the real reason is that the vent is closed and not venting like a straw.
This usually happens in the colder times of the year when the inline vent is exposed to the colder temperature. The remedy is to plunge with your hand or use a plunger. Sometimes moving the inline vent is the best remedy.
This was a tricky one the roof pitch was 12/12, I positioned my ladder at the gable and crawled out 4’ (I was praying all the way). This was no fun but the work is done.
Also I installed a complete new dryer vent system.
This house is over one hundred years old and has lathe and plaster with no insulation and asbestos siding.
This customer want’s an additional bid to blow insulation.
Utility drain cleaned out
This home is a rental property and the renter uses the garbage disposal as a trash can.
Every bit of food is run down the insink erator. Plus the washing machine drain is putting cat hair and lint from the clothes.
I ran 15’ of cable cleaned out the line job complete.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Installing new floating prefinished faux wood floor
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Installing new water service line.
Looking North from water meter to Murdock hydrant 75'
Looking West water line to run 65' West from Mudock hydrant (Before)
Hand dug hole looking for 4" main gas line.
Looking in to meter hole at city supplied water meter
Looking into hand dug hole at orange 4" main gas line.
Main cutoff valve in home.
Job Completed 12.20.07
I want to thank Karl at K.B. Complete Plumbing Heating & Cooling, also Jerry at service supply. These two companies gave advice for this project and also donated materials or sold materials at cost. Thank you.