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Suspect a chimney leak - would appreciate advice

Background first:

House is 40 years old. We have 2 fireplaces - one on main level and one in finished basement. Both have gas logs, but neither has been used for over 5 years because most of the...
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Norm, Never thought of that because I did not...

Norm, Never thought of that because I did not know you could do that. Would I look for a roofer or someone else for that service?
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Norm, The length of gutter I need is only 12'...

Norm, The length of gutter I need is only 12' 9" - just seems like it would be easy to install a single piece of that length and look better to boot. If I screw it up getting it home, I may be...
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Thank you for all the great suggestions. I...

Thank you for all the great suggestions. I believe I am going to use a hybrid of some of the suggestions - fixing my extension ladder on the roof racks, cutting the portion of gutter I don't need to...
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How to transport 16' gutter on top of SUV?

So I am going to add some gutters on my wife's she shed. I need a 12' 9" foot span and don't want to splice two different sections together from 10' lengths as I think the one continuous piece will...
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Drained fuel line and carb bowl, emptied gas tank...

Drained fuel line and carb bowl, emptied gas tank and dried it best I could with clean rag, made sure vent holes on gas cap were open, and put fresh gas in it. It ran fine without stalling or...
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No black smoke of any kind when running, no...

No black smoke of any kind when running, no sputtering or knocking, just sounds like it's running out of gas before reving back up again. I usually run the tank empty and leave it that way over the...
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Honda lawn mower running poorly

Mower is about 4 years old, always garaged.

When we went to cut the grass the other day for the first time this spring, the mower started right up, ran ok for a minute or so, then starting...
11-16-19, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Spock

marksr, I went with this: RTG Outdoor...

marksr,

I went with this:

RTG Outdoor Wood Furniture Varnish from Atlantic Boat Supply Company - a water based polyurethane that was super easy to apply and dried clear and hard. I put on 4...
11-15-19, 06:45 PM
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Varnished the sign, added trim to top and sides,...

Varnished the sign, added trim to top and sides, re-purposed cool old sign into a bench back rest. Thanks all for the suggestions.
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PJ max - Thank you - I do genuinely appreciate...

PJ max - Thank you - I do genuinely appreciate all of your help, both with the suggestion for a fix and for your assistance in taking care of my photo issue.

Here are a few (smaller) pics of light...
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PJmax, Did as you suggested and purchased a...

PJmax, Did as you suggested and purchased a sheet of 30% translucent plexiglass from HD. Used the prior opaque sides as templates and cut the new ones with a jigsaw using a fine toothed steel blade...
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PJmax, Great idea - I believe I will look into...

PJmax, Great idea - I believe I will look into that. Thank you.

manden, The top cover was indeed vented, but that still does not discount your theory. I just think it is interesting that given...
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Thanks folks for all of the replies. I guess...

Thanks folks for all of the replies. I guess we'll go with the theory that the lights were retro fitted with the opaque sides and the bulb socket inside is just a remnant of the way it was at some...
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PJ, Hmm . . never thought of that. Seems like a...

PJ, Hmm . . never thought of that. Seems like a lot of trouble to retro-fit a bunch of lights so that they would not light up, but I suppose that is possible. Really doesn't make a lot of sense...
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Here is the outside and inside. The particleboard...

Here is the outside and inside. The particleboard like material or thick paper is permanently fused to the panels with the numbers on them and cannot be separated. It probably looks like rusted or...
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joed, For some reason I am unable to upload pics...

joed, For some reason I am unable to upload pics despite being able to in the past- I will keep trying.
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This one has me stumped - help appreciated.

So I picked up this old store fixture that was probably used in some kind of department store check out aisle. I assume when lit up it probably signaled to the customer that the line was open. I...
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aka pedro, Please explain such a process in...

aka pedro, Please explain such a process in detail - I am all ears, or eyes, I should say. The cut I was hoping to make is 24 inches in length. On a 4 ft long 4 X 4, at the half way point, or 24...
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How to diagonally cut 4" X 4"

I have a 10" table saw and a standard circular saw. Is there a way to make a diagonal cut in a 4 X 4 without having to turn it over and trying to line it up for the remaining wood cut?
10-20-19, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Spock

Marq1, You know, ultimately you are...

Marq1,

You know, ultimately you are exactly right. However, I can't help but wonder how this old sign, which is probably at least 40- 50 years old and has been living outside in Pennsylvania,...
10-20-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Spock

Would I find such a thing at a big box store like...

Would I find such a thing at a big box store like HD, and, how is it attached to the edge - glue, nails, screws or something else?
10-20-19, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Spock

manden, Tell me more. The plywood sign is 1/2...

manden, Tell me more. The plywood sign is 1/2 inch thick and rectangular at 2 ft by 4 ft.
10-20-19, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Spock

How best to weatherproof vintage outdoor plywood sign?

I picked up a really cool outdoor vintage hand painted plywood sign (2' X 4') that I am going to use as a back rest on an outdoor bench I am making. I do not know whether the graphics on the sign...
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Posted By Spock

Ended up removing rim joists and cutting them...

Ended up removing rim joists and cutting them down an inch all around. Was a real pain but it worked well. Thanks for the advice.

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