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On my dearly departed 1988 Tercel (retired at...

On my dearly departed 1988 Tercel (retired at 250k mi after 19 years of faithful service) the manual trans fill plug served also as the means of checking the fluid level. Remove the plug with a 3/8...
01-20-09, 12:01 PM
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NM cable (romex) in EMT (conduit) allowed?

Would like information on potentially adding receptacles to an unfinished basement. 1/2" EMT condiut would be run from existing lighting boxes to the new metal receptacle boxes. May NM cable (14-2...
09-12-08, 11:37 AM
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consider the first floor wall cavities

Is there a possibility of water intrusion somewhere in the first floor wall cavities - due to a roofing, plumbing or siding / flashing leak? Mold in the first floor walls may be detectable as odor...
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Well, this is turning into more of a blog than a...

Well, this is turning into more of a blog than a forum post, but I used a stiff scrub brush and a 1:3 bleach:water solution to scrub down the polymeric sand. Worked immediately and effectively...
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self reply

this link from the paver institute indicates bleach and a stiff bristled brush may be a good starting point. I will try it and report back on how it goes.
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black staining on paver walkway sand

The paver walkway I constructed last year has black algae or something staining about 30% of the sand lines between the paver bricks - all in one area of the walk. I used concrete pavers and...
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can plunging toilet cause leakage at wax seal?

We have a toilet that requres plunging on a regular basis. It is installed using a standard thickness wax seal with a polyethelene flange on a closet flange set at floor height (bottom of flange...
11-06-07, 11:43 AM
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fernco coupling allowed in intake PVC for hi eff furnace?

in order to remove the intake PVC from the intake air manifold on this high eff condensing furnace, I may need separate the PVC piping. Is it permissible or advisable to re-attach the cut portion of...
11-06-07, 09:43 AM
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good point

an excellent point, but we have yet to fire it up for heat this year - except for test and maintenence. Cleared drain lines, cleaned inducer and main blower and flushed out condensate collector and...
11-05-07, 04:33 PM
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carrier furnace 58mxa cleaning

performing yearly maintenence per service instructions on Carrier furnace 58MXA and would like to know how often burners and HX need to be cleaned.

I have inspected the flame via the viewing port...
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check with the manufacturer or distributor - some...

check with the manufacturer or distributor - some have add-on tiling flanges that are designed to work with certain models. This was the case with some of the MAAX tubs. The add on tiling flange is...
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thanks!

just foot traffic on this one. I'll wail away with my 10 lb hand tamper on the base saving money on both power compactor rental and gym membership.

thanks for the response - I'll let you all...
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by-hand compaction of paver base

concrete paver project 50 sq ft, would like to use a hand powered tamper to compact the paver base prior to screeding the sand and setting the pavers. Will this result in settling, shifting or an...
06-07-07, 12:00 PM
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how far north can termites live

What regions of the country are generally off limits to termites due to temperature / dryness?
06-05-07, 04:04 PM
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UPDATE: will be having a pro stop out to...

UPDATE:

will be having a pro stop out to spray perimeter, RR ties and wood to attempt to head off any further problems - it will be a contract with garauntee. Also quoted haul away of the wood...
05-31-07, 04:38 PM
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Thanks for the info - good stuff. After...

Thanks for the info - good stuff. After repairing the leaks and replacing the wood, I have used a carpenter ant spray applied around the foundation, and a bait, also applied around the foundation. ...
05-30-07, 12:04 PM
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recommended distance - wood pile to house

I have done some recent gutter / fascia / soffit repair in a bid to evict carpenter ants and replace rotten wood. In a desire to further reduce the risk of infestation I would like to know how far...
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I would solder the cu supplies to the brass...

I would solder the cu supplies to the brass casting. Seems to me the most sound and proper connection method. The problem will be getting enough heat to the casting without also torching the house....
04-21-07, 02:57 PM
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How to mulch around trees

I have three ash trees that currently have grass around them. I want to put mulch beds around them to help retain moisture. How do I determine the size of the beds?
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Hey, that sounds pretty good. I'll play around...

Hey, that sounds pretty good. I'll play around with some cardboard and see if I can get the patterns straight. Making the roof jack (that's what we're calling the flashing, right?) myself has the...
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update

just an update in case anyone else is working on a similar project.

I was a bit confused in that the nominal flue diameter is the diameter that actually flows gas (inner pipe). The of the...
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Flashing fireplace chimney flue

I have a 12" diameter chimney flue through rough decking. I am looking for a pre-fab flashing that fit over this flue pipe and fastens to the roof deck. I checked the big box and found Supervent...
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I've seen a picture of an access panel like this...

I've seen a picture of an access panel like this somewhere - if I coul only remember where. They framed in a flush panel. Both the panel and surrounding area was tiled; the panel was sized such...
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replacing portion of roof

I will be re-flashing a chimney and consequently will need to replace a portion of the surrounding shingles. What is the procedure for properly weaving new shingles into old? I will need to remove...
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Tightening the bolts bit by bit in a criss-cross...

Tightening the bolts bit by bit in a criss-cross pattern may help to more symmetrically seal the bolt gaskets and the tank to bowl gasket. If one of the bolts is tightened too much prior to...
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