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If today's teenager stop playing video game and...

If today's teenager stop playing video game and stop watch TV, I am pretty sure they have enough time on their hand to hack the electronics and turn a regular car into a super car.:D

With today's...
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I looked at the different RVs. I don't like them,...

I looked at the different RVs. I don't like them, too heavy. I like to go off road. I will have to built my own in few years. I will worry about this later. I don't see many posts on this website...
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I see. I am giving everybody a good laugh. Well,...

I see. I am giving everybody a good laugh. Well, at least I am giving something back to the community.:D

Just a thought. Indenpedent Day on 4th July should also be DIY Day because DIY people are...
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I heard old cars can not go on highway because...

I heard old cars can not go on highway because they will break down on highway. Is that true?
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I do realized DIY save a lot of money. I also...

I do realized DIY save a lot of money. I also like the feeling of knowing what is going on so that I don't panic and don't get rid off. As I get older and I started to realized a lot of things being...
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any DIY friendly truck and RV

I am working at a local community college. So I can take free automotive classes. I am thinking about RV traveling after retirement. I want to learn fix my own RV or truck slide in RV. I am a...
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steam heating system not working

I have a steam heating system with 4 radiators on the 2nd floor. Boiler is in the basement.
I replaced a oil boiler with gas boiler.


now 1 of the radiators is not working properly. Sometimes it...
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is motorcycle repair doable for 1 person

I am thinking about learning to ride a commuter motorcycle or scooter. I think I can save money on motorcycle long term because I can learn to do all motorcycle repair myself. I was trained in...
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suzuki grand vitara headlight

I just look at a low beam headlight of a Suzuki Grand Vitara. The connector has a toothpaste-like material on the copper contacts. What is this toothpaste-like material and what is its function?
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old paint

I got an old paint in the can, about 4 years old. Inside the can, there are 2 layer of fluid, Upper layer is a clear fluid, bottom layer is the white paint. Is the paint still good?
06-30-11, 07:05 PM
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3rd coat premix joint compound

The first coat joint compound was setting type the 2nd coat is premix joint compound. The 2nd coat was applied about 7 hours ago. I will not able to work on this patch for next 3 days. My plastering...
06-29-11, 05:22 PM
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where are the good locations for drain clean out...

where are the good locations for drain clean out cap?
06-29-11, 01:57 PM
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I was not able to use shim because I was not able...

I was not able to use shim because I was not able to remove existing screw on the old Sheetrock. Sheet rock is the same thickness, 1/2". It is the wood support for the new patch that is causing new...
06-26-11, 09:06 PM
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uneven sheetrock seams

I am patching a ceiling, 1 piece of sheetrock is about 1/8 lower than another sheetrock. How should I patch this seam?
06-26-11, 12:31 PM
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sheetrock repair near vibration area

I installed a bathroom exhaust fan and ready to close up the ceiling. Will the vibration cause the sheetrock seams (near the exhaust fan) to crack, if I use pre-mix joint compound and mesh tape? Any...
06-26-11, 02:20 AM
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Here is the complete info. This house has a...

Here is the complete info.
This house has a black water drain and gray water drain. Black water go to septic tank and gray water go to garden. This is rural area. This house's drain pipe was...
06-24-11, 03:19 PM
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diagonal vent

I have a toilet on the first floor but in the crawl space the toilet drain doesn't have a drain vent. I am thinking about put in a drain vent that runs diagonal about 20 feet to the main vent pipe....
06-24-11, 03:04 PM
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main drain pipe size

I have a 50 feet horizontal main drain pipe. A laundry machine, a kitchen sink with a dishwasher, 2 showers, 1 bathtub, and 2 bathroom sinks will be connected to the main drain. How big should the...
06-24-11, 02:59 PM
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does short drain pipe need vent?

A single story, single family home with drain pipe in the crawl space. I have a main horizontal drain pipe about 30 feet. At the beginning of the main drain, a kitchen sink's P-trap with a drain vent...
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I know it is not code compliant. Somebody else...

I know it is not code compliant. Somebody else wire from the switch to the machine years ago. I am just replacing the old machines with new machine. I just realized I posted this message in wrong...
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Nutone bathroom exhaust fan

I just install Nutone 765HFL ceiling bathroom exhaust fan. It has 3 separate switches to control light, exhaust fan and heater. Two romex going from from switch to the machine. Both black and white...
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My coolant was changed about 3 month ago at a...

My coolant was changed about 3 month ago at a local vocational high school. Old coolant was red, the new coolant is yellow. Is this information helpful?
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99 RAV4 Coolant Reservoir debris

I saw some debris at the bottom of the coolant reservoir. These debris seems to plug up the bottom hole to the radiator. How do I get these debris out?
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auto transmission fluid color

My transmission fluid is brownish. some people say this brownish color is normal because red dye break down over time. Some say brownish color is bad because it shows that the fluid is burned. Which...
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I went to another mechanic. He say it is leaking...

I went to another mechanic. He say it is leaking from oil pan seal. Is it easy to confused oil pan seal leak with oil pump seal leak?
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