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Question add motor stop capability to older Briggs&Stratton motor

Hi,
I have an older B&S 7 or 8 hp NON OHV engine. This thing is old and I'm surprised it still runs but it does. I'd like to add a stop (short?) wire to it to stop the engine instead of choking it...
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Turn off outside led on kitchenaid dishwasher

Is there a way to turn off the outside led on a newer kitchenaid dishwasher model #kdte234gpso? The white complete light is very bright and disturbing at night. I couldn't find anything online or on...
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Ok. That makes sense. The gravel was probably...

Ok. That makes sense. The gravel was probably put down 35 or more years ago. Iím assuming itís pretty well worked into tge dirt and wonít be fun getting it out. 🙁
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crack in basement wall -- diverting rainwater

Title may be inaccurate. WE noticed horizontal crack several feet long and not very in the drywall next to an exterior/poured foundation wall. There are large yew bushes planted just a couple of feet...
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dishwasher recommendations?

We're looking to buy a new dishwasher in the $400-$700ish range. Are there any recommendations for one to buy or more importantly, what not to buy? They all seem to be about the same in terms of...
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refurb current garage door or buy new

My 24x24 garage doubles as a wood shop. I (try to) use it throughout the year. It gets mighty cold during Jan. and Feb. and hot during the summer. The door is a single segmented double car door, and...
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The wall isn't leaking, so far, that we know of....

The wall isn't leaking, so far, that we know of. My wife was concerned about the crack. We probably won't get the big bucks, slick willie fix. The salesman (that's what he was) was insistent about...
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The wall in question is the far wall which...

The wall in question is the far wall which extends into the basement going left.
The proposed solution is to drill holes thru the concrete every 6-7 feet, attach rods to plates in the ground, and...
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I omitted some information. The poured concrete...

I omitted some information. The poured concrete foundation extends out of the house to a walk up basement. It appears that the entire foundation was poured as a monolithic structure. They also...
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horizontal crack in basement drywall

Like the title says a horizontal crack appeared about 6' up from the floor in the drywall. The foundation and basement walls are poured concrete. The crack appeared about 2 months ago and is ~3'...
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(climbing step stool) "...no, I'm sure the...

(climbing step stool)
"...no, I'm sure the wires from the house are connected.... no, they have to be connected, .... they couldn't possibly be not be connected.
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what? Ah, crxxx, one is...
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ceiling fan light doesn't work after rehanging the same fan

Hi -- I removed our ceiling fan/light combo which was working for some ceiling work. After rehanging the fan works but the light doesn't. I figured the fixture got knocked around and broke during...
10-16-19, 11:11 AM
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Question Thrasher for basement work?

Hi,
We need to have some basement leak issues addressed. One company I contacted, Thrasher, is nationwide (or at least midwest regional). They sent a many page glossy book about their work and...
07-25-19, 10:35 AM
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post master vs. round vs pt fence posts

I've talked to 2 fence contractors.

#1. Swears by post master, best thing since sliced bread. If not post master then round posts.

#2. Says that post masters can go wonky if they're not...
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Pilot Dane -- Yeah my wife has been hinting at a...

Pilot Dane -- Yeah my wife has been hinting at a hot tub for awhile. The area does require maintenance.

Marq1 - The railing used to be on top of the wall. The connections you see are left over...
07-08-19, 08:35 AM
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Fleck 5600 set correctly?

Ok -- Continuing from my previous post. We got a new Fleck 5600 Econominder head. My wife doesn't think it's generating (enough??) soft water yet.
It's just finishing a manual regeneration - that...
07-08-19, 08:21 AM
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Turns out we got the plumber out. The piston was...

Turns out we got the plumber out. The piston was froze and the motor stripped several (yeah multiple) gears. So we got a new head. (it's only money :( sigh) )
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what to do with walkup area

Here are pics of our relatively useless walkup. Yeah the flowers are nice (now) but that's about it. The slab needs power washing 2x/yr. to get rid of the mildew since the upper deck shades it so...
06-24-19, 02:10 PM
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fleck 5600 econominder head problem

We have a Fleck 5600 econominder head. The electricity went off for about 5 hours the other day. I reset the time without an issue. Now after several days the window has shown brine position without...
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sliding patio door construction

We now have an 'odd ball' sliding patio door due to house settling (expanding?? :) ).
I'm an experienced woodworker and was wondering why not make my own sliding door with a customized height? I...
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I'd use the #1 for decking where the boards are...

I'd use the #1 for decking where the boards are going to be seen. #2 is fine for joists. If the #2 is for deck boards look at them. Talk your contractor and ask him why you didn't get the #1s? If...
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Question double oven recommendations?

We're in the market for a 27" double wall oven. Any recommendations on what to buy or avoid? We have a Kitchenaid now which needs a new control panel assembly and board which are difficult if not...
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acceptable slope for concrete slab in garage floor

The sloping concrete slab for our 8' garage addition is driving me crazy. Tools on rollers freely roll down the floor unless you block the wheels. The floor slopes about .875" over 4' or about 1.015...
12-26-18, 09:28 AM
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I have thought of all possible things that could...

I have thought of all possible things that could go south on this effort. Screw removal on top and bottom, stuck handle, bending plates, removing valve and seal.... and of course the opposite getting...
12-13-18, 06:37 AM
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I'm a noob --- I want a seal kit ?? for the fleck...

I'm a noob --- I want a seal kit ?? for the fleck bypass valve right? Didn't want to get the wrong thing, Thanks for the help !!
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