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I guess my question is, what defines a riser. I...

I guess my question is, what defines a riser. I have three actual stair treads, plus a step up from the highest stair tread to the deck surface. The lowest step is almost at ground level, or at...
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Deck stair standards

So I have a new deck almost complete for a friend of mine. I am currently working on a set of stairs that I did not think would need a railing, I would like your opinion. Standards that the...
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Thanks guys, I was thinking of upgrading three of...

Thanks guys, I was thinking of upgrading three of the piers closest to the house to 12 inches due to the soil located there, it seems quite loose, the others are very solid on the bottom, it is just...
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Deck footers

I am well into digging 10 pier holes to support a 16 X 16 foot deck. The holes must be dug to 48 inches in this area. I will be using 48 inch tubes filled with concrete to support the deck. My...
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Snowblower fix

I have a snowblower that broke a shear pin on one of the augers, but the middle part of the bolt is rusted into the axle. I am in the process of taking the augers and axle out to better get acess...
01-11-09, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Last night I cut the hose...

Thanks for the advice. Last night I cut the hose to the switch roughly in half since it was so long it was drooping, it is now downhill all the way back to the inducer.

Most of your other...
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Funny you should say that, I told her the next...

Funny you should say that, I told her the next time it goes off to call 911, and him, whatever time it goes off.

Thanks,

Eric
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The car is not parked in the garage, landlord...

The car is not parked in the garage, landlord says it cannot be parked there due to the stove being in the garage. I guess what I am trying to ascertain is this, should this type of setup ever...
01-11-09, 08:40 AM
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I have had very good luck just pouring some...

I have had very good luck just pouring some baking soda down the drain with a funnel, followed by vinegar, and chasing it all once the bubbling stops with hot water.
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CO detector going off

My girlfriend rents a house that has a coal fired forced air furnace located in the garage. During periods of high heating demand her CO detectors go off. The landlord has been notified that...
01-10-09, 09:30 PM
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It is PVC for the vent pipe. If it helps it is a...

It is PVC for the vent pipe. If it helps it is a GMPN080-4 with a date of April 1997.

Thanks,

Eric
01-10-09, 06:56 PM
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The manual just staets that if the pressure...

The manual just staets that if the pressure switch fails to close you get three blinks. Moving the tubing to the switch both times has allowed the furnace to restart. I'll check the opening in the...
01-10-09, 05:47 PM
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Goodman vent pressure switch failure

The other day my furnace failed to come on sometime during the night. 3 blinks from the status light led me to check the line to the pressure sensor, as well as replace the filter. Furnace worked...
04-15-08, 07:56 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I ripped into the...

Thanks for the replies. I ripped into the drywall and found the junction to the two lights yesterday. Thanks to an old photograph before I finished a room in my house I was able to locate the...
04-13-08, 08:34 PM
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Actually, you cannot see it but there is an GFCI...

Actually, you cannot see it but there is an GFCI outlet I put in right next to the front porch about 4 feet from where I took the picture, there is also another light just above where I dug out on...
04-13-08, 07:49 PM
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Pictures, yes, always helpful. Here is a link,...

Pictures, yes, always helpful. Here is a link, which I hope works
You can see the line coming out of the foundation to the right, about an inch below the normal grade, it then goes right under where...
04-13-08, 07:06 PM
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So you can splice underground, that is great. I...

So you can splice underground, that is great. I will double check with the town code enforcer that it is OK in their books. So I assume that since I am redoing the line, I will need to bury 18...
04-13-08, 04:59 PM
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Landscape light

I have a light on a post in my landscaping. I just came across the electrical wire to it right in the way of a new retaining wall I am excavating for, and only an inch below ground level. There is...
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The house is already sold, this is just the...

The house is already sold, this is just the repairs needed to bring it up to code so we can close. Spending god knows how much to replace a power vent gas water heater just makes no sense since we...
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Rant on plumbing issue

So, my GF just sold her house, and the inspector wrote up a code violation due to the hot water T&P valve exiting into the same standpipe as the washer. There is no floor drain in the laundry room,...
05-28-07, 08:38 PM
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Southern Virginia pest(s) question

I am one of those dreaded NY'ers that will soon be making a move to the south, specifically the Roanoke area. What I am looking for is some advice on any pests in that area such as termites. I am...
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I didn't get off easy at all, there is a lot of...

I didn't get off easy at all, there is a lot of oil between the oil pan and tranny, I am hoping it is coming from the back of the valve cover(which is leaking), but not holding my breath. A rear main...
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2000 Cherokee oil leak

I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee with the 4.0L motor. Been losing oil all winter and finally started to tear it down to fix. I have oil 0on the ground of course, as well as all over the back of the...
12-10-06, 04:28 PM
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Replacing washing machine shutoff valves

I want to replace the two shutoffs for my washing machine since they leak through the stems. I have never soldered before. The question is, do I just cut off the existing shutoffs and go with a...
11-20-06, 06:38 PM
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Posted By ebishop

Transfer switch install

I asked a couple weeks back about running a furnace from a generator. It seemed the only correct way of doing it was via a transfer switch. Since then, I bought my parents a generator. My father...
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