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Santa came early for my wife. Picked up the metro...

Santa came early for my wife. Picked up the metro on Friday. She was able to take a little scoot around the block on sunday. Giant frozen grin when she got back. I think she likes it.
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You guys couldnt be more right. I went and bought...

You guys couldnt be more right. I went and bought the beige metro. Happy wife = happy life.
Now, can someone explain how a $2500 scooter cost nearly 4k out the door? Sheesh, probably doesn't seem so...
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Metro vs Vino

My wife wants one of the little retro scooters from Honda, the metro. 2021 in beige. I found some old stock Yamaha Vino scooters a little drive away. They have a red vino.

So:
2021 beige Honda...
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Storing chest freezer

We finally got an upright freezer and so I have the old chest freezer. Its not very big, 7 sq feet I think. Anyway I don't want to get rid of it but storing it seems kinda dumb.
What if I fill it...
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Posted By Milemaker13

painting over silicone caulk?

The a/c installer used silicone inside to hide a gap between wall and his tube run ( vinyl raceway enclosure).
Can this be painted? If not, is there anything I can do?

I have not tried to paint...
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Posted By Milemaker13

Yes, it looks like that is what people use to...

Yes, it looks like that is what people use to keep the damper cracked open. That is a standard beam clamp, used in industrial buildings to hang pipe overhead.
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Yes, I agree. Ill do the bed room just because...

Yes, I agree.
Ill do the bed room just because it looks bad.
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Over the weekend I tested the clean & wax method....

Over the weekend I tested the clean & wax method. Didn't make any real improvement and what a stinky mess. And lots of work for a tiny closet... its a no go.
Also had a dustless sanding company...
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Had the chimney guys out. $6700 to install SS...

Had the chimney guys out. $6700 to install SS liner and add chimney- top draw fan (cuz proper size liner wont fit, so undersize w/fan). So thats out, lol.
He suggested vent free gas logs. $2k to...
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Yes, that's the current plan for tonight. Test...

Yes, that's the current plan for tonight. Test our methods in the closet.

What did folks use in the past to strip wax build up on the floors? Mineral spirits ya think?
Will mineral spirits...
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I want them to look a little better for minimal...

I want them to look a little better for minimal cost. The realtor's 'floor guy' is getting us a quote to sand and refinish.

I'm not very familiar with finishing/maintaining wood floors. If we...
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I'll add that the floor is a dark brown color,...

I'll add that the floor is a dark brown color, and in the past we have noticed water will discolor and soften the surface, until it later dries. If you wipe or blot the water spot, your rag will be...
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Stripping wax/ re finishing old floor

We are researching options to 'spruce up' the floors in our 100 yr old house in order to sell. We are looking at having them professionally sanded and refinished, overlaying plank vinyl, or cleaning...
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Interesting position. I agree- I hate spending...

Interesting position. I agree- I hate spending money in order to sell. But what if currently the FP isn't considered useable because of the unlined chimney? $1100 to make modern and useable? Or list...
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Converting old fireplace to gas?

Our old 1919 house has a small brick & mortar fireplace, the chimney is just brick- no liner at all. We've used it several times but understand its a risk. We haven't used it in years now.
We're...
03-11-20, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Milemaker13

Yeah... Can you recommend what to use? ...

Yeah...
Can you recommend what to use? Consider my house is very old and there could be movement over time. Would mortar be prone to cracking and dropping tiles?
Is mastic basically glue? ...
03-11-20, 11:14 AM
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Tile backsplash adhesive advice

My wife decided we need to tile the backsplash area before family visits in a couple weeks. Its not very big, about 15 feet of counter top total. We watched some videos and saw people using peel and...
04-27-19, 06:10 AM
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After doing some more research I realize there...

After doing some more research I realize there are a couple routes with many options.
Obviously, I could call a contractor.. which Ive done but no quotes yet.
Next I could install an underground...
04-25-19, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Milemaker13

New sprinkler installation questions.

What is required to install a lawn sprinkler system?
How deep are the pipes buried?
Best brand of components? Where to buy them?
Different controller types?
04-21-18, 01:17 PM
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BTW- anybody know offhand how much space is...

BTW- anybody know offhand how much space is required to the side of the units? One of my desired locations has a wall on either side... If it can't fit here, ill have to use a secondary location.
04-21-18, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Milemaker13

Another contractor came by today. Both companies...

Another contractor came by today. Both companies were sent by Mitsubishi after I did an online request. This one is also a big company, also Mitsubishi diamond dealer. He sized down a bit, which I...
04-21-18, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Milemaker13

Moving forward... I am glad to have the start up...

Moving forward... I am glad to have the start up hurdle covered.

Back to equipment selection. I want to use ceiling cassettes, but the HVAC guy told me those are intended more so for drop ceiling...
04-20-18, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Milemaker13

Blue ridge seems to be a company based in Chicago...

Blue ridge seems to be a company based in Chicago that rebrands other companies over run equipment, so you don't know which you'll get. That's my take...
What problems have you encountered with LG...
04-20-18, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Milemaker13

The guy that came out from one of the biggest...

The guy that came out from one of the biggest outfits around just did it by sq'. I know a few websites I've visited looking at equipment have had calculators that asked about insulation, windows,...
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