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It certainly isn't a rust issue. I scrape and...

It certainly isn't a rust issue. I scrape and clean the underside every time we use it, and it is stored indoors(and dry) when not being used. It is clean underneath. If you push the handle down even...
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Posted By minimac

Cub Cadet deck flex

We have a 2 year old Cub Cadet 21" mower with the front/rear/all wheel drive. When mowing and I go to turn at the end of a row (push the handle down slightly to lift the front to easily turn) the...
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Posted By minimac

Sorry for the late response to this older post....

Sorry for the late response to this older post. We had the same issue in Upstate NY. I painted the concrete around the pool and pool house with a product called H&C Cool Seal, available through the...
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Posted By minimac

Sanding deck boards?

I have a 32x14 deck that's well built. The deck boards are 5/4 pressure treated- normal stuff. Living in Central NY, winter (and summer)really takes a tool on the appearance. It seems that every...
07-21-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By minimac

Instead of a 4" square mounting plate, I found a...

Instead of a 4" square mounting plate, I found a 3" round as well. I've searched for escutcheons, but haven't found any that would be large and tall enough to cover the bolts. They must be out there,...
07-20-20, 04:41 PM
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Posted By minimac

Need to find covers

I'm building a hand railing for a set of stairs to our pool. I'll be using 1 3/8" pipe to match the fence around the pool. I know how I'll run it and join it to my fence. but the issue arises where I...
06-27-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By minimac

In my area, bats are a 'protected' species. That...

In my area, bats are a 'protected' species. That being said, they can cause serious health issues in a house. The best way to get rid of them is to locate exactly where they are getting in and out....
03-25-20, 07:15 AM
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Posted By minimac

Some states have updated their plumbing/building...

Some states have updated their plumbing/building codes recently and 11/2" shower drains are now acceptable.
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Posted By minimac

Mandens correct. It should be a simple matter to...

Mandens correct. It should be a simple matter to to remove the fan and turn the unit 180*. It's either screwed or nailed to the rafter/truss. You shouldn't need to build a box. The existing 90 is...
03-20-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By minimac

Also remember to keep moving the flame. You don't...

Also remember to keep moving the flame. You don't want to "cook" the flux from a spot that got too hot. That's a sure fire recipe for a leak.
03-11-20, 07:05 AM
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Posted By minimac

Sorry to be contrary here,but one of the knocks...

Sorry to be contrary here,but one of the knocks on Pex is that it is not microbe-biologically clean as copper or most other plastics are, once they are sanitized. Once they are clean, they do not...
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Posted By minimac

There are sections on the China Riders forum...

There are sections on the China Riders forum for China motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. They seem to be quite adequate, but a few common areas need some attention.
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Posted By minimac

Having grown up in Western NY, I'm familiar with...

Having grown up in Western NY, I'm familiar with the snow Norm is talking about. The best solution I had while living there, was to use Johnsons Floor PasteWax. It had to be applied with the chute at...
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Posted By minimac

Make sure you're using non-ethanol gas if at all...

Make sure you're using non-ethanol gas if at all possible. When putting them away for any length of time, drain the gas and run the engines out of fuel. Old ethanol gas is known for gumming up...
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Posted By minimac

By laying it on its side, oil got into the...

By laying it on its side, oil got into the cylinder. Pull the plug and clean it. While the plug is out crank it over to blow out the oil in the combustion area. You may have also messed up the float...
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Posted By minimac

I have had the Sani-flo tank and ejector pump for...

I have had the Sani-flo tank and ejector pump for over five years so far, without an issue. Mine is setting on the basement for, and pumps up (approx. 8') to my existing waste main. You didn't...
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Posted By minimac

Not knowing what you were doing, causing some...

Not knowing what you were doing, causing some damage(at the minimum, at least one bent valve) and your crabbing about the possible price? You should have asked for a worse case scenario ball park...
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Posted By minimac

An auto darkening helmet, as nice as they are,...

An auto darkening helmet, as nice as they are, isn't going to help you to see the puddle or follow a line. If a cheater didn't help, the issue is definitely your eyes!
04-30-18, 03:44 AM
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Posted By minimac

It shouldn't be hard to cut an access panel into...

It shouldn't be hard to cut an access panel into the attic from a hallway or bedroom. Search a how to do it, and if it's beyond your skill set, it shouldn't be too expensive to have it done. Once...
04-30-18, 03:36 AM
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Posted By minimac

I had somewhat of a similar issue and it was...

I had somewhat of a similar issue and it was bats. They CAN and will get into walls. They also are a 'protected 'species, so don't get caught killing them. The fact that you hear them get active...
04-21-18, 03:11 AM
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Posted By minimac

If it's really bad and cost is a major concern,...

If it's really bad and cost is a major concern, you can try this redneck fix. Buy clear vinyl at one of the fabric stores(possibly even Wally World) to cover the offending windows on the inside. They...
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Posted By minimac

There are specialty cutting wheels for your...

There are specialty cutting wheels for your tubing cutters. Don't attempt it with a copper cutting wheel-you'll get a poor cut and ruin the cutting wheel quickly. A pipe supply or plumbing supply...
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Posted By minimac

Some tips here: TIPS FOR WELDING...

Some tips here:

TIPS FOR WELDING THERMOPLASTICS | King Plastic Corporation (http://www.kingplastic.com/tips-for-welding-thermoplastics/)
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04-17-18, 02:02 PM
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Posted By minimac

A lot of areas REQUIRE that this sort of work is...

A lot of areas REQUIRE that this sort of work is done by a licensed plumber and that it is inspected. Yeah, I know that seems dumb, but the reasoning is that you are connecting into a municipal...
04-16-18, 08:17 AM
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Posted By minimac

Wherever you install it, make sure it's high...

Wherever you install it, make sure it's high enough to create the necessary trap for the discharge hose into the drain. Personally I like mine above the top of the washer. It makes the valves a lot...
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