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10-24-19, 12:58 AM
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That's "green kyllinga", a type of sedge. It...

That's "green kyllinga", a type of sedge.

It spreads fast and is hard to kill. The best way to handle it is to yank out as much as you can by hand; get the roots out if possible. Then, apply a...
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Views: 281
Posted By Demolition

Back in the mid-'90s, my Dad gave me a...

Back in the mid-'90s, my Dad gave me a 1970s-vintage Husqvarna 61 because it had the same symptoms as yours.

As others have mentioned, it turned out to be fluid (bar oil) leaking into the cylinder...
05-04-19, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Demolition

Gunguy45, Just reviving this thread to ask...

Gunguy45,

Just reviving this thread to ask which gloves you eventually chose.

I'm interested because I wrecked my right hand (fractured metacarpals, fractured phalanges, torn ligaments, nerve...
09-22-17, 12:30 AM
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Views: 717
Posted By Demolition

I also prefer traditional wedges. I have three...

I also prefer traditional wedges. I have three old wedges (two 5-lb. tapered and a 5-lb. vee) handed down from my Dad and can split just about any size round with an 8-lb. sledge.

However, I also...
09-11-17, 12:09 AM
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Views: 8,550
Posted By Demolition

Soil gnats can be present in almost any soil,...

Soil gnats can be present in almost any soil, even potting mix that you buy from a garden centre. In fact, unsterilized commercial potting soil is one of the most common vectors for many plant...
09-10-17, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Demolition

Hi Brian, #1 appears to be a hibiscus. I...

Hi Brian,

#1 appears to be a hibiscus. I can't be sure of the exact type without more info (i.e. leaf arrangement, when it blooms, etc.). Could be of the Marshmallow...
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Views: 8,038
Posted By Demolition

Hmm, after looking at the Loctite site, it...

Hmm, after looking at the Loctite site, it appears that super glue can potentially melt Lexan. Instead, they recommend a product called Epoxy Plastic Bonder ...
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Views: 8,038
Posted By Demolition

I mentioned in my original post that I used...

I mentioned in my original post that I used UV-proof tape (this stuff (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?cat=2,43224&p=47940)) to temporarily patch the hole. It's similar to the Gorilla...
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Views: 789
Posted By Demolition

My parents had a similar issue at their house...

My parents had a similar issue at their house after a concrete slab on their front walk settled almost an inch. They didn't think much of it until the mailman hooked his foot and took a tumble. He...
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Views: 8,038
Posted By Demolition

Yeah, silicone sealant does seem like the best...

Yeah, silicone sealant does seem like the best bet. It's cheap, easy to apply, and weatherproof. Thanks. :)
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Views: 8,038
Posted By Demolition

I should have posted the common brand name for...

I should have posted the common brand name for polycarbonate: LEXAN. That might give folks a better idea of the type of material that I'm talking about. Also, here's an image of a typical transparent...
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Views: 8,038
Posted By Demolition

How to repair a hole in a twin-wall polycarbonate panel ?

I dropped a tool on my sundeck's canopy while futzing around on the roof, leaving a nice round 3/8" hole in a clear twin-wall polycarbonate panel. I covered the hole with UV-resistant tape until I...
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Views: 3,156
Posted By Demolition

Howdy. Here's a followup about how the repairs...

Howdy. Here's a followup about how the repairs went...

The vertical crack (see earlier photo) was easy to fix because it was above the waterline. The long, wide crack at the outlet end was still...
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Views: 3,156
Posted By Demolition

Well, I bought the Sakrete/King Plug-Tite after...

Well, I bought the Sakrete/King Plug-Tite after discussing the pros and cons of various brands with other customers in the cement aisle. For some reason, hordes of people are buying hydraulic cement....
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Views: 3,156
Posted By Demolition

@Norm201: My local Home Depot doesn't carry UGL...

@Norm201: My local Home Depot doesn't carry UGL FastPlug, but they carry DAP QuickPlug, Sakrete/KING Plug-Tite, and a couple of others with similar specs; can be applied underwater, sets in 5...
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Views: 3,156
Posted By Demolition

Question Hydraulic cement for both wet & dry application

Howdy,

I have some minor cracks on the bottom of the channel drain in front of my garage. The biggest is 6" long x 1/2" wide; the other is 4" long x 1/4" wide.

The big crack is on the outlet...
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Views: 12,706
Posted By Demolition

Thanks for the info, Wayne. Your success with...

Thanks for the info, Wayne. Your success with these kits gives me a bit of confidence.

I believe that my local Home Depot carries the "PORC-a-FIX" product which seems to come in every colour...
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Views: 12,706
Posted By Demolition

Chipped and rusty porcelain bathroom sink -- Reglaze or replace?

Howdy,

I was visiting my parents and noticed a bump in the glaze of the porcelain sink in their spare bathroom. I poked at it with a fingernail and was surprised to see the finish flake off to...
03-19-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Demolition

Thanks for the replies, pulpo & plumbmania. ...

Thanks for the replies, pulpo & plumbmania.

I was going to try pulpo's suggestion to put teflon tape on the threads since it seemed the easiest. So, I went at it with two 18" wrenches, but...
03-19-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Demolition

Question Replace/repair leaky fitting (pic)

Howdy all,

Long-time lurker (but first-time poster) looking for advice...

Yesterday, my elderly parents asked me to install a new kitchen faucet. When I got under the sink, I found a kludgy...
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