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Joe, thanks for the info on filter oil. I get...

Joe, thanks for the info on filter oil. I get what you're saying but I said I not that I used .
11-20-20, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Tony P.

There's a saying, "A watched rodent bait trap...

There's a saying, "A watched rodent bait trap never empties". Having said that, I find that checking weekly should be sufficient. You can check more frequently but if you find there's a need to...
11-03-20, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

I agree with others on seeing a photo. It would...

I agree with others on seeing a photo. It would also be beneficial to get an idea of depth which could impact repair options. Sight unseen, I'd fill the space if possible. One possibility is to...
10-24-20, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

A female mouse gets pregnant 5-6 times a year,...

A female mouse gets pregnant 5-6 times a year, with approx. 7 pups per liter. That means one pair can grow to 40 mice in a year. So, you don't need to see many mice to know you have a problem. I...
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Posted By Tony P.

Your IP seems pretty simple but I'm usually...

Your IP seems pretty simple but I'm usually cautious when I can't tell why someone did something. I suggest trying to figure out where the drains lead and understand what you have before removing...
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Posted By Tony P.

Animals usually have a difficult time climbing up...

Animals usually have a difficult time climbing up a wall onto roof because of soffits. Once up there, they can get into an attic through vents or just dig in. Stopping them begins with figuring out...
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Posted By Tony P.

Barry, welcome to the forum. Domesticating a...

Barry, welcome to the forum. Domesticating a squirrel is a bad idea for many reasons including that it's not good for the squirrel. On your main question, there are several approaches to keeping...
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Posted By Tony P.

Gas caps are often the cause of mower stalling...

Gas caps are often the cause of mower stalling but the backfiring is an indication of a different issue. The backfire could be caused by the carb.being set too lean so perhaps you can adjust it.
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04-06-20, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

I suspect your issue is more with your setting...

I suspect your issue is more with your setting "heat" and "cool" rather than the temperature. Either your temperature is too cold or too warm but it shouldn't be both within the same day. So, if your...
03-23-20, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Tony P.

In my experience a shed door is among the easier...

In my experience a shed door is among the easier projects. The greatest concern may be in getting a tight fit, considering that the door can change a bit due to moisture changes. My suggestion is...
03-21-20, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

To add to what Norm said, a lawn is always a work...

To add to what Norm said, a lawn is always a work in progress. Start by using a weed and feed but be careful not to eliminate the weeds without being able to plant grass. Some weed product will...
02-26-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

Under most circumstances a residential HVAC...

Under most circumstances a residential HVAC system is not designed to filter air, just heat and/or cool it. The primary reason is that the entire system is not well sealed allowing unfiltered air to...
02-04-20, 05:20 PM
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Views: 1,384
Posted By Tony P.

I'd say you're best served by retaining the...

I'd say you're best served by retaining the existing insulation over the living area and adding to it.

You'll be best served by focusing on sealing which could be a huge benefit.
02-04-20, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

R-values are cumulative so R-38 is equivalent to...

R-values are cumulative so R-38 is equivalent to 2 layers of R-19. Having said that, from a coverage perspective, laying a layer perpendicular is superior.

If you're planning on doing work, it...
02-04-20, 04:51 AM
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Views: 1,384
Posted By Tony P.

Putting down two layers of R-19 will be very...

Putting down two layers of R-19 will be very labor intensive particularly when moving around the first layer. I'd consider putting a single layer of R-38.

Most important, though, is to spend the...
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Posted By Tony P.

[QUOTE][Norm201 [color=#222222]would you be...

[QUOTE][Norm201
[color=#222222]would you be able to use more than one of these at a time? /QUOTE]

You didn't ask me but that won't stop me from answering although I don't know what Norm will say....
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Posted By Tony P.

This repair is just like an installation of a...

This repair is just like an installation of a tub. The tub, of course is not held up by the pipe so disconnecting should be fairly easy. If you're searching videos look for tub installation and...
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Posted By Tony P.

If you decide to shock the well as some have...

If you decide to shock the well as some have suggested, keep in mind that doing so does nothing to protect you from chemical contaminants. If you go the shock route, get a water test before using...
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Views: 361
Posted By Tony P.

It's possible you have a defective board which...

It's possible you have a defective board which would probably mean replacing the opener. Before we get to that, what about the wall control? Does the wall unit control the opener, even when the...
12-31-19, 10:59 AM
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Views: 484
Posted By Tony P.

I agree with the previous posts. I have no idea...

I agree with the previous posts. I have no idea what your specific facts are or your water issues, but it's often worthwhile to have a sediment filter as well as a softener. If that's your...
12-22-19, 03:08 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

Yes. It's generally referred to as a filter rack...

Yes. It's generally referred to as a filter rack or housing. The cost of one should be under $100 unless you need something special or custom, which doesn't appear to be the case.

Take several...
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Views: 1,080
Posted By Tony P.

Working on a toilet is typically a 1-person job,...

Working on a toilet is typically a 1-person job, in part because there's usually not a lot of room for two.

In terms of advice, first make certain everything is aligned when you start. Second,...
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Posted By Tony P.

I'd want to make the repair, as well, but finding...

I'd want to make the repair, as well, but finding that auger housing is quite a challenge. It may be easier and cheaper to find a duplicate machine and swap out parts.
12-07-19, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

Since you're going through the effort, include a...

Since you're going through the effort, include a shut-off. I can't imagine running a line for a new spigot and not putting in a shut-off. A frost-proof spigot is probably adequate but a shut-off...
12-06-19, 01:33 PM
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Views: 420
Posted By Tony P.

I agree with PD but will expand a bit on his...

I agree with PD but will expand a bit on his comment. The 7' minimum height must be over at least 50% of the floor area, not the entire area, as could be the case with a pitched or sloping ceiling. ...
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