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01-08-21, 09:05 AM
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Thanks. The gasket appears good and is pliable,...

Thanks. The gasket appears good and is pliable, it's just that the sash is offset that little bit. Checking others around the house it appears all of them require that extra compression from the...
01-07-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
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I have no problem pushing the window shut from...

I have no problem pushing the window shut from the outside and cranking as tight as possible, but that still allows a 1/16" air gap along the snugging side. Without snugging it tight, it doesn't...
01-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
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Pella casement window doesn't snug

The casement windows in my house are nearly 50 years old and one of them has shifted slightly in the frame toward the hinge side so that the snugging hooks don't catch. These windows predate the...
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Views: 233
Posted By Old Fixer

Maybe I'm overthinking this. If I drill the...

Maybe I'm overthinking this. If I drill the 1-1/2" hole through the tile and wind up on half a stud, the tab doesn't have room to flip and there won't be sufficient reveal to properly attach the base...
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Views: 233
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But again, how did you luck out to not drill over...

But again, how did you luck out to not drill over a stud on one end or the other, or could you locate the studs first?
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Views: 233
Posted By Old Fixer

Thanks. That could be done but it would be rather...

Thanks. That could be done but it would be rather complicated because the opposite shower wall is free-standing glass! I might be able to stand a plank against the face of each attachment and brace...
Replies: 3
Views: 92
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Grab bar configuraton for open tub

We have a large tub with a low pony wall for the faucets at one end and no adjacent walls to attach a grab bar. Stepping in/out is getting a little risky at age 80. A floor to ceiling pole would...
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Views: 233
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Question Installing grab bar over tile+Hardyboard

There have been numerous posts about this in the past, but since most date back more than 3 years I'm hoping there are some new ideas. I have a floor to ceiling tiled shower with Hardiebacker...
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Views: 104
Posted By Old Fixer

Sealing fireplace doors

I am renovating an older fireplace that has the doors mounted against a masonry stone background. The doors donít seat very tightly to the wall or to the Heatilator behind. Originally it was stuffed...
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Views: 303
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm using either...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm using either exterior OSB siding or facia board that is prefinished with embossed wood grain sealed surface, not raw OSB. It's used as siding on buildings and it lasts...
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Views: 303
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Sealing sawed edges of OSB

I'm on a birdhouse building campaign using scraps of OSB siding. In past experiences, it appears the sawed edges gradually delaminate in time/weather, even when painted. What would be a good product...
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Views: 104
Posted By Old Fixer

Kitchen sink drain leaks repeatedly

Our stainless steel sink's drain basket has repeatedly developed a leak in recent years and has been reinstalled with plumbers putty several times, only to start dripping months later. I've tried...
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Views: 314
Posted By Old Fixer

Diamond whetstones wear rapidly

After mentioning I had been sharpening chisels, a friend brought me a bunch of wood chisels and a plane blade to work on. I ordered a ~$35 two-sided coarse/fine whetstone, American made, with...
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Views: 431
Posted By Old Fixer

Question Cleaning old concrete garage floor

Skip the power-washing Rx because this is inside the garage and I don't want to get everything wet.

What products might work to clean this 35-year old floor that has embedded pet residues, oil...
10-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Old Fixer

There were design rating methods that offered the...

There were design rating methods that offered the customer the option of buying the largest system that would heat under the most extreme temperatures or buying one for the lowest typical...
10-15-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Old Fixer

Thanks for all the replies. The reason for the...

Thanks for all the replies. The reason for the post was that I recognize sometimes a person's logical ideas may be at variance with the NEC. None of the replies has stated that my approach...
10-14-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Old Fixer

The reason it has 60 amps is that it was...

The reason it has 60 amps is that it was miswired! The heaters are a 3-staged, set of coils, each rated at 5000 watts and the electrician apparently only read the spec for the heat pump which was 60...
10-14-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
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Question Can a 150 amp connect be made on a 200 amp service?

I installed a ground source heat pump with electric emergency backup heaters 23 years ago and have been relying on it to keep the house warm if the pump went out in winter if I was gone. It blew a...
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Views: 667
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Fluidmaster 400A insert in fill pipe

I detached the water connection to my Kohler toilet and a little insert fell out of the fill tube.

I've searched all the diagrams I can find and can't find a reference for it. Is this a component...
12-02-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Old Fixer

Actually, the marbles are slightly larger than...

Actually, the marbles are slightly larger than the divots. The wells are 1/2" and marbles are about 0.52" but as you spray directly, the circumference of the marble shadows the 1/2" hole just enough...
12-01-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Old Fixer

Thanks, Fellas. I tried the marble setting...

Thanks, Fellas. I tried the marble setting technique, but I guess I'm not enough of a graffiti artist to use a rattle can that precisely. The marbles create a shadow so that perpendicular spraying...
12-01-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Old Fixer

Painting relief game board

I've made a game board that has over 100 divots for marble moves and I want to paint these wells one color and the surface another. It's too complex to hand paint each well or to mask them. Is there...
08-02-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
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I have half a dozen older Ponderosa pines that...

I have half a dozen older Ponderosa pines that have matured to about two-foot diameters which resulted in the soil around the trunks to heave anywhere from 6" to 8". 69095 It's become a nuisance to...
08-01-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Old Fixer

Soil heaved around mature trees

I have half a dozen older Ponderosa pines that have matured to about two-foot diameters which resulted in the soil around the trunks to heave anywhere from 6" to 8" 69064. It's become a nuisance to...
05-30-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Old Fixer

Thanks for direction

Thank you for the confirmation of tapping into the existing 240v sources. The electrician who made this recommendation has a national license and has worked more with motors than the others and this...
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