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Well, I made a better connection between the...

Well, I made a better connection between the negative cable and the frame, and now I get 12 volts between the positive battery post and almost anywhere on the frame, but nothing happens when I turn...
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Thanks a ton for all the responses. I...

Thanks a ton for all the responses.

I checked the voltage between the positive post on the battery and the frame right where the negative cable is attached to it and a few other places. That was...
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Lawn tractor will not start

I have a 10 year old John Deere lawn tractor. It's a little hard to start when it's cold, so I ran down the battery down. I hooked it up my charger, and, as usual, I didn't let it charge enough, and...
03-24-17, 05:42 PM
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Replacing windows that are in the foundation.

I have a few old windows that sit in the top of he foundation of my house. They are single pane, and they sit inside metal frames that are embedded in concrete inside rough openings that are the...
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Thanks for the what-I-should-have-dones. Next...

Thanks for the what-I-should-have-dones. Next time will be a lot easier.

The door is already installed, and I don't want to redo that from scratch. I have a bunch of 1x4 pine boards, and I'm...
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Need help with door trim in an old house

I installed a new pre-hung door in a bathroom with a rough opening which was front-to-back about 1/2" deeper than the door jambs.I aligned the jambs with the outside, so on the inside I have a bit of...
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Thanks. I think this is the 15th project I have...

Thanks. I think this is the 15th project I have completed with guidance from these forums.
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So, there is no problem that my ballast runs hot,...

So, there is no problem that my ballast runs hot, because I have it so far away from anything that is a risk for fire?
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That's it. So, can I continue to use my lights as...

That's it. So, can I continue to use my lights as they are just to get through the next 8 weeks? I really don't have time to put in new ballasts, but I do have time to move fixtures around, and I...
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Well I guess what I thought was the ballast is...

Well I guess what I thought was the ballast is not the ballast. I'm talking about the little cylindrical things that still out of the side, and you just twist and remove them. I have one set of...
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Fluorescent light fixture is hot.

I have a bunch of old 48" fluorescent light fixtures. I have one with two bulbs that hangs three feet from my unfinished basement ceiling. I use it to provide light to my seedling vegetables. I...
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Geez, all those years watching New Yankee...

Geez, all those years watching New Yankee Workshop. You would think I would remember all this stuff.
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I've tried that before and it's so difficult to...

I've tried that before and it's so difficult to run a seven foot board through without letting it move a little out toward the blade every now and then and putting a gouge or two into the board. Is...
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Ripping a trim board.

I have been replacing my old stained pine baseboards and doorway trim with 1x4 and 1x3 poplar trim that is very nice and straight. The 1x3 is actual width of 2.5 inches. For one of my doorways I need...
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Another question: I have a few places along the...

Another question: I have a few places along the edge of one side where the poly ran down from when I covered the sides, and created a small ridge. It shows as kind of white. I've sanded it pretty...
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I am finished with the staining. The rag is...

I am finished with the staining. The rag is definitely the way to go. Should I sand before the first coat of polyurethane?
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You guys are amazing. I'll post some results in...

You guys are amazing. I'll post some results in the next few days.
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Staining a flat door

I have never used stain, and I am getting ready to finish a 30 inch slab door. I'm wondering if there is any special way to stain such a large flat piece so that the coverage is even. I'm concerned...
10-21-16, 08:19 AM
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Here is a picture. The pipe is 14" long, and the...

Here is a picture. The pipe is 14" long, and the top is 1.2" further out from the wall than the bottom is. The bottom of the lower vanity drawer is 6.25" above the floor.

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10-21-16, 08:07 AM
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I know. I have always used Moen faucets, and...

I know. I have always used Moen faucets, and their warranty service is excellent. I don't have time right now to go through the return process and shop for a new faucet.
10-20-16, 11:50 AM
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Posted By pporto_22

Slightly crooked drain line needs to be straightened

My bathroom plumbing rough-in was done a few months ago, and now my wife has chosen a bathroom vanity that has drawers which are full width but don't go all the way back to the wall. Everything would...
10-20-16, 11:27 AM
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Well, I took the long way around on this one. I...

Well, I took the long way around on this one. I found 3/8 to1/4 and 3/8 to 3/8 unions at Home Depot, but not supply lines that would work as an extension. Then, stupid me, I realized that I have PEX...
10-19-16, 02:13 PM
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Here are pictures. The ends of the hoses connect...

Here are pictures. The ends of the hoses connect perfectly to my 3/8" valves. I just wish they were about 8 inches longer.

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10-19-16, 08:59 AM
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Faucet lines are too short

My wife bought a faucet from IKEA which has water lines which I think are permanently attached to the faucet. There certainly isn't any way to tell. Even if they aren't, it is a pain in the arse...
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I would give that a shot, but I already tried a...

I would give that a shot, but I already tried a regular size wax ring, and I would be concerned that I couldn't get all the wax off so that I could get a good seal between the spacer and the existing...
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