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01-18-21, 07:48 AM
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Posted By wirawan0

Thanks all who reply! I will look at my hardware...

Thanks all who reply! I will look at my hardware store & see what I can get there.

Wirawan
01-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By wirawan0

Finding bolt like this but slightly longer

I want to find a bolt like the one attached in this post. It has hex slot, the diameter is 1/4" in the shank. and the length is about 0.9". This is from a chair. I want to find a bolt just like this...
10-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By wirawan0

Question Vapor barrier in crawl space: Placement relative to insulation blocks

This question concerns a1955 house, in Virginia (zone 4). Currently it has an open (ventilated) crawl space, the height of the crawl space is 2 ft. Donít see any water standing in crawl space.

I...
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By wirawan0

Unhappy 1996 Toyota Corolla: SRS light misbehaving

My 1996 Toyota Corolla SRS warning light is behaving in a funny way. In a normal case, when the car is just turned on, the light should come on for a few seconds then turn off for the whole duration...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By wirawan0

Any thought on the "silicone patch" to close the...

Any thought on the "silicone patch" to close the big gap? It seems to hold up for now, but I suspect in a few years I may have to reapply that.
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By wirawan0

Bathroom sink drain hole not perfectly round: Will it leak?

Hi,

I just installed a nice bathroom sink vanity box (solid wood) with a traditional undermount sink. But there is a small defect that worries me--which prompted me to ask here. The hole in the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By wirawan0

Thanks pugsl for responding. I finally opened the...

Thanks pugsl for responding. I finally opened the front panel of the washer. No light blinking in the motor housing area at all. I noticed that most likely my model was built in 2010 or later, so no...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By wirawan0

GE washer stopped working

I have a 6 year old GE top-loading washer, model number GLWN2800D0WS (perhaps this is GE G154 washer?). Suddenly it stopped working: after the water is filled, the motor/agitator would not operate at...
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By wirawan0

Pedro & Marq: Thanks for responding! I want...

Pedro & Marq:

Thanks for responding! I want to close the case for myself, so here's my note. I suspected that the problem was quite easy, not something like two wires getting crossed somewhere in...
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By wirawan0

Tail and brake light wires shorted? Toyota Corolla 1996

This question is about the electrical issue I am having with a 1996 Toyota Corolla. A few weeks ago the problem started to develop that the brake warning lights (the ones on the rear of the car, both...
08-27-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By wirawan0

Thanks folks. Some follow up questions: * Do...

Thanks folks. Some follow up questions:

* Do you suggest specific type of screw to hang the bracket to the wall stud? Another internet article [...
08-25-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By wirawan0

Repairing insecure handrail bracket

i have a handrail that is mounted to a wall, which became loose. I want to fix this, but have a few questions. A few facts:

* The wall is a plaster wall (house was built in 1955)
* The handrail...
04-10-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By wirawan0

Filling gaps and holes in hardwood floor

I have just sanded hardwood floor in my house (I think it's oak hardwood floor), and noticed several spots with "holes" (not all the way through--more like "small pothole in a road" kind of thing)...
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By wirawan0

Thanks folks for the reply. One more question. If...

Thanks folks for the reply. One more question. If I replace the microwave with the same brand or others, do I expect to have to rework all the mounting on the back of the microwave? Assuming of...
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By wirawan0

Microwave oven not turning on: repair or replace?

I have a Frigidaire over-the-range microwave oven (model FFMV162LSA) that is dead. It would not turn on. I checked the fuse, it is still working.

At first, after I disconnected the power plug for...
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By wirawan0

Question Toyota Corolla 1996: Replacing A/C thermal sensor

My car A/C does not work now, and a mechanic figured out the problem down to broken thermal sensor in the A/C system. It is the thermal sensor that is supposed to sit behind the dashboard somewhere;...
02-17-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By wirawan0

Guys, thanks for the suggestions. I have the...

Guys, thanks for the suggestions. I have the cheapo styrofoam-only (white colored) cover that you said is not good (and it was not good). Can you suggest some covers which is/are of good quality?
...
02-17-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By wirawan0

Winterizing hose bibs where there is no shutoff

My old house does not seem to have separate shutoff valves for the external hose bibs. This is a house built on a slab foundation, and as far as I know, there is only one main shutoff valve in the...
Replies: 7
Views: 10,859
Posted By wirawan0

Ok, I saw today that there was a drip..drip..drip...

Ok, I saw today that there was a drip..drip..drip leak from the oil pan gasket area. So oil pan is the major culprit. And maybe also the rear side of the valve cover gasket as @ukrbyk said because ....
Replies: 2
Views: 2,933
Posted By wirawan0

1996 Toyota Corolla A/C not working

Hi,

My Toyota 1996 Corolla A/C did not work, and I suspect it is a simple problem. This is Toyota 1996 4 cylinder 1.6 L, manual transmission. At one point, the A/C switch would not need to be in...
Replies: 7
Views: 10,859
Posted By wirawan0

A few missing info. This is a 4-cylinder 2.2 L...

A few missing info. This is a 4-cylinder 2.2 L engine. It is *probably* 5S-FE engine; not sure. This is a standard Camry (LE?).

The oil leak was not as bad as this, but has been happening for a...
Replies: 7
Views: 10,859
Posted By wirawan0

Toyota Camry 1999 engine oil leak

Hi,

My 1999 Toyota Camry (current mileage: 243k) is now leaking oil badly; every several days or a week I have to check the oil level and I keep having to add a substantial amount of oil....
03-28-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,084
Posted By wirawan0

Making a raised bed garden on a steep slope

Hi,

I read an article about no-dig gardening here:

No Dig Gardens | DoItYourself.com (http://www.doityourself.com/stry/no-dig-gardens)

and was sold with the idea. In my back yard I have a...
10-21-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,972
Posted By wirawan0

I had a plumber fix this thing. So expensive! FYI...

I had a plumber fix this thing. So expensive! FYI the valve is a threaded one, not compression fitting. The plumber simply used two wrenches, one in each hand: one holding the pipe to the wall...
10-21-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By wirawan0

Exclamation Badly made 50-amp 240 volt junction. How do I fix this??

I discovered in my attic there was a junction box with two 50-amp wires coming in and out, respectively. My friend who's an electrician said these were aluminum wires and the junction was not rightly...
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