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gas fireplace operations

I have a gas fireplace that I have never used before (and never used a fireplace before). I have a screen but I don't see anywhere to install it. How do I attach the screen for use and is it...
11-08-20, 06:25 PM
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termites?

Can someone tell me if these are termites? There is also a soft section in another part of the wall, and a discolored section.


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I plan on excavating anyway. The soil is higher...

I plan on excavating anyway. The soil is higher than the surrounding concrete. But after excavating, I will compact the soil and use a weed fabric. Won't the compacted soil give it a solid foundation?
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laying stepping stones surrounded by gravel

I want to lay stepping stones surrounded by gravel. The tutorials that I've seen lay the stepping stones on mortar mix. What is the purpose of the mortar? If I lay the stepping stones without mortar...
06-06-20, 04:43 PM
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it's a total of 19 feet by 31.5 feet

it's a total of 19 feet by 31.5 feet
06-06-20, 04:20 PM
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even out front yard

When it rains, I am getting water pooling up in front of the house. This is because the dirt in the front yard is higher than the cement from the driveway and walkway. I would like to move the dirt...
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Yes, it was the battery. Last time I changed the...

Yes, it was the battery. Last time I changed the battery the battery light in the dashboard came on. This time it never came on. I knew the battery was getting old but the light never came on so I...
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I was driving again just now. The parking brake...

I was driving again just now. The parking brake feels less loose and brakes feel less spongy. Still the brakes don't feel as firm as I expected them to be. Do both the brakes and the parking brake...
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all 4 brake pads replaced

Hello,

I have a 2009 Volvo C30 and just got all 4 brake pads replaced. The rotors were resurfaced (rather than replaced). When I drove, the brake pedal feels "soft". When I've gotten brake pads...
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2009 Volvo: faulty A/C

Hello all,

I have a 2009 Volvo c30. A few months ago, the a/c in was not blowing cold air. I tried recharging it myself but nothing seemed to go in, like it was full already. So I took to the...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-25-16, 10:13 PM
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Posted By daufoi

corroded pipe

This is a photo of the pipe that goes into my gas water heater. As you can see, rusted and corroded to a point that it's coming down on the covered pipe below it. It looks like I will need to bring...
04-04-13, 11:36 PM
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thank you lawrosa. that's the answered I found...

thank you lawrosa. that's the answered I found when I googled the problem (I don't know why I didn't think of that sooner). PS there is no point to having these forums if your first response to a...
04-03-13, 11:24 PM
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Posted By daufoi

Opening it up will not be an option. After...

Opening it up will not be an option. After further investigation I found between the units is solid wood. It's not drywall. No patch could ever make it as structurally sound as it is now so I will be...
03-28-13, 12:39 AM
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water leak between condo units

Hello,

I have a second story condo. Recently my downstairs neighbor contacted me saying there is a leak between our units, saying there is a large water bubble forming on the ceiling. This...
10-06-12, 03:07 PM
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if by breaker you mean circuit breaker, yes i...

if by breaker you mean circuit breaker, yes i checked that. how do i check for good fuses? how do i verify power to the disconnect?

again, i don't understand how these things go bad by flipping...
10-05-12, 11:20 PM
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there are 2 fuses on a fuse block. he took the...

there are 2 fuses on a fuse block. he took the block out, turned 180degrees and put it back. basically he disconnected the fuse block.
10-05-12, 10:25 PM
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how does flipping the fuse cut off power to the...

how does flipping the fuse cut off power to the transformer?
10-05-12, 07:06 PM
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Posted By daufoi

AC/heater has no power

Hello,

I have central AC/heater unit. About a year ago, it stopped blowing hot and cold air but it would still blow air. I got someone from ASI took look at it. Aside from taking my money for...
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nothing? no way to stop it?

nothing? no way to stop it?
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Posted By daufoi

what do I use to stop it? I would have to go...

what do I use to stop it? I would have to go under the sink to fill the overflow. what do I ask for when I go to home depot?
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That's what I meant, it's inside the overflow...

That's what I meant, it's inside the overflow drain. It's not a seldom used sink. I can't imagine what it has to feed on inside the sink.
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Posted By daufoi

bathroom sink growth

I purchased a porcelin drop-in bathroom sink about 3 years ago. About 6 months ago, I noticed mildew beginning to grow inside the sink where the second drain is. I've been spraying with Clorox on a...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-18-12, 07:46 PM
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Posted By daufoi

which company is that ?.

which company is that ?.
Forum: Water Heaters
03-10-12, 05:07 PM
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Posted By daufoi

Thanks lawrosa. The plumber came out today and...

Thanks lawrosa. The plumber came out today and replaced the ducting and checked for CO2 leak. Pictures of the new duct are below. Hopefully everything will work out.

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Forum: Water Heaters
03-10-12, 01:48 PM
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Views: 3,204
Posted By daufoi

I've posted 3 pictures and link is below. 2...

I've posted 3 pictures and link is below. 2 pictures show rust. The third show a piece that I just noticed is broken. It doesn't seem to be imortant but what would break that?

rust2.jpg picture...
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