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I've finished the repair and everything looks...

I've finished the repair and everything looks good. Thanks Chandler!
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What would you have me do, replace it all? Our...

What would you have me do, replace it all?
Our cabin was built in the 80's and this is the first plumbing problem. Like I said in my og post, Chlorine is what makes polybutylene fail.
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Thanks for your reply Chandler. The stop valve...

Thanks for your reply Chandler. The stop valve is 4 inches downstream from the fitting in question and the fitting is in the wall. As I said in my og post, I have removed the drywall and the...
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gray polybutylene repair

Hi, our vacation home is plumbed with gray polybutylene and the hot water supply line to a bathroom sink has a slow leak. (I was told that chlorine is what destroys polybutylene and we have well...
02-04-12, 07:30 PM
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Yes, I wasn't very clear. I mean to use it as a...

Yes, I wasn't very clear. I mean to use it as a weedblock, without mulch on top.
02-04-12, 04:22 PM
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Do you have a reason why you wouldn't use it? ...

Do you have a reason why you wouldn't use it? Many use black plastic (which doesn't allow water penetration). To me it would make more sense to use this, as long as there isn't anything harmful in...
02-02-12, 05:46 PM
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Most silt fence that I see is black.

Most silt fence that I see is black.
02-02-12, 04:25 PM
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It's required in construction, it controls runoff...

It's required in construction, it controls runoff by not allowing mud (silt) to move from one location to another with rain.
02-02-12, 03:20 PM
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Silt fence as a mulch?

I have about 200' of silt fence. Has anyone here used it as mulch on their garden?
Does anyone see a problem doing this?
Thanks in advance.
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thanks Jim, I like the idea about the jig. As...

thanks Jim, I like the idea about the jig.
As for cleaning up the edges, I put each cut dowel in my drill and did it that way.

thanks again!
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You're right Chandler, that will probably be my...

You're right Chandler, that will probably be my next purchase ;)
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more great ideas, thanks!

more great ideas, thanks!
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Thanks guys! Chandler, you're correct, my first...

Thanks guys!
Chandler, you're correct, my first woodworking project after retiring. I've made a list of others. I should be busy for quite a while!!
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Thanks, I'll give it a try!

Thanks, I'll give it a try!
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cutting dowels?

I'm making a couple of racks to hold my softball bats, similar to the one in the pic below. I made one this morning but had somewhat of a problem cutting the 3/8" dowels. I found that when cutting...
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I thought that a second primer coat may be needed...

I thought that a second primer coat may be needed because I didn't fill all the voids where the rails and stiles met.
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Thanks, I think I'll add a second coat of oil...

Thanks, I think I'll add a second coat of oil base primer.
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Painting new screen door

I'm replacing a screen door. I purchased an inexpensive one and have removed the spline and screen. I gave it a coat of exterior oil base primer and wonder if I should use a top coat of exterior...
09-08-11, 02:44 PM
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Thanks all! I take a closer look at the...

Thanks all! I take a closer look at the breakers, especially the main.
09-07-11, 07:00 PM
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Where to get a cover to fit this panel?

We recently bought a home built in 1974.

The electrical panel doesn't have the original cover, just a piece of sheet metal modified to fit. I looked for a brand but couldn't find one. There...
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That makes sense. thanks Vic

That makes sense. thanks Vic
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There isn't any wood at the bottom, it's Bondo. ...

There isn't any wood at the bottom, it's Bondo. I'm told that it won't wick/absorb water.
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caulk?

I just finished repairing the bottoms of the 2x8's at both sides of my garage door with "homeowners" Bondo.
Should I seal the bottom of each with a quality silicone caulk or not?
thanks in advance
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Thanks, I'll tell her that. I suggested a...

Thanks, I'll tell her that.
I suggested a large piece of mdf but she thought glass would be better.
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I'm sure color will be important. Thanks for...

I'm sure color will be important.
Thanks for the tips
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