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09-27-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By ednorton1

XSleeper, I have not started this project yet,...

XSleeper, I have not started this project yet, Waiting for it to be delivered by Lowes. Do you think a Scarf Joint is a better way to go, joining the 2 pieces or a straight cut would be just as good....
09-25-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By ednorton1

Looks like a nice job. I know its not necessary...

Looks like a nice job. I know its not necessary with this type of molding, but would using a Scarf Joint have made the seam look even better or worse. I wonder if its even an option with this...
09-23-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By ednorton1

Seams

It's never too late to hide those seams, just use some spackle on your finger and you will have seamless gap!
09-22-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By ednorton1

Polyurethane Crown molding

Hello, I think I'm going to go with the Poly crown molding. Anyone know if I can just use nails or screws to put it in place or I need to use Polyurethane adhesive as my major attachment method?...
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By ednorton1

Bathroom Light Fixture Replacement with Al Wiring

Replacing bathroom light fixture. Removed old fixture that was connected with existing Aluminum house wiring. House was pig-tailed with certified company but they didn't mention that they weren't...
08-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By ednorton1

Thank You for this advice, I will definitely...

Thank You for this advice, I will definitely contact Delmarve Power Company here in Delaware. They need to take at least some responsibility!
08-10-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By ednorton1

I noticed 2 grounding cables coming out of...

I noticed 2 grounding cables coming out of breaker box. One goes to water meter, the other to a water line. How would I check the resistance? Thanks
08-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By ednorton1

Guess it was a good thing I have House Protector....

Guess it was a good thing I have House Protector. Several neighbors lost their ovens during the storm and they did have protectors. Guess I just was lucky!
08-06-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By ednorton1

Fried Outlet Surge Protectors even with Whole House Protector?

Had power surge during recent storm. Fried 5 Surge Protectors. Have Whole House Surge Protector rated 80,000 A. Anyone know why a Whole House Surge protector would not prevent the surges at 5 outlets...
12-12-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By ednorton1

Hi Bud, Luckly, both contractors I received...

Hi Bud,

Luckly, both contractors I received quotes from, already said they seal before installing the insulation. Makes you wonder why this was not done back in the '60s when this place was built,...
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By ednorton1

My 99 camry started leaking oil about 6 months...

My 99 camry started leaking oil about 6 months after I had timing belt changed, just when the warranty expired. Thats why I hate bringing my car in to a mechanic.
12-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By ednorton1

It does not look like any baffles are installed....

It does not look like any baffles are installed. My home was built in the mid '60s. Maybe they didn't install those because they wanted to save on costs. And I thought my house was well built.
12-12-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By ednorton1

Thanks, I know how important that is. Turns out...

Thanks, I know how important that is. Turns out one contractor stated addressing that in estimate while other one didn't mention it! Stupid question, is there any easy way to notice if I do have...
12-12-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By ednorton1

Attic Insulation

Hello,

My DIY is just doing research before I hire contractor to apply new insulation in my attic! I have 2 estimates. One contractor wants to use Blown in Cellulose, and other contractor wants to...
10-31-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By ednorton1

Whole House Humidifier question

Hello,
Probably not going to do this project myself, but getting as much info on this myself before i hire someone.
Had inline humidifier in my forced air system many years ago, and its probably...
08-02-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 27,203
Posted By ednorton1

I was able to pry it off by using prybar, and the...

I was able to pry it off by using prybar, and the section I was not able to get off, I used a grinder with a wheel on it to cut through metal. Very messy and possibly dangerous if you are not very...
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By ednorton1

Kenmore Electric Range trouble

Hello,
This problem seemed to happen after power outage.
Preheat oven and does not get up to desired temp. range
Broiler does not operate
Tested broiler coil, resistance good.
Power into range...
10-05-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,953
Posted By ednorton1

still having issue

Hello,
still having same issue, except now takes about 90 seconds to ignite.

Thx for any input!!
12-05-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,953
Posted By ednorton1

Yes, the clicking is the spark to light the...

Yes, the clicking is the spark to light the pilot.

Thx for any input!
12-05-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,953
Posted By ednorton1

After thermostat senses cold, damper door opens,...

After thermostat senses cold, damper door opens, then about minute later a series of uniform clicking sounds , which I presume is igniter, goes on for about 30sec to 45 sec when unit has not been...
12-05-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,953
Posted By ednorton1

Gas forced air furnace takes igniter awhile to ignite when cold

Hello,
When gas forced air furnace has been off for long time and then turned on, Igniter takes about 45 sec to ignite flame. I hear the igniter working until its done its job. When system is used...
10-24-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,111
Posted By ednorton1

Thinking about widening window opening a bit

Hello,

Now , after many weeks of sweating I finally removed rest of embedded steel frame. If I want to make the window opening a bit wider , like 1" or so wider, would this be easy to do and would...
10-20-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,111
Posted By ednorton1

Azek, That is the what my deck is made out of! Is...

Azek, That is the what my deck is made out of! Is that what you are saying to use? Or can I cut piece of Pergo strips and glue it to the existing concrete stop, so new window can sit against a solid...
10-20-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,111
Posted By ednorton1

What to do about damaged concrete

Hello,

Started to remove old steel embedded frame that was in bad condition.How do I repair the stop for new vinyl window unit that I want to install. Can I just patch up the eroded locations?...
09-25-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,111
Posted By ednorton1

Just seems that the corners are deeply embedded...

Just seems that the corners are deeply embedded on bottom and that I wont be able to remove frame around corners without re-moving large amounts of concrete. They surely did not think ahead in the...
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