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I searched for it on Home Depot's website and...

I searched for it on Home Depot's website and found rod that was identified as "closed cell" and other rod that was not identified as either closed or open. I could not find any rod that was...
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Thanks! Does it matter whether it's closed or...

Thanks! Does it matter whether it's closed or open cell?
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I just posted a message and for some reason the...

I just posted a message and for some reason the photo I attached does not appear with the post. The photo will hopefully appear in this post
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Hello DIYers, I'm an inexperienced DIYer, and I...

Hello DIYers,
I'm an inexperienced DIYer, and I have another question about my shed roof /overhang repair project. I started it weeks ago, but never finished due to some bad weather and my own...
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Thank you for your help! I was worried that the...

Thank you for your help! I was worried that the split wood could be a major issue, but painter's putty sounds like an easy fix. I'll try a sanding block for the splinters, and if that doesn't do...
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correcting problems with eyebrow (overhang)

I did an earlier post a few days ago asking for caulk recommendations for an eyebrow ("overhang") over an entrance door into my home, but after taking a closer look at its construction, I realize...
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Thanks for the suggestions for Vulkem, Quad, and...

Thanks for the suggestions for Vulkem, Quad, and Solar Seal. I'll check the reviews on Amazon and see what the reviewers say about the pros and cons of each one. Regarding Color Wheel Paints, as...
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exterior caulk advice and recommendations

Hi folks,
I'm looking for some advice on exterior caulk for a Florida home, including recommended brands and type (latex vs silicone vs ???). I'd like to use a caulk which is long-lasting and also...
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I checked my washer's owner's manual and it...

I checked my washer's owner's manual and it recommends changing the hoses every 5 years, but it makes no mention of stainless steel hoses so I assume the recommendation is for rubber hoses. I plan...
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Thanks for the additional info on the filters. ...

Thanks for the additional info on the filters.

Regarding the hoses, I am planning on installing stainless steel ones rather than rubber. Even though you've found stainless steel to be very...
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So as far as the screens (filters) go, it sounds...

So as far as the screens (filters) go, it sounds like they are permanently installed in the inlet valves, and I just need to check them and clean out any debris that may have collected there.
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replacing washing machine inlet hoses (inexperienced DIYer)

It's time for me to replace the water inlet hoses for my 5 year old washing machine. I'm not a super experienced DIYer, so I'm wondering if there is more to it than just shutting off the water,...
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Two responses suggest the material could be...

Two responses suggest the material could be brought in from rodents or other critters. That never occurred to me. But that might explain how the filter got a hole in it. My wife does sometimes...
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strange stuff in my Honda cabin (dust and pollen) filter

I recently checked the cabin filter in my wife's 2012 Honda CR-V, and was surprised at what I found in it. It had at least 6 or 7 small pieces of dark gray foam-like material about the size of a...
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Thanks for your input. It turned out that...

Thanks for your input.

It turned out that the wheel bearing test didn't result in a rumble.

I'm hearing the noise at different speeds and both while going straight down the road and after...
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I bought the car new in February 2014, and it has...

I bought the car new in February 2014, and it has 26,500 miles on it. I imagine the caliper pins have never been cleaned and lubricated. I didn't know that this type of maintenance is performed.
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Thanks guys. "Music louder" and "letting it go...

Thanks guys. "Music louder" and "letting it go "sounds like the proper route to take.
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I took my car to the repair shop at the Honda...

I took my car to the repair shop at the Honda dealer yesterday and they checked the cv boots, suspension, rack and pinion, and didn't see any problems. The technician took it out for a test drive and...
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Thanks for your input Pilot Dane and Norm201. I...

Thanks for your input Pilot Dane and Norm201. I think I'll take it in to the Honda dealer this coming week before the problem gets worse. I'm going to try to get a recording of the sound first...
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Honda Fit making noise after completing turns

I have a 2013 Honda Fit with an automatic transmission and about 26,000 miles on it. For about three months now, it has been periodically making a noise which lasts for about one second. I first...
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Thanks. Sounds like we could save some money if...

Thanks. Sounds like we could save some money if my son does the job.
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No. I haven't. I was asking about the...

No. I haven't. I was asking about the reasonableness of the estimated repair cost mainly for negotiating the price of the car. My 17 year old son wants to try to do the repair. He has learned a...
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Thanks flatcrank! It doesn't look like we...

Thanks flatcrank!

It doesn't look like we are going to buy the car--but, who knows maybe the one we buy will be a similar VW. I've never driven a car that was older than about 10 or 12 years,...
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evaporator purge valve for 2008 Scion tC

I am thinking of buying a 2008 Scion tC which has the "Check Engine" light illuminated. A local Toyota dealer's service shop looked the car over and said the check engine light was on because the...
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Thanks to everyone for your input. Your...

Thanks to everyone for your input. Your responses plus the input of two other VW dealership service shops make me feel more positive about buying an older VW. One VW dealer shop said that there...
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