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Kitchenaid glass top range will not turn off

I have a glass top "drop-in" range from Kitchenaid that has one burner that did not turn off today. The "power on" indicator light went out and the dial "clicked" intot eh off position, but it never...
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Ice Maker on Kenmore 3 door Refrigerator

I have a Kenmore refrigerator that is not making ice. It seems like the bar that stops it when full is broken. It will cycle and produce Ice one time and then stop. If I push the bar down until I...
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Posted By ddarpel

They will get a lot of weather - they will be...

They will get a lot of weather - they will be left outside all year long in TN without any cover. I'm thinking I may take the risk with an outdoor penetrating stain.
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Posted By ddarpel

Wood chairs

I am building outdoor chairs out of #2 Pine (untreated). My plans call for painting them with good primer and exterior paint when complete. Is there a staining option with the untreated wood? I'd...
08-15-08, 08:31 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

For what it is worth

I am typically the one getting help and not giving advice - I am not a plumber, just a DIY'r with some experience with these supply lines.

I had a month of Sundays (literally) trying to make the...
07-30-08, 12:32 PM
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Posted By ddarpel

thanks for the reply! I'm putting it right...

thanks for the reply!

I'm putting it right against a wall that is heated on the opposite side and next to a back door. My best guess is that I will have less than 10 days a year to even worry...
07-30-08, 11:25 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

Garage Sink

I'm planning the installation of a garage sink. I am on the fence about if I need to worry about freezing pipes and drains. At about $50 to put heat tape on the supply lines and trap I think it...
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Posted By ddarpel

Do not cut the bottom of the door. Of all my DIY...

Do not cut the bottom of the door. Of all my DIY projects, the time I cut the bottom of a steel door is the only time I think I made a real mistake. Try taking off the weather stripping and finding...
05-30-08, 12:39 PM
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Posted By ddarpel

Ouch! Thanks - good to know.

Ouch! Thanks - good to know.
05-30-08, 12:26 PM
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Posted By ddarpel

tools

I don't want to de-rail the thread, but why is it good to have some incandescent light when using rotating tools? I'm starting to wire my Garage/workshop this weekend!
05-27-08, 09:56 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

Planning for Garage Woodworking Shop

I use my 2 1/2 car garage a lot for a woodworking shop. I am trying to do small projects to get it to the ultimate shop for me. The first one is going to be lights. Right now there are two bare...
05-23-08, 06:55 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

Watch the Watts

I use one of these timers for an outside xmas light setup. They have various models that have different ratings. This forum helped me understand my mistake after I about melted the first one I...
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Posted By ddarpel

I think I have a plan

I think this is where I am going to land -

trap in the bsmt
std faucet with easy to reach shut-offs inside for the coldest times.
"winter faucet" - frost free hose for winter use

I like the...
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Posted By ddarpel

Thanks for the replies! Thezster - you are...

Thanks for the replies!

Thezster - you are not being overly simplistic. I had the same thought, but the best I could do still had the drain about 1/4 inch fromt he wall. While I was happy with...
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Posted By ddarpel

Garage sink

I want to put a sink in my garage but I am concerned about freezing pipes (garage is not heated and I like in Northern KY). The location would have easy access to pass through an insulated wall and...
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Posted By ddarpel

Moving a shower drain

I am putting ashower inthe basement. The floor is a slab and it has a rough in for the shower/tub. I plan to put in a larger shoer than the plan the rough in was based on. Assume the rough in is...
11-27-07, 07:51 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

I'm now very frustrated. I worked in a light...

I'm now very frustrated. I worked in a light rain yesterday ( I know electricity and water don't mix, but when it rains is when I have the issue so...). I was trying everything to figure out which...
11-26-07, 11:04 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

WOW - thank you all for the replies. Sounds...

WOW - thank you all for the replies.

Sounds like I have a plan:

1. double check all lights are outdoor, good cords and up high and dry - I think these are all OK, but a second or third look...
11-26-07, 10:21 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

Thanks for the reponse. But does that mean I...

Thanks for the reponse. But does that mean I have to accept re-setting the GFI after every rain? Is there some suggestion on how to troubleshoot where the issue is in "system."
11-26-07, 09:47 AM
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Posted By ddarpel

Unhappy 'Tis the season - Christmas light question

I had a near mis-hap last year with my lights - long story that ends with me installing a dedicated 15amp breaker for my lights.

The fist thing in line is an in-wall timer (rated 1800 Watts -...
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