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Question Hot Water Tank - Pilot Won't Light: Igniter or Thermocouple?

Hi,

I can't seem to light the pilot on my hot water tank, I took out the burner and when I click the "igniter" button I don't see any spark at the end; should I be seeing a spark here? I'm...
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Yes, I'm just going to rent that through Home...

Yes, I'm just going to rent that through Home Depot once I get the rest of the materials delivered.
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The Boxer 320 is a little cheaper, but I think...

The Boxer 320 is a little cheaper, but I think I'll move forward with the Dingo TX427 since it's heavier and has a bigger engine.

Thanks!
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@CarbideTipped What model Dingo did you rent? ...

@CarbideTipped What model Dingo did you rent?

I'm between renting a Boxer 320 or the Dingo TX427, the Dingo TX427 looks more powerful but I don't like that it doesn't have the platform that you...
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Question Bonding new concrete to existing concrete?

Hi,

Please see attached images below, I noticed the side wall of my concrete patio was coming apart so I decided to remove it. The last image is the other side of the wall, and it's what it...
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Grass/Dirt = 1 | Out of Shape Guy: 0 (haha) ...

Grass/Dirt = 1 | Out of Shape Guy: 0 (haha)

I'm thinking of renting a mini skid steer loader like the one on the following link:

Boxer 320 Mini Skid Loader Rental | Mini Skid Steer | Compact...
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Thanks for the pictures, this is very helpful to...

Thanks for the pictures, this is very helpful to see the whole process.

Good job on the patio, that tractor is one piece of equipment I wish I had for the excavation process but I guess it's...
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Your paver patio looks great, nice work! ...

Your paver patio looks great, nice work!

Ok, I think I will do the same and dig a depth where the pavers would end up being around 1" above the soil. This is good because I will still be able to...
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Ok, thank you; I'll stick with the same level of...

Ok, thank you; I'll stick with the same level of the grass.

Since I'm doing a decent size paver patio (16 x 22); what's the best method to make sure I excavated the middle area to the right 7 inch...
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Thanks for the quick reply! Ok, I'll remove...

Thanks for the quick reply!

Ok, I'll remove the tree roots and also slope 1/4" per foot.

Below is picture of my friend's patio, I was thinking of also maybe putting the pavers above the grass...
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Question Hi, Well I finally started the excavation...

Hi,

Well I finally started the excavation process; slow and steady...haha. I think this will be the biggest pain.

Please see attached pictures, I noticed I'm running into some tree roots; I...
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Thank you for the informative and detailed...

Thank you for the informative and detailed replies!

I'm having the patio start up against my house and out into the backyard, I've read online that I should grade the slope downwards away from the...
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Thank you for the quick reply! Yes, the...

Thank you for the quick reply!

Yes, the "quarry process (3/4-inch-or-less crushed stone)" will be the base and I will compact this.

However, I'm still up in the air if I should be using...
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Question Installing paver patio in backyard

Hi,

I'm in the process of installing a paver patio in my backyard. I'm going to use 2 inch pavers, so I'm planning on using 4 inches of "quarry process (QP)" and 1 inch of "concrete sand/stone...
10-05-15, 10:49 AM
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Question Skim Coating vs New Drywall?

Hi,

My brother-in-law purchased a home and in the master bedroom he had 2 layers of wallpaper and on top of the wood paneling. He ended up taking off the wood paneling and layers of wallpaper but...
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Question How much gravel do I need for patio (2 or 4 inches)?

Hi,

I'm in the process of gathering all the materials I need to do a 15x22 paver stone patio in my yard.

From what I've researched online, it says that I need to dig 7 inches into the ground...
11-21-14, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the replies! Yes, it's definitely...

Thanks for the replies!

Yes, it's definitely strange...

I think there is an outlet box there but I poked around the middle of the wall lined up with the outlet box, but nothing was there. I...
11-20-14, 05:10 PM
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Wood Studs 3" Inside Drywall?

Hi,

My brother-in-law moved into a new apartment complex, and I'm helping him hang some TVs on the wall. I've put 2 up so far; which were easy because the wood studs were where they should be...
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Question Setting Thermostat Winter Temps - Turn Off When Not Home Or Leave It Low?

Hi,

I live in a colonial house; so my family room / kitchen / etc. are on the 1st floor, and then all the bedrooms are on the 2nd floor.

I'm trying to figure out what the best thermostat...
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Question Single Stud TV Mount (60 Inch LED TV) - WIll It Hold?

Hi,

I've wall mounted my fair share of TVs in my house, and I always used a TV wall bracket that mounts on 2 wooden studs.

I'm helping out my brother-in-law that moved into a new apartment...
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Question Upgrade 1965 Peerless Gas Boiler To New High Efficiency Boiler - Worth It?

Hi,

My home still has the original 1965 peerless gas boiler that was installed and it still works fine.

However, I was just wondering for people who have replaced their old gas boilers with a...
10-07-14, 06:51 AM
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Please see attached images to visualize it...

Please see attached images to visualize it better...

I haven't cut any holes in the laundry/garage room but I'm guessing that there is just an empty roof cavity that is getting shared between my...
10-06-14, 06:54 AM
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Question Family Room/Laundry Room & Attached Garage - Air Drafts (Insulation)

Hi,

Now with winter fast approaching, I'm revisited by an issue I noticed last year during our 1st winter in the house.

I noticed that the small crawl space in the attached garage which I...
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Actually, this Yard Machines (MTD) one doesn't...

Actually, this Yard Machines (MTD) one doesn't look bad either. The price is good and it comes with a 357cc engine instead of the 254cc/291cc enigne in the Ariens models I posted.

Yard Machines...
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Thanks for the replies! I'm located in NJ/NY...

Thanks for the replies!

I'm located in NJ/NY area; so the snow varies throughout the year from 3 to 12+ inches.

Not sure about the sq/ft. but I basically have to snow blow a 2 car wide garage...
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