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OK, thanks. I'm thinking because of some of the...

OK, thanks. I'm thinking because of some of the uneven coverage, I should maybe do another light sanding now. What do you think? How about deglosser and/or a brushed on primer before painting?
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Just a very quick once over with some fine...

Just a very quick once over with some fine sandpaper, but that's it.
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Wooden rocking chair painting

I am attempting to repaint some rocking chairs that were on my porch and am not getting very good results. Here's what I've done:

Washed them with Jomax cleaner, rinsed with power washer. This...
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OK, thanks for the suggestions!

OK, thanks for the suggestions!
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So good news... I was finally able to get it...

So good news... I was finally able to get it running again. I am guessing the lack of contact on the brake safety switch was the problem.

Any thoughts on what to start looking at regarding the...
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Thanks for the info. I tested the 2 switches by...

Thanks for the info. I tested the 2 switches by removing them and testing continuity with a multimeter. For the seat switch, I just jumped the 2 wires together with a paperclip just to isolate that...
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I have had a chance to troubleshoot some more...

I have had a chance to troubleshoot some more today and here is what I have done/found:

1. The seat safety switch tested OK.

2. The PTO safety switch tested OK.

3. The brake safety switch...
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I'm not sure which connector on the starter...

I'm not sure which connector on the starter solenoid is the trigger one, but I found that there are 2 bolt-on connectors (one to the battery and one going forward), plus a quick-connect that goes to...
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Thanks for the suggestions... I tried turning PTO...

Thanks for the suggestions... I tried turning PTO on & off and pressing/releasing the brake/clutch several times and neither worked.
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Bolens MTD mower issues

I have a 10 year old Bolens riding mower that was given to me a couple years ago and has done OK for a while but I am experiencing 2 issues now:

1. For a while now, the blades are slow to start...
12-29-15, 06:10 PM
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Posted By JamieO

Undoing zone heating/AC setup

I own a home with a zone heating/AC unit (heat pump) where one zone is an area with 2 bedrooms (up) and the other zone is a bonus room over the garage. The system wasn't working over the weekend and...
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Thanks for the input. Would I be OK using a palm...

Thanks for the input. Would I be OK using a palm sander or should I stick to doing by hand? And, what grit paper should I be using?
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Painting over stained railings/spindles

Last year, we had the floors in our house refinished and so the railings/spindles on the interior staircase no longer match the floor color. The company that did the floors recommended just painting...
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The can doesn't address a 2nd coat positive or...

The can doesn't address a 2nd coat positive or negative. Just says to apply one thin coat.
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Posted By JamieO

The can doesn't address a 2nd coat positive or...

The can doesn't address a 2nd coat positive or negative. Just says to apply one thin coat.
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From what I read on their (Olympic) web site, the...

From what I read on their (Olympic) web site, the concern is that the first coat seals the wood, so the 2nd could be more prone to peeling. That being said, talked with the best paint guy at the...
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Did I screw up staining my deck?

As the title suggests, I just finished staining/sealing my deck and not super-pleased with the result. As you can see in the photo below, some parts appear darker than others and I'm not sure if I...
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Riding mower blades won't engage in low cut height

I recently got a Bolens (MTD) riding mower as part of the deal when I bought my house. For a couple months, it worked just fine, but for the past few weeks, I can't get the blades to engage on any...
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Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking I'd...

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking I'd probably need to use solid stain on it, but glad to get that confirmation.
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Staining deck with new and old sections

I bought a house a few months ago with an older deck (10+ years) and we are currently building an addition which resulted in tearing down one part of the deck that will be re-built in a couple weeks...
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Posted By JamieO

Toilet tank leak repair failed

I discovered a leak this morning in between the tank and bowl to a toilet. After doing some online research, I took the two apart and bought a replacement tank seal kit at Lowe's and installed it....
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Sealing duct connections

I moved into a 15 year old house a couple months back and have been trying to lower my utility bills. A guy from the local utility company came out and said I am losing a lot of air in my duct...
06-21-14, 04:18 AM
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Posted By JamieO

Adding outlets in garage

I recently purchased a home (existing construction) that only has a couple of outlets in the garage and as luck would have it, none on the side of my work bench. So, I'd like to add some outlets.
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09-01-13, 06:26 PM
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Posted By JamieO

Ground cover idea

I recently built a 12 x 12 storage building on one side of my back yard, very close (within 3-4 ft) to the fence. I have been told that grass will not grow there given that the building and fence...
08-09-13, 05:23 AM
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Posted By JamieO

Portable generator grounding

I have a Yamaha EF2000is portable inverter generator and I am quite confused regarding whether I should be grounding it in some fashion. The manual states that I should. But, when I read the OSHA...
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