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05-12-21, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Robert111

Spackle Compound For Rotted Window Sills ?

Hello,

The wooden sills on several of my windows have lots of rot and holes
in them. Probably to be expected after 35 years or so.

Big hassle in finding a carpenter, and cutting them out, and...
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Robert111

Thermopile ignition system for hot water home heat.

Hi,

Seems to be lots of very contradictory info. on this.
Even our Town Inspector wasn't sure.

Want to replace our 35 yr old house heating furnace.
Forced hot water
Natural Gas.

Has the...
05-02-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Robert111

Backup Electrical (Gas) Generator For House ?

Hello,

Hope this is the correct Forum for this.

About to start looking seriously into an entire-house outside backup electrical Generator, Generic or Koehler.

Have lots of concerns about it,...
04-28-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Robert111

Simple generator sizing/wattage question

Hello,

Simple question, but want to be sure I have it right, as I am trying to size for an external electrical backup generator. Live in a typical Colonial.

The electrical service that comes...
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Robert111

Green Gobbler For Toilets Question ?

Hello,

Have a toilet that doesn't drain well.

Not sure if the obstruction is in a part of the toilet we cannot see,
or more likely the pipe run, with a few elbows, to our septic system.

So,...
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Robert111

Shower Tile & Grout Cleaning Question, Please ?

Hello,

Regarding cleaning of Tile and Grout in Shower Stall, please:

Those Mister Clean sponges/pads works fairly well for the Tile surfaces, but
does nothing for the discolored grout between...
10-12-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Robert111

ThermoPile Placement In Pilot Flame ?

Hello,

Trying to learn a bit about the ThermoPile ignition system on our
(old) gas fired forced hot water heating system.

Looked at several YouTube videos, but none too clear on this:
...
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Robert111

From OP: Just a Bit More On, Please.

Hello,

Would be most appreciative for some additional thoughts and opinions on the following from you expert folks.
Live in New England; typical Colonial.

As I mentioned, I have a 35 year old...
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Robert111

Hot water boiler with mv thermopile control

Hello,

Have a 35 year old forced hot water heating furnace.
House is a typical Colonial in Mass.

The controls of the furnace are of the milli-volt "Therm-Pile" type, which is just great.
in...
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Robert111

Effective (and safe) Toilet Clog Remover Liquid Suggestions

Hi,

Looking for an effective and safe liquid product that I can
add to the toilet water to hopefully remove a partial block.

Liquid Plumber products all seem to say "not for toilets"

The...
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Robert111

Picking The Right Spring For An Overhead Door ?

Hi Folks.
Great Forums and folks.

Have a typical garage door (overhead) in my house which is
a Colonial. Two garages.

I have a broken lift spring in one, and need to order a replacement.
I...
04-16-15, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Robert111

From OP:

Hi,

Thanks for suggestions.

The fence would basically be for keeping our youngster in place, and where
we can watch him.

Also, have been some sightings of foxes, etc. in area; hopefully...
04-15-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Robert111

Backyard Fence Material Questions, Please.

Hi Folks,
Great Forums.

Hope to learn about something from you folks first prior to calling in some Contractors.

Thinking of a fence for our backyard.
Know nothing about fences.

Want an...
08-29-14, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Robert111

From OP: Followup. OSB ?

Hi,

Much thanks for info.
Appreciate it very much.

Not clear on this:

What's "better" for the floor under the tile:
Plywood, or the OSB Board mentioned ? Why ?
08-28-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Robert111

Bathroom Tiling Questions, Please

Hello,

Looks like we will have to have our bathroom re-done.

Have the following questions, please.

a. Will be using the typical ceramic tile.
Is there a difference between ceramic...
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Robert111

High Pressure Pressure Washers For Moss/Algae On Driveway ?

Hello,

Lots of Forums where, I guess, this could be posted.
If you think there's a better one, please let me know.

Have an Asphalt driveway with lots and lots of green Moss (algae ?) on
it.
...
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By Robert111

Cordless Phone Ringer & Flasher Problems. (Panasonc Unit)

Hello,

Sr. Citizen, very, now, so please bear with me a bit.
I will try to explain my Ringer/Flasher problems as best i can.

Have a 1 yr old Digital Panasonic Cordless Phone System that I am...
06-21-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By Robert111

Snap Together Switch Plates Covers ?

Hello,

Years ago I remember seeing in HD plastic Switch Plates for home usage that snapped together.

It was possible using these to make up most any combination; perhaps two typical single...
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Robert111

Phone Plug, or...? Data Plug ?

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Hello,

First time I ever uploaded a pix; hope it works.

Seems like several Sub-Forums here are applicable to my question, so not too sure how to handle. I know double-posts are a...
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Robert111

Phone Or Possibly Data Plug ? Or,...?

Hello,

Seems like several Sub-Forums here are applicable to my question, so not too sure how to handle. I know double-posts are a no-no. Suggestions ?

Question: I have been looking at all...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,479
Posted By Robert111

What Smoke/Fire Detector To Purchase ?

Hello,

I wish to replace 10 year old smoke detectors in my kid's house.
They work off of the 110V house supply, but also have a battery backup.

They are the wired-together type, where if one...
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Robert111

LED Bulbs, And Dimmers For Question

Hello,

Know nothing about those new LED bulbs, but guess I'm going to have to learn about them, like it or not. Sure are expensive.

a. Cree a "good brand" ?

b. Have Dining Room Dimmer,...
05-08-14, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,394
Posted By Robert111

Andersen Replacement Windows ? "Fibrex" ?

Hello,

Regarding the "Renewal By Andersen" replacement windows:

a. who are you actually dealing with ?

Are these individual franchises ?

Who stands behind their warranty: the franchisee...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By Robert111

Deck Coatings: "Restore", And The Several Others ?

Hello,

Have an older wooden Deck, the surface of which is pretty splintered
and not too smooth anymore. But the wood itself, seems good; just a miserable surface now.

I've seen several ads...
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By Robert111

From OP: Thanks.

Hi,

Thanks for lead and help.

Will contact them.

Appreciate the help.

Regards,
Bob
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