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10-15-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,761
Posted By Mr. Fix It

True Value Hardware At one time, you...

True Value Hardware

At one time, you couldn't buy them in my area unless you were a contractor. But now they have them right on the shelf.

Usually around $8 or $10 depending on the store and...
10-15-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,031
Posted By Mr. Fix It

What you need to do is go to a propane dealer and...

What you need to do is go to a propane dealer and set up a account!

When I was a kid and everyone heated their homes with coal in my neighborhood, because there was no natural gas in my area.
My...
10-15-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,031
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Most times it is just a racket. Propane...

Most times it is just a racket.

Propane dealers are out to sell propane not tanks.

Testing a tank is all just a part of doing business.

Usually when you have the same tank as the gas...
10-15-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Smart people would use Ditra and Kerdi ...

Smart people would use Ditra and Kerdi


Schluter-DITRA - Schluter-Systems (http://www.schluter.com/6_1_ditra.aspx)
10-15-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,021
Posted By Mr. Fix It

If the garage floor is cement, you will want to...

If the garage floor is cement, you will want to use a gasket under the plate and you will want to use treated lumber for the plate and anything else that might be exposed to moisture and tap con the...
10-15-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,893
Posted By Mr. Fix It

The road to hell was paved with good intentions. ...

The road to hell was paved with good intentions.

The guy that built the wall did it right for him. I can only imagine that you wife is bugging you to get rid of the paneling and redo the drywall....
10-15-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,549
Posted By Mr. Fix It

I agree with Wayne, the insulation should be on...

I agree with Wayne, the insulation should be on the ceiling of the first floor and not on the second story ceiling / against the roof and the second floor should be used for storage and not a living...
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Mr. Fix It

There should be two clips one on each side of the...

There should be two clips one on each side of the terminals.

Usually they are sealed with a Dielectric grease or a heavy tar to keep out moisture. So it is kind of hard to pull out.

Some...
10-15-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,322
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Do you have your fans exhausting into the attic? ...

Do you have your fans exhausting into the attic?

That is a definite no no.

A exhaust fan blowing warm moist air up into a cold space will cause the rafters to freeze and will cause all kinds of...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,873
Posted By Mr. Fix It

We had one of those benders when I first started...

We had one of those benders when I first started racing and it put such a large kink in the pipe and the pipe was so constricted where the bend was at that we just threw it away and kept the jack.
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Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mr. Fix It

The problem with people who buys Toyota Camery's...

The problem with people who buys Toyota Camery's and Honda Accords is that they get them cheap and then they get such good gas mileage that they never really put any money into them and then when...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,819
Posted By Mr. Fix It

The rear wheel drive Astro Van shares many...

The rear wheel drive Astro Van shares many components with the 1980's G body GM platform vehicles. Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, Grand national.

The wheels and brakes in the front has a larger wheel...
10-14-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,549
Posted By Mr. Fix It

My opinion has always been that a attic should be...

My opinion has always been that a attic should be a cold space and that the insulation should only be to the room side and not on the roof side.

You need air flow inside of the attic to take away...
Replies: 9
Views: 47,701
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Let's see, you turn the engine on and you drive...

Let's see, you turn the engine on and you drive it about a block and it gets hot and boils over.

Sounds like a head gasket to me.

You open up the Rad cap and you can hear gurgling - hopefully...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Turn off the water, and the main power for the...

Turn off the water, and the main power for the boiler, remove the nut, go to a plumbing supply store and buy a new bleeder and replace the faulty bleeder with the new one and then turn the boiler on...
Replies: 2
Views: 6,919
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Don't go through what I went through, make sure...

Don't go through what I went through, make sure that the fill valve works before you start to do anything with your boiler.

Chances are if the lines were full of dirt the fill valve is also.

I...
Replies: 2
Views: 7,202
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Most times you start with the obvious. Spark...

Most times you start with the obvious.

Spark Plugs - at least once every 60,000 miles

Wires about the same time

Distributor cap - why you would replace the rotor and not the cap is beyond...
10-12-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Mr. Fix It

I got a problem here with what you are building...

I got a problem here with what you are building and how you are building it. Durock is a great product - when it comes to building a bathroom for tile and for protection against moisture.

But in...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Model...

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Read this;
10-12-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Usually when basements are poured, they are built...

Usually when basements are poured, they are built to house the plumbing and electrical and heating systems and are not meant to be a living space.

Usually somewhere in the floor you will find a...
10-12-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,366
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Just to comment on the comment of the people who...

Just to comment on the comment of the people who asked if you waterproof the outside and your waterproof the inside - where does the water go.

The answer is that if you remove all soil from around...
10-12-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Any good contractor or excavator knows about 1...

Any good contractor or excavator knows about 1 Call.

Call before you dig.

The phone company will send someone out with a tester which will tell you where all your gas, water, electric, phone,...
10-12-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mr. Fix It

Some pictures would help here. My advice is...

Some pictures would help here.

My advice is to use a bonding agent that will allow the new cement to stick to the old cement.

You will need to remove all the old loose cement / stone etc before...
10-12-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By Mr. Fix It

My advice is to build a addition onto your home...

My advice is to build a addition onto your home and not try to make a livable space out of a basement.

The reason for wanting a open ceiling is to be able to get to those pipes and wires if you...
10-12-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mr. Fix It

The only way to get guidance is to actually ask a...

The only way to get guidance is to actually ask a question.

You need to write your idea's down on paper and get some sort of idea what you want to do and then physically think it out before you...
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