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10-25-10, 07:40 AM
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Posted By va1234

Chandler, Thank you fro your response. That...

Chandler,

Thank you fro your response. That is one option i didn't think of.

Given that earlier owner put a wood strip on top of door molding, do you think the blinds hardware can sit on it...
10-22-10, 02:15 PM
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Views: 2,277
Posted By va1234

Patio Door Verticle Blinds

Our Sliding door to deck is wider than others with three panels. It is coming to around 132 inch wide and 84 inch height.

I found some blinds in Walmart for widest being 74/84($60). Lowes has...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By va1234

Help needed with hardwood flooring

Hi All,
I know this is the place to go for real and expert answers.

I am starting on a project of going for hardwood floor on my top level. I have Bruce Natural Red Oak Hardwood in main level....
01-18-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,483
Posted By va1234

Cold draft in the house - need to figure

Hi All,
We have a gas fireplace in our family room in our townhouse. In the whole house when we come to the family room we can see that we are pretty much sitting outside (its deadly cold) even...
08-01-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
Posted By va1234

Thanks Bill. Who would i call for this kinda...

Thanks Bill. Who would i call for this kinda work? I am not sure a handyman can handle such job What do you say?
Should i call a locksmith.. that will be very expensive i guess ... could you throw a...
07-19-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
Posted By va1234

Patio door question

Hi
We have a sliding glass patio door. It currently have handles on both sides with a liver from inside for locking. Handle is of spacing 3 15/18" i guess.

My objective is to change the handles...
06-11-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By va1234

Garden hose faucet leaking

Hi There,
Faucet on the back of our townhouse, for watering lawn started leaking yesterday. It was working fine but yesterday we noticed even after shutting the sillcock i see good amount of water...
Replies: 1
Views: 5,131
Posted By va1234

Moen Kitchen sink faucet repair question

HI,
Our single handle moen kitchen faucet started leaking whenever we use it or turn it around. So far we noticed it leak when we apply some pressure in opening the tap or when the handle turned...
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Views: 911
Posted By va1234

Exterier caulking

Looks like caulking gone bad where my deck meets with door threshold.
What is this material? It looks like some white transparent caulk but not the one we use for bathtubs. I see this same material...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By va1234

Appreciate your response Marksr.

Appreciate your response Marksr.
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Views: 1,079
Posted By va1234

One Handyman who was at our house today said it...

One Handyman who was at our house today said it doesn't look that bad i may have to spray good sealant (treatment) to cover-up minor cracks. Is that the same you are suggesting.

As you rightly...
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By va1234

Thank you once again. It is so difficult to...

Thank you once again.
It is so difficult to hire a handyman. Another guy i called yesterday said he estimates $600 without even looking as he says he is very sure of what needs to be done :)

I...
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Views: 1,079
Posted By va1234

Our deck is around 8 years old. You are right, i...

Our deck is around 8 years old. You are right, i may have done the pressure wrong by holding too close or with too much pressure. As you guessed i did natural color sealant.

How do i go about it...
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By va1234

Thanks Marks. I am not sure about double layer or...

Thanks Marks. I am not sure about double layer or single layer. All i know is ours is asphalt shingle roof and our house is 8 yrs old. Outer layer that we see is of color black.

From the distance...
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Views: 1,079
Posted By va1234

deck cleaning suggestion needed

Hi,
Last year i did pressure washed my deck. Since then i am seeing small and long chips stick into our feet and we can see that our deck wood looks very rough. I see lot of cracks (on the outer...
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By va1234

roof repair suggestion needed

Hi While looking thru binoculars at my townhouse roof top from a distance i noticed that there are one or two shingle pieces (is that what the black sheets on the roof called?) might have comes off...
04-10-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By va1234

Jay, Thanks for the details. Where can i find...

Jay,
Thanks for the details. Where can i find the DYI steps for them. Of course not for cleaning but when you say indoor coil .. where do i find it. Check compressor amp draw, how do i do it. What...
04-08-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By va1234

Air conditioning Winter tuneup

We have York Air condition system in our townhouse. I see everybody talking about Spring tune-up of the system, getting ready for Summer.

What exactly they do? Is it really needed. I do keep...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By va1234

kenmore washer doesn't spin

Hi There,
Our 90 series Kenmore washer (Model 110.26902691) wouldn't spin. When we start it fills with water and cycle seems to be running fine but when we notice inside the center pole is not...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By va1234

Snow deicing

Hi, Apology if this is not the right place for this question but i was not sure where to put it.

Due to ongoing snow fall in east coast, we had 1.5" of snow and my driveway is full of snow. I...
01-24-07, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By va1234

Thanks Jeff. Will go ahead. I was concerned that...

Thanks Jeff. Will go ahead. I was concerned that he is suggesting to replace without need. I was under impression that it could have been fixed without replacement with no risk.
01-23-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By va1234

Called a HVAC guy. He inspected the unit and jump...

Called a HVAC guy. He inspected the unit and jump started the unit (pulled couple of wires and connected them directly) and the unit is working fine.

So he said the pressure valve/gauge ?? is gone...
01-21-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By va1234

HELP HELP Heater doesn't start

Hi All,
Its freezing here today and we woke up today to find that our (forced GAS) heater is not turning on even when the thermostat falls low. (Termostat needle is off the dial now as it is...
Replies: 11
Views: 9,519
Posted By va1234

Nissan Altima oil change

Hi i have 6yr old Altima which was always going to mechanic for oil change. As recently our driving has increased we had to change oil more frequently. I am thinking of trying it on my own. I have...
08-02-06, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,108
Posted By va1234

Thanks for your input. I refrain from...

Thanks for your input. I refrain from professionals as they use chemicals which could create problem with my todler.
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