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yes, you got it. The door sticks out 7 feet and...

yes, you got it. The door sticks out 7 feet and in only about a foot for the counterweight. I'll try to get some pics. I was really hoping someone would have slain this dragon already...
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One piece pull out door opener repair?

I have a one piece pull out door. The opening is 17' wide and 7' tall. The door pivots at the top of the opening and a counterweight extends about a foot higher and is in the form of large box that...
01-23-09, 09:39 PM
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In my experience gyp is pretty prone to cracks...

In my experience gyp is pretty prone to cracks and deterioration over the long term. As the wood expands and contracts, even in our dry climate here, if the glue bond is real strong it will pull up...
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Angry painting over graffiti ***ENRAGED***

Here is a link to some pictures of my house. I just repainted the entire inside, new laminate floors, new vinyl floors, new blinds throughout and rented it to some nice (seeming) college students. ...
07-18-05, 10:44 PM
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PVC/Cast issue....

The previous owners or their contractors replaced the the trap and vent of the only tub. It was cast, probably with a drum trap, and now is PVC straight from the floor drain and overflow to the...
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Entry Announcer Doorbell combo?

This seemed to be the best place to ask this question. I am looking for a wireless doorbell that includes some sort of electric eye/motion detector for the upstairs apartment at my house. I have...
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Here is a little trick I learned sewing believe...

Here is a little trick I learned sewing believe it or not. I am going to assume your line will curve like it is the "top" of an arc not the bottom. Take a piece of string and tape it with low tack...
01-07-04, 02:29 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

Any suggestions on how to build the portable...

Any suggestions on how to build the portable service?
01-07-04, 01:52 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

well, semi-portable. I would like to set this up...

well, semi-portable. I would like to set this up for my woodshop in an outbuilding. I would like to run a tablesaw and a joiner on 220, but not simultaneously. I also would like to be able to plug...
01-07-04, 09:45 AM
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temporary outdoor service install

Hi guys,

I need to run temporary electrical service to a shed. The shed is about 120' from the panel on my house. What I would like to do is find a way to make essentially a very long VERY high...
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10-4 chfite. Thank ya, I guess I'll go fill and...

10-4 chfite. Thank ya, I guess I'll go fill and check.
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How much oil for a Milwaukee 6377 worm drive?

I have a Milwaukee 6377 worm drive which I got used. I don't have a manual and the pdf at the Milwaukee site doesn't seem to want to open for me. I drained the old thick, nasty, very dark oil and...
06-20-03, 02:27 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

Sounds like the switches are worn out to me.

Sounds like the switches are worn out to me.
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Garage door opener was smoking....

now it is not working. I installed a used Automatic Doorman model 455 at a friends house. The opener worked great a few times, then started smoking at then end of each open or lower run. Now it...
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Garage door installation tips please

Hi there guys,

A good friend of mine has recently had a near total collapse of her garage due to snow load. The original framing was very poor and to be honest I am surprised it stood as long as...
01-20-03, 04:43 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

There are some nifty modular cover plates at Home...

There are some nifty modular cover plates at Home Depot. I recently had an application that I could not find a coverplate for anywhere and made my own. I need a 2-gang box covered with a plate that...
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I can keep the plate from warping, I was thinking...

I can keep the plate from warping, I was thinking the rod would go at least 3/4 of the way through the shelf, i.e 6" in a 8" deep shelf, or 4.5" in a 6" shelf. Thanks for the reply.

Bob
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I'm gonna drill some holes in Sandstone tomorrow..any suggestions?

I am going to try a little experiment making shelves from sandstone slabs. I am sure you have seen the shelves available at numerous retail outlets which fasten a bracket with two horizontal posts...
12-09-02, 05:25 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

FYI - I replaced the toasted looking contactors...

FYI - I replaced the toasted looking contactors and all the wiring, re-assembled and it has worked great for over a week.
12-03-02, 10:47 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

Spa heater problems

Hi guys,
I have asked a question or two about this before, but here is the whole story. I have a 300-ish gallon Brett Aqualine spa that is pretty old. I would guess 10 yrs old or more. It has a...
10-24-02, 12:48 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

The PVC fittings, i.e. elbows, T's, Y's, etc are...

The PVC fittings, i.e. elbows, T's, Y's, etc are biult with the appropriate slope built in this manner. A 90* elbow is not actually 90*. It is just a bit more than 90* (how much more needs a better...
10-09-02, 11:18 AM
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Posted By BobMachus

I cut the power to the unit and removed the...

I cut the power to the unit and removed the heater. The contacts were very dirty and one set (there are two sets of "points-like" contacts) was very pitted. I removed every wire connection and...
10-09-02, 11:14 AM
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Posted By BobMachus

I went and talked to them regarding that and they...

I went and talked to them regarding that and they said "there is no directive regarding clearances, but you must follow manufacturers recomendations." Thanks for try tho.

Bob
10-03-02, 10:58 PM
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Posted By BobMachus

Baseboard heater clearances

I have Intertherm baseboard heat in a room over my garage. I am trying to figure out how far from the baseboard unit I have to put my cabinets. The baseboard unit is on one wall and on an attached...
10-01-02, 11:18 AM
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Posted By BobMachus

Erratic hot tub heat

My hot is starting to do some wierd things with it's heat. It will be 102* one day and 70* the next, then 104* then 80*. When the heater knob is turned it sometimes kicks the heat on and some times...
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