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whole house fan

my fan is (believe this or not) from l955!!! The motor has been replaced several times. It's not pulling air as it once did. An electrician sez i should get a 'stronger' motor. But I wonder if...
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baseboard problems

many thanks to you guys who gave advice. i have it all printed out for future techs. since i have a little electric heater for my bedroom, i will plan on fixing the boiler problems after xmas. ...
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baseboard problems

to #1: i can try pics, but really suck at that procedure.

#2: you're right about "valves" didn't know the right term. Of course, that;'s what happened. the air pocket moved from on radiator to...
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hot water boiler problems

in spring had an electric hot water system installed, turned off boiler during summer months. boiler back on recently and discovered 1 bedroom baseboard cold. (fellow who did water heater no longer...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-27-08, 12:58 PM
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new water heater

in spring i had installed an elec.wtr.htr that connects to my furnace (baseboard heat). all works well. what i've read suggests the tank should be insulated. then further rdg suggests newer tanks...
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wood deck needs redoing - AGAIN

15 old deck. it has been cleaned, restained several times and still looks like the dickens after one summer. my question is....can i paint it with porch paint? it's just gotten tooo expensive to...
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2001 subaru keyless remote

I managed to lose my keyless remote. Agency wants $65 (?) to replace. Is there a cheaper way of getting one?
02-21-08, 06:49 AM
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furniture restore

THANKYOU so much for the information. As always with these projects I'm in the dark and don't know where to start - thanks again
02-20-08, 04:12 PM
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restore furniture

A 4' buffet table needs re-doing. I bought Formby's thinking it would be a simple job to work the top (only) and then either minwax or varnish. I made the mistake of starting on a cold day and had...
02-12-08, 12:37 PM
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kitchen sink

thank you for your replies. I did stop at a plumbing supply house and their recommendation was the same. So guess I'll go with cast iron/enamel.
02-11-08, 05:47 PM
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kitchen sinks

about 4 yrs ago i had a new laminate countertop and sink installed. what an ugly disaster. The sink is a single bowl white (home depot) that has stained so badly it looks 30 yrs old. I would still...
01-24-08, 10:18 AM
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tub caulking turned yellow

several yrs ago I had a tub surround installed. where the tub meets the walls is caulked. i used car polish originally to "save" the walls from hard water stains...so far, so good, but the caulking...
11-08-07, 08:24 AM
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pretend headboard

I have baseboard heat (4" from wall)and headboards always sit away from the wall. my latest idea is to panel the 6' wide (under ranchwindow) down to baseboard. i don't want the 'plastic' look of...
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nails and/or screws

I could be in the wrong forum, but here goes. Where could i find a list of info about where to use nails/screws. whenever i go to look, i have NO idea what to ask for, and in mumbling, the clerks...
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lightweight miter saw

by lightweight i mean that i can easily pick it up as opposed to the heavyheavy ones. not sure what theyre made of...aluminum maybe?? so, does that reduce the usage and value by a lot?
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lightweight miter saw

gave my 'heavy' miter saw to my son and don't want it back. too old to lift that thing. wandering thro Sears i saw (and lifted) a lightweight miter saw. my needs are for trim moldings and...
07-04-07, 09:30 AM
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shed doors

several yrs ago we put up exterior plywood/painted doors on our shed. (shed is cinderblock on concrete attached to the house). they look awful - peeling paint and some warp. however, contractors...
07-01-07, 05:16 PM
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minwax stain/varnish

i coated an old bureau with the above. it was cleaned and slightly sanded beforehand. it is n ow a week and it's still sticky to the touch. what did i do wrong and how to correct. thanks ahead
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old bookcase into new

a mdf put together/take apart bookcase..approx.6'long by 4'hi with adjustable shelves. it was put together with long bolts that slip into a slot and turning make it tight. it got old and loosened. ....
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new furnace needed

my 35 yr old furnace is dying...i had it cleaned and repaired last summer, but i doubt without major expense it would last another year. I have an estimate from Thermo-Dynamics Boiler Compnay, CWL...
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low pressure in shower

the whole thing is new. thought that would solve the problem, but didn't. downstairs shower is fine..this one still dribbles
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shower faucet

bathroom redo - which I love -. I work off a well/pump and pressure is ok for most outlets. however, the shower head doesn't shoot out. my son adjusted a ring inside, but that was for hot/cold...
11-06-06, 05:26 PM
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casement window handles

I notice cold air coming thro the handles on the casement windows. it seems to come thro at the bottom of the plate that sits on the sill. how would i seal that small space without it looking...
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Posted By mlbauer

filter for shop vac

this shop vac is probably 12 yrs old...i had 4 filters waiting for me during this time. it's when i went to reorder i saw they were $34 a piece. same price from Sears or other suppliers. i'd...
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Posted By mlbauer

craftsman 12 gal shop vac

Went to buy a new filter (17816) and it was $34!!! how did this happen and when? anyone know where i can get same filter at more reasonable price?
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