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08-06-22, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Bruce H

I would not go directly over plywood. A few...

I would not go directly over plywood. A few months ago I put new tile in my kitchen, but I wasn't able to use cement board because my dishwasher then wouldn't go back under the countertop. After...
07-16-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Bruce H

Just an update, I finally found on the Nibco...

Just an update, I finally found on the Nibco website that the Nibco 90 has been discontinued and repair parts are no longer available. Based on when I installed the Nibco, it had already been...
07-14-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Bruce H

I spent about 45 minutes online and couldn't find...

I spent about 45 minutes online and couldn't find anything that looks like the Nibco 90 end I'm looking for. I did fins a Matco-Norca insert that looks like the piece I want, but I have no clue if it...
07-14-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Bruce H

Replacing frostproof sillcock

I have to replace/overhaul a 12" Nibco frostproof sillcock. It almost shuts off completely and when on, it leaks past the stem. I have looked at 3 different big box stores and Amazon and all I can...
06-27-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Bruce H

Something a painter showed me years ago was to...

Something a painter showed me years ago was to tear off a chunk off a paper shopping bag and rub the poly down after the final coat to smooth out very minor roughness. Just be sure not to use the...
06-07-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Bruce H

cwbuff, I hear you on the chemical thing. Last...

cwbuff, I hear you on the chemical thing. Last year I had a run-in with Agent Orange from my time in Vietnam. I've seen the vinegar weed killer and I may try that first, although I've heard mixed...
06-07-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Bruce H

I think I have pretty much decided to kill...

I think I have pretty much decided to kill everything and start over. My biggest fear is that I could spend weeks going through and try selectively removing weeds like I started doing, only to have...
06-07-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Bruce H

Big weed problem

I have big problems! I have an area where there is supposed to be ground cover that weeds (grass) has taken over. I started to dig everything out and see if I could separate weeds with their roots...
03-13-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Bruce H

Forty years of designing highrise and lowrise...

Forty years of designing highrise and lowrise apartment buildings and I haven't seen anything like that. Maybe a sound or fire rated wall/ceiling that has been caulked and the caulk is being squeezed...
02-18-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Bruce H

Update: I made a 1/4 batch using all butter and...

Update:
I made a 1/4 batch using all butter and reduced the extract and added a little vanilla. That's MUCH better! My next experiment will be using real bananas. The trick will be letting them get...
02-18-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Bruce H

I've been thinking about this for a while and...

I've been thinking about this for a while and this morning decided I would try the suggestions here and maybe a few other things. So to save ingredients, I just scaled back the ingredients to 1/4...
02-17-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Bruce H

I'm just curious, what is the reason behind using...

I'm just curious, what is the reason behind using shortening + butter vs. all butter? Is it to just to cut down on cost or does it have to do with texture or ?? Interesting thought to substitute a...
02-17-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Bruce H

Banana flip recipe help

I am trying to make banana flips that I loved so much as a kid from the late 50's and on. I'm getting closer, but it's just not quite there yet with the filling. What I'm wondering is what happens if...
01-06-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Bruce H

Thanks for the responses!

Thanks for the responses!
01-06-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Bruce H

12/2 romex on 15A breaker?

I need to relocate the 14/2 romex going to my dishwasher. It's a 15A dedicated circuit per manufacturer. When I reroute it, it isn't long enough. I have a lot of 12/2 romex, but no 14/2. Can I run my...
11-22-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Bruce H

Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology. I see two...

Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology. I see two kinds of line voltage t-stats at the big box stores. What I call mechanical have a round knob that turns to adjust temperature; the other type has a...
11-22-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Bruce H

Thanks bulova! Unfortunately, that's a bit above...

Thanks bulova! Unfortunately, that's a bit above my pay grade. If it happens again, I may just replace it.

Does anyone have any opinions on which type t-stat lasts longer, electronic or...
11-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Bruce H

Line voltage t-stat issue

I have a Honeywell line voltage t-stat RLV3150 controlling a 2500 watt, 240V electric baseboard, installed 1/18/2016. Twice in the last week I've come into a cold room. The display shows that it's...
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Bruce H

Thank you all for the responses! I think I'll...

Thank you all for the responses! I think I'll give Amazon a shot.
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Bruce H

Battery dilemma

I have an old Makita 14.4 cordless drill that uses a Ni-Mh battery. The drill itself works great, but it's getting to where battery life isn't very good any more. I've looked at name brand Makita...
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Bruce H

OK, you talked me down, polymeric it is! When I...

OK, you talked me down, polymeric it is! When I originally did this patio area, I just used plain sand in the joints. It lasted about 10 - 12 years before I had to start dealing with plant growth,...
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Bruce H

Polymeric sand substitute?

Background: I have a large paver patio that is about 18 years old. A few areas have settled a bit and I'm in the process of removing and resetting pavers in those areas. I'm going to be cleaning out...
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Bruce H

The best waterproofing system you can use is a 60...

The best waterproofing system you can use is a 60 mil, self-adhering, rubberized sheet waterproofing. That's then covered by a protection board prior to backfilling. That's the system our office...
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Bruce H

Minnesota's energy code requires insulation...

Minnesota's energy code requires insulation around the perimeter of any structure at the floor line and down to prevent cold transfer into the structure. If there's a basement, it's easy, all the...
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Bruce H

If you go ahead with the framing, with or without...

If you go ahead with the framing, with or without the tarp, be sure to brace it really well.
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