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I didn't use any new decking planks for the...

I didn't use any new decking planks for the repairs. I replaced some old screws, cleaned out and patched some rotted areas with a filler product.

I'm not sure "paint" is the proper word to...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Pressure Wash, Again?

I pressure washed my deck about 8-10 weeks ago. After it was all clean, I realized I needed to make some repairs. I have slowly made the necessary repairs and now ready to prime and paint the deck....
06-30-22, 12:58 PM
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I contacted a company rep I spoke with a couple...

I contacted a company rep I spoke with a couple of years ago, the product is the same. Plycem was the name of Allura's fiber cement board line of products. Allura decided to rename their fiber cement...
06-30-22, 09:20 AM
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Posted By WilliamH4

Plycem Cement Board - Allura

A couple of years ago, I started replacing soffit and fascia. I chose Plycem cement board because of the 25 year warranty. I'm now moving to the backside of my home to continue replacing soffit and...
03-13-22, 10:42 AM
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Posted By WilliamH4

Thank you

Thank you
03-13-22, 09:39 AM
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Posted By WilliamH4

Which Settings To Test For Parasitic Draw

Trying to test for a parasitic draw on my 99 Honda Odyssey. Where do I need to set my dial and which posts to use? If someone has the capability to circle or point to where I need to be, that would...
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Posted By WilliamH4

I may just leave it all alone if my MPG looks...

I may just leave it all alone if my MPG looks good. MPG has been terrible lately. Got a check engine light a couple of weeks ago. Code said it was most likely an oxygen sensor. I replaced both...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Assuming I'll have to cut away some of the...

Assuming I'll have to cut away some of the exhaust, are there options for adding pieces back without having to weld? Whatever is added has to marry to these ends. Still may buy a torch assuming I...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Marq1, I'm guessing you're correct, "parts don't...

Marq1, I'm guessing you're correct, "parts don't come apart". I have never tried to remove badly corroded/rusted exhaust and always thought there's NO WAY something like that can be unbolted.
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Posted By WilliamH4

I appreciate all the suggestions. My first,...

I appreciate all the suggestions.

My first, potential project (have not yet decided if or when I'll do it) is to replace a catalytic converter on a 99 Honda Odyssey. I'm fairly sure there's no...
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Posted By WilliamH4

I'm guessing Harbor Freight is going to be my...

I'm guessing Harbor Freight is going to be my best option. They have what appears to be a complete set up for around $330.00.
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Posted By WilliamH4

Acetylene Torch Recommendation

Looking to purchase a small acetylene torch. I'll use it to assist in removing that occasional rusted, stuck on nut and/or bolt. I don't really see anything on the small side. What I do see that's on...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Thank you, Doorman. Saves me a little trouble and...

Thank you, Doorman. Saves me a little trouble and a funny-looking install, LOL.
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Posted By WilliamH4

On second thought, I'll go ahead and cut a small...

On second thought, I'll go ahead and cut a small section out of the ceiling. I just watched a Chamberlain video, they say again specifically 2" of clearance from garage door to bottom of bracket....
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Posted By WilliamH4

When I pull the garage door up, there's actually...

When I pull the garage door up, there's actually nearly 2" of clearance from the uppermost part of the door (as it folds over like in the illustration) to the bottom of the rail. Somewhere in the...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Garage door opener bracket clearance on header

I'm installing a new garage door opener. The bracket that's supposed to be attached to the garage door header is too low? Per the instructions (copy attached), I'm supposed to install the bracket...
04-30-21, 07:49 AM
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Posted By WilliamH4

ThisOldMan, I think mine would have become a most...

ThisOldMan, I think mine would have become a most of the weekend thing too. Glad it was just a 20 amp fuse. Was too dark to complete the install and put back some of the panels I pulled off looking...
04-29-21, 06:47 PM
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Posted By WilliamH4

It was a 20 amp fuse. I didn't bother checking...

It was a 20 amp fuse. I didn't bother checking anything above 10 amps, so I missed it. Thanks for the input. Replacing the fuse was much easier than the alternative.
04-29-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By WilliamH4

The new radio came with a wiring harness that had...

The new radio came with a wiring harness that had to be connected to the ends of the old wiring harness. Ordered through Crutchfield, they do an excellent job of providing everything needed and great...
04-29-21, 05:48 PM
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Posted By WilliamH4

Installing New Car Stereo

I bought a new stereo for my old pickup truck, 1991 GMC Sierra. I removed the old stereo, then started installing the new wiring harness. I forgot to disconnect the battery, needless to say, I had a...
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Posted By WilliamH4

We kept this old van around mostly for utility....

We kept this old van around mostly for utility. The paint still looks great, interior is in excellent condition. I have an old GMC pickup but prefer the van for smaller projects around the house....
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Posted By WilliamH4

Perhaps my description "higher end" isn't...

Perhaps my description "higher end" isn't necessarily accurate. I chose the most expensive brake components when I bought them, hoping that equated to a better product. The van has been paid for for...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Thank you, Norm201. I actually installed higher...

Thank you, Norm201. I actually installed higher end rotors. This thing is old as heck, but it keeps on going. Want it to last as long as possible.
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Posted By WilliamH4

Wheel Warm to the Touch

1999 Honda Odyssey 205K miles
I just replaced the front rotors, calipers and pads on this Odyssey. After driving around yesterday, I noticed the wheels were warm. They're not hot, but certainly...
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Posted By WilliamH4

Thanks for the response, jrsick. I'll take a look.

Thanks for the response, jrsick. I'll take a look.
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