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07-14-09, 08:59 AM
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What is plucking off my squash flowers?

First time vegetable gardening...

We planted a bunch of squash plants, and they have been (seemingly) thriving. However, I've noticed that everytime a flower seems to end its "flowering"...
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Belatedly, thank you for the reply, tow_guy! It...

Belatedly, thank you for the reply, tow_guy! It turns out my "stabilizers" were shot, and had to be replaced (not, in my case, a DIY project). But with new stabilizers, the creaking is gone.
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"Creaking" from rear at low speeds - 03 Protege 5

For about 1 1/2 - 2 months now, i've been experiencing a "creaking" noise that seems to be coming from the rear (and maybe the rear driver side..) of my 2003 Mazda Protege 5.

It sounds like a...
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Posted By tpl1212

In somewhat of an answer to my own question, I...

In somewhat of an answer to my own question, I found that "yes," there is a way to adjust the "feet" of a dishwasher...as shown in this image:
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GE Profile Dishwasher door "shifted" - won't close

Randomly, seemingly over the course of a few days, our GE Profile dishwasher seems to have physically shifted...so now the left corner of the door hits the overhang of the countertop above it. ...
02-23-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By tpl1212

Now I feel bad. What I said they were...

Now I feel bad.

What I said they were plastic? Bright pink plastic...and just the color balance was off in that photo?
02-21-06, 10:41 AM
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Thanks for the replies...yep, I'm afraid i'm...

Thanks for the replies...yep, I'm afraid i'm going to have to just get down and dirty with these. Though, i've been trying the pry-bar method for a small patch of these things and the glue is so...
02-19-06, 11:37 AM
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Removing glued-on plastic/vinyl "footing" @ base of wall?

(Apologies for not knowing the term for this)

We've got some dark brown plastic or vinyl "footer trim" in a room we're redoing that we want to remove...the thing is, it is adhered with some sort...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-12-06, 11:35 AM
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Views: 958
Posted By tpl1212

Thanks for the reply! Actually, our model of...

Thanks for the reply!

Actually, our model of water heater has a (grey) plastic housing...which I assume covers the metal. So, when I touch it, it is perfectly cool (just like touching, well,...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-12-06, 06:23 AM
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Views: 958
Posted By tpl1212

Insulation on Crown MS

Without thinking, I went out and bought a water heater insulation blanket (just a basic "Frost King" type) and similar insulation cap/top. When I got home, I realized that our water heater may be...
07-07-05, 07:47 AM
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Posted By tpl1212

Thanks for all the replies...very helpful :) ...

Thanks for all the replies...very helpful :)

It seems like I have two options: remove the old AC and the sleeve and install a proper sized/fitting window-unit (and support as necessary)...or...
07-06-05, 12:31 PM
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Views: 25,025
Posted By tpl1212

Replace in-wall AC unit?

Recently, the 15-year old in-wall AC unit (that came with the house we bought last year) in our sunroom died...the fan stopped working, but since the unit (Westinghouse) is 15-years old, we figured...
06-12-05, 10:14 AM
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Views: 1,078
Posted By tpl1212

Thanks for the reply, Jack - going with what you...

Thanks for the reply, Jack - going with what you mentioned about "If they do not come right off, they are not mold." I noticed that all the areas I had wiped down with bleach yesterday now just look...
06-11-05, 10:09 AM
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Views: 1,078
Posted By tpl1212

Mold with hard deposits

This is our first spring in our new house, and after our oppressively rainy and damp spring (in the Boston area), we've developed what I assume to be mold on some joists in our basement.

We've...
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Removing a standard phone jack/wall plate

Greetings...basic question:

We're putting up some bookshelves in our living room, and there is a small phone line jack/wall plate on the baseboard...long story short, it is in the way of the...
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Views: 1,247
Posted By tpl1212

Thanks for the reply, John...I think that I have...

Thanks for the reply, John...I think that I have found the mysterious threaded rod (the whole unit seemed to turn and undo itself a bit when twisted at that juncture). Now I just need to find a good...
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Views: 1,247
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Removing a chandelier?

This is probably a dumb question: how do you remove a chandelier?

We have an chandelier in our dining room that we'd like to replace (with a simple white-finished track lighting kit that we've...
11-22-04, 07:01 AM
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Posted By tpl1212

Fencing - Home Depot installation?

I guess this isn't so much a "DIY" question, but still...

...anyone have any opinions or experiences with Home Depot's fencing installation services (cost, quality, etc etc)? I'm thinking of...
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Views: 24,652
Posted By tpl1212

Leaking Kohler tub faucet

This is probably the most basic of plumbing questions: I've got a leaky Kohler tub faucet (just the bath-spout is leaking)...it began about a week ago as just an intermittant dripping, but now it...
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Views: 1,407
Posted By tpl1212

Repainting vinyl shutters?

Greetings: Just finishing up my first month at my first house...we're wrapping up a couple asthetic projects, and one thing we've been itching to do is to swap out the navy-blue vinyl shutters (your...
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Views: 7,110
Posted By tpl1212

Thanks Darrell...I actually hadn't thought of...

Thanks Darrell...I actually hadn't thought of using that tool...i'll have to locate one and give it a whirl.

And I'll also chalk this up as a "learning experience," never again go with metal valve...
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Views: 7,110
Posted By tpl1212

Valve stem caps...stuck...

Greetings...frustrating situation here. A few months back, I purchased a set of Ichiban valve stem caps (brushed aluminum...normally I don't even go near after-market products...but these just...
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