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OK thanks for the replies so far. I just realized...

OK thanks for the replies so far. I just realized I have another plumbing issue that will require insurance company in on it, so I will be gone for a few days. If I don't hire my handyman I'll post...
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Slow drip from below bathroom sink

I am trying to see what I can do about a slow drip from below our bathroom sink. If you see the attached photo, I put a red arrow pointing to the section of the sink that has water collecting.
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Posted By paulri

Adhesive for shower floor "no slip" stickers

A couple of years ago, I put some of those no slip stickers on the floor of our shower, to give our feet some traction on the shower floor.

A couple of them are starting to peel off.

I'd like...
06-27-17, 07:43 AM
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Posted By paulri

OK to run swamp cooler with one pad/side still off?

Yesterday I started hearing a strange low noise from our swamp cooler. I am draining the water, and cleaning out the dirt at teh bottom, but I'm wondering if it would be ok to run it while one of the...
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Posted By paulri

No, this is all ground floor. Yes, your...

No, this is all ground floor. Yes, your explanation makes sense.

If all it is is air pressure, then that sounds safe enough.

This is something I can live with--I just wanted to know if this...
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Posted By paulri

Noise when I turn on faucet

I just had a local plumber install a Delta 300 series faucet. It works perfectly fine, I do trust the guy based on past business experience with him.

I have noticed that when I turn on the faucet...
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Posted By paulri

Brian, at least one other plumber shares your...

Brian, at least one other plumber shares your views. The guy we brought over said he wanted to replace those pipes, so I certainly let him. I decided to replace the whole unit, and told the guy I...
03-24-17, 01:20 PM
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Posted By paulri

This would be applied where the only things we...

This would be applied where the only things we want to keep growing are trees. There is one small section that also has flowers we want to keep, but that's it. I suppose I'd need to read the...
03-24-17, 12:56 PM
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Posted By paulri

Year round weedkiller recommendation

We got a lot of rain this last winter & spring, and the weeds are out in full force. I'm thinking I would be better off if I were to spray some weedkiller that will last at least a full year, if not...
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Posted By paulri

OK thanks Brian. If we do get it replaced, I'll...

OK thanks Brian. If we do get it replaced, I'll have the guy look at the valves, like you suggested.
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Posted By paulri

I finally got the replacement piece, and looked...

I finally got the replacement piece, and looked under the sink this weekend.

Major problem. Viewing the youtube video that Pjmax linked to, at 1:49, the instructions are to "remove the long...
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Posted By paulri

Called Pfister, and they will send out a new unit...

Called Pfister, and they will send out a new unit (both pieces) free of charge. Only problem is that it will take 7-10 business days, but this will be cheaper than a new unit.

Really can't...
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Posted By paulri

Thanks. I looked for a Pfister unit entitled...

Thanks. I looked for a Pfister unit entitled "Cheapskate," but they didn't have one. :) I was able to indentify what I have, with one of those videos.

Seriously, what I have is, as someone has...
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Posted By paulri

Here is the top of the faucet. Shoot, uploaded...

Here is the top of the faucet. Shoot, uploaded wrong pic.

Not sure how to delete the map. I'll upload the proper photo in a sec.


EDIT: Figured out how to delete pics.

OK, I rotated the...
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Posted By paulri

No, that piece is one piece, not two--its just...

No, that piece is one piece, not two--its just from two different angles. I wanted folks to be able to see what I was working with, as much as possible.
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Posted By paulri

Help me identify this piece that fell from my sink, please

The faucet in our kitchen sink has been getting wobbly lately. A couple of days ago, this piece in the first two pics, fell down below the sink. I'm not sure where it goes. It looks pretty corroded,...
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Posted By paulri

Just applied the third coat of finish last night....

Just applied the third coat of finish last night.

Thanks to you all for helping me through this project. The door looks a LOT better after years and years of sun and rain and dogs clawing at it,...
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Posted By paulri

When I first started reading your post, I thought...

When I first started reading your post, I thought you were gonna tell me, when I was finished, to pour myself a beer. :D

OK I think I can do that last bit of work with the can of spar urethane.
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Posted By paulri

Great. I'll use three coats. I have an entire...

Great. I'll use three coats. I have an entire quart, so I am pretty sure I'll have enough.

Thanks so much for your assistance here.
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Posted By paulri

I can only assume that applying a second coat of...

I can only assume that applying a second coat of the FINISH (not the stain) would protect the stain and the door longer.

So what would the benefit to applying a 3rd coat---more protection? If I...
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Posted By paulri

I'll follow the 180/220 if I have two grades that...

I'll follow the 180/220 if I have two grades that are that close together. Anyways, I know I have either 200 or 220.

At any rate, thanks to everyone for helping me out here.
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Posted By paulri

OK, I'll follow your advice. I won't apply a...

OK, I'll follow your advice. I won't apply a second coat of stain, but at least 2 of the finish.

Now when you say sand lightly, what grade of sandpaper would you recommend for this? Something in...
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Posted By paulri

Oh no, the security door we have will be lots of...

Oh no, the security door we have will be lots of metal, with spaces in between for air to flow through. But no glass. We will use it to maintain air flow throughout the house.
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Posted By paulri

No storm door. Our next goal is to have a...

No storm door. Our next goal is to have a security door put over this, but that is it.

I have already purchased the minwax helmsman spar urethane, although I have not opened it yet, so I suppose...
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