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Hi beelzebob, The mirrors don't have any...

Hi beelzebob,

The mirrors don't have any installation instructions! They were bought secondhand from a nearby business that closed down. So, we have to start from scratch and get our own hanging...
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Hanging heavy mirrors onto old (~100 years) masonry

Hi guys,

I'm be helping a local gym replace some broken mirrors (red = the broken mirrors, white = the new, replacement mirrors). Sometimes, people fly into the mirrors during a training session,...
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Posted By melon cat

Bud9051- I wish that were an option, but I don't...

Bud9051- I wish that were an option, but I don't think our province allows free-standing panels on residential property. And even if they were, we get a lot of shadows in the areas surrounding our...
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Posted By melon cat

Question Do solar panels on roof cause roof maintenance issues?

Hi DIY forumgoers,

We just bought a new detached home in Ontario, Canada. 5-year old house, faces south, nice neighbourhood. But our province's energy prices are among some of the highest in the...
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Got a house with a cold room/root cellar- ventilation concerns?

Hi guys,


We bought a new house, and for the first time ever I have a cold room.

http://i.imgur.com/duPBdoS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WYNbvgm.jpg

But the thing is- I don't know a single...
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Posted By melon cat

Best material for smoothing out this uneven gap between garage and driveway?

Hi /r/HomeImprovement,

I have where my driveway meets the garage:

http://i.imgur.com/UqNQ35p.jpg

My hunch is that it's from the new house settling, causing the unevenness. But I'd...
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Posted By melon cat

XSleeper- I had the same thought, as well (see...

XSleeper- I had the same thought, as well (see below). I guess I can remove that tiny planter to make the re-adjustment easier. I'm really not attached to it, or anything....
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Posted By melon cat

XSleeper- the rain barrel is there because the...

XSleeper- the rain barrel is there because the alley is actually really narrow. It would be really difficult to access and use it if I moved it there. I want to have some rainbarrels because water...
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Posted By melon cat

Best way to adjust my downspout and add in a rainwater barrel?

Hey guys,

We just bought a new house, and we're finding all sorts of things that need improvement.

Today's concern- our downspout connection. The owner shortened the downspout, and set up some...
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Posted By melon cat

Smile Thanks a lot for the info, guys! The only thing...

Thanks a lot for the info, guys! The only thing that was complicating our search for a new remote was the fact that our current model is discontinued. But I'm really glad to see that we have a...
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Posted By melon cat

Question Need a new remote for garage door opener- will a generic remote work?

Hi guys,

I have a really simple question. We have an Overhead Door (Model 1020), and we need an additional remote.

Can I just buy any remove from the local Home Depot, then re-program it (with...
05-28-15, 08:35 AM
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Posted By melon cat

Well, this is interesting. It looks like I...

Well, this is interesting.

It looks like I connected the "wrong" blue and white-blue wires. The ones I originally connected were much thinner, and didn't get me any DSL connectivity. But there...
05-28-15, 06:53 AM
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Posted By melon cat

Hey guys, I tried my best to re-wire based...

Hey guys,

I tried my best to re-wire based on your instructions. But, still no DSL connection. New config:

http://i.imgur.com/Y5GIdT0.jpg

What am I doing wrong? I even tried to switch the...
05-27-15, 06:16 PM
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Posted By melon cat

Thanks for that really detailed write-up,...

Thanks for that really detailed write-up, Mr.Awesome.

But here's something interesting. It looks like I do have a POTS Splitter next to the fuse panel:

http://i.imgur.com/tyttEBh.jpg

But...
05-26-15, 01:32 PM
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Posted By melon cat

PJ Max: You're correct. Bell Canada is the...

PJ Max: You're correct. Bell Canada is the actual service provider. But the problem is they won't do the wiring unless I sign up with them (which I won't do. They're really frustrating to deal...
05-26-15, 10:39 AM
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Posted By melon cat

Exclamation Type of contractor needed to connect my DSL demarcation point to a phone jack?

Hi guys,

Hopefully this is the right forum to be asking this.

We just moved to a new Canadian town, and we're trying to get our DSL Internet set up (dry loop).

I was able to confirm that the...
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Posted By melon cat

I was (finally) able to get it off! I had to...

I was (finally) able to get it off! I had to give it a firm tap with a sharpened wood chisel, then tap a putty knife with a ball-peen hammer about hundred times. Really tedious, but it worked! :)
...
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Posted By melon cat

Heh, yeah. No kidding, PJmax. :) I've been...

Heh, yeah. No kidding, PJmax. :)

I've been trying a number of scrapers (wood chisel, putty knife, etc.) and I think I might be making a tiny bit of progress. But it's going to be a long night. ...
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Posted By melon cat

Exclamation 2009 Elantra GLS: Lower oil pan removal

Hi guys,

My lower oil pan has become porous after being subjected to years of Canadian winter roads. So I'm replacing it.

But I've run into a problem- the lower oil pan, pictured below (mating...
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Posted By melon cat

Interesting that you guys mention the screw's...

Interesting that you guys mention the screw's length. Because when I did one side of the kitchen, the drywall was a lot thicker than I expected and the 1-1/2" fasteners I used didn't fully penetrate...
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Posted By melon cat

Is it safe to re-use a threaded hole?

I guess there's no way to avoid having a thread title sound so dirty.

Our cabinet installation was going well, up until we realized that there's metal behind one of our wall's studs! I was...
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Posted By melon cat

Pugsl- they're IKEA SEKTION cabinets, so I'll be...

Pugsl- they're IKEA SEKTION cabinets, so I'll be using steel rails for mounting the cabinets.

Handyone- thanks for that detailed write-up! The instructions manual for the range hood also says "the...
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Posted By melon cat

Question Undercabinet exhaust hood: help with duct work

Hi guys,

We're installing a new under the cabinet range hood. And it's my first time doing any sort of duct work, so I definitely need some pointers.

Here's my old set-up....
02-14-15, 02:43 PM
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Posted By melon cat

Repairing damaged wooden garage doorway

Hi guys,

I was backing into a really tiny garage area, and ended up damaging the doorway:

http://i.imgur.com/IlZ3CHb.jpg

What's the best way to fix this type of damage? Is Polyfilla +...
02-09-15, 10:55 AM
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Posted By melon cat

Heh, I agree with that. Now, about that...

Heh, I agree with that.

Now, about that repair method. There's one major problem with the specific holes in our drywall- there's a metal bracket immediately beneath the hole. And on the sides,...
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