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Thanks everyone. I'll gas up the car tomorrow,...

Thanks everyone. I'll gas up the car tomorrow, make sure the cap is on firmly (for the 4th time) and drive for a bit to see if the message goes away.
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Connection between Rear-ending and Fuel Cap Light?

I drive a 2005 Honda Pilot and was rear-ended by a small Nissan sedan (don't know the model). Basically my bumber had a small dent and Nissan plastic parts were in the road.

To be sure nothing...
09-03-18, 03:50 PM
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Posted By lefty3

Door size

Thanks for the helpful comments. The door does NOT have sidelights, just a 4-panel door , 36" x 80", with a little glass up top.

The current front storm that may be sagging is a Pella from a...
09-03-18, 03:06 PM
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Entry Door, settling house, and large peephole

I live in one side of a split-level duplex built in 1979 on sandy property with an incline. I've been here for 15 years; the couple from whom I purchased the house had installed a woodgrain...
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Sorry if I confused things with the door repair...

Sorry if I confused things with the door repair story, but I don't think the hinges are the problem. Everything seems to be aligned fine, but the bolt doesn't come out far enough to engage the...
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Bathroom door latch bolt not fully extending

When I turn the outside knob to enter the bathroom, the latchbolt fully retracts, but when I let go, the bolt only comes part-way back out, so it doesn't catch the strike plate and the door won't...
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How to get rid of basketball pole with concrete in it?

My sister and I are getting our family home ready to sell and one of the projects was the basketball pole/goal behind the parking pad. She hired a company to remove it, but all they were able to do...
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Thanks all!

Thanks for all the fast responses. When I go down Thursday I'll check for myself and report more info after trying the suggestions.

Ray, the room doesn't have windows, it has 6 sliding glass...
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Noisy Ceiling Fan

My mom's house has a sunroom with glass on three sides, so it gets really hot in summer and she's hardly ever used the room in the 18 years she's lived there. There's a ceiling fan in the room that...
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Grit strips won't ice up?

I've also been trying to solve this issue for PT stairs and deck area to back door. I've wondered if self-adhesive grit strips that are used for diving boards and boats would also work for steps and...
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Seal powerwashed sidewalk?

Portions of the sidewalk at mom's house were leveled last Fall, so there are a handful of round white "dots" where they filled the holes drilled into the slabs. My mom is hoping that powerwashing...
03-04-14, 04:40 PM
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New refrigerant lines for new heat pump?

Back in Nov my 18 year old electric heat pump was running a lot and service came out and said I was low on refrigerant and probably had a leak. They filled it with Freon and said keep an eye on it. ...
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03-04-14, 04:28 PM
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Heat Pump Water Heater?

My electric water heater is starting to rust around the bottom and it's 18 years old so I'm looking to replace it and am getting the usual 3 bids. In addition to standard WH, I'm wondering about a...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-16-13, 06:08 PM
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Posted By lefty3

water meter

The water meter is in the yard somewhere. I've never turned it off there but am pretty sure I have a wrench the correct size to do it. But since I've never done that, I'd rather do it inside unless...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-16-13, 05:39 PM
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Posted By lefty3

Thanks everyone!

My house is on a foundation and the weather could get below freezing but it's a bit early for that. I do plan to leave my thermostat high enough to keep the house around 65, I also will have my...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-16-13, 11:57 AM
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Posted By lefty3

Gone for 30 days

Hi, I'm going to be away from home for the month of November and am wondering if it would be safe to turn my water line off inside the house and turn the power off to my hot water heater. Thoughts? ...
08-13-13, 05:09 AM
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Posted By lefty3

Thanks much! I guess I'll leave the fanfold off...

Thanks much! I guess I'll leave the fanfold off unless we find out there's no sheathing underneath.
08-12-13, 09:46 PM
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Fanfold underlayment?

Hi,

I'm having old water-damaged masonite siding removed and vinyl siding installed on my Mom's house. The contractor says he will wrap the house but that fanfold underlayment isn't needed before...
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Posted By lefty3

good thought...

thanks, but that didn't work. Still no light.
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Posted By lefty3

Ceiling Fan light flickers/doesn't work

I have a ceiling fan + light in my kitchen and the light started flickering (w/o fan on) a few weeks ago and now it won't come on at all (bulb is fine). (The fan is probably about 11 years old.) Is...
03-15-13, 01:50 PM
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Posted By lefty3

Number of vents for conditioned crawl space?

Hi,

I'm wanting to condition a 1900 sq ft crawl space (only about 2 ft high) to eliminate condensation problems we've been having. One contractor bidding the work has an HVAC person who will come...
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Posted By lefty3

will try it and see

Thanks for the details about the hacksaw blade. I have plastic drain hose that I'm already incorporating so I'll try the various suggestions for the downspout and see what works the best. Will let...
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Posted By lefty3

thanks...

I was going to shorten the downspout because that's what was done at my house and it looks nice and seems to work well. :) (BTW, I don't think mine is a 1-inch drop...more like 1/4 in per ft)
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03-07-13, 03:59 PM
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Posted By lefty3

Not insulated or clean YET

The crawl space is a mess...has been lots of condensation over the years and there is some mold growth and lots of camel crickets, etc. :eek: It's a 1980's house with insulation between floor joists...
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Posted By lefty3

Best way to shorten downspout?

At my mom's house, the previous owner added a deck to the back of the house and didnt' re-route or extend the downspout and also removed the concrete drainage whatever you call it. :p Years later...
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