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11-26-17, 12:20 PM
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Posted By bish80

thanks for the input, happy holidays

thanks for the input, happy holidays
11-25-17, 10:52 AM
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Posted By bish80

Where the heck is the main?

Visiting the bro-in-law in Georgia. He asked if I could swap out a breaker in the box. It is a Square-D. Opened the panel, but can't find the blankey blank main. Saw lots of big breakers, but could...
07-22-16, 08:46 PM
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Views: 432
Posted By bish80

Making use of dead hot tub wire

Just spent last weekend deconstructing a hot tub. Used a sawzall and circular saw, forgot to wear long sleeves and now I look like I have the plague and man does it itch. Anyway I have this beautiful...
11-12-14, 02:09 PM
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Views: 721
Posted By bish80

thanks for the input guys. I just emptied the...

thanks for the input guys. I just emptied the grease chamber and wrapped it up for winter.
11-04-14, 10:43 AM
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Views: 721
Posted By bish80

Does the grease on a grill rot the metal?

Thinking about winterizing the grill. The grill has a covering of grease and oil from cooking throughout the year. At first I though about spraying it all down with oven cleaner, then I though that...
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Views: 2,176
Posted By bish80

Wow, I am looking at the a picture of a mottura...

Wow, I am looking at the a picture of a mottura key. There seems to be a lot of tumblers in the cylinder. I would again try what Chandler recommended, push or pull on the doorknob and try to turn the...
07-04-14, 05:10 PM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By bish80

Hah....... I replaced the batteries and it seems...

Hah....... I replaced the batteries and it seems to be working, I gonna have to test it against another tone generator, it was giving out false signals before, but seems to have stopped doing that.
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Views: 711
Posted By bish80

Can I put any coating on an old cement floor

Can I put any coating on an old cement floor? I have a rough cement floor in basement. It is moist down there, but no hydrological water. There was something on there but it is mostly gone and I can...
07-01-14, 08:25 PM
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Views: 716
Posted By bish80

Your post is a little disjointed. What is the...

Your post is a little disjointed. What is the flooring next to the tub made of? tile, engineered wood etc Are you saying that you hear a hollow sound when you tap the floor? It would be very easy...
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Posted By bish80

I agree, no action is best. If it really bothers...

I agree, no action is best. If it really bothers you though, you could fill with epoxy and paint.
06-30-14, 08:14 PM
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Views: 1,163
Posted By bish80

Ahhhh, that stinks. If the corner is straight I...

Ahhhh, that stinks. If the corner is straight I would just paper over it. On outside corners I wood add the corner-bead. If there is just to much crap on it I would try to cut a number of slits into...
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Views: 794
Posted By bish80

Yeah, I was hoping there was some magic epoxy...

Yeah, I was hoping there was some magic epoxy thing out there......Well, there is, but it is $125 a gallon. I spent the whole day with the electric hand planer, a square of shims, a 20 ton jack and a...
06-30-14, 07:51 PM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By bish80

Thanks for all the input gentleman, I think I'll...

Thanks for all the input gentleman, I think I'll give the 77GX a try, It is only half the price of my Fluke.
06-28-14, 06:00 AM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By bish80

I will try to replace batteries. I'm trying to...

I will try to replace batteries. I'm trying to keep it around 100. Thanks. Yes it is for residential use, like when I cut out a wall and cut five power lines and 2 coax cables.
06-27-14, 09:53 PM
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Views: 602
Posted By bish80

Are you just trying to get the box spring up the...

Are you just trying to get the box spring up the stairs? If so, it is much easier to take apart the box spring and put it together in the bedroom. I have had the same problem a couple of time. If you...
06-27-14, 09:47 PM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By bish80

Oops... Fried my Tone Generator

Not an electrician, but I use a tone generator fairly often. Anyway I have a nice Fluke that I think is meant for telephone and low voltage stuff( it cost like $100). Well I think I left it connected...
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Views: 794
Posted By bish80

Dip in the floor, and self leveling product available?

Redoing a 100 year old row house. Putting in 2 1/4 T & G . Usually I rip out the sub floor and sister 2X8s to the joists to make everything nice and flat. Well, that option is not easy this time and...
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Views: 657
Posted By bish80

A picture of the structure would be helpful. Is...

A picture of the structure would be helpful. Is this roof add-on a flat roof? If you vent the top, is there a way to get air into the attic? You said the old roof is not being vented, so it sounds...
12-28-13, 07:09 AM
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Views: 863
Posted By bish80

Oops, just saw the picture, definitely not load...

Oops, just saw the picture, definitely not load bearing, could be plumbing vent in box.
12-28-13, 06:59 AM
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Views: 863
Posted By bish80

I'm with wildbill, go slow with the destruction,...

I'm with wildbill, go slow with the destruction, a picture would be helpfull. The load bearing part should become clear when the wall is exposed and you expose some of the ceiling joists and find out...
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Views: 653
Posted By bish80

Just to follow up, if anybody ever tries it, here...

Just to follow up, if anybody ever tries it, here is what happened. I used a 20% solution of bleach on some 2 1/4" oak flooring. The flooring was at least 40 years old and had darkened considerably....
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Views: 653
Posted By bish80

Bleaching Oak Floor

With the price of Oak flooring going up, I decided to buy used Oak flooring from a building demo company. All in all, it was good idea, I got 9', 10' even 12' lengths of flooring at $1.5 per sq foot....
05-07-13, 02:20 PM
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Views: 8,441
Posted By bish80

I appreciate the help. I'll try that first.

I appreciate the help. I'll try that first.
05-06-13, 03:49 PM
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Views: 1,258
Posted By bish80

They bring another guy so that they can pick...

They bring another guy so that they can pick everything up and gently place it down. If you are doing all these areas with the same tile and same grout, I recommend moving all this stuff out into the...
05-06-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,441
Posted By bish80

toro irrigation timer not working

I have a Toro Irrigation timer that is not working. On the control panel there is a water drop with a line through it(see attached). I tried to go to the Toro web site, but they are useless. The...
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