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09-03-17, 12:14 PM
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Is it a double cylinder dead bolt (key on both...

Is it a double cylinder dead bolt (key on both sides) or single (flip lock inside)? How much of it did you remove so far? Can you post some pics?
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Norm, he said that the box was cracked. That...

Norm, he said that the box was cracked. That makes it worthless.
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Sika caulking can fill the gap but I can't say...

Sika caulking can fill the gap but I can't say that it's guaranteed to withstand the cycles that you described. Plus, it will take a lot of tubes unless you fill part of gap with something else such...
09-03-17, 06:28 AM
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Posted By ShortyLong

It would be easier to cover it with a 1/4" thick...

It would be easier to cover it with a 1/4" thick piece of Luan. Then install your tapestry. BTW, who gave you permission? If the Landlord said yes but the lease said no, that's a trick to get...
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Those are called posts not beams & joists are...

Those are called posts not beams & joists are under the plywood.
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I was always the helper on those jobs. I'm just...

I was always the helper on those jobs. I'm just reporting on how the boss did the job. I'm not going to say that it's written in stone. Will the 2" pieces be ripped or cut? Are you concerned with...
09-02-17, 05:49 PM
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Posted By ShortyLong

Try to pry the door or the hinges with a long...

Try to pry the door or the hinges with a long skinny screw driver.
09-02-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By ShortyLong

I would tend to listen to the do not use warning...

I would tend to listen to the do not use warning unless you have done research on them & found them to be untrustworthy. It's probably a 3 season cottage because of the lack of insulation. ...
09-02-17, 05:19 PM
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Posted By ShortyLong

You should be able to push the door now that the...

You should be able to push the door now that the pins have been removed. If not, try a credit card between the tongue & striker plate. Put the card between the door & the frame under the tongue,...
09-02-17, 05:14 PM
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Posted By ShortyLong

You can probably cut an inch or so off the bottom.

You can probably cut an inch or so off the bottom.
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What else does it affect besides the GFCI outlet?...

What else does it affect besides the GFCI outlet? It seems strange that the outlet would be the only victim.
09-02-17, 04:38 PM
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Posted By ShortyLong

I would go to the library. Other than that Home...

I would go to the library. Other than that Home Depot used to sell books.
09-02-17, 04:35 PM
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Views: 3,619
Posted By ShortyLong

That hole is to remove the knob. A steel shim...

That hole is to remove the knob. A steel shim can push the tongue back in a flash. If you don't have one of those, try a credit card. Can you get to the hinges?
09-02-17, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,558
Posted By ShortyLong

You have to go there & remove the cover & see...

You have to go there & remove the cover & see what size wire is there. If you can't tell take a pic of it & post it here.
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Views: 600
Posted By ShortyLong

When I work with a floor guy, he always starts us...

When I work with a floor guy, he always starts us opposite the door so the door is about the last section that gets calculated & installed.
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Posted By ShortyLong

Here's what I do. I use a circle saw to cut in...

Here's what I do. I use a circle saw to cut in between & parallel to the joists the entire length. It doesn't have to be between every joist, say every 3 joists. Then use the pry bar & maybe a...
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Views: 880
Posted By ShortyLong

Is there another septic tank for the toilet? ...

Is there another septic tank for the toilet? Should I presume that there are no city/town sewer lines?
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Posted By ShortyLong

I don't know who started that recirculation...

I don't know who started that recirculation thing. An outside vent is always better, IMO.
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Vinyl siding is too flammable for my liking. I...

Vinyl siding is too flammable for my liking. I don't understand why it's not against code. Don't BBQ under there.
09-02-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By ShortyLong

It sounds like you're a great cook. When I slice...

It sounds like you're a great cook. When I slice an onion for a sandwich, I don't have to slice it in half first. I can start at one end. I know that doesn't completely solve the peeling problem...
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Views: 615
Posted By ShortyLong

How big is the patio? I know that I'm not really...

How big is the patio? I know that I'm not really answering your question but there are some very nice heavy duty canvas awnings available as a replacement. You'll never have to treat the wood again...
09-02-17, 09:19 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By ShortyLong

I slice the onion first. It sounds like you are...

I slice the onion first. It sounds like you are peeling it first.
09-02-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,241
Posted By ShortyLong

Basically, you don't trust what the tech guy told...

Basically, you don't trust what the tech guy told you or you think that you can bypass it. If you are that confident, try it. It will only cost $100 plus the conversion kit. It's up to you if you...
09-02-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By ShortyLong

Here's another way to tell. What does the breaker...

Here's another way to tell. What does the breaker control? If it controls lights & outlets, it's 15 amps. Otherwise, take the thing to a store & let them tell you. Everything that Afjes said is...
09-01-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By ShortyLong

What size wire was connected to it? If it 14...

What size wire was connected to it? If it 14 gauge, it's 15 amps.
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