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Yes, silicone is hard to remove. Remove the...

Yes, silicone is hard to remove. Remove the peeling paint with a razor blade, sanding at this point will grind the silicone into the deglazed surface. Go about cleaning the surface with a few...
06-03-16, 08:36 AM
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You will probably have to use a generous amount...

You will probably have to use a generous amount of duct tape to hold them from sliding down for a few days til the adhesive dries.
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It looks like the exact footprint of a shower...

It looks like the exact footprint of a shower door that was on that tub at some point and it was probably sealed with silicone caulk. It's going to take some serious repeated cleaning with solvents...
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As Pilot Dane says, it is due to normal wood...

As Pilot Dane says, it is due to normal wood shrinkage in all dimensions of the joists, band joists posts and decking. The wood has settled into the place it wants to be. Unless it's causing a...
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I'm not going to get into a debate about the...

I'm not going to get into a debate about the dangers of asbestos. Personally, I wouldn't sweat it but it's all about your comfort level, not mine. All I would suggest in addition to the mask and...
06-01-16, 04:33 PM
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I remember using a corner bead on an inside...

I remember using a corner bead on an inside corner but not the way the OP means. I don't remember the exact details but it was a situation where space was very tight and I couldn't afford any...
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The ants didn't eat that, they just moved in...

The ants didn't eat that, they just moved in after things shifted, probably due to freeze/thaw cycles. I have used Loctite PL S10 or S20. It remains flexible and holds up pretty well. Fill the crack...
05-31-16, 05:27 PM
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CAT5 is a bit on the light side for doorbells. I...

CAT5 is a bit on the light side for doorbells. I would double up on the copper, that is, use one pair twisted together as a single conductor. I don't know if that has anything to do with your...
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I pulled it down to 29.5 for a good hour or more,...

I pulled it down to 29.5 for a good hour or more, let it sit for 1/2 hr and pulled it down another 45 min or so. No nitrogen, I don't have that equipment. What I don't understand is why the TXV stays...
05-30-16, 05:55 PM
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It's better to trace the cap from the vodka...

It's better to trace the cap from the vodka bottle and cut it out with a small paring knife so you can replace the plug when you're done filling it.
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TXV Stuck Closed

I'll start by saying this is an automotive AC system. If The admins wish, they can move it to the auto forum. This is an older R12 converted several years ago to R134. It always worked but not great,...
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That service is provided by your cable provider...

That service is provided by your cable provider if your phone service comes in over their cable. I have Verizon fios and the setting is located in Menu -> settings -> Notifications -> Caller ID....
11-24-15, 10:23 AM
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Posted By toolmon

I vote for the second solution.

I vote for the second solution.
11-24-15, 09:48 AM
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I think cement will crack and flake off from...

I think cement will crack and flake off from pounding and vibration. If it's not outrageously off level, I would run several lines of construction adhesive that stays pliable when dry, shim it level...
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Other possibility is leaking heater core or...

Other possibility is leaking heater core or connections but you will smell coolant when you turn on the heat.
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I wouldn't worry about it but if you're...

I wouldn't worry about it but if you're determined, measure inside and outside diameter and thickness and google "silicone washers".
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I've had 4 studfinders in the past 40 or so...

I've had 4 studfinders in the past 40 or so years. Last one I got is a Zircon multiscanner. I bought it because I was doing a job where I really really needed to know where the studs were because I...
11-23-15, 04:40 PM
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I have that same fixture in one of my bathrooms....

I have that same fixture in one of my bathrooms. I use these bulbs (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-25-Watt-Incandescent-A15-Frost-Appliance-Light-Bulb-415331/202762689) in it. Just a matter of...
11-23-15, 08:55 AM
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Has this just started recently or could it have...

Has this just started recently or could it have been going on for a while and you just noticed it now? If you know it just started now, I would look for a source of moisture in the house that wasn't...
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One of the best deals on Harbor Freight tools is...

One of the best deals on Harbor Freight tools is their 4 1/2" grinders. I bought one a few years ago and have given it some heavy use. Cut stone, brick and cleaned mortar joints for repointing with a...
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T1-11 with 4" on center grooves makes a decent...

T1-11 with 4" on center grooves makes a decent looking door.
11-21-15, 08:17 AM
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Off topic question: in your photo, how is the...

Off topic question: in your photo, how is the drill used? Do you have to build some sort of slide table to feed towards the drill chuck?
11-20-15, 06:18 PM
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I would try a high grade adhesive caulk,...

I would try a high grade adhesive caulk, something that stays flexible like kitchen and bath caulk. Clean the pipe well with alcohol and pump it in around the pipe and smooth it over with a wet...
11-20-15, 02:18 PM
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Posted By toolmon

It looks like it came out of a cordless drill...

It looks like it came out of a cordless drill which is what I suggested you use in the other thread.
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If you don't want to insert rebar, next best...

If you don't want to insert rebar, next best thing is chip the edges so that you have a 'V' shape, wider at the top narrower at the bottom. You can cover it with plastic to help keep it wet. I don't...
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