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Yesterday, 05:01 AM
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Posted By johnam

That's less than an 1/8". If your trying to...

That's less than an 1/8". If your trying to install it in the center of the door, the header may be sagging a bit. Try installing it at either end.
08-15-19, 03:57 AM
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Posted By johnam

It's a pivot bar....search...

It's a pivot bar....search https://www.swisco.com/cl/Tilt-Window-Replacement-Sash-Pivot-Bars
08-13-19, 04:40 AM
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Posted By johnam

The globs of mastic could be in the wrong places...

The globs of mastic could be in the wrong places and not make the mirror lay flat against the wall. Installing it with only j molding and clips is not the best way. If the mirror should break, the...
08-12-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By johnam

You're taking a on a job that even a professional...

You're taking a on a job that even a professional would stay away from. Call your local glass shop and tell them what you have and how you want it installed and if they will do the job.
08-02-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 308
Posted By johnam

I posted what you should do above. To it...

I posted what you should do above. To it correctly, you must seal from the painted mirror backing around to the mirror edge.
07-31-19, 04:48 AM
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Posted By johnam

An adjustment can be made where the fine cords...

An adjustment can be made where the fine cords come into the plastic housing that connects to the single pull cord. One of the cords needs to be shortened or lengthened.
07-31-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 308
Posted By johnam

It's advisable in area where the mirror is...

It's advisable in area where the mirror is subjected to dampness or moisture to seal the edges to prevent "black edge". The one area where it usually happens is at the bottom of the mirror where it...
06-22-19, 04:37 AM
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Posted By johnam

I doubt if you'll find the housing but you might...

I doubt if you'll find the housing but you might find the wheel and axle....
06-09-19, 07:44 AM
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Posted By johnam

Re-grout tiles in shower

I have re-grouted these tiles before and they looked good for a while. Some of the grout is now falling out. The problem is the narrow grout joints (1/8"). Is there a special grout or a grout...
06-05-19, 04:18 AM
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Views: 980
Posted By johnam

Looks like this is what you're looking for:...

Looks like this is what you're looking for: https://www.swisco.com/discussions/Sash_balance--77-76856
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Views: 1,071
Posted By johnam

Thanks for your quick response. marksr, agree...

Thanks for your quick response. marksr, agree about fillers....stickshift, your right, I'm always looking for perfection!! Should I just re-stain or use a primer? If a primer, any recommendations?
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Posted By johnam

Repainting Deck Railing

My deck railing is 30 years old, clear cedar and stained at least 5 times. Over the years cracks (bottom rail) have appeared in the paint. The top rail has cracks in the wood which I've sanded and...
04-20-19, 10:32 AM
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Views: 186
Posted By johnam

"So i have old single pane patio door that i am...

"So i have old single pane patio door that i am guessing the seal is probably shot."
If it's single pane, there is no seal. Am I reading this correctly?
03-31-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By johnam

The shower door roller bracket should have a...

The shower door roller bracket should have a series of holes or an angled slot to adjust the roller height. Look at your instructions on how to adjust them, if not then you must raise one end of the...
02-17-19, 04:15 AM
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Views: 506
Posted By johnam

Read XSleeper's posts above. Here is the cord...

Read XSleeper's posts above. Here is the cord you...
02-02-19, 05:50 AM
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Posted By johnam

Look for...

Look for these:https://www.autodoorandhardware.com/S-Parker-Flush-Bolts-s/7377.htm
01-31-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By johnam

From your description, I think you have this type...

From your description, I think you have this type door: CRL Door Rails (http://www.crlaurence.com/crlapps/showLine/default.aspx?GroupID=61392)

There are many manufacturers so you must start with...
01-25-19, 05:35 AM
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Views: 275
Posted By johnam

I would agree.....my thinking was that insulating...

I would agree.....my thinking was that insulating the pipes in the cold ceiling space would keep the hot water that ran through them warm for a while so that the next time the faucet is turned on it...
01-23-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By johnam

Kitchen Faucet Long Time Before Water Runs Hot

It seems to take a while before hot water reaches the kitchen faucet. The tank is the basement, the kitchen is on the first floor and the pipes run between the first floor and a suspended ceiling in...
01-21-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By johnam

You can use wall brackets screwed into the...

You can use wall brackets screwed into the vinyl/aluminum window frame using one screw in each. ...
12-11-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By johnam

You'll never find a replacement tilt rod. Most...

You'll never find a replacement tilt rod. Most vinyl blinds are made in China and replacement parts are hard to find.
11-17-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By johnam

This should work:...

This should work: https://www.swisco.com/discussions/Spiral-balance-for-old-wood-window-77-56304
11-14-18, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By johnam

Turn the bottom roller screw that's circled in...

Turn the bottom roller screw that's circled in red so that door drops a bit and then lift the door until the roller clears the bottom track and pull forward. The top looks like a spring loaded guide
11-13-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By johnam

You can put screws into the header as long as you...

You can put screws into the header as long as you don't put any screws within the first 7" on the left and right since that is where the balances are located.
10-29-18, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By johnam

Good method...thanks sharing the end result.

Good method...thanks sharing the end result.
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