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02-08-14, 09:38 AM
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Posted By vkaura

Project completed

I wanted to let everyone know that this project is now done. XSleeper, big thanks to you for all your advise. Believe it or not - Dremel rotary tool for $50 (the smallest one) along with metal...
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Posted By vkaura

4stroke oil in 2 stroke engine. What to do?

By mistake I put 4 stroke oil in my Toro 98cc electric start snowblower two weeks ago. The snowblower worked that day. Although, it was stopping frequently but would start again with electric start....
08-06-13, 09:50 AM
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Views: 4,859
Posted By vkaura

XSleeper: Got your point on the stop and the...

XSleeper:

Got your point on the stop and the great explanation on the kerf! Thanks

I checked and the window does not have a stop at the bottom. The metal frame is providing the stop on...
08-05-13, 07:33 PM
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Posted By vkaura

XSleeper: * Would cutting w/ a torch damage...

XSleeper:

* Would cutting w/ a torch damage the underlying concrete? This sounds like the quickest method. If using a torch, would you still recommend making four cuts (on on each side) or cutting...
08-03-13, 08:28 AM
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Views: 4,859
Posted By vkaura

Removing Metal Buck in Window

I have a basement window with a rusting metal buck. The metal buck is rusted badly on the inside bottom to the extend that the rust has split the metal. On the outside, the metal buck is starting to...
07-31-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By vkaura

PJmax. Thanks. Will do...........

PJmax. Thanks. Will do...........
07-31-13, 09:01 PM
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Views: 2,438
Posted By vkaura

XSleeper, I have a similar situation except...

XSleeper,

I have a similar situation except that the steel is badly rusted on the inside of the house and is coming apart from the concrete on the outside. What is the cleaner way to go - cutting...
07-31-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,048
Posted By vkaura

Larry, Were you able to get the metal frame...

Larry,

Were you able to get the metal frame off? Can you kindly share what worked for you. I have a similar situation and would appreciate any feedback/tips/suggestions.

Thanks
Vik
04-21-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By vkaura

Joist Crack

Hello,

How do I go about fixing this joist crack (picture link below) , which has gone unnoticed seven years we have been in the house. What kind of professional (carpenter, structural engineer,...
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Views: 2,133
Posted By vkaura

Lomanco 750 vs. AirHawk Aluminium Slant back - Help.

I had asked my roofer to install Lomanco 750 vents on my roof, which is to go up first thing tomorrow morning.

I just came home and saw boxes of AirHawk Aluminum Slant Back vents.

Anyone has...
07-20-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,118
Posted By vkaura

Marksr: What paint maintenace should be done on...

Marksr: What paint maintenace should be done on metal painted surfaces? We have three other windows that likely have similar construction.
07-20-12, 01:19 PM
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Posted By vkaura

mitch17: we are not the original owners of the...

mitch17: we are not the original owners of the house. The rust was hidden with white paint when we got the house and now its visible. The installers say that they just install windows and dont do...
07-20-12, 01:16 PM
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Posted By vkaura

Paul62, Just curious how your project went...

Paul62,

Just curious how your project went and what you ended up doing? I have similar problem and looking for ideas.
07-20-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,118
Posted By vkaura

Removing metal Window Bucks from basement Egress wondow

20192020Hello!

The metal frame around our egress window ( I think its called Buck) is rusted. The window itself is vinyl and works fine. The rust is spreading and I would like to take the window...
07-12-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,315
Posted By vkaura

Making too much noise. yes, i was cursing my...

Making too much noise. yes, i was cursing my tongue off - in three languages :-)
07-12-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,315
Posted By vkaura

I recently got the unit serviced. it works fine...

I recently got the unit serviced. it works fine except for humming noise - which is head in the house. Chasing that noise led me to two of the grommets were completely worn out. I dont know how. I...
07-11-12, 08:39 PM
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Views: 3,315
Posted By vkaura

AC compressor Grommet replacement - how?

How best to replace old mounting rubber grommets on a compressor - without disconnecting the copper pipes attached to the compressor?

This is what I did for two of the grommets but it took me...
07-11-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By vkaura

ErikaS: When the new compressor was put in - did...

ErikaS: When the new compressor was put in - did they replace the rubber grommets that its mounted on? Also, if they over-tightened the nut that holds the rubber grommets, it will cause vibrations...
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Posted By vkaura

I'll try the battery suggestion in the morning....

I'll try the battery suggestion in the morning. What are "breakers" ?
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Views: 3,749
Posted By vkaura

Wireless remote opens both garage doors - in opposite direction.

We have two garage door openers (both craftsman 1/2 HP) for two side-by-side garage doors. One opens the 2-door side and the second 1-door side. Both openers have independent wired and wireless...
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Views: 8,815
Posted By vkaura

Doorman2722, Your suggestions worked. The door...

Doorman2722,
Your suggestions worked. The door works now. The most critical step was to make sure the sprocket completed its CW cycle.
Thanks for your help.
-Vik
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Views: 8,815
Posted By vkaura

Doorman2722, thanks. Without the belt, will the...

Doorman2722, thanks. Without the belt, will the sprocket make a complete cycle in one direction then stop or will it reverse direction?

If it runs in one direction and stops, how do I know if the...
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Views: 8,815
Posted By vkaura

craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener - messed up limit switches or motor phases

I need help. I replaced the plastic gear on my craftSman 1/2 hp GDO. Getting the gear pin out and putting it back in was a job in itself. Now I have bigger problems. Here are some clues.

1. When I...
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Views: 1,304
Posted By vkaura

Gunsguy45: Thanks. SS Screws = stainless steel...

Gunsguy45: Thanks. SS Screws = stainless steel screws?. What type of bid do I need to drill?
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