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A faucet handle puller is one direct way to...

A faucet handle puller is one direct way to remove it. I am sure the pro's will have their tips and tricks without buying a new tool. Then again, if one faucet in your house needs service and is...
07-26-19, 11:09 AM
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if you have any scrap siding, could you cut a...

if you have any scrap siding, could you cut a plug and caulk that in place?

- Peter
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New rotor doesn't fit hub

I bought a set of new rotors and pads from a reputable online vendor for my sedan. One rotor wouldn't fit over the wheel hub but the other was fine (identical part numbers and visually identical). ...
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take a look at this. you can replace that cover...

take a look at this. you can replace that cover pretty cheap.

https://www.yourmazdaparts.com/p/Mazda_2008_6-i-Sedan-23L-AT/COVER-RIGHT-Lamp-R/49201297/GP7A50C11.html

- Peter
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I had the same style and used sandpaper to clean...

I had the same style and used sandpaper to clean it up. Then I sprayed on white paint. Super easy and it has lasted more than 5 years. There are as many color options as there are spray paint cans...
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One more update. My neighbor sent a message this...

One more update. My neighbor sent a message this morning that first thing in the morning (temp about 27F), the door would not come down properly. I was there yesterday afternoon (temp about 40F)...
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Posted By pjaffe

New info

I took the cover off and watched the opener operate. It seems fine and all gears are intere. There only thing that caught my eye is that the capacitor is leaking. I know the capacitor is needed for...
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I don't disagree with the idea that the springs...

I don't disagree with the idea that the springs might be too tight but why after a number of years would it become a problem? If this opener worked fine until now, what failed or changed? I am not...
03-15-19, 09:54 AM
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agree on both sides. they are the probably the...

agree on both sides. they are the probably the same age so if one goes bad the other is probably close behind.

- Peter
03-15-19, 09:42 AM
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check out this page: ...

check out this page: https://ddmgaragedoors.com/springs/wayne-dalton-torquemaster-torsion-springs.php It looks very similar.

- Peter
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Old Chamberlain won't go fully down

Helping a neighbor with an old Chamberlain 2000SDR opener (1/2hp screw drive, built 1998). It has safety lights (optional at that time). Last week, the opener started not closing all the way to the...
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this link will take you to the Microsoft download...

this link will take you to the Microsoft download page. just change the search for SP2 and SP3

Microsoft Update Catalog...
03-12-19, 07:31 AM
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Since it sounds like you close access to the ice...

Since it sounds like you close access to the ice blockage, how about a few kettles of boiling water poured down slowly?

-Peter
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flashlight bulb replacement

This seems very minor but I am curious. I have an old cheap flashlight but I like it. The bulb burned out or broke so I was going to replace it. Here is the curious thing. The light takes 4 AA...
02-05-19, 01:15 PM
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Assuming that no lines are frozen, something to...

Assuming that no lines are frozen, something to consider is if farther up the line was serviced and left debris in the line. It would be very odd to have all 4 lines (hot and cold for 2 bathrooms)...
02-05-19, 07:29 AM
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I would unscrew the shower head and see if the...

I would unscrew the shower head and see if the water will come out of the pipe. If yes, then the shower head is clogged.

If not water comes out of the pipe without the showerhead attached, then...
01-14-19, 11:57 AM
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if it is a black residue that is somewhat like...

if it is a black residue that is somewhat like tar, I had luck with some Dawn dishsoap in a gallon of water and a scrubber sponge. Use a scraper to get off what you can first then use the soap...
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I am not an electrician but I will tell you what...

I am not an electrician but I will tell you what I did with these same boxes in my house. I was able to pull the mounting nails from inside the box you show in your picture and with a little extra...
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I think you mean the incoming water valve - not...

I think you mean the incoming water valve - not switch. Two things come to mind. First, the valve may not be closing completely. Second, there is plenty of water in the tank and the hot water...
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As for the wheel sensor replacement, I actually...

As for the wheel sensor replacement, I actually have the replacement hub but the bolts are rusted to the point that they need to be cut off (it is the "rust belt" after all). Can't do it myself and...
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Posted By pjaffe

2000 Chevy Suburban Auto-4WD

My 2000 Chevy Suburban K1500 has the push button switching for 2wd, auto-4, 4 hi and 4 low. I recently has to disable the ABS system because of a faulty ABS computer (vehicle is not worth investing...
11-20-18, 07:57 AM
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Not a plumber but if you remove the drain pipes...

Not a plumber but if you remove the drain pipes and supple lines, you can cut holes in the back of the vanity and have the valves and drain connection come right through the back of the cabinet. ...
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Try a local glass shop that does shower doors. ...

Try a local glass shop that does shower doors. If you take in your door, I would be they can make one up to fit. You may end up with a slightly different style metal but I bet it would look much...
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what is that sound?

No question, just a funny story.

I was replacing the bathroom sink which resulted in a new faucet and trap. In disassembling the old one, I pulled the horizontal rod that controls the stopper. ...
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I have about 3/4" from floor to bottom of door. ...

I have about 3/4" from floor to bottom of door. There was carpet previously. With the planks in place, it is probably another 1/2". The pivot plate is currently mount to the sub-floor.

- Peter
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