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Looking at the photos again... If the cracked...

Looking at the photos again...
If the cracked wood is only though the outer most layer of veneer, I wouldn't be too concerned with the additional plate. If it is through more than two, I would...
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Wink Re: Plate material

I could see it being made of either a piece of hardwood - like 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Oversize the length a bit. Scuff the chair's finish off and glue with a good wood glue. After the glue dries,...
06-29-09, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Unhappy Hmmm... Mulch

I see that "chandler" mentions "composted mulch." Even if I use Preen like suggested by "spdavid," would using some mulch be a good idea, or a bad one? I have been considering using mulch because...
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Posted By Big Dan

Another option...

If you haven't done the other idea, there is another option to do.
1. Measure the thickness of the wood [t] that the threaded inserts were in.
2. Measure the length of screw that protrudes...
06-28-09, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Question Weeds... in a garden.

I just planted my first garden. I 'tilled a spot that used to be grass. Our garden is roughly 20' x 25'. We raked and de-rocked the plot before making our rows and planting our plants.
The plants...
06-24-09, 07:30 AM
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Views: 6,652
Posted By Big Dan

Re: When does it happen?

It does it with a hose, witout a hose (but less), with the timer, and without the timer. It is definitely the faucett. It must be the "nut" as explained through the responses.

I use the exact...
06-23-09, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Question Leaky Woodford Model 17 Freezeless Wall Faucets with Vacuum Breaker.

I have had a leaky outside faucet since I moved into my new home just over four years ago. It is the faucet on the back of the house and seldom was used. This year we planted a garden and now this...
09-10-07, 06:07 AM
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Views: 47,628
Posted By Big Dan

Question I was told a "trick" for getting rid of bees/wasps this weekend...

I am unsure of it because my concern is that it may attract as well as kill. So, if any folks have tried this method, please chime in. I have a similar case with yellow jackets that I'd like to...
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Posted By Big Dan

Unhappy Black Screen With Sound

This is a non-fancy tv. It's a typical 19-inch RCA. No projection, plasma or LCD. Just your run of the mill tv tube.

The TV isn't conected to anything, it was strictly a bedroom TV. It was...
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Views: 1,045
Posted By Big Dan

Red face Similar situation.

I have a two-year old TV. I turn it on and the screen remains black, but I can hear sound. Then after a minute the screen turns on and works perfectly.

Is there a simple (professionally done)...
11-09-06, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Big Dan

Cool GFCI Rules...

OK, I was in debate about GFCI's being tied together. Is it mandatory for bathroom GFCI's to be tied together? Couldn't one just have a GFCI in each bathroom? Also, in the event that they are tied...
09-26-06, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Big Dan

Cpvc

Thanks for the feedback.
09-26-06, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Big Dan

The house wall and ceiling are drywalled.

The house wall and ceiling are drywalled.
09-26-06, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Post ...Hell no to CPVC...

OK, I will invest in the correct material.

I was assuming that there would be some sort of extension that I could buy to add on to the current electrical box that I could then (essentially) extend...
09-26-06, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Cool Well, I have a garage and house that are new...

Well, I have a garage and house that are new builds. The house wall is drywalled and contains the only outlet. I want to bring that outlet out of the wall and expand it. I also want to tie the...
09-25-06, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Big Dan

Cool CPVC pipe vs actual conduit piping

I have a bundle of 10-foot long cpvc pipe from a previous home project.

I want to add a new receptacle in my garage (it's already drywalled) and was planning to run conduit along the inside of the...
07-31-06, 05:38 AM
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Views: 47,628
Posted By Big Dan

I may have killed them already...

The mowing after my last posting I followed a Bumblebee to the hole. I am not sure if it was the ringing in my ears from the mower, or if I did actually hear a buzz coming from the three holes. I...
07-13-06, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Unhappy Soap sensitivities

Curious if the pup is allergic or sensitive to the soap that you wash her dish with.

Another idea. It's out there, but... What if you bought her a couple food trays like you have at McDonalds,...
07-12-06, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Red face We went from skinny pup to fat "shmeagle."

We rescued a beagle mix (we call her a shmeagle) pup from an animal rescue. I think that if we handn't found her she'd have been better off euthanized than to stay there. Anyway...

When we got...
07-05-06, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Post Just to be clear...

I just want to be clearer... the 2 inch holes that I speak of are in the ground, not in my house wall(s).
07-05-06, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Big Dan

Thumbs up July 5, 2006

Wasps are gone. Have actually been gone for a few weeks now. What I did was sneak out at dusk with my wife on shotgun. We had a pair of Raid Spray cans and were ready to chemical weapon their...
06-30-06, 09:57 AM
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Views: 47,628
Posted By Big Dan

Question Bumble Bee nests

OK, today I have read that everyone should rejoice and love the bumble bee. Well, phooey! I hate them dang things. In my 36.5 years alive I have been stung two times by bees/wasps and both times...
05-25-06, 05:00 AM
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Views: 30,538
Posted By Big Dan

Cool Wasps in my grill...

OK, now this posting smells of "Buck urine." I didn't ask this question to have you guys electronically duke it out.

Let's all just get along, please.


I am still looking for a good idea for...
05-19-06, 09:25 AM
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Views: 30,538
Posted By Big Dan

Wasps up in my grill... Why?

I have a reoccurring problem with wasps setting up home in my grill. This time of year I am just getting going with the grill and have had to kill three nests already. The first one was small, so...
05-19-06, 09:15 AM
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Views: 2,426
Posted By Big Dan

Wink Dogs Beware

If the dogs come around often and you know basically when they come, you might buy some dollar store ammonia and circle the area that they like to relieve themselves. As you know the ammonia burns...
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