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From what the shop guy told me, the leak is very...

From what the shop guy told me, the leak is very minor at present with just "residue" around the boots. He said they DO NOT try to just replace the boot/seal because very difficult to get good seal....
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The CAUSE of the cracks is from foundation repair...

The CAUSE of the cracks is from foundation repair where house was lifted up and pilings placed underneath. It is obvious that the rain all summer has widened the cracks and I need to something. ...
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Need to patch LARGE cracks in concrete patio and driveway

My house had foundation repair before I purchased a year ago. This left cracks in concrete in patio and drive that is attached to house foundation slab. The cracks in most places go completely...
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Do I really need total new front wheel "rack"

My 2007 Honda CR-V has just 41k miles on it. Had it last week into CarShop for regular maintenance. They are telling me that the power steering "boots" are leaking a bit and that I need to replace...
08-03-17, 02:05 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Seating tool end too big for valve seat. Need quick fix idea

I bought the Brasscraft seating wrench set, one with tapered hex ends and the other with tapered square ends. The smallest end of the square tool just barely goes into the square hole. I was able...
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Flapperless retrofit and 1.6 gallon limit law

The law in 1992 said all toilets installed in US must be 1.6 gallon tank or less. So I assume there were a lot of "illegal tanks" in stock. My plumber said he has seen many odd retrofits but he had...
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Sudden Water Hammer with Flapperless Niagra/Glacier Bay Toilet

Two weeks ago the fill valve on my flapperless Niagra/Glacier Bay Toilet stopped letting any water into fill tank. So I removed the entire fill valve assembly and ordered a replacement from Home...
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Posted By femaleDIY

I should have never listened to those telling me...

I should have never listened to those telling me to open Time Warner Box,. Yes, I discovered a missing sealing grommet for cables entering the box. But couldn't get the box shut. At least 4 coax...
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Posted By femaleDIY

You probably have big stock of old standard-sized...

You probably have big stock of old standard-sized faceplates. Not available at big box store anymore.
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Comcast charges $50 every time they send anyone...

Comcast charges $50 every time they send anyone out except for installation. When they lay cable for connection they run an orange coax cable from entry point into house out to "green box" out by...
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Coax outlet problem fix

I had cable TV from Comcast for a few months but cancelled. So checked out the coax outlet for CATV. Took off faceplate and it is true. The newer faceplates with coax connection on them ARE...
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Comcast's internet install - no face plate and hanging cable, hole in drywall

I have Comcast High Speed Internet installed a few months ago. Only noticed today with cold air blowing on my bare feet (and large cockroaches entering house through hole in drywall), what a...
05-04-17, 05:15 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

That is the very reason I just want to put...

That is the very reason I just want to put deadbolt in place of knob (make it a bit more secure). Right now you just open it up because I don't lock knob. With an outswing door, not going to be...
05-04-17, 04:52 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Really not interested in doing major door jamb...

Really not interested in doing major door jamb adjustment. I need to install new door and will do so with new prehung. So just need to make do until that project makes the top of my "must do" list.
05-04-17, 04:48 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Pics of storage room door and latch area

The storage room has my lawn mower and other power yard tools. That's why I want it to lock. Also, the circuit breaker is in there so don't want anyone to access that. I do have an ADT security...
05-04-17, 02:42 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Put deadbolt in place of knob

I have a storage room on back of house with outswing door. Currently has cheap key knob which I don't even have a key so never locked (hoping I don't lock myself out). I would rather have a deadbolt...
03-05-17, 04:10 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Putting jamb extender on inside of jamb is done...

Putting jamb extender on inside of jamb is done all the time. Yes, the "preferred" way is to take off brick moulding to put extenders on outside of new door frame and replace brick moulding. Then...
03-05-17, 12:31 PM
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door threshold doesn't cover flooring; baseboard chair rail issue for trim

I got my new door installed. Made jamb extensions so jamb even with drywall. Put extensions on inside OVER jamb with 1/4" reveal for hinge clearance. Ready to install trim. But have 2 problems...
02-21-17, 08:01 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Yes, that latch looks like it would solve the...

Yes, that latch looks like it would solve the problem.

I was looking at gate this afternoon to see if I could move in top hinge and see that the top hinge pin is visibly bent. So the gate is...
02-16-17, 10:44 AM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Lots of conflicting information on web about...

Lots of conflicting information on web about where top diagonal brace should be on "reputable sites" . (latch or hinge)
02-16-17, 10:24 AM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Actually the hinge side post is 4x4 plus 2x4. ...

Actually the hinge side post is 4x4 plus 2x4. Cutting big enough hole for hand through that 6 inch thick edge mass of 2x4 and 2x6 doesn't sound feasible. Would totally cut latch edge support. No...
02-16-17, 07:53 AM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Sagging heavy gate and need latching ideas

Seller fixed broken-down gate before we closed escrow last August. It was fixed by adding many lengths of 2x4 and 2x6 pieces of lumber around all four edges and horitontally across middle (no...
01-27-17, 03:21 AM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Concerned that 1/4" reveal for both jamb extender...

Concerned that 1/4" reveal for both jamb extender and trim will be problem with baseboard moulding. The extra 1/2" width would require trimming back for fit. Don't think I want to get into that....
01-25-17, 07:14 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

Thanks. I knew somebody would have solution for...

Thanks. I knew somebody would have solution for strike plate. Where to I get one?

1\4 reveal for both extender and trim will definitely make top trim piece too short.
01-25-17, 03:17 PM
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Posted By femaleDIY

New Door needs jamb extenders

My new door was installed by experienced DIY friend but I have to do all finishing/painting, etc. The drywall is proud to new jamb by 3/4" so I need to install jamb extenders to make it flush with...
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