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Thanks again. Well I guess oil base stains would...

Thanks again. Well I guess oil base stains would not hold up in East Bay in California either then because it gets up to 90-100 degrees here in the summer.
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Thanks. So what is the general consensus on how...

Thanks. So what is the general consensus on how long to wait before using the wood preservative? oil based preservative or not? and what is your recommendation on which one to use?
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Wet redwood vs kiln dried

My deck is a "T" shape deck with the top part being exposed to the sun almost all day. I began replacing the old boards on the horizontal section of the T with wet con heart because it was actually...
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The Mixet cartridge that worked for me is like...

The Mixet cartridge that worked for me is like the one in the photo, with the brass section in the lower part.
If one does a google search as Mixet Cartridge part#163442 you can find it easily but...
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Thanks that was a quick fix for the hot/cold...

Thanks that was a quick fix for the hot/cold problem, thanks. I now just hope to find a better temperature control handle that stays put. Hopefully that small hardware store by me has one. Will see...
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I will get you that part number from the store...

I will get you that part number from the store when I go tomorrow (closed on Sunday) because that part was in a clear plastic bag with nothing but the price on it. The only difference I could see on...
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Smile Hi lawrosa, I am happy to report that all is well...

Hi lawrosa, I am happy to report that all is well now and my water is back on. I went to a small hardware store by me that usually has difficult to find hardware for older homes. They had the Mixet...
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no it does not that is why I tried to keep...

no it does not that is why I tried to keep pushing it back in. when I tested the space with just my finger I knew that the cartridge should go in up to the brass ring.
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I do appreciate all your help you have been...

I do appreciate all your help you have been really helpful. I know that this cartridge is the correct one for my home just not sure why I am having problems with it.

BTW I do not have those...
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I bought the Mixet you told me about MS-5AT. Now...

I bought the Mixet you told me about MS-5AT. Now it I am back to square one, it is just stuck in that position, not in and not out.
the instructions you sent me now show a couple of screws on the...
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no instructions on package at all

no instructions on package at all
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This is how far I got so far18104

This is how far I got so far18104
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Success, I got out the last bit out. It is a...

Success, I got out the last bit out. It is a brass end piece not like the new Mixet which is plastic. Anyway, now I greased the O ring and bottom part BUT the cartridge is not going all the way in. ...
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Hi lawrosa...I am in desperate need of a little...

Hi lawrosa...I am in desperate need of a little more coaching. Please see my posts from yesterday and today and advise me if possible. I am have been without water in the house since then and am...
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My attempts to loosen that cartridge failed and...

My attempts to loosen that cartridge failed and to add to that the plastic parts broke as well so now I am at a loss as what to do to get that last third of the cartridge out of the pipe. Any...
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ok, so I went and bought my valve replacement...

ok, so I went and bought my valve replacement today, turned off the water and followed all instruction to take valve out .....but it is stuck in there and am not able to pull it out. I wiggle it...
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Thank you for your help. I was reading about...

Thank you for your help.

I was reading about those Mixet shower valves and noticed that they used to be temperature or balance control valves, I guess now they are all the same. :confused:

I...
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Thank you for the information, now a how-to...

Thank you for the information, now a how-to question

I first turn off main water supply to the house, right?

then, do I simply use a regular wrench to unscrew the old one or what should I do?
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I am not sure if I ever changed the handle, I...

I am not sure if I ever changed the handle, I know I changed the diverter handle for sure. If I ever changed the handle then it would have been from an old clear plastic one to this chrome look...
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And to answer your question, my home was built...

And to answer your question, my home was built 1976. I never changed the valve since I bought it in 1985, not sure about previous owner thought.
The water comes on but the hot/cold handle does not...
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Sorry about that, hope this is better 17965

Sorry about that, hope this is better
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Posted By ram2008

Tub/Shower valve not working

Could anyone help identify this valve please? It is in a a secondary bathroom that does not get much use. When I try to turn the diverter to hot or cold, nothing moves. I think it needs to be...
02-23-13, 03:13 PM
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Actually I only have siding on my house. I was...

Actually I only have siding on my house. I was just painting stucco on another structure to see if the paint sample was off color. what I am frustrated with is not knowing which way to go about...
02-23-13, 02:50 PM
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Exterior Paint Sampling on Siding is off Color

I am getting ready to repaint the exterior of my house which consists of old Hardie's vertical siding. I have obtained many paint samples but every I prime and apply the sample colors, the results...
11-02-12, 07:31 PM
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Yes those areas are very small, they are like the...

Yes those areas are very small, they are like the saddles on the side of the chimney. I can't think of what else to call them really. Just one more question, that top row of shingles goes over the...
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