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i have a char-broil grill and ordered a nat gas...

i have a char-broil grill and ordered a nat gas conversion it from the company earlier this year... haven't hooked it up yet. Go to their web site and enter your model, etc.
Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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Solar hookup?

Instead of installing a full grid-tied system, I was wondering if I could hook up a couple of solar panels to send power to my heat pump, since that's my biggest elec cost. I don't want to get into...
Yesterday, 06:42 AM
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not to hijack this, but I was going to ask the...

not to hijack this, but I was going to ask the same question. This pic shows how I should maybe pigtail the line to power the GFI and pass thru to the load without gfi interference. Correct?
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i had a fan in a past house that got noisy every...

i had a fan in a past house that got noisy every few years, so I'd replace the fan... not a hard thing to do. I finally got fed up with it and installed a new unit... not an easy thing to do cause...
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Posted By maarkr

Foundation drain into ditch - grandfathered?

My perimeter foundation drain has been plugged and didn't drain properly. I dug several feet near the ditch where it exits and found a plug and hopefully fixed it. I also found out that the...
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Posted By maarkr

I replaced one of my broken springs with a...

I replaced one of my broken springs with a stronger one when the store didn't have that exact replacement and it worked fine. Try it and return it if it doesn't work, or call a local door...
08-15-19, 05:54 PM
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Posted By maarkr

I would want the best connection for my primary...

I would want the best connection for my primary water supply line. I replaced my old one with a good soldered quality copper valve. But that's just me... I do have many other areas where I've used...
08-15-19, 05:33 PM
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Posted By maarkr

like Norm said, retract the screws all the way,...

like Norm said, retract the screws all the way, then insert the screen and tighten... i thought mine didn't fit either, but the store manager told me the trick.
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Posted By maarkr

i used the wet n forget when it came on the...

i used the wet n forget when it came on the market a few years back. I had tried many things on my vinyl siding, but nothing worked really well. The wnf worked really well, but it is not a fast...
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Posted By maarkr

i had one house that didn't need or have gutters...

i had one house that didn't need or have gutters cause it was in town and everything went into the streets... I got a house last year and put gutters on it cause it needs to drain away from the...
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Posted By maarkr

I have a similar situation on my house. My only...

I have a similar situation on my house. My only recommendation is the standard 'ice and water shield' going up the side to under the shingles, then step flashing over it, then shingles and siding on...
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Idea wanted for heat pump drain

My heat pump drain drips water in the summer onto the ground. I don't want a muddy little pool of water underneath it. I just spent big bucks with a drainage system to keep water away from the...
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Posted By maarkr

thanks... I have done stringers before, I have my...

thanks... I have done stringers before, I have my own stringer clamp set. I tried 7" rise and it worked out very well, so now I just need to buy more 2x12s.
-deck boards are inset flush into the...
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Posted By maarkr

my stairs calculation was off

i bought a 5 stair stringer, but I'm 5" off. Rim joists are 2x8. Rise on these are 6 1/2. Abt 43" ground to top stair/landing.
do i have the bottoms step up 5" or get a 6 stair stringer and have...
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Deck idea feasible?

My ranch house refurb... the back has a patio door with a 3' patio-size window on each end making the view from the living room 12 wide'. (I already put up a 16' ledger board but that will change...
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Posted By maarkr

like pilot dane said, go with a certified service...

like pilot dane said, go with a certified service that only does water testing, should be $100 for a basic test, more if you want all kinds of crazy stuff examined. For a basic home filtration, just...
07-24-19, 12:20 PM
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Posted By maarkr

i installed all flooring in our rebuild, and put...

i installed all flooring in our rebuild, and put a piece of sheet vinyl, caulked the edges and toilet flange, in the bathroom. I've had enough homes with bathroom water issues and a quality piece of...
07-24-19, 12:15 PM
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Posted By maarkr

i calculated a 1" pipe for my 50' house run down...

i calculated a 1" pipe for my 50' house run down the center, with feeds coming off of it for water heater, heater, dryer, grill, stove, fireplace. My plumber installer put in 1 1/4" pipe and said I...
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Posted By maarkr

Move air from cool basement up?

Am I wrong to think that a small fan that moves air up from my cooler basement (62) up to the main floor is not a good thing for summer? My home is only 1300 sqft.
I've been looking for a fan,...
06-28-19, 07:26 AM
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Posted By maarkr

yes, sorry, I plan to use a 120v 20a max sump. ...

yes, sorry, I plan to use a 120v 20a max sump.

so i take it the single circuit with 12/2 is good to go? thanks
06-27-19, 07:29 AM
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Posted By maarkr

Another circuit-to-shed question

I have a spare 20a breaker in my main house box. I would like to run a cable from the breaker to an outside jct outlet box and continue that to my shed 60ft away. When I get to the shed, i would...
06-14-19, 10:33 AM
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Posted By maarkr

Metal siding corner recommendation

Masonite 1/2" siding on 50 yr old house. I need to replace some siding pieces but how do I deal with the metal corner trim? Do i need to rip out all of the metal corner and install new? This may...
06-06-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By maarkr

yeah, soil is prob acid (pine trees i bet)... I...

yeah, soil is prob acid (pine trees i bet)... I had a place in Maine with trees shading everything, so I used lime and moss killer, planted grass, etc. Turned out it was too shady to keep the grass...
06-06-19, 04:17 PM
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Posted By maarkr

chemical stripper fill cracks w filler (looked...

chemical stripper
fill cracks w filler (looked like one of the pics the back was beyond repair)
sand
maple stain
satin poly finish
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Posted By maarkr

the best i ever used here in Maine was Cabots,...

the best i ever used here in Maine was Cabots, but still on pt wood it needs repainted every few years, and pt decks last only 10 yrs before looking like ####. go with the extra expense and have...
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