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Nobody on the Internet can tell you if what you...

Nobody on the Internet can tell you if what you have is OK or not. We can't see it and we can't test it. All we can do is advise on what manufacturers recommend for installation.

You can...
Today, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Do you actually think a tall, standing tree is...

Do you actually think a tall, standing tree is going to "...gradually falls apart harmlessly..."? No, the tree rots quickly near ground level, then it falls over. A dead tree standing is quite...
Forum: Water Heaters
Yesterday, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

If you have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) or...

If you have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) or check valve leading to your house you may need an expansion tank installed near the water heater.

Cold water enters from the city. When it gets...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Your pictures are too close to see your wall's...

Your pictures are too close to see your wall's construction.

You did not say where you are located. In NC we have a government organization called CAMA that has god like jurisdiction over almost...
09-12-19, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

How much time do you spend fiddling with your...

How much time do you spend fiddling with your current thermostat? Mine I set it and that's it' until winter when we change to heating mode. So, I think of wifi thermostats as mostly a gimmick. ...
09-11-19, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I would use a linear actuator. They are...

I would use a linear actuator. They are available in different stroke lengths and strengths. Everything is encased in one package so it could be a cleaner installation than a winch and cables. DC...
09-11-19, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

If the balusters are attached with screws I'd...

If the balusters are attached with screws I'd remove them.
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I love seeing people get creative to solve an...

I love seeing people get creative to solve an unusual problem. Good job!
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Posted By Pilot Dane

How many stakes you'll need depends on your soil...

How many stakes you'll need depends on your soil and how long the stakes are. Luckily at only 4" high you won't have a lot of side pressure trying to move your forms so you won't need too many...
09-09-19, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

No, most/all interior use regulators do NOT have...

No, most/all interior use regulators do NOT have a shutoff valve. They are regulators only. The lack of a knob or lever of any type on yours confirms that it does NOT have a shutoff valve.

In my...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I would talk with your local building inspections...

I would talk with your local building inspections dept. as they are the ones that will have to approve whatever you do. They may want to see a couple test digs along the wall to verify the slab...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

If removing the ballast from your fixture make...

If removing the ballast from your fixture make sure you order LED bulbs that are line/AC powered. There is another type that works with your old ballast but if changing I recommend getting rid of...
09-05-19, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Simply straightening the fence and "filling in"...

Simply straightening the fence and "filling in" is likely just a Band-Aid fix for the problem. My guess is that the posts are not set deep enough into the ground. The general rule of thumb is for...
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Views: 150
Posted By Pilot Dane

Have you tried looking for a replacement? There...

Have you tried looking for a replacement? There are replacements available for many fans and even if you can't find one specifically intended for your vent box you might be able to make it work.
09-04-19, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

It's probably NPT threaded. About all you can do...

It's probably NPT threaded. About all you can do it tighten the pipe nipple in the wall pretty hard and hope. Other than that you can get a bore or endoscope and drill a little hole or shove it in...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Appearance and condition are one way to tell if...

Appearance and condition are one way to tell if wood is treated. Also, treated wood is usually pine while untreated wood is often spruce so they look different.
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Look at the parts list for your motor and see if...

Look at the parts list for your motor and see if that part is available individually. I doubt it can be welded.
08-19-19, 01:44 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Yea, I don't know of a lot you can do with...

Yea, I don't know of a lot you can do with bluegrass. There are post emergent herbicides you can use with cool season grasses like Fescue.

Next year apply a pre-emergent herbicide and because of...
08-13-19, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Your control panel looks like what Hot Spring...

Your control panel looks like what Hot Spring used 1998-2008. Unfortunately it means the 5 year heater warranty has expired.

This is a quick and dirty way to test the heater. This only checks to...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-13-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Pilot Dane

Modern "normal" shower heads flow about 2.5...

Modern "normal" shower heads flow about 2.5 gallons a minute while old ones can flow much more. Kitchen faucets can flow about 2.2 gal/minute while some special high flow ones do about 4 gal/minute....
08-13-19, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

The current hate against immigrants has really...

The current hate against immigrants has really put a squeeze on the local economy here. It's extremely difficult to find good people for big jobs and almost impossible for small, odd jobs. We've...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I think almost every car, truck and tractor I've...

I think almost every car, truck and tractor I've ever owned has had a similar issue. I wouldn't be too concerned unless you are a perfectionist and it really buggs you. The most interesting was my...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-13-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Pilot Dane

Look at the charts for the tankless water heaters...

Look at the charts for the tankless water heaters you are considering. This is something we can't do for you especially since we don't know where you are located. The chart will show you the...
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Views: 464
Posted By Pilot Dane

Thanks for the warning. My fridge is fed RO...

Thanks for the warning. My fridge is fed RO filtered water so I've never changed the filter. Looks like I should never try.
08-11-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I absolutely hate pop-up drain emitters. They...

I absolutely hate pop-up drain emitters. They are fragile and cause clogs. If possible I would re-route your drain lines so they can simply pour out into daylight and avoid the pop-up emitter...
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