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08-10-19, 06:11 AM
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Question When to trash a rose bush?

I bought was was supposed to be an orange shrub rose. It seemed to survive the winter. However I'm noticing the main part of the stock is brown/dead and the only live/new growth appears to be...
Replies: 3
Views: 866
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Question Can you test a chandelier before hanging it?

When my electrician hung a new 12 light chandelier, one bulb did not light up. We tested with other bulbs, etc., and it appeared that the socket at the end of one chandelier arm was a dud.

The...
Replies: 3
Views: 407
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Question Clogged Dryer Vent Pipe

The dryer vent pipe in my daughter's town home is most likely clogged, which is causing her dryer to shut off after a few minutes. The vent on the back of the dryer goes down through the floor...
02-11-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
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Question screws coming away from wall

We have an overhead shower rod for our claw foot tub (D Style) and some screws where it attaches to the side wall are coming loose. I have not been hanging heavy wet items on the shower rod, so I'm...
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Attach Handrail to Plaster Wall

I need to attach a lightweight wood hand rail to a plaster wall using 2-3 lightweight metal brackets. Given the wall is plaster lath, what is the best type of bolt/screw to use? Each bracket has...
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question base cabinet drawer slides completely out

We have kitchen drawers that slide all the way out if you are not careful. Either there are no stops on these old cabinets, or the stops are broken. The cabinet bases are solid wood (not chip...
10-20-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
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Question Hanging Heavy Mirror on Plaster Walls

Any suggestions on best type of wall hangers for hanging a heavy mirror (50 lbs) on an old plaster wall? is it better to affix a wood board (1 x 4?) to the wall first and use that to install the...
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Thumbs up Great Floor Paint

Just an fyi - we painted all the floors in my daughter's new house with PPG Breakthrough paint and they turned out really great. The wood floors were too worn to resand and she could not afford to...
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

I've had some good results with orange/citric...

I've had some good results with orange/citric based strippers. Is this table made of pine? If so, there is a pre-stain treatment that is needed to apply the stain evenly. Pine tends to take a...
08-13-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Found the type of weatherstripping I need. It is...

Found the type of weatherstripping I need. It is called "Meeting Rail" and I found a store that carries it. Meeting Rail Weatherstrip (http://kilianhardware.com/meetrailweat.html) However my...
08-13-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Repairing damaged door

Need to repair a damaged interior door where there is a 4 inch jagged hole where the lock set once was located. The door is 86 inches tall and 35 inches wide (original to the c 1893 home) and...
07-30-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Thank you, but these instructions are for a...

Thank you, but these instructions are for a different type of weatherstripping. I need instructions for rolled bronze stripping.
07-29-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Bronze Weatherstripping on Vintage Windows

What is the best way to apply bronze weather stripping to double hung wood window sashes? I know how to install metal weather stripping to the sides, but what about where the top/bottom sashes meet?...
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question "Spooky" Ceiling Fixture

The ceiling light fixture in my daughter's new home goes dim, then bright at odd intervals. I notice it most when the a/c kicks on. The light is an old chandelier with 8 bulbs. I replaced all...
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Thanks Shorty. Should I be worried about the...

Thanks Shorty. Should I be worried about the tuck pointing failing?
Replies: 3
Views: 410
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Question Efflorescence on bricks 2 days after tuckpointing

two days ago we had tuck pointing done to bricks on the front of our house. For the first 48 hrs everything looked normal, but today I am noticing white residue on the bricks only -- not on the new...
07-09-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Roses growing but few buds

I have three lavender patio roses in planters on my south-facing patio. I believe they get the required 6 hrs sun. I water each day (very hot temps in the midwest).
The bush is putting out long,...
07-09-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Rose food/insecticide

Once I had insect infestation on a large maple tree. The local nursery suggested purchasing Rose food/fungicide/insecticide and applying it in a large ring around the tree (equal to the width of the...
07-04-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Relocating A/C unit

When installing an A/C unit, what is the recommended distance from the building/house? The A/C unit on my daughter's town home (she's has an end unit) needs to be moved, and I would like to see it...
07-04-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Gap bottom of exterior wood door

The upstairs balcony door in my daughter's home is too short at the bottom. The gap is not even due to settling of the house (120 yrs old). The gap is now apparent since the carpet has been removed...
06-29-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Prefab metal basement bulkhead

We have a basement walkout that does not have a drain at the very bottom of the stairs. The walkout dimensions are approx 40 inches wide by 90 inches long. Is this size too large for a...
06-23-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Central A/C Placement -- On top of Deck?

My daughter has a brick town home. A deck is being replaced, and we need to decide on placement for the central a/c unit. I do not like the idea of putting it under the deck. Is there any reason...
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Question Removing 2-Key Deadbolt - Key is missing

Can a locked double-keyed deadbolt be removed if you do not have the key? Itís a regular Kwickset lock. The basement door is locked, I can get inside. If thereís a way I can do this myself, Iíd...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

Replacing Door Weatherstripping - Subaru Forester

Is replacing a car door's weatherstripping a diy project? Or is it best left to a mechanic? The weatherstripping on my car is stretched out of shape and the clips won't hold it any more.
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Aseret_in_MO

surface bolt

yes, that was exactly what I was thinking of but in brass. Is there any reason this type of bolt could not be installed at the top of the door and push up?
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