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09-30-18, 08:35 AM
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Posted By dwalker2010

good finish for inlaid table top

I'm trying to figure out the best way to rejuvenate/smooth an old finish on an inlaid table top that's designed to be under glass.

This is an old inlaid table top that was handmade back in the...
08-19-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By dwalker2010

Thank you all very much for the suggestions....

Thank you all very much for the suggestions. You've given me much reassurance and I learned a new way to fix a problem like this. You are all awesome!
08-18-17, 01:56 PM
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Views: 521
Posted By dwalker2010

How can I repair a cut wire?

Hi, while a house I have was vacant with the power off, someone broke in the garage and cleanly cut an electric wire, 14 gauge hot neutral and ground. We think they were interrupted before they could...
07-01-17, 03:02 AM
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Posted By dwalker2010

best way to seal gap?

Hi, My house has vinyl siding. I'm selling it, and the house inspector noted a "gap" underneath an exterior door and the siding beside it, where there's a cement pad at the door for going inside. I'm...
04-27-16, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By dwalker2010

Thanks

Thanks for the replies. Right now I plan to do nothing and hope that the electrician's downgrade of the 20 amp line to 15 amp will be alright. So far everything seems to be running fine.

To answer...
04-20-16, 05:45 PM
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Views: 631
Posted By dwalker2010

Need to solve a problem with 3 outlets that are on the wrong circuit

I'm attaching a picture of two outlets (receptacles) in a small den. The one on the left, along with 2 other outlets that you can't see in the picture, are what I'll call the "bad outlets". All 3 are...
04-09-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,504
Posted By dwalker2010

yep

I think you're right. It's probably asbestos, not asphalt. House was built in the 1950s; the vinyl siding is probably about 15 years old; I've had the house for about 1.5 years, and am just trying to...
04-09-16, 01:28 AM
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Views: 1,504
Posted By dwalker2010

need advice for repairing loose vinyl siding that's over asphalt siding

I have loose vinyl siding that was put over asphalt siding. There is a layer of tar paper between the two types of siding. The J channel is loose in some places, and the nails have worked loose on...
11-25-15, 03:11 AM
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Posted By dwalker2010

PVC to PEX, pipe size question

My small house has 1/2" PVC piping. Some of it runs under an addition built over a slab, and these pipes have frozen in past winters. We want to re-route these pipes up into the house, using PEX. The...
07-05-15, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By dwalker2010

Thanks!

Thanks very much! You are all the best.
07-04-15, 04:49 AM
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Views: 682
Posted By dwalker2010

Plan B - re-routing drain pipe outside of house

I posted yesterday about a leaking grey water pipe under a bathroom, with questions about getting part of the floor up to access the pipes. The grey water line is for a kitchen sink and washer that...
07-04-15, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By dwalker2010

Thanks for the suggestions

Thanks very much for the comments and suggestions. Even something that's probably as simple as spanning 3 joists was news to me and helps.
07-03-15, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By dwalker2010

Cutting through flooring to get to drain line

My question is about getting to drain lines; it's really more about construction but I'm asking it here because it's to get to drain lines.

Some years ago before I bought this house, the back...
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Views: 10,728
Posted By dwalker2010

time to repair

It took me a long time to do it because I was working in a cramped space and had never done a repair like that before. It was time consuming, but I don't remember how long it really took. After it...
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Views: 1,152
Posted By dwalker2010

thanks!

Thanks so much for the suggestions and comments. You all are the best.

I will research winterizing a toilet before I do it again. It had been fine the year before when I'd done it the same way...
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Views: 1,152
Posted By dwalker2010

cracked toilet; best replacement; best winterize

Upstate New York here. We have a bathroom that was winterized before last winter -- water turned off, lines drained and RV antifreeze put into drains, toilet tank and bowl. Did not de-winterize in...
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Views: 686
Posted By dwalker2010

Thanks very much! This give us a boost to get...

Thanks very much! This give us a boost to get this job moving.
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Views: 686
Posted By dwalker2010

reparing wood chuck foundation damage

For a 15' long wall of the house, the foundation is on dirt; no basement. There was a single line of ordinary red bricks set on ground with the wall's sill & wood framing built on top of that. No...
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Views: 2,231
Posted By dwalker2010

Could you tell me what you mean about the screw...

Could you tell me what you mean about the screw pattern being off?

When you say there's not enough overhang on lower roof, I think you mean that the peaked roof should extend longer or further...
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Views: 2,231
Posted By dwalker2010

metal roof leaking - help!

Upstate New York, near Albany. We had this roof put on about a year and a half ago, and it didn't leak until about 2 weeks ago when during rain about 4-5 gallons came through near center of long...
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Views: 10,728
Posted By dwalker2010

a correction and thanks

Correction: in step 4 it should say that the black pulley wheel is to the LEFT of center, not right of center. Sorry for mistake.

Thanks, PJMax for the grease fitting suggestion - great idea!
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Views: 10,728
Posted By dwalker2010

Replacing worm gear in Craftsman snow thrower model 247

I have a Craftsman 26" Snow Thrower, Model No. 247.88691, purchased 2009. The worm gear on the auger shaft stripped a few months ago and needed to be replaced. I got help from the forum about it, and...
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By dwalker2010

How to remove silicon 'gasket' in repair of snowthrower gearbox?

I posted about our 28" Craftsman snow thrower model 247.88691 recently, used 4 winters with this one being the heaviest. Recently it broke: the impeller turned but not the augers; the advice from the...
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By dwalker2010

snow-thrower - more info

Hi PJMax, Thanks for your post! I was afraid that's what it was. One website shows the gearbox replacement part as costing $210 -- ouch! Would you happen to know a place to buy parts at better...
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Views: 985
Posted By dwalker2010

Snow Thrower - impeller rotates, augers don't rotate

Hi we have a 4 year old Craftsman 26" snow thrower model 247.886910 that has done well 4 winters in upstate NY though this is the first really tough winter. While using it in heavy snow a few days...
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