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Having grown up in Western NY, I'm familiar with...

Having grown up in Western NY, I'm familiar with the snow Norm is talking about. The best solution I had while living there, was to use Johnsons Floor PasteWax. It had to be applied with the chute at...
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Make sure you're using non-ethanol gas if at all...

Make sure you're using non-ethanol gas if at all possible. When putting them away for any length of time, drain the gas and run the engines out of fuel. Old ethanol gas is known for gumming up...
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By laying it on its side, oil got into the...

By laying it on its side, oil got into the cylinder. Pull the plug and clean it. While the plug is out crank it over to blow out the oil in the combustion area. You may have also messed up the float...
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I have had the Sani-flo tank and ejector pump for...

I have had the Sani-flo tank and ejector pump for over five years so far, without an issue. Mine is setting on the basement for, and pumps up (approx. 8') to my existing waste main. You didn't...
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Not knowing what you were doing, causing some...

Not knowing what you were doing, causing some damage(at the minimum, at least one bent valve) and your crabbing about the possible price? You should have asked for a worse case scenario ball park...
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An auto darkening helmet, as nice as they are,...

An auto darkening helmet, as nice as they are, isn't going to help you to see the puddle or follow a line. If a cheater didn't help, the issue is definitely your eyes!
04-30-18, 02:44 AM
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It shouldn't be hard to cut an access panel into...

It shouldn't be hard to cut an access panel into the attic from a hallway or bedroom. Search a how to do it, and if it's beyond your skill set, it shouldn't be too expensive to have it done. Once...
04-30-18, 02:36 AM
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I had somewhat of a similar issue and it was...

I had somewhat of a similar issue and it was bats. They CAN and will get into walls. They also are a 'protected 'species, so don't get caught killing them. The fact that you hear them get active...
04-21-18, 02:11 AM
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Posted By minimac

If it's really bad and cost is a major concern,...

If it's really bad and cost is a major concern, you can try this redneck fix. Buy clear vinyl at one of the fabric stores(possibly even Wally World) to cover the offending windows on the inside. They...
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There are specialty cutting wheels for your...

There are specialty cutting wheels for your tubing cutters. Don't attempt it with a copper cutting wheel-you'll get a poor cut and ruin the cutting wheel quickly. A pipe supply or plumbing supply...
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Some tips here: TIPS FOR WELDING...

Some tips here:

TIPS FOR WELDING THERMOPLASTICS | King Plastic Corporation (http://www.kingplastic.com/tips-for-welding-thermoplastics/)
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04-17-18, 01:02 PM
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Posted By minimac

A lot of areas REQUIRE that this sort of work is...

A lot of areas REQUIRE that this sort of work is done by a licensed plumber and that it is inspected. Yeah, I know that seems dumb, but the reasoning is that you are connecting into a municipal...
04-16-18, 07:17 AM
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Wherever you install it, make sure it's high...

Wherever you install it, make sure it's high enough to create the necessary trap for the discharge hose into the drain. Personally I like mine above the top of the washer. It makes the valves a lot...
04-16-18, 07:04 AM
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The copper used was most likely the wrong type....

The copper used was most likely the wrong type. It should have been type L, but many builders cheat and use thinner(and cheaper) type M . The pinholes are caused by water turbulence created when the...
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The problem I've found with putting a radiant...

The problem I've found with putting a radiant barrier on the underside of the roof is that not only is the roof subjected to the suns direct rays, but now it's being subjected to all that reflected...
04-12-18, 07:08 AM
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You can CAREFULLY make two lengthwise cuts to ...

You can CAREFULLY make two lengthwise cuts to the coupling(close together)without getting into the pipe. Then split the coupling and you should be able to "peel" it from the pipe. Then there should...
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I've successfully welded cast iron many times....

I've successfully welded cast iron many times. Unless you're a skilled welder, take it to a pro. It needs to be pre heated and a high nickel rod used, but it's really not difficult. I've also...
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Posted By minimac

Check your local (and surrounding areas)...

Check your local (and surrounding areas) craigslist and papers. Around here, a good, used 5x8 utility trailer goes for $200-$500.
03-27-18, 07:03 AM
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Posted By minimac

I did the same as Dixie2012. Cheap, clean, easy...

I did the same as Dixie2012. Cheap, clean, easy to work with, and easy to cover if you want to. Much nicer looking(IMHO) than particle board, or OSB also. Pegboard could be another alternative, but...
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Posted By minimac

Michael, as long as it was in the center of the...

Michael, as long as it was in the center of the tread, it can be repaired. I've had quite a few on my Goldwing, before going to a car tire. so I know your frustration. The only CORRECT way to effect...
01-15-18, 08:29 AM
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Posted By minimac

While it's not spring loaded, I have this on...

While it's not spring loaded, I have this on mine, and it works well.
M-D Building Products 3ft Door Sweep (68247) - Weatherstrip Caulk - Ace Hardware...
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Posted By minimac

Turn on the air conditioning. It sounds crazy,...

Turn on the air conditioning. It sounds crazy, but the air conditioner is a dehumidifier. It will clear the windows faster than the defroster/heater.
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Posted By minimac

Ariens Snowblower issue

I wanted to post this because I feel it could be safety issue you need to be aware of. Last winter I decided to spend the big bucks and buy a "quality" snowblower. Living in an area where we average...
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I've found that the "new" thinking is to run your...

I've found that the "new" thinking is to run your boiler at 140*-170*. I'm old school though, and I like to run mine @ 180*-195*. The reason being that it is the temperature difference between the...
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Posted By minimac

That's the normal starting procedure. Mine is a ...

That's the normal starting procedure. Mine is a Deluxe 28 SHO. Full throttle, mid or full choke, and half a dozen pumps on the primer bulb.
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