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09-10-19, 07:20 PM
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Posted By relaxn

Large tree branch removal question

One of my pecan trees had a bad blight last year. A couple of large limbs have been dead for about a year now. I want to cut them off, but I want to use a hand saw.

I am posting to ask if anybody...
04-14-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By relaxn

Thanks for the reply, but that is not my problem....

Thanks for the reply, but that is not my problem. My issue is with part #13- Manifold Grid in the link in your post. It is the composite plastic part on top of the filters, not the top of the...
04-14-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By relaxn

Nautilus NS48 DE Filter Grid Assembly question

I got a very nice replacement grid assembly (Pentair 192326) for the ancient OE part, but the new one has a hole in the top of the manifold and the old one did not.

The new one came with an air...
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By relaxn

Concrete driveway job estimate question

I am sharing a portion of a driveway with two other households. One of those other householders paid for the entire driveway. I want to pay him for my portion of the job, but I can't ask another...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,258
Posted By relaxn

Anti-scald / pressure balance valve sticking again. Can I just remove it?

I'm not a plumber, and I never knew what a pressure balance valve was until last year when I discovered that it was causing the no hot water problem at a friends house.

Now the problem has...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By relaxn

Pic now - Fiberglass Shower - Ridicule Cheerfully Deserved

Luckily it wasn't my shower, but that of a single female known to me.

Supposing you (or in this case she) wanted to re-mediate this boo-boo. What are some don'ts for this job?

If I were there I...
11-19-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,163
Posted By relaxn

Thanks for the reply. The are not wide enough on...

Thanks for the reply. The are not wide enough on the sides and the bottom by between one quarter and one half inch. They are otherwise centered and hung properly. This old house has so many...
11-19-11, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,163
Posted By relaxn

Vertical blinds have coverage gaps, you can see into the house

These are old blinds, but they're in good condition. The previous owner apparently didn't care that you can see inside. I don't want my house ladies to be spied on when I'm gone or any other time...
11-18-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By relaxn

OK, thanks. I am truly a tile virgin.

OK, thanks. I am truly a tile virgin.
11-18-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By relaxn

Old two inch square tiles, dirty grout needs a face lift

This floor is a Mexican tile job. Two inch square tiles in the bathroom. The grout has accumulated years of everything.

I've begun to wire brush the surface and it looks much better, almost...
Replies: 11
Views: 7,037
Posted By relaxn

I guess you could say that I was using the...

I guess you could say that I was using the shovels to pry out some buried treasure. I'm seriously considering a welded steel handle now.
Replies: 11
Views: 7,037
Posted By relaxn

I'm tired of breaking shovel handles

I've broken two shovel handles in the past month.

What is the holy grail of shovels that will take my abuse?

I would put new handles on these shovels if I could find stronger handles,
but I...
Replies: 1
Views: 22,067
Posted By relaxn

I found the answer on another forum: "The...

I found the answer on another forum:

"The slight foreward tilt to a rotary mower deck is done to save horsepower, and to reduce clogging and matting inside the deck. It will also give a much...
04-10-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,286
Posted By relaxn

Pool vacuum hose - buy one long hose or many four foot segments

My friend has a forty foot long pool that is cleaned with a Barracuda G3.

Is there an advantage to using the segment hose pieces over a single long hose?

Aside from the obvious custom lengths...
Replies: 1
Views: 22,067
Posted By relaxn

What is the optimum lawn mower blade angle/pitch?

I have a generic 6hp push mower from Sears. When all four wheels are correctly set for the same height the blade is one half inch lower when it passes between the front wheels than when it passes...
03-22-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,011
Posted By relaxn

Recommend me the best method to anchor a new bathroom sink

A new counter top was installed today. The sink is loosely setting in place until I can decide how I am going to lock it down.

The plumbing is not yet attached under the sink so I can still...
Replies: 10
Views: 8,380
Posted By relaxn

Update: I purchased and installed the two...

Update: I purchased and installed the two replacement parts - $157

After the shock of waking up to a smoky kitchen, I'm nervous about going to sleep with this thing running. It is running now...
Replies: 10
Views: 8,380
Posted By relaxn

Kenmore refrigerator capacitor melted down

Sears Kenmore Refrigerator #106.53582300 made in 2003.

I woke up to the smell of an electrical fire this morning. After checking every appliance I heard the refrigerator turn on and then I heard...
09-03-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,608
Posted By relaxn

I'm surprised to know that. I could not imagine...

I'm surprised to know that. I could not imagine that a fiberglass fiber would be smaller than a vapor molecule. I figured that insulation particulate would not make it through a carbon filter. I'll...
09-02-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,608
Posted By relaxn

Thanks, Gunguy, I had planned to wash them...

Thanks, Gunguy, I had planned to wash them separately twice, I just wanted to ask here first before I wasted my time only to find out later that it isn't worth the effort.
09-02-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,608
Posted By relaxn

Insulation Fibers In My Clothes

I had to crawl around the attic today. I don't know anything about insulation except what color it is. The attic had one layer of the pink stuff in four foot sections, and that was covered by several...
08-12-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,870
Posted By relaxn

Fraudulent Power Saving Device - Seeking Advice

A retired gentleman that I know has just paid $100 (COD) for a plug-in device called GnerG. It is supposed to reduce your electric bill by 25%, or more, or less. I have located only two websites...
Replies: 1
Views: 4,500
Posted By relaxn

Modified Bathroom Fan/Light Wiring Advice Requested

I am installing a replacement bathroom fan/light. The previous fan did not have a light. It was controlled by a switch in a two switch box that also controlled the light above the sink. Due to the...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By relaxn

The tile adhesive has been removed completely,...

The tile adhesive has been removed completely, and that is part of the problem. The tile glue was removed with a scraper and a chemical remover, and some places are gouged from the scraper. I'm not...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By relaxn

Kitchen wall disaster

The wall between the counter top and the cabinets was previously covered in 1970's era tile. I removed the tile and prepped the underlying dry wall as best as my inexperienced self could, but it is...
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