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OK, I got a Behr dye from home depot and that...

OK, I got a Behr dye from home depot and that seemed to work acceptably. Applied it to this old concrete with a roller. After it absorbed and kind of dried I rolled it again for a darker and more...
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Concrete in part of asphalt driveway

Yes cars will be driving on it. And I had tried Home Depot asphalt ‘hole filler’ but even when I tamped it down, it never hardened, even after 6 weeks. I literally shoved it back into the...
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Call me cheap. Advice needed for concrete in asphalt driveway

Background. I have a large driveway and have avoided getting it repaved with inserting 3" depth concrete in a few large places. Why concrete? Because the asphalt in 5 gallon containers from home...
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Hi Steamboy, I had cleaned everything with...

Hi Steamboy,

I had cleaned everything with alcohol and a rag and a plastic stiff brush. But it might have been cleaned improperly in the past. Yep I now see no need to teflon tape the threads. ...
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Mating steam radiator to valve - see pix

This 100 year old radiator was working fine for years and it all of a sudden started leaking water where the radiator nut tightens on the valve. I tightened the nut but it still leaks slowly. (The...
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Finding just the right sink

thx Xsleeper,

I like the idea of a double bowl however I’m limited to a left to right hole in the cabinet of maximum 29 inches, that’s issue one as the standard seems to be 33”. Issue two is...
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Searching for Kitchen sink w/ Overflow protection

I've spent a lot of time trying to find a solution, hope someone can point me to a source and or come up with alternative ideas?

I own a multifamily house and on the second flr I want to have a...
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Straight Vinegar dumps to remove calcium/hard buildup in old drain pipes?

Hi,
100 year old house with slow draining from one bathroom. It is not slowing in the immediate drain below the sink, it is I believe behind the wall in the section the drain travels on its way to...
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Posted By dvarga

Marksr, Thx for your reply. About the...

Marksr, Thx for your reply. About the slipperiness, are you saying that initially the freshly finished floors are more slippery but over time that decreases?
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Oh no, I used slippery polyurethane (oil based) on hardwood floor

After sanding the floor (about 600 square feet), I laid down my first coat of polyurethane, am not mentioning the product name. It was oil based and I was told by the nice man in Home Depot that...
05-27-18, 05:35 PM
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The bag simply says dehydrated cow manure... ...

The bag simply says dehydrated cow manure...

Dave
05-27-18, 10:54 AM
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thx Soybomb, I had no idea... Will keep that in...

thx Soybomb, I had no idea... Will keep that in mind from now on.
05-27-18, 07:19 AM
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Hi everyone, Dixie, each year I buy 2-3...

Hi everyone,

Dixie, each year I buy 2-3 varieties and they all get yellowish. In terms of fertilizer, before I plant I get 2-3 big handfuls of manure for this patch of three tomato plants and dig...
05-27-18, 04:17 AM
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Tomato plant leaves starting to yellow already - any ideas?

For the last 10 years, my tomato plant leaves turn yellowish green, it's already happening... I know they are not completely 'happy'. Any ideas as to what might be the problem?

As the summer...
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Hi Spott, With the boiler on and heating the...

Hi Spott,

With the boiler on and heating the radiators, there is no visible smoke coming out of the chimney. This is indeed a mystery. I did not take the top off that might be a little...
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Will actually check that out thoroughly on...

Will actually check that out thoroughly on Thursday on my day off.
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Hi Spott, Much thanks...! Will check that...

Hi Spott,

Much thanks...! Will check that out tomorrow, looking at the chimney for white smoke or anything unusual. I have not noticed anything to date but then I was not looking for it. Might...
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Steam Boiler, old house. Rapid water loss in boiler sight glass. (6" a day)

Hi,

1920 built smallish house here with 7 radiators. This year, unlike other years, the water level in the boiler rapidly goes down in this cold weather. It will drop 6" or more in 24 hours. ...
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Will new driveway asphalt layer stick to the concrete patches I've already done?

The frugal hard working guy that I am, I keep extending the life of this long asphalt driveway by repairing cracks. However in two large places totaling 70 square feet, the existing crumbled asphalt...
06-02-17, 08:27 PM
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Posted By dvarga

Thank you for your good reply. And thank you for...

Thank you for your good reply. And thank you for your speedy reply.

Best,
Dave
06-02-17, 08:07 PM
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Is it OK to have 20 Amp Elect wire (12 G) feed 15 Amp Electrical outlets?

I am putting in a new electrical line in this NJ house. A new 20 amp Circuit breaker feeds a new 20 amp line. The line goes up to the second flr and feeds a quad and continues on and feeds a...
05-20-17, 04:24 PM
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Posted By dvarga

Thx!

Got it through, got a 12" bit extender and drilled a hole in the I guess flr plate 12" down, then fished a wire down, thx for all your input!
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