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Maybe you can use a Skilsaw and cut the edges of the plywood that is binding and causing the squeak. The plywood in the high traffic areas is going to flex some. Sawing a gap at the squeak points...
07-07-08, 10:17 PM
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If you remove anything from beneath a set of stairs, be sure you can attach the drywall needed to give the stairs a fire rating. I would protect the stairs from the closet with a layer of 5/8 type x...
07-07-08, 09:32 PM
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Hey guys,
I am building a live animal trap because I am overrun with cats. I twisted fence tension wire into lengths and buit the frame. Covered that with a wire mesh. Buit the trip and mounted a...
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Ouch ! We all make mistakes, generally we make ones we survive, sometimes we make one we don't. A raw potato can be jammed over a broken bulb and twisted to remove the base. It really works well. I...
06-18-08, 02:48 PM
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Chandler is probably right about the shower head being clogged. When you remove it, run the hot water and see if it comes out the pipe. Always check this first. Lime and rust clog the small holes at...
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I felt like a fool recently when our large capacity gas dryer stopped drying the clothes. It was under warranty so I called the service tech. It was a lint clogged vent. Periodically, now I run my...
06-18-08, 02:31 PM
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I have used 2 layers when matching plaster. 1 layer of 3/8 and 1 layer of 1/2.
I know the studs can be furred out with a 3/8 lath, but 3/8 drywall is inexpensive and I attach it with just enough...
06-13-08, 05:28 PM
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I would visually inspect the wires at the switching area of the unit. I think one of the thermostat wires might be bare and grounding out when the unit moves as its starting or running. Take a look...
06-13-08, 05:22 PM
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Whoa !! First you must check the voltage in the circuit and the requirements of the appliance. Breakers are sized to circuits by the wire size used !! If you install a heavier breaker than the wire...
06-13-08, 05:16 PM
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Everything that has been advised sounds pretty right to me. I wondered though if it might not be easier and more economical to buy doors with the glass already installed. Most doors today are...
06-13-08, 01:06 PM
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Bill, another idea might be to brush "Lime Away" around the threaded connection and letting it eat some of the corrosion. Maybe a couple of applications will free it up.
06-13-08, 01:02 PM
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The plumber where my son works suggested drilling a hole in the vent stack above the clog. Then use a fish tape type snake to break the clog up. He said you could use a rubber stopper to plug the...
06-13-08, 12:52 PM
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Here in Las Vegas, we use glass jars with a bit of wet coffee grounds in the bottom. Place it next to a wall. Roaches climb the wall and go into the jar, but can't climb out. I place several small...
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I am a retired carpenter, so I've had to deal with lots of sap. I learned that rubbing alcohol cleans it about the easiest of anything else. Gasoline does the job, but I always used rubbing alcohol...
06-12-08, 03:20 PM
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The post tension cables (one that got cut) are placed in the slab prior to pour and then tension applied a few days into cure.
This holds the slab together so footings aren't needed. A proper repair...
06-12-08, 03:06 PM
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Grout is generally wiped out slightly below the edge of tile. Grout left on the facing will chip off in time and be uneven. It's best to clean the grout to just below the beveled edge.
06-12-08, 03:02 PM
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It sounds similar to a recent problem I had. I think that the thermostat needs replacing. If you use a continuity tester across the poles of the contactor (remove the wires first) and press the...
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You might try running jumper leads direct from the battery to the compressor terminals with the engine off. It will tell you if the clutch is engaging at all. If it clicks, then some component is not...
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I think your best solution is the one you already mentioned. Use rippings to create a slope in the roof, cover with new sheathing (OSB) and re-roof. You could probably use roll roofing (90#). The...
06-12-08, 08:56 AM
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I think I would try running snake down from the top of the vent. Another option might be to pour drain cleaner down from the top of the vent. Once you get it unclogged and cleaned up, it may be good...
06-11-08, 06:53 PM
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The capacitor on my 1993 Copeland Compliant was not labeled with anything to identify it. I did a web search of the compressor part number and was able to locate the capacitor requirements. I just...
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$ 70 sounds like a lot to put into a garage door opener. I think when they start going bad, they go bad all the way. Of course a new one at Costco is about $ 160. And the new ones have a warranty....
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I just added a patio to my rear yard. Instead of concrete, I used pavers. I got a good grade, ran a few sacks of sand over it and laid the pavers. It was less money by far that concrete would have...
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I think on that model, everything is included into a single unit. The fuel pump, strainer, etc are all together, in the tank. The cheapest tool I have ever bought is either a "Haynes" or Chilton...
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Try an epoxy like the one used on garage floors.
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