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Rusty garage door repair

I have a 16 ft painted steel overhead residential garage door. My problem is the the bottom 2 inches is starting to rust. I tried scraping, Navel Jelly, Rust Reformer, 2 coats metal primer, 2 top...
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I was about to rewire my unit with RG-6 when I...

I was about to rewire my unit with RG-6 when I talked to a DirecTV installer. He mentioned that they could install a wireless box which would avoid rewiring. There would have to be RG-6 from the...
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RG-59 vs RG-6

DirecTV refused to install a dish because my house is wired with RG-59. They insist I rewire my house with RG-6. I know of other homes with RG-59 and they have DirecTV. The installer said if I...
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Protect and Preserve

I have 4 questions regarding a new cedar deck:

1. To keep the natural look of cedar is there a clear protectant/sealer that provides UV protection?

2. If I apply a "cedar tone" semi-transparent...
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Yes the high speed mixture valve adjustment got...

Yes the high speed mixture valve adjustment got it up to speed. It is still very temper mental and sometimes just stops on its own accord when idling. I suppose I need to fiddle with the carb...
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McCulloch Eager Beaver MAC 100 Series Chain Saw

When I inherited this saw, the piston was galled probably from using no 2-cycle oil in the fuel. I fixed that, got it started and it will idle. Now as soon as I feed fuel it immediately stops...
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Oil base or acrylic

I have always preferred oil base primer to water base primer for exterior wood. I now came across a urethane modified acrylic primer-bonder-sealer that is tempting me.

I am in the wood window...
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Electric Meat Grinder

I bought a "no-name" electric meat grinder and most of the parts are die cast aluminum that oxidizes and looks ugly. Plus the oxide rubs off onto the meat and is not very appetizing. Is there a way...
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Web Monitor Temperature

Is there a way to remotely web monitor temperature of a home? Imagine being in FL for the winter and the home is in Iowa where the temp is below zero and the furnace fails for some reason other than...
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2002 Chevy Venture Van

The van has air shocks and an air pump to support them. Until lately the pump would typically run a few seconds on startup and stop. Now the air pump runs continuously. I haven't begun to check...
03-06-14, 01:06 PM
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Nail Pops

I am involved with a residing project at a 20 year old townhome development. Manual nailing the new siding is causing numerous nail pops on the interior dry wall.

Is there a recommended easy...
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Yes I am ducting the kitchen range hood from the...

Yes I am ducting the kitchen range hood from the kitchen through ceiling to the cold attic through the side wall to the outside. Being a kitchen range there will be lots of warm water vapor that...
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OK, you confirmed my thinking about the side vent...

OK, you confirmed my thinking about the side vent rather than through the roof.
Now, what about the duct for this kitchen range.
In a cold northern attic should it be insulated?
Should it be rigid...
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Kitchen Range Vent

If I have a choice of venting through the roof or through a side wall which is preferred?
12-20-13, 02:44 PM
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The softener guy agreed that it was blowing...

The softener guy agreed that it was blowing resin. He said most of the resin is gone. He changed out the resin tank...said it probably has a crack in the screen. Let's hope that fixes it.

He...
12-20-13, 09:07 AM
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City water with only hot water heater and water...

City water with only hot water heater and water softener. The softener guy is coming back this morning.
12-18-13, 06:39 PM
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It sure looks like resin to me...fine spherical...

It sure looks like resin to me...fine spherical shiny amber colored sand.
12-18-13, 04:42 PM
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Resin in faucet screens

Is it common to have water softener resin leave the softener and end up in the faucet screens? This is happening to me shortly after I had the water softener replaced.
10-27-13, 08:34 AM
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The sump is for the footer drain. Rain water...

The sump is for the footer drain. Rain water drains into the sump so it can be pumped out into a storm drain. It is designed to work that way.

I am not sure the floor drain is the lowest spot...
10-25-13, 02:42 PM
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water control

Is there anything that I can temporarily stick to the basement floor to control sump water in the event the sump pump fails? I go away for a couple months during the winter and worry that the sump...
09-07-13, 07:00 PM
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Water resistive barrier (house wrap)

What should I look for in choosing a WRB? Woven or spun? Thickness? Vapor transmission rate/perms?
08-31-13, 08:35 PM
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Foundation crack repair

Does anyone the success rate is for epoxy or polyurethane crack injection to fix a water leak in a poured concrete foundation wall? The crack goes top to floor...about 8 feet. The footer drain and...
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Sump Pump Discharge

I have a sump pump discharge pipe that discharges close to the foundation. I assume the water recycles back to the sump again and again. If I extend the pipe away from the house above the ground is...
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Yep the screws are rusted down to slivers and the...

Yep the screws are rusted down to slivers and the balusters are dry rotting from the inside out. Sherwin Williams said that the problem was probably caused by latex primer, and oil based primer...
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Rusty Wood

I have a wood railing with 2x2 balusters and 2x4 top/bottom rails. The paint had rust blotches until I scraped it off. The bottom rail and bottoms of the balusters are black and some of the...
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