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10-14-19, 11:35 AM
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Posted By richpodraza

That's a good thought, but the kids are young and...

That's a good thought, but the kids are young and we are almost always with them outside. Could this be from deer? Or squirrels? I also thought of falling tree debris, but that's not consistent with...
10-14-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By richpodraza

What is this wood damage from and how can I protect against it?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xSQV6Ff1Zf9ZRt7AA

This is a backyard playset. It's only about a year old. I've noticed this kind of damage that looks like it's from an animal of some kind. The playset...
05-05-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By richpodraza

Well I am not 100% sure there isn't anything...

Well I am not 100% sure there isn't anything wrong with the hinge/frame/jamb. This is my first time dealing with this kind of problem. Do these pictures help? It looks rectangular and evenly spaced...
05-04-18, 06:07 PM
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Views: 584
Posted By richpodraza

This house was built in the 90s, and the door was...

This house was built in the 90s, and the door was like this when we moved in. So I'm not really sure why it is so far off, but one thing I can say is the door actually does have fairly even spacing...
05-04-18, 02:54 PM
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Views: 584
Posted By richpodraza

That did not work, it seems like the frame must...

That did not work, it seems like the frame must have settled resulting in the door being misaligned even though the hinges are screwed in all the way. Any other suggestions?
05-04-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By richpodraza

How to fix this door latch?

The latch part is somehow vertically off by a good half inch or so from fitting in the hole. My first though is to take off the female part and fill the hole with some kind of epoxy or wood filler,...
04-21-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,279
Posted By richpodraza

Convert coax cable coming out of wall into an outlet

I have a coax cable (for cable/internet) just coming out of the wall, like this picture shows. The end is male, intended to go right into the TV/modem/cable box. The cable is actually quite long, at...
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By richpodraza

Thanks PJ! I'm surprised a web search didn't turn...

Thanks PJ! I'm surprised a web search didn't turn up that answer. .
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Views: 829
Posted By richpodraza

What kind of shower faucet cartridge do I need?

My shower handle is getting very difficult to turn, so I am looking at replacing the cartridge. I disassembled it and pulled out the old cartridge but was unable to find a model number that I could...
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By richpodraza

Thanks for those details. I'm not sure the...

Thanks for those details. I'm not sure the picture shows this clearly but the hinge was actually ripped off the cabinet interior, not the door. Does what you suggested still apply? The basic idea of...
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By richpodraza

Recommendation on fixing broken cabinet hinge

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EFzIiSTDdOK4JTjw2

this kitchen cabinet hinge got ripped off of the cabinet. I would prefer to not have to replace the actual cabinets or cut any section of them. Is there...
09-27-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

How would Tilex be different than any other...

How would Tilex be different than any other cleaner like 409 or a bleach or a vinegar cleaner? What about Lysol?
09-27-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

We do use bath fans, but probably not for 20 mins...

We do use bath fans, but probably not for 20 mins after the shower. We have a kitchen fan that we use some times but it just goes to a filter, not an exhaust. He did test the floor, although both the...
09-26-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

No vents in the toe kick. I think there may be a...

No vents in the toe kick. I think there may be a mild smell on the upper wall cabinets, the big offenders are the base cabinets though.
09-26-17, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

Last night I moved our humidity gauge upstairs to...

Last night I moved our humidity gauge upstairs to the bedroom and it read almost 70% this morning. Which I guess makes sense - the temperature drops, the AC stops running, the humidity rises. As...
09-25-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

We have definitely seen, and cleaned mold off...

We have definitely seen, and cleaned mold off drawers and cabinets that are on the other side of the kitchen as the sink. We definitely notice it coming from the cabinets and not the sink...
09-25-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

Right, this is a multi-zoned single system. Also...

Right, this is a multi-zoned single system. Also I have a slab, there is no basement. The first guy who came out commented that my slab was unusually high off the ground, maybe 3 feet? But he also...
09-25-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By richpodraza

HVAC as primary focus in a mold/mildew issue

Hi all,

The background info:

- We are in central North Carolina - a humid area!
- Bought the house last May
- We are having problems with mold/mildew in the kitchen cabinets. It's smelly...
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By richpodraza

Is this ceiling fixture box suitable for a ceiling fan? Or how do I replace it?

I have replaced several light fixtures with ceiling fans in my house using an "old work/renovation" brace similar to this:
15.5 cu. in. Retrofit Ceiling Fan Saf-T-Brace-0110000 - The Home Depot...
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By richpodraza

Got a free ceiling fan/light, need to replace the light pull chain switch

See pictures here (http://imgur.com/a/qWr3O)

I got this ceiling fan/light for free, but it is missing a pull chain for the light switch. After some googling and taking apart of things, I see I can...
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By richpodraza

Thanks for the idea, it worked fairly well. I cut...

Thanks for the idea, it worked fairly well. I cut the old bar with a bolt cutter and twisted/bent it until it broke off the far end, and pried it off the near end with some pliers.

I have also...
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By richpodraza

So any suggestions/options for how to get the old...

So any suggestions/options for how to get the old bar out? It is nailed in with a sort of U-shaped nail. And the way the hole is, I can't reach the other end. If I rattle the bar a little I can hear...
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By richpodraza

I bought a box from the store, not quite the one...

I bought a box from the store, not quite the one you linked to, but when I went to take the older box out I was surprised to see what I saw. Here are more pictures.

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The bar that...
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By richpodraza

Is this lighting box suitable for a ceiling fan?

I don't see any label indicating it is suitable for a fan, but the house was built in '97 I don't know if they did that then. Sorry it's not a great picture, but I do see screws in the back and wires...
09-12-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By richpodraza

I am undecided on whether I like it or not. But I...

I am undecided on whether I like it or not. But I definitely want to trim it down without killing it in the meantime. Does it matter how I do that?
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