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Sealing around registers

I'm trying to seal the gaps around hvac ducts where the go through the floor to hook up to the registers. I tried sealing from below in the basement using expanding spray foam from a can. Turns out...
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Thanks for the quick reply. I did look for...

Thanks for the quick reply. I did look for coupler that would fit this tongue and did not any luck. I do not have metal working tools either. However, bolting a 3" wide steel plate up inside the...
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Sorry for the confusion. I'm trying to learn the...

Sorry for the confusion. I'm trying to learn the terminology. The ball on the tractor is 1 7/8" and the coupler was bought to fit that ball. I can't figure how to include the pics I took, so I'll try...
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The ball is on a Deere lawn tractor.

The ball is on a Deere lawn tractor.
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3 3/8" tongue vs 3" coupler

Our new dump cart has a 3 3/8" tongue. Unfortunately our old ball coupler fits a 3" tongue. It doesn't seem like anyone makes a coupler that fits. Anyone have any helpful ideas?
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Fire Pit Ring

We want to build a fire pit with a metal ring in our new backyard. We had one at our old house made from an old tractor rim. I see lots of metal rings for sale but am concerned they will be too thin...
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What to do with a weathered cedar deck

We are putting our house on the market soon. I have already cleaned our cedar deck, so that nice soft gray color is gone. I have a gallon of Thompson's Water Seal that we won't be taking with us, so...
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Back again. Got it started and chipped some....

Back again. Got it started and chipped some. After about 20 minutes it started acting up. Specifically, it would kind of throttle down, then rev back up then down again. Under load, when it was...
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Good to know an old dog can learn something new....

Good to know an old dog can learn something new. :)
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Greg, yeah that was unclear. It WAS running well...

Greg, yeah that was unclear. It WAS running well until one day it would start but then die. A friend played with it a bit and told me the carb was gummed up. I had never had it cleaned and always...
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Thanks for the quick replies. What you say makes...

Thanks for the quick replies. What you say makes sense. I think I have the skills to swap in a replacement but I would not trust myself to take one apart, clean, and put back together. Do you think...
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Some advice re: 8 hp TB Chipper

We are moving and won't be taking my old 8 hp TB Super Tomahawk chipper/shredder (model 190412). I've been told that it needs a new carb. Otherwise it runs very well. Should I buy a replacement carb...
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I appreciate all the replies so far. It's m fault...

I appreciate all the replies so far. It's m fault for not providing the model numbers. Here the are:

Engine: Briggs and Stratton 8 hp Model: 190412 3140 01 Serial: 90092810
Troy Bilt Super...
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Thanks. I can get the chipper model number for...

Thanks. I can get the chipper model number for sure. Probably the engine too.
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Replacing carb on old Troy Bilt chipper

I need to replace the carbon my old 8 hp Troybilt chipper and I have two questions: does anyone know a brand and part number for a rebuilt and how hard is it to do this? Thanks.
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New TroyBilt Mower White Smoke

I just bought a new TroyBilt (TB130) with a Honda engine. Got it home, put the oil in the engine and some gas in the tank. It started first pull but I noticed some white smoke coming out of the...
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Will spray adhesive stick to oiled suface?

I'm building a jewelry box and I want to glue some felt to the drawer bottoms with spray adhesive. I'm oiling the wood with Watco danish and am almost assuredly going to get some oil on the drawer...
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1/2" porcelain knobs for jewelry box

I hope this is the correct forum for this. Here goes: I'm making a cherry jewelry box for my granddaughter and she wants yellow knobs for the drawers. They have to be very small - 1/2" and I'm not...
04-30-15, 06:12 AM
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Thanks Dane. I've seen those webpages too....

Thanks Dane. I've seen those webpages too. Problem is they don't show me enough about how to frame for it. I was hoping to frame it in a way to minimize water leaks. Sad to hear about the short life...
04-29-15, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. Let me address your...

Thanks for all the replies. Let me address your questions. First, she wants to run some sort of thread or string or wire through the holes - I'm just trying to keep the hole as small as can be....
04-28-15, 02:10 PM
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Correct bit for drilling ceramics

My wife wants me to drill some very small holes into some decorative pieces of ceramic. I'd like the holes to be 1/16". I've been doing a ton of research online and there seems to be lots of opinions...
04-17-15, 02:02 PM
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Help with InstallingUnivent in greenhouse roof

I need some help. We have a greenhouse - wood framed - and have a Univent to install (one of those fluid-filled jobs that opens when the temperature gets to a certain level). Does anyone out there...
04-10-15, 07:27 PM
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Method of Tightening Rope for Fence

We have a fence surrounding our vegetable garden. The first four feet is wood framed wire vinyl fencing. For the top we want to fun sisal rope through holes drilled in the posts. It would be like...
02-28-15, 01:02 PM
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First, thanks to you all for the help advice thus...

First, thanks to you all for the help advice thus far on this door. Got the two panes of glass in and the door installed in the greenhouse. I was going to install a "swivel staple safety hasp" but...
02-15-15, 11:02 AM
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Thanks XSleeper. I just installed the smaller...

Thanks XSleeper. I just installed the smaller piece of glass this morning. Tried to be extremely careful and nothing broke - even when nailing in the stops. Went to pull out the larger piece of glass...
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