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Thanks all for all the awesome help as usual. I...

Thanks all for all the awesome help as usual. I ended up going with the one-sided dead-bolts on all my doors...AND then went crazy and had a hi-end locks put in, too. Guess I'm covered! :)
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That frosted door is actually only one of the...

That frosted door is actually only one of the doors I have - it's security I'm after. To clarify: I do understand that someone could just kick the door open. That I'm not so concerned about. That...
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Right...but the question was: "I still ask...

Right...but the question was:

"I still ask if you use this as an entry door, ie., do you even need a key lock on this door?"

So if you "never" enter that way then you aren't using it as entry...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thanks again. RStripe, you say the one with...

Thanks again.

RStripe, you say the one with the back-plate is more secure? I would think having NOTHING on the outside would be more secure. Or are you saying it's more secure because it's...
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Hi all. I was hoping to avoid having to replace...

Hi all. I was hoping to avoid having to replace my lock with one of those higher end hard-to-pick kinds. I have three doors (with six locks) I'd have to change. Or I could change only the...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thank you. But, hmm...didn't love the Charlie...

Thank you. But, hmm...didn't love the Charlie bar. Think I will go for something door mounted - and just deal with the trim. I guess the next question is, are there certain types of bolts that...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

How To Add Slide Bolt (etc) When There Is Trim

Hello,

I want to add some kind of interior lock (that can't be open from the outside). Not sure if it's called a slide bolt or dead bolt (not sure about the terms). The problem is, my trim...
07-20-08, 07:50 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

The brand is Superior. It runs a drip irrigation...

The brand is Superior. It runs a drip irrigation line.
07-17-08, 12:23 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

I'm not home now...I vaguely recall it saying...

I'm not home now...I vaguely recall it saying "superior" on the top...but not sure. It is for a home irrigation system. If that's not enough, when I get home, I'll check.

Thank you!
07-17-08, 12:22 AM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Are Valves Supposed To Leak?

Hello,

I think my title answers it all. I have a valve that leaks slightly when it turns on. Not a whole lot, but there is definitely water dripping down the side of it. Is that typical? ...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thank you! That is great info! "Maybe...

Thank you! That is great info!

"Maybe they're uptight about puncturing the roof membrane. Or maybe they're loath to smear tar on the solar technology bracket."

That would be me. And me. :)
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Kobuchi, Thank you for your reply. I...

Kobuchi,

Thank you for your reply. I didn't set my email notification and I just remembered this.

A few things, though. If I do the first option - screw into roof - you said use goop.

1)...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

How To Anchor Tiny Solar Panel To Roof?

Hello,

Got a question. I have a small solar panel I need to mount on my roof (for a solar powered security light connected via wire).

The panel has a bracket that attaches to a surface (in...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

For anyone who stumbles across this thread in a...

For anyone who stumbles across this thread in a search, I wrote my dryer manufacturer and they said "periscope vents" (as it turns out they are called) are A-okay.
07-03-07, 04:15 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thank you for the response. But if I want to...

Thank you for the response. But if I want to keep the door open to the larger room, taken with all you've said, would I be okay with the larger unit?

In other words, sure, the smaller unit is...
07-03-07, 12:18 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

BTU too big is...how bad?

I have a converted garage that has that typical big wide garage space (about 250 sq feet) and then a smaller room in the back (about 150 sq feet) connected by a door.

I am putting an AC unit in...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Brilliant Invention Or Bad Idea

I recently moved and my dryer's exhaust vent is about six inches to the left of where the hole in the wall is. The resulting twisting ductwork means that my dryer is about 10 inches further from the...
06-25-07, 02:31 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Gotcha. Thank you again! (I LOVE this...

Gotcha. Thank you again!

(I LOVE this forum!)
06-25-07, 01:18 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thanks, Furd. I was just worried that perhaps,...

Thanks, Furd. I was just worried that perhaps, somehow, my extension of the control box might have caused something to go wrong (even though all the wires were correctly spliced). I was under the...
06-25-07, 12:45 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thank you. But just to confirm the problem, it...

Thank you. But just to confirm the problem, it is not a buzzing related to water or pressure in the valve. The buzzing is coming from the actual solenoid where the wires are connected to. It is...
06-23-07, 03:08 PM
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Is Valve Buzzing Normal?

Got a quickie question,

I recently moved my sprinkler system control box with about 30 feet of 7-wire cable. The job went easy enough...I spliced in the new wires to where the old ended, moved...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

transformer a: 50 foot run on the 200 watt...

transformer a:

50 foot run on the 200 watt transformer (but after 50 feet in, it splits off - fifty more feet to the left, fifty more to the right)

transformer b:

30 feet run on a 500 watt...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thanks for the reply. A few follow questions... ...

Thanks for the reply. A few follow questions...

1) By termination point you mean the end of the line? That just threw me off b/c I would have thought closer to the transformer would be the...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Low Voltage Lawn Lighting Gauge Question

Does anyone know the repercussions of using too "thin" a gauge for low voltage lawn lighting. I recently installed several lawn lights using 14 gauge wire and a 200 watt transformer. Then I...
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Posted By HomeWrecker

Thanks! I tried to find a link on that...but...

Thanks! I tried to find a link on that...but couldn't. And I'm usually pretty good at that - so it makes me think I'm still using the wrong search terms.
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