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12-17-06, 11:11 PM
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I do in fact have a concrete base (cinder block)....

I do in fact have a concrete base (cinder block). What is thermal excursion? I also have a problem with using ply because I can't have any combustible materials within 12" of each side of the grill....
12-15-06, 05:28 PM
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Views: 13,300
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exterior tile on hardibacker/cement board

I am building an outdoor kitchen. I am now designing the counter. I want to use two layers of 1/2" cement board with a exterior rated thinset and slate tile. The counter is exposed to rain and once...
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Views: 927
Posted By secondmanup

no ice in my in-door-bucket Kenmore

I have a 3 year old Kenmore side by side fridge. My ice machine has just suddenly stopped working. There is no noise or attempt by the machine to cycle. It seems as though the water fill line is...
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Views: 2,514
Posted By secondmanup

What does a person do when the existing stuff sun...

What does a person do when the existing stuff sun rots and falls out? I am thinking of drilling a small hole in the corner where two grooves come together, large enough for the T portion of the T...
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Views: 2,514
Posted By secondmanup

installing pile weatherstripping

I have existing aluminum frame windows with T slot pile weatherstripping. The sun and weather have done their job in destroying the plastic backing on the material, and now it is just plain rotted...
05-07-06, 08:48 PM
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Views: 3,732
Posted By secondmanup

Turpentine mixed with oil based stain?

I am staining an exterior gazeebo with a Frazee linseed oil based exterior semi transparent stain. I am not very experienced in this field. I have noticed that this stuff is fairly thick and...
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Views: 1,431
Posted By secondmanup

Do you know where you get the deoderizer or what...

Do you know where you get the deoderizer or what it is called?
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Views: 1,431
Posted By secondmanup

moldy smell from air vent

I have a 2002 Toyota Tundra. I swear I smell a musty moldy type smell from the air vent when I turn on the fan. Anyone ever had this issue? If so, how do I fix it?
08-28-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,195
Posted By secondmanup

The beams are 6 x 8 , posts 6 x 6 Douglas Fir. ...

The beams are 6 x 8 , posts 6 x 6 Douglas Fir. They are raw and without any pain or stain. The reason why I want to sandblast them is to give them a rustic look. When finished sandblasting, I will...
08-28-05, 03:25 PM
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Views: 6,195
Posted By secondmanup

sandblasting 6 x 8 beams

Does anyone know where I can get info on the proper techniques to sandblasting wood beams? I would like to pay someone, however, at $175 per hour, I probably could buy my own sandblaster and...
08-21-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,677
Posted By secondmanup

Go to your local well stocked landscape supply or...

Go to your local well stocked landscape supply or online and puchase ladybugs. Put them in the fridge for a while to slow them down. Release at night. They will munch the aphids. They're also...
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Views: 3,030
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I live in SW. I used solar screens. They can...

I live in SW. I used solar screens. They can remove 70 to 90% of the direct sunlight. They work great. The house is not as lit, but it's not a dark hole either. The best part is I can take them...
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Views: 792
Posted By secondmanup

I talked with the place where I had bought them. ...

I talked with the place where I had bought them. The salesman tells me that these particular pots are not for outdoor use. This is even while the pots are sold in a landscaping place, and are...
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Views: 792
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outdoor pots faux?

I have some outdoor pots I paid good money for mostly because they are decorative. The have a rustic appearance. I think but I'm not sure but it is some type of faux paint or something over the...
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Views: 1,727
Posted By secondmanup

single room attic fans

Anybody with experience with a room fan called "quitecool". I'm wondering if anyone has used one and if they liked it. The idea seems good. It also seems easy to build yourself.
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Views: 1,727
Posted By secondmanup

acceptable attic temps

It there a guide or a formula that one can consider as a normal attic temp? For instance, if the outside temp is 70 degrees is it acceptable to be 90 degrees in the attic? - or -

If the is 90...
05-18-05, 11:18 PM
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Views: 5,752
Posted By secondmanup

add soffitt vents from the exterior

I have a two story home in Southern California. It has a tile roof with one gable vent in the end and two eyebrow vents on the roof. I also have a total of 6 soffit vents in the eves that are what...
11-30-04, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By secondmanup

Thanks for your replies. I will do further...

Thanks for your replies. I will do further investigating and get back.
11-30-04, 07:37 AM
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Views: 1,503
Posted By secondmanup

propane bottle gasket?

I have a (what I think is a ) 20lb propane bottle that is full. When I hook it up to my yard heater it leaks at the handscrew connection. I looked inside the bottle's inlet to find a cracked and...
11-30-04, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,985
Posted By secondmanup

SDGE stated that 126 V is the highest legal limit...

SDGE stated that 126 V is the highest legal limit they can distribute power at. The way the crews were acting I had the impression that they were very concerned or at least put on a good show. The...
11-29-04, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By secondmanup

Microwave causing voltage spikes?

This thread is a bit similiar to my very last thread I just wrote. I have had many DVR (Tivo's, hard drive video recorders) blow up. My cable company has given me the second place ribbon for the...
11-29-04, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,985
Posted By secondmanup

too much voltage

After replacing lightbulbs once a month, blowing up a Tivo, going through six Cox Cable DVR's in 3 months, burning out my TV, DVD player, and my central air conditioner, I thought hmmmmm, maybe I...
08-29-04, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By secondmanup

I thought of wood or even the composite stuff out...

I thought of wood or even the composite stuff out there. However I think but I don't know, because of a fully loaded spa, 5000lbs worth (water and adults), I would have to shim every inch of the...
08-28-04, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By secondmanup

Spa: does it have to be level?

I want to place my spa on a pad that has 1/4" inch per foot fall on direction and 1/8" fall per foot the other.

Must it be completely level. Also, if not, could I shim it with a 2 x 12 or...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By secondmanup

Thanks for the website. It was helpful. I am...

Thanks for the website. It was helpful. I am looking for how to do a process to my already stucco'ed house to refurbish the existing stucco. I have heard of a process called "fogging" or maybe it...
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