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Update: A second insurance person has said that...

Update: A second insurance person has said that none of the companies he represents will cover a shingle-over. The person at the county permit office was quick with information about a 2nd layer...
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2nd Layer of Shingles and Insurance?

An insurance agent told me over the phone this morning that if I were to put a second layer of shingles on my roof, it would limit my homeowner's insurance to only a couple of options until the roof...
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I had looked at the Kwikset website earlier to...

I had looked at the Kwikset website earlier to find the installation instructions and had scrolled through a couple of their Q&A screens to see people repeatedly say they had lost their set screws...
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It appears I can get a set screw from the blue...

It appears I can get a set screw from the blue box, but that only solves one of my issues (unless the locking mechanism doesn't function without a set screw). Of course, right now I don't know which...
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Lever will not lock

I have a Kwikset Lido lever handle that's only a couple of years old.

Suddenly, the door will not lock with a key and you can't turn the button on the inside, plus it appears that maybe a small...
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I'm going to hope the choke lever on this part...

I'm going to hope the choke lever on this part stamped with the "Briggs & Stratton" logo that I have in my hand pops off, as it looks like it should on all of the carburetors that don't come with...
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Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping somebody...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping somebody may have made the same mistake and had figured out a working solution that would save me a few bucks.

Looking at the ones online, the majority...
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Seeking Carburetor Repair Suggestions? (push mower)

Through pure negligence, when pulling the carburetor from the Briggs & Stratton motor on my Troybilt push mower to see if it might be a factor in why the machine would not start, even though it had...
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Thanks, Pedro & Ron. I've read some instructions...

Thanks, Pedro & Ron. I've read some instructions and have watched a very thorough series of videos, so it looks pretty straightforward for someone who DIYs everything, like myself and many others who...
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Okay in the light of day, I see that I wasn't...

Okay in the light of day, I see that I wasn't looking for a couple of five or six inch springs providing tension between two things, but the torsion spring is the long coiled-looking pipe-like thing...
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Garage Door will not open more than a foot, bounces instead of close

I have a Craftman 1/2hp (41a4315-7d) that came with the house. The date on the sticker says 2001. I've had it more than three years with no problem until yesterday.

As is often the case, I opened...
11-15-18, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, but just after...

Thanks for the suggestion, but just after posting, I called an electrical supply house the next town over, who referred me to one in the next town to them. They had a generic one the the right...
11-15-18, 07:15 AM
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Looking for Gould Load Center Filler Suggestions (Solved)

I need to fill two empty or exposed slots in my load center or breaker box panel. There aren't actually empty electrical slots in my load center, but there are two holes through which a breaker would...
10-07-18, 02:42 AM
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Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back....

Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back. Phone battery, picture, etc.

This is the threaded-stem wheel they stock at the nearest box;
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This is the foot of the stool;
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10-04-18, 06:14 PM
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Seeking Ideas: 1/4" male to 5/16" female adapter

My kids make fun of me. I like having the option of sometimes working at a stand-up desk, but I also like the ability to quickly alternate between standing, sitting and leaning over the course of a...
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I don't have a charger. Could buy one, but will...

I don't have a charger. Could buy one, but will probably wait for a sidewalk sale or look for one on Craigslist. Seems like a good investment. I bought an old one at an auction a few years ago, but I...
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The clicking with the battery at 12.84 without...

The clicking with the battery at 12.84 without turning over is what confuses me, especially since it was (weakly) turning over before I replaced the terminals. I've bought a few unnecessary batteries...
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Ranger Won't Start on Its Own

Our 2000 Ford Ranger (V6) was parked at a trailhead all day with the lights accidentally left on. Started with a jump and driven home, approximately 30 miles (40 mins). When truck got back, turn key...
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Took the car for another drive. I now think...

Took the car for another drive.

I now think that if the steering wheel jerks - which is an IF - if the steering wheel jerks, it is after the car and not at the same time. Also, though it has...
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Driving along, suddenly the steering wheel will...

Driving along, suddenly the steering wheel will jerk maybe two inches and the car will lurch in that direction. It could come more often after a curve and it could only happen at less than 40 mph,...
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Steering Suddenly Jerks

This is probably more than an DIY and I'm mostly asking as an FYI, but who knows.

Our 2005 Ford Escape had uneven tire wear which was attributed to a bad ball joint by someone at a McTire place...
11-07-16, 08:56 AM
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Thanks. I left everything off for a bit, saw the...

Thanks. I left everything off for a bit, saw the ice was melting, then took a hairdryer to it to help it along. Didn't actually clear it all, but got quite a bit gone, then put a couple of screws in...
11-07-16, 08:25 AM
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Posted By TryAgain

HELP AGAIN! Please! Somebody! Anybody! I...

HELP AGAIN! Please! Somebody! Anybody!

I left the top cover off last night and the L-shaped panel loosened because it was late and I wanted to look inside today.

This morning everything seemed...
11-07-16, 12:46 AM
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Posted By TryAgain

Again, many thanks! I'll try your suggestion...

Again, many thanks!

I'll try your suggestion of sticking the Shop-Vac on the end to get rid of any remaining clogging in the morning, after the neighbors are up.

Super-duper thanks!
11-07-16, 12:28 AM
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Posted By TryAgain

That did it!!! I tapped the float valve pipe...

That did it!!!

I tapped the float valve pipe a couple of times with a big screwdriver. The LED indicator light tube lit. The thing started humming and the fan-only came on!

Thanks! You helped...
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