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xsleeper, thanks! Very helpful. Anyone else?

xsleeper, thanks! Very helpful. Anyone else?
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New Roof - Is this a Good Bid?

Hello all,

I have a 900 square foot home (very small) in Kansas City. It's two stories. So its footprint is about 450-500 square feet. Roof pitch is typical for the midwest. I don't know the...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-13-14, 06:44 AM
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Sharp Advice and Pjaffe, thanks so much for your...

Sharp Advice and Pjaffe, thanks so much for your responses. So, starting last night the pilot started going out without using the upstairs shower, which of course strongly suggests that the problem...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-12-14, 12:04 PM
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Using Upstairs Shower Causes Water Heater Pilot Light to Go Out

Hello all. I was hoping someone might be able to clue me in about the problem here, as Google is not helping much.

The gas water heater is in the basement. The strange this is, everytime I use...
08-19-10, 09:21 AM
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Hey, thanks for that! It would have taken me a...

Hey, thanks for that! It would have taken me a long time to discover those products on my own. I think I'll use those.
08-18-10, 06:03 PM
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Severed Pipe

Hello all. I have an outside faucet, the type you attach a garden hose to. I dropped something heavy on the faucet and it simply snaped off the steel pipe! So, now I have the pipe just there with no...
06-21-10, 03:41 PM
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Thanks nickdel. I went ahead and chose the option...

Thanks nickdel. I went ahead and chose the option of running it from a nearby outlet and all now works well. Project done. As usual, you folks here at DYI were a great help.
06-20-10, 05:41 PM
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Thanks pcboos. Let me be clear about something. I...

Thanks pcboos. Let me be clear about something. I have only one 12/2 cable coming in for each of the original light switches.

BUT, I should also say this . . .

For what it's worth, I took a...
06-20-10, 03:35 PM
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Posted By egbrown76

Nickdel, thanks so much for your detailed...

Nickdel, thanks so much for your detailed response. Yes, actually, both the other two switches have a white wire connected directly to the switches . . . what exactly does that change?
06-20-10, 09:33 AM
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No, only one switch controlled all 5 overhead...

No, only one switch controlled all 5 overhead recessed lights.
06-20-10, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for the response pcboss. No, it's a two...

Thanks for the response pcboss. No, it's a two way (controlled from only one spot, which I take it means it's a two way--also there is no red wire, only black, white and ground).

That's exactly...
06-20-10, 09:00 AM
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Switch Wiring - What Am I Doing Wrong?

Hello all. This one's a pickle (for me at least).

In my living room I had a two gang box that controls the overhead lights and the outside porch light. I went to add a three gang box so I can add...
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Excellent, Newtofta! I'll print this all out and...

Excellent, Newtofta! I'll print this all out and keep it safe! Now I guess I have to buy some tools, but that beats paying the high labor rate.
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Marbobj, thanks! Yes, you have a point; the truck...

Marbobj, thanks! Yes, you have a point; the truck has a lot of miles on it, and they aren't gentle miles. I'm not convinced that it's worth spending 500-900 bucks fixing this in the textbook manner,...
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Retired Wrench, thanks for that! So, here's my...

Retired Wrench, thanks for that! So, here's my next question. I know replacing a pinion gear can be difficult, and is best left to a pro because of the shimming issues and issues with making sure the...
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Ok, it's a two peice driveshat, BUT I now know he...

Ok, it's a two peice driveshat, BUT I now know he noise is coming from the differential. Since the gears aren't worn and I see a good amount of metal shavings, any thoughts?
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I'll check whether it's 2 peice. In any event, I...

I'll check whether it's 2 peice. In any event, I opened up the differential cover and I found this: the gears looked great, all of them. No worn or pitted teeth. But, the magnet at the bottom of the...
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Thanks to both of you. Miles are about 147,000....

Thanks to both of you. Miles are about 147,000. "Loud" of course is a relative term; but I can hear it on the highway with the windows closed. I looked at the outside of the differential yesterday...
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Thanks for the response. Including the cost of...

Thanks for the response. Including the cost of parts, what is a reasonable ballpark figure to pay for replacing ring and pinion gears? This will help me determine whether I want to tackle it myself.
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Rear End Noise

Hi all; I hope someone could help me with this. I have a GMC 2500 V8, 2003 year.

When I accelerate I hear a winding sound coming from the rear end. Notice it's "winding," not "whining." It's...
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Thanks for both responses. I can't find two part...

Thanks for both responses. I can't find two part for the life of me. So I'm trying regular bleach. We'll see how it goes.
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Two Part Bleach - Where to find?

Hello all. I have some dark water stains in my old pine floors and I was told that the best thing to use is a "two part bleach" if oxylic acid does not work (it didn't). Problem is, no matter where I...
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Wood Filler for Pine Floors?

Hello all. I just installed some pine planks by face nailing (don't ask). I will varnish without staining. I'm finding it exceedingly difficult to find a wood filler for the nail holes that MATCHES...
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Hi Bud, thanks. I don't have any photos yet, but...

Hi Bud, thanks. I don't have any photos yet, but here's what I did. I tied in the new gable roof into the old by cutting back the old shingles and tucking 10 inch flashing underneath the shingles on...
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Leaking Roof Valley - Question

Hello all. I have an addition on my old house. I recently had the shed roof on that addition replaced with a gable roof, as the rest of the house has a gable roof. The contractor framed the roof, but...
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