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06-21-10, 09:41 AM
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I am in New England. No activity witnessed,...

I am in New England. No activity witnessed, though have seen a couple of dead hornet/wasp critters on my lower level.
06-21-10, 07:42 AM
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Posted By keniz138

Anthills (?) Along Foundation? Something else?

Laying mulch down this weekend, noticed 3 large (what looked to be) anthills along the foundation of a raised ranch. Anomaly here was that the hole was about the diameter of a pencil...what kind of...
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Posted By keniz138

Hmmm, i guess just pressure treated wood?...

Hmmm, i guess just pressure treated wood? Thompson's water-seal.
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Posted By keniz138

Clear coat the shed?

Hi all, I recently powerwashed my shed. Should I clear coat it or leave it be?
07-14-08, 01:04 PM
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Posted By keniz138

Attic fan maintenance

Hi all, any maintenance required on these electric ventilation fans? Mine is 20+ years old and running fine....should I go up and spray some WD40 on it or something?
03-20-08, 09:04 AM
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Views: 1,534
Posted By keniz138

Drainage when laying pipe not possible

Hi all, my backyard slopes down away from my house to a relatively level common area shared by four backyards, lots of leafy trees, and the occasional dumping of yard debris. The general slope of the...
03-04-08, 04:03 PM
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Views: 1,220
Posted By keniz138

one more (2 part) question: 1) This is more...

one more (2 part) question:

1) This is more than likely not due to a problem on the exterior frame, correct? (they look fine)

2) Any chance this would "go away" on its own once the weather...
03-03-08, 12:12 PM
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Views: 1,220
Posted By keniz138

Cool. :thumbup: Thanks.

Cool. :thumbup:

Thanks.
03-03-08, 10:25 AM
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Posted By keniz138

Moisture between double pained bay window

Wood frame bay window, probably from when house built in 1985. After heavy rain recently, there is some "clouding" between the double glass. Is there anything I can do to alleviate this or am I stuck...
02-08-08, 08:50 AM
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Posted By keniz138

So should I set the trap out "just in case"? Or...

So should I set the trap out "just in case"? Or should I wait to confirm there is a squirrel up there first.

Also, if the y can get on your roof by wires, what is the necessity to trim branches...
02-08-08, 07:18 AM
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Posted By keniz138

Possible squirrel in attic?

The other day, my wife heard a crunching noise from the roof, went outside and saw a very guilty looking squirrel on our attic vent, it had chewed some of the wood on the outside of the vent. Later...
12-07-07, 12:03 PM
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Views: 2,230
Posted By keniz138

While we're here...what kind of glue would I use...

While we're here...what kind of glue would I use for the dowel?
12-07-07, 11:56 AM
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Posted By keniz138

well it wasn't really "stripped", i (like an...

well it wasn't really "stripped", i (like an idiot) drilled a 1/4 pilot hole and only afterwards did it occur to me that that would be too big for a 1/4 lag screw.
12-07-07, 10:45 AM
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Posted By keniz138

Yeah, i did pick up a 5/16 screw. However, the...

Yeah, i did pick up a 5/16 screw. However, the hole on the metal plate that I am attaching to the wood is juuuuuuuust a tad bit small to accommodate it. I think I may be able to trust drill it out a...
12-07-07, 07:04 AM
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Posted By keniz138

Is Minwax Wood Filler strong enough...?

...to hold a 1/4 x 3 inch lag bolt in a hole that I stripped? This hole is an anchor point for a metal arm that holds up attic ladder. Thanks.
10-30-07, 06:16 AM
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Posted By keniz138

OK to keep old furnace?

I have a forced hot air Trane unit that is roughly 20 years old. It runs great and I have it maintained appropriately. How seriously should I consider replacing this unit? (I'd really rather not)
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Posted By keniz138

Toilet trickling/bubble after flush

Two issues with toilet.

1. It is constantly running a REALLY small trickle into the bowl. I can only assume that this means I need a new flapper vale right?

2. After a flush, the tube that...
08-02-07, 06:43 AM
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Views: 655
Posted By keniz138

Plumbing "sighs' when shower is running

Anyone have a big dog like a lab or a golden? Ever hear the noise they make when they lay down after a long walk? It's kind of a soft sigh/groan.

Anyway, when my shower is running, I hear a...
06-14-07, 08:31 AM
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Views: 2,648
Posted By keniz138

Hi all (nope Hotin, wood not stained), have done...

Hi all (nope Hotin, wood not stained), have done two rounds of Woolite Oxy on it and I think we are now back to where we were before we steam cleaned...lol Thanks everyone.
06-12-07, 01:39 PM
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Views: 2,648
Posted By keniz138

Well we pulled a small section up and the wood is...

Well we pulled a small section up and the wood is not wet at all. But we're having a real hard time getting the stairs as clean as they were, any ideas?
06-12-07, 08:38 AM
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Posted By keniz138

Brown Spots on Maple Leaves

We just got an autumn blaze maple a few months back and now that it is in full bloom, I have noticed that some leaves (maybe 1 in 100) have a couple pea sized brown spots on them. The tree is...
06-12-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,648
Posted By keniz138

Dirtier after steam clean?

Hi all, we recently used an a consumer-brand steam cleaner on the carpeted wooden stairs going into our upstairs (raised ranch). The stairs seemed to get pretty wet and took a couple of days to dry....
Forum: Water Heaters
06-01-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By keniz138

Hey! Cold water running into toilet tank, so I...

Hey! Cold water running into toilet tank, so I guess we're all good. :)

Sorry to waste everyone's time, but it was a fun thread I think...at least we found out something interesting about ice...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-31-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By keniz138

Oh hello everyone, wow I had not seen this thread...

Oh hello everyone, wow I had not seen this thread blow up like this.

Anyway, yes the toilet IS very close to the water heater. I will do the experiment with the sink and seeing if there is hot...
05-26-07, 07:12 AM
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Views: 3,008
Posted By keniz138

LITTLE black bugs under mulch

Maple tree in front yard, we just bought some cedar mulch and planted some flowers around it. Noticed today that if I pull back the mulch, there are THOUSANDS of these TINY little blcak bugs swirling...
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