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Posted By fuente

anyone??? Really don't what to pay $100 for the...

anyone??? Really don't what to pay $100 for the repairman to come out and diagnose the problem.

Thanks,
Matt
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Posted By fuente

Thanks. The filter was in the unit up until just...

Thanks. The filter was in the unit up until just a test run. Right now, the filter is not in the unit, and the ice maker is in the OFF position.

I can't find anywhere online or in the manual...
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Posted By fuente

ice maker not making ice

Hello all.

Background: I have a Frigidaire side by side ref/freezer. It's 5 years old. Don't have the model off hand, but can get it if needed.

Last week my wife noticed that the water...
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Posted By fuente

dry time for quickrete mortar mix

Need to do some repairs on my brick walkway, and can't seem to find any info on the dry time for quickrete mortar mix. Reason I ask is that the area that I am fixing gets hit with the sprinklers, so...
08-18-09, 10:00 AM
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Posted By fuente

well, first off this is at my place of work, not...

well, first off this is at my place of work, not my house. I raised the question to the person doing the work, as I know that in residential, this would not be to code.

There is no electrical in...
08-17-09, 03:14 PM
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Posted By fuente

quick code question

Hi all,

Quick code question.

In a commercial setting, is it code compliant to have the following: A metal stud wall only finished on one side with drywall. The other side is left un-finished....
04-20-09, 08:18 AM
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Posted By fuente

I guess a follow up question would be this: ...

I guess a follow up question would be this:

The wood is only distressed in a few spots. Do I need to beach the entire surface to get an even stain, or can I just bleach the distressed areas? I...
04-20-09, 07:31 AM
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Posted By fuente

thanks fellas. I'll make sure I use the proper...

thanks fellas. I'll make sure I use the proper setting. I figured it would make quick work of both the dirt and weathering. I'm not looking for a flat surface, but also don't want to make more...
04-19-09, 10:10 PM
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Posted By fuente

can I pressure wash a gazebo prior to staining?

About 3 years ago I stained my hot tub gazebo using Cabot semi transparent. It looked great and lasted a good long while.

Due to the weather it's starting to wear, and I have some dirt buildup, as...
05-25-08, 08:33 AM
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Posted By fuente

as the other replies state, plant it deep with...

as the other replies state, plant it deep with just a little bit of the top showing. No need to remove the lower leaves.
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Posted By fuente

thanks for all the advice. I'll have it painted...

thanks for all the advice. I'll have it painted by mid next week and will let you know how it turns out.
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Posted By fuente

Ok last questions: Iíve scraped the sap that...

Ok last questions:

Iíve scraped the sap that has dripped out of some of the holes and cracks. I checked it over a period of weeks at it seems to have stopped, so I filled the holes with wood...
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Posted By fuente

Actually, the bell box only has two 'posts' to...

Actually, the bell box only has two 'posts' to connect to. Both the wire from the pole and any other distribution wires connect to these posts.

Thanks for the input. I'll definately use a wire...
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Posted By fuente

weird things are happening... So this...

weird things are happening...

So this morning, the phone is clear; as clear as it was yesterday when I was testing it. No problems. DSL works fine (obviously).

The only difference between...
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Posted By fuente

Thanks for the advice guys. I suspect since I...

Thanks for the advice guys. I suspect since I only have one phone line hooked up (red/green pair), then the first scenario would not be plausable. Now, I'm not sure WHY I only have one line (I...
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Posted By fuente

static on the line..tried everything

This is a continuation of a previous post/problem, so please bear with me..

I've had static on the line for a while now. At first I thought it was just on my cordless, but it is now (or always...
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Posted By fuente

thanks. I"ll keep and eye on it, and then fill...

thanks. I"ll keep and eye on it, and then fill it when the sap stops oozing out.
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Posted By fuente

I'm in the process of doing the surface prep, and...

I'm in the process of doing the surface prep, and found that two or three of the redwood pickets have sap coming out of a split in the wood. The sap can be scraped off, but can I simply fill the...
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Posted By fuente

How about this one: ...

How about this one:

http://www.zinnser.com/product_detail.asp?ProductID=78

followed by two coats of a satin latex exterior paint?
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Posted By fuente

I was looking at this one: ...

I was looking at this one:

http://www.kilz.com/pages/default.aspx?NavID=26
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Posted By fuente

got it. I think I will go with KILZ oil-based...

got it. I think I will go with KILZ oil-based stain blocker. Now as for the top coats, what sheen would you recommend?

Thanks again,
Matt
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Posted By fuente

based on this document: ...

based on this document:

http://www.calredwood.org/ref/pdf/painting.pdf

1 coat of oil based primer, or 2 coats of stain blocking water based primer.

Then two coats of acrylic paint.

Now if...
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Posted By fuente

Oh boy. Ok thanks for the reply marksr. Good...

Oh boy. Ok thanks for the reply marksr. Good thing I kept the reciept and did not start the staining !!

Could you recommend a good primer and top coat? I'd really like to stay with latex...
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Posted By fuente

So I went to the local paint store, and saw they...

So I went to the local paint store, and saw they had this:

http://www.olympic.com/stain_products/exterior_stains/solid_colors/index.htm#prod_4

I asked the 'expert' at the counter if this could...
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