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Posted By marklevinson1

Hey guys, So I took a crack at your advice...

Hey guys,

So I took a crack at your advice and tried to clean up the commutator with emery paper. I went and cleaned it up as you can see in the first pic. It started sparking again and squalling...
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Hi, Thanks for the heads up about the...

Hi,

Thanks for the heads up about the machining marks. They did seem awfully clean in how it was worn/cut. The brushes slide fine and the bearings seem ok. The vacuum was not used that much before...
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Posted By marklevinson1

Motor fix for Craftsman shop vac

Hi,

My 12 gallon XSP craftsman shop vac had developed a very loud high pitched sound. I took the unit apart in stages looking for obstructions, bent fan blades, etc. I finally got down to what was...
11-02-17, 08:56 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Thanks everyone for the advice. I would have to...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I would have to say the valve is leaking at the packing nut. The area is so rusted at this point that it seems if I even try to turn the handle it would just break...
10-18-17, 05:50 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

I sent the additional images at pugsl request so...

I sent the additional images at pugsl request so I was hoping he might have some more input.
10-17-17, 12:04 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Okay, here are 3 more shots., behind the pvc...

Okay, here are 3 more shots., behind the pvc pipe, behind the blue box and another wide angle (the image keeps turning 90 degrees when attaching, sorry).
10-17-17, 10:25 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Pipe threading direction

Hi,

I was about to replace a leaking ball valve in my boiler system when I realized that I can not figure out how to remove it based on which way the threads on each connection turn. It is like a...
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Posted By marklevinson1

It has probably had that surface since the house...

It has probably had that surface since the house was built over 50 years ago. Most of the houses in my neighborhood look like this. That being said, can anyone recommend the best material to use to...
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Posted By marklevinson1

Resurfacing chimney advice

Hi,

I have been residing my house and would like to resurface my chimney so it looks as great as my house is starting to look (At least what I have finished so far). What type of cement/stucco...
04-04-12, 04:10 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Attaching vinyl siding corner post on exterior grade gypsum sheathing

I have my starter strips in place and was trying to install the corner posts for my vinyl job and ran into some issues hitting a stud when leveling out my corner post. I am using Certainteed, the...
03-14-12, 07:30 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Excellent! Thank you so much.

Excellent! Thank you so much.
03-13-12, 09:49 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Living room window sill and trim question

Hi,

I have installed all new windows in my house and have also done the interior trim for them with no issues. They are double hung Andersens with a rabbet and dado type setup for the window to...
02-29-12, 03:00 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

I probably was not clear in my initial post. The...

I probably was not clear in my initial post. The roofs were already in place over the breezeways that the original ranches had in my neighborhood so the walls are thankfully not load-bearing. Your...
02-29-12, 09:01 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Thank you guys for the thoughtful advice. Those...

Thank you guys for the thoughtful advice. Those solutions would definitely be workable but I had been hoping to achieve something that would avoid calling attention to the that area being an add-on...
02-28-12, 05:47 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

installing vinyl, walls uneven across front of house

Hey guys,

Another issue I have run into with my siding project on my ranch. One of the previous owners had walled in the breezeway between the original house and the garage creating another room....
01-01-12, 04:30 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Thanks fellas for helping keep my thread alive....

Thanks fellas for helping keep my thread alive. Mitch, when I go into a project I do not take it lightly and I tend to do a LOT of research, ask a LOT of questions and educate myself as much as...
12-18-11, 02:36 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Chandler, Thanks for your response. Any...

Chandler,

Thanks for your response. Any chance I can get some more details on this? Am I to just mark level points on the corners of my house? If I were to run a chalk line between these points...
12-11-11, 06:21 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

#%*&@ leveling siding!

I live in a ranch and I have my old siding off and am ready to put up vinyl siding I have purchased. Please bear with me as I have been trying to figure this out for a while. I have done a ton of...
10-02-11, 07:47 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

2 layers of tar paper under vinyl siding?

Hi,

I recently removed my old siding in anticipation of re-siding with vinyl. I have left the old tar paper up to protect the house while I replaced my old windows. It has done a decent job so...
07-18-11, 02:47 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Thanks guys for the responses. Really helpful. I...

Thanks guys for the responses. Really helpful. I do have another question though. I picked up a roll of 30# felt paper and realized just how heavy that sucker is. Like I had mentioned, The majority...
06-23-11, 11:57 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Installation of siding and windows

Hi,

I am preparing to replace the windows and siding on my 1959 ranch. It currently has painted cedar shingles which I am going to remove and replace with vinyl. The sheathing is a type of gympsum...
01-29-08, 02:27 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Hi, Thanks for the response. I had spoken...

Hi,

Thanks for the response. I had spoken with a regional manager for Schluter on 2 different occasions and he assured me that it would be ok to use the 3/8" on top of the 1/2". I am on 16" spaced...
01-28-08, 07:32 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

screws and second layer of subflooring

Hi guys,

I have another question. Adding 3/8" plywood to 1/2" existing subfloor for Ditra then tile. (Schluter rep said I would be ok with this setup). I had originally tried using 1" screws but...
01-25-08, 07:42 AM
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Posted By marklevinson1

Knot holes in plywood for second layer of subfloor

I have picked up some 3/8" B-C rated exterior plywood to add to my subfloor as a second layer before I lay down Ditra and tile. I noticed a number of 1.5 to 2 inch wide 1 ply deep knot holes over the...
01-19-08, 01:41 PM
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Posted By marklevinson1

HJ, Thanks for your response. The 1/2" was...

HJ,

Thanks for your response. The 1/2" was original to the house. I don't recall exactly what was pulled off of that when I demo'd
the kitchen. It was several layers of stuff (vinyl, luan,...
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