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09-01-19, 10:58 AM
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room-in-attic engineered truss spec

hello

I purchased a 1200 sq/ft garage/workshop (30'x40') with a room in attic truss attic/storage area above. the "usable" attic area within the truss is 8'high x 10' wide.
my intention is to...
05-20-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By diy409

transplanting an old Rhododendron

hello

i have a very old Rhododendron next to my house, its at least 20 years old and about 10' tall. i am doing work on my foundation and the tree will have to be removed or relocated.
relocation...
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Posted By diy409

yes, "figuring out" being the operative word i...

yes, "figuring out" being the operative word
i am not a big fan of 10
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Posted By diy409

windows 7 update feature choking

running windows 7
64 bit
sp1

when i go to control panel and select the windows update icon i get the dreaded hanging spinning wheel which wont stop.
a restart will allow access back into the...
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Views: 459
Posted By diy409

thanks for the advice i purchased a WD 1TB...

thanks for the advice

i purchased a WD 1TB internal drive on sale and
installed it into the empty internal bay and made connections.
the initialization procedure was a bit tricky but with your...
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Views: 459
Posted By diy409

my desktop is a 7 year old tower running windows...

my desktop is a 7 year old tower running windows 7
i believe there is an empty rectangular slot under the cd drive so i am assuming this is where i would put an extra drive?

being the computer is...
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Views: 459
Posted By diy409

backup solutions for home PC

hello

currently i do simple drag/drop backups for my desktop PC using 2 portable hard drives which i rotate to remote locations.
while this is simple and basic as we all know the issue here is...
12-31-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By diy409

Thanks I finally had The opportunity to test...

Thanks

I finally had The opportunity to test another battery this weekend, the battery in question was clearly weak requiring a jump from my booster pack.
When I hooked the battery up to the...
12-13-18, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By diy409

testing a die hard auto battery charger

hello
i have an older die hard battery charger (appx 2001)
basic charger settings: 6volt/12volt, 2a/10a, auto/deep cycle/manual

i am trying to charge a basic 550cca battery from a mid sized car....
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Posted By diy409

green white mold removal from wood in basement

hello

i have some green/white mold growing on my basement beams and floor joists due to dampness and humidity issues which i will address separately.

that aside what will be the best way to...
08-17-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By diy409

Ok thanks yes. At the moment I could sure...

Ok thanks

yes. At the moment I could sure use advice on how to clean and tereat the surfaces!

thanks
08-16-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By diy409

mold in damp basement

hello

i have a damp basement and had asked advice in the " basement improvement forum"
one component of the issue is that mold and mildew has formed on all the wood surfaces (beams, floor joists...
08-16-18, 10:57 PM
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Views: 668
Posted By diy409

thanks for all of the advice for starters i...

thanks for all of the advice
for starters i will get a dehumidifier going
do you think the dehumidifier will help significantly?

all downspouts lead away from the house already.
unfortunately...
08-14-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By diy409

Damp humid basement with mold advice

Hello
We have an older home (1924) with an old concrete and stone type foundation.
Full basement
Home is only 1200 ft/sq

The basement has always been humid and damp particularly when there have...
06-24-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By diy409

yes there are two in the system one dedicated...

yes
there are two in the system
one dedicated to the boiler, and a smaller one installed on the cold water line near the water heater as you said.

both of those bladder tanks were installed...
06-24-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By diy409

proper water pressure

hello
what is the proper water pressure for a smaller residential home?

here are my particulars
public water with 1" copper supply into 3/4" for house
smaller one story home with one bathroom...
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Views: 1,115
Posted By diy409

your preaching to the choir i take a sledge...

your preaching to the choir
i take a sledge hammer to all old computed hard drives

this machine was amazing in it day but seems to be a paperweight now?
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Views: 776
Posted By diy409

older sears bandsaw help

hello

i recently purchased a used older sears band-saw MODEL#113.24200
i looked on line for a PDF manual but the only one i could find was for a model#113.24201 which i am assuming is nearly...
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Views: 1,115
Posted By diy409

worth keeping an old laptop, advice please

hello

i have an old HP pavilion dv6000 laptop that is about 10 years old originally running windows vista.
a while back it started getting progressively slower and slower and taking longer to...
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Views: 1,359
Posted By diy409

ill most likely just tap into the input with an...

ill most likely just tap into the input with an old cut power cord, its just a backup unit to keep in a garage or workshop.
im reasonably comfortable with basic electronics, just wanted to make sure...
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Views: 1,359
Posted By diy409

yes the the old typical standard plugs ...

yes the the old typical standard plugs
unfortunately this plug is the single circular pin type

so if direct AC power is supplied its the built in circuitry that will do any converting?
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Views: 1,359
Posted By diy409

portable boom box power supply

hello

i was given a boom-box which appears to be in good condition, its power supply is either 10 D-cell batteries or a "pin type plug" at the rear which reads the typical 100-240V ac.

i have...
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Views: 1,263
Posted By diy409

Of sorts I guess It was a report from one of...

Of sorts I guess
It was a report from one of the credit bureaus.
Only an option to print, not to download in PDFs like a bank or credit card statement.

Still puzzled, I wonder if that is a...
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Views: 1,263
Posted By diy409

adobe PDF converter not working in windows 7

i tried to print documents from a website wanting to save them as pdf files rather than print paper.
usual routine... file/print and "adobe PDF converter" shows up as a printer choice, port=LPT1...
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By diy409

thanks for the tips i had 7 installation...

thanks for the tips

i had 7 installation discs so i booted to that and let it do its installation.
so far everything is working well.
so the old laptop still has a bit of life left, glad i did...
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