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Best coatings for Torchdown roof?

Hi,

I've tried to do research on the net and its not very easy, so I'm hoping someone here can help.

I've got a house with a 6-7 year old torchdown roof and I'd like to extend the life of this...
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Any suggestions on how to pry it. It is really...

Any suggestions on how to pry it. It is really strong and I can't tell what end is in the right position. Just pulling on it is insufficient.
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Cool Stihl ms180c clutch/chain sprocket housing problem

HI,

Originally, something happened to my relatively new Stihl ms180C chainsaw causing the clip that holds the chain sprocket in place to somehow pop off. I noticed it when eventually my chain...
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Thanks! I really appreciate the help.

Thanks! I really appreciate the help.
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Still fs81 weedwacker carburetor question

Hi,
As a novice do it yourselfeor, I made a foolish mistake and now I have a question. I was trying to remove the fuel line to the carburetor and in haste, I ended up prying off the part of the...
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Here are some photos. Unpainted spots were...

Here are some photos. Unpainted spots were treated with spray on rust treatment (supposed to bind and turn black). Looks like it didn't work as well as it looked yesterday. I was hoping to do...
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Just trying to be creative. The tape worked great...

Just trying to be creative. The tape worked great for a crack in a headlight one time and used foam on an old pickup to fill spaces. I'll post photos tomorrow.
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Rust repairs on 02 Mazda body - Tips?

Hi,

I have an 02 Mazda Protege which has begun to show rust in a few places. I decided to try to make it look better, so ground and wire brushed the rusted areas as best I could. Then sprayed with...
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Searching for Sealant for Dunkirk Quantum 90 cleanout plates

Hi,

I have about a high efficiency boiler (Dunkirk Quantum 90) which is about 10 years old. I use propane gas for fuel, and the boiler calls for annual cleaning. I like to clean it about every 2...
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Wow. Thanks. I'm checking it out, but on first...

Wow. Thanks. I'm checking it out, but on first look, I like the idea!
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Any recommendations for the filter? Is it worth...

Any recommendations for the filter? Is it worth getting more than a simple filter such as Omni-filter (plastic casing, about $25-50 retail, filters cost about $3.50 each)?
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That sounds interesting, though I don't like...

That sounds interesting, though I don't like having to pull the pump because of the cost. Also, can I be sure that it will work? How do I determine slot size?

I'm also wondering if just adding an...
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We replaced the pump about 6 weeks ago. I...

We replaced the pump about 6 weeks ago.
I thought the sediment would diminish, but we've done loads of garden watering and are still seeing the sand. It seems to ebb and flow, though a clear pattern...
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Good idea, but where would I find a junk washer?

Good idea, but where would I find a junk washer?
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Whirlpool washer water level switch compromised

I have a rather basic whirlpool washer and the water level switch no longer works to change between levels. For some reason, it turns too hard. However, I took the thing out and apart and figured out...
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Sand in well water

I am getting some sand in the water from my well which reduces flow in faucets and the washing machine. 25 years ago, when I had the well drilled, I was too naiive to even ask the well guys about it....
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Dealing with foam insulation during roof deck repair and selecting heat tape

We have a low slope roof that has a few deck areas with water damage that need replacing (they have rotted out due to water damming issues). The decking is 3/4 plywood on 2x12 douglas fir beams, with...
06-24-12, 08:06 PM
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I have no attic. I have a plywood roof deck with...

I have no attic. I have a plywood roof deck with shingles above and 4" of sprayed foam below between 2x12s, so it's not possible to inspect the roof deck from the inside of the house to find the...
06-24-12, 01:04 PM
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Carpenter Ant Diagnosis and Treatment help

Iím writing this hoping for some informed feedback and suggestions regarding our apparent ant infestation. Thanks in advance for reading and replying.
1. Story
In late May or early June, we...
09-16-11, 12:12 PM
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How do I know which parts to get?

OK, looks like I'm in luck. The faucet is a Mansfield and I have a few pictures. I can't figure out how to post them here, so here's a link to them:

Flickr: ikleiman's Photostream...
09-12-11, 04:45 PM
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Yes you can

I built my house about 25 years ago with a wirsbo radiant system and it is still going strong. However, you want to do it right because once done, that system is permanent. You need a good manifold...
09-12-11, 04:36 PM
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Unhappy Frost-free faucet won't shut off - ouch!

Today my leaky frost-free faucet stopped leaking and now won't shut off, but seems to have the shut-off threads stripped because the on-off valve keeps turning. Fortunately, I have a 2-way diverter...
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fixed it!

Well, thankfully the weather warmed and I had some time yesterday to have a closer look at the problem. After removing the shield covering the belts, I engaged the auger and watched as the auger...
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I'm not sure where to find the bolt or even if...

I'm not sure where to find the bolt or even if there is one. The manual doesn't show this and has little help on repairing the auger, etc.. That's why I tried turning the auger, thinking it was like...
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Toro 724 auger quit working -- how to trouble shoot?

Hi,

I'm a weekend mechanic and my 724 auger quit throwing snow this morning while clearing my driveway. I disengaged the drive and tried to move the auger, but I couldn't spin it at all. The...
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