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08-28-18, 09:43 AM
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Posted By digraph

old exterior door hardware

My 30" front door, that is probably original to my 70 year old house, needs some help.
The deadbolt and the door handle are independent.

THe main problem is that the brass screws have pulled out...
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Views: 724
Posted By digraph

1) have not checked compression, although you can...

1) have not checked compression, although you can hear a lot of air squeeze in and out of the breather tube and cylinder exhaust.

2) put fuel in the spark plug hole, and the engine doesn't sound...
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Views: 724
Posted By digraph

tecumseh on generator won't start

My generator didn't start when I needed it 2 months ago. I'm getting around to looking at it now. It has a Tecumseh OHH60 engine.

Got good spark, and put on a known-working ignition coil.
Put on...
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By digraph

snowblower seized

My 25/30 year old, second hand snowblower just gave up the ship. I'd used it since '08. It had worked without problem on a few snows earlier this year. Today I replaced the auger belt. Started it up,...
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Views: 500
Posted By digraph

Dividing monoflow system into 2 zones

My 1500 sq ft house is currently 1 zone. There are two loops off the boiler (left and right side of the house - it's a Cape, so it's pretty symmetrical). The 10 radiators on the first floor (5 on...
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Views: 802
Posted By digraph

new condensing boiler - different expectations?

Last week I had a new condensation gas boiler installed - it was an "upgrade" from my oil burning boiler. The house heats up A LOT slower now, and I'm wondering if this is typical for condensation...
08-01-13, 06:07 AM
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Views: 1,259
Posted By digraph

standard disclaimer in a landscapers contract?

My wife got a price on some tree removal work and was worried about the following that appeared at the bottom of the company's proposal:



Is this shady or standard across the industry?
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Views: 776
Posted By digraph

difficulty of creating a 2nd zone

In my 70 year old cape, I observed that the house's forced hot water system is two loops, one loop for each side of the house.

1" copper pipe is used for the two main loops. A pair of T type...
03-26-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By digraph

what AC would you suggest 2nd floor, 70 year old house, no ducts

Is there any standard solution for air conditioning the second floor of a dormered cape (with baseboard heat)?

We have 3 rooms, 9x9, 9x10, 20x12. We're in new england so it doesn't get texas hot,...
06-14-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By digraph

"new" lead removal regs for contractors - removing partition walls

1 out of 3 contractors has mentioned that he needs to follow certain procedures for removing a partition wall in my 1940s house because of the "new" EPA rules.

I did a little research and found...
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Views: 693
Posted By digraph

what to do for home inspection

I'm selling my house and have cleared up most problems that the home inspector will be looking at. There's one outstanding problem, dealing with the gutters.

Here's an overhead drawing of the back...
04-04-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By digraph

For the record, I bought a solid wood interior...

For the record, I bought a solid wood interior door at the store. Mostly because I couldn't patch the existing door it with wood, and the hollow core doors have a fake wood grain on them which...
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Views: 1,281
Posted By digraph

heh, you are absolutely correct, it was primed...

heh, you are absolutely correct, it was primed dry wall. i just removed the vanity and i can easily see the difference. I'm going to do what you said - sand it all down smooth, then seal and prime...
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Views: 1,281
Posted By digraph

priming bathroom after wallpaper residue (pictures)

I pulled the wallpaper off the bathroom walls and it came down beautifully, except, it seems it was adhered to unprimed sheetrock. So what seems to be left is a lightly textured glue pattern, in the...
02-18-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By digraph

Actually, nope, my mistake for being vague. This...

Actually, nope, my mistake for being vague. This is an interior door.
02-18-11, 01:14 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By digraph

selling house with patched door

When we moved into our house, the door to the basement had a medium sized pet door in it. This is a heavy, solid wood door, probably just before 1950.


When our first son started scooting around,...
11-01-10, 07:46 PM
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Views: 1,004
Posted By digraph

how permanent is this circulator fix

My Bell and Gossett series 100 circulator (25 years old) seized when I tried to run the furnace for the first time this season. So I pulled off the motor and worked the shaft that connects to the...
04-16-09, 11:49 AM
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Views: 3,993
Posted By digraph

I think it's It's model number 1249942...

I think it's


It's model number 1249942 if that helps, and I would date it at maybe 15-20 years old?
04-16-09, 10:41 AM
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Views: 3,993
Posted By digraph

retractable storm door repair?

I have an emco forever door which has both a glass and a screen panel that each slide into the lower half of the door. Unfortunately, the frame for the screen is bent.

Is there an easy way to...
04-01-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,139
Posted By digraph

Let me bring this topic up again: There's a...

Let me bring this topic up again:

There's a length of pipe between the trap underneath my shower and the vertical section of the drain. This straight length of PVC pipe is about 6', but for...
03-17-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By digraph

repairing deteriorating rails

There are some spots on my back yard fence where the runners are deteriorating quite a bit. The deterioration is most visible where the runners are set into the horizontal holes in the posts.

The...
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Views: 1,571
Posted By digraph

snowblower maintenance is pain in the (#&

I'm just griping here:

I grew up in the Mid Atlantic and while we dreamed about getting a snow blower, 12-20" a season really was no reason to get one when you only had a 40' driveway.

5 years...
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Views: 767
Posted By digraph

HAH! I had no idea that they were so cheap. ...

HAH!

I had no idea that they were so cheap.

I think a read some glossy kitchen and bath magazine a few years back and there were hoods with sculpted glass and stainless in the 1000s!

thanks...
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Views: 767
Posted By digraph

range hood filter unavailable

I'd like to replace the range hood filter in my kitchen. The hood is probably ~50 years old and works fine, but the standard sizes of filters today are way too small for me.

I need a 20" x 11...
09-19-08, 05:43 AM
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Views: 1,657
Posted By digraph

seasonal gas boiler maintenance

Hi there,

I searched back a few years and want to post this again.

I have a GE gas boiler. If it's as old as the house, it's 60 years old. I think the last service tag on the system is from...
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