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Thank you very much for you replies once again, I...

Thank you very much for you replies once again, I read the other thread and learned a lot.

There is a bedroom that is farthest from the boiler with 2 steam radiators, both are about the same...
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Thank you for your reply. I went out earlier...

Thank you for your reply.

I went out earlier today and got a coupler, 1.5" nipple, and an elbow. I think I'm leaning towards the elbow for aesthetic reasons, and pairing it with a #4 gorton...
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Thank you. I chipped away some of the paint, and...

Thank you. I chipped away some of the paint, and tried to remove it. Tried with my cordless impact gun which obviously failed. Tried with my impact driver that you hit with a hammer, no luck there. I...
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Thank you for the replies. This radiator is being...

Thank you for the replies. This radiator is being used for steam, and this is the only radiator in the house with the air vent in this location. I see the little plug on the side of the radiator...
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Posted By apexigsx

Steam radiator air vent with longer threads?

I'm trying to balance my steam radiators a little better, and I want to replace the old air vent in one steam radiator. The problem is, I either need a vent with extra long threads to screw in...
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Posted By apexigsx

Old shower door hardware question

I looked into this a little last year, and came up empty handed. Again today, I'm coming up empty handed.

Are there supposed to be little handles, or maybe a long metal bar across my shower doors...
09-08-17, 04:01 AM
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Posted By apexigsx

Thank you for the replies. I'll have to see if I...

Thank you for the replies. I'll have to see if I can find a product that is safe to use near Holly, azalea, and day lillies.
09-07-17, 01:51 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

What kind of weeds are these, and can I stop them...?

I know very little about gardening, but these little weeds always grow everywhere around my house. I'm wondering if someone can tell me what kind they are, and if I can stop them? I guess I figure if...
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Posted By apexigsx

Success, thank you. They just pressed out. The...

Success, thank you. They just pressed out. The outside of the old seals looked a little different from the new ones, the old ones were indented in a very uniform way, as you can see on the old seal...
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Posted By apexigsx

Help replacing simplicity snowblower auger shaft oil seals

Simplicity Snowblower
Model: 1691413

Last winter one of my snow tire chains came off, i ran it over, and it got stuck in the auger. I was able to remove it, and all is well.

However, I think...
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Posted By apexigsx

Why does my microwave use a lot more power than advertised?

I have a panasonic NN-H624BF microwave from 2004. In addition to looking up specs in the owners manuals, I'm trying to get real world numbers for how much energy things use in my home.

The owners...
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Posted By apexigsx

Thank you for your replies. Come to think of...

Thank you for your replies.

Come to think of it, I did check the outside of the house in the area shown in the pictures, to see if there was any way they could be getting in. I didn't really see...
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Posted By apexigsx

Gap between garage wall and bottom of roof

I'm not sure where to put this thread, or what the best title would be.

Basically, I have mice and other small rodents getting in my garage, and tonight I think I found one of the places they're...
04-03-17, 10:43 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

Help me understand GFCI placement..

I have an older house, with older wiring in the main section of the house. It's older 2 conductor tinned copper wire.

At some point one of the previous owners replaced most of the 2 prong...
01-16-17, 10:19 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

You were right, only the person who did the...

You were right, only the person who did the wiring didn't solder the connections.

Initially I was thinking about leaving it as is, but now I'm thinking about going with a couple 4 way push in...
01-15-17, 11:15 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

One more thing.. I know some people might say to...

One more thing.. I know some people might say to take the tape off and see what's under there. I might do that another day, for today I just left it alone.
01-15-17, 10:12 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

3 wires feeding old 2 prong receptacle

Any idea what's going on here?

I've been replacing some old, loose outlets in my home recently. The house was built in the 1920's or so, with a garage and an addition added on in the 70's I...
08-20-16, 06:26 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

Thanks again for the replies. I installed...

Thanks again for the replies.

I installed two 20A leviton self grounding switches today, and everything went fine.

I've attached a picture of the way the original switches were wired, which...
08-19-16, 06:23 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

Thank you for the quick reply. I was...

Thank you for the quick reply.

I was thinking about doing a 15A dual switch since the breaker is a 20A breaker. The original switches were 10A each, so in my mind 10A + 10A = 20A, which is safe....
08-19-16, 05:46 PM
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Posted By apexigsx

Replacing two 10a switches with...?

I have two light switches in my garage that I would like to replace because one of them is starting to fail I believe. It seems like the switch wants to fall when it is in the on position, and...
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Posted By apexigsx

Thank you for the replies. I've owned the...

Thank you for the replies.

I've owned the residence for 9 years now. Based off what I have read here, and in a couple of other places, I really think it's an oil based paint. The paint chips are...
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Posted By apexigsx

Can you tell if this is epoxy?

I have the same type of coating on my garage floor and in my basement. In the basement, it is chipping and peeling very badly. In the garage most of it has worn away.

I've tested the basement and...
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Posted By apexigsx

You have helped me a lot here, so I wanted to say...

You have helped me a lot here, so I wanted to say thank you! But I needed to type more than 25 characters to reply :D. Hope I'm not breaking any rules by looking for ways to type more than 25...
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Posted By apexigsx

How to fix scuffs on hardwood polyurethane

The hardwood floors in my home were refinished last year, and I accidentally made some marks in the polyurethane. I was working on my hands and knees with my boots on, and the metal shoe lace covers...
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Posted By apexigsx

So there are no question marks in the device...

So there are no question marks in the device manager? Have you tried entering the bios to see if the onboard audio is turned on in there? There's always a chance the XP cd won't have the required...
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