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Vintage Medicine Cabinet with fluorescent lights

We have a vintage medicine cabinet with a fluorescent tube on each side. The lights require a lamp starter.

Recently one light does not come on when the switched on. The bulb and the starter...
06-05-12, 04:22 AM
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We will not be driving any tractors up this ramp....

We will not be driving any tractors up this ramp. Just the push lawn mower and foot traffic. My plan for stability was just the compacted earth with retaining walls on both sides. I wanted to make...
06-04-12, 10:46 AM
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Bank Barn Style ramp for our shed

We need a ramp for the one doorway for our shed. Instead of constructing a wood ramp we would like to fashion a bank barn style ramp with stone on the sides and earth (with grass) ramping up to the...
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Need help with garage door weather stripping

I recently had to replace the bottom garage door weather strip and retainer. I replaced the old with an aluminum retainer with 2 "T" grooves and a 3" U shape rubber seal.

When the garage door...
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Need advice on how to cope this crown profile

I am hanging this crown molding (photo below) in our entrance way. I was planning on coping inside corners. I have tried every angle that I can think of to cut and cope the corner but none work...
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Okay, I jusr realized that this ignition is...

Okay, I jusr realized that this ignition is electronic and the points are no longer being used. Can someone tell me how I should then wire this?

Thanks
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It is a Toro Lawn Mower Model # 20698 The...

It is a Toro Lawn Mower Model # 20698

The engine is model number 93508-0196-01


Thanks.
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It in an old Toro that has a throttle control...

It in an old Toro that has a throttle control lever connected by a cable. When the cable is pulled all the way back it moves the throttle lever over a contact. There is a wire from that contact...
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Kill wire system 3.5HP Briggs

My son's mower is having an issue with the stop wire system and I cannot figure out how to correctly wire it. This is on a 1981 3.5HP Briggs engine.
There is one wire that connects from the...
11-30-09, 06:19 PM
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Vapor Barrier in garage

Hi,

I'm installing new insulation in our attached garage. Above the garage is a bedroom. I am installing R-30 with the kraft paper vapor barrier up (towards the conditoned room) My question is...
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Well, something like that. Although I would...

Well, something like that. Although I would imagine it would have to take a heck of alot to blow a waste pipe?!
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I can get it for free, that's why I ask.

I can get it for free, that's why I ask.
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Nope. It looks like a standard toilet but when...

Nope. It looks like a standard toilet but when you look in the tank instead of seeing a tank of water there is a metal barrel (that looks like a little keg of beer) The handle is attached to a bar...
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Commercial toilet in residence

Is there any reason I could not use a commercial toilet (with that jet like flush and the beer barrel in the tank) in my residence that has cast iron pipes?

Thanks.
12-20-07, 03:21 PM
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I'm comparing the copper wire to the copper wire...

I'm comparing the copper wire to the copper wire - not the insulation to the insulation; although yes, the insulation is giant too!!!
12-20-07, 09:57 AM
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Old wiring questions

Our house was built in 1947. It was wired with what appears to be 12ga BX. When the panel was updated 10 years ago all the fuses were switched to 20amp breakers.

I am doing some wiring and I had...
11-21-07, 11:03 AM
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I meant to ask - is there anyway to do this...

I meant to ask - is there anyway to do this without having to bust up the concrete?
11-20-07, 01:53 PM
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Opinion on use of basement floor drain

I am finishing the laundry area in our basement. The one area I was going to add a hand wash sink. Under where that future piece of casework will go is a floor drain (16" out from the stud wall.) ...
11-17-07, 10:38 AM
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junction box near gas line junction...code issue?

I'm adding some new lights in the basement laundry room. Is there any prevailing code guidance on how close or not close a junction box (for a light) can be or not be to a gas line junction (90...
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Hammering roofing nails under overhang

I am roofing a roof that meets another wall about 8" under the over hang. Because of the tight quarters I cannot swing my hammer to nail the shingles in that area. Does anyone have a tricks to be...
04-14-07, 12:01 PM
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He did touch on it, but the explaination you gave...

He did touch on it, but the explaination you gave was perfect. Thank you, I now fully understand.
04-14-07, 11:22 AM
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What is ACX plywood?

What is ACX plywood? One of the books I'm looking at (about building barns and sheds) says to sheath the floor with 3/4" ACX T&G plywood. Can't figure out what the ACX is. Thanks.
04-12-07, 05:58 PM
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Smile Yes, I was going to have horizontal blocking. ...

Yes, I was going to have horizontal blocking. Why Styrofoam? Just to be eccentric or something. Every other shed / outbuilding in our area has T1-11, I want something different or to at least...
04-12-07, 03:08 PM
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Well, I was thinking of wrapping the frame with...

Well, I was thinking of wrapping the frame with wither Tyvek or roofing felt to help watherproof. On the interior I would apply styrofoam board between the studs. Will this work? or problem with...
04-12-07, 11:48 AM
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Posted By martin_30

Depends on the subs they use. The big box stores...

Depends on the subs they use. The big box stores feed these subs a ton of business and if they want to continue to get the "free" business they will do a good job.

I bought carpet at Lowes and...
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