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08-09-20, 12:52 PM
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Low Flow Sillcock

I posted on this a while back and am just following up on finally experimenting with it today. I found that my hose reel with 75 ft of hose is at least part of the culprit. With only about 15 ft of...
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Cartridge Confusion

Bought what was advertised as a genuine HP 64 black ink cartridge on Amazon. When I installed the Envy printer displayed that the cartridge was either used or counterfeit. I had to print one page...
07-15-20, 06:10 AM
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Thanks. I have a square shovel similar to the...

Thanks. I have a square shovel similar to the scraper, but it didn't work well do to cramped quarters. I am proceeding with tools that I have. This is a job with no magic bullets, just a lot of...
07-14-20, 11:49 AM
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Suggestions for removing cement board

I am re-tiling our bath. The tiles came out easily, but I am struggling with the 1/2" cement board, with a layer of thinset on top with an embedded floor heat mat. The cement board is not bonded to...
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Great help. $40 Roku stick on a 2012 Samsung and...

Great help. $40 Roku stick on a 2012 Samsung and I have Netflix. Haven't gone thru the sign ins, PINs and passwords for Accorn because I probably won't watch much there, but will want Amazon.
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Thanks guys. Sometimes it's hard being 75. This...

Thanks guys. Sometimes it's hard being 75. This will allow me to finish a series that I like and my wife doesn't.
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Help an Old Geezer with Streaming

I have a TV with a Roku stick and it works pretty well. Can I put a stick on a second TV and access Netflix, amazon and all my other apps? Do I have to pay more?
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Posted By Handyman663

I got a new DVR 2 months ago. It took two tries...

I got a new DVR 2 months ago. It took two tries to get one that worked. This channel switching problem went away for a while, only to return now. We do have a Comcast store in Boulder, but it...
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Posted By Handyman663

Angry Comcast Auto Switches to QVC

Anyone else having this problem. Sometimes when scrolling channel up or down it will switch to QVC2 instead
of the next sequential channel. Other times when watching from DVR recordings it will...
05-22-20, 04:08 PM
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Views: 107
Posted By Handyman663

Thanks Dane

Good suggestions. If I can find some rebar caps, I'll do that. Otherwise probably treated lumber since it is so easy to obtain. I'm 75, so these don't have to last indefinitely.
05-22-20, 07:49 AM
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Views: 107
Posted By Handyman663

Safe Stakes for Sprinkler Risers

I have a 6 spray head system that waters mature trees at a rental. The heads are on 3 ft risers to get the water over juniper ground cover below the honeylocusts. The company the installed this...
05-14-20, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Handyman663

Appreciate the advice. Lots has changed since I...

Appreciate the advice. Lots has changed since I did this so many years ago. I used to rototill in cow manure at the beginning of the season and watch everything grow like gangbusters. First try at...
05-14-20, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Handyman663

Thanks Yadda

Yes Promix is peat based and looks like a lot of vermiculite also. This planter is on a 2nd story
deck due to lack of sun in plantable locations in the yard. Didn't understand planting extra deep...
05-13-20, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Handyman663

Container Tomatoes

My first attempt. Built a wooden box from scrap redwood approx 2x4x1.5 ft. I put in
a 60 bale of Promix potting soil and it only filled it 2/3 full. Can I mix in some yard dirt
to get about...
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Posted By Handyman663

You da man, Hal! Someone did suggest posting on...

You da man, Hal! Someone did suggest posting on Craigslist. I had
forgotten that a dozen years ago I posted "free rocks on Craigslist"
not really expecting any bites. They were all gone within 3...
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Posted By Handyman663

Makita Orbital Sander

My Makita BO5041 sander had a destroyed brake ring. Got a new one but somehow it binds the
rotating assembly when I installed it. Are there any problems operating the sander without the
ring...
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Posted By Handyman663

I own a Makita corded rotary impact hammer and...

I own a Makita corded rotary impact hammer and have had pretty good luck drilling 1/2" holes in
concrete to weaken it. Maybe someone in your circle has one. Don't know how much harder your
rock...
03-27-20, 12:00 PM
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Views: 374
Posted By Handyman663

Thanks PA

That was a neat tutorial. I'll try the baiting but not setting the traps. I would never have
thought of that. Your point that mice might be licking off the bait may also be spot on. I
assume...
03-25-20, 08:41 AM
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Views: 374
Posted By Handyman663

Smart Rat

I have rats in my crawl space. I can remove a deck board and put a snap trap in their pathway where pets can't access. The rat(s) have eaten the peanut butter without tripping the trap and have...
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Posted By Handyman663

If that toilet is old enough to have a ball ****...

If that toilet is old enough to have a ball **** fill valve, I would replace the stand pipe and seat also.
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Posted By Handyman663

2nd tech arrived in separate truck one hour into...

2nd tech arrived in separate truck one hour into the job.
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Posted By Handyman663

How many techs to bleed HW heating zone

My neighbor, who is on a plane, texted me to check on plumbers replacing a section of split copper tubing on
his home HW system. 8 solder joints req'd with a degree of difficulty of 9 due to...
02-06-20, 09:43 AM
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Views: 462
Posted By Handyman663

Agree with all on installing post construction. ...

Agree with all on installing post construction. I got a Mitsubishi 2 head 20,000 btu installed in 2nd story bedrooms for $6,400 in 2014. I did the electrical, but otherwise turnkey with HVAC...
02-04-20, 07:53 AM
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Views: 317
Posted By Handyman663

Question Furnace Replacement and A/C Add Help

I have two bids for replacing my 2002 Trane furnace and adding central air. The bids are very different, ranging from $9,100 for a York LX system to $11,700 for a Lennox Elite. We are...
01-10-20, 10:11 AM
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Views: 403
Posted By Handyman663

Regarding Sharkbites, nothing in plumbing is for...

Regarding Sharkbites, nothing in plumbing is for a lifetime. I was doubtful about SB's in the beginning so used in my own house before other people's. The oldest in my house are 14 yrs with no...
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