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That's kinda what I thought too. Never thought...

That's kinda what I thought too. Never thought about the racks. Will remove them. Thanks.
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Transporting an electric stove

I am picking up a new (to me) Whirlpool electric 30" range in a few days. I don't have a truck but it will fit into my SUV laying on it's back. Will tipping the stove onto its back hurt anything on...
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The new PC is working fine. I tried to upload...

The new PC is working fine. I tried to upload some pics but the file size is too large and I'm not sure how to fix that. Can you make files smaller using only Picasa?
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Thumbs up Well it seems the biggest headache with my new PC...

Well it seems the biggest headache with my new PC build was with getting the parts delivered by UPS, but once I got them things went rather smooth. Well almost. There was a small fire...:D
In case...
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Hip Hip Hurray, the parts are here, but only...

Hip Hip Hurray, the parts are here, but only after I chased down the UPS truck this afternoon. I hope everything works because it looks like the box was dragged from Toronto to Halifax. I went out to...
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Thanks HC, I didn't buy any lithium paste because...

Thanks HC, I didn't buy any lithium paste because I thought that it might be included with the AMD processor. There is a small computer shop about 5kms away from home if I need some. I will post once...
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I wasn't planing to put a floppy drive into this...

I wasn't planing to put a floppy drive into this PC. I kind of thought that the DVD drive and thumb drives made the floppy's extinct. But I could take the one from my old PC. Should I?
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Thanks guys, that's good info. I plan to do the...

Thanks guys, that's good info. I plan to do the build in the kitchen and there is linoleum on the kitchen floor. But I have a grounding strap for my wrist and I'll ground me as well to the metal...
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Unhappy Ordered my PC parts from TigerDirect on 27 June...

Ordered my PC parts from TigerDirect on 27 June and it's now the 8th of July and I'm still waiting for the remainder. Recieved the case on July 3rd, the OS on July 6th and I am waiting for the guts...
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Thanks for the encouragement fellas. I will take...

Thanks for the encouragement fellas. I will take my time with the build. I am not so much intimidated with assembling the hardware as I am getting the software done right. ie Getting the OS loaded...
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Angry I wrote a long winded reply and low and behold I...

I wrote a long winded reply and low and behold I wasn't logged in. :wall: So this will be short... First decide if you want an AMD processor or an Intel one then go from there. How To Geeks is a good...
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UPDATE: You guys got me looking at Newegg and...

UPDATE: You guys got me looking at Newegg and TigerDirect and now I'm out $600. So, can you start sending some $$ my way to pay for this new PC that is on its way, and in 8 pieces?! Decided to try...
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Thanks for all the suggestions. After fault...

Thanks for all the suggestions. After fault finding the lazy mans way... replace PS with a known working one, I have decided the problem is likely in the MB. I would have used my multi-meter but I...
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More info. There is no separate video card, so...

More info. There is no separate video card, so video must be built into the MB. I have all of the specs but they are stored away in the garage someplace (recent move to this location). Like I said...
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Unhappy Computer fans will run but nothing else

Hi, This is a long shot but I figure why not try to get some help. I turned off my PC the other night as I always do and when I tried to start it the next day only the fans would run. Everything else...
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I was asking a friend (appliance repairman) which...

I was asking a friend (appliance repairman) which brand he recommended in the $400 to $600 range. He said if I was not looking for the fancy electronics and bells and whistles to go to Home Depot and...
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I'm on the search for a new dishwasher also. The...

I'm on the search for a new dishwasher also. The old 20 year old Kenmore is on it's last leg so I'm on the search for a new one. Where do you get these reviews looking for 4 or 5 stars? Didn't find...
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Thank you both for your answers. I'm still a bit...

Thank you both for your answers. I'm still a bit miffed about that plastic strip over the tar, but I will accept that it does not need to come off.
As for the felt (tar) paper, no I did not see him...
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Couple questions on shingles

Hi folks, I'm having some shingle problems and need some advice. About 7 months ago (July 09) we had our 20 year old roof re-shingled. I noticed then that the roofers removed only about 30% of the...
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Thanks BB, I will return it tomorrow and see what...

Thanks BB, I will return it tomorrow and see what they say. Actually, I didn't even notice the can said "deep base"; I was in a hurry and the service was lousy. So when the girl said the Pittsburg...
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What kind of paint is this?

I am painting a new unprimed 30x80 hollow core interior door. First I primed it using a good quality primer. I didn't have enough white paint at home to complete the job, so I went to the local...
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I would have guessed either first the P.S or...

I would have guessed either first the P.S or second the mainboard (MB) to be your problem. You replaced the P.S with no results so next is the MB. You may not even find a compatible MB depending how...
05-24-09, 10:08 AM
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If your going to replace the weather stripping...

If your going to replace the weather stripping anyway, why not remove it and then paint the door. Hang the door after it's painted for security and after a few days, when the paint is cured, add new...
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Thanks for the answers. There was actually less...

Thanks for the answers. There was actually less than a gallon of mixed gas so I dumped it all in and went for a fill up. Everything seems to be working fine and I don't see no blue smoke. :D
05-22-09, 06:53 PM
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How big is the door opening? Perhaps you could...

How big is the door opening? Perhaps you could use a sliding bi-fold door? Custom fit doors may be expensive, I would also consider re-framing the closet for a standard size door fit.
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