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07-20-20, 12:32 PM
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The steel I beam starts below the top row of...

The steel I beam starts below the top row of cinder block and goes to under the lower row of cinder blocks. I can see it when I open the garage door and when I look between the 2nd and 3rd row of...
07-20-20, 08:59 AM
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Garage mess- shifting cinder blocks, opener

I don't think this issue falls into any one particular topic so I wasn't sure where to put it so the moderators can move it as appropriate. My 20 year old townhouse has cinder blocks shifting and my...
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Interesting. I've never seen one of those for the...

Interesting. I've never seen one of those for the kitchen though I've seen ones with screws for the bathroom. I'd have to lengthen the pipe below it to use one of those, not that that is a big deal....
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Trick to tightening sink strainer?

I had a leak from the bottom of my sink strainer. I removed it, cleaned everything up, applied new plumber's putty etc. The lower nut is 3.5" I think. When I try to tighten it the strainer turns. ...
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Removing concrete stairs

I was helping my father try to remove concrete stairs. They are around 6 feet wide and 5 feet deep and 30" high. Three of us took turns for hours on a Thakita breaker rented from Home Depot. It...
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Thanks. I got it apart loosening the bottom 2...

Thanks. I got it apart loosening the bottom 2 pieces.

This damper does not have anything that connects it to the side opposite the handle. That seems likely to fail in the future again. Is...
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How much ductwork do I need to take apart?

My gas forced furnace has a few dampers to control the air flow. When adjusting one for summer, the handle came off (it was a simple handle held on with a wingnut). I am going to attempt to fix this...
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Thanks for the responses. I do now think they...

Thanks for the responses. I do now think they are all just pine or spruce. I'll have to buy some new lumber for my project.
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Identifying pine vs cedar

I am doing a small outside project and have 3 2x6s in my garage. I think 2 are cedar and one is pine, but I am not really sure. I was hoping someone could help identify them. I attached two pictures....
03-31-20, 10:39 AM
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Minimum Height for receptacle

I am adding an outlet next to a toilet. Putting it at the same height as the other outlets in the house will make this outlet more conspicuous than I'd like it to be (it is solely for a bidet). As...
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At $25 for a half gallon I wonder if Citrusstrip...

At $25 for a half gallon I wonder if Citrusstrip will be cost prohibitive on a 400 sq ft deck. I can't find any coverage info on it.
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I used DEFY Extreme in a cedar tone.

I used DEFY Extreme in a cedar tone.
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It looks terrible. It is all blotchy. The sun...

It looks terrible. It is all blotchy. The sun is very intense (on 4th floor) plus we get snow. I moved furniture this week and under the rug the stain is in perfect condition. Elsewhere it looks...
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Stripping deck over rubber roof

How should I strip a deck that has a silver (aluminum coated) rubber roof under it? There is no way to protect the roof. I am worried any chemical solution will damage the roof and I will have leaks....
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You're probably right about buying a better...

You're probably right about buying a better faucet. The surprising thing is this was working for at least a brief while. Maybe the tightening had zero to do with the failure though.
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Store brand. HD. Glacier Bay. Of course, it...

Store brand. HD. Glacier Bay. Of course, it was something I ordered online so it cannot easily be swapped at the store.
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There isn't much to look at frankly that I can...

There isn't much to look at frankly that I can see. The top turns freely and the bottom I don't see anything obvious.
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I took apart the faucet. There was no aerator...

I took apart the faucet. There was no aerator (waterfall type faucet) but there was a cartridge. I took that out and put a towel above the hole and ran the hot and cold water out the top (single...
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Installed new faucet, tightened and not working

I installed a new bathroom faucet. It went flawlessly as it should and it worked fine. I decided to tighten the compression hot and cold water lines a little bit more just to be on the safe side...
08-23-19, 12:10 PM
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Posted By michaeljc70

Okay. Thanks. There isn't anywhere close I...

Okay. Thanks.

There isn't anywhere close I can easily put in some outlets from another circuit. I am wondering if it is worth looking if they pulled 10 gauge wire for this circuit and if so I...
08-23-19, 10:17 AM
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2 items blowing 20 amp circuit

I have a 20 amp circuit for my washer/dryer. I also have a microwave and toaster oven plugged into the circuit. Frequently running the toaster oven and microwave at the same time blows the breaker ...
05-30-19, 03:22 PM
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Posted By michaeljc70

Thanks for the help. There were 2 screws at the...

Thanks for the help. There were 2 screws at the back.
05-29-19, 08:13 PM
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Oh. Okay. Thanks. You are always quick to reply....

Oh. Okay. Thanks. You are always quick to reply. As best as I can make out, it is T4.
05-29-19, 08:01 PM
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Posted By michaeljc70

That is not what I see in my order or on the GE...

That is not what I see in my order or on the GE site.


https://products.geappliances.com/appliance/gea-specs/CGS990SETSS
05-29-19, 06:58 PM
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Posted By michaeljc70

Thanks. It is a GE Cafe CGS990SETSS.

Thanks. It is a GE Cafe CGS990SETSS.
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