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03-13-08, 08:34 AM
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Question Smoke alarm problem

I have four direct wire smoke alarms with no battey back up that keep chirping - since there are no batteries, what could the problem be?

Thanks.:
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Unhappy Bad cable wiring

If one cable outlet is not working but the others in the house are working, what could the problem be? Does cable wire go bad?
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Smile Soap dispenser not opening in dishwasher

The soap dispenser is not opening when the dishwasher is run. How hard is this to fix?

Thanks.

JoanB
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Cleaning candle soot off walls

I'm trying to clean soot off painted walls left by cheap candles being burned in an apartment. Any tips?

Thanks.

Joan B.
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DW soap dispenser not opening

The soap dispenser in the dishwasher is not opening during the cycle to release soap. How do I fix this?
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Prepping rough cedar for painting

I need to repaint a building that is rough cedar and previously painted. How should rough cedar be prepped? Someone told me you should not caulk rough cedar. Is that true?

thanks.
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Cool hole saw for metal doors

I have to drill a lot of door lock holes in metal doors. What is the best brand of hole saw drill for this. I have an Irwin that came with a door kit but it seems dull after two doors?

Thanks.
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Deadbolt spacing

When drilling for a new deadbolt, how far do you drill from the existing door knob?

Joan
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cleaning interior walls

What should I use to clean dirty interior walls with before painting. I was thinking of a mix of bleach, TSP and water. this is a rental with cigarette smoke etc on the walls.

Joanb
10-06-05, 11:33 AM
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sewer machine

We would probably use one about 8 to 10 times a year.

JoanB
10-06-05, 08:02 AM
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Sewer clean out machine

We own rental property and it's time to buy a sewer clean out machine. I'm looking for input on what type of machine to buy without breaking the bank. We prefer to purchase an electric machine, not...
09-06-04, 08:56 PM
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Removing old window tint

I have a 15 window pane door that has old window tint on it. What's the easiest, fastest way to remove the old tint?

joanb
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thanks for the info - yes, it's the paint crew. ...

thanks for the info - yes, it's the paint crew. didn't want to spend money for nothing.

joanb
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Views: 1,846
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Thanks for all the discussion. I do a lot of...

Thanks for all the discussion. I do a lot of painting (rental property) but this was an old house with lots of old oil base paint on the doors and trim. As with many older homes, in most places,...
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spray boss

I've seen several smaller spray rigs advertised recently - I think it's called the spray boss - even SherwinWilliams advertises them along with the big boxes. I know you get what you pay for but...
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We're trying to find a quicker way to paint...

We're trying to find a quicker way to paint baseboards, jambs, etc in an older house. Don't want to use the spray rig.

Joan
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We increased to 50 psi and it worked but not...

We increased to 50 psi and it worked but not great. We are using oil based interior enamel - I'm guessing it's too thick. Can we thin it? How much?
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quart sprayer that hooks to air compressor

A friend and I were trying to use her quart size sprayer (forgot its name) that hooks to an air compressor but couldn't get either one to work. One is brand new and the other is a Sears brand bought...
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removing damaged cabinet shelf

I need to remove the bottom cabinet shelf (particle board) in a kitchen cabinet that was damaged by water. I was planning to use a small circular saw - any other suggestions?

Thanks.

joanb
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I'm a realtor and am very interested in house...

I'm a realtor and am very interested in house colors - inside and out. Have you signed a listing agreement with this realtor? If not, contact other realtors and see what they say about your house...
02-02-04, 06:45 PM
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Views: 2,688
Posted By joanb

drilling metal clad door for peep hole

Our insurance company says we have to install peep holes on our new metal clad doors on rental property. Any tips on how to do this without making a mess of the metal. Our locksmith retired and we...
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Views: 1,365
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Question exterior painting on 1930 shiplap house

We are about to buy a house built in 1930 with shiplap siding. The exterior needs to be completely repainted. I plan to clean with bleach/water solution and pressure sprayer; then sand. I don't...
11-26-03, 08:58 AM
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Views: 1,482
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thanks for the help

thanks for the help.
we both went to UNT - i did graduate work at UNT back in the mid 80's.

joanb
11-25-03, 11:24 AM
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Views: 1,482
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clawfoot tub add a shower

we are about to purchase an old house that has a claw foot tub in the bathroom. i've been looking at "add a shower" accessories and want to find a reasonably priced one since this is rental...
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Views: 879
Posted By joanb

What's the latest on lead paint?

We're getting ready to buy a house that was built in the 30's. I'm sure there is plenty of lead paint in the house. I thought I remembered seeing recently on a home improvement show that it was...
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