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Question Roofing Stains

We need a new asphalt shingle roof. We have noticed many roofs in our area are streaked with almost a charcoal color. We assume it is from trees, shade, or some combination.

What causes the...
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Honda Carburation

My 2 year old Craftsman 21" has a Honda GCV-160-ABHH 5.5 hp engine. First year it ran fine, second year it started to surge or search like it was starving for gas. Good spark. Engine starts fast when...
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Rotted Window Trim

Not sure I am in the correct forum, but someone probably has run into this issue. I have exerior window trim where moisture worked its way into a mitre joint and the trim is partially rotted about...
05-13-06, 10:32 AM
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Installing Lock on Metal Door

I need to install a deadbolt lock on a residential metal door that is already hung and has a complete set of hardware in place. This is an additional lock for unique security purposes. I believe...
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Fireplace Draft

I am faced with a prefab wood burning metal fireplace with glass doors that works fine in all respects except there is a draft after the the embers have completely cooled. It was installed in a...
09-05-05, 09:45 PM
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Chemical Fix?

Thanks for the insight. Based on all I could possible reach with any form of a probe, your observation of a brass 90 degree makes a lot of sense and might explain why I can't get my #12 solid wire to...
09-05-05, 07:38 PM
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Cold Water to Shower just a trickle

Any suggestion would help. The only thing I could not do was thread a #12 copper wire into the mixer assembly where the 1/2" copper would connect to mixer valve unit.

Tri-level ranch style house...
03-13-05, 07:35 PM
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Tile Shower Leak

We have a corner shower that is entirely ceramic. A leak has developed dripping water to the floor below. We had a lead pan replaced almost 20 years ago and the plumber used a heavy vinyl pan...
02-19-04, 09:31 PM
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insulation

Is a foil backed fiberglass insulation still available? I have been checking local stores and on the web and it appears the only promo is a paper backed insulation. I am looking for a width of about...
01-27-04, 05:55 PM
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Garage ceiling insulation

Thanks to those who replied. Aesthetic are a consideration. Not so much we me as my wife. The option of stapeling insulation to the ceiling wouldn't fly with her. It would also require a considerable...
01-23-04, 05:14 PM
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Garage Ceiling

I want to heat my attached two car garage. It has a typical roof line, vast open space above the rafters or wall ties in the garage. My plan is to beef up the ceiling framing and lay a flat material...
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Band Saw Repair Craftsman

I have a 12" Craftsman bandsaw that is at least 40 years old. Hard to believe but a few of the parts are wearing, mainly a lower shaft and bearings. Craftsman tells me that there are no longer parts...
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Acrylic exposed aggregate sealer

I apologize for not describing the Conspec sealer in more detail. I don't have the specific name they assign, but I do know that they advise that tools and stripper is a xylene base material.
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Angry Acrylic Sealer

My patio is poured in exposed aggregate and structurally in pretty good shape. It is at least 12 years old and has been sealed about every 3-4 years or so with an acrylic sealer made by Conspec. It...
04-01-03, 09:19 PM
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Bathtub Leak

I really appreciated the response I received to my post on a constantly leaking bathtub that seems related to a reoccurring caulk joint.

I was surprised that I had only one opinion, which I value...
03-29-03, 08:37 AM
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Bath Tub Leak

We purchased a home that had the original tub replaced with a fiberglass recirculating tub. I don't believe a professional installed the tub. There was evidence of a small water leak in the basement...
03-16-03, 05:35 PM
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Infared Heaters

I have an attached two car, unheated garage. Half of the garage is used of parking a vehicle, the other half about 10 X 25 is used as my shop. I don't want to heat it except when I am working in...
03-15-03, 06:28 PM
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You propably described my intentions better than...

You propably described my intentions better than I idid. I am interestered in taking the chill out of the garage as I worik in the area. Most of my projects that necessitatie prolonged warrmth, I...
03-15-03, 09:01 AM
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Attached garage insulation

I have an attached two car garage. One half of the garage is used for a vehicle and the other half contains my work shop. It is unheated. I am trying to decide whether to put some form of heater in...
08-27-02, 07:36 PM
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Vanity Waste Line

I just finished installing a new vanity top for a friend. Making the 1 1/4" waste line connections was miserable. Nothing lined up as I expected. It had been a combination of PVC and copper with the...
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Painting Treated Lumber

My sliding doors to my concrete patio have built in side panels constructed of 2x4's and wood trim. One side gets a lot of moisture and has rotted out at the base where it meets the concreted. I...
07-09-02, 01:59 AM
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Flourescent Light Noise

I have numerous flourescent light throughout the house. Most are of the two-tube shop light variety. At times, I can not listen to an AM radio because of the buzz. I have been reading on how such...
07-01-02, 10:15 PM
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Leaking Shower Stall Pan

Our shower stall is totally tiled and grouted. When we moved into the house 20 years ago the existing lead shower pan was leaking and we had it professionally replaced. A very heavy vinyl was used as...
06-21-02, 04:46 PM
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Patching drywall ceiling

I have a drywall ceiling that is screwed to firing strips attached to floor joist. A slow water leak has developed from a drain above the drywall and is slowly dripping through. There appears no...
06-17-02, 07:58 PM
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Ceiling Fan

My daughter has a ceiling fan that is missing the pull chain switch that controls speed. The fan is probably 10 years old, not very sophisticated and the manufacturer is not known. I have identified...
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