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Amana Electric Range - Element/no heat

My AER5735QAS Amana electric range fried the element the other night. I've replaced it with a factory replacement, yet I still get no heat for either the broiler or the oven (separate elements). ...
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Cinder Block Yard Walls - Staining?

I have close to 500 linear feet of unfinished/raw cinder block walls in my backyard which, needless to say, are ugly and bland. Since I live in Tucson, I am hoping I can stain (instead of paint,...
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Larry, Thanks for your response. Ptrap has...

Larry,

Thanks for your response. Ptrap has been checked... clear. Arm is where it's supposed to be (it's been all working fine for 2+ years), and my non-expert determination is that there is a...
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Disposal Not Draining

All sounds fine w/my disposal (it's running/grinding), but the water does not drain out of the sink. Had to bail it out after running the dishwasher or any tap water. There is nothing in the...
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Thanks for the feedback, folks. Went ahead and...

Thanks for the feedback, folks. Went ahead and re-stained, and it looks fabulous. For whatever reason. Filled the worn spots, blended well, and (dare I say?!?), looks almost like new. Will seal...
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Worst Case -- Staining Bathroom Cabinets

I have 20 yr old oak (veneer) vanity cabinet which is basically very sound, but some surface wear. What's the worst case scenario if I were to simply apply stain over it "as is" ? I don't have...
10-23-05, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the input. After looking over the...

Thanks for the input. After looking over the situation, I opted for a oh-so-un-exciting wireless set-up. Know the "installer" (ex-husband), and strongly suspect he stapled the lines, so decided not...
10-19-05, 04:54 PM
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Thanks, Bob... I do have 3 transformers in...

Thanks, Bob...

I do have 3 transformers in the basement near the breaker panel. I will futz around tomorrow during daylight to see if I can discern what's what. At least one of them is from a...
10-19-05, 04:07 PM
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Ooops... broken doorbell wires!

Nothing is ever simple... removed old button, installed new. All worked. Had to enlarge opening to insert back of new button into siding, and the bit caught one of the wires and snapped it off...
06-15-05, 05:03 PM
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Kobuchi, Thanks for your input! If I'm...

Kobuchi,

Thanks for your input! If I'm right, the EZ anchors are those screw-in plastic doo-dads. correct? The only time I've used those successfully was in my sister's home to re-hang a short...
06-12-05, 04:51 PM
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Attractive Hanger for Antique Tiles?

I have two antique red clay tiles I want to hang in my kitchen. Each is about 5" square, and have a "u" shaped hanger embedded into the top of each tile. Any suggestions on an attractive method to...
06-12-05, 04:19 PM
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C.R.A.F.T.! Wood BeesWax Product?

About three months ago, I read about a beeswax product which was considered the creme' de la creme' for restoring antique wood. My brain has clearly gone South on me (CRAFT), but I spent hours...
04-17-05, 05:22 PM
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Thanks for your input, folks! I guess anchors...

Thanks for your input, folks! I guess anchors just aren't my strong suit, but after pulverizing two yesterday, today's body count was much better. Screw and wiggling seemed to be the ticket for me,...
04-17-05, 05:16 AM
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Removing Plastic Wall Anchors? Repair Holes?

Am replacing towel bars in the bathroom, and as usual, I've had one helluva time removing the old plastic anchors. Is there a trick to getting them out? Pliers only mangle the head. Trying to drive...
02-13-05, 11:55 AM
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TileBob, Great minds think alike :thinker: ...

TileBob,

Great minds think alike :thinker: I had done just that with liquid nails and 1/2" screws into a piece of pressboard, but the pressure of the machine trying to tip snapped the "wood",...
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No... I only looked on the face of the unit,...

No... I only looked on the face of the unit, where the sticker is supposed to be, but unless it's on the backside of the cylinder, it's MIA. I'll climb under the sink in daylight today to see if I...
02-13-05, 05:45 AM
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Thanks, Tileguybob... That was my thought, too,...

Thanks, Tileguybob... That was my thought, too, but they're super-busy (took 6 months for them to install a small section that was an after-thought), so may be years before they'd come out again. ...
02-12-05, 04:47 PM
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Converted portable DW - attaching to granite countertop?

Another freakin' fantabulous job by my contractor... had a Kenmore portable DW converted to under-counter, but the contractor never attached the machine to the underside of the countertop. Hence...
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Badger 5 ISE Disposal Noises

I've had this unit installed (by contractor who neglected to affix the serial number tag! :wall: ) approximately 18 months. It's begun making a metallic grinding, wobbly noise after running a few...
08-01-04, 10:11 AM
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There is also a solid surface product called...

There is also a solid surface product called Swanstone that I am presently researching as an option for an integral counter/sink for a vanity. I noticed on their website (swancorp.com, I believe),...
07-20-04, 06:50 PM
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Boy... you are good! And fast, to boot. Oh...

Boy... you are good! And fast, to boot. Oh wait... I shouldn't be starting that rumor! :D

I just found a "collection" from Moen that I actually like better than the Kohler series. Seems to...
07-20-04, 06:06 PM
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I know... I'm sorry! Forgot the question I...

I know... I'm sorry! Forgot the question I really wanted to ask (DOH!)... found a Kohler model K-1633 for just over $200. It's an acrylic @ 60 x 32 x 20. Would this be one worth considering in...
07-20-04, 05:57 PM
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Question Oh, Doug... methinks we shall become close...

Oh, Doug... methinks we shall become close friends before this is over! :D

OK... found the local plumbing supply distributor listed on Lasco's site, and will call in the morning. Home...
07-19-04, 04:17 PM
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Doug, Will do... now that my tax refund...

Doug,

Will do... now that my tax refund finally showed up, and Sears is on their way this week to fix the damn refrigerator (were here Friday to order burner for the stove, but donja know it......
07-18-04, 05:28 PM
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Doug, Meant to mention this earlier... I've...

Doug,

Meant to mention this earlier... I've always used Glass Wax (comes in a pink can) on my tub and tiles once a year. While it's a bit of a pain to buff out, it certainly is one reason my 18...
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