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Is gutter guard a mesh that covers the top...

Is gutter guard a mesh that covers the top opening of a gutter? Will it prevent gutter clogging? Is it pretty much maintenance free? Can it somehow cause water to enter the space between the gutter...
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What I had in mind was to move the clogging...

What I had in mind was to move the clogging location from gutter to the lower section of downspout. But you experts already explained that even without a gutter guard, the gutter-downspout joint...
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Downspout filter works?

I would like to relocate debris filter (from high on gutter) down to the ground level (downspout filter https://www.homedepot.com/p/InvisaFlow-Flex-Grate-Downspout-Filter-4400/202516215). Is there a...
08-23-20, 08:57 AM
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Neat. When existing GFCI's go bad, I will replace...

Neat. When existing GFCI's go bad, I will replace them with the alarm type. Thank you.
08-22-20, 07:56 PM
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Posted By paker

Losing all the food in the fridge is a much...

Losing all the food in the fridge is a much greater shock than a little electrical prick as far as I am concerned. Thank you for the explanation.
08-22-20, 07:50 PM
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Posted By paker

Mine looks just like the OP. It will be my next...

Mine looks just like the OP. It will be my next project. By the way, same bay means the space between the same studs? So the new box is straight above the old? Just want to confirm.
08-22-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By paker

Thank you. I didn't know GFCI is required in the...

Thank you. I didn't know GFCI is required in the garage. The electrical work was posted here and done according to the advices. So I know it is done right. Just GFCI was not mentioned then. I will...
08-21-20, 10:55 AM
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Posted By paker

Thank yok. Will buy the tester. EDIT: Does...

Thank yok. Will buy the tester.

EDIT: Does the tester (circuit detective) work with gfc receptacle? Can I plug the injector to a gfc receptacle and detect the corresponding circuit breaker?
08-21-20, 09:36 AM
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Posted By paker

Thank you for answering all my questions. I will...

Thank you for answering all my questions. I will move gfc receptacles to ends of the circuit (after testing) so that I will not lose power to the garage refrigerator.

I have a related question. I...
08-21-20, 12:20 AM
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Posted By paker

Recently added circuit breaker

I recently added a circuit breaker and installed a receptacle in the garage DIY. Should I have used AFCI circuit breaker? Should I have it permitted and inspected to be correct?
08-21-20, 12:06 AM
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Posted By paker

GFCI questions

I moved to a house built in the 90's, if it matters. A circuit has 4 receptacles, 2 interior and 2 exterior. Both interiors are GFCI type. Both exteriors are the weather protection type, but not...
07-24-20, 10:23 PM
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Posted By paker

Last year I used a shovel to mechanically sever...

Last year I used a shovel to mechanically sever suckers from underground runners/roots. This year I am trying chemical means to kill both suckers and runners (hopefully).
07-24-20, 04:52 PM
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Thank you for the ~2% upper limit. I will spray...

Thank you for the ~2% upper limit. I will spray again at that strength.

When I kept cutting new shoots last year, I didn't know it would go on another year. That's why I wanted to go chemical this...
07-24-20, 11:48 AM
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Posted By paker

Glyphosate concentration to kill new growth from stump

A large crape myrtle was cut down 1.5 years ago. Multiple new growths are seen within 30 feet radius. Assuming the stronger the better, I sprayed 6% solution to new growths a few days ago with no...
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Posted By paker

Thank you for the notes. The drawing helps. 1....

Thank you for the notes. The drawing helps.
1. The drawing shows only one drain tube that starts from the refrigerator (top), down through the freezer (bottom), and down to the pan. No separate...
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Posted By paker

Subzero 550 about 25 years old. Top refrigerator,...

Subzero 550 about 25 years old. Top refrigerator, bottom freezer. Drain pan was wiped clean 2 months ago. It remains clean.

Thank you for the advice. I removed the bottom vegetable drawers from...
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Posted By paker

Refrigerator drain question

Water puddle forms on the floor in front of the refrigerator about every 2-3 weeks. Suspecting ice maker water valve remaining open, I disconnected the 1/4" copper line from ice maker water valve....
07-05-20, 09:29 PM
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Posted By paker

Thank you for the suggestion of direct burial of...

Thank you for the suggestion of direct burial of the post. Will do.
07-05-20, 07:52 PM
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Posted By paker

Setting round wood post in soil

This fence is built of raw cedar wood. The fence itself is okay but the hut-like structure behind the fence needs to be replaced. The hut sits on 4 posts driven into soil. I would like to use...
06-24-20, 08:44 PM
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Posted By paker

I thought the sptots on the leaves were made by...

I thought the sptots on the leaves were made by insects. I never thought about burning. Thank you for the explanation. They haven't bolted yet. Maybe because I kept taking leaves. I am convinced now...
06-23-20, 11:07 AM
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Posted By paker

Looking for misting nozzles

My winter vegetable Swiss chard is surprisingly doing well in the Texas heat except the leaves becoming curly. I would like to spray water directly to the leaves. What type of misting nozzles would...
06-23-20, 10:44 AM
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Posted By paker

I planted lantana and zinnias together. Both grow...

I planted lantana and zinnias together. Both grow well side by side. My plants are still small and may not represent mature lantana bush. I also saw mature lantana bushes that weeds had no problem...
06-05-20, 10:23 AM
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Posted By paker

Thank you pugsl for the link. I like the...

Thank you pugsl for the link. I like the corrugated stainless steel water heater hose with pipe threads best for 200 psi rating, large internal diameter, sun and weather resistance, and price.

I...
06-05-20, 10:16 AM
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Views: 402
Posted By paker

Double post. Please delete.

Double post. Please delete.
06-04-20, 10:58 AM
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Views: 402
Posted By paker

Thank you for the advice. After reading your...

Thank you for the advice. After reading your advice, I searched internet and found large diameter washer hose for higher flow rate. They ARE expensive. I have a small lot divided into 4 zones. If...
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