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03-21-11, 10:27 AM
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Removing sealer?

Two of our bathrooms are quite old but in very good condition.
A few years ago I put down TileLab finishing sealer over the old ceramic tile floors to dress things up a little.
But now it is...
02-15-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,898
Posted By diyrich

Grub control

Unknown to us last year, we and a number of our neighbors have a major grub problem. This was brought to all of our attention when we saw a large mother skunk with six little ones around our yards....
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Views: 1,852
Posted By diyrich

Small rust spot on bottom of tub

Our old bathtub has a small spot on the bottom of the tub about 1/8" in size where the finish was apparently chipped at some point in time.
The tub is either steel or cast iron, don't know which. ...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By diyrich

Jim, Thanks so much for all this great advice. ...

Jim,
Thanks so much for all this great advice.
Just looking at things when I defrag, it says the C drive has a capacity of 32.23gb and currently we have free space of 21.86gb, or 67%.
I have...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,326
Posted By diyrich

Hi poor guy, I'm sure not the expert here, but...

Hi poor guy,
I'm sure not the expert here, but you should find a nut on the bottom of the carb bowl. You remove that and clean it, and then see if the needle valve is removable. If so clean that and...
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Views: 1,710
Posted By diyrich

I am looking into another possible solution. One...

I am looking into another possible solution. One of our daughters is a professional photographer and showed me her external hard drive. Hers is 2T and I would not need anything like that, but I see...
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Views: 1,710
Posted By diyrich

Here is what I found. HP Pavillion 543x AMD...

Here is what I found.
HP Pavillion 543x
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
735mb ram
S3 Graphics ProSavage DDR
And yes I am aware some of the ram is used to drive the monitor.
Vic you are right, we use the...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By diyrich

Sorry folks that I havn't replied, needless to...

Sorry folks that I havn't replied, needless to say things have been a little crazy this week.
This computer is about 9yrs old.
It has 1.8GHz and 736MB of ram(we added a memory card several yrs ago...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By diyrich

Slow computer

I am using an old HP Pavillion with windows XP.
We are with a cable provider. I use disk cleanup and defrag on a regular basis. I also use ccleaner at least once a day.
But it is still running...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,326
Posted By diyrich

Ariens snow blower

I have a Ariens snow blower with a Tecumseh engine. The blower is less than 3yrs old. I always run my equipment out of gas at the end of the season.
Now my blower will only run on partial choke. I...
10-24-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By diyrich

Thanks for the reply wannabe. I am here in...

Thanks for the reply wannabe.
I am here in Macomb County.
I blew our sprinklers out a few days ago, so I will wait for spring.
Those three heads are on the same zone, but here is the deal.
They...
10-17-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By diyrich

Thanks Wayne, That is what we will do this...

Thanks Wayne,
That is what we will do this spring.
Now it's almost time to get the snowblower ready.:eek:
Rich
10-17-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By diyrich

Lawn critter problem

We are in SE Michigan. Something has been really tearing up our lawn, and several neighbor's lawns as well. We have determined that it is skunks digging for grubs. None of us has put down grub killer...
10-06-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By diyrich

Sprinkler question

It's too late here in Michigan to do this but I want to get ready for next year.
I have a few sprayers in my system(not pop-ups) that put out approx 14 feet in all directions.
Does anybody make one...
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By diyrich

Thanks Joe, I have to get back over there and...

Thanks Joe,
I have to get back over there and check it out.
Unfortunately the house is old and no updates so far, so things like GFI's don't exist.
If her husband finds a job and gets back to...
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By diyrich

Favorites problem with IE 8

We are having a little problem.
Not too long ago we had to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.
We don't really care for it but we have to use it.
Ever since that time when we click on our favorites...
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By diyrich

Bad circuit?

I was doing some electrical work at my grandaughter's house today.
While I was there her husband asked me what is wrong a particular circuit.
This circuit controls a ceiling light in the hallway...
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By diyrich

Caulking around bathtub

I have replaced the caulk around our bathtub in the past with good success, but the last time it didn't turn out very well.
I always use masking tape to outline where the caulk will go.
What I...
06-24-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,665
Posted By diyrich

I did find a barrier online but it didn't look...

I did find a barrier online but it didn't look too good to me.
It is ten inches wide on either side of the fence, I don't think my neighbor would like that much.
So I agree that concrete might be...
06-18-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,665
Posted By diyrich

Question weed and grass barrier

Is there such a thing for using under chain link fences?
My neighbor and I have the same problem when trying to weed wack along the fences, the line constantly snaps when hitting the fence( and...
05-24-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By diyrich

Update, We found the problem and it was the...

Update,
We found the problem and it was the capacitor.
We are cold again!!:)
Rich
05-24-10, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By diyrich

When we call for cooling the fan runs but the...

When we call for cooling the fan runs but the condensor does not.
Just to clarify we have attic air and can hear and feel the fan running. The condensor makes a little click like it wants to start...
05-23-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By diyrich

Question Condensor will not run

We have a Carrier condensor model #38ckc030..........3.
It feeds our attic air system.
Every year since it was installed (5-26-98) it will not turn on at the beginning of the season. Usually it...
04-09-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,907
Posted By diyrich

In the attic works quite well since cold air...

In the attic works quite well since cold air drops anyway.
But some caution you need to be aware of is drainage.
They will put a pan under the air handler to catch the drainage, and a second pan...
03-30-10, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,907
Posted By diyrich

Frank, I am assuming you have a two story...

Frank,
I am assuming you have a two story house.
In our case with the same kind of heating system in our ranch, we went with the air handler in the attic. Flexible ducts are all over the attic and...
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