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10-22-20, 12:01 PM
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I thought not using the valve would prolong its...

I thought not using the valve would prolong its life..Actually I have a fear of messing with shutoff valves because my experience is they malfunction often, especially when I need to use them.
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10-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
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Replacing the washer maybe the easiest. Is it...

Replacing the washer maybe the easiest.
Is it reasonable to assume shutting off the black valve would shutoff the water going to the red valve?
How do I narrow down the type of washer to buy? Do I...
10-21-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By GroundCurrent

Valve cannot be turned off?

My outside faucet has a shutoff valve in the garage as shown in the photo (red one). I tried to turn off the water like all previous years in preparation for winter. Oddly, even after I turned the...
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Posted By GroundCurrent

You can also use a hardware wireless bridge...

You can also use a hardware wireless bridge instead of a laptop.
Almost any wireless router can be put in a wireless bridge mode and it is much cheaper.
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Posted By GroundCurrent

Where to buy hard rubber bottom door seal?

Where can I buy hard rubber garage bottom seal for wood door?
Many products I found on amazon are foam rubber. Even the one that initially sounds like hard rubber, if you read the reviews someone...
09-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By GroundCurrent

What's this top wedge called on a sliding window?

On my wood non tilt up/down sliding window, there is a plastic "wedge" on each side. I believe they wedge against the channel balance to keep the balance along side the window, and to keep the window...
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Posted By GroundCurrent

I bought a better sized cable and bottom bracket...

I bought a better sized cable and bottom bracket from a local garage door store. Though the bracket is still not an exact fit, I only have to drill one hole to make it fit.

The cable is custom...
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By GroundCurrent

I found two stores. Went to one and found what I...

I found two stores. Went to one and found what I need.
It looks more like an office/showroom than a hardware store. However, they have a parts room in the back with racks of garage door parts, and...
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Views: 148
Posted By GroundCurrent

Garage door hardware store near seattle?

Is there a local store near Seattle that sells garage door hardware (cables, bottom bracket, etc) with more selection than homedepot?
Or maybe there is a national chain store for these things?

I...
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Views: 277
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The new cable that I thought was a perfect...

The new cable that I thought was a perfect replacement turned out not to be. It's in the photo below on the leftmost. The "keyhole" is much bigger than the old cable. The peg would slip out.
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Views: 277
Posted By GroundCurrent

Yesterday I bought the replacement cable and when...

Yesterday I bought the replacement cable and when I put the loop on the existing peg, I decided it doesn't look very safe, so I went on amazon to buy a new BOTTOM BRACKET...
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By GroundCurrent

Replacing snapped pulley cable

One of the 4 pulley cables on my garage door snapped in the middle. The end of the cable looks like this:
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09-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By GroundCurrent

Try putting maximum load on the ciruit with a...

Try putting maximum load on the ciruit with a high constant current devices, like heaters or hair dryers, to draw 15A or whatever is the max and see if the circuit would sustain the load for long. If...
09-06-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By GroundCurrent

Do a GFCI test on the patio outlet to see if it...

Do a GFCI test on the patio outlet to see if it is connected to any GFCI. You can buy a GFCI tester for under $10.
09-06-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By GroundCurrent

The "C" by GE smart switch in this page...

The "C" by GE smart switch in this page (https://www.cbyge.com/pages/pdp-smart-switch) (scroll down past the features table) shows both 3 wire and 4 wire option.

If you have the 3 wire version...
09-04-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By GroundCurrent

How to release spring in a window balance?

Just bought a set of window balances to repair my old one, because new custom one is out of stock (at swisco) with no ETA. And since I cannot get custom ones elsewhere, I had to buy something similar...
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Views: 178
Posted By GroundCurrent

Since I'm able to put the commode back and it is...

Since I'm able to put the commode back and it is not rocking, doesn't that imply the subfloor is still good?
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Views: 178
Posted By GroundCurrent

Gauging water damage from leaky toilet

I have a toilet that has a small leak around the wax ring for many years before it was discovered. The floor around the toilet flange is hardwood (oak) on plywood subfloor. The leak did not cause the...
08-18-20, 01:54 PM
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Posted By GroundCurrent

Vertical sidings rotting bottom

I want to paint my house exterior but noticed some (vertical) sidings have slight rotting at the bottom. I believe water pool below the sidings on the small "ledge" and then wick up the sidings...
06-23-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By GroundCurrent

Thanks. The shoe does look like weathervane...

Thanks.
The shoe does look like weathervane 15-193, but I can't figure how to buy the balances themselves.

On this page
https://www.swisco.com/cl/1_2-inch-Wide-Channel-Balances

It seems all...
06-22-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By GroundCurrent

Meaning of "28 C" on a window channel balance?

On a single hung window's channel balance is stamped 28 C. 28 is the length (actual length of the metalic portion is 29 inch), what does "C" mean?

Where is the best place to buy replacement, big...
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Views: 414
Posted By GroundCurrent

Add battery charging port for convenience?

What's a good way to add a battery charging port to a car so battery can be easily charged while in the garage, without popping the hood or turning ignition switch to "accessory" (if using the...
04-14-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By GroundCurrent

garden staples - judge quality from photos?

Can you tell how well or how thick a garden staple is galvanized based on the product photo?

I'm looking at two products both with 5 star ratings, but one of them (the ones in box) looks more...
03-20-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By GroundCurrent

Electrical tape; generic or named brand?

Electrical tape varies from $4 per roll (scotch) to less than $1 per roll (commercial electric).
Is there any reason to buy the expensive ones?
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Views: 272
Posted By GroundCurrent

If I can find a new hose with three wires, I can...

If I can find a new hose with three wires, I can attach it to the existing plastic handle and solder the wires. This was bought from costco for about $300, but it was many years ago. Model S3611
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