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10-22-14, 12:27 PM
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Fortunately the breaker carries the pot lamps...

Fortunately the breaker carries the pot lamps only. Disassembling the ceiling sounds like a job for another day. Thank you.
10-21-14, 11:38 AM
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Views: 601
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Accessing drop ceiling area

I need to access the area above the drop ceiling in our basement. The basement ceiling is approximately 30' wide but only the middle 8 feet of it is drop ceiling, made of a grid and 2'x4' tiles. The...
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Views: 1,018
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Psuedo-stone over brick veneer fireplace

Our bilevel house is from 1977 or so and has what I've been told is a "builder's box" fireplace in the corner of the family room. From floor to ceiling it's all brick. Around the fire box opening it...
07-14-07, 08:55 AM
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Views: 1,090
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Unhappy oddball leaking kitchen faucet

I have a leak in our single handle kitchen faucet. I went to several web sites and they all pretty much had the same instructions. So ahead I went. Until I got to the white plastic (nylon?) innner...
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Views: 4,996
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Unhappy 2000 Corolla VE using 1 qt oil per 250 miles

We bought a 2000 Toyota Corolla VE in September. It has the base 1.8L engine and automatic transmission, and about 63,000 miles. One thing the seller didnít tell us was the car was an oil burner....
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Views: 732
Posted By OHKP55

slow new computer

There are several steps to take. First, check with task manager to see what applications are running as soon as you start Windows. In all likelihood, there's a bunch of junk programs that were...
08-19-06, 08:09 AM
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Views: 929
Posted By OHKP55

Unhappy fungus "fingers" in new landscape

We recently had a portion of our backyard landscaped. The bed is covered with about 4" - 5" of bark mulch. Lately we're having what I call fungus "fingers" popping up all over. The fingers are about...
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Views: 1,031
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The cracks are on the SE corner of the house and...

The cracks are on the SE corner of the house and run horizontally. The front door is an insulated steel door in a wood frame. On the latch side you can see the gap at the top move by upwards of a...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,203
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The bushings should help mask or insulate the...

The bushings should help mask or insulate the speaker wires from interferrence. Just don't run the electric wires through the same openings as the speakers. I believe electrical codes require outlets...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
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give Directv a shout or go to a local retailer...

give Directv a shout or go to a local retailer and see what is on their receivers. The optical out is also know as a TOSlink if memory serves. I have my DVD player hooked to my Kenwood 505 HTIB via a...
Replies: 6
Views: 982
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A simple way to tell if the units are tubed is to...

A simple way to tell if the units are tubed is to turn them on and touch the cabinets after ten minutes or so. If they're hotter than anything, they're probably tubed. Too bad you can't go to the TV...
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Views: 1,058
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BobF is correct. My 1978 model Lafayette had...

BobF is correct. My 1978 model Lafayette had A/B/C/AB/AC selctions (don't laugh. It had better specs and more power than a Panny or Technics for 1/3 the money. And my daughter is still using it.) My...
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Views: 1,031
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House corner "floating"

Our house is a 1976 bi-level (raised ranch) with a 2 car attached garage. It was the model for the subdivision (and after seeing some of the original paint, I'm surprised they sold any) and is the...
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Views: 777
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Suggestions for Laptop?

My daughter is going to get her Master's and I told her I'd replace her PC. She wants a laptop because she's going to be doing a lot of writing as well teaching. I believe anything around 1.5/1.7 GHz...
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Views: 868
Posted By OHKP55

Upgrade for DVD burner

I had a Dell Dimension P3-700 that I installed a Powerleap 1.4GHz upgrade into. It was slow, but with 256 MB RAM and 80GB HDD I was able to burn CDs and DVDs. If everything else is okay, try that.
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Views: 799
Posted By OHKP55

Unhappy 3 way lamps POS?

I've posted this question several times and have to get a response.

We have a pair of floor lamps that have three way fixtures. We use long life bulbs from GE, Sylvania, Tungsram, and whomever....
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By OHKP55

storing flooring

Before you do store it, try to remove all of the visible nails first. Steels, even galvanized which I doubt was used in that floor, will suck the moisture out of the air and rust, staining your wood....
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Views: 7,302
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3-way lamp fixture/bulbs bad?

We have a pair of floor lamps that have three way fixtures. We use long life bulbs from GE, Sylvania, Tungsram, and whomever. We've had to replace the the fixtures several times, getting the units...
03-19-05, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,663
Posted By OHKP55

220 Extension

30 some years ago we made a 220 cord from some downed utility lines. He had torn down a barn on the farm and used the powere lines to build it.
However, what recraft said is true. Our line was a...
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Views: 943
Posted By OHKP55

headlamp moisture

Actually I did that on my wife's old Caravan. Worked fine but I thought I'd check and see if there anythng better.
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Views: 40,937
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static shock

As a certified weights & measures inspector, we are taught about static. Mechanic is right when he says the colder air holds less moisture and that increases the possibility of static discharge. Our...
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Views: 1,183
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Stratus / Cirrus

I had a 96 Cirrus with the small V6 and it ran like a dream until my daughter creamed it. As rob24chevy said, check the head gasket. I had a Spirit and the head gasket went south resulting in the...
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By OHKP55

Lifting Engine

Save your self a lot of grief and possible engine damage and rent an engine hoist. Some Pep Boys even rent out service bays with tools. All of the suggestions made a great for a trasher but not on an...
Replies: 2
Views: 943
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moisture in headlamp

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The right headlamp assembly is "weeping". A lot of moisture is inside the assembly, but it isn't poolong yet. Short of sheeling out $250+ for a new assembly, and that's...
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Views: 1,113
Posted By OHKP55

Suggestions for 1st motorcycle

About 20+ years ago, my wife had a Honda 550 with Windjammer. It had enough power for us, was quiet, and road smoother than my car. We're thinking about getting a brace of motorcycles for short...
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