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Weak Self Propel - Lawn Boy Insight 10685 push mower

Problem: weak self propel.

I think this mower also uses the same parts and systems as a Toro Personal Pace mower. I recently replaced the belt, and it’s better, but I’m not sure if it’s back to...
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Thanks everyone. As I thought through porch...

Thanks everyone. As I thought through porch layout a bit more, I remembered that the plan I made years ago, and it still works. I knew we might build a porch on the left side of the back of our...
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Thank you. I think we will consult with a...

Thank you. I think we will consult with a contractor about final porch layout and the cost of putting in a pad.

Regarding the "on grade" issues, I think you mean don't install any other...
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Paver Patio - possible future porch foundation

Our home is in Maryland.

We are going to redo our brick paver patio, and someday we might build a an aluminum patio enclosure kit on this patio. If the enclosure may or may not ever happen, is...
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Thank you both!! Dave ...

Thank you both!!
Dave
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05-27-20, 08:32 PM
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Installing patio over tree roots

When I expand my patio, I will be installing paver/bricks and retaining wall blocks over the surface roots on one side of my mature heritage river birch tree. The patio surface will be high enough...
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Cleaning & Restoring Faded Concrete Pavers

Once concrete pavers get faded, can I or someone else restore them by cleaning, re-staining, and sealing?

At some point, I plan to reshape and extend this patio, and need to know if I should I...
05-28-19, 06:06 AM
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My house has vinyl siding, and the post would be...

My house has vinyl siding, and the post would be on the corner of the house so it would be next to vinyl corner block.

A) I guess moving the first post out sounds okay.
If I set the first...
05-27-19, 08:42 PM
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Buried Metal Tie Down for Post

I'm using 4" wood posts for a 6' tall wood fence. I have a question about how to install the first post that will start next to my house. The first fence section will be 47" wide (39" if you don't...
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I tried it again today. It started and I let it...

I tried it again today. It started and I let it run for about 10 minutes, but it ran very rough. Then I tried to start it again and couldn’t. The cord kept getting stuck too. So far I have...
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Mower wonít start after being upside down

Lawn Boy 10685 Insight 21Ē mower

I had it upside down for at least an hour while cleaning and inspecting the axle and self propel system. Now it wonít start, but I donít need to mow again for...
01-15-19, 10:44 AM
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Sealing attic floor & moving/reblowing insulation

I want to seal all the penetrations in my attic floor, and then add more loose fill insulation to the attic. The attic already has loose fill insulation. I'm not sure what kind. My house was built...
09-14-18, 03:45 PM
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My house was built around 1980. No plaster or...

My house was built around 1980. No plaster or lathe. Walls are studs and sheetrock, with fiberglass insulation in all the stud bays. It doesn't have tyvek. It has sheets of some kind of gray foam...
09-14-18, 10:23 AM
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I have 2 more questions about blocking the air...

I have 2 more questions about blocking the air movement in the wall.

1) How should the bottom of the wall be sealed to prevent air entering the bottom of the wall behind the foam wrap. ...
09-11-18, 06:20 PM
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Posted By davidhmd

Thank you. I previously added an outlet in...

Thank you.

I previously added an outlet in the 2nd floor wall. The stud bay was filled with fiberglass insulation.

I now realize that there's no way to get the plywood to slide out from the...
09-10-18, 05:41 PM
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New outlet location restrictions in a closet

I'm adding ethernet wiring to a bedroom closet. To support the ethernet switch and router, I want to add an outlet in the upper section of the closet wall.

Are there any restrictions on the...
09-10-18, 05:33 PM
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Insulating 2nd floor wall over cantilvered floor

I live in Maryland. The 1st floor of my house sits on a concrete slab foundation. The walls are filled with fiberglass roll insulation. The whole house was then wrapped in brown cork board...
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But my antenna cable is not connected to the...

But my antenna cable is not connected to the internet provider's cable or their outside ground.

My antenna cable is only connected to my antenna and my TVs.

The internet provider's cable is...
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Grounding cable, antenna, ethernet wires

I have recently cut the cord, and switched to antenna TV and VOIP phone. I have a large outdoor antenna mounted inside my attic, and all of those cables also run inside the house.

I'm bringing...
08-19-18, 08:15 AM
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Drilling Vertical Hole in supported joist

I know that drilling vertical holes in joists compromises them, but I am hoping that it would be okay in my case because this joist will still be supported by a parallel wall that runs beneath it. ...
06-08-18, 03:34 PM
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Posted By davidhmd

Tightening transition coupling

My cold water sink valve had two 3/8 outputs, and I just connected a 1/4 freezer line to it using a transition coupling and then the 1/4 pipe compression fitting.

Itís dripping a bit at the 3/8...
01-07-18, 05:49 PM
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Grounding OTA TV Antenna in Attic

I have a large antenna that is rated for outdoor (on roof) use, but I plan to install it inside my attic b/c based on signal strength data I think I will still be able to pick up all my channels from...
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Thank you all. Crutchfield sells one that fits...

Thank you all. Crutchfield sells one that fits my car. The install process seems somewhat similar to installing a car radio, but slightly worse. If I could really pay $50 labor to get that $200...
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Posted By davidhmd

DIY Remote Start

I rarely do my own car repairs, but can manage basic tasks. Is installing remote start a fairly basic task? I'm sure the part/kit comes with instructions, but how complicated is it for a 2011 RAV4?...
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Posted By davidhmd

Adding Lights

I have a few questions about how to add new lights to existing circuits.

I want to add a small closet light and strongly prefer to get power from a nearby outlet. I don't know if this outlet is...
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