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11-17-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By MRTkH

Cleaning the evaporator coils myself, above the heat exchanger

Folks:

My furnace is 7 years old. The installation company was very detailed when they installed it. They re-engineered the return ventilation to accommodate very large filter with a housing that...
10-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By MRTkH

I took a chance and bought a new one that online...

I took a chance and bought a new one that online Walmart had. Perfectly quite. So clearly the ones shipped with that charger are noisy. I returned my first one and the 2nd one was just as noisy.
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By MRTkH

Thanks for the thoughts. I ended up buying...

Thanks for the thoughts.

I ended up buying both the set from HD as well as Amazon. For HD, I can walk in and return IF I find the 33% less expensive Amazon to be brand new and OEM. If the Amazon...
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Views: 333
Posted By MRTkH

Are Amazon Makita batteries really used when shown as new?

Folks:

I am looking to buy two new BL1820Bs for my Makita drill and impact. Amazon has, what appears to be new, a set of two for $99.00. Called my local Home Depot just to see if they price...
10-06-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By MRTkH

Seeking a quieter power supply (12V 5.0A or 60 watt unit)...

Folks:

I bought a battery charger called a Vapcell Sr Plus Super charger to charge my Ni-Mh/Ni-Cd or Li-Ion batteries. I like its features, etc. So far works great. However, the DC power supply is...
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By MRTkH

Seeking design help for a pergola...can I attach it to my home?

Folks:

I'm looking to build a pergola over my walkway that leads to my backyard. I have rose bushes (climbing) planted on the home side of the sidewalk and my garden on the other side. The idea is...
06-28-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By MRTkH

I ordered mounding and they look great

See attached. I used all new flexible moldings rather than try to match new wood with a flexible crown.

turned out ok

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06-27-20, 11:21 PM
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Views: 212
Posted By MRTkH

Problem solved. From my reading, I believe I have...

Problem solved. From my reading, I believe I have Raspberry Horntail issues. Not much I can do but remove the damaged primocane tops. Also, cut them to the ground in February and that should reduce...
06-24-20, 01:16 PM
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Views: 212
Posted By MRTkH

Rasberry leaf curl? Or is this something else???

Folks:

These fall bearing berries that I planted in 2016. Past 3 years have had decent production but not excellent. I noticed some of the tops of a few (maybe 20%) of the plants have dying...
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By MRTkH

Marksr and Marq1: No thinning whatsoever. ...

Marksr and Marq1:

No thinning whatsoever. The paint, per the tech sheet is a "Urethane Modified Waterborne Alkyd". Remember this isn't a typical latex paint. It's called Benjamin Moore Aura...
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Views: 293
Posted By MRTkH

Odd surface (almost tiny bubbles) Benjamin Moore Grand Entrance Satin

Folks:

I sprayed my well prepared front door with Benjamin Mooreís Grand Entrance paint. Satin.

The door is wood (Alder) but I primed it with two coats of sprayed Zinsster) Allprime. Sanded in...
05-31-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By MRTkH

Exterior Door mouldings...can these be replaced?

Folks:

My garage access door (photos) is a metal door that needed painting. In these photos I've sanded it smooth and will prime before applying a strong exterior door paint. The issue is the...
05-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By MRTkH

Marksr: Thanks for your reply. @Marq1: The...

Marksr: Thanks for your reply.

@Marq1: The exterior of the home calls for matching planter boxes to the doors. I'm not in charge of design plans--but I'll give it to my wife, she has an eye for...
05-05-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By MRTkH

Canít find an Alkyd-Base Primer for a cedar planter I built

Folks:

I build two red cedar planter boxes for below two windows. Iíve learned itís best to prime them with an Alkyd-based primer before painting.

I looked at a local HomeDepot and all they...
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Views: 171
Posted By MRTkH

Honda mower with new OEM carbureator surging

Folks:

My 15-year-old mulching mower started to have carburetor float issue as it would fill up the air filter with fuel when sitting for a week. Rather than replace smaller parts inside of or...
10-04-19, 07:06 PM
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Views: 204
Posted By MRTkH

Buring 120 Volt cable in yard

Folks:

Looking for some advice in running 120 volt line to a pergola and sport court in my yard. Builder installed an exterior junction box on the side of my home, so I have a source for my...
09-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By MRTkH

Thank you for the thought but I don't think that...

Thank you for the thought but I don't think that is it. I've never seen one of those wasps alive nor dead in Utah. Also, the holes are 2 or 3 inches in diameter.

I do believe the culprit has...
09-01-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By MRTkH

What is wrong with these raspberries

Folks:

See the attached photos. We live in Utah. These raspberry plants were started 3 years ago. Their yield last year was rather good; flavor was outstanding. This year we had a rather wet...
08-18-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By MRTkH

I've see only one skunk here in Utah and I know...

I've see only one skunk here in Utah and I know about it cause my dog chased it and got "skunked". Awful experience......they are nocturnal, right? I really have no idea how to address them--other...
08-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By MRTkH

Any idea what critter causes this?

Folks:

I live in Utah; we have Kentucky Bluegrass for sod. This is a mature yard and we live close to the mountains (benches). We had a family of tree squirrels born in our rock retaining walls. I...
08-15-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By MRTkH

Question Ryhthmic hum normal for an AC unit

Folks:

My home AC unit is about 18 years old. I've had the evaporator coils serviced/cleaned when I replaced my furnace 4 years ago and my new unit has a sealed return system so my coils should...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By MRTkH

Proper oil for air tools

Folks:

I recently purchased a a couple of air tools to use when working on my cars. A 3/8 ratchet and impact wrench. I was reading the instructions that came with both and they indicate each...
05-26-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By MRTkH

Tolyn: I like your idea with the flex 90....

Tolyn:

I like your idea with the flex 90. That way the cable connects firmly into that flex and the flex into the cover place.

However, because the box and cover plate are on the wall and not...
05-26-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By MRTkH

Well, truth is, those pictures are OF my new oven...

Well, truth is, those pictures are OF my new oven chord. When I was installing, I connected it. While doing so, my brain worked in delayed fashion (like always) and I stopped what I was doing and...
05-25-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By MRTkH

Code connecting oven junction box

Folks:

Take a look at my pictures. These are of a 240 v wire box where my double wall oven is connected. My oven died so I bought a new one. Upon removing it, I found the oven was wired into the...
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