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08-01-17, 11:55 AM
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Water Pressure Drops

Today, while in the shower, the water pressure dropped to almost nothing. Water temperature stayed the same just very low pressure. The wife was doing laundry and when the washing machine filled the...
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Views: 729
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Thanks for the info. Looked at Amazon and they...

Thanks for the info. Looked at Amazon and they sell the Rustoleum BBQ paint for less that $4.00 a can. I'd probably need at least 2 cans for my grill.

While there I also remembered, from my...
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High temp paint and primer

I've got an older grill/smoker that's still in good working condition, but the outside is looking kind of "old." Has some surface rust and is well faded. I can sand away the rust and I'd like to...
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Views: 535
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Thanks for the reply. I think it's been a little...

Thanks for the reply. I think it's been a little over a year since I took it apart and greased and cleaned it. I hate to think of replacing it, because it means the wife has to come along and make...
12-30-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
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Angry Water Line Leak

I have a water line shut off in the parkway in front of my house. I think this is a water shut off for an "area" around my home and not just for my home.

The ground in the parkway has sunk about 4...
12-30-16, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,589
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I don't understand. How does this fall only on...

I don't understand. How does this fall only on the top rails of the deck and not the deck itself? Did I miss something?
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Question Kitchen Sink Faucet corrosion

My kitchen sink faucet (Moen) keeps getting a buildup of corrosion/chemical junk in the stalk between the sink top and the faucet itself. The buildup gets bad enough that it prohibits the faucet from...
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Views: 1,293
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Yes the plate can be removed, so I'll take it...

Yes the plate can be removed, so I'll take it into the basement, use the laundry tub down there and scrub it with Simple Green first, then use the Scotch Brite pads to finish it off. I know it'll...
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Views: 1,293
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Cleaning Creosote & Soot from Stainless Steel

In order to reflect some heat from my fireplace insert back into the room and protect the back wall from a cracking problem, the chimney sweep put a stainless steel plate between the wall and the log...
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Views: 1,284
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It's a matter of who has he "best" advertising...

It's a matter of who has he "best" advertising agency. Like gasoline the "only" differences are the additives added into the product.

What company is it...AMSOIL, who advertises you need change...
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Views: 1,284
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OK. Seems as though the general consensus is to...

OK. Seems as though the general consensus is to go with what the manufacturer recommends and change the oil & filter every 5K. I guess I'll eventually get used to it :eek: I can always make myself...
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Views: 1,284
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"...the dealer will always recommend 4k intervals...

"...the dealer will always recommend 4k intervals regardless of what their manufacture says."

Not at least for the first two years. Toyota includes two years of oil and filter change at no cost....
03-28-16, 02:46 PM
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Views: 895
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Good to know about the fertilizer. I just put a...

Good to know about the fertilizer. I just put a very small amount, about 1 teaspoon, in the hole, but this year I'll follow your advice XSleeper and not put any.

cwbuff, I started spraying my...
03-27-16, 06:04 PM
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Views: 895
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I usually measure how tall the plant is then dig...

I usually measure how tall the plant is then dig a hole deep enough for it to stand up and just keep the top most leaves above ground. I'll put a bit of fertilizer in the bottom of the hole along...
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Views: 1,284
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Question Oil change consensus/opinion.

For all the years I've owned a car I've changed the oil and filter every 3000 miles or 3 months, whatever came first. My new Toyota Tacoma says I only have to change the oil and filter every 5000...
03-27-16, 02:05 PM
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Views: 895
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A friend of a friend, yeah you know how that...

A friend of a friend, yeah you know how that usually turns out, says he puts gypsum in or around his tomato plant holes. What would that do or what is it for?
03-25-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
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Sorry it took so long to reply, but I've also got...

Sorry it took so long to reply, but I've also got a front porch repair I'm trying to get going now that it's warming up.

As I look at the switch, on the right side there are two screws...
03-23-16, 03:20 PM
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Views: 895
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Started spraying my tomatoes last year also. Got...

Started spraying my tomatoes last year also. Got a better than normal amount of fruit but not what I used to get growing in pots on a balcony! Peppers I've given up on. The rabbits here love my and...
03-23-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
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Tomato Plants

I live in the Midwest, Ill-ANNOY, and have a heavy clay soil. I've tried growing tomatoes and cucumbers and haven't really had any "good" harvests. I've been adding compost, sand and top soil every...
03-23-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
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Question Light Switch Question

My basement lights are on two switches, one at the top of the stairs the second at the bottom. The top switch needs to be replaced, it will turn the lights off by itself and to turn them back on you...
03-11-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,964
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I never thought of that! I have both a reverse...

I never thought of that! I have both a reverse osmosis water filter system and a water softener. They've both been in the house since it was new, installed by plumbers, and I've never heard them...
03-08-16, 02:54 PM
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Views: 7,964
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Question Sound of water running thru pipe-I'm confused!

11 year old 2 story house with full basement.

I have been hearing a noise like water rushing through the pipes as if a toilet had been flushed. It only does this sporadically and with no apparent...
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Views: 829
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Toilet Recommendations

The toilet in one of my bathrooms is constantly plugging. :mad: I've seen home renovation shows where they put in toilets that do not, or rarely plug but I never paid attention to the manufacturers...
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Views: 682
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Shower Handle Removal Secrets!

Accidentally posted this in another plumbing post by accident.


I have a Delta Shower and I need to remove the handle. I need to turn up the temp. of the water coming out the shower. I spoke to...
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Views: 405
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Just did the same thing in my shower 11 year old...

Just did the same thing in my shower 11 year old Delta. Couldn't figure out how I had to do this so on a whim I called Delta's help line that I found on their web site. The person I talked to was...
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