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    Re: Outside electrical box issue

    After unplugging everything (1 night light, freezer and truck) and testing, seems the GFCI was bad. I replaced with a brand new one and now I can run all 3 without tripping anything. Glad it was a...
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    Outside electrical box issue

    We have an outdoor electrical box in the carport. It is not always protected as the wind can blow snow and rain and occasionally trip the GFI. We keep a freezer plugged in all year, and up until last...
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    Re: Windows for a needy family

    El Passo County Colorado
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    Windows for a needy family

    I am in need of ideas to help out a family that was involved in the Black Forest Fire last year. Between the time of the fire, and now, the husband has worked only a few months doing any odd job he...
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    Re: Leaving the A/C on all night?

    Thanks guys. I guess hubby will have to let me leave the windows open. Besides, I love the fresh air, and it does cool the house down more than the a/c would, unless we lowered the temp down and...
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    Leaving the A/C on all night?

    I am wondering which is more cost efficient. I want to turn the ac on during the day, only when needed. At night, I like to open the windows and get a nice cool breeze (if there is one) Hubby...
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    Refinishing Old Chairs

    Hi guys. I recently inherited a dining set from my grandpa and it could use a lot of TLC. The chairs appear to be pine or other light wood, with plywood backs. The backs are simply black where...
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    Re: Bad smell from drain

    Well, the smell went away for the time being. I only do laundry once a week and I assume it is worse from the build up of slimy stuff on the ridges of the drain hose. I may see if I can find a...
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    Bad smell from drain

    Hi guys. We are having an issue with the drain at least I hope that is the problem. Our washer sits in the lower bathroom and had a typical wall drain. There has been such a bad smell coming from...
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    Re: Sewer question

    I have attempted this cleaning before myself with 2 types of instruments. 1 snake that wasn't long enough to make it to the street and therefore not long enough to fix the clog, and 2 a tip you put...
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    Re: Sewer question

    Thanks for all the tips. I may look into renting a snake that is long enough to do the job. Sure sounds cheaper than hiring a plumber. Not sure about hiring one with a snake cam, although tempted...
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    Sewer question

    Hi guys

    Every year Denver water comes by and "cleans" out the sewers. Not sure what they do on their end. Every year I have problems with this issue.

    I have a drain in the basement that is...
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    Re: can't unplug

    Thanks guys, I finally got it unplugged. The plug itself doesn't appear damaged and works in other outlets. I think I have to replace the outlet that it was stuck in however.
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    can't unplug

    Hi all. I was cleaning today and went to unplug the vacuum when finished and I can't. I have never had this happen before. The plug is stuck in a GFI outlet, it is polarized so I always have to be...
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    Is it really neceessary?

    Hoping you guys can help. I have a house in Denver CO I am trying to sell. One of the problems that is coming back to me is that there is not a range hood over the gas stove. The house is 85+...
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    Are upgrades required

    I have lots of questions so hopefully I don't get in trouble as I am not spamming the group.

    I have a evaluation report from a house that we are selling. The house is in Denver county. It is 85+...
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    Re: Drain in basement keeps backing up

    Not sure what the city does. I never paid much attention. They have a huge truck with a water tank on the back, they open up the access in the street, and then leave.

    The plumber comes with a...
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    Drain in basement keeps backing up

    Hi folks. We have had nothing but problems since moving into this house 6 years ago. The drain in the basement is mostly for the hot water heater. But it is obvious that the kitchen sink (right...
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    Re: Need more storage

    Thanks for the ideas guys. I'll do some more surfing and check some mags see if I can find any to suit my needs. I would love to build from scratch it is how I was raised. Dad taught me everything...
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    Need more storage

    Hi guys. I am looking for some blueprints and material lists for a small garden shed. 8x8 or 8x10 would work the best. Does anyone know of where I can find some simple plans?
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    Need new stove

    When heating up the oven, the coil went "zap" and a small fire started inside the oven. Although the stove top works well, the thing is nearing 20 years and I think it's time to get a new one. I do...
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    Re: Cracked tile floor

    Thanks for the info. I do have a hand held grinder with a diamond blade so that shouldn't be a problem. Lucky for me, they are cracked in a way that if I start in the center I have 3 sides with...
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    Cracked tile floor

    Hi all, hope this is the right place for this question.

    I have a kitchen floor with 16x16 stone tile. At one time they were beautiful, and withstood a lot of abuse during the remodel. However,...
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    Bathroom Tile Walls

    Greetings all. About 3 years ago we noticed our tile wall in the shower was a bit on the soft side. We removed the tile and found that water had been leaking and got into the drywall. This was...
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    Re: Name this plant

    Starting at the base of the pod, are pretty little yellow flowers opening up. I suspect that once the top flowers, it will either seed, or die.

    Seeing as it is a weed I do NOT want this in my...
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