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    Re: Need advice about shoplights in basement

    If the lights were installed in 1976 and you haven't had to replace them or the ballusts yet, odds are it's time. You have more than got your money out of them.

    I would suggest you go to a home...
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    Re: Water Pressure Variation

    Anyone?:confused:
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    Re: rusted bolts on tank

    Good calls, guys! It must have been early -- I wasn't even thinking toilet tank! Not sure LW would be the preferred method here!

    Good luck. Tim
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    Re: rusted bolts on tank

    Go to the hardware store and buy some Liquid Wrench. Put it on liberally and wait for a few minutes. Should loosen the bolts enough to unscrew. If not, give them another dose and wait several...
  5. Thread: radon

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    Re: radon

    Tina:

    If you have seen "a radon device" in the house, odds are there are no issues with radon. "Radon devices" are actually quite common and pretty effective.

    If you have concerns -- either...
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    Re: Black Pipe Fittings / Strength

    I do have a hole saw and will have to give that a try -- I hadn't even thought of trying to use it!

    Wise man say: Setting one post, installing the pipe, then setting the second post will not...
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    Re: Black Pipe Fittings / Strength

    That's great advice. . . but the piple won't fit through the flanges -- would have to use the plate steel idea and have the welder fabricate it that way.

    If I do go this route, how would one go...
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    Re: Black Pipe Fittings / Strength

    The nice thing about using flanges, welded or otherwise is that you can adjust the height of the bar as necessary.

    That's what I was thinking. I could pre-drill holes to allow for movement up /...
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    Re: Black Pipe Fittings / Strength

    A Spruce -- thanks for the quick response.

    I had thought about going through the posts with the pipe, then putting the flange on the outside to hold all secure, but unfortunately the only flange...
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    Black Pipe Fittings / Strength

    Howdy, All:

    I am building a back yard horizontal bar (think one gymnastics bar) for my daughter to break her neck on. :o I'm wondering about the strength of my design and thought I'd ask for your...
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    Water Pressure Variation

    Hi, All:

    Over the last year or so, I've noticed something that has given me some concern.

    After a shower, running the dishwasher or the laundry/washing machine, when I turn on the water at the...
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    Re: Deck Joist Hanging HELP ME

    Cut a scrap 6" piece of the 2x6 to use as a guide in the joist hanger. Line up the joist hanger using this scrap on each side of the span you're going across (i.e. hold the scrap in the joist...
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    Re: please help me identify this object

    It looks like it's positioned down near the floor just above the 1/4 round trim. Is it possibly a door stop, used to keep a door from banging the baseboard and damaging it?

    Perhaps the three...
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    Re: Bathroom moisture...

    Instead of a typical bathroom fan, where the fan/motor itself is connected to a box right at the ceiling opening, you should try an in-line fan.

    With an inline fan you connect a boxed opening to...
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    Re: Moles

    C4, dynamite, deisel and nitrogen mix! :)

    There must be a food source for them that you just aren't getting rid of through the efforts you've tried. Do you have problems with Japanese beetles? ...
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    Re: Where Do We Start?

    I cook up a few beauties in the bathroom myself, but never needed a "wall stove and countertop range" to do so! :)

    Sorry: Are you talking about a kitchen remodel, perhaps?
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    Re: How to remove glued on formica countertops?

    I've had luck re-gluing the top by using an iron to warm it up first.

    Why couldn't he just heat the surface with an iron until the glue liquifies again and then peel it back as it's heated?
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    Re: Tree limb supports

    One easy way to do it quickly and cheaply is to cut a "V" or rounded shape out of the end of a 2"x4" (or larger if you have large branches). Then simply plug the board in the ground at the right...
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    Re: shower stall base

    I've heard of this stuff called "Barkeeper's Friend" that is supposed to work great. I've never tried it, but have heard it recommended by "professionals" all the time.

    I understand you can pick...
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    TOH Water Rocket Plans

    Have you seen the water rocket plans on the TOH web page? Go to the home page and search 'water rocket' and you'll find it.

    Last weekend my 12 year old daughter and I built it from the plans...
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    Re: Dehumidifier making basement too dry?

    I live in New England as well and know what you mean about humidity variation. Between the very dry winters and the humid summers, our house goes through the swelling / dry-out cycles several times...
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    Re: Bulb planting problems?

    Howdy, Sal:

    I've generally had good success with planting bulbs, but do run into occassional problems.

    The most prevalent problem seems to be "failure to thrive". In other words, the plants...
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    Re: What can/should I grow by the dryer vent?

    I can tell you from first hand (expensive) experience that lots of plants don't like to be in front of the dryer vent. Especially woody perennials. I've lost a couple of nice boxwoods and several...
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    Re: Creating a new doorway

    One other thing I've thought of -- try to do the cutting on the vinyl on a warmer day. It will be more flexible and less likely to crack if it's warmed up. I think I used a simple Dremmel tool with...
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    Re: Creating a new doorway

    Hi, Jemo318:

    I have done exactly what you are considering. My attached garage was a three door with no access to the outside.

    It's really simple to add the exterior door. Just Google "door...
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