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    Re: Raising a chandelier

    Yes. Its called an "S" hook, available at your local hardware store in a variety of sizes, strengths, and metal finishes to match your chain.
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    Re: Help with shelf pegs

    Looks like you pulled the bushing, cap, or sleeve out with the pin.

    Bushings look like caps you put into the holes that are pre-drilled into your side panels. Some just set, some expand.
    The pins...
  3. Re: HELP! Water in walls, no detectable source

    If your wall plaster is upon expanded metal lath moisture readers are going to register (falsely) high readings behind your plaster even if there isn't a moisture issue.

    I agree with previous...
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    Re: gooey mess

    Mineral Spirits will soften that old clear NafCo Vinyl sheet & tile adhesive. Let it sit a bit then sc**** with a flex stainless steel sc****r one way in the direction of the grain. Work on small...
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    Re: adhesive problem

    Mineral Spirits and a flex Stainless Steel sc****r blade will make short work of that old NafCo tile clear vinyl sheet & tile adhesive. The adhesive will get gummy then sc**** one way in the...
  6. Re: What's on your must-do list in the spring?

    Change the backup batteries in smoke and CO detectors and programable thermostats as we re-set the clocks; Check the batteries in emergency flashlights, replace/recharge as necessary; and reclean the...
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    Re: Loose refigerator handle

    If your Maytag Side by Side Model MSXXXXX... refrigerator's serial number ends with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR, AT, AV, AX, CA, CC, CE, CG, CJ, CL, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW, ZY,...
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    Re: GFCI Outlet

    1. The combo circuit breaker may be tripping for a reason other than a ground fault and have nothing to do with the combo GFCI receptacle itself downstream.

    2. Unless the gfci receptacle was...
  9. Re: Can you do a pocket door behing a shower wall?

    But you can frame out a wall into the room to contain the pocket door and finish trim the doorway deeper into the room. If doing so recommend first removable plumbing panel in shower wall room side...
  10. Re: What nightmares could all these mirrors present if taken off?

    Hiring this out to experienced glass & window installers is the easiest, cheapest usually, and safest, and I strongly recommend you consider this (as it also assures safe disposal). If determined to...
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    Re: REALLY need some input...

    The first thing I'd budget for is a Tree Surgeon or Tree Trimming service. You need to get rid of the dead wood and get the overhanging branches removed from the house. Some of those trees are past...
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    Re: Push-fitting questions...

    I hate PB more, it will fail and cause leaks its only a matter of time plus the water chemistry.

    Don't see a bit of pex in the photo. PTFE.
  13. Re: Mystery - In ground light being pushed over

    Where are you located? An area that recently experienced a hard frost(frost heave). What soil type do you have (expansive soil)?

    The removed ground cover is a surface rooter, vinca isn't known for...
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    Re: Gas Fire Place

    Could be Safety interlock Oxygen sensor/CO detector should lockout.

    Call a tech and get the unit CLEANED, tested and repaired by a Pro. Unvented needs attention every year.
  15. Re: I need something to lock my dryer from my neighbors

    How about throwing your circuit breaker to the off position (for the circuit that feeds this appliance)?

    No power no operation; problem solved.
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    Re: Drip System Emitters Won't Stop Dripping

    Gravity pulling water out, air going in at the upper drip straws.

    You can install stop valves at the lower areas and turn them off starting from the bottom of the hill working up long before you...
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    Re: # of wires in wall space between studs

    I never suggested a remote panel in the attic! I was suggesting it be placed where the original poster had already excavated on the second floor.

    Basement to attic and return to second floor for...
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    Re: # of wires in wall space between studs

    Seems this type of project would be a heck of a lot easier to create a remote panel and run one feeder to it from the basement. This way your circuits would only need to home run to this remote or...
  19. Thread: wiring

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    Re: wiring

    Tinned copper & TW was being used even in the 60s & 70s.
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    Re: Maple tree with Black Blotches

    Good news.
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    Re: Maple tree with Black Blotches

    Your description is similar to tar spot. Its a fungus infection.

    This is a picture of a tar spot infection on a Norway Maple:

    http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/tarspot/tarmaple.htm
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    Re: painted kitchen cabinets

    Put a lid on your pots when you're boiling water.

    Use a different burner.

    Clean/fix/upgrade your exhaust fan, make sure it is actually exhausting to the outdoors and it isn't blocked.

    Open a...
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    Re: Locking windows in open position

    Cut a length of a wooden broom handle or closet rod dowel to the desired length and set it in the track behind the slider after you've partially opened the sliding window.

    There are also hinged...
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    Re: Plug unused breakers

    Have the electrician properly abandon the circuits (not just cap them off).

    Disconnect and remove the wiring for the circuits from the Load Center/Service entrance, and simply reinstall the...
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    Re: 1st time homeowner

    How would that make a difference? Conditioned Air and return would still need to be sealed from the attic ambient air.
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