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Dec
27
comment Repair a crack in a brick windowsill
The house is wood frame construction over a basement. I'm located in New England. The window works fine. I only moved in in August so I haven't tested the window in super cold weather yet. I noticed the new crack shortly after I moved in and it is worse now 4 months later than it had been.
Dec
27
comment Repair a crack in a brick windowsill
The house is 20 years old and these windows are original to the house. They are crank style with aluminum frame.
Dec
22
comment Diagnose interference causing garage door opener remotes not to function
@hopkins-matt I'm thinking it could be related to the heating system. That might explain why it is intermittent: it would be a problem only when the thermostat is calling for heat.
Dec
21
comment Diagnose interference causing garage door opener remotes not to function
No, I haven't been keeping track well enough. I should probably start keeping records which might come in handy for diagnosis.
Nov
17
comment How can I anchor something in the gaps between the bricks or rocks of a fireplace without damaging the masonry?
I'll try that, thanks @gbronner
Nov
16
comment How can I anchor something in the gaps between the bricks or rocks of a fireplace without damaging the masonry?
Any idea what kind of turnbuckle would work? Most of the ones that I've found are meant for tightening a line (hooks or eyes on the ends) rather than fastening something with tension. Most turnbuckles seem to come in sizes measured in inches. It seems hard to find one short enough.
Nov
16
comment How can I anchor something in the gaps between the bricks or rocks of a fireplace without damaging the masonry?
I don't think that will work for me, but +1 for the good info that somebody with a similar problem might be able to use.
Nov
16
comment How can I anchor something in the gaps between the bricks or rocks of a fireplace without damaging the masonry?
How hard would it be to remove the epoxy if I ever wanted to do that?
Nov
16
comment How can I anchor something in the gaps between the bricks or rocks of a fireplace without damaging the masonry?
I edited the question to include the depth measurement (with photo)
Nov
15
comment Prevent dead animals in basement window wells
I think it would have to be something tighter than chicken wire. Rodents and snakes can easily fit through chicken wire. Any tips on how to attach the screen or wire? Especially to the house side which is brick.
Nov
11
comment Prevent dead animals in basement window wells
Do you have any references on how to do that well? What kind of screen? What do you attach the screen to?
Mar
16
comment How can I convert my under cabinet lighting from halogen to LED?
These same bulbs are now available through Amazon: Landlite LED-G8-2018AMZ 2.2W G8 Base Warmwhite LED Bulbs -- Even though they say "warm white" the test bulb that I got was the same cool white that I got through Menard's.
Jan
14
comment The soil over the pipe from the well is subsiding
The subsidence is in a line right over the pipe between the well and the house. If it were just the well itself, I would expect it around the well and not associated with the pipe.
Jan
14
comment The soil over the pipe from the well is subsiding
I've edited more info about that into the question.
Dec
10
comment What does that mean if my LED light bulb starts blinking when I turned it on?
Can you include instructions for doing so? I wouldn't be able to do that without a detailed walkthrough.
Jan
17
comment Prevent air leaking from couplings on an air compressor hose
The Teflon tape did wonders for the threaded connections. I don't have any leaks now.
Jan
15
comment Prevent air leaking from couplings on an air compressor hose
When the hose is connected both the tank and the regulated guages only get to 60 PSI. With no hose, both get to 140. I'll double check the quick connect on the compressor to see if it can unscrew.
Nov
14
comment How far apart is it okay to set thermostat during night and day
This particular room is over the unheated garage, on its own zone, and leakier than the rest of the house. Pretty much the worst possible combination for this type of problem. The additional insulation I added directly behind the radiator helped a lot.
Oct
30
comment How can I convert my under cabinet lighting from halogen to LED?
I got a test bulb. These bulbs do work. They are very flat, so the bulb fits great. The color temperature and flickering on low won't pass the WAF (wife acceptance factor), so I'm not going to be replacing all of my bulbs with these.
Oct
16
comment How do I fix a garage door opener light that loosens in its socket?
Would something conductive like a piece of aluminum foil do the trick?