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Apr
20
comment Is there a way to remove condensation and clean inside a double pane window?
Yes, I hope others can find this answer useful, so I have upvoted it.
Apr
20
comment Is there a way to remove condensation and clean inside a double pane window?
These are tempered, and they are fixed windows that don't open, so this may be limited in my case.
Apr
20
comment Can one pane of a double pane window be safely removed?
I've added a picture. Would you consider breaking a pane and just pulling out all the shards with pliers?
Apr
15
comment Is there a way to remove condensation and clean inside a double pane window?
You are not kidding about dangerous: ehs.columbia.edu/hfPolicy.html: "The safest place to work with HF is in a properly working chemical fume hood.... Hydrofluoric acid is an extremely hazardous material. Lab personnel should work in the buddy system and NO one be allowed to work alone."
Apr
15
comment Is there a way to remove condensation and clean inside a double pane window?
These are fixed windows that do not open, so I believe I would need more than a sash for these.
Mar
5
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
ylighting.com also says that any WAC L-series heads will fit these Lytolier Lytespan tracks, so I can try to get new heads at a more reasonable price too.
Mar
5
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
I see, those are 12V bulbs. I have a new plan then. I'm going to retrofit the heads with 110v GU10 LED bulbs. I'll remove that circuit board, and wire them directly. It looks like I can buy GU10 sockets pretty cheaply.
Mar
4
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
I haven't been out shopping with a ruler yet, so I'm not sure if I can get 1.25" wide tracks. I added a picture of the track head and circuitry to the question. My voltage meter shows that there is indeed 120v AC where the wires enter the track. I'm not sure what all the circuitry is for.
Mar
4
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
I haven't found that line of inexpensive track heads by searching online.
Mar
3
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
I guess at the very least I should verify that I can get 4 foot tracks that are 1.25 inches wide before continuing. If I break something and I can't even get a replacement track that would fit....
Mar
3
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
The ones I have work, but they have an annoying buzz. I'm still at the point where I could put everything back and live with the buzzing. But maybe you are right, I should just bite the bullet and break something.
Mar
3
comment Can I replace a recessed lighting track without replacing the fixture housing?
I've taken out all the screws I can see other than the ones holding on the electrical wire. If I investigate further, I will almost certainly break something in such a way that I won't be able to put it back. I'm hoping to get some advice before that point of no return.
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?