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Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
19
awarded  Yearling
Mar
22
comment Do shower water supply line covers need to be sealed or caulked?
The plate is callen and "escutcheon".
Jan
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
comment How do I stop grout in the corner of a shower from cracking?
I like to use a colored sanded caulk in this situaiton. It looks very similar to grout. Sanded caulk comes in various colors. You should be able to get a close match to the grout.
Sep
17
answered Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?
Aug
8
comment How can I insulate my attic on a tight budget?
Is your A/C unit installed in the attic?
Aug
8
comment Should I move the furnace upstairs to help cool the 2nd story?
If you live in a warm climate, I would not recommend installing the primary air conditioning unit in an attic space. Attics can get very hot in the summer and this can decrease the efficiency of the unit. I have a second AC unit in my house for the 2nd floor. During the past two summers in Oklahoma (highs over 105 degrees F) it usually runs constantly from around 11 AM until 9PM.
Jul
31
answered Why is sewage backing up from this outdoor pipe?
Jul
10
answered What can I use as a thread “tightener” compound for a free-running bolt?
Jul
10
comment What can I use as a thread “tightener” compound for a free-running bolt?
There are some reusable threadlocking liquids. Here is one I found that may work. I have not used it. Vibra-Tite VC3 Threadmate vibra-tite.com (I am in no way affiliated with the Vibra-Tite Company)
Jul
10
answered What can I use as a thread “tightener” compound for a free-running bolt?
Jul
2
comment How do I “un-winterize” my sprinkler system?
It is a pressure reducing backflow preventor. From the picture all the bleeder valves are open. They need to be turned 90 degrees to close them. This type of backflow preventer will occassionaly spit water out of the bottom. This is a normal operation and does not mean it is leaking.
Jun
17
answered How can I straighten pipes behind a wall?
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
17
revised How do I install uninsulated halogen can lights?
corrected the word shift from its four letter counterpart.
Apr
17
suggested suggested edit on How do I install uninsulated halogen can lights?
Apr
17
comment Troubleshooting a circular saw that quit working
Here are a couple of links to websites for power tool repalcement parts. They also have exploded views showing all the part numbers. link and [link] (toolpartsdirect.com/toolparts.html)
Apr
17
comment What are my options for replacing or upgrading my window screens?
How big is the gap? Would you be able to install some sort of weather stripping between the window frame and the screen?
Feb
20
comment Why won't my ice maker eject ice?
What Model, type, and year of refrigerator?