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comment What could cause faucets to spit and sputter only in the fall/winter?
The air tank has NEVER been refilled with air. I did not have a good pressure gauge, but it did have pressure seemingly in the 20-60 psi range.
Oct
19
comment What could cause faucets to spit and sputter only in the fall/winter?
Updated question to specify it's the problem goes away in summer, but comes back before any freeze. Also the tank moves easily, has pressure, and it's not a broken air bladder.
Oct
3
comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
Paperstreet: note your second photo the one with "not increased" does not represent the original posting. Both sides of the door were painted, thus both the strike side and the hinge side were increased compared to the original hang. Moving the hinges restores the door position relative to the hinge side stop molding, and may (not in my case) require a matching adjustment on the strike. If the door had been perfect I'd have needed to move both hinges and strike out by the same amount (two credit card thicknesses is what I used).
Oct
1
comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
With appreciation for the diagrams, I think the conclusion is wrong. Since paint was added the door edge plus all three stops, everything is pushed out from the historic condition. Pushing the hinge out corrects all three edges. In the end that's what I did: worked perfectly.
Sep
26
comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
@DMoore If I do the jam, I hardly have to repaint. If I do the door, I have to feather the new paint into the old.
Sep
26
comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
@DMoore - it's really hard to take the door jamb outside for sanding, and that side is heavier with paint dross. Note I would never sand without a HEPA vac, even outdoors. Lead gets in soil and up to plants.
Sep
25
comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
The strike plate is in the perfect place. The stop is encrusted in many layers of paint, I'd have to move at least two of the three stop moldings, and deal with lead paint chips. @paperstreet
Sep
25
comment Doors are sticky and noisy when opened?
WD-40 on paint sounds like a bad idea, aside from the smell you'd never get rid of.
Sep
25
comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
How do I ensure the new hinges are the in right place relative to the stop molding? Since I only need 1/8" is there any way to cheat?
Sep
25
comment How do I silence or muffle creaky floorboards?
@TheSmallestOne I made a list of name/brand products at guides.obviously.com/Fixing-Squeaky-Hardwood-Floors/1277
Sep
23
comment Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
For background: there was a narrow period of time where grounded wire was used, but outlets were still 3 prong. In some cases it was two wire cable with bare copper ground wire strung through the same holes.
Sep
15
comment New condenser fan motor burned out
The warranty lasts more than 5 minutes, even on a repair.
Sep
11
comment New condenser fan motor burned out
Why are you not calling the warranty company first?
Sep
11
comment How to prevent washing machine drain overflow
An all important question: where does the water go next? Sewer? Leach? How many inches slope might there be?
Sep
9
comment Closet doors makeover
Those LOOK like lightweight cheap hollow doors. IF they are solid instead, you have a nice canvas to work on.
Sep
9
comment How should I insulate a 12x24 metal shed?
Um, what does the vendor say? Can you buy an insulated shed instead?
Sep
8
comment How water proof is concrete?
Get little USB key humidity meter and leave it down there for a week. And without question a 24 hour or 48 hour radon gas test.
Aug
28
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
Your humidity start too high given that setup. Insulating perfectly would remove the primary advantage of the underground location, in terms of temperature stability.
Aug
28
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
What climate are you in? Beware of creating two water barriers.
Aug
21
comment Should I use a GFCI or AFCI circuit breaker with knob and tube wiring?
@Tester101 it's still a nuisance trip. Agreed on the eventual harmony between devices and AFCI's.