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This is a combination of Moss (the thick rounded lumps) and lichen (the very thin plants) It is no worse for your health than having the same plants growing on your footpath or driveway or rocks. However, while not a risk to you, you don't want this stuff growing on your roof, holding water, and rooting into your roof via the cracks. If the shingles were ...


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Most engines have several weights of oil that are allowed, typically with one of them being the recommended weight. In addition, outside temperature affects which oil weights can be used. Most manuals will have a chart with temperature ranges for each oil weight. My Toro snowblower lists 10W30 and 5W30 with the following temperature chart: I'm sure your ...


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I'd consider how much rain it gets before thinking of filling the gaps. You could be swapping one problem for another if the deck doesn't slope sufficiently away from the house to properly drain. My first plan would be A leaf blower (or even just a yard brush) for the dry stuff, followed by A pressure washer for what's left. A bit of decking cleaner in the ...


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I agree; it definitely is moss and yes , it can lead to mold growth (as previously stated). Watch out though, as it accumulates quickly and in no time, it can cause your roof to collapse. And no, I wouldn't be worried about any immediate health risks.


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Lift the lever on top of the pressure regulator briefly, that should allow water to flow in, and raise the pressure. On most systems, the inlet valve is left closed except for maintenance - they should not normally leak, so they should not need constant refilling. Your inlet valve appears to be open as pictured.


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The spray head can be opened up by using the four holes on the underside. If you have some thin needle-nose pliers (or I used a set of snap-ring pliers), stick them in two of the holes and twist. The whole bottom section unscrews. Kohler does not sell a replacement aerator for this assembly (I checked), but the aerator is just a standard 18mm unthreaded ...


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Of course you can do nothing but change the filters but that will affect the reliability and service life of the unit. There is more to these things than just a filter. A furnace service usually includes a cleaning of the blower motor, an inspection of the burner and housing for any cracks or leaks (a HUGE safety concern!), inspection of the ignition system,...


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Well, first you will need to drill in the exact places for both screws. Note that the screws shown in the video were where they ended up - it is most likely that they are positioned elsewhere in your machine ie to the left or right on that diameter. Then you have to move the clip away… Once the new seal is fitted then you have to get the clip back on. And ...


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Drywall mud has no place under tile, IMHO. Given the cost and labor of tile, I don't think drywall has any place under tile, but that's not a well-accepted view for some reason. Wood looks to be a poor choice there as well, given the rust on the steel stud that's exposed. Of course, if the water source isn't fixed that stud and its friends may fail later on. ...


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It looks like you have a moisture problem in there so I'd be staying away from installing any wood or drywall. There are also some bull nose tiles that will have to be replaced but you have acknowledged that this will be a repair in progress. You should think about using cement board and installing it so when you add the tiles to it, they will be flush with ...


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I believe you will find that these are carpenter ants and they are quite destructive. Not as bad as termites but close. Your best bet is to hire a pest control company who can exterminate them and give you advice on how to prevent them from re-entering your property. Then you can repair the damage. While this is a DIY forum, extermination of insects is ...


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I'm not sure what to do in terms of sanding down the surface, but, since nobody can see it anyway, sanding it nicely probably isn't an issue. For the finish, I'd suggest spraying your finish (stain and/or sealer) behind the panel. You may need to mask up the area around it to prevent over spray onto areas that have already been finished. If you haven't yet ...


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Changing the filter is a must and good for you for doing it. There are things that must be done to extend the life and efficiency of your furnace. Most important is cleaning the burners and checking the blower motor. Most are direct drive so they don't have belts but they can and do get real dirty. The blower blades have to be cleaned too. They will also ...


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I like the gaps, my deck is treated pine but I think air circulation in the 4 to 8 mm gaps helps to slow rot ( now 25 years old with a few replacements). I have holly ,oak, and pine to supply crap. I blow every couple weeks and about once a year I clear cracks with a large blade.


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I bought a set of Tank to bowl bolts with steel & rubber washers. Came with 3 hex nuts and 3 wing nuts. I put the hex nuts on first then double nutted them with the wing nuts. Working well. Previous nylon bolt had snapped off.


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