Jerry_Contrary
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Latex paint smudged onto fake river stone fireplace and mortar
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Use some painters tape and plastic to mask off the wall below. Carefully remove the pieces of dried latex with a razor blade (If Possible). Dip a toothbrush into rubbing alcohol and gently brush over ...

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How do I fill a hole surrounding a boiler flue?
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There are several spray foams in the marketplace designed specifically for this situation. I have used Great Stuff Fireblock and Pur Fill Fireblock in many commercial applications and have passed all ...

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Why is my electric wall oven suddenly causing strong hot chemical odor?
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If you have had electrical work performed recently, it might be related but not likely. However, it is going to take more than a mere answer on a website to find out. Out of an abundance of caution, ...

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Remove broken setscrew in an already damaged hole?
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First of all, use a good penetrating oil. I love PB Blaster. It looks like you started with too large of a drill bit and it walked on you. You need to use a very small Pilot Point Drill Bit at first. ...

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Ceiling light goes off itself
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Have you recently added an appliance or other large load in the same circuit? I had an interesting dilemma similar to this once. I kept changing a customer's bulbs as they were continuously blowing. ...

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How to achieve a 1% gradient
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You want the grade to be in the width, not the overall length of the patio. The fall should point in the direction away from the home. .01 × (width of the patio in inches) = the height difference. I/E:...

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Wood filler for rotted areas
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Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty is a great product. You can mix it as thick as you like using water. It sticks well, but can still be formed. Dries super hard relatively quick. Easy clean up and can be ...

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Should I sand between coats of polyurethane when finishing a table?
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I would sand this coat with a much finer grit of sandpaper than you used on the last coat. Then wipe it down with some alcohol before applying the next coat. This will help remove the deeper marks and ...

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Cleaning an interior Brick Wall
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That brick wall has a lot of character! Cleaning brick can be messy, so have plenty of old towels on hand or use some drop cloths. I would suggest cleaning all of the brick with a hard bristled brush....

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Should felt paper overhang an eave drip edge?
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There is no need to overhang the felt underlayment. If you do, it will sag and look sloppy. The important part is to make sure you have the correct overhang of shingles. I usually leave about 1/2-3/4" ...

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How do I ground my house wiring?
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You will need to install a residential grounding electrode (grounding rod). It is an 8-foot length of rod, driven into the ground outside the home and connected to the neutral side of the main panel ...

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Identifying old single handle shower valve/cartride?
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I have several plumbing catalogs and have searched them thoroughly. I cannot locate any replacement compression rings/washers that look similar to those. I did locate a pressure balance cartridge that ...

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How can I remove the glass domes from my light fixtures?
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It looks like its threaded on. Get some rubber coated gloves and a soft rubber mallet. Tap around the edges lightly and apply upward pressure, while turning at the same time. The rubber coating will ...

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Non toxic Pest control
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If you want to get rid of cockroaches, you are going to have to kill the entire nest. I have worked in numerous rental properties in my lifetime and I have seen some very serious cockroach ...

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How to remove moisture from kitchen air?
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How about using a small kitchen dehumidifier?

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Why isn't my water heater heating after element and thermostat replacement?
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Did you fill the tank with water before you turned the power back on to the water heater? If not, the element(s) may have burnt out. Did you wait a good while before turning the hot water on? The ...

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Stainless steel nails for roof?
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2014 Florida Code: Section 1506.5 NAILS - The corrosion resistance shall meet ASTM A 641, Class 1 or an equal corrosion resistance by coating, electro galvanization, mechanical galvanization, hot ...

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What is my 3/8" concrete drill bit hitting in the basement wall and not penetrating when I try to mount a TV?
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You could be dealing with a vertical cell filled with concrete or a vertical piece of rebar. If you are not using a hammer drill, try that first and see if it starts going deeper. If not, take a loot ...

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How to smooth out a stucco exterior?
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I would pressure wash the entire surface with plain water. Make sure to keep about 18 inches away from the surface and use a wide fan tip. You want to wash it well, but you don't want to peel off any ...

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Can walls be built on top of backer board?
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You are trying to avoid a few backer board cuts related to the closet area. However, you are also increasing the height of the floor. If your existing walls are the standard 8' height, you will have ...

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Can I fit a 90" dining table plus 8 chairs in an 11' ford cargo van?
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The dimensions of that table are 3' 9" wide and 7' 8" long. Turn the table top sideways and it will slide right into the van. Stack the chairs on top of each other seat-to-seat beside the table top ...

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I’m trying to replace my doorknobs
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Either the holes to secure the strike plate became very worn and the technician decided to "rivet" it into place or it might be a security addition. Drill those out using a small bit and keep ...

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My LG washing Machine Model F1203CDP has error DE
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DE is usually related to the door. It could be a broken hinge, a faulty door magnet, a door not properly closed or an overloaded machine that is applying too much pressure to the door. It can also be ...

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How to fish thermostat cable using an existing cable
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That's a very labor intensive approach considering some of the latest technologies. Have you thought about converting to a Wireless Thermostat? Take a look at the Honeywell YTH6320R1001. You might ...

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Do I need a wall thimble for thermal separation with a category III venting appliance?
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In accordance with NFPA 37 and NFPA 1 Fire Code: "An approved thimble shall be used where exhaust piping passes through combustible walls or partitions." This code would apply to all venting ...

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My electric oven surface gets too hot when oven is on. Is this normal?
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The oven vents from a hole under one of the rear burners. If the hole is obstructed or the bowl is turned the wrong way, the heat will escape through the stove top instead of the vent. Are the drip ...

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Tolerances when installing toilet
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Install the wax ring pressing firmly all the way around the toilet. Use your level again. You can add wedges on one side by sliding them in gently. I would use more than one for stability. Don't slide ...

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Converting can light to pendant fixture
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If all of the can lights are on you can install a pendant light that has an independant pull switch. However, this will only work if power is going to all lights currently wired together. If you have ...

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Radiators no longer heating up after cold weather
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Here is a great Boiler Troubleshooting Tool that walks you through several issues, depending on your boiler model. Also, a link to a video regarding cold radiators.

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What can be done with walls that are wet and moldy?
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Mold (mildew) reproduces quickly. Once it starts growing it travels to other areas via the wind current. Once it lands on another surface it will begin growing there and the cycle continues. Mold ...

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