Jerry_Contrary
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  • Ringgold, GA, USA
Toilet repeatedly clogs - is putting toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank causing the problem?
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Check your maximum water level in the tank. The water level should sit just below the overflow tube. If you are able to adjust your fill valve or float (ballcock-style) to allow more water in the tank,...

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Is the gray insulance material asbestos?
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Asbestos insulation was only manufactured as: loose fill, spray on or block types. I do not know of any roll-type purely asbestos insulation. The EPA began banning some asbestos products in 1973 and ...

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no water coming out of the hot water faucet in my tub
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Start under the house with the space heater. The house temp inside is fine. Turn on all the cold water sources all the way. The more water you can get flowing the better. The cold water feeds the hot ...

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How to fix this sink
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I've used HOMAX Tough as Tile for years. It's an epoxy coating that will stick to just about any clean surface. You can pick this kit up for about $25. It has everything you need for the job (Tri-...

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Adding a light to an existing switch
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The black and white from the fuse panel is the constant power feeding two circuits: The bath light and the hall light. I take it the single pole light switch was used to control the old ceiling ...

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Should I be concerned about ventilation in a small room?
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Yeah, we drummers always have to worry about others complaining. We practiced in a storage building 20x20 for hours (4 guys) and we lived to play another gig. You should be okay. If you are terribly ...

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How do you remove the handles on this faucet
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The logo on the sink below the overflow says KOHLER. They are very helpful if you just give them a call 1 (800) 456-4537. I would say a simple email to one of their specialists will have you going in ...

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How can I minimize brush marks in polyurethane where wood grain meets from different directions?
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I would sand the surface with a fine grit paper to remove any brush marks. Wipe it down with denatured alcohol to remove the dust. Get you a foam roller and roll a coat onto the surface. Roll slowly ...

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Painting over bright color with Kilz and single-coat of one-coat paint: overkill? Underkill?
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I know this is an old post. I painted homes for over 20 years and learned a trick that is often overlooked. White primer is actually pretty close to a pure white. This makes it very difficult to cover ...

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Intermittent Flickering LED Strips
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The input voltage to the driver must be the same as the voltage required by the driver. If not, the voltage variation can cause flicker or flashing. The driver should have a sticker or imprint showing ...

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How to clean Pool main drain
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It appears that the water in your pool had a high level of metals in it (copper, iron, manganese, etc.). These metals are suspended in the water, even though the water appears to be clear. Citric Acid ...

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How to safely cap a wire coming from a wall
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A really good option for sheetrock or plaster walls would be to buy an "Old Work" single gang box. These are available at most hardware and building material supply stores. Make sure the circuit is ...

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Tile on the side of shower base
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You should always lay tile over backer board. If you are trying to attach tile to other surfaces, you can use a construction adhesive such as Power Grab. Place a generous amount on the back side of ...

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