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  • Posted in thread: Bluish-gray Ring in Toilet Bowl on 03-10-2014 at 10:43 AM
    This is an update to one of my posts from a couple of years ago.....I've been using bleach to
    whiten the porcelain sink bowls in my kitchen after scrubbing them well with a brush and dish
    soap. The bl...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 07:20 PM
    Thanks, kok, I already bought the ballasts a while ago, so I'm stuck with them. The old light
    fixtures are fine, and anything new would require redoing the mounting. I am planning to buy
    another new p...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 06:55 PM
    Thanks, Neal....yah, there might be some PCBs involved, will need to check the other two sets
    too, though they work.And thank you Joe, as well. With stuff like this I don't like to play
    trial and erro...

  • Posted in thread: Replacong Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 05:41 PM
    uh oh, now how do I delete the double post......

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 05:37 PM
    I have an old fluorescent light in my basement that doesn't work. I've tried replacing both 4'
    bulbs, and both starters with no luck. The Starring and Co. ballast is dated Jan 9, 1957, and
    has some st...

  • Posted in thread: Replacong Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 05:36 PM
    I have an old fluorescent light in my basement that doesn't work. I've tried replacing both 4'
    bulbs, and both starters with no luck. The Starring and Co. ballast is dated Jan 9, 1957, and
    has some st...

  • Posted in thread: Oil and Transmission Fluid Stains on Inclined Driveway on 02-02-2014 at 06:07 PM
    I like to use a water-soluable degreaser like Purple Power from Wal-Mart on oil or transmission
    fluid in driveways or wood. I buy the gallon container, and don't bother with the various
    sprays. Of cou...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Porch Stairs, Sizing Questions on 01-05-2014 at 04:57 PM
    Bud,Thanks for the additional advice. It is very interesting, and one of my concerns. I often
    use the 15-step back staircase (no handrails) of the house, and it has a rise of 8", and a
    depth of 8", pl...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Porch Stairs, Sizing Questions on 01-04-2014 at 10:21 PM
    Neal,Thanks as usual for giving me a good idea what they will want me to do due the existing
    dimensions. I do plan to build a framework of treated 2x6s and 4x4s under the stairs for
    support, not just ...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Porch Stairs, Sizing Questions on 01-02-2014 at 09:55 PM
    For those who might wonder, here is a photo of the front porch in 1938. The side porch was the
    same, but wider. The girl in the picture still lives in town. I wish my memory of 40 years ago
    was as goo...

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