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Posted in thread: A Trane XR13 outdoor fan on 03-31-2012 at 07:20 AM
The disconnect switch, the small, light yellow 4" x 6" box on the wall, is loose a bit and was
sprayed on its rear wall-based extension. This was sprayed where the box is based at the wall
with a pest...
Posted in thread: A Trane XR13 outdoor fan on 03-30-2012 at 05:35 PM
We have a Trane heat pump and A/C unit with an emergency heater option. Being only 5 years old,
the emergency heat has never been needed. This unit, during normal years, always heats or cools
Posted in thread: How to clean a Brick Hearth on 11-29-2010 at 05:01 PM
Thanks for the speeding reply. I appreciate the "good" ideas.I'll start with the vinegar
solution. If that doesn't do it, then I'll try to figure out exactly what is an alkaline based
detergent. When ...
Posted in thread: How to clean a Brick Hearth on 11-28-2010 at 08:35 AM
I have a wood burning insert in our fireplace. It gets continual use 4-5 months out of the
winter.The brick hearth gets rather dirty and discolored. I am looking for suggestions or a
"how to" on clean...
Posted in thread: Grass Seed on 08-11-2008 at 08:22 AM
Wow, this is an old post. I would aerate in the fall then immediately overseed with a good
Kentucky Blue 'blend.' (I'm thinking you're in zone 5 or 6.) Aerating first will allow seeds to
settle and pl...
Posted in thread: lawnmower help on 08-11-2008 at 08:00 AM
I love my Honda twin blade self-propelled. Engine starts with one pull every time. It has twin
blades for mulching (never bag). It's virtually maintenance free. An oil change and new spark
plug every ...
Posted in thread: Coddling Moths on 07-29-2008 at 10:46 AM
Getting high quality fruit from a backyard tree can be quite a lot of work. You would need to
begin spraying the tree with a fungicide such as Captan or Funginex in early spring when the
buds begin to...
Posted in thread: Wasp problem..any tips? on 07-29-2008 at 10:24 AM
Great stories but,wow, did we get off track from the original question?I would suggest that you
to find the nest(s) and then wait until after sunset to apply an insecticide. Whether they are
Posted in thread: Grass clippings for garden on 05-29-2008 at 10:20 PM
I have used clippings for my tomatoes as mulch, too, for years. I've never had a problem with
rot or weeds. I do occasionally turn the clippings. But I've had great success with tomatoes,
and a lot le...
Posted in thread: Tips for converting brush to lawn on 05-29-2008 at 10:15 PM
Wait until fall. Keep mowing but leave the clippings...don't bag 'em.This link might be
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