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  • Posted in thread: Stone front porch on 05-05-2007 at 09:38 AM
    Argh. The stinkin county won't allow the FPSF! They have code amendments that address it, but
    for a heated space. So, I asked the engineer if I ran PEX (radiant heat) in the porch floor if
    that would ...

  • Posted in thread: Dandelions on 04-19-2007 at 11:06 AM
    You'll waste money and pollute your local water by using herbicides against them. Are they
    really that ugly? I suggest giving it up, and learn to love the pretty flowers. Their deep tap
    roots will kee...

  • Posted in thread: Question on basement floor prep on 04-19-2007 at 10:12 AM
    Adhesive remover and a scrub brush. Oh, and a 20 yr olds back ;)Some folks prep concrete floors
    with muriatic acid as a wash, but read your label and use caution.

  • Posted in thread: UGL - Drylock on 04-19-2007 at 10:09 AM
    You don't want to just stop the water 'long enough', you want to stop the water,
    PERIOD!Re-route storm water runoff away from your foundation, and put a dehumidifier in the
    basement. Then wait!

  • Posted in thread: Near flat roof leaking should I shingle over? on 04-19-2007 at 10:03 AM
    There are many benefits to metal roofing:energy savings$500 tax creditestimated 75% recoup at
    resalehomeowners insurance discountsoh, and that nice pitter patter :)more info here:

  • Posted in thread: flourescent static electricity on 04-19-2007 at 09:54 AM
    You can actually fire up a fluorescent light with static electricity (careful!), so I don't
    think that's slowing it down. If you flip the switch and leave it on, does it eventually come
    on? If so, the...

  • Posted in thread: Two ideas - how would they affect my resale? on 04-19-2007 at 09:39 AM
    If that tree is on the south side of your home, you may want to consider keeping it. The summer
    sun packs quite the punch, and that tree is a free and a most attractive defense against it...I
    say, tri...

  • Posted in thread: pros/cons for tankless water heater on 04-03-2007 at 07:27 AM
    Another con,A friend of mine is building for himself in a very small town in Eastern MD. When
    he got permitting for his tankless they were very apprehensive toward the 'new'
    technology--they went as f...

  • Posted in thread: Online Paint Prices on 04-03-2007 at 07:21 AM
    When all I need is cheap paint in basic colors I go to the 'oops' dept of the local hardware
    store. We also have building 're-use' centers nearby, where they sell recouped paint. Maybe you
    have source...

  • Posted in thread: pros/cons for tankless water heater on 03-31-2007 at 11:07 AM
    Some highlights copied from: is higher than most tank type water heaters because standby
    losses are virtually eliminated. In addition, sealed combustion gas units have a higher
    fuel-burning efficien...

July 17, 2014  •  12:38 AM
Hi Gayle. Out of all the posts here, YOURS was the one that saved my day with a loud fan motor issue on my LG fridge/freezer. I didn't want to take all my stuff out, though, so I just unplugged it, opened the freezer door and the slider, and blew the ice off with my wife's hair dryer. Job done in 10 minutes. Maybe if you have to defrost your frost free freezer again, you can use my own 'lil trick to save you the time and not have to remove all your stuff. Thanks for your post :)