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  • Dan G
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  • Posted in thread: Help? I got pictures! on 10-19-2014 at 07:58 AM
    That bleeder fitting has been leaking for quite a while based on the marks on the pipes. Does
    it turn or is it frozen in place? If it was new, you could turn it to seal it. Otherwise, I
    would take you...

  • Posted in thread: Just an introduction on 10-15-2014 at 08:15 PM
    JClark you are precisely in the right place. Let fly with your questions and provide pictures
    ... Lots of nice guys here with great attitudes ... Some will lie convincingly but usually get
    caught. :DS...

  • Posted in thread: deck support on 10-14-2014 at 09:22 PM
    By doubling the 2x10s you will fill the space for the 4x4 ... However, make sure you have
    properly sistered the 2x10s together so they act as a single beam. Remember to crown the wood
    with the crown U...

  • Posted in thread: How to Bore into a Stud on 10-11-2014 at 08:17 PM
    Your best solution is to relocate the position of your new box. Go around the wood, don't force
    the situation. In situations like this, I have taken to using Forstner bits instead of spade
    bits. The t...

  • Posted in thread: Sagging Floor..... on 10-05-2014 at 09:03 AM
    Mystery house? No wall damage anywhere? No ceiling cracking? Odd.Not sure your 3/8"
    underlayment is the best approach. I'd like some input from others but a self-leveling cement
    would fill the "puddle...

  • Posted in thread: Floor drain issue w/AC pipe on 10-05-2014 at 08:55 AM
    You could install a condensate sump pump to evacuate the runoff to the outside. (see picture)
    This is commonly done. Next, you could plug the drain hole using what is called a test plug.
    Seals it and ...

  • Posted in thread: Home Electrical Oddity on 10-04-2014 at 10:50 PM
    When you reset the breakers, did you first push them to fully OFF then back to fully ON? That
    is a common mistake.Next, you can shut off all power ... then systematically press all breakers
    firmly int...

  • Posted in thread: Fixing a piece of old Furniture. on 10-02-2014 at 08:25 AM
    Old or antique furniture has a patina all its own. Any antique expert would cringe at somebody
    trying to refinish a classic colonial desk. Just leave it alone and celebrate its age, just to
    honor your...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical for TV mounted above fireplace on 10-02-2014 at 12:09 AM
    There will be no AC interference if you can get separation from the HDMI and other data cables.
    If you do have to cross the cables and the AC (ROMEX) just make sure it is at 90 degrees. Do
    not run the...

  • Posted in thread: Window removal trouble on 09-30-2014 at 02:52 PM
    You might also need an angle grinder with a metal cutting disk (several). This tool should be
    in everyone's kit. It is not expensive but it is a powerful lifesaver when you need to cut or
    grind metal ...

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