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Posted in thread: Gas furnace does not shut off on 11-17-2012 at 08:59 PM
Thermostats usually have the option of turning the fan on all the time, or just when the
furnace is heating. On my thermostat it's labelled Fan: Auto, Fan: Cont. (continuous). (There
may be a further ...
Posted in thread: Plugged drain pipe on 10-28-2012 at 07:36 PM
Here's a piece of a 60-year-old 1.5" steel drain pipe that was removed from our house. The hole
in the middle was a bit smaller before the person who removed it poked his little finger in it.
Posted in thread: The wrong way to anchor fence posts in concrete on 10-12-2012 at 03:54 PM
This seems to be getting a lot of interest. Here's 2 pics of the fence. It's becoming rather
crooked from the post heaving.
Posted in thread: The wrong way to anchor fence posts in concrete on 10-09-2012 at 11:21 AM
"Is the frost line in your area deeper than 4'?"This is Keswick, ON, Canada (north of
Toronto).Water pipes, etc must be 4 feet deep, so I assume the frost line is maybe 3 feet deep,
probably less now ...
Posted in thread: Stove appeared to have bad circuit board on 10-08-2012 at 01:26 PM
Why did the clock come on when a burner was turned on and then fade out? Because this stove has
electronic continuously variable burner controls, instead of old-style mechanical switches.
When this ha...
Posted in thread: The wrong way to anchor fence posts in concrete on 10-06-2012 at 10:40 AM
Some years ago, a friend was installing a fence. He dug holes 4 feet deep and anchored the
posts in concrete. But first he put an 8" Sonotube (a heavy cardboard tube 8" dia., 4' long) in
the hole. I h...
Posted in thread: Stove appeared to have bad circuit board on 10-06-2012 at 10:23 AM
About a year ago my stove would fail while baking, the oven would be off and the clock would be
12:xx, as if there was a power bump xx minutes ago. Since we had not had a power bump, I opened
Posted in thread: how to remove trees that grew into fence? on 08-18-2011 at 06:23 PM
I finished it. Used a circular saw, reciprocating saw, hand saw, chain saw, hammer, chisel,
pliers, etc, etc. Now to relax until next summer...
Posted in thread: how to remove trees that grew into fence? on 08-07-2011 at 03:28 PM
I turn 70 next week, and have never been one for heavy physical labour; fixing computers was my
occupation. The only chisel I have is 1" wide, used to install hinges on doors. Use it to
chisel away 4 ...
Posted in thread: how to remove trees that grew into fence? on 08-07-2011 at 01:11 PM
I tackled the small job yesterday. Canadian Tire had a reciprocating saw on sale for $35, so I
bought it. Found it a little slow, ended up getting out the circular saw and cutting 2" deep