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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-30-2006, 11:15 AM
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Posted By BillTheTailor
Peonies and brown leaves

Now that the peonies are done blooming, we'll have the greenery for the rest of the summer. Seems like every year, though, the leaves start to get brown and smell...well...bad. My wife insists...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-30-2006, 11:11 AM
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Posted By BillTheTailor
If you're using granules, you should water...

If you're using granules, you should water lightly within a couple days to drive the fertilizer into the soil. (I watch the weather reports and fertilize the day before it's supposed to rain, if I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-23-2006, 03:07 PM
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Posted By BillTheTailor
I've never used anything BUT wire nuts. I've...

I've never used anything BUT wire nuts. I've heard that solder is actually bad over the very long term, but I don't know.



I've always thought that the surfaces had to be hot enough to melt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-18-2006, 01:52 PM
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Posted By BillTheTailor
Ceiling fan hummmmm....

I've got two ceiling fans that are humming. One's installed using a deep box screwed to a 2 x 4 across the joists, the other using a hanging kit. The one on the 2x4 hums loudly, the other only a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-08-2006, 12:57 PM
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Views: 1,703
Posted By BillTheTailor
Okay, so adding a bit of water to the general...

Okay, so adding a bit of water to the general purpose compound isn't the same thing as the lightweight compound?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-05-2006, 12:11 PM
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Posted By BillTheTailor
Thanks, Tom, that's exactly the sort of input I...

Thanks, Tom, that's exactly the sort of input I was looking for. I've always been one for using the general purpose stuff. BTW, your porch looks AWESOME. We're thinking about doing something...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-04-2006, 03:30 PM
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Posted By BillTheTailor
Drywall joint question

1. When I go to the local homecenter to buy joint compound, they've got "general purpose", "lightweight", lightweight in a box, and lightweight in powder form (I think). I've visited USG's website,...
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