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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-31-2012, 07:20 AM
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Posted By DannyBoyBlue
The disconnect switch, the small, light yellow ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-30-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,927
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
A Trane XR13 outdoor fan

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 while...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-29-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,782
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
@ ChrisFixIt

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. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-28-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,782
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
How to clean a Brick Hearth

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-11-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,433
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
Wow, this is an old post. I would aerate in the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-11-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
I love my Honda twin blade self-propelled. ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-29-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
Getting high quality fruit from a backyard tree...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-29-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
Great stories but,wow, did we get off track from...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-29-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,104
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
I have used clippings for my tomatoes as mulch,...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-29-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,485
Posted By DannyBoyBlue
Wait until fall. Keep mowing but leave the...

Wait until fall. Keep mowing but leave the clippings...don't bag 'em.
This link might be helpful...
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