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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-17-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By donald73d
solid color deck stain

Does anyone get solid color deck stain to last? I read reviews on HomeDepot for Behr and few have luck. And on Lowes for Cabot and also few have luck. Even some reader reviews on Consumer Reports...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By donald73d
Woodpeckers go where bugs are. My brother had...

Woodpeckers go where bugs are. My brother had woodpeckers go through vinyl siding to get to bugs behind the vinyl siding.

Cedar has natural oils that prevent it from rotting and I would not think...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By donald73d
painting new cedar trim

I am replacing the cheap pine finger jointed ext. trim on my house with cedar. I prime it before putting it up. I will be white. I was thinking a white oil base solid color stain, but some people...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By donald73d
more power in attached garage

I need to add some additional power in my garage for 50 amp welder, 30 amp air compressor and 20 amp saw. (220V). Also additional 30 amp welders.

The cheapest way is to run a 50 amp circuit to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-02-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By donald73d
I got several search results. Which specific one...

I got several search results. Which specific one are you referring to?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By donald73d
wood boiler

I am looking at adding a gasification wood boiler. I seem them new from $4500 to over $10K. Are some brands better than others?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 08-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By donald73d
Carpet cleaning

When looking for a PRO, what type of machine should the PRO have? Normal home carpeting. I was thinking a truck mounted machine with a wand, not rotary.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-26-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,030
Posted By donald73d
Need new French Doors

I had a carpenter properly flash where my deck is attached to the wall. But in putting back the French doors it was obvious the existing set is beyond hope. Although the brand is unknown, the doors...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-04-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By donald73d
I would run 10-3+ground to the garage. Cheapest...

I would run 10-3+ground to the garage. Cheapest is underground cable. You can put a small sub panel in the garage.

This assumes you will not be doing electric welding in the garage. If you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,339
Posted By donald73d
shower door adjustment

This shower door rubs fixed glass on the top but does not touch on the bottom, so it needs to be adjusted. Everything looks tight. The wall and tile look fine. Anyone know how to adjust the door? ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-21-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By donald73d
Do you mount them or just tuck them on the side?

Do you mount them or just tuck them on the side?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By donald73d
Ok, my first problem is I am out of screws to...

Ok, my first problem is I am out of screws to connect a ground wire.

The welder is a Lincoln 275VS Invertec. It says use a super lag fuse or time delay circuit breaker. It says a 100Amp fuse. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-20-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By donald73d
Out of Ground slots

I have a 40 circuit 200 AMP box where I am out of neutral/ground slots and cannot seem to find any to double up on. Yet I have empty slots for circuit breakers and I would like to add a 50 amp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,102
Posted By donald73d
shower door

The bolts/screws do not go thru the glass. Upon further investigation the two sides of the door assembly fit over a smaller inside piece and the inside pieces (one on each side) are screwed to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-12-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,102
Posted By donald73d
shower door does not close properly

I have a shower door that seems to have sagged and does not close correctly. I can see the top side of the door is not level. The door has a piano and the piece its hinged to is screwed to the wall....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By donald73d
It called for 10-3 wire? Is that 3 wires &...

It called for 10-3 wire? Is that 3 wires & ground? Some 220V devices with a fan, timer or light, want a neutral so they can run one small part on 110V and the rest on 220V. Is the outlet a 3 prong...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-20-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By donald73d
Actually series is not the right term, nothing in...

Actually series is not the right term, nothing in hose wiring is in series always parallel. But in your case the outlets are in a string rather than more of a hub.

I agree, avoid the GFI outside.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By donald73d
Out of ground/neutral connections in CB box

I seem to be out of ground connections in my CB box but have a few slots open for a CB. Can I just add a second ground buss and connect it to the first? Can it do both grounds and neutral? DoI...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-26-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By donald73d
insulating pipes in my crawl space

My crawl space under the kitchen has both hot and cold domestic water pipes and hot water heat pipes. The hot water heat pipes are hung on the bottom of the floor joists and most have pipe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-06-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By donald73d
follow-on

Thanks, I was pretty sure there was something special about at least one of the tees that supplied the kick heater.

The current construction in this 3'-4' crawl space is: one 16" area between...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-06-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By donald73d
I have been in my crawl space insulating the...

I have been in my crawl space insulating the copper pipe in that loop. I see a pair of tees in the 3/4" heat loop, dropping to 1/2" and going to and returning from (using rubber hose) the kick...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-15-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By donald73d
I think its a case of the water being a...

I think its a case of the water being a borderline temp when its going through the kick heater. When the rooms get closer to 70 then it works fine. I am still going about insulating that entire run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By donald73d
Kick heater

I have a hot water kick heater under my kitchen cabinets. It seems the heater comes on for 15 seconds and then stops, latter it will do the same thing. Its next to last on the heating loop. Its...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-09-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By donald73d
dog spit on SS appliances

I have all SS appliances and my Neapolitan Mastiff got dog spit on them all and the normal SS cleaner/polish does not help get it off. I guess I let is sit there too long. I asked Maytag about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-07-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By donald73d
oak flooring got wet & buckled

Several areas in my home have what looks like prefinished 6" wide 5/8" thick T&G oak flooring. It looks solid, not manufactured.
Its floating on thin rubber sheeting from what I can see. During...
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