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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-27-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By carnuck
Topping it cuts down the fall over chances too.

Topping it cuts down the fall over chances too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-27-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,777
Posted By carnuck
System empty. Compressor runs till it's hot, then...

System empty. Compressor runs till it's hot, then pops the circuit breaker till it cools down and comes on again. Strictly wasting electricity. No function. In fact, repair shops here give them to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By carnuck
How about this one? ...

How about this one?
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/carnuck/political/flowerpower.jpg
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By carnuck
A friend of mine makes SIP panel homes with a...

A friend of mine makes SIP panel homes with a foam like product sandwiched between panelling. Her own house is made of them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By carnuck
You can get cans of spray orange peel too. I...

You can get cans of spray orange peel too. I redid several walls in the 1940 house I fixed up in S Seattle.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By carnuck
People use that site (and others) to get personal...

People use that site (and others) to get personal info to steal your identity. After getting a credit card bill faked in my name for $30 K I'm much more skeptical about putting my info out there.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By carnuck
A vacuum to remove spider webs helps too.

A vacuum to remove spider webs helps too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By carnuck
Swamp coolers don't work well in high humidity...

Swamp coolers don't work well in high humidity conditions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-09-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By carnuck
We used to put up a heavy cardboard like...

We used to put up a heavy cardboard like wallpaper as long as the walls were even and level otherwise.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By carnuck
You should be able to access the building code...

You should be able to access the building code online for your area, but the question is do you have egress (exit) on this level? If not, anyone down there could drown in a flood from a burst...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By carnuck
If it wasn't assembled with re-bar, you could...

If it wasn't assembled with re-bar, you could only tear it out and make a new one. If they used re-bar, you could try a toggle anchor back into the hill and see if it can be cinched back. At the very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By carnuck
More or less. Shipping could be a pain. $200 for...

More or less. Shipping could be a pain. $200 for all 3 rolls.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mat/4559344864.html
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-05-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By carnuck
I thought there was a for sale section?

I don't see it now. I have 3 100 foot rolls of shielded re-mesh I bought to do concrete work I'll never be able to afford to do now that I wanted to sell (Craigslist idiots drive me NUTS! "I'll give...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-04-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By carnuck
The orifice is different from R12 to R134A and...

The orifice is different from R12 to R134A and probably built into the A/H. I know in automotive that if you mix the lubes for the 2, it turns into slurry.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By carnuck
It looks like they used a chemical to wash the...

It looks like they used a chemical to wash the outside and didn't rinse it off good enough afterwards.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By carnuck
Tough call. I would at least add tank enzymes...

Tough call. I would at least add tank enzymes while it's open. The smell could be from a weeping toilet ring in the house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-28-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,499
Posted By carnuck
Replacing the outlets with better quality ones...

Replacing the outlets with better quality ones than original, especially in an old house, can often do 2 things for you. 1: Avoid fires from corroded sockets. 2: Save money because you aren't wasting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-28-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By carnuck
See if it's belt driven. If not, check the filter...

See if it's belt driven. If not, check the filter and anything around the air inlet that could be making the smell.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 06-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,909
Posted By carnuck
Old post, but I'll play too. I used compressed...

Old post, but I'll play too. I used compressed air from the bathroom to blow them out and added a touch of bleach to keep them away. If the house is new enough, contact the builder and have them fix...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By carnuck
Actually, depending on code in your area it may...

Actually, depending on code in your area it may be neccessary for ventillation if you have a super insulated house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 06-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By carnuck
My dad mixed it, but I recall it was about a 4-5%...

My dad mixed it, but I recall it was about a 4-5% solution when blended with water. You could smell it for about an hour (like sudsy ammonia)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By carnuck
I recently went through this with my mobile home....

I recently went through this with my mobile home. Whichever outlet is closest to the breaker box, open it up and test for power. If neither pair in back have power, then check for a blown out circuit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By carnuck
Did the piling sink? If so, you may have to speak...

Did the piling sink? If so, you may have to speak with the engineer who okayed the job.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By carnuck
I put a steel plate on the inside of our door...

I put a steel plate on the inside of our door when we lived in south Seattle (aka little Detroit) and used my torch to fancy it up and had the kids do art on it. I also made a drop bar to go across...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,145
Posted By carnuck
I would heat the room as high as you can (without...

I would heat the room as high as you can (without setting fire to any other portion of the house) and hold the temp for 24 hours.
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