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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By kok328
I just went to my local OHD and told him what I...

I just went to my local OHD and told him what I had and that I install after factory insulation. Ended up upgrading to a double spring for only $15 more than a one spring application. I also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By kok328
Ok, I decided I had better do this right. I...

Ok, I decided I had better do this right.
I went out and purchased two springs rated for my door w/insulation.
No sense trying to get mismatched and under rated springs to work.
If most people...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By kok328
Much to my surprise, the spring only costs around...

Much to my surprise, the spring only costs around $50 and new lift cables are under $10 for a set. :D
However, giving them the length, diameter and wire size is not enough for them to order a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-08-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By kok328
Your awesome nealtw. You just gave me an idea. ...

Your awesome nealtw.
You just gave me an idea.
The springs I have don't hook into the hubs, they just screw in until they meet with the obstruction of the set screw shoulders.
I can now remove the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By kok328
Garage Door Spring

My garage door spring broke and also trashed a lift cable.
this is the style with the spring on the torsion bar.
I took it all down, installed a used spring, found out the big box stores don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By kok328
remove the front panel and check the 5 amp blade...

remove the front panel and check the 5 amp blade style fuse mounted on the circuit board. If it fried then you have a short. If you have to go buy one, get about 3. One to see if it holds, one if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By kok328
Your going to have to either go into the attic to...

Your going to have to either go into the attic to verify the blower operation (sound/feel/see) or you should be able to turn your A/C or fan to "On" mode and verify air flow through the air registers.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By kok328
Grind or cut off the protruding nail and rehang...

Grind or cut off the protruding nail and rehang the new siding pieces.
Tin snips, paneling blade mounted backwards on a circular saw or sometimes a razor knife.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By kok328
discontinuity? You should be checking for...

discontinuity? You should be checking for capacitance and need a meter capable of that.
If the capacitor has swelled (if this is what you mean by bigger than the other) then it is bad.
Your going...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By kok328
1. How long are the planks? Do they extend into...

1. How long are the planks? Do they extend into the house to provide load bearing for the second floor? Most likely resting on the top plate if no beam appears inside. I think the column closest to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By kok328
Is there a window above the area of rot? Is...

Is there a window above the area of rot?
Is there a boxed beam detail on the inside of the home where these headers are?
No, do not eliminate them, they are structural.
Can we get a pic that's not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By kok328
your correct, the way the industry is playing the...

your correct, the way the industry is playing the cable id, the higher the number (5,6,7) the higher the capability specs. Thus, CAT7 should logically be a better cable than CAT6A (the latest til...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By kok328
P.S. - CAT6A versus CAT6 is a full gigabyte cable...

P.S. - CAT6A versus CAT6 is a full gigabyte cable & I just saw CAT7 somewhere but, haven't had time to look any further.
Possibly may not be worth the time, most equipment doesn't come close the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By kok328
Ordered new cable & internet and watched/helped...

Ordered new cable & internet and watched/helped the installer.
He had a staple gun and staples and just stapled the cable to everything. When I asked if he wasn't crushing the cable, he showed me...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By kok328
when you drill through the rust protective layers...

when you drill through the rust protective layers to install a screw, you've now exposed bare metal to the elements. Over time, it will begin to rust. From there it's all downhill.
The magnet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-29-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By kok328
Thanks for all those details neal, I didn't...

Thanks for all those details neal, I didn't include any of that in my post as with my suggestion, it takes all his questions out of the equation.
I suspect the OP will want to expand that deck and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By kok328
If you have go grind and there is plastic...

If you have go grind and there is plastic involved, be careful not to generate too much heat that will melt/distort the plastic.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By kok328
I'd reinstall it using those above ground blocks...

I'd reinstall it using those above ground blocks designed to receive a 4x4 deck post and let it float separately from the house (detached deck). Patch up the house with some siding.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By kok328
change air filter clean evaporator coils ...

change air filter
clean evaporator coils
clean condensate drip pan and line
if the condensate drip line is plugged, water will build up and overflow in the ducts. This will turn to mildew and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By kok328
I think I see two problems here. 1.) your...

I think I see two problems here.
1.) your working with true dimensional lumber.
2.) you've broken the seal on "grandfathered" plumbing.
I think I see a drain that is cast into the toilet drain...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By kok328
For 5"x5"x230", you will need .12 yds. of...

For 5"x5"x230", you will need .12 yds. of concrete as follows:

40# bags = 11
60# bags = 8
80# bags = 6

The calculator has never let me down so far.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-19-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By kok328
Thanks, you had us all stumped. We thought you...

Thanks, you had us all stumped. We thought you had impaired air flow. Come to find out your A/C just isn't cooling. I remain, it doesn't matter what is wrong with the condensor coils or even the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By kok328
Sorry guys, had a long day. :o

Sorry guys, had a long day. :o
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By kok328
I got bad news. If these are your "after" pics,...

I got bad news. If these are your "after" pics, then the coils are still not clean. You should be able to see through the coils when they are clean. More bad news. The condenser coils have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By kok328
Are we talking about the evaporator coils or the...

Are we talking about the evaporator coils or the condensor coils.
If you are referring to the condesor coils then, there is no correleation between the condensor coil and air flow.
If you are...
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