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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-17-2012, 07:59 PM
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Thermostats usually have the option of turning...

Thermostats usually have the option of turning the fan on all the time, or just when the furnace is heating. On my thermostat it's labelled Fan: Auto, Fan: Cont. (continuous). (There may be a further...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-28-2012, 06:36 PM
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Posted By jjmartin1340
Plugged drain pipe

Here's a piece of a 60-year-old 1.5" steel drain pipe that was removed from our house. The hole in the middle was a bit smaller before the person who removed it poked his little finger in it. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-12-2012, 02:54 PM
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This seems to be getting a lot of interest....

This seems to be getting a lot of interest. Here's 2 pics of the fence. It's becoming rather crooked from the post heaving.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-09-2012, 10:21 AM
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Posted By jjmartin1340
"Is the frost line in your area deeper than 4'?" ...

"Is the frost line in your area deeper than 4'?"

This is Keswick, ON, Canada (north of Toronto).
Water pipes, etc must be 4 feet deep, so I assume the frost line is maybe 3 feet deep, probably...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By jjmartin1340
Why did the clock come on when a burner was...

Why did the clock come on when a burner was turned on and then fade out? Because this stove has electronic continuously variable burner controls, instead of old-style mechanical switches. When this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-06-2012, 09:40 AM
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The wrong way to anchor fence posts in concrete

Some years ago, a friend was installing a fence. He dug holes 4 feet deep and anchored the posts in concrete. But first he put an 8" Sonotube (a heavy cardboard tube 8" dia., 4' long) in the hole. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-06-2012, 09:23 AM
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Views: 553
Posted By jjmartin1340
Stove appeared to have bad circuit board

About a year ago my stove would fail while baking, the oven would be off and the clock would be 12:xx, as if there was a power bump xx minutes ago. Since we had not had a power bump, I opened the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2011, 05:23 PM
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Finished

I finished it. Used a circular saw, reciprocating saw, hand saw, chain saw, hammer, chisel, pliers, etc, etc. Now to relax until next summer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-07-2011, 02:28 PM
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I turn 70 next week, and have never been one for...

I turn 70 next week, and have never been one for heavy physical labour; fixing computers was my occupation.
The only chisel I have is 1" wide, used to install hinges on doors. Use it to chisel away...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-07-2011, 12:11 PM
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I tackled the small job yesterday. Canadian Tire...

I tackled the small job yesterday. Canadian Tire had a reciprocating saw on sale for $35, so I bought it. Found it a little slow, ended up getting out the circular saw and cutting 2" deep grooves...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-06-2011, 09:38 AM
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Guess I'm getting old, I never thought of a...

Guess I'm getting old, I never thought of a Sawzall (perhaps because I've never owned one). I think it will be the best way to cut through the wood but not the metal fence, and remove a small piece...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-05-2011, 01:56 PM
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Posted By jjmartin1340
how to remove trees that grew into fence?

My yard has a chain-link fence with a metal top rail. In a couple of places a tree grew through/over/around the fence. Both branches are 8-10 inches diameter. In one case I killed the tree and cut...
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