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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-02-2013, 08:21 AM
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Views: 1,238
Posted By Daddytron
It's in the mid 90s up here. I leave my ac set to...

It's in the mid 90s up here. I leave my ac set to 72 during the day with the furnace fan set to on. Keeps the cool air flowing. I have a nice north exposure so sunlight isn't a big deal, but have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Daddytron
Every time it rains with a slight wind, I can...

Every time it rains with a slight wind, I can hear rain tinging inside my chimney. I took off the clean-out cover and maybe an ounce of water came out of it. After inspecting it, the rain is leaking...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-11-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Daddytron
Patching rough concrete

I was thinking of coating my concrete front steps. the cheap layer of concrete is peeling up and exposing the boulders they used as aggregate. Could I use Mortar or Thinset to lever this off, or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-08-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By Daddytron
Well, that's the easy way... This is what the...

Well, that's the easy way... This is what the screwdriver looks like
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-07-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By Daddytron
The problem with the pliers is the screws are...

The problem with the pliers is the screws are countersunk into the body of the carburetor. The screws go through a nylon plug moulded into the carb to keep them tight ant that makes it almost...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-04-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By Daddytron
no... Poulan used a splined screw for a while......

no... Poulan used a splined screw for a while... more like a 4mm double square screw. I can't think if there's an alternative that a homeowner might have... Poulan was bought by "Electrolux Home...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-03-2013, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Daddytron
call..........

call..........
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-02-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By Daddytron
if you replaced the carburetor, odds are it's not...

if you replaced the carburetor, odds are it's not adjusted correctly. if it has 2 adjustment screws (marked H and L) gently turn them in all the way and then out 1 1/2 turns each. warm the engine up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Daddytron
Best bet is "Par 3" then overseed.

Best bet is "Par 3" then overseed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-01-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Daddytron
Success. Took about 30 psi

Success. Took about 30 psi
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Daddytron
I thought about the snake... the plumbing in my...

I thought about the snake... the plumbing in my house was done by M. C. Escher, and has too many bends than is necessary, and probably travels about 40' before it even leaves the house :rolleyes:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-01-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Daddytron
ABS Pipe vs Air compressor?

My sump-pump hose runs about 8" below grade for a distance of 30'. either it's frozen or plugged with debris.

If I brew-up some type of fitting, and connect my air compressor to the ABS pipe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-01-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Daddytron
Hate to be "that guy" but they're all the same....

Hate to be "that guy" but they're all the same. It really comes down to looks. unless you are planning to spend $250+ on a kitchen faucet (I own a Kohler) you are going to get the same warranty and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-16-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By Daddytron
We just had our once-a-year heat wave......

We just had our once-a-year heat wave... temperatures in the high 80's to low 100's. and for the first week of this, my a/c was running constantly, trying to get the house to 74. During the second...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Daddytron
By master dimmer switch, do you mean a three-way...

By master dimmer switch, do you mean a three-way dimmer? if so, I onse installed two three-way dimmers to the same light fixture. I then discovered, that they do not work that way, there has to be a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-21-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Daddytron
I'm assuming you mean to excavate below the slab...

I'm assuming you mean to excavate below the slab to install these footings?
How deep should I go? (frost line in Winnipeg is considered 8')
My garage is built 10" from the property line and my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Daddytron
I feel for you... my bathroom project took...

I feel for you... my bathroom project took FOREVER, because it seemed like there was always something else to be done. Usually when I take on a project, I like to make a list of what NEEDS to be done...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Daddytron
so, you suggest replacing the bottom portion of...

so, you suggest replacing the bottom portion of the studs with cinder-block, then putting a footer on top of the blocks?

Also, how should I prevent future water leaks?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Daddytron
What would be the best plan of attack for that?

What would be the best plan of attack for that?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Daddytron
Severe water damage along wall

I recently did a major clean-up in my garage, and when I was sweeping along the east wall, I noticed that the footer had completely rotted away along a 18" span, now the studs are just floating above...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Daddytron
Mainly effects the kitchen and the bathroom in...

Mainly effects the kitchen and the bathroom in the basement (straight below the remodeled bathroom) it got the master bath once, but hasn't effected it in a while (took out my toilet in there)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-14-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Daddytron
All my pipes are copper. I had to re-route the...

All my pipes are copper. I had to re-route the supply lines to my tub and sink. I originally thought that the heat of soldering just loosened up the calcium in the pipes, but now i think I may have a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-13-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Daddytron
Pipe Poop

Ever since I did my bathroom remodel, all my sink aerators keep plugging up with crusty calcium scale. I have to remove the aerators on a monthly basis and remove this poop. Is there any way to get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-13-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Daddytron
I personally love the turfbuilder... it sprouts...

I personally love the turfbuilder... it sprouts quicly and seems to hold up well
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Daddytron
My bigest fear of removing stuff like that, would...

My bigest fear of removing stuff like that, would be what is that stuff hiding :confused: I have some wood 'paneling' at my back-door, and when I pulled one of the strips off, i found that the...
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