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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-24-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By firehawkmph
Villa, this reminds me of another story. Years...

Villa,
this reminds me of another story. Years ago, when I was a firefighter in a fairly wealthy community, there was a big party going on with two Lifeflight helicopters on display, along with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By firehawkmph
Mogie, the Williams units I have are not...

Mogie,
the Williams units I have are not radiant, they have a two speed fan motor in them that blows hot air out of the bottom front section of the unit. It is made to either mount between two studs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-23-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By firehawkmph
Funny stuff. I've owned several siding brakes...

Funny stuff. I've owned several siding brakes over the years since 1978. Sided a lot of houses, bent a ton of flashing for all different applications, long before smart phones came out. Never once...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-22-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By firehawkmph
No, not at all. If your garage walls and ceiling...

No, not at all. If your garage walls and ceiling are insulated, it will heat up in 10-20 minutes and then just cycle on and off occasionally depending on how cold it is outside and what you set the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-19-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By firehawkmph
Mogas, the ventless heaters are the ones that...

Mogas,
the ventless heaters are the ones that throw more humidity into the air. The direct vent unit has a sealed combustion chamber that draws in outside air for combustion. So it doesn't take any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-17-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By firehawkmph
Mogas, I would definitely go with the vented...

Mogas,
I would definitely go with the vented heater. Being a retired firefighter, I'm not a fan of non-vented heaters. If you get one of the direct vents like I mentioned above, you won't be sorry....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 10-14-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By firehawkmph
Jeremy, depends on the type of equipment. If...

Jeremy,
depends on the type of equipment. If its a riding mower or something with a larger built in tank, then using the stabilizer is a good idea. The newer versions of Stabil are made for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By firehawkmph
The Wiliams units are just under $1300. The three...

The Wiliams units are just under $1300. The three spaces is heat are 24 x 24' 26 x 28' and 28 x 36 with a cathedral ceiling. All three areas have either R11 or R 13 in the walls and R19 in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-28-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By firehawkmph
Mogas, I have three separate garages/shops I...

Mogas,
I have three separate garages/shops I heat occasionally in the winter here in northeast Ohio. In each one I use a direct vent gas furnace made by Williams. They are about 7' tall and 14"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By firehawkmph
When I built a house for my mother, who's about...

When I built a house for my mother, who's about 4'-10", I lowered the upper cabinets a couple of inches for her. There's a cathedral ceiling in the room, so no soffits. No one has ever noticed the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By firehawkmph
Got any pics DE? What kind of nails was he using?...

Got any pics DE? What kind of nails was he using? I'd be curious to see where on the panels he nailed.
Mike Hawkins
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 08-06-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By firehawkmph
I have the Drill Doctor Jr. I think it was around...

I have the Drill Doctor Jr. I think it was around $69. It is very simple to use and does work very well. I forget what the smallest bit you can put into it, but the small ones usually break before...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-06-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By firehawkmph
SS, if your tub was that rusted around the...

SS,
if your tub was that rusted around the drain, I would replace it while you have everything apart. It's another few hundred bucks, but it will be a lot more if you try the fix and put everything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By firehawkmph
Don't be cheap about it and burn your garage or...

Don't be cheap about it and burn your garage or your equipment up. I put a large addition on my second garage, which already had a 100 amp subpanel in it. I put a second 100 amp subpanel in the new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-31-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By firehawkmph
If the bubbling persists, might be easier to go...

If the bubbling persists, might be easier to go over the walls with 1/4" drywall, glue and screw, tape and finish. Had almost the same situation in an old 1840's farmhouse I did a lot of work on....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 07-29-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By firehawkmph
Redskin, you could do it in steps like you...

Redskin,
you could do it in steps like you mentioned, but until you do the ceiling, any heat you try to put in there will go right up and out. Not sure what you are using for insulation, but here in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
So everything is working well now? Mike Hawkins

So everything is working well now?
Mike Hawkins
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
Alu, you should be adjusting the limits with...

Alu,
you should be adjusting the limits with the door hooked up. Never tried to do that without the door being attached. Hard to say exactly what the problem is because I haven't seen what you are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-13-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,743
Posted By firehawkmph
First off, if your torsion shaft is moving back...

First off,
if your torsion shaft is moving back and forth, it shouldn't be. The drums limit the travel if they are properly tightened and the bearing plates are tight. Here's the sequence of how it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-13-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
Alu, the door is traveling too far in the down...

Alu,
the door is traveling too far in the down position. Find the adjustment screw on the side or back that shows a little picture of the door going down and see which way the arrow in the picture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
Alu, after watching the videos again, here's...

Alu,
after watching the videos again, here's what we know:
1: with the chain disconnected from the motorhead sprocket, the chain moves the trolley by hand in both directions freely.
2: With the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
This is quite puzzling. The side with the...

This is quite puzzling. The side with the adjustment bolt in the pic should be the one to tighten. By that I mean the chain should be pulling the adjustment bolt side of the trolley towards the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-09-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
Looking at this pic, which side of the chain gets...

Looking at this pic, which side of the chain gets tight when you hit the button? The side in the pic that is attached to the adjustment bolt should be the side tightening up, pulling the trolley back...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-04-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
In your first video, where it shows you moving...

In your first video, where it shows you moving the trolley back by hand, where is your adjustment bolt that hooks up the other end of the chain to the hole in the trolley? That needs to be there and ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-02-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,799
Posted By firehawkmph
Alu, you won't be able to turn the gear on the...

Alu,
you won't be able to turn the gear on the motorhead by hand. If the trolley moves freely with the chain off, and the motor turns fine with no load, try turning up the force buttons. The button...
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