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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-01-2014, 03:54 PM
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What is the best cleaner for this stuff?

What is the best cleaner for this stuff?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-01-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
Thanks for all the details. Now a couple of...

Thanks for all the details. Now a couple of follow up questions:



Any of these brushes (http://www.homedepot.com/s/3%2522%2520angled%2520brush?NCNI-5) better than the others?



I got a few...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-31-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
It's this one...

It's this one (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Stockholm-Wall-Mount-Outdoor-Satin-Bronze-7-in-Lantern-HB7048-34/202848175?N=5yc1vZc7qqZp4). It's a bit too small for larger CFL bulbs so in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-31-2014, 11:26 AM
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Views: 373
Posted By ilyaz
Sorry, I don't understand the question. Why do I...

Sorry, I don't understand the question. Why do I need to worry about what the old system was supposed to do? It was not working at all lately so what I have now takes water away from the house down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-31-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
Need to fix up main door

Our main entrance wooden door might be 20+ yrs old but functionally it's fine. Had an old alum storm door too but I removed it. What I want to do now is simply make the front entrance look nice. So...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-31-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
So here's the result of my work. The 1st photo...

So here's the result of my work. The 1st photo shows the modified gutter. Mostly finished. I still need to replace the pile of bricks with a better support for the extended piece + I need to caulk...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-28-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
Thanks for the pointer. Made in US is great, but...

Thanks for the pointer. Made in US is great, but I could only find max 100W-equivalent LED lights by them. I want 150W or even 200W equiv if I can find one
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-28-2014, 11:06 AM
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Since I just installed the new light, I don't...

Since I just installed the new light, I don't want to replace it with something else, so for now I am just looking for a better bulb, not a better light
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-28-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
Choosing a CFL (or LED?) bulb for outdoor light

I just installed a patio light that is rated for max 100W bulb. Do I understand it right that if I put a more powerful incandescent bulb (say 150W) the insides of the lamp may overheat? The 100W is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-27-2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
I don't think I need to do anything with it. This...

I don't think I need to do anything with it. This is a radon pipe not a water pipe.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-27-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
You mean the bottom part of the old pipe? I guess...

You mean the bottom part of the old pipe? I guess I'll have to pull it out from the ground carefully and cover the hole with something
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-27-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
I think this would be a temporary solution...

I think this would be a temporary solution because crud will accumulate anyway albeit slower than now. Plus when it rains heavily and screens are covered with leaves and other stuff, doesn't water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-27-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
Modifying gutter

The pix show an old alum gutter. It goes into an underground drain. The vertical section of the gutter is clogged and even if I clean it up somehow, it will eventually get clogged again with organic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-26-2014, 05:55 AM
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Views: 280
Posted By ilyaz
Now next question. I removed the plate and saw...

Now next question. I removed the plate and saw only two wires (so no ground I presume). Instructions for the replacement light show 3 wires. So I have 3 wires in the fixture to be connected with 2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-25-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
It worked with a pair of vice grips! Thx!

It worked with a pair of vice grips! Thx!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-25-2014, 06:26 PM
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Views: 280
Posted By ilyaz
How do I remove this outdoor wall light? Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/foru

Want to replace the old wall light on the patio. The plate has two round what I think are screws of some type (shown by the red arrows in the photo) that I thought I need to remove to remove the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-26-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
Need to figure out if this tree is going to fall (on my house)

I have these two trees next to my property line (on my side) one of which started to concern me. It's a large one, a maple or oak of some sort (hopefully one can tell from one of the leaf photos)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-06-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer drain pump test -- is the pump bad? (with video)

Last time I ran my Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer it failed to drain. Dug up their service summary instructions and performed the drain pump test in the diagnostic mode. The result can be (sort of)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-17-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
I think something's wrong with the motor. I...

I think something's wrong with the motor. I bypassed the switch and as soon as I turned the power on, the motor started worked and then the breaker got tripped. I also took apart the old switch and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-17-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
Sorry, you are dealing with a newbie here. Could...

Sorry, you are dealing with a newbie here. Could you explain what exactly I should measure and how? I do have a multimeter so that's a start. :) Thx



But this is a brand new switch. Do you mean...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-17-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
Trying to fix switch on B&D electric lawn mower

I picked up a broken Black & Decker electric lawn mower MM275. Previous owner said it just stopped running. Took off the switch cover and pressed the switch button a couple of times. The 1st time...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-10-2013, 11:38 AM
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Posted By ilyaz
This morning I finally found some time to do some...

This morning I finally found some time to do some "sanity testing"

I shorted the two contacts on the old humidistat with a screwdriver and soon as I did that I heard a sound coming from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-29-2013, 07:18 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
So when the heat is on and the humidistat is...

So when the heat is on and the humidistat is supposed to be working, there is supposed to be voltage between the two contacts in the photo, right? How high? Thx
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-29-2013, 12:18 PM
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Posted By ilyaz
How to test and replace Aprilaire humidistat?

We have a Trane furnace/AC + Aprilaire humidifier. These were installed together about 3 years ago. We have a yearly maintenance contract with the company that installed them and so they come twice a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 10-25-2013, 05:12 PM
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Views: 1,567
Posted By ilyaz
The timer turned out to be fine. Replaced the...

The timer turned out to be fine. Replaced the bimetal, the unit seems to be working fine, although I want to wait for a couple of weeks before declaring victory. Thanks all for help.
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