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    Wasp nest in electrical panel

    Hi there everybody! We have a little cottage where the power stopped working a few days after we turned it and the water on for some guests. It turns out there was a wasp nest in the electrical panel. (see pic) We cut the power to the conduit coming to the cottage and sprayed Doktor Doom Jet...
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    Double swing door doesn’t swing to closed position

    Thanks everybody! I really appreciate your thoughts. bud16415: Unfortunately, it's not an adjustable spring. nealtw: When I get rid of the stuff behind both doors, they open and hold open at the same spot. The door on the left feels stiffer and creaks. I did oil it and it's a bit better...
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    Double swing door doesn’t swing to closed position

    Somehow bungled uploading more pictures. Here they are.
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    Double swing door doesn’t swing to closed position

    Hi there! Thanks for your input Snoonyb. I’m not sure I understand what you mean by pushed past it’s stop point. It swings in both directions across the threshold. The hold open works fine in both directions on both doors too. It’s when it’s supposed to swing shut, it settles just out of line...
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    Double swing door doesn’t swing to closed position

    Hi there folks! Happy New Year! I recently moved to a new place and am slowly discovering it’s delights and peculiarities. This house has a pair of butler doors (swing both ways) that have Bommer 7802 Light Duty Horizontal Spring Pivot hinges. They don’t have adjustable springs and they do have...
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    crack in lintel/brick discolouration

    Thanks Neal and Dick! You're right... that is not a lintel. I'll chisel out the crack and fill it. I'm getting ready to paint them this summer and wanted to clean up the brick underneath at the same time. I'll post back with what works. I assumed the aluminium around the windows was cosmetic...
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    crack in lintel/brick discolouration

    Hi there Everybody I'm hoping to paint the lintels on my brick house this summer. In the pic attached you can see two things: 1. There is a crack in one. What is the best way to repair it? 2. There is grey discolouration under the lintel. What's the best way to clean this up? Any advice...
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    leaking shower pan?

    Hi there My shower is leaking. I suspect it one of two problems (or two of two problems). The caulking around the pan, where the tile butts up against it, had some pretty old, wide and gnarly caulking. I ripped it off and then couldn't figure out how to reapply. I tried a couple of things but...
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    brick in basement window

    Hi there everybody Just wanted to update this post with the course of action I took in the end. I bricked in the window using 4x8 concrete bricks so that my skill saw would saw right through them with a mortar blade. They were not quite flush with the outside wall so that in spring I can...
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    brick in basement window

    Thanks Mudmixer! I'll make sure by Friday morning everythig will all be toasty.
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    brick in basement window

    I do hate to brick in the window but this spot is also the only place the stove can go. Building code says the stove has to have a range hood, so it will hang in front of the window. The window also extends about 4 inches below grade and it's facing a paved driveway, so putting drainage in...
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    brick in basement window

    Hey Thanks Glenn I'm going to have to try. Otherwise it will have wait til spring. It's been up to 20 below (in celcius) but will going up on Thurs and Friday. It will be snowing , but if I do a good job on the tent it should work. I don;t know if you can tell by the pics, but the ice comes all...
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    brick in basement window

    Hi there everybody! I've spent some time getting tips through other people's posts and now it's time for me to ask a question of my own. I bought my first house this past Aug. I've got a permit to renovate the basement into an apartment. The biggest part of the job is the kitchen. I...
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