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    Gas Fireplace Won't Start with Glass Cover

    Yeah, I took the customer support's advice about cleaning out the air intake. Since it's such a short distance from the fireplace to the outside exhaust, I just took off the glass and went in to the vent with a shop vac through the front. After that, I haven't had trouble starting the...
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    Gas Fireplace Won't Start with Glass Cover

    I actually got off the phone with their customer support team and they suggested the same thing. The distance from the fireplace vent to the outside exhaust is very short since the exhaust almost directly behind the fireplace on the outside of the house rather than up through the roof. Is this...
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    Gas Fireplace Won't Start with Glass Cover

    Tried to turn on the gas fireplace for the first time this season and it wouldn't ignite after about 10 seconds. Did a deep cleaning last year and replaced the ember material. Took the cover off and did a light cleaning and made sure nothing was covering up the holes. Cleaned the tips of the...
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    Ground Wire Ring Terminals on Ceiling Fan

    Thanks for your reply. It was previously in a different room and long story short I'm installing it temporarily until we get a new fan so I can close the breaker and have working lights again. But that's what I figured, I've got it screwed into the metal rod in the third picture and connected...
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    Ground Wire Ring Terminals on Ceiling Fan

    Well I admittedly started this last night at the end of a long day. I think some fresh eyes and a cup of coffee helped. Took another look at the fan and there's a threaded hole on the mounting rod with paint chipped away in the same pattern as the terminal teeth so I imagine this is where the...
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    Ground Wire Ring Terminals on Ceiling Fan

    I'm installing a ceiling fan, but am unsure about 2 ground wires with ring terminals. The wire ends connect with the bare copper ground from the bracket but I'm not sure if the ring terminals are supposed to connect directly onto the fan. Any info would be appreciated!
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    Removing Weeds and Re-Seeding Backyard Lawn

    Hey everyone, I did some digging on the forum but couldn’t really find much on something like this. The house we bought has a backyard that’s looks ok at first sight but is in rough shape. It doesn’t take long to realize that probably 95% of what is green are weeds. So I’m hoping to get some...
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    Manufacturer Refurbished Tools

    What are y'alls thoughts on manufacturer refurbished tools? I tend to get a lot of things from ebay and when I've searched for some tools (most recently a dremel) I see a number of refurbished listings. Does anyone have any experience with these?
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    Shower Caulking Tutorial

    Hey everyone, The caulking in our shower is nasty and it's time to replace it. I searched for shower caulking posts and found good information as well as videos on youtube. But I was wondering if anyone here had a particular tutorial/video that they found especially helpful. It looks straight...
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    Air Compressor for Garage

    Thanks for all the replies! I've got 110V and budget is a couple hundred dollars. Not that I'm not willing to spend for quality, I just didn't think I'd need anything too powerful. Mobility would be necessary since I'd use it in the garage and out back with air tools for deck maintenance...
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    Air Compressor for Garage

    Hey everyone, I'm looking into getting an air compressor to keep in the garage for general purposes (air powered tools, debris cleanup, filling tires) so I don't need to go overboard, but would hate to cheap out and get something that doesn't fit the bill. Do y'all have recommendations for what...
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    High Water Pressure-Replacing PRV and Expansion Tank

    I had another plumber come out, the recommended fixes were done as the expansion tank was shot, water pressure is not at 70-75 psi and I plan on checking it once every month or 2 from now on.
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    High Water Pressure-Replacing PRV and Expansion Tank

    I see. Is that something commonly installed with a water heater?
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    High Water Pressure-Replacing PRV and Expansion Tank

    Thanks for confirming! He said the check valve cuts off water flow in case of an issue. Something about it not causing further damage, but the precise example is escaping me right now.
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    High Water Pressure-Replacing PRV and Expansion Tank

    We had a plumber come out for what we thought was a leak and it turns out our water pressure is too high. We looked in the crawl space and located the pressure regulating valve and expansion tank for the water heater. Apparently the expansion tank isn't working as he took off the cap and...
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    New Homeowner and Forum Member

    I appreciate the welcome!
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    New Homeowner and Forum Member

    Hey everyone, My fiance and I just bought our first house and are in the process of setting up for the move. Changed locks and doing rug, HVAC duct, and overall deep cleanings before we start moving everything. I'm on forums for a couple of my hobbies for all of the knowledge everyone out...
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