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    some options for trim under a porch

    Here is a picture of the right side. The distance from the steps to the outside of the corner post is 135" so a bit less than 12'. The left side is the same only not as long so there are only two posts. I have not yet installed the post caps as I had to fabricate those and they still need to...
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    some options for trim under a porch

    I guess that this is the correct forum for this question, someone let me know if it is not. I have mostly finished rebuilding the structure of the porch after significant termite damage. There is a new rim-joist supported by 5 posts and concrete footers. The old trim was an 8" frame of wood...
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    some concerns about a concrete footer poured in cold weather

    Thanks for all of the replies. I removed the tube form yesterday and everything looked fine. I added a box of about 6" deep additional concrete to stabilize the base of the concrete column. I haven't done footers like this very many times but I had always added a box of extra concrete at the...
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    some concerns about a concrete footer poured in cold weather

    Hello, I am in the process of trying to finish some repairs of termite damage on my porch. I am now starting to replace the temporary supports with proper posts. On Tuesday I poured the footer for a 6"x6" post using a 12" tube form. I used high strength Sakrete (4000). I didn't measure the...
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    best wood screws for framing (porch re-construction)

    Hello, I am in the process of rebuilding part of the front porch following some termite damage. For a number of reasons, the front rim joist will be a triple of 1.5"x8" ground contact pressure treated. This is being installed in stages as the remaining supports are being jacked up and secured...
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    painting PVC trim boards (which brand of PVC to use and which primer)

    Hello, I am in the process of repairing/rebuilding some of my parents front porch that termites had for lunch. They did a phenomenal amount of damage without any visible symptoms from the outside. The old wooden porch was covered with vinyl and aluminum trim some years ago. This made me...
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    Best product for cleaning green algea-looking stuff off siding?

    Windex works very well to remove this kind of thing, but straight ammonia diluted with water works just as well. I have used Windex several times on a area on the north side the needs it every few years. Just spray the Windex on and scrub it with a scrub brush. As suggested, the long handle...
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    removing a vinyl shingle panel

    Hello, I have a couple of panels of cedar impressions vinyl shingle that I need to remove to do some work underneath. I need to be careful so I can reinstall it when I am done. These are on a knee wall, so it's only one panel that was probably cut at the top. There is J-Channel on the top and a...
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    Vinyl siding to cover wood

    Several years ago my parents decided to have their 150 year old house covered in vinyl siding because it needed to be painted nearly every year to look decent. Even though all the wood shingles had been replaced (some more than once) they just wouldn't hold either stain or paint for very long. I...
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    installing a cleanout port to the main stack (4" cast iron, I think)

    Here is a picture of the main stack where it enters the floor. The old clean-out used to be in the floor about 3' on this side of the pipe The distance between the floor and the first flange in the pipe is a bit less than 44". The cast iron pipe is 4" OD. The 2" PVC to the left is the...
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    installing a cleanout port to the main stack (4" cast iron, I think)

    Hello, I am having some sewer backups again. This has happened a couple of times before and I have been able to fix the issue with Instant Power Main Line Cleaner. This has worked well but it is a pain because you basically have to avoid using water for a day. I have a basement sink that is...
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    a question about milling and retreating pressure treated lumber

    Most treatments need to be re-applied on some schedule. Since preservatives have been re-formulated to meet environmental regulations, many of them indicate that they need to be reapplied every year. This is particularly true of the least expensive options. Some people use a pump hand sprayer to...
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    a question about milling and retreating pressure treated lumber

    This question could fall under many categories including carpentry, garden & lawncare, and painting. My guess was to put it here, so my apologies if that was the wrong guess. I need to replace an old wooden trellis in my yard. I have looked at options available from local stores and find them...
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    Kenmore 665.13833K601 Ultra Wash QuietGuard Deluxe dishwasher will not drain (again)

    This morning I took apart the inside and cleaned everything out down to the macerator blade. There was some debris in there that I removed but nothing significant. When I was finished, I poured some clean water in the bottom and hit the manual drain button. Like before, there was a humming...
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    Kenmore 665.13833K601 Ultra Wash QuietGuard Deluxe dishwasher will not drain (again)

    Hello again, After just getting the oven fixed, now the dishwasher will not drain. This is a Kenmore 665.13833K601 from 2007, so I am not all that surprised if it need some repairs at this point. This has happened before and was posted about here, Dishwasher will not drain Last time I posted...
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    LG LRG3095ST/02 gas range F11 heat error, temperature sensor, ignitor, control board, or something else

    Do you know if the broiler uses the exact same part for the ignitor or a different part? Repairclinic.com doesn't seem to list a separate part for the broiler ignitor. It seems reasonable that the same part could be used to ignite the broiler since it is doing the exact same thing. The part is...
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    LG LRG3095ST/02 gas range F11 heat error, temperature sensor, ignitor, control board, or something else

    I believe that the broiler has its own ignitor since it has always worked with no issues. In the end, I did the repair based on this video, which shows the same repair in full. It also showes that you just pull on the connector wire and it pulls out from the bottom of the stove. It actually...
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    LG LRG3095ST/02 gas range F11 heat error, temperature sensor, ignitor, control board, or something else

    Thanks, I will do that and see if they have any advice, Today, I took the oven bottom and burner shield out today so I could watch the ignitor during the preheat cycle. The ignitor does come on and does start glowing. Here is a picture just after the cycle was started, The picture is a bit...
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    LG LRG3095ST/02 gas range F11 heat error, temperature sensor, ignitor, control board, or something else

    Thanks for the reply, I was planning on doing the repairs myself. I don't mind working on a range as long as I am not touching the gas supply or gas valve. I would have to check on the warranty. I am assuming that there would only be a 30 day warranty to cover parts that are DOA or fail...
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    LG LRG3095ST/02 gas range F11 heat error, temperature sensor, ignitor, control board, or something else

    Hello, I have an LG gas range (model LRG3095ST/02) that is about 7 years old (2014 manufacture year). For a while now I have been getting the F11 heat error when preheating the oven. I understand that this means that it has taken longer than 5 minutes for the oven to reach 150F. For several...
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