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    Peonies and brown leaves

    Now that the peonies are done blooming, we'll have the greenery for the rest of the summer. Seems like every year, though, the leaves start to get brown and smell...well...bad. My wife insists that's Just What Happens, but I'm not convinced. I know they eventually dry out, but this seems more...
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    Ceiling fan hummmmm....

    I've got two ceiling fans that are humming. One's installed using a deep box screwed to a 2 x 4 across the joists, the other using a hanging kit. The one on the 2x4 hums loudly, the other only a little. In other parts of the house, there are fans with similar installations that don't hum...
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    Drywall joint question

    1. When I go to the local homecenter to buy joint compound, they've got "general purpose", "lightweight", lightweight in a box, and lightweight in powder form (I think). I've visited USG's website, but can't wade through all the marketing to get the straight poop. What're the differences? 2...
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