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  1. Skeezix

    Driveway Is Separating from Garage

    Thank you for all of your comments and replies. I think I'll cheap out and use sand to fill the gap. Careful measurement of the gap is 3 inches deep by 3/4 inch wide by 15 feet long. The area doesn't get much water at all and if I have to top it off every couple of years that's okay with me.
  2. Skeezix

    Driveway Is Separating from Garage

    I had forgotten all about using sand. I'll give it a try.
  3. Skeezix

    Driveway Is Separating from Garage

    I dunno. The separation is 5 inches deep and 16 feet long. I also have another place that is again, 5 inches deep and is 9 feet long. How far will 10.5 ounces go? Seems like I would need a lot of 10.5 ounces of Sikaflex to seal all of that.
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    Hot water heater

    House pressure 70 PSI, backflow preventer valve installed. When the expansion tank on my water heater finally died, I could tell that something was wrong. When I turned on any hot water tap, the water would gush out for a second, then flow normally. After I replaced the expansion tank, the...
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    String trimmer string keeps breaking

    I'll repeat: I think that 0.080" string is for grass only. When I run my Stihl FS90 at full RPM a freshly wound spool will last only a couple of weeks (using it to trim around 500 feet twice a month). When I run the trimmer just fast enough to clip the grass and weeds, I can easily triple that...
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    Driveway Is Separating from Garage

    Thank you for your replies. Yes, the driveway slab goes down and away from the garage slab. And yes, the soil here is clay. :( I'm not familiar with sika-flex or how to use it, nor do I know anything about Cement-All. At this moment, filling the gap with sand sounds like the best solution...
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    Driveway Is Separating from Garage

    My house was built in 1982. It has a concrete driveway and a double garage. Over the years the driveway had cracked and slid about an inch away from the garage. I tried using the gray styrofoam-like filler and some caulk, but that of course didn't hold, so in 2015 I had the driveway removed and...
  8. Skeezix

    Help with Painting faded Front Door

    I have the same problem. :dunno:
  9. Skeezix

    Garage entry door

    Amen on that ^. :I agree:
  10. Skeezix

    String trimmer string keeps breaking

    I've been using trimmers of various brands for around 45 years, and am now on my 3rd trimmer (a gas-powered Stihl that I bought in 2008 for about $135). I used various brands of string and for the last 7-8 years I have been having trouble with the string breaking. Before that it's never been a...
  11. Skeezix

    String trimmer string keeps breaking

    My local Stihl salesman told me that the string (0.080") dries out and should be kept in water to maintain its flexibility. Sounds like BS to me, but then who knows?? I can't see plastic drying out or absorbing water, but then again... maybe?? :dunno:
  12. Skeezix

    Front Door Finish Is Coming Off When I Try to Clean Door

    Hi, Sorry for the delay. I think it's a colored surface and not a varnish. I never put anything on the door's finish except "cleaner". And it's cleaning the coloring off. More info: It's a door. It opens and closes. :dance chik: I don't think the surface is real wood. Prolly some kind of...
  13. Skeezix

    Fixing Corner Where Drywall Ceiling Meets Walls

    I won't be getting a photo until I'm ready to get serious and actually do something about the hole. And yes, I can crawl my tired old bones into the attic! I hadn't even thought of that! Fifteen years ago I did it to install a can light above the tub. Thanks for the reminder! :)
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    Front Door Finish Is Coming Off When I Try to Clean Door

    Fifteen years ago I replaced my front door with one from Lowes. It has a wood-like finish. I tried to clean off the water splash spots on the outside bottom of the door a few times, but soon realized that all I was doing was removing whatever finish had been applied when the door was...
  15. Skeezix

    window balance pivot stuck

    I agree. I would use one stick on each side.
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    Fixing Corner Where Drywall Ceiling Meets Walls

    I recently installed one of those pole-type shelves in a corner of my bathtub. It's the kind that mounts between the bathtub and the ceiling and that has three adjustable corner shelves on it. Well, I had too much pressure on it at first, and when I put the thing up it broke out a corner of the...
  17. Skeezix

    Mold or ~efflorescence?

    That doesn't look like efflorescence to me. Every 3 or 4 years I get efflorescence on the mortar that's between the bricks on the outside of my house. Just on the mortar, not on the bricks themselves. Usually in the protected areas that are under the deck covering. It looks like somebody spilled...
  18. Skeezix

    How did I do here?

    Looks good to me (BWDIK)... I would not have bothered to dig and lay 50 feet of pipe though.
  19. Skeezix

    Bedroom Door Won't stay open

    I hear that!
  20. Skeezix

    Tile pros, please help. What should I do here

    I certainly would try patching the spots if I could get something that will match in color. First I'd dig out the grout that's crumbling and clean the crack out, then fill it in with new grout. Certainly better than paying $$$ to have somebody re-grout the 19-year-old tiles and then having new...