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  1. fixit7

    Fire code regarding grills on patios

    < Other than that, what are your exact concerns and how does someone else using a grill affect you? When flames are rising 2 -3 feet which is close to the ceiling, I am am quit concerned. These apartments had a fire years ago that burned half of it down.
  2. fixit7

    Fire code regarding grills on patios

    I live in an apartment. For the 2nd time, I have seen another resident operating a grill on their patio. I reported the 1st instance to the manager. From what I understand, it is not lawful to operate an grill under a balcony and not withing 10 feet of the residence. I am trying to find the...
  3. fixit7

    Fruit flies

    The trap consists of apple cider vinegar inside a glass with a piece of plastic wrap over it with a small hole. A lot of flies were buzzing around it and some got trapped. I sprayed rubbing alcohol and killed a lot. They have thinned out greatly and only a few are left.
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    Fruit flies

    I am having a heck of a time with fruit flies. I keep my apartment clean and emtpy the trash frequently. I have fly strips in every room. I have apple cider vinegar traps as well. I notice the grocery stores have that problem too. If I did not have a parakeet, I would set off a roach bomb...
  5. fixit7

    Outdoor antenna

    I made that kind of antenna. It was not as good as what I have now. But thanks for the feedback.
  6. fixit7

    Outdoor antenna

    Yes, I am getting all my channels.
  7. fixit7

    Outdoor antenna

    This is my outdoor antenna. As you can see from the pic, it gets rained on. There is a small amount of corrosion on the aluminum rods. Would that decrease my reception over time? If so, should I coat it with something? Thanks.
  8. fixit7

    Remove curls from garden hose

    I do not what is going on. Yahoo mail keeps sending emails from this forum to my spam folder even when I mark them as NOT spam? Anyone know how to fix that?
  9. fixit7

    Slotted screw starter

    I found this in my tool chest. Do not recall ever having used it. I think I got it from my father. Is it used in tight spaces...
  10. fixit7

    Remove curls from garden hose

    I will try laying it out in the hot sun. It's a mid grade hose. Maybe the heat will make it reshape itself flat?
  11. fixit7

    Remove curls from garden hose

    I am having a hard time getting my hose in shape to hang up, but the curls in in are making that hard. I did a search for removing curls from a garden hose, but did not find much. Is there a way of removing the curls?
  12. fixit7

    Naphtha uses

    Huffy mountain bike. It was an 18 speed but had it upgraded to 21 speed and got indexed shifters. Tires are 26x2.5 inch.
  13. fixit7

    Naphtha uses

    I try to avoid wet conditions, but sometimes you get stuck in the rain. When that happens, by bike goes inside to dry off. My tires will need replacing next year. I do not do much off road biking. Do you have some tire recommendations? I went some tires with less rolling resistance.
  14. fixit7

    Naphtha uses

    My experience with wet lubes is they attract dust much faster than dry lubes. Despite my bike having a full cover, the yard people manage to get dust on my chain.
  15. fixit7

    Cut out particle board

    I used a crowbar. It came out quickly.
  16. fixit7

    Naphtha uses

    After cleaning, I use WD-40 Dry Lube PTFE spray. It does not attract as much dirt as anything wet. I have not noticed any rusting on the chain.
  17. fixit7

    Naphtha uses

    I was advised on a bicycle forum to use Naphtha to clean my bike chain. I was previously using paint thinner. I found that Simple Green worked as well and is environmentally friendly. So what other uses can I use the Naphtha for?
  18. fixit7

    Cut out particle board

    Vielen Dank. Andy
  19. fixit7

    Cut out particle board

    Is that the same as a sabre saw?
  20. fixit7

    Cut out particle board

    I am looking for an easier way to remove this piece of particle board.
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