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    What did you do today?

    I've had raccoons go right back through new shingles, felt paper, and 3/4" boards on a roof...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    As to dishwashers, Cascade in green box used to advertise the hell out of their dishwashing soap... but it didn't work... I found lower priced ElectraSol in the white box to work much better... neighbor said his dishwasher was junk, didn't work, and he used the 'proper' soap in the 'green...
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    Basement walls not 16 or 24 inch centres

    You might make a drawing with dimensions of where the boards are so you know where to put nails in...
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    Condenser fan won't shut off

    OLD thread... ignore...
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    Brand new furnace not working

    Jim, this is an OLD thread... and problem solved months ago...
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    What did you do today?

    X2... don't block vents so that computer overheats and burns up... may need a ventilated/screened shield around it...
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    Replacement furnace - is it compatible?

    LOL! This is an OLD thread... BTW, I bought two of the Whirlpool (under another brand name) 90+% efficiency furnaces for two different houses (at the same time) about, oh, 20-30 years ago. They've been totally dependable and really cut the heat bills down. I picked them because, at the time...
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    Is there fill to allow screw for sash lock?

    I mix up a few drops of fibreglas, drop it into the holes, then add the locks and push the screws in, hardens in a few hours... lasts 50 years or so... moisture resistant... would need to re-drill if holes don't line up... 2 part 5 minute or regular epoxy and glued pieces of wood is also fine...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    I live about an hour west of Clyde. I bought two of the Whirlpool (under another brand name) 90+% efficiency furnaces for two different houses (at the same time) about, oh, 20-30 years ago. They've been totally dependable and really cut the heat bills down. I picked them because, at the time...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    Never heard of Viking, but thanks for the tip...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    That would be the top loader style with an agitator that can get unbalanced. Front loaders that tumble the clothes supposedly get them cleaner and are gentler on the clothes. Front loaders were popular in early 1900's but after doors popped open/seals leaked/houses/apartments got flooded they...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    Yeah, I get about a year and a half out of icemakers....
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    On my top freezer, the coldest air entering the fridge is directed to the fresh meat drawer to keep it 30-32 degrees and then the rest of the fridge is around 35 degrees to prevent freezing liquids...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    LOL! I rest my case... an overly expensive complicated solution to a simple problem... although I can see shorter people or people with certain health problems preferring the bottom freezer... And if the bottom freezer is in the form of a pullout drawer, you get the same problems as a deep...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    That's what I figured was part of the problem with bottom freezer, getting a uniform temp in the fridge part, too warm at the top, freezing things at the bottom...
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    Which is the best refrigerator?

    Prices must be coming down on the 3 door French door fridges... that 3rd door used to add another $1,000 to a $1,000-1500 fridge... yeah, just 'marketing', doesn't really cost that much to do it... When I go to a side by side, to avoid the narrowness, I will get the biggest available... a 29...
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    How do I test this old compressor?

    My belt drive compressors are much quieter than some of the direct drive ones that obnoxiously sound like a machine gun firing... way too loud...
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    Post Your Kitchen!!

    I would think you would want to use hardwoods for butcher block tops rather than soft firs or pines. I'm about to cut down some dead walnut trees in my yard that I thought maybe someone would want to buy the wood for gun stocks or other uses... Cut some maple trees a while back... should have...
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    How do I test this old compressor?

    Don't leave the compressor turned on or the air will leak out and it will cycle on and off until it overheats or wears out. That looks like a diaphragm type compressor, don't know if they have oil in them like the heavier duty piston type compressors that look and work like an automobile or...
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    Water Seeping Through Cinderblock Walls

    OK, I think I misunderstood your comment about 3' of crushed stone... I thought it went down to basement floor level, but on re-reading it looks to be a shallow amount of stone allowing water to drop down and pool just out of sight where the dirt starts next to the basement wall! I'd replace the...
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