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    I need a quick tip

    Thank you for replying, olddognewtrick! I don't know the size of the screws but I drilled holes in the aluminum that were just large enough to accommodate the screws. The aluminum is of the thickness that is normally used for flashing. I checked the flashing package and it only has the...
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    I need a quick tip

    Hi! I'm trying to screw a piece of aluminum to a section of plywood, and I want to make it perfectly flat against the plywood. However, no matter how careful I am to smooth the aluminum, by the time I get to the final screws there are several portions of the aluminum that are annoyingly...
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    A tiny leak

    Thanks a milion, snoonyb, and forgive me for misspelling your name the first time! I'll be whizzing off to the local hardware store shortly!
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    A tiny leak

    oldognewtrick, I don't know what it's made of exactly, but it looks like old-fashioned pipe material that might have been used in the first half of the 20th century. soonyb, thanks for the recommendations. Since I'm an utter novice, let me ask you: Would all of them (paste, tape, spray) be...
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    A tiny leak

    Hi! I want to clarify at the outset that the tiny leak I refer to in the title is not in a normal pipe carrying water under pressure. Instead, it's in the set of pipes of my hot-water heating system, and my particular system is an old-fashioned one that doesn't have a pump (it's a gravity...
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    A resistant lock, an insistent key... a frustrated home owner!

    Hi! I have what I thought was a common problem that would have a routine solution-- but instead I find myself mired in confusion! My key has been increasingly difficult to insert into the lock on my front door, so I felt a little lubrication was in order. Pretty simple, I figured. But on...
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