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    Edging/small retaining wall?

    Thanks! It probably makes sense to break this down to 2 different projects: 1) While leaving room for new fence, install small retaining wall/edging on slope between pool pump and driveway, from fence gate opening down to where 90 degree turns up into yard. 2) Remove existing rotted 2x4 paver...
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    Edging/small retaining wall?

    Hello all, Loss of a wooden fence along slightly sloped driveway, exposed the need for edging and/or small (approx 6"+) retaining wall, to keep soil under the slightly elevated ground, where the pool pump leads to backyard, from sliding onto driveway. I also need to go 90 degrees up from...
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    How would you connect new range hood?

    No, no...Thank YOU! :thbup: Yes, the hood is fed through metallic flexible conduit, run from the panel. That said, how would you connect the new range hood's 3 wires to the existing 2 wires?
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    How would you connect new range hood?

    Thanks! I don't see anything folded back and clipped, as you describe. Wider shot of existing range hood wiring (blue arrows) inside kitchen: Wider shot of sub-panel, where existing range hood black & white wires are being fed into conduit, at red arrow. Photo #1 20A breaker that is...
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    How would you connect new range hood?

    Thanks! True, the 20A breaker has both the existing range hood & refrigerator, connected to it. There's a similar breaker beneath it, which is OFF, as it's connected to a non-existent vacuum motor. You mean this? Existing black and white range hood wire being fed into conduit, in panel...
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    How would you connect new range hood?

    Hello all, Removed old range hood, and preparing to install a new range hood only, no microwave. However, the existing range hood & refrigerator are currently sharing a breaker and there's no ground on existing wiring in kitchen, from panel. The new range hood will be hard wired and...
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    Thermostat clicks but nothing happens

    Thanks! Definitely, will keep an eye on, in future, now that I know. One issue, if it happens again is, I won't have enough wire to reach contact.
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    Thermostat clicks but nothing happens

    I replaced the breaker ($59 at local electric supply store) and repaired the wire, in the condenser, as recommended...I now have a/c! Total out of pocket $123 ($64 diagnostics + $59 breaker) vs. quote of $350 = SAVINGS of $227! Thanks to all, who helped along the way!
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    Thermostat clicks but nothing happens

    OK, I bit the bullet and called in a tech for a service call. He came out and first checked the thermostat and then went right for the breaker inside the air handler, at top...Power coming in...No power going out. Then he went outside to the condenser and found a wire burnt out, at the top...
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    Vintage 9" Radial Arm Saw Worth Keeping?

    Definitely going to keep and BE CAREFUL, when using i.e. no ripping. :nono: That said, I can only go by the owner's manual but I was surprised to read that it can also be used for the following: ROUTING AND DOVETAILING Routing and dovetailing are accomplished with the motor indexed and locked...
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    Which coupon would you use?

    Yes, if I don't do repair, the service call is $89.
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    Which coupon would you use?

    If you know you need a repair (see: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21163), but it's also time to have your yearly "tune up", during which the tech will obviously find an issue... Which coupon would you use? 1) FREE a/c service call *with repair* Valid with repair only. Coupon...
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    Thermostat clicks but nothing happens

    Thanks! A bit confused and preparing to call ac tech but here's what I checked: 1) Pulled purple fuse partially out, just enough so that I can get my multi meter probe to make contact with the "blade" on the fuse. READINGS: Touched the red probe to one side of the fuse and got no reading...
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    Vintage 9" Radial Arm Saw Worth Keeping?

    Hmm? Apparently, CPSC, Emerson Tool Co. Announced Recall of Craftsman® Radial Arm Saws Sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. because the radial arm saws were sold without a guard that covers the entire blade. The recalled Craftsman® 8-, 8?-, 9- and 10-inch radial arm saws have a model number...
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    Vintage 9" Radial Arm Saw Worth Keeping?

    Hello all, I inherited this Craftsman 9" Radial Arm Saw model #113.29350 circa 1965 w/ extra blades and accessory kit. Needs a little cleaning and TLC but I plugged her in and she started right up...That sound reminded me of my father (RIP). I have a low end miter saw w/ portable stand...
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    Which circular saw blade(s), would you recommend?

    Thanks! UPDATE: I went with the Diablo, for which, other than general purpose cutting, I have the following uses, in mind: 1) Repair & replace sections of wooden bench, fencing and gates. 2) Remove & repair section of 3/4 plywood subfloor under 2nd floor toilet. FWIW: I do have two low-end HF...
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    How to cap dishwasher water line?

    Ah! You mean the copper water line that will be replaced by the new stainless flex line. Where does the flex line get attached to the shut off valve, A or B?
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    How to cap dishwasher water line?

    Cut which pipe?
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    How to cap dishwasher water line?

    Hello all! If removing old dishwasher but need time before installing new DW, how and where would you cap off DW water line, temporarily, without shutting off water to entire house? FWIW...I closed the shut off valve and ran a "quick rinse" cycle (10 min) test...No leak at the valve but I did...
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    Thermostat clicks but nothing happens

    Thanks! I need to watch that several more times but I DO have a flood safety switch like that:
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