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Flue reducer


July 28, 2014, 4:08 am

I need to replace the flange for my furnace flue. The old oil furnace had a 6 flue and my replacement gas furnace has a 4 flue. The reducing flange at the chimney is rusted out and when I went to... Read more »

What is wrong with this paragraph? Or is there?


July 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

http://www.flotecpump.com/residentialpage_resource_faq_sump.aspx What is wrong with this paragraph? Or is there? Q. What is the most common cause of sump pump failure? A. Probably the most comm... Read more »

Checked my sump pump, what did I see?


July 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Checked my sump pump, what did I see? For the first time in a year or two, I checked the sump. Lived here 31 years, previous owner, 4 years, never before saw anything in the bottom, except pebble... Read more »

Dyna Glow 20,000 BTU propane heater


July 27, 2014, 3:05 pm

I recently picked up a Dyna Glow 20,000 BTU wall heater. I would like to in stall it at a hunting cabin (400 sq feet). The question I have is if I hoo k it up to a 20 lb portable propane tank (out... Read more »

DW incomplete drain


July 27, 2014, 2:02 pm

Wasn't this just addressed? Can't find. My DW has recently started leaving pool of icky water. ran hand around but did not find physical obstacles. Pool is still confined to within mesh drain bas... Read more »

Generator Cord Sizing 100' Run: Stay With 10-Gauge?

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July 27, 2014, 12:06 pm

Been using a 10-gauge cord to connect my little 2kw gennie in the garden shed to the transfer switch in the garage. No problems in maybe 20 hours total usage and the numbers look right per http://... Read more »

Brass Bathroom Fixtures


July 26, 2014, 6:43 pm

I own a 100+ year old house, where I am now updating a bathroom.. I have several, solid brass fixtures, that I have significantly improved the appearance via hard scrubbing with Brasso etc. I am... Read more »

Phosphate remover (pool owners)


July 26, 2014, 3:06 pm

I'm finally down to my last dose of Oneida PR-10000. I looked online and it's predictably more $$. I remember some guy was saying he was looking for a cheaper phosphate remover. Any luck? 10k ... Read more »

Putting vinyl over existing floor

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July 26, 2014, 9:15 am

I have a linoleum floor that is probably 25 years old. I've chosen a vinyl tile to replace it and have three estimates from reputable flooring stores. Two of them say the Lino needs to be pulled ... Read more »

heat cycle


July 25, 2014, 10:59 pm

I got some chocolate ice cream on the roof of my refrigerator's freezer, and I want to wipe it off during the heat cycle, but how do I know when the heat cycle is? Yes, I know I could just use som... Read more »

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Over-the-range microwave vs. a counter top unit on a shelf?


Do all OTR units contain a fan/vent and light? Are they required, specifically the fan/vent? If I want to clear space on my counter, what's wrong with mounting a shelf on the wall over my range and p... Read more »

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Need advice on a good name brand water heater

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I'm going to replace my water heater soon. its a 40 gallon gas, its 30 years old and doing great but getting worried about it because of the age. its a hotpoint. I would like to install a whole hous... Read more »

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Tear out or just pave over asphalt driveway?

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My neighbor's asphalt driveway is getting old and cracked, probably 15 years or more old. He was thinking of tearing it out and then putting down new asphalt. I suggested that since the present dri... Read more »

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Kenmore Electric Range - Oven & Burners Not Working - Repair Guide


This past weekend the oven heating element and stove top burners on our Kenmore electric range stopped working. I did some quick online research and learned that the problem was most likely due to a ... Read more »

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Best Exterior Paint?


Can somebody please tell what the best brand of Exterior paint is? I've heard conflicting reports that Sherman-Williams is and others say that it's a waste of money! So does anyone have any recomme... Read more »

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1.28 GPF Toilet - Must hold handle down

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I just replaced a 1.6 GPF toilet with a American Standard 1.28 GPF toilet. It received a 5 Star (best) flush rating by using a 2-1/8=94 trapway and a 3=94 flush valve. The first thing I noticed is th... Read more »

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Whirpool gas dryer - starts but wont stay running


I've got a Whirlpool gas dryer (Model GGW9878LWW) that wont' stay running. When I press the start button, the tumbler starts spinning, and I can hear the flames ignite (the clothes do get dry too).... Read more »

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Putting in ground anchors ??????


I'm setting a trailer home. I have it on blocks, but need to put those 3 foot screw anchors into the ground. Yea, I know they just screw into the ground, and I need some sort of handle to screw the... Read more »

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What adhesive to glue back concrete chip?


Recently I had my concrete driveway raised up. This caused a 3 chip to come off my garage concrete floor. What is the best adhesive to use to glue this concrete chip back into place? TIA Read more »

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OT: ESTWAY ladder


Does anyone know who made ESTWAY ladder? I have one of those articulated ladders that folds into 4 sections. I am missing a rubber feet and the other three are beginning to split. I've looked over th... Read more »