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Level concrete floor or fill in sunken den?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Floor 

We have a family room that was originally a carport. The carport had a step down from the house about 4-5" and  ... read more »

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I am trying to create attick storage by placing a floor. Im thinking I need to attach the support to the truss so as not to put stress on t

Bill Ranney's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bill Ranney in  General Construction »

I have a new construction home. I want some attic storage. There is blown in insulation in the attic. I'm thinking I  ... read more »

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I hate DIY with a passion !!

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Other »

Hello Everyone I am absolutely hopeless at household DIY !! Do you remember Frank Spencer in the comedy series Some  ... read more »

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other ways to run electric over concrete with out busting it up

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring »

i want an electric or solar sliding gate but in order to get electric there i have to bust up concrete or find another way  ... read more »

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Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Exterior »

Dining room window is off center according to plans...the dining room window was supposed to be centered outside under a  ... read more »

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New range/oven installation - old, big gas pressure regulator sticking out of floor - unnecessary, redundant?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Gas »

House built late 80's old pressure regulator (redundant?) from original range/oven sticks out so I can't put new range/oven  ... read more »

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Default Why is my standing pilot gas valve wet?

Jim's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Jim in  Energy » Gas »

While relighting my boiler's pilot I noticed the pilot gas valve is dripping some type of fluid onto the floor under the  ... read more »

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Oil Furnace And Blower Turns On By Itself (Even With No Thermostat Connected)

John's Avatar (by Gravatar) by John in  Climate Control » Heating »

I attached an image of the furnace which displays the model number and other information on the tags. The model numbers  ... read more »

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Debris in air bleed valve

MikeM51's Avatar (by Gravatar) by MikeM51 in  Yard » Pool »

Whenever I bleed air from my filter I see debris floating up thru the device which then gets expelled thru opening. Is my  ... read more »

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biasi combi boiler, hot water problems

Alan Gray's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Alan Gray in  Plumbing » Water » Hot Water »

The hot water is sometimes fine then it runs cold I've had the diaphram changed I originally thought the water pressure  ... read more »

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Karcher 5.86 electric power washer dead

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Pressure Washers »

There is no life from my power washer. I have stripped it down and confirmed there is continuity from the plug to the  ... read more »

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electrical conection

igodditt's Avatar (by Gravatar) by igodditt in  Appliances »

I am trying to install 2 three bulb 2x4 lights in my shop I am not sure of the wiring the lighs have 4 wires 1 longer white  ... read more »

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Garden hose across (or under) cement driveway?

Victoria's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Victoria in  Yard » Driveway »

I need to run a garden hose from the well across a 10' wide paved driveway to water a garden on a timer. The problem is  ... read more »

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Concrete foundation crack? What's the appropriate way to fix?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Masonry » Concrete »

Hi All We had some insulation problems around one of the baseboards downstairs. Warm air would coming in from under the  ... read more »

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Mower blades

Art's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Art in  Tools and Equipment » Lawn Mowers »

John deere L120 with 3 blades. Have tried penetrating oil impact wrench heat torch and vice gripes and hammer and cannot  ... read more »

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Slate floor frustration

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Floor 

We have recently moved into a house where the kitchen floor is tiled in slate. The tiles are the rough uneven type which  ... read more »

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Toilets

Don W's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Don W in  Technology » Computers »

Maximum number of 90 degree bends in drain?  ... read more »

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Paint Garage Concrete Floor without Etching as its new

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Garage »

I just brought a new newly constructed house and the garage floor was build a few months back but it did house construction  ... read more »

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Smoke Detector Beeps Twice A Day

January Ruiz's Avatar (by Gravatar) by January Ruiz in  Technology » Alarms »

My smoke detectors are going off almost on schedule daily. 1 beep around 2pm and 3 beeps a little after 10pm. It's the same  ... read more »

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Ceiling Fan Canopy won't come off

Sheriboberry's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Sheriboberry in  Energy » Electrical » Ceiling Fans »

I'm replacing an old outdated ceiling fan from 1987. It was here when we bought the house 6 years ago. On the canopy  ... read more »

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