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shear strength of Teco nails?

Bob K. 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bob K. in  Carpentry 

What is the shear strength of a single Teco nail on an earthquake strap? I realize those straps required multiple nails  ... read more »

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I have a Hague Maximizer Series 93 water softener that will not stop regenerating unless I unplug the power. Any ideas? Also need manual.

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Plumbing » Water »

I have a Hague Maximizer Series 93 water softener that will not stop regenerating unless I unplug the power. Any ideas on  ... read more »

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New Hardwood floor install gone bad.

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

New premium grade 3/4" x 1 1/2" red Oak hardwood. I purchased it directly from the wholesaler. My flooring  ... read more »

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where can i obtain blades for model 931 wen electric hand plane.

silverfox's Avatar (by Gravatar) by silverfox in  Tools and Equipment » Power Tools »

I am in need of the blades and attaching screws for a Wen model 931 electric hand plane.  ... read more »

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1960,s general electric 21lg furnace fan limit switch appears to be rare)

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

I have a fan limit switch that is not functioning properly. It stays on. The normal honeywell looking switch with probe does  ... read more »

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Storage heater. What to use for insulation.

Mike78's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Mike78 in  Insulation »

Good morning everyone. Hope you all have a fantastic xmas and new year. I recently bought a 2nd hand Creda storage heater  ... read more »

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Water comes in from the chimney cleanout.

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

I get water thru the chimney cleanout ONLY when the furnace runs and the hot water heater runs normal.  ... read more »

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Boiler Overheating maybe caused by faulty shower valve

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Bathroom » Shower »

We have a Worcester combi-boiler 5-6 years old in good condition located at the first floor. The boiler works fine with heating  ... read more »

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Removed basement tile that tested positive for 2% Chrysotile - kids also exposed

Teresa's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Teresa in  Basement »

Bought a 40 year home with old vinyl tile in basement laundry room and basement bedroom. We initially brushed off asbestos  ... read more »

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20" husqvarna 455 Chain tensioner is at the end of the adjustment screw with a brand new chain.

Chris's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Chris in  Tools and Equipment »

I have a husqvarna 455 chainsaw. The sprocket looks good and the bar looks good. The bar says 72 drive links .050 gauge  ... read more »

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Hall & Landing Lighting

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

Hi can we please ask for help with changing existing 1 switch hall and 2 switch landing. We have uploaded an attachment  ... read more »

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Removing Bitumen Paint From External Brick Windowsill

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

External stone window sills had paint on already and had been sanded down. Bitumen paint applied over the top by mistake.  ... read more »

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John deere ridding mower

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

I was just wondering if someone can help me out to see how old my John Deere riding mower is? The motor is in the back behind  ... read more »

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Bathroom Faucet Handles Loose & Wobbly

KDM's Avatar (by Gravatar) by KDM in  Bathroom »

Hello Over time the handles on my bathroom faucet have become loose and wobbly where the bell meets the lever part of  ... read more »

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Where to earth Type 90 Anglepoise Lamp

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

I hope you can help I am rewiring my type 90 anglepoise lamp using a new plastic lamp holder new switch and new 3 cord  ... read more »

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Ge Profile Over the Range Under the Cabinet Microwave removal issue

StackTaxer's Avatar (by Gravatar) by StackTaxer in  Kitchen »

How does this model release from the wall? I have removed the top screws through the cabinet above yet microwave will not  ... read more »

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Smart light switch issues

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

I have 3 switches. 1 controls flood lights 1 controls uplights & other one controls chandelier. I recently bought  ... read more »

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Drainage pipe

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Plumbing » Sewage »

A sewage pipe that passes vertically inside the building creates an unpleasant smell what can be done  ... read more »

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Toilet rarely flushes without plunging

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Plumbing » Toilet »

I bought this house this summer and almost immediately it had problems flushing. I haven't flushed anything down it that  ... read more »

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Older York Gas Furnace

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

This year the blower fan does not kick off when in heat mode.  ... read more »

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