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storing paint for 1 yr or more

herb1's Avatar (by Gravatar) by herb1 in  Painting 

1/2 gal of paint stored upside down for 1 yr. It was hard when I opened it recently. How can I store paint for over a year  ... read more »

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where to find a patio umbrella with a threaded bottom on the poll for my patio which has a fixed hole for the placement of the umbrella?

Olivia92016 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Olivia92016 in  Yard » Patio »

i have a patio that has a built into the patio hole for the placement of a patio umbrella. so i am not n need of a base.  ... 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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Pouring concrete without sand or gravel?

Hamilton, TX guy's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Hamilton, TX guy in  Masonry » Concrete »

Built my own home but neglected to consider wind driven rain coming in the front/side doors. So I cannot put my wood flooring  ... read more »

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drywall problems in new house

Monti's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Monti in  Wall » Drywall »

Hi We just bought a new house in Waterloo and noticed a few problems in the drywall. I understand drywall will never  ... 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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power not transferred to transfer switch box

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

I have a 17500K Portable Generac Generator. During a recent outage in my area I was unable to get the power to go through  ... read more »

Can my 1972 Honeywell furnace blower be repaired? If not what do I have to get?

hvac-oldie's Avatar (by Gravatar) by hvac-oldie in  Climate Control »

In the house I have a Honeywell furnace and above it the ac condenser both circa 1972. The blower seems to be part of the  ... read more »

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Lawn mower wont start..

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

I had an old push mower that I decided to repair. It's a Briggs and Stratton 11a-034e729. It's been sitting for years  ... read more »

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Normally open honeywell zone valve motor operation

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

I have a normally open honeywell zone valve with 24VAC 5W 6RPM output motor actuator. The valve closes on when energized.  ... read more »

Should mortar turn brown in color after adding water?

silenteagle's Avatar (by Gravatar) by silenteagle in  Masonry » Brick »

Yesterday I mixed a bag of Quikrete mortar that had been laying around about five or more years. When mixed it was brown  ... read more »

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how to repair an old pool that has a sand bottom and sides

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

I am replacing my liner of my inground pool. It is 21 years old. The bottom and sides of the pool is sand. My pool people  ... read more »

how long will it take for sealcoat asphalt to fade...it looks terrible

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

I've got my asphalt sealcoat but since then we see all the faults in the driveway and the black color looks terrible. When  ... read more »

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Bought new home swamp cooler question

MIKEYINFOOTHILLS's Avatar (by Gravatar) by MIKEYINFOOTHILLS in  Climate Control » Air Conditioning »

We bought a new home in the Colorado foot hills and it has a swamp cooler. The cooler doesn't seen to be put the air in  ... read more »

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I bought a NEST and I cannot figure out which wires go where. I have 7 wires??

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Air Conditioning »

I have a brown blue yellow red orange green and white. I cannot figure out what to goes to what on the NEST? HELP  ... read more »

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Transfer switch did not operate with last power outage

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

Had a power outage this morning Generator came on like it was supposed to but the transfer switch did not move to cut off  ... read more »

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New home owner: HVAC issues, what do i do?!

99problemsHVAC1ofthem's Avatar (by Gravatar) by 99problemsHVAC1ofthem in  Climate Control »

Location - South East Florida Model - Lennox cbx25uh-036-230-1 Age - 1.5 years with newly built house (Still under  ... read more »

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Is there connection between twisting floor joists and cracks in wall on 2nd floor?

Jonathan's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Jonathan in  General Construction »

I purchased my first home about 7 months ago. It was built in 1991. At time of inspection the inspector pointed out some  ... read more »

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Second Puron dump in a month. Now what?

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

We had a new 5 T Amana ASCZ 18 with AVPTC426014 installed in July or August 2013. In December 2014 we got a lockout code  ... read more »

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why back fill sand into a crawl space

shane's Avatar (by Gravatar) by shane in  General Construction »

The house was built in 1969. In 1994 (20 ) years ago a two story addition was added to the house. the crawl space is 32'  ... read more »

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