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  1. Unfortunately the tech took the parts with him so...

    Unfortunately the tech took the parts with him so the part that tells the control module that a flame is burning is now missing; I'm guessing the control module would shut off the gas flow as a...
  2. Lennox gas fireplace parts supplier and/or parts numbers?

    I have a 15 year old Lennox gas fireplace that needs a couple of parts that I cannot find even with Internet searches. It has a 24 v electronic controller and a 24 v wall switch; the gas flows but...
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    Exterior paint, nano ceramic?

    A local house painter is touting a "nano ceramic" paint that is about 2 to 4 times as expensive as "premium" exterior paint. I've researched some on the Internet, but I cannot find any objective...
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    The first things I would suggest checking is...

    The first things I would suggest checking is regarding the airflow through the dryer... is the lint-trap clean? Is the output hose on the back connected properly? Does it have a kink that would...
  5. Problem Solved! The underground lateral pipe had...

    Problem Solved! The underground lateral pipe had rusted through in 8 years. The pipe was the proper green-epoxy coated 1/2 inch pipe, and the unions and street-L's were covered with the proper tape...
  6. Mark - Good idea... I'll remove the quick-connect...

    Mark - Good idea... I'll remove the quick-connect from above the shut-off valve... and if the flow is good I'll know it is the quick-connect at fault. I'll try it late tomorrow and post the results....
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    Sounds to me like you have insufficient drainage...

    Sounds to me like you have insufficient drainage around the perimeter of your home, and the water is puddling around the sides of the slab. This would cause the water pressure in the ground (under...
  8. Very low gas flow from home NG to bbq... shut off valve, quick-connect problem?

    My natural gas bbq (NOT propane) no longer makes enough heat, so I've done the following: 1) remove burner tubes and ensure they were clear (they have spider protection covers and were clear 2)...
  9. A couple of choices for filler... auto body bondo...

    A couple of choices for filler... auto body bondo is quick and easy, and Fixall would be my second choice (both are available at Home Depot)

    If your vinyl is sound, flat and level it might not...
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    I sell plants on Craiglslist all the time, and...

    I sell plants on Craiglslist all the time, and best of all it's free! You can advertise it with a photo (up to 4), online in your area, in the "farm and garden" section. You can make the deal...
  11. Regrout or use silicone in shower... which is better?

    My 10 year old shower has some slight cracking where the tile floor meets the tile walls... would it be better to touch this up with unsanded grout or to use a white silicone caulk. The walls and...
  12. OK... I'll remember that... thanks!

    OK... I'll remember that... thanks!
  13. We took them all out, then reinstalled them one...

    We took them all out, then reinstalled them one at a time... when the defective one was installed it malfunctioned. Problem solved.
  14. How can I stop all the smoke detectors at once?

    We live in a housing development built in 2000 with interconnected smoke detectors powered by AC with battery backup... there are 10 in the house. They are all going off right now (in a neighbors...
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    Thanks for the reply, Judy. We had looked at...

    Thanks for the reply, Judy. We had looked at this page but were concerned that no mention was made of Medicare was made on the Social Security website. Any info that might be more specific to...
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    Medicare eligibility for widow

    Perhaps there is a better forum for this question, but here goes...

    Husband died in 1997 at age 52. The widow was aged 46 at the time. Will the widow be eligible for Medicare and/or Social...
  17. The tub idea will not work for that length of...

    The tub idea will not work for that length of time. My suggestion is to get a neighbor to take the plants into their home and care for them while you're away. If you live in a moderate climate you...
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    The tile is put up first for waterproofing...

    The tile is put up first for waterproofing purposes, then the door installed through the tile.
  19. I looked in the switch box and nothing is capped...

    I looked in the switch box and nothing is capped off. There are a couple of red wires, but no three way switches. This box has just two single-pole switches; one for a wall outlet (for a table...
  20. Yes, I agree that I should leave it alone. If it...

    Yes, I agree that I should leave it alone. If it ain't broke...

    Those are ALL the wires coming out of the box. I took the switch plate off and the red wire IS switched. When the switch is off,...
  21. AC wiring color in ceiling fan junction box

    I'm replacing a builder-installed ceiling fan. The wall switch is standard ON/OFF single switch (NOT 3-WAY). I haven't taken the switch plate off, but I'm curious about...

    At the ceiling "fan...
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    Yes, a pull chain for the three speeds plus...

    Yes, a pull chain for the three speeds plus "off". The switch on the wall is standard, not rheostat. Do you have another idea?
  23. Sorry, don't have model number with me. I'd...

    Sorry, don't have model number with me. I'd rather slip in a second 512k 'cause I have an extra... but I'll buy a gig if necessary... thanks.
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    Terri - I don't think you will be successful...

    Terri - I don't think you will be successful with that approach. The lease is a contract between the 2 tenants and the landlord. She cannot change that contract without the roomate's (and...
  25. Do e machines typically have memory expansion slots

    A friend's e machine is slower than slow... they are on dsl-extreme. Their 5 yr old computer indicates 2.7 processor speed and only 512k ram. I've got some other ram that might fit but I haven't...
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    KISS -thanks for the tip... there is a small...

    KISS -thanks for the tip... there is a small bulge near the blue wire of my 4-wire capicitor!
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    Ceiling fan running at half speed.

    I have a Hampton Bay 3-speed fan that runs about half speed on all 3 settings... still runs 3 different speeds both forward and reverse, but each speed is about 50% of what it was previously. Any...
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