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  1. Rick, I didn't get to post my opinions in time,...

    Rick,
    I didn't get to post my opinions in time, but you ended up doing what I was going to recommend. Tom, that Colt is a sweet piece! Jmjposeph, I'm guessing the Browning .380 is the BDA? I have...
  2. I agree with both TK and KISS on this, but will...

    I agree with both TK and KISS on this, but will add my professional $0.02. Buy the extra 80' of coax and do the job right. Run the additional length of ground wire, and do the job right. I, too,...
  3. I've not used the soy-based products yet, but...

    I've not used the soy-based products yet, but here's a start:
    Bean-e-doo Non-Toxic Mastic and Adhesive Remover

    Google "soy based adhesive remover;" you'll get a number of responses. I am...
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    NEC Sections 250, 300, 700. NEC is available for...

    NEC Sections 250, 300, 700. NEC is available for review free online (sticky at the top of this section). BICSI's TDMM has extensive coverage, no free copy available online (that I know of). ...
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    There's also the consideration of what you want...

    There's also the consideration of what you want the finished job to look like. If you want them to look brand new, you'd almost have to use a drum sander. These things scare me (I didn't want to...
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    Did this in my 88 year-old house three years ago....

    Did this in my 88 year-old house three years ago. Keep in mind, a lot of the finish used in those days was shellac (mine still had the original finish!) WHICH IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH POLYURETHANE. ...
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    Possibly a couple of things going on here. ...

    Possibly a couple of things going on here. First, the white ring USUALLY appear if water vapor is penetrating the finish and being trapped beneath it. As you said it's going away within a couple of...
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    When did you cut the sumac tree? I'm going...

    When did you cut the sumac tree? I'm going through a similar situation myself: We cut a number of large shrubs/small trees; since I couldn't find copper sulfate (without ordering it), I bought a...
  9. I'm guessing that this is more than just a spot...

    I'm guessing that this is more than just a spot on the table top. How much of the surface was damaged? Can you post a photo? Given that the finish was steamed off, you may have left most of the...
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    Honda Riding Mower Ignition

    A friend of mine asked me tonight whether it was possible to adapt the "universal" starter switch he bought to an old Honda mower. He gave them the switch he took out of the unit and the new one he...
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    Haven't heard it phrased quite like this, but,...

    Haven't heard it phrased quite like this, but, being in the tech field, my guess is that client is going from one system to another (data network, phone system, software package). Normally, for...
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    I've had this problem for years with my 2000 Z71....

    I've had this problem for years with my 2000 Z71. I was told by the dealer (several times) that it "must be a loose ground somewhere." My fuel pump died about six weeks ago (after hitting a GIANT...
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    Clough, I used one of the large, rental, orbital...

    Clough,
    I used one of the large, rental, orbital sanders for my hardwood floors inside (I wanted to be careful to not remove much stock). As well as this worked on white oak, I can imagine it would...
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    Don, For what it's worth, I looked at both...

    Don,
    For what it's worth, I looked at both Siemens and Square D when I did a total re-wire on my 85-year-old place a couple of years ago. I forget the price differential, but Square D was the more...
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    Top-line direct writers like Allstate (State...

    Top-line direct writers like Allstate (State Farm, Nationwide) are generally more restrictive on their underwriting than some of the smaller companies. Find a well-regarded independent insurance...
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    Not sure where you're located, but many...

    Not sure where you're located, but many jurisdictions prohibit all but certified contractors from doing any wiring within an elevator. Check with the responsible certifying authority (in...
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    This sounds like it may be a grounding issue. ...

    This sounds like it may be a grounding issue. I'd check (or have checked) all of the connections for the circuits supplying the D/W, washer, and TV, then check the connections on the TV signal...
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    Hey, I have an idea... how about let's NOT dig up...

    Hey, I have an idea... how about let's NOT dig up 5 year old posts to append to? Much easier and less confusing to start a new thread.

    Anyway, for kitchen use, granite beats marble. If you want...
  19. This was common in that era house. In the areas...

    This was common in that era house. In the areas the builder judged most likely to be covered with linoleum they used a less expensive tongue & groove flooring. My 1922 vintage house is done in...
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    Clough, We used to sell a bit of Pennsylvania...

    Clough,
    We used to sell a bit of Pennsylvania House in our store. Had I not been familiar with the line, your advise is absolutely correct.
    Bill
  21. Probably not. CPVC cement welds the pieces...

    Probably not. CPVC cement welds the pieces together by softening them, then flashes off. Thus, the cement has softened the linoleum and bonded to it. If you do get any of the cement off, it will...
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    While your general concept of the repair is on...

    While your general concept of the repair is on track, the white spots would probably give you the problem. If you get through the finish coat and sand any of the stain, you'll probably end up with a...
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    Charro8, Thanks for the photos. The rails for...

    Charro8,
    Thanks for the photos. The rails for your bed were (originally) wood with two tenons on each end. These fit into the mortises, or slots, on your head- and foot boards. Additionally,...
  24. Question: Packet loss

    by Rover88
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    Have you tired running tracert to a known good...

    Have you tired running tracert to a known good host? This can show you where there may be a router hanging up along the line. At a command prompt, type "tracert -h 35 www.rit.edu" This will give...
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    I've run into several different setups on antique...

    I've run into several different setups on antique beds... any chance you could post a photo?
    Bill
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    Many desks have a central drawer-locking...

    Many desks have a central drawer-locking function, controlled by the lap drawer. Check to see if there's a mechanism behind the drawer that is hung up---this may prevent the drawer from going the...
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    Two possible solutions: 1). Some mattress...

    Two possible solutions: 1). Some mattress manufacturers have available, on special order, "split" queen-sized box springs. This is like the two extra-long twin box springs used for king sized...
  28. Question: Leather furniture

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    Prevention would have been the easiest remedy: ...

    Prevention would have been the easiest remedy: regularly washing the entire piece with something like Murphy's Oil Soap. I would still use the Murphy's, then follow-up with Lexol Cleaner and...
  29. If these have metal slides, there is a...

    If these have metal slides, there is a ball-bearing runner with an anti-tip feature designed to keep you from inadvertently pulling the drawer too far out. To remove the drawer, when you have it...
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    Have you checked to see if the company is still...

    Have you checked to see if the company is still in business... if so, they MAY have a record of the lock and be able to provide some direction. If this is a quality desk (sorry, I'm not familiar...
  31. First, my authority: Early in my career I was an...

    First, my authority: Early in my career I was an insurance broker and specialty lines property/casualty underwriter. Last number of years has been spent as a contractor.

    We frequently have...
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    There are repair products for this. Short...

    There are repair products for this. Short course: a knit-like backer is glued to the back of the tear (placed through the tear itself), then a compound is tinted to match the leather to fill the...
  33. Question: Trace VoIP call

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    You could also ask your phone company whether...

    You could also ask your phone company whether they support *57. When you get a crank call, dial *57 immediately upon disconnect; this sets up a telco trace that the police can retrieve with a...
  34. I've been away for a while, so I apologize for...

    I've been away for a while, so I apologize for the delay in answering. Clough is correct, this won't work. Adapters are made to put a queen or double headboard onto the reverse size bedding, but...
  35. Thanks, Stratmando!

    Thanks, Stratmando!
  36. If you have no dial tone you have either: A) NOT...

    If you have no dial tone you have either: A) NOT rewired the jack correctly or B) Have no connectivity at the far end. Dial tone typically comes in on the two center pins of the jack (Pins 2-3 of a...
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    I'd be real hesitant to try using a household...

    I'd be real hesitant to try using a household iron for this... by the time the iron's hot enough to melt the glue you may have already melted the face pile. In general, installers will warrant the...
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    Small container, rags, or shop vac.

    Small container, rags, or shop vac.
  39. Similar problem at my place in November. House...

    Similar problem at my place in November. House was completely rewired in April/May. My voltages were 196 on one leg, 43 on the other. Power company said, "Oh, sounds like you lost a neutral." ...
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    Whole 'nuther issue, labman. Providing your...

    Whole 'nuther issue, labman. Providing your internet is probably cable, perhaps DSL, or if you're really masochistic, 2-way satellite. In any event, cable and phone should have grounding blocks at...
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    No, shield grounding really won't do it. I'll...

    No, shield grounding really won't do it. I'll get back with some links to the right stuff.
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    OK, tk, "Tele-Tubie" to the rescue on Article...

    OK, tk, "Tele-Tubie" to the rescue on Article 800! This phone line should have protection on both ends. Yes, he would (should?) have primary protection at the demarc, installed by the telco as part...
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    These guys are all right. If you're using a...

    These guys are all right. If you're using a pulling sock, you can also use a swivel between the sock and the rope to keep your cables from knitting. We ALWAYS pull an extra piece of jet line into...
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    Find a broker with access to Excess & Surplus...

    Find a broker with access to Excess & Surplus lines markets (if your broker doesn't understand this, and many won't, find another broker!). Generally, this type of broker will deal only with another...
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    I was told this at the distributor that sold me...

    I was told this at the distributor that sold me my glass block window (long-time friends). To be clear, they said that the Type S was a better, stronger product to use for this application.
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    You should use Type S Portland for this...

    You should use Type S Portland for this application. It's a very high-strength mix. This was recommended when I installed a glass block window in my shower. Thinset won't have the strength to hold...
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    Just about every bed frame I've ever seen will...

    Just about every bed frame I've ever seen will accommodate twin (3/3), full (4/6) or queen (5/0) bedding. If you mean the bed itself, if it's just a headboard you can buy mod-plates to allow you to...
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    Best way is to use a new home-run of RG-6 from...

    Best way is to use a new home-run of RG-6 from the basement to your son's room (I like to use only single splitter and have all runs branch from there). If this is impossible, you MAY be able to...
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    Have you called your local Legal Aid office?

    Have you called your local Legal Aid office?
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    You might also try putting an ad in your county...

    You might also try putting an ad in your county law journal. If you're talking about a complete, up to date set of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated, this will cost you a few bucks (I've been...
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