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    Now that you mention it, I don't hear fuel being...

    Now that you mention it, I don't hear fuel being moved when priming. I'll check the fuel lines
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    Hi ballengerb1, this snowblower has a primer...

    Hi ballengerb1, this snowblower has a primer bulb. I put my finger over the hole and press it two or three times before starting. Always worked before.
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    Ariens Snowblower won't start

    Hi. My Ariens snowblower, Model 724, has a Tecumseh engine model # OH195SA. It has been working fine and ran just last month with no problems.Today it would not start.I even used the electric start...
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    Thank you AtlantaTaxExpert.You're the best! If...

    Thank you AtlantaTaxExpert.You're the best! If you ever come to Connecticut, let me know. I'd like to buy you lunch. Thanks again.
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    Distribution from Roth IRA.

    In 2010 I took a withdrawl from my Roth IRA. I've had this IRA for twelve years and I am 63, so this was a qualified distribution. Today I received a 1099-R showing this withdrawl. Even though I know...
  6. Question: Daffodil bulbs

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    Premium Dutch flower bulbs - Garden tulips,...

    Premium Dutch flower bulbs - Garden tulips, daffodils and more - Brecks.com
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    In the northeast, many Chinese restaurants have...

    In the northeast, many Chinese restaurants have special uses for cats. Contact one and see if they will be willing to adopt the feline (until it is ready to be incorporated into chow mein or General...
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    Just a guess, but it may be sewer gasses backing...

    Just a guess, but it may be sewer gasses backing up into the house. Is all your plumbing properly vented? Are all your traps full of water? Did you install a new wax ring on the toilet bowl? Could be...
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    Tell your husband that I decided to do it myself...

    Tell your husband that I decided to do it myself to save the money and it took me all summer. Hope he feels comfortable on a 20 foot ladder because the real fun isn't on the ground, the excitement...
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    Bring it back to life with a battery charger....

    Bring it back to life with a battery charger. Slowly. Trickle charge.
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    Moles in my flower bed

    Hi. Does anyone have a surefire way to get rid of moles? I know about the spikes and repellants. I want to elimanate them like Bill Murray in "Caddy Shack", but would prefer to not use anything...
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    We bought an 85 year old home for a great price,...

    We bought an 85 year old home for a great price, although we experienced similar problems that you describe. Room by room we covered the peeling and deteriorating plaster/lath wall with new drywall....
  13. Question: Help me

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    When both of my parents and my younger brother...

    When both of my parents and my younger brother died within a couple of years, I became deeply depressed. My doctor prescribed an anti-depressant and told me to talk to a psychologist that he knew who...
  14. Question: Morning glory

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    Morning Glory is one of the most prolific...

    Morning Glory is one of the most prolific self-seeding plants around. The seed survives winter and grows wildly. In the fall, the seed pods can be seen where the flowers had grown. Be sure to cut...
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    Thank you very much tkrussel. I didn't know if I...

    Thank you very much tkrussel. I didn't know if I made myself clear enough, but you understood the problem and helped me fix it. I really appreciate your advice. I was confused about the neutral bar...
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    GFCI Circuit Breaker.

    I recently ran a branch circuit to the exterior of the house to add a receptacle on the patio. The existing 15 amp breaker protected a circuit that had only three plug outlets and one switched...
  17. Question: Reverse Mortgages

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    Thanks Krs. Very helpful!

    Thanks Krs. Very helpful!
  18. Question: Reverse Mortgages

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    Reverse Mortgages

    I'm looking into reverse mortgages and think I understand it very well, but I would like to hear from anyone who has had an experience with them either good or bad. Thank you.
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    Try disconnecting the opener from the door with...

    Try disconnecting the opener from the door with the pull cord. Then work it up and down manually until you see where the hangup is. If it opens well without being attached to the opener, then the...
  20. There is a place in Canton, Connecticut that...

    There is a place in Canton, Connecticut that carries manufactured flagstone, and just about any other kind of pavers. The name is St. Pierre Box and Lumber Company. Give them a call if you don't live...
  21. Question: Lesser Celandine

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    "Round Up" (glyphosate) will work in just a few...

    "Round Up" (glyphosate) will work in just a few days but will kill everything it touches down to the root. May be worth trying with a big patch like yours, then wait a couple of weeks and seed the...
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    Cats don't like to do their business in wet soil,...

    Cats don't like to do their business in wet soil, so I make sure mine is always damp. I recently put a wire fence around the garden and it seems to work so far. Heavy mulch will work too,
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    Sewer gasses can back up if you have any drains...

    Sewer gasses can back up if you have any drains where the water in the trap has dried up. Floor drain in the garage? I know this sounds unlikely but I have seen it happen and the smell is awful.
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    To get the best results from fruit trees you need...

    To get the best results from fruit trees you need to put together a spray program and stick to it. You should use an all purpose spray that covers many insects and diseases. Bonide Company makes an...
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    Thank you all so much for the responses. Learning...

    Thank you all so much for the responses. Learning more every day as I search the web for products related to this situation. We may go back to lattice because everything else is so expensive and...
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    Any Ideas For Porch Skirting?

    Hi. We are trying to decide what would look good as a skirting for our front porch. It previously had plain wood lattice and that has been removed. We have looked at vinyl lattice but would prefer...
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    Sanding sponges are great if used wet. Keep a...

    Sanding sponges are great if used wet. Keep a bucket of water handy and soak and squeeze out the sponge every minute or so. No dust. The trick to a smooth finish is to wait until just before the mud...
  28. Question: Wine

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    If you need just a small amount of Brandy or...

    If you need just a small amount of Brandy or other liquors, go to liquor store and ask for the little tiny sampler bottles that they sell. Usually only a couple of ounces. Most popular brands make...
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    Thanks NeedKarma. I found what I was looking for...

    Thanks NeedKarma. I found what I was looking for there. Dave.
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    Looking for a recipe.

    Hi. We're looking for a cabbage recipe that we once had that was made with shredded cabbage, farmer's cheese, and some other ingredients. It was made in a frying pan and was very much like a pierogi...
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    Thanks for the website jduke44. It's exactly what...

    Thanks for the website jduke44. It's exactly what I was looking for.
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    Energy Savings Tax Deduction?

    Hi Atlanta Tax Expert. I'm currently have siding put on my home with an underlayment of R-5 insulation board. The contractor told me that I can get a tax break for up to $500 for any combination of...
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    Hi nihlan 44. Thanks for your opinion about the...

    Hi nihlan 44. Thanks for your opinion about the LeafGuard product. It was the one I was thinking about. Just wanted to hear from someone who had no problems with it. Going to a Home Show tomorrow so...
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    Rain Gutter Question

    Hi. We're re-roofing our home and will be installing new rain gutters soon. Does anyone have any opinions on the leaf guards or gutter helmet products that are meant to keep debris out of the...
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    Square Footage measurement.

    Can someone tell me how to get the correct square footage of living space for a home? What measurements should I take to compile this number? And what areas do not come into consideration? Thanks. ...
  36. Question: Stained floor

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    If your floor is a vinyl product there isn't much...

    If your floor is a vinyl product there isn't much you can do about it except keep replacing the rug. Rubber backed rugs and vinyl flooring do not get along well together. If they are vinyl tiles you...
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    DIF works great, especially with hot water. Just...

    DIF works great, especially with hot water. Just put down a plastic tarp or sheet as you work to catch the drippings. You may have to go over it a few times. The scoring tool helps to get the product...
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    This sounds like an issue for your state...

    This sounds like an issue for your state Department of Consumer Protection. Tell the contractor you will be contacting the state if he won't correct the problem. Good Luck. Don't be taken by shoddy...
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    I have two eight foot fluorescent fixtures in my...

    I have two eight foot fluorescent fixtures in my unheated garage and when the temperatue gets low they buzz and flicker until they warm up. There are special fixtures (Cold weather ballasts) sold to...
  40. Question: BX Cable

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    Thanks. I used a hacksaw and was careful not to...

    Thanks. I used a hacksaw and was careful not to cut the wires.
  41. Question: BX Cable

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    BX Cable

    Hi. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions for cutting BX armored cable without buying a special tool? I just have to cut two wires to tap into the line but am a little afraid of damaging the wires...
  42. Question: Gas stabilizer

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    The only way to be sure you have stabilizer in...

    The only way to be sure you have stabilizer in your gasoline is to add it to your gas all year,every time you fill your gas cans. Never have to ask yourself if it's in there if you get into the...
  43. I have been through the same losses not so long...

    I have been through the same losses not so long ago, including my younger brother just last May. I think about my parents and brother every day of my life and pray to God to have mercy on their...
  44. Question: Living in sin

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    The Lord loves you and understands your feelings!

    The Lord loves you and understands your feelings!
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    This is really heavy stuff Bob, But the clear...

    This is really heavy stuff Bob, But the clear answer to your first question "What is the first step to salvaton" lies in your beliefs and commitment to follow your chosen religion. No religion...
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    Labman- you are absolutely right when you say...

    Labman- you are absolutely right when you say the GB Voltage Dector Instrument is nifty, but that's an understatement. Whenever you work around the house, and want to know for certain that the...
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    Try this website: http://www.thomasvgielcorp.com...

    Try this website:
    http://www.thomasvgielcorp.com
    This company has parts and information for all garage doors and even some discontinued parts. Nice folks, and if they can't answer your question...
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    http://bitsyskitchen.com/romanian1.html

    http://bitsyskitchen.com/romanian1.html
  49. Question: Anti freeze leak

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    One place that may leak and be hard to detect is...

    One place that may leak and be hard to detect is the heater core. If you get a strong smell inside the car, especially when the heat is turned on, check it out. Just a guess because that happened to...
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    If I didn't know better, I would think you were...

    If I didn't know better, I would think you were my brother's girlfriend describing him to me. He died from drugs and alcohol last April. He was only 42 years old. If you can help your guy, do...
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