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    I heated them up, cleaned them off and redid them...

    I heated them up, cleaned them off and redid them and it worked. The JfC folks did send me some replacement product and that seemed to do the trick.

    Dan
  2. Question: Ejector pumps

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    You can use regular toilet paper. Just be...

    You can use regular toilet paper.

    Just be careful of feminine hygiene products being flushed. Tampons should pose no problem, but nothing heavier.

    Nothing else needs to be added to the tank. ...
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    It sounds like you are having a problem with the...

    It sounds like you are having a problem with the venting on the drain. See if you can run a snake up the vent side of the stack to try and open it.

    Water doesn't flow well in a vacuum.
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    DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WIRE 220 to a 110V...

    DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WIRE 220 to a 110V RECEPTACLE. THIS IS A DEATH WAITING TO HAPPEN. EITHER BY ELECTROCUTION OR FIRE!!

    When I converted my table saw to run on 220, I went and bought a...
  5. Question: Circuit load

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    Take a look at the power requirements on the back...

    Take a look at the power requirements on the back of each device.

    I just went to the SONY website and looked at a few 52" LCD TV's. The most power hungry device was 400 watts max load.

    A...
  6. As a side note, I would suggest looking into UPS...

    As a side note, I would suggest looking into UPS devices to help protect your computers. One for each workstation is preferred.
    "The biggest problem with all that is simply that our computers shut...
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    Converting 2 wire 220 to 110

    Howdy,

    The place I am currently living in (a duplex) had a 220 volt outlet for a large window air conditioner.

    The circuit was removed from the panel when the place was upgraded to central...
  8. How do you start dating again after 21 years?

    I am going through a divorce and, well, the last time I dated, Clinton was president.

    How do you start dating again?

    Are the websites worthwhile? (eHarmony or Match.com)

    What else do I...
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    I understand what you are feeling. Sometimes the...

    I understand what you are feeling. Sometimes the painf of dying appears to be less than the pain to go on living. I got myself into trouble with an addiction to gambling.

    One night (morning), on...
  10. Question: First Step.

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    I am in the same situation. Through stupidity...

    I am in the same situation.

    Through stupidity on my part, I have no finances to speak of and as such, I am living with my STBE (Soon To Be Ex) wife. We have our own rooms, lives, etc.

    We are...
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    I am astounded by this comment: "He just lives...

    I am astounded by this comment:

    "He just lives 11 miles away and comes back to take things when he needs something"

    Does this mean that he still has keys to the house? WHY!! The first thing...
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    As amicable a divorce as it can be.

    The day after I called her while hanging upside down in my car, my wife of 21 years decided to ask for a divorce.

    Part of the reason is that I am a recovering gambler. I racked up a ton of debt....
  13. Question: Darken paint

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    The best way to do alter the color of your paint...

    The best way to do alter the color of your paint is to take it back to the retailer and ask their assistance. I used to work for Homer in the paint department and we would be glad to help customers...
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    Regardless of what bhayne says of not losing...

    Regardless of what bhayne says of not losing sleep over it. stop whatver you are doing, go to your circuit panel and turn the breaker off.

    Then, drive to wherever you got your breaker from and...
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    My goodness, where did this, umm, "expert" get...

    My goodness, where did this, umm, "expert" get his education?

    If this doofus is an inspector in the state of washingon, I would be afraid od any work that he has inspected.

    As an avid diy'er...
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    The best tool/method to use to remove the...

    The best tool/method to use to remove the hardibacker is your phone. Start calling the neighbors, school, etc and see if they know of any young athletes are in need of exercise.

    The second best...
  17. Question: Mold

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    Blue or Pink foam boards are closed cell so there...

    Blue or Pink foam boards are closed cell so there is no migration of moisture through it.

    If you are concerned about mold, then make sure that you remove any sources of moisture from entering the...
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    First, make sure it is mold or mildew and not...

    First, make sure it is mold or mildew and not something else.
    Using bleach, (1 pt bleach to 5 parts water) spray a small section.

    If it is mold or mildew, it should change color from black. If...
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    I have seen garage door open indicators at either...

    I have seen garage door open indicators at either Depot or Lowe's. They ar probably very similar to what the night owl suggests.

    Just did a quick Google and found several links to just what you...
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    Another option is to use insulated foundation...

    Another option is to use insulated foundation panels. Menards, a regional depot big box store, has advertised them for sale. I think they are 2' x 4' panels that can be cut with a knife.

    They are...
  21. Question: Gutter System

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    Seamless gutters are gutters that are formed from...

    Seamless gutters are gutters that are formed from coil stock. The stock is drawn through any number of rollers, dies, forms, blocks, etc.. To create the shape you desire.

    They are typically...
  22. Question: Painting

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    One word of caution. In your second post, you...

    One word of caution. In your second post, you mentioned decks.

    Decks should never be painted. It will fail. The only question is when. Also, they will get slippery when wet.

    One thing to...
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    We just got through siding our house with...

    We just got through siding our house with HardiePlank and we love it. It takes paint beautifully. The house has never looked better.

    With that being said, it does have it's limitations. From my...
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    To get the conduit under the driveway, you can...

    To get the conduit under the driveway, you can use water to bore the way. Get a couple of lenths of PVC and make an adapter at one one that will allow a hose to be attached and one at the other end...
  25. Question: Electric Usage

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    One thing that I am curious about is concerning...

    One thing that I am curious about is concerning your power supply. You state that:

    "My main switch is located at the pole in my back yard (Circuit breaker box) The meter is located on the same...
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    One possible other solution is to have a custom...

    One possible other solution is to have a custom solid surface shower pan created. Something made of corian or similar.

    You would need to remove the bottom foot or so of tile to allow the shower...
  27. Question: Water Filter

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    Water Filter

    Greetings,

    After replacing my less than four year old water heater due to build up of crud I was wondering if there is a filter I can put on after the HWH to catch any crud that may slip through....
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    Thanks, I too normally sweat the joints as I have...

    Thanks, I too normally sweat the joints as I have found the joys of MAPP gas. (Honest honey, it's not me, I was sweating some copper joints and, it is the MAPP gas you smell)

    I just thought I...
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    Alternative to sweating copper

    Howdy,

    I was at the local big box store and saw something that called it self an alternative to sweating copper. It was a liquid called Just For Copper.

    Being a geek and interested in things...
  30. Question: Water pressure

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    Water pressure

    Greetings,

    Last year I had the main shut off changed from a globe valve (not a gate valve) to a ball valve. The globe was used to reduce pressure in the system.

    The pressure before the...
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    It is generally a good idea to use caulk where...

    It is generally a good idea to use caulk where two planes meet (sidewall to sidewall or sidewall to floor (or ceiling)) and grout on the same plane.

    To clean out the grout, there are various...
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    Can I run a single wire (#8 solid) from the lug...

    Can I run a single wire (#8 solid) from the lug on the pump, to the lug on the heater, to a clamp similar to this: http://images.lowes.com/product/031857/031857413118.jpg on the hot water pipe?
    ...
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    Another Jetted tub question

    I am also installing a jetted tub with an in-line heater. American Standard recommends using 2 circuits, one for the heater and one for the pump.

    I ran 20 amp circuits, even though 15 amp is all...
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    When the breaker trips, how many outlets stop...

    When the breaker trips, how many outlets stop working? What other peripherals are you using? Are they all plugged into a surge suppresser? (If not, they should be unless you are using a UPS device)
    ...
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    Is this an attached garage or an out building?...

    Is this an attached garage or an out building? Will you be heating it? If so, you will need to insulate below the surface with foam boards.

    You may want to consider putting down a couple of...
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    Depending on how handy you are and how long you...

    Depending on how handy you are and how long you are going to stay in the house should help in your decision.

    If you are going to switch window styles (double hung to casement) you would probably...
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    The 6" gutters carry a lot more water than the 5"...

    The 6" gutters carry a lot more water than the 5" ones. The price seems reasonable.

    The other consideration is the thickness of the material. Up here in the north (MN) they also use steel...
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    Fireplace repair/replacement

    Not sure if this should be here or in the construction forum but...

    We have a brick fireplace on our house that is spalling. The prior owner painted the brick with regular housepaint instead of...
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    Rick, Go with the insulation. But,...

    Rick,

    Go with the insulation.

    But, install some cross braces at some like spots where you anticiapate things may be hung from the wall.

    Another reason to use cross braces is to give the...
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    In my basement, I sprayed with regular latex...

    In my basement, I sprayed with regular latex paint. My finish of choice is satin as it is scrubbable and has a light sheen to help reflect light.

    Just make sure that all your mechanicals...
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    Hardie Plank Siding Painting questions

    Well, we finally have our house and addition all sided. We used Hardi plank siding that came pre-primed.

    The installer suggested using a sherwin williams paint that was supposed to be almost a...
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    Glass is used as it is non-reactive to salt. The...

    Glass is used as it is non-reactive to salt. The same applies for most plastics.

    Iron based metals for the most part are reactive so that is why they aren't used.
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    Keep in mind that with a microwave, you are...

    Keep in mind that with a microwave, you are pretty much limited to the boiling point of water as the microwaves excite the water molecules and they in turn heat the surrounding food. (hmm, sounds...
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    Whole House water filter

    This past weekend I replaced my old water softener with a new one. While looking at the different models at Lowe's, I also noticed that they recommend a whole house water filter as a "pre-filter". ...
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    Look at it this way. What would you say to...

    Look at it this way. What would you say to yourself if there were an accident caused by there not being enough support?

    For 4 posts, the additional cost would be nominal, but, even if it doubled...
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    Just remember to put shut-off valves anywhere you...

    Just remember to put shut-off valves anywhere you can. That way, if there is a leak in the system, you can isolate the problem.
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    The only reason that you may need to have a cold...

    The only reason that you may need to have a cold air return installed is that it may be required by your cities code. Give them a call and see what they have to say.

    If you do opt for one, make...
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    One reason I could think of for not laying it on...

    One reason I could think of for not laying it on it's side during transport is that the dip tube and anode may hit against the side of the heater, damaging the glass lining.

    But, as LabMan and...
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    If you are using a wireless router for your...

    If you are using a wireless router for your internet use, keep in mind that it runs on the 2.4 ghz bandwidth.

    Most cordless phones also run at 2.4ghz. Although more are coming out on the 5.8 ghz...
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    Lisa, you stated in your question that " Once we...

    Lisa, you stated in your question that " Once we had it bad enough that I had to take my kids to the hospital."

    STOP WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE DOING AND CONTACT AN HVAC PROFESSIONAL. DON'T GO TO...
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