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    For $16,000 I would expect a nice new 2 car...

    For $16,000 I would expect a nice new 2 car garage with lights, outlets, and a garage door opener. Since you appear to be in a northern climate, I would suggest splurging a bit and get the new...
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    My concrete driveway is 47 years old and in...

    My concrete driveway is 47 years old and in relatively good condition with zero maintenance. Asphalt requires frequent resealing and tends to crumble at the edges. IMHO, you can't go wrong with...
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    Congratulations on surviving your first and...

    Congratulations on surviving your first and hopefully last heart attack. I died twice* a couple of years ago, once in the ambulance and once in the emergency room, and I am glad to be anywhere.
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  4. Question: ADA

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    If you have a handicapped placard and are parking...

    If you have a handicapped placard and are parking in their handicapped spot then I think they have a right to ask about your disability. They are required by law to make reasonable accommodations to...
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    Consider yourself fortunate, most faucets never...

    Consider yourself fortunate, most faucets never learn how to whistle...but seriously I am with Talaniman about the shut-off valve not being fully opened. Turn the knobs all the way to the left. As...
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    I would suggest just using a putty knife to...

    I would suggest just using a putty knife to spread adhesive behind the mirror and fashion a temporary 2 x 4 horizontal brace from the opposite wall to keep moderate pressure on the mirror until the...
  7. "Weddings are the most boring things in this...

    "Weddings are the most boring things in this world and perhaps the next. They are suppose to start at >>>> oclock but never start for at least one hour late (everyone i have been pastor at)"
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  8. I don't see a problem as long as he wasn't the...

    I don't see a problem as long as he wasn't the one getting married.
  9. Question: Sex after 55

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    Just pick a fold and go to town.

    Just pick a fold and go to town.
  10. Question: EPDM roofing

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    You might want to consider a standing seam metal...

    You might want to consider a standing seam metal roof. They are zero maintenance, and generally have a 50+ year guaranty. The also don't heat up like an asphalt shingle roof or tar and gravel roof....
  11. This is not normal after 30 years much less 30...

    This is not normal after 30 years much less 30 days. Contact a structural engineer for soil testing and design recommendations then contact an attorney about suing the assets off of the contractor.
  12. As long as you are not undercutting the existing...

    As long as you are not undercutting the existing footings then you should be fine, although I question why you don't just put the furnace under the house. If your footings are 4 feet deep then you...
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    You could add a second story but you will lose...

    You could add a second story but you will lose the vaulted ceiling. Consider expanding out instead of up. It is usually more cost efficient if you have the space.
  14. In my opinion you are being taken advantage of. ...

    In my opinion you are being taken advantage of. Go to a different project and sign on there. This time make sure you have a written agreement that spells out the details of your services and the...
  15. Question: EPDM roofing

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    I love elastomeric roofing. It is a huge...

    I love elastomeric roofing. It is a huge improvement over the old tar and gravel roofing. Come to think of it, I can't recall a single new commercial roof I have been on recently that wasn't...
  16. Question: Basement smell

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    Mold would require something wet and organic to...

    Mold would require something wet and organic to grow on. If you have a wet spot on the foundation wall near where the sewer line passes through then the line right outside the house may be blocked...
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    I should add that the load bearing wall...

    I should add that the load bearing wall distributes the load evenly across its length. If you cut openings in the wall you will be redistributing the load, and will need to add substantially to the...
  18. Question: Floor bids

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    "How do i measure the size of the building.square...

    "How do i measure the size of the building.square ft.and,how much to charge per sqt. Ft in arkansas."

    Area is measured by multiplying length time width. For example, a house that measures 50 feet...
  19. Concrete is a man-made cast stone that is made of...

    Concrete is a man-made cast stone that is made of gravel, sand, and Portland Cement that forms the foundation of nearly all permanent construction, and a form of it has been used since the Roman...
  20. Question: water Heater

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    "My water heater is not filling up, and none of...

    "My water heater is not filling up, and none of the faucets have any hot water coming out"

    If the water heater is not filling up then the water supply has been turned off. Check the valve at the...
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    It sounds familiar, but I think it might have...

    It sounds familiar, but I think it might have been from the 80's. It looks like someone else remembers too (unless you have a new hobby).
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  22. Same guy? I am starting to see why he is...

    Same guy? I am starting to see why he is confusing.
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    I am not sure what you mean by "tilting bolt"...

    I am not sure what you mean by "tilting bolt" unless you might be referring to a lever action rifle, and a "rotating bolt" generally refers to a bolt action rifle, and neither are semi-automatic. ...
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    I have no idea what "Adobe Flash Back Player" is...

    I have no idea what "Adobe Flash Back Player" is and I suspect it may be malware trying to pass itself off as "Adobe Flash Player". The real Adobe Flash Player can be downloaded from CNET with the...
  25. Question: To all Canucks

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    It would be nice if you guys up north could get...

    It would be nice if you guys up north could get together with Mexico and celebrate Victoria Day on the same day as Cinco de Mayo. It would drive our orange "commander in cheese" absolutely nuts.
  26. Honeybun, Is this the same guy you were...

    Honeybun,

    Is this the same guy you were meeting at the hotel? I really think you should break off this booty call arrangement and concentrate on a real relationship. The occasional hook-up may...
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    Any condensation should be at the evaporator...

    Any condensation should be at the evaporator coils at the furnace in the basement and it should be drained to the exterior or other point of discharge. If you are getting water coming from the...
  28. Question: PTA

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    Let me guess, you met an Asian girl online and...

    Let me guess, you met an Asian girl online and she needs money to come to the US so she can be with you. This is an old scam with a few minor variations. It used to be mail order Russian brides.
  29. "Anyways he said he had to leave real quick. He...

    "Anyways he said he had to leave real quick. He said he had his daughter's boyfriend with him and had take him back to where he live which would be
    45 mins going then another coming back."

    He...
  30. Question: fill valve issue

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    I have used Fluidmaster for about 33 years with...

    I have used Fluidmaster for about 33 years with no problems. I just installed a Korky fill valve/flapper kit in one bathroom just to try it out and I like it so far.
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    The LG Fortune M153 works on the GSM...

    The LG Fortune M153 works on the GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks, and those are the same that Vodaphone Albania uses. Contact Vodaphone customer service at the attached links (Albanian/English).
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    That is just a mole. Stop scratching it. If you...

    That is just a mole. Stop scratching it. If you want to get rid of it then go to a dermatologist and get it frozen off. The more important question is just how did you get a picture of my left...
  33. Question: fill valve issue

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    Undo whatever water level adjustment you made to...

    Undo whatever water level adjustment you made to the ball-type fill valve. Look into replacing the defective shutoff valve, and preferably replacing the ball valve with a Korky or Fluidmaster fill...
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    I don't know about you, but I was referring to...

    I don't know about you, but I was referring to Trump and his Twitter habit.
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    In a country where the majority of all consumer...

    In a country where the majority of all consumer products are made in china, it would be impossible for US companies to stop doing business with China. The US manufacturing boom that followed WW2 is...
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    So how are you here?

    So how are you here?
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    "Can a legitimate Fascist government ever operate...

    "Can a legitimate Fascist government ever operate in TODAY'S world? I mean one that is organized and recognized as a true Fascist government....not trying to disguise itself as something else." ...
  38. Question: Bigfoot

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    Not without any psychotropic substances.

    Not without any psychotropic substances.
  39. Never mix dissimilar metals. Copper contacting...

    Never mix dissimilar metals. Copper contacting steel will cause galvanic corrosion and will eventually cause a leak. Loosen whatever is securing the supply line to the wash tub to the wall and...
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    An M-1 is a fine combat weapon but not the best...

    An M-1 is a fine combat weapon but not the best choice for home defense, unless you are defending against roaming hordes of zombies. Try a shotgun instead.
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    You need to post this question over at Bleeping...

    You need to post this question over at Bleeping Computer.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/
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    If you can't clean the casters and don't want to...

    If you can't clean the casters and don't want to put down a mat then pop the casters out using a flat blade screw driver and go to the hardware store for replacements. Choose ones with a different...
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    Athos said "I read something almost word for word...

    Athos said "I read something almost word for word from the Wall Street Journal. Shouldn't you cite that publication? Still not sure about the rules here about that."

    IMHO every quote should be...
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    I still favor open carry of firearms for every...

    I still favor open carry of firearms for every law abiding citizen. Random loonies or petty thieves are far less likely to shoot up a place when they know their intended victims can shoot back. 45...
  45. Question: Sweaty palms

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    There are new antiperspirants specifically for...

    There are new antiperspirants specifically for sweaty palms and feet being advertised on TV here in the US. Here are a few I found on Amazon.
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  46. If he never recorded the transfer of title, then...

    If he never recorded the transfer of title, then just file with your state DMV for a duplicate title. In the unlikely event he comes around wanting his trailer just show him a copy of the judgement...
  47. Norelco, Schick, Atra, or other razors work...

    Norelco, Schick, Atra, or other razors work nicely.
  48. "Specter1.. Thanks for the Comeback, as I said...

    "Specter1.. Thanks for the Comeback, as I said this being our first season dealing with Central Air.. And I for One would rather the Household would just let the PreSet Points be...lol... And Yes...
  49. With all of the good music from the 60's and...

    With all of the good music from the 60's and 70's, I was never that desperate.
  50. I think you are referring to "I Remember You" by...

    I think you are referring to "I Remember You" by Skid Row. The impression I get is that she is dead (see cemetery at 1:26) and he burns the rest of the photographs at the end of the video, which...
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