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    Jim, that stuff works!!! I mixed up a batch of...

    Jim, that stuff works!!! I mixed up a batch of cleaning solution, per your recipe, filled an empty Windex bottle I had from my last tile project, and sprayed the solution on the ceiling and walls. ...
  2. Need source for window balance spring - old coil type - 50 years old

    Hello,

    My home was built in 1950, in southeast PA. It has wood sash, double hung windows with single pane glass. The sashes are supported (balanced) by long (approximately 30 inches long x 3/8"...
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    Thanks for all the input folks. It was the...

    Thanks for all the input folks. It was the dimmer. I installed a new 3-way Lutron and the fixture works. I left the other 3-way toggle, and will replace it if/when it needs to be replaced.
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    Thanks. I think this is the problem. I am going...

    Thanks. I think this is the problem. I am going to replace the dimmer switch tomorrow and see what happens. It is a 30-is year old Lutron, and probably has given up the ghost.
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    Need help diagnosing lighting circuit

    Hello,

    I am trying to install a new dining room chandelier. The old one was working fine, until it died. I can't say exactly what the cause was for the old fixture to fail.

    I have installed...
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    jad, Does this solution damage other...

    jad,

    Does this solution damage other materials, such as: ceramic tile, grout, acrylic tubs, glass or plated metal (plumbing fixtures)? Would you recommend I apply it with a sponge mop, spray...
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    I looked in the attic and sure enough there was...

    I looked in the attic and sure enough there was very little insulation in between the joists in the area with the mildew on the ceiling. I filled the empty spaces with insulation. Next step is to...
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    Thanks Dana, very interesting response. It makes...

    Thanks Dana, very interesting response. It makes sense. I'll poke around in the attic to see what kind of access I have to add more insulation.

    Have you (or anyone else) had experience with...
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    Mildew inhibitor for indoor latex paint?

    Hello all,

    What is the verdict on using liquid mildew inhibitors added to interior latex paint? I need to repaint a bathroom due to mildew on the ceiling. The ceiling adjoins the attic and an...
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    NuTone door chime problems

    Hello guys, here's another one for you.

    I have an old (like most stuff in the house I live in) NuTone musical door chime. It is electronic and you can select several different songs. It has a...
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    Thanks all. I am not going to mess with the...

    Thanks all. I am not going to mess with the spring. I want to get a good diagnosis on it, so when I call the repairman I can point to what needs fixed so he doesn't spent more time than needed...
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    Thanks Jim. I will check this tomorrow. I...

    Thanks Jim. I will check this tomorrow. I suspected something was out of whack (motor or springs) but didn't know how to inspect or diagnose it.

    What is the best way to check the spring tension?
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    Overhead garage door repair - frustration

    Hello all,

    I have a pretty typical 4 panel sectional overhead garage door. The motor pulls from the center, the spring is a torsion type, there is one track on each side, and 5 rollers on each...
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    Guys, thanks for the input. I'm pretty sure it...

    Guys, thanks for the input. I'm pretty sure it has a trap in the floor. I have other floor drains in the basement, and periodically I need to add water to them to replenish the water that has...
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    AC condensate into DWV wye?

    Hello all,

    I searched this site on this question, and I think (hope) what I want to do is OK.

    Presently my ac condensate line is plumbed via 1/2" PVC to a vertical, open (to the air) drain...
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    Thanks hj, the two mfrs. you suggested have good...

    Thanks hj, the two mfrs. you suggested have good solutions for my situation also. Do you know if either of them sell online? It seemed like they only sell through plumbing supply houses, which are...
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    Thanks jimbo, that's a good one that will work. ...

    Thanks jimbo, that's a good one that will work. Do you have a preferred online retailer who can sell and ship this? I definitely don't see this type of product at my local HD or Lowe's. Thanks.
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    Laundry / utility faucet options?

    Hello all. I want to know what my options are for a laundry/utility faucet. I am putting my darkroom back together, and need a faucet which mounts to the rough plumbing and will be attached to the...
  19. Mettie, No, I have not gotten anywhere on...

    Mettie,

    No, I have not gotten anywhere on this issue, but sure wish I had. The door I have was manufactured in Colorado Springs, CO according to the manufacturer's decal on the hinge edge of the...
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    Thanks for the reply hj. I will see if I can...

    Thanks for the reply hj. I will see if I can make a standard 1-1/2" PVC p-trap work.
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    Return bend only, for kitchen sink trap?

    Good afternoon all,

    I am replacing an old metal drum trap, presently installed in a kitchen sink/disposer situation. The outlet from the disposer is about 3" above the horizontal trap arm. My...
  22. Thanks guys. The model number is K-3397EB. I...

    Thanks guys. The model number is K-3397EB. I can't find any other numbers that would indicate a color code. I looked it up on Kohler's website and sure enough, it shows the toilet in question - a...
  23. Kohler toilet color code - discontinued toilet

    Hello. I have a toilet color I am trying to match to an existing Kohler color code. The old toilet (inoperattive, being thrown out) has a suffix "-EB". To my eye, the color of the old toilet...
  24. Any tricks/pitfalls with 10" rough-in toilet?

    I am replacing an old toilet that had a elevated (separate) cistern, and the bowl is less than 12" rough in from the wall.

    1. Does it make sense that the old bowl (for the elevated cistern) is...
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    Looking for elevated tank/cistern toilet

    I have an old (30 yrs, roughly) toilet with a separate, elevated tank and old fashioned long pull chain. The bowl mounting flanges have broken, so I need a new bowl. It is a Kohler model, but...
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