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    On my fridge, the drip line going from the pan...

    On my fridge, the drip line going from the pan beneath the freezer coils to the bottom pan where the water is evaporated is on the OUTSIDE of the fridge.

    It is just a plastic pipe about 4' long...
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    Why pay for London Broil when Chuck Roast will do?

    Of course the waterproofing company is going to try to sell you the MOST expensive solution.

    Whether you need it or not.

    I have no doubt they can and will fix the problem but you can probably...
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    one down, one to go...

    I cleaned it again, only this time I was more much more "aggressive" and used almost a whole can of compressed air.

    The original problem is now fixed but there is a line of distortion along the...
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    I am not trying to copy anything. I only want...

    I am not trying to copy anything.

    I only want to VIEW it.

    One advantage of the machine may be that it allows for dubbing but you can, or could before, also only watch the tape.

    That is...
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    Toshiba VCR/DVD problem

    I have a Toshiba D-KVR20KU.

    It is a VCR/DVD combination and is about 2 years old. I used it to copy most of my VCR tapes to disc.

    Recently, whenever I use it to watch a tape (The DVD side of...
  6. Field mouse

    One time a small little field mouse died in my attic. The attic is unfinished so what you see are lengths of insulation in each space between the floor joists.

    The mouse was sandwiched between...
  7. Thread: Help!!!

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    Mastic?

    Is it maybe that the concrete is hard but that the tiles were put on with mastic?

    You can't use that stuff in a bathroom because if it comes in contact with water it will re-emulsify (soften).
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  8. boiler?

    When my doorbell quit on me, it turned out that I had a faulty chime unit. Replaced that and everything was OK.

    Working on the doorbell circuit to determine where the problem was, I found that the...
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    Is that why Romex is not allowed outdoors? If...

    Is that why Romex is not allowed outdoors? If Romex was made with THWN conductors, it would be?
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    Changing the rectangular opening to an arched...

    Changing the rectangular opening to an arched one.

    Need to take down the old bead to install the flexible stuff.
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    Remove corner-bead?

    Any tips on taking down some metal corner-bead that has been nailed up in an inside doorway?

    I'm worried about damaging the drywall removing the nails.

    Thanks,
  12. Thread: Combo switch

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    Thanks Hayzee518

    I had wired everything according to this website diagram before I saw your post.

    I don't have the motion detector yet so I don't know if the switch will do what I want but I tested the receptacle...
  13. Thread: Combo switch

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    Combo switch

    I'm installing a motion detector floodlight above my garage and have extended an existing receptacle from the inside garage wall. Then, I have THHN running inside EMT going to a J-box right before I...
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    Since its only 4" long, I would saw out the old...

    Since its only 4" long, I would saw out the old grout and, using a color that matched the old lines, re-grout it.



    QEP Professional Carbide Hand-Held Grout Saw - 10012 at The Home Depot
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    Not sure about propane but gas is $3.28 a gallon...

    Not sure about propane but gas is $3.28 a gallon in the Hudson Valley of NY thanks to the ridiculous NY taxes.
  16. sludge?

    When adding new oil to to a "low" tank, sometimes the sludge on the bottom of all old tanks gets stirred up. It doesn't take much to clog up the feeder line from the tank.

    Maybe give it some time...
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    Automatic air vent

    Is there anything that can be done to keep water from leaking out of this valve on my hydronic heating system? If I open it up the slightest amount to let the air out, it starts leaking water.

    I'm...
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    Don't know how, but...

    The rattling noise drove me nuts and a friend told me about how the same exact thing had happened to him-twice.

    Each time the coins rattled around until they broke the machine's pump as it was...
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    Start-Up beeps

    Certain beeps during the POST (Power On Self Test) can alert you to various problems with the computer.

    According to a few sites I visited, 4 beeps means a failure in the System Timer and the...
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    Home Depot?

    Not sure if they still do but any Home Depot used to take them.

    http://www6.homedepot.com/ecooptions/stage/pdf/cfl_recycle.pdf
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    Garage Floodlight

    Looking to put up a motion sensor floodlight above my garage door so when I drive up at night the light comes on.

    Any tips or tricks?

    Thanks,

    P.S.: I live in NY, does the new switch need to...
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    coins in washer

    I have a front loading Whirlpool washer, model# LHW0050P. When the drum turns, even if I turn it by hand when it's empty, I hear a rattling sound.

    I assume it's a coin or coins that I missed and...
  23. Thread: Nuclear waste

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    In 1979 a movie, "The China Syndrome", was...

    In 1979 a movie, "The China Syndrome", was released on that exact premise. In the movie there was a loss of the water used to cool the nuclear rods. Supposedly, after the remaining water boiled away,...
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    You might be getting "ice dams" Ice Dams...

    You might be getting "ice dams"

    Ice Dams

    My house is a one story ranch. When it stops snowing I go outside with an old push broom and pull down the snow that has collected on the unheated part...
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    Being a very inquisitive person (nosy) when I got...

    Being a very inquisitive person (nosy) when I got a new computer, I opened up and took apart the old one. Then I would put it back together, plug it in and see if it worked.

    Each time I would go...
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