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  0 Thread: Smoke Detector Issue
Post: RE: Smoke Detector Issue

And grab a big pack of 9V batteries. The Kidde branded batteries last 93 days from initial installation.
pconroy Home Improvement 16 600 11-24-2022, 10:45 PM
  0 Thread: Smoke Detector Issue
Post: RE: Smoke Detector Issue

joe1086 Wrote: (11-23-2022, 11:04 AM) -- Wow, that's a lot of alarms for one house. -- Finished basement adds to the total.
pconroy Home Improvement 16 600 11-23-2022, 11:46 AM
  0 Thread: Smoke Detector Issue
Post: RE: Smoke Detector Issue

I've replaced mine every ten years and the last time was a few months ago. New units, new batteries and of the 15 or so that were new -- two consistently would go off with a spurious alarm. These w...
pconroy Home Improvement 16 600 11-23-2022, 10:42 AM
  0 Thread: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair railing?
Post: RE: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair raili...

You are correct - its code here. I'll try your approach. Thank you!
pconroy Home Improvement 5 335 11-06-2022, 07:26 PM
  0 Thread: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair railing?
Post: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair railing?

I could use some suggestions for how to close these gaps in the stair railing. The house is almost 25 years old.  These gaps seem huge for moisture related shrinkage, and in the wrong direction. T...
pconroy Home Improvement 5 335 11-06-2022, 12:31 PM
  0 Thread: trying to repair my Accuset 23g pin nailer
Post: RE: trying to repair my Accuset 23g pin nailer

Thanks Steve. I futzed with it for an hour - and then went to Harbor Fright and got their 23g pin nailer for $25... Oh well.
pconroy Woodworking Power Tools 3 521 05-31-2022, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: trying to repair my Accuset 23g pin nailer
Post: trying to repair my Accuset 23g pin nailer

Senco Accuset. It stopped driving pins.   Disassembled front, cleared out any dead pins. Disassembled piston, clean -- nothing in there.  It sure *sounds* like the piston is driving down. It sounds as...
pconroy Woodworking Power Tools 3 521 05-28-2022, 02:57 PM
  0 Thread: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?
Post: RE: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?

Yellow is the new red, or red is the new yellow. Thanks all!
pconroy Home Improvement 4 686 10-15-2021, 02:44 PM
  0 Thread: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?
Post: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?

Googling says that the interconnect wire is usually red but sometimes yellow, but I'd like to hear from Smart People here please. :) House is 24 years old - hardwire smoke detector wires are white/...
pconroy Home Improvement 4 686 10-14-2021, 01:46 PM
  0 Thread: drip, drip, drip...
Post: RE: drip, drip, drip...

Thanks all - checked for splash back, didn't find any. Splashed water all over the shower - no leak. Only when someone is *in* the shower. So I think those that said the pan is flexing are right. H...
pconroy Home Improvement 10 1,585 06-04-2021, 10:00 AM
  0 Thread: drip, drip, drip...
Post: drip, drip, drip...

On my head in the living room. Right above is the Master Shower enclosure. 2nd story. Simple affair - square pan 36", glass enclosure. Re-caulked everything. I mean everything. Pulled apart glas...
pconroy Home Improvement 10 1,585 06-02-2021, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: Coax cable tv pixelation
Post: RE: Coax cable tv pixelation

whatline Wrote: (12-28-2020, 08:26 PM) -- Does cable go bad or is r4 now inadequate for more than just cable tv... thanks -- I'm not familiar with R4.  The two types of coax I've seen are RG59 and R...
pconroy Home Improvement 7 2,194 01-19-2021, 11:19 AM
  0 Thread: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end
Post: RE: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end

Thanks again all for the suggestions. Yes we have those guides on the floor, yes I've cleaned up the track. And thanks for the recommendation on Johnson. Those are the ones I found online too - expens...
pconroy Home Improvement 16 2,300 01-19-2021, 11:14 AM
  0 Thread: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end
Post: RE: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end

WxMan Wrote: (01-10-2021, 10:00 AM) -- Bypass doors with hollow core panels? Style and weight of the suspended pieces makes all the diff... -- Yes! Those!!! Frickin' a - every kid's bedroom ...
pconroy Home Improvement 16 2,300 01-10-2021, 09:41 PM
  0 Thread: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end
Post: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end

Gentle-people I'm at wits end with these builder grade closet doors.  They're simple top rail only sliders. It seems like I'm putting them back in their tracks 3 or 4 times a year! Does anyone ...
pconroy Home Improvement 16 2,300 01-09-2021, 11:21 PM
  0 Thread: What happened to JR1?
Post: RE: What happened to JR1?

jteneyck Wrote: (09-16-2016, 11:49 AM) -- I've been wondering the same thing.  I miss his sometimes really out-there responses.  I loved his one about using a GC (gas chromatograph) for some issue a ...
pconroy Finishing 5 4,472 09-20-2016, 05:44 PM
  0 Thread: Removing shellac?? a lot of shellac...
Post: RE: Removing shellac?? a lot of shellac...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I suggested Kleen Strip to them and will check in on their progress. I'm not sure it's a highly valuable piece. Although the DTs on the drawers look handcut, the ...
pconroy Finishing 7 9,121 09-20-2016, 05:43 PM
  0 Thread: Removing shellac?? a lot of shellac...
Post: RE: Removing shellac?? a lot of shellac...

Thanks gents! The top and the chair well are pretty dinged up. I'll need to sand them down for her. But, yeah, the plan would be to not strip the entire thing if I can help it.
pconroy Finishing 7 9,121 09-12-2016, 08:46 AM
  0 Thread: Removing shellac?? a lot of shellac...
Post: Removing shellac?? a lot of shellac...

My neighbor came over to ask about a roll-top desk she just received from her mother's estate. While probably nothing especially expensive, it's nicely done, with all exposed pieces being QSWO.  It's ...
pconroy Finishing 7 9,121 09-11-2016, 11:03 PM
  0 Thread: Small Aux Air Tank? Worth it?
Post: Re: Small Aux Air Tank? Worth it?

[blockquote]theeviltwinn said:[hr][br][br][br]One thing. The tank doesn't come with a regulator. Adding one costs as much as the tank.[br][br]Twinn [br][br][hr][/blockquote][br][br]I went ahead and gr...
pconroy Home Improvement 9 5,520 01-04-2016, 06:06 PM

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