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  0 Thread: Replacement windows
Post: RE: Replacement windows

We had our windows replaced last year, went with Anderson full replacements, the existing windows had sash packs installed about 30 yrs ago and they were shot, hard to open huge gaps. My neighbor a ca...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 16 1,571 03-21-2021, 04:55 AM
  0 Thread: Battery-powered string trimmer...you have one?
Post: RE: Battery-powered string trimmer...you have one?

I bought the 40v Ryobi trimmer at HD, liked it so much I got the hedge trimmer and hand held leaf blower, battery life is very good.
splinter7612 Home Improvement 22 6,923 02-01-2021, 04:55 AM
  0 Thread: Shower Mirror
Post: RE: Shower Mirror

I don't know if you have these stores in your area but this is the mirror I use, fill with warm water and shave. https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/p...wer-mirror
splinter7612 Home Improvement 12 897 01-18-2021, 04:46 AM
  0 Thread: soft close mechanism for a pocket door.
Post: RE: soft close mechanism for a pocket door.

(09-02-2020, 10:54 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Good to know!! Stupid question but seems like the soft close would be for soft opening?? According to the literature on Amazon, you need to buy two to have a s...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 5 1,376 09-03-2020, 04:58 AM
  0 Thread: How to trim out this sliding door?
Post: RE: How to trim out this sliding door?

That brick molding comes in plastic also at HD, doesn't rot.
splinter7612 Home Improvement 13 2,413 08-31-2020, 05:10 AM
  0 Thread: Lawn Mower ???
Post: RE: Lawn Mower ???

I have a Toro PP mower about 10 yrs old that was hard starting and when it did run it ran like chit, I bought a $10 chiwanese carb from Amazon and now it starts on the first pull and runs great.
splinter7612 Home Improvement 13 1,994 08-21-2020, 05:12 AM
  0 Thread: 20% off Klein tools at Home Depot
Post: RE: 20% off Klein tools at Home Depot

thanx, I bought the Klein circuit breaker tester.
splinter7612 Woodworking Power Tools 4 2,663 07-07-2020, 11:10 AM
  0 Thread: Problem with Frigidaire MW
Post: Problem with Frigidaire MW

I have a 2 yr old Frigidaire MW over the stove and it's worked flawlessly, yesterday I warmed up leftovers for lunch, no problem, 20min later my wife went to use it and it was stone cold dead, checked...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 5 1,510 05-19-2020, 01:51 PM
  0 Thread: cement backer board question
Post: RE: cement backer board question

I used to rehab bathrooms in an elderly complex built in the 70's, they were small about 6x7 and I would pull up the old tile that was glued to the plywood subfloor ( some were a b!tch to get up) then...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 8 2,733 05-19-2020, 01:42 PM
  0 Thread: BR Sink Removal
Post: RE: BR Sink Removal

Mask around the sink and use a scraper blade on a Multitool, don't have one? pick one up from HF for under $20 and you'll wonder why you didn't have one years ago.
splinter7612 Home Improvement 11 2,839 03-06-2020, 08:19 AM
  0 Thread: vinyl siding/nuke green stuff
Post: RE: vinyl siding/nuke green stuff

+1 for Wet and Forget, I sprayed it on my vinyl fence and it's still mold-free two years later.
splinter7612 Home Improvement 9 2,681 02-13-2020, 06:50 AM
  0 Thread: best way to cut a plaster wall.
Post: RE: best way to cut a plaster wall.

Imo you don't have to remove that last foot, I have a fiberglass tub surround that ends about a foot from the ceiling also, I tiled that area over the existing plaster 10 yrs ago and never had a probl...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 25 8,166 06-18-2019, 04:50 AM
  0 Thread: Raising a glass to Bill Biesemeyer
Post: RE: Raising a glass to Bill Biesemeyer

(02-28-2019, 12:29 AM)Bob Vaughan Wrote: The key to that system was the mylar tape strip and the fine line on the low riding acrylic cursor.  The operator could confidently see where the fence was s...
splinter7612 Woodworking Power Tools 6 3,240 02-28-2019, 06:34 AM
  0 Thread: Recommend an air hose
Post: RE: Recommend an air hose

I've had this hose for a few years and it's very flexible and inexpensive. https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-x-50...60354.html
splinter7612 Woodworking Power Tools 14 4,141 02-25-2019, 05:38 AM
  0 Thread: Need help chasing a circuit-Fixed
Post: Need help chasing a circuit-Fixed

The cleaning lady was vacuuming today and her vacuum shut down and the wire was very warm, the outlet she was plugged into doesn't work now, as well as overhead lights in the dining room and kitchen a...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 2 1,389 02-15-2019, 10:37 AM
  0 Thread: Entry lock set problem.
Post: RE: Entry lock set problem.

(02-01-2019, 04:59 PM)Woodenfish Wrote: Did you try hitting it with a hammer? Only a tack hammer, I'll move up to a ball peen and if that doesn't work a 5lb sledge. :laugh:
splinter7612 Home Improvement 4 1,823 02-02-2019, 06:31 AM
  0 Thread: Entry lock set problem.
Post: Entry lock set problem.

I have two Emtek entry door lock sets and both are giving me problems, they are about 10 yrs old. The problem is the turn piece in the middle of the interior knob is hard to turn and sometimes the loc...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 4 1,823 02-01-2019, 08:59 AM
  0 Thread: His Safety Glasses Saved Him
Post: RE: His Safety Glasses Saved Him

2" to the right and it would have taken off his nose.
splinter7612 Woodworking Power Tools 13 4,998 01-13-2019, 06:47 AM
  0 Thread: Bathroom tile removal
Post: RE: Bathroom tile removal

I've retiled quite a few floors in my past and I think your going to run into trouble with the electric heat, when I removed tiles with a impact hammer the thinset for the most part came up with the t...
splinter7612 Home Improvement 8 2,457 01-11-2019, 08:28 AM
  0 Thread: Just a little Dirty, Needs new blade...
Post: RE: Just a little Dirty, Needs new blade...

(01-07-2019, 10:14 AM)Stwood_ Wrote: Those blades are over a hundred now. My friend got one for$56.
splinter7612 Woodworking Power Tools 12 4,407 01-08-2019, 02:29 PM

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