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by Phx Matt
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Dealing with Mice, must happen ASAP
Replies: 42
Views: 6710

lrkrgrrl wrote: I suspect the mice can smell death on the re-used trap, and will avoid it anyway. .
You'd be wrong. They'll crawl over the body of their dead buddy to eat whatever is left of the bait.
by Phx Matt
Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Light Won't Turn Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

GET A VOLTAGE SNIFFER!
by Phx Matt
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Should I Buy This House??
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

You should NEVER buy any house in Akron Ohio out of principle.
by Phx Matt
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Light Won't Turn Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

I agree with Matt...BE CAREFUL! Use an electric tester to check which one of the black wires is hot. If they are both hot...turn the switch off and check again. If only one is hot, that's the one on the switch. If they are both still hot.....uh.....um.....uh..... one question...the switch...what co...
by Phx Matt
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Light Won't Turn Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

There is a hot that isn't on the switch. Get a voltage sniffer. You are going to electrocute yourself.
by Phx Matt
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Swamp cooler question
Replies: 8
Views: 8714

I hate swamp coolers. Fill your house with humidity, and they stink. Refrigeration is infinetly better. Las house had both the AC and Evaporative cooler(swamp cooler) on the roof. I would check the float and valve as described, and I'd just about guarantee that is the issue.
by Phx Matt
Fri May 19, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Here is the casement window: [And here is the clamp. You undo that nut on the right, and open the window. When it is open where you want it, you tighten the nut. Very simple, elegant solution IMHO. Never seen anything like that before. Quite neat. Obviously, the screens like I have probably wouldn'...
by Phx Matt
Thu May 18, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Selecting a used pick-up truck.
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

12v 96-98 Cummins Turbo Diesel Dodge 3/4ton with 8' bed.
by Phx Matt
Thu May 18, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Re: casement handles and screening

Phx Mat: Try Blaine window hardware for your window handles. http://www.blainewindow.com/ What size screening are you looking for (and of what material)? Andy Thanks for the link, found this style which should work. http://www.blainewindow.com/catalog/iteminfo.cfm?itemid=4618&compid=1 On the screen...
by Phx Matt
Wed May 17, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

whackamole wrote:thanks for the pics.

Our casements don't have cranks, they have these weird little clamp-type things with a brass rod that is held in place with a nut. To open the window, you loosen the nut, open the window to where you want it, then tighten the nut.
Pics of said setup?