Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ken asks…

What if I use exterior paint on the interior?

I have some leftover exterior paint and I’m thinking of painting the inside of my garage with it. Is it okay to do that? Please explain.

Aklymroofing answers:

It’s okay to use exterior paint on the interior, but not vice versa. Exterior paint is more weather- and wear-resistant. Won’t hurt a thing to use it indoors.

Michael asks…

Can exterior paint be used to paint an interior room?

I was wondering if I could use exterior paint to paint my son’s bedroom? I want something that will be very durable. If I can’t use exterior paint to paint his room then I would like to know why I can’t and a suggestion for something else that can hold up to being in a child’s bedroom. Thanks!

Aklymroofing answers:

Exterior paint is a bad idea. It is very durable for outside, but stays much softer than interior paint, so that it will give/flex with the expansion/contraction of your exterior siding. Also, it will smell much worse when applied. The epoxy idea that someone suggested is really stupid. You cant put epoxy over regular paint, it will lift/melt the latex paint that is on the walls. Bad bad bad idea!!!
My solution:
first: quality if key to a good paint job
use benjamin moore paint, it is very good. I would suggest either an eggshell finish, which is more durable than a flat. As an alternative, the best, most durable, washable paint you can buy is a product called Regal Matte finish. It is a scrubbable flat finish that will be more durable than any other paint on teh market. It is expensive, but VERY good. You can get the regal matte finish at your local benjamin moore retailer. Find one at http://www.benjaminmoore.com

Daniel asks…

How to remove exterior paint from clothes?

I got exterior paint on some clothes, and I was wondering if there is a way to remove it without damaging (bleaching) the fabric.

Aklymroofing answers:

If it’s a water based paint, then soap and water should remove it.
If it’s a spirit based paint, then you’ll need something like Turpentine (turps) to remove it.

DON’T put them in the washer until the paint is out as the hot water will ‘set’ the paint.

Good luck

Linda asks…

Is there a way to coverup the harmful effects of exterior paint on interior walls?

I painted my grandson’s room with left over exterior paint to save $ and thought it would be more durable. Because of the strong smell it got me thinking it could possibly be harmful and so looked up info on the internet. I feel like such an idiot! Could I possibly cover it up with paneling?

Aklymroofing answers:

At this point I think the best thing to do would be to leave it and make sure that you get good ventilation in the room for a while. The odor is from the solvents in the paint which will eventually evaporate. If you tried to cover them up, all you would be doing is slowing them down and spreading out the exposure over a longer period of time. Admittedly, the exposure at any given time would be lower but you would probably want to do something about the ventilation over that time period as well so it would only be making this take longer. If it’s possible to keep the window open or at least cracked and run a fan blowing out the window, it will draw the odor out. If you have the option for your grandson not to sleep in there until the solvent odor is gone, that would be the safe thing to do.

As for calling ourself an idiot….don’t. You are certianly not the first person to bring up this exact thing on this mesage board. You made a mistake but it shouldn’t be a problem in the long run.

Richard asks…

How to deal with small hole in wood when doing exterior paint?

Hi, I am doing exterior paint by myself, paint wood trim, door. In some place I find there are small (very small) holes. How should I deal with it? Leave it there? Or use something to fill it before I paint? Thanks!

Aklymroofing answers:

I would use an auto body filler for an exterior door. You can find it at any hardware store like a home depot or Lowe’s. You can put more hardener than the directions say. This will make it dry faster and allow you to keep working. Careful not to add to much hardener because you will make the filler week and will cause it to fall out. You can sand the extra off with some 80 or 120 grit sandpaper. It comes in two different sizes. One gallon and quart size. From the size of your project a quart will be plenty enough. Good Luck!

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Lisa asks…

How to write a police report?

Can anyone give me tips in writing a police report?
How can I start it, what do I talk about and how should I end it?
Does it have to le like a letter and what is the format?

I am doing this for my careers course.
And the topic of the report would be a fraud/scam experience.

Aklymroofing answers:

Most police reports are very dry and barely literate. They use codes for the people involved, e.g., V for victim, R/P for reporting party, S for suspect, Subj. For subject. They always begin with a list of the principal parties’ names, D.O.B.s, descriptions and addresses and time, date and code of the crime. At the top. Then comes the narrative, which always begins and flows in the same tedious format. A brief sample follows:

On Monday morning, 20 Sept. 2010 between the hrs. Of 0530 and 1145, person or person(s) unknown entered the premises via a basement window that was later found broken by the V upon his return from a business meeting at his place of work located at 6301 Indian School Rd. NE Ste. 550, contrary to PC459(a). V is approx. 5’8″, 170 lbs., bald with graying sides. V stated he is retired and his two adult children ages 48 and 50 live out of state and his wife who is also retired has been visiting her sister for the past week. V further states he known of no one who he would consider a suspect other than possibly the Subj. Listed above who V gave a copy of his housekey to last June when V and his wife took their annual vacation to Colorado Springs, CO.

That gives you a general idea. The report then goes into detail about the Subject and witnesses (W1 on). It usually ends, “No further details are available.”

William asks…

In California would a half tint on the front windows be illegal as well?

For those of you who watch Dog The Bounty Hunter, there SUV’s have a dark tint on the front window except for a small area in the lower half is not tinted at all. I don’t know whether because they are bounty hunters they can pull it off or Laws are different in Hawaii/Colorado

Aklymroofing answers:

California tint on windshield is allowed to the AS-1 line only.

From the California Vehicle Code:
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), transparent material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the topmost portion of the windshield if the following conditions apply:

(1) The bottom edge of the material is at least 29 inches above the undepressed driver’s seat when measured from a point 5 inches in front of the bottom of the backrest with the driver’s seat in its rearmost and lowermost position with the vehicle on a level surface.

(2) The material is not red or amber in color.

(3) There is no opaque lettering on the material and any other lettering does not affect primary colors or distort vision through the windshield.

(4) The material does not reflect sunlight or headlight glare into the eyes of occupants of oncoming or following vehicles to any greater extent than the windshield without the material.

(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), clear, colorless, and transparent material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the front side windows, located to the immediate left and right of the front seat if the following conditions are met:

(1) The material has a minimum visible light transmittance of 88 percent.

(2) The window glazing with the material applied meets all requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205 (49 C.F.R. 571.205), including the specified minimum light transmittance of 70 percent and the abrasion resistance of AS-14 glazing, as specified in that federal standard.

(3) The material is designed and manufactured to enhance the ability of the existing window glass to block the sun’s harmful ultraviolet A rays.

Regarding the side windows nearest the driver:

(10) Sun screening devices meeting the requirements of Section 26708.2 installed on the side windows on either side of the vehicle’s front seat, if the driver or a passenger in the front seat has in his or her possession a letter or other document signed by a licensed physician and surgeon certifying that the person must be shaded from the sun due to a medical condition, or has in his or her possession a letter or other document signed by a licensed optometrist certifying that the person must be shaded from the sun due to a visual condition. The devices authorized by this paragraph shall not be used during darkness.

Michael asks…

any tips on growing a mango tree?

i want to grow a mango tree. any tips? i have no clue what im doing? what do i need to do differently to grow it in Colorado? i have the seed and it has sprouted. it is in a baggy tapped to the window with a moist paper towel. now what?

Aklymroofing answers:

I think those are tropical trees so im not sure if it will survive colorado. I live in florida. Mango trees can grow to be monstrous shade trees and produce lots of fruit. Keep that in mind when finding a spot to plant it. They get huge. Many people plant them too close to the house and end up with damaged foundations and septic tanks, drain pipes,etc.. Also do not expect to see the first fruit develop until it is about 12-15 years old. Indeed patience is required but in the bright side, it will be a beautiful tree.

Chris asks…

How many stairs lead to the entrance of the colorado state capitol and also how many stained glass windows?

Aklymroofing answers:

I don’t know if this is the information you need.

Hall of Fame Stained Glass Windows in Rotunda.

While planning the capitol, architect E. E. Myers envisioned a rotunda beautified by sixteen stained glass windows. These windows theoretically would represent the mineral, environmental and human resources of Colorado.

The Grand Staircase.

Even though Elijah Myers designed the building to have two staircases at opposite sides of the building, the Board of Capitol Mangers voted to place one staircase from the basement to the second floor in the middle of the rotunda. The entire staircase consists of 77 marble steps and 176 brass balustrades that have been embellished with stylized oak and olive leaves and acorns. The louvered circular lamps were added after the staircase was completed.

Sandy asks…

Which Vehicle From Your Past Would You Like To Own Again?

It could be a car, van, or truck that you yourself had owned or a vehicle that your family had while you were growing up.

Mine would be the first car I owned: a 1971 Pontiac Ventura. Very dependable but still a little sporty.

Aklymroofing answers:

I had two favorite cars.. Part of my mis-spent you was spent as a hack – a cab driver in a midwest city. The Business was owned by a high school buddy’s father, and on occasion they needed fill-in’s and limo drivers, and guys to drive up new stock from the auto auctions. I had my hack & limo license – and the hours were fine with me – and the pay was ok – and I found the work interesting. But the best part of the whole gig was that I was allowed to by cars at the auto auction under the Old Man’s License – and that turned out to be a profitable side line – that both his son took advantage of & usually turned over a car-a-month-a-piece for a profit of about $ 2,500.00 – $ 5,000.00.+ each – which was pretty darn good money for a couple of 20 somethings in the early & mid seventies.

My two favorites, (and most profitable cars), were a 1972 Cougar two-tone Vinyl hard-top, and a 1973 Chevy “Shark” Corvette. Both were 3 years old when I bought them at the Omaha Auto Auction in January of ’76 and and thefollowing January in ’77, and both were bought on saturday sales which turned out to be near blizzard to blizzard conditions across Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, and Ice storms across Missouri.

ON our first trip down in ’76, the buyer gallery was very “light” and Greg – the Owner’s son & I had gotten a ride down on Thursday from one of our friends who was on his way to Denver, We knew a couple of wild girls from high school who had moved to Omaha – that we called and they invited us down to party, and they did mean party – but that’s a story for another time. Anyway, I bougth the ’72 Cougar that trip for $ 1,350.00, a while Greg picked up a ’72 GTO. .

THat car was immaculate. It only had 21,000 miles on it, and still smelled new inside the cabin. The body was a warm creme color, and the vinyl on the hard-top was a rich burled mahogany & saddle leather color – very understated paisley print.., that was not padded – but laid on so that it appeared soft, but was rock hard, – this was a vinyl top that was not going to crack, split, fade or be subject to rips or tears.

The windows were deep dark bronze tinted all around, – and you could not see in any of the windows – even the windshield. All chrome had been removed from the body, including all insignias, dealers markings & plaques, and manufactures markings & logos.The remaining trim – around lights, door handles, window frames, – etc. Was medium dark bronze anodized aluminum – matching the color of the window tinting. The Bumpers were chrome with the same anodized aluminum inserts & fasteners used on the rest of the trim the bullit mirrors were painted to match the body. The hood featured a split screen scoop, and the custom grille was a vertical chrome round bar type – concealing the ram air intakes. The engine was a stock 350 Cleveland, and the Drivetrain was a standard automatic 3 speed with OD on the floor. Front seats were leather buckets, back seat was like a corvette seat – not worth much for comfort. Back side windows were Opera lites. Cockpit was a nice wrap around type with a 160 MPH speedo, and built-in Tachometer.

I added a super charger, gas rear suspension shocks, cherry bomb dual muffler system, under frame orange running lights, and ET MAG wheels front & back with oversized white letter racing tires fore & aft. The car was tight & sweet, and fast., but most of all it was beautiful – and nothing on it was stolen.

My investment in he car was $ 1,350. + $ 125.00 for fees, taxes & license. Supercharger kit weas $ 170.00, Mag Wheels were $ 200.00 mounted, & balanced. Racing tires
were $ 280.00 installed on mag wheels. Undercarrige lighting system was $ 125.00.

All said & done I had $ 2, 250.00 invested in the car. The blue book value on the cars that I dealt in did not matter – never did. I dealt in 2-door muscle cars and convertables / sports cars. I figured that this beautywas not worth about $ 7,500 as she sat, – more if I went out there and started winning some races. Which I always did – it got the car noticed – and I knew just where I was going to get the best money for this car – it was going to be Sioux Falls , So Dak – and that’s where, when I decided to sell it 6 months later – I did. I loved that car though – had a lot of fun it. Sold it to a kid from Sioux Falls for $ 7,650.00

The ’73 Corvette was basically the same story — Silver metallic grey with blact trim, 327 cubic inch V-8, with hydraulic lifters, and a 3/4 race cam, was set up with two 4 barrel carbs on Edlebrock heads, which I changed back to a single 4 barrel with ram air induction and electic fuel pump.Left the Tranny stock, and the rear end factory. The soft top was in perfect shape, Had the hard top repainted. The front end had some damage, which I had repaired, and wecided to strip the whole car and repaint – ussing same color scheme – but added 8 additional coats of clear coat lacquer. (Sheldon Hague Painted the Car).

I replaced the factory wheels and worn out road skins with centerline rims and Good Years premium racing tires rated to 160 MPH +.- went with 8″ rims in front and 11″ rims in the back. Added undercarriage lighting (Purple & blue pulsing). I don’t remeber all of the cost involved with this car – I know I paid # 2,700.00 for it at auction, and I think I invested another $ 2,500.00 in restoration and upgrades – but she ran hard and fast, and was reliable and tight. When I did sell her, I got my asking price of $ 10,000.00 form the first guy who showed up to look at her.

I miss the days when cars were unique in design and you could tell just by the sound of the exhaust sytem what the vehicle was, – or by the set up of the tail light system the exact make and model of the vehicle as it passed by on the highway at night Anyway – thanks for the menories.

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Lizzie asks…

How do I know if its a bad shut off valve to my toilet?

The ballcock broke and i turned the water off at the shutoff valve. replace the ball and turned the line back on.It makes a noise like its releasing the air buildup in the line, but I ge no water to flow. The water was off less the 24 hours, could it be rust buildup? im confused? it worked fine yesterday. please help . i don’t hear any water. i live in a mobile home and the bathroom sink, tub and washer all are working just fine?

Aklymroofing answers:

Mobile home or not, it is not uncommon for a “stop” valve to degrade over time, and become dysfunctional.

From what you describe, it sounds like there has been a lime build-up in that valve and the rubber-like “washer” in the valve has become jammed in the build-up so that when you tried to reopen the valve, the washer stuck in the lime build-up, and then became disconnected from the valve stem, and is blocking the water flow.

Depending on the extent of lime damage it is a toss-up as to whether it is easier to overhaul the valve or to simply replace it.

In either case it will be necessary to turn off the main water supply in order to dissemble the valve for overhaul, OR to remove it and replace it with a new one.

Repair kits and new valves are available at local hardware stores, plumbing supply houses, and almost all home improvement centers.

David asks…

Does anybody know how to find pharmacy job openings in Alaska?

I am looking to move up there next year. My girlfriend is graduating from Pharmacy School next April so it would hopefully be in the summer time. I have heard of the Million Dollar sign on for Pharmacists but have not actually seen it because it is of course very hard to come across. I am looking for something along those lines. Big sign on, good salary, relocation expenses, loan repayments, outside of the main cities, etc. Does anybody know how to find these offerings?

Aklymroofing answers:

HAHAHAHA

all those things you want are right next to the unicorns on aisle 3.

But seriously. In Alaska most of the rural areas are rural enough that they don’t have any place that could even hire a pharmacist. Anchorage Fairbanks and Juneau are the ‘cities’ and there are some other communities big enough to have hospitals and drug stores. Smaller communities have a clinic (maybe) and a public health nurse who staff it. Some don;t even have that and relay on traveling nurses. You are not going to find a job here that will pay back your loans or pay you to move here.
Jobs are competitive everywhere, and this is no exception.

Now you might in reality find a pharmacist job, and depending on the company and how badly they want you you can try to negotiate for more. (good luck)

Here is general info about jobs in Alaska http://www.jobs.state.ak.us/

you can also check out local papers classifieds
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usalaska.htm

this will give you a sense of the communities in Alaska
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_COMDB.htm

Daniel asks…

What is the main difference between the galaxy groups and galaxy clusters?

Why do some of them develope into galaxy groups?
Why do some of them develope into galaxy clusters?
Is there any big difference(structures and formed-matters) between the galaxy groups and galaxy clusters?

Aklymroofing answers:

Same thing, different words. The word group is used for smaller collections of galaxies, cluster for larger groups. There is no dividing line between two different things, it is just an arbitrary separation, more than anything to justify historical names such as the Local Group and Virgo Cluster. Larger galaxy clusters do have different features from small groups such as our own. The large mass allows energetic gas to be retained within the cluster, and also the increased number and density of galaxies causes more mergers and so giant ellipticals are mostly only found in bigger clusters.

Maria asks…

We decided to export the jobs and import the goods?

This was of course good for business, since it lowered the bottom line, gave us cheaper prices and increased profit. But did anyone stopped to think it would be the people here, now with no jobs, that were expected to buy these goods?

Now that we have no jobs, no income and no credit

How is this good for business?

Aklymroofing answers:

Those at the top who still do have jobs are sure making a lot of money.

Sure most people are spending less, however they will just cut manufacturing costs by employing children and drop the prices so that you can once again afford to buy it.

CEO’s will continue to get richer, jobs will stay overseas however you will be able to buy a big screen TV for $200.

A lot of the problem lays with the consumer. People do look for the aboslute rock bottom price and business needs to be able to offer it to compete.

If people were willing to pay a little more to support jobs in their community, buy domestic goods then companies may be more willing to manufacture domestically.

That doesn’t give business a free pass, many companies outsource to increase margins, not to offer lower prices. It is no secret who these companies are. However they are still around (and thriving) becouse people support them.

I cannot scream this enough, buy locally. You would be surprised at what you can find in your communities main street. Many business offer domestic products at great prices. Many work directly with local merchants, many even manufacture within your community. Buy from them.

I realize in our cuthroat busy world it is just easier to head to Wal-Mart and Target and buy everything, however easier isn’t better. The Easier way has contributed to where we are today.

Buy domestic.

John asks…

Is it easy to see Los Angeles by public transportation?

I am going to Los Angeles for a vacation during the summer. I do not have a driver’s license so I can not drive around the city. I was wondering how easy it is to see the attractions through public transportation or by taxi in Los Angeles. I am talking about attractions such as Amusement Parks, movie studios, museums etc. The main thing I want to see is the movie studios.

Aklymroofing answers:

Our public transportation is not that convenient over all, but it is workable for a vacation if you don’t have alternatives. You just need to plan where you want to go and where you want to see. Plot out everything on a map so you will have an idea of what is close to each other and that will make it easier for you.

Here is where you can find info on public transportation and it will figure out the routes to get you where you want to go: http://metro.net/ look at the Trip Planner at the bottom of the page. You will have to be patient with our public transportation, but it’s the only option, taxis are too expensive and due to traffic, there is no way for sure to know how much it will end up costing you.

You can also do Google Maps and click on Public Transport, but it doesn’t include all the small local bus companies, like Pasadena, Glendale or Santa Monica. But looking at the map is helpful. If there are large gaps where it would have you walk on your route, there is likely a local bus there, so check out metro.net for more info.

What do you mean by see studios, tours or just drive by? A few offer tours, otherwise you can’t get on the lot unless you are expected, there are guard gates. Getting to Universal Studios (amusement park) and City Walk is easy, the Metro Red Line stops close by and there is a free shuttle that takes you up there. Look on the websites of the places you want to go, often they will have public transportation info. The Metro Red Line (and many buses) also stops at Hollywood & Highland, right by Grauman’s Chinese, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre (Academy Awards), etc.

Studio Tours http://www.seeing-stars.com/StudioTours/index.shtml

It would probably be worth it to go on a guided bus tour of the things you want to see, then you can decide on which you’d like to do more in depth on your own.

There are great museums in LA, just a few of the must sees:
Getty Center http://www.getty.edu/ (Westside of LA)
Huntington Library & Gardens http://huntington.org/ (San Marino near Pasadena)
Norton Simon http://www.nortonsimon.org/ (At the west end of Pasadena Old Town)
LACMA http://www.lacma.org/ (Wilshire near Fairfax, near the tarpits, The Grove, Farmer’s Market, CBS)
MOCA http://www.moca.org/ (Downtown LA near Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels)

There are a zillion things to do in LA, hopefully you’ve seen Obviousman’s extensive list posted. Figure out what you really want to do, map it and it will work out.

Have Fun!

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Joseph asks…

How to get paint out of paint brushes!?

My mom is screaming because i was painting with exterior house paint. And i didn’t wash it out, so its now stuck to the brush. Remember, its exterior house paint. How to get it out?!

Aklymroofing answers:

If the paint is oil-based (which, if it’s exterior house paint, it probably is), you’ve got to soak the brush for a few hours at least, or overnight in varsol, mineral spirits or paint thinner. If you’ve left the brush out long enough that the paint has dried and hardened, it’s virtually impossible to get it all off at this point. If, however, the paint is latex or water-based, soak it in a mixture of warm water with a little fabric softener added. Again, though, if you left the brush to dry so that it’s now hard as a rock, it may never come completely clean. Good luck!

Charles asks…

What did you pay to have the exterior of your house painted?

I am in the process of collecting bids for getting the exterior of my house painted. It is about 2500 sq. ft and the bid I got was for $4650. Is that a good, average, horrible estimate for the Pacific Northwest area?
What were your painting estimates?
Thanks!!
Wanted to add that the estimate includes power washing, caulking, priming, etc.

Aklymroofing answers:

I have a 3bedroom split cedar shakes /to powerwash caulk with all trim was 4900.00 last year ,get at least 3 bids and take the middle one

Maria asks…

What do I need to start a painting company?

I’m looking into starting a exterior house painting company and was wondering what all I’m going to need to get started (tools and gear and what not) as well as the approx start up cost.

Aklymroofing answers:

-This can either be residential (houses) painting or commercial (buildings, offices) painting.
-Learn trade-specific knowledge. This can be learned from trainings. There are a number of trainings that are offered for free by trade/technical schools, government workshops, even free trainings on-line.
-When starting out, a license may not be required depending on the state. However, when expanding, a license has to be acquired. Painters can get an occupational or contractual license.
-Make the right contracts and contacts. For residential painting, get acquainted with local real estate agencies. This can give constant referrals and access to a good number of painting jobs. For commercial painting, a portfolio of past work may be necessary.
-Secure the needed equipment as well as truck to start a painting business. Invest in compressors rollers, and other tools for the painting trade. The truck has to be big enough to haul these equipments to the site.
-Ask for financial assistance for start-up costs. If there isn’t enough money on hand, individuals can approach banks or money lenders. However, they can also propose for a grant, loan, or capital investment from local government agencies as well as from private investors.

@Tips for Starting and Marketing Painting Business
-Invest in advertising. Marketing a painting business is important. The more people know about the painting business, the more clients to work for, thus more money to be earned.
-Establishing the right contacts is key to a successful painting business.
-Aside from contracting with a local real estate agency, contracting with a paint supply company can also greatly increase referrals and painting opportunities.
-Do not overcharge services. Contact other painting business and companies to get an idea of the different charges for painting services.

Donna asks…

What type of sealant should I use in a square foot garden?

I am building a 2X8 foot raised square foot (vegetable) garden. Using plywood and other random wood. Someone suggested I seal it with polyurethane or exterior house paint so that it won’t rot, but won’t that be bad for my vegetables?

Thanks.

Aklymroofing answers:

I built 2 raised vegetable beds this year. I bought untreated 1×10’s and built the beds to 4×8’x10″. I used acrylic non VOC paint to seal them. I painted them in a nice Caribbean turquoise. They are holding up nicely.
I purposely bought untreated wood because even though they don’t use copper arsenate anymore, the pressure treated wood still has chemicals in it that I don’t want anywhere near my vegetables.
My compost bin was built with inexpensive 8′ sections of cedar picket fencing, douglas fir posts and hardware cloth. It hasn’t been treated yet and is still good after 3 years of harsh winters, a ton and a half of horse manure and water.

Robert asks…

What do I need to start a painting company?

I’m looking into starting a exterior house painting company and was wondering what all I’m going to need to get started (tools and gear and what not) as well as the approx start up cost.

Aklymroofing answers:

A van helps along with an extension ladder. Register with your state as a business. Many of the people that I know that do this tend to purchase their painting equipment per job. In other words; they don’t keep anything from job to job. That way it all stays clean and looks professional. Most of them also made a simple website using home samples from homes they never painted, but who’s to know. You have to start somewhere.

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Robert asks…

How to get rid of fog on toyota side windows and back?

i have button that has a window and up arrow sign but it just gets rid of front windshield fog not side windows and back and usually in winter i put on heat and in summer AC to get rid off fog. Please some one help out?

Aklymroofing answers:

The problem is totally and quickly fixable, simply by leaving the AC button “on”. Also, leave the “recirc” button off!

Lizzie asks…

Would a car with the passenger side window not working pass safety?

My boyfriend recently bought a 1993 gmc jimmy and his windows are automatic, but his passanger side window only moves the slightest bit! I was wondering with a non-working passanger side window if his car would pass safety?

Aklymroofing answers:

It should pass

George asks…

Need to replace a 1989 Ford Bronco driver side window, is there any year Bronco that is compatable?

My driver side window got busted out in my 1989 Bronco. I was just wondering if there happened to be another year bronco that has a compatable driver side window? I know I should be able to find one in a store but funds are low and a pick and pull is the most ideal right now.

Aklymroofing answers:

Any Ford truck up to a 350 from 1980 up through 1996 will fit.

Daniel asks…

How do I defrost side windows?

I moved from New Mexico to Minnesota this summer and I’ve never had to deal with a winter before.

When it’s cold out frost forms on the windows of my car, so I use the defroster and it gets rid of the ice on the windshield, but there is still ice on the inside of the side windows. I have to scrape it off when I’m at a stoplight or something.

So, how do I get my side windows to remain clear?

Aklymroofing answers:

Leave the drivers window open a half inch at the top so that the steam(moisture) can escape. This will clear the side windows without losing too much heat. It applies on rainy days as well – the window stays open a bit when you drive. When the car is parked, and everyone leaves -then close the windows.

Sandy asks…

How much to repair/replace driver side window motors?

I drive a 2003 Ford Taurus. The Glass is not the problem, it’s the motor, I have power windows but when I push the button there’s no response. This is for the front and back windows both on the driver side. Passenger side windows are working.

Aklymroofing answers:

If both left windows quit at the same time, it’s probably the switch. If they quit separately, it will probably be the window motors themselves. With a 9 year old car it could be either one.

These window motors could be purchased rebuilt for as little as $50-$60 apiece or they could be higher depending on where you buy them. Just don’t buy salvage motor or a rebuilt part from AutoZone. I never had good luck with either one.

You’ll need to check, but your window motor may be part of cable driven regulator assembly and the last one I did was for a 95 Lincoln. Cost was @$300 plus labor. This was in 2006.

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Donna asks…

I am a junior in high school and compete in the 3200 meter run. What can I do to drop time?

My times as a freshmen were almost 2 minutes less then they are currently. I’ve changed my diet, replaced my running shoes, and can’t seem to drop time. Instead I’m gaining time. I feel good as I begin my run, but after the first 800 meters I just can’t seem to find the energy to run. My legs feel “heavy”, for lack of a better term. I’ve researched on line regarding “tips” for training long distance running. They only thing that could be a factor to my knowledge is that I do seem to drink energy drinks during the evenings as I do my homework. Could this be a big part in my lack of energy on the track? I do not drink them prior to a race. I just can’t seem to find answers and it is very discouraging to me.

Aklymroofing answers:

Drinking energy drinks before you go to bed is the absolute worst time of the day to drink them. First of all, they’ll ruin your sleep and cause your mind to go haywire possibly causing insomnia from overactive brain cells and function. Drinking energy drinks before you run is really what you need to do. You can drink a rapid release formula (ex. Monster, Cocaine) about an hour before your race but these won’t do much for you. Drinking a Gatorade or Powerade is good for during or after the race but they also shouldn’t be consumed before bed.

As for your training you need to work on slow-release muscle building. As a high school runner I’m assuming you have access to a weightroom either at the high school or a local gym where you train in your free time (with access to a car and your driver’s license too seeing that you’re a junior). You need to do lunges, calf dips and squat especially. Lunges you do at the powerclean area where you lift it over your head and hold it there like the squat bar. You lunge forward with one foot in front of you and the other knee almost touching the ground. You need to do a lot of these, I’d say at least 15 but at a light percentage obviously. You definitely don’t want to be doing 15 reps at 80%. For squats you should be doing them anyways but then again you should be doing these for extended periods of time now. Keep the percentages constant but also keep the reps constant as well because these are your main lifts that will focus on your legs. For the dips there should be a small lifting machine that you sit on, put your toes on a bar and have someone lift off the safety latch and do toe dips with the weight bar across your thighs. You should also be working on long strides when your practice is on the track or whenever you’re running. If you do all of these you’ll definitely see results.

Lastly, the shoes only become a factor once you get to like the Olympic prelims. For now you shouldn’t be going crazy over what shoes you wear, just wear whatever you feel comfortable running in. If it has the proper arch support for you and the proper tread for the track then you should be all set.

Lizzie asks…

Can cable and/or satellite TV interfere with over the air digital TV transmissions?

Are free over the air local channels not available in some places because those other signals interfere with and/or block them?

Is there a way of testing if satellite dish on a neighbor’s roof, for example, has an RF signal similar to an over the air digital transmission and is therefore causing interference?

Aklymroofing answers:

DVB Digital Terrestrial broadcasts are in the UHF range of frequencies and usually unaffected by broadcasts from satellite – which are broadcast at much higher frequencies.
Only a faulty Receiver can affect reception really and peak sunspot activity/environmental factors.
One of the main reasons a digital terrestrial signal is not available in a region is that Analogue transmissions are still active there.

Because these are on the exact same frequencies,it’s not viable to broadcast until the frequency is clear.
Reception problems on DVB are usually because the aerial is not aligned correctly to the transmitter,or the incorrect type of aerial (see bands).
Every model of Digital terrestrial Receiver has a different sensitivity, if you are close to a transmitter you may need an attenuator in line,if far you should get the most sensitive model.
Cable cannot interfere with anything – it’s shielded within the cable it’s delivered by.

Yes there’s a way to test if RF is coming out of another appliance attached to a neighbours roof,however this is very very unlikely – you’ll need a frequency counter,and a qualified Technician to operate it and provide a report.
*If you have a local CB or Ham radio enthusiast nearby that’s far more likely to interfere.

Joseph asks…

What are some good remote backpacking trails in New England?

I’m trying to plan a 5 day trip, hike a day or two, relax a day, and then hike back. The main problem with this is that the more secluded the better, I’m trying to avoid RV’s, and tent cities, and pretty much other people. By a lake would be perferable.

Aklymroofing answers:

Go to your local bookstore and look in the sports or travel section for hiking guides to New England. You can also buy the Delorme state map books for every state in most large books stores or on line which will give you complete topo maps of any area. Magazines like Backpacker and Outside are also good sources of potential backcountry destinations.

Those of us who backpack a lot use guidebooks and maps to find trails that suit what we want to do.

Maria asks…

Can you ship an USPS package with delivery confirmation without going into the post office?

I ship priority packages through the United States Post Office. Do I have to bring this kind of package into the USPS location or can I just drop it off in any mail box?
The main thing is I want to know is with delivery confirmation does it have to be brought in?

Aklymroofing answers:

As long as the postage is correct – no you do not. But you will have no confirmation that it was sent, just when it was received, and you would not be eligible for a refund if there was no delivery scan.

If you want to print the labels online, and save 15%, you would have to download the list, and have them verified at the PO. Your local USPS office should have something set up so that you can just give them the parcels without standing in line. Ask them.

David asks…

How do TV rebroadcasters (also called translators) bring in TV signals in remote mountain or desert areas?

I’ve heard about “translators” in the Coachella Valley desert area than can bring in Los Angeles television stations not available through local cable. How does this work?

Aklymroofing answers:

A simple example.

You would like to provide TV broadcasts to a smaller community that can’t receive the original broadcasts from another town because there is a mountain ridge between the main broadcast antenna and the small community.

What you do is find an area on top of the mountain ridge that has a line of sight to the main broadcast antenna and the small community and build a translator station.

The translator station receives the main broadcasts and then rebroadcasts the signal on a different frequency. The people in the smaller community just point their TV antennas towards the translator station and tune into the translator’s channel number (not the main broadcast channel number).

You can do the same thing to get TV broadcasts into a valley.

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Steven asks…

Is it ok to use exterior acrylic primer inside?

I accidentally bought some exterior acrylic primer instead of interior. I don’t really know anything about paint. I want to paint my cupboards with it and am wondering if it would be ok or if I should exchange it for interior primer (latex?)?

Aklymroofing answers:

It should be fine. Some exterior paints contain higher concentrations of mildewcides/fungicides, but you would likely not suffer any ill effects whatsoever.

Painter and decorator

Jennifer H gave me a ‘tit for tat’ thumbs down because I thumbs downed her. She is wrong; you can use the primer.

Donald asks…

Can exterior primer and paint be used on entry doors?

I need to paint both of my entry doors (both sides), and was wondering if I can use acrylic paint designed for exterior use. Or do I need to use an interior paint? Also, can exterior paint be used indoors? Will it cause any problems? Or is it just more expensive than interior? I know it smells a lot better.

Aklymroofing answers:

There’s no reason why you can’t use exterior paint on the inside at all. It’s the other way round you can’t use them

George asks…

Can you paint furniture with a laminate (I think that’s what it is) cover over pressboard?

I have a bedroom set that is 40 years old and completely outdated. I’d like to revive it by sanding the exterior, apply primer and a coat of paint. But I’m worried that the paint will crack and peel.

Any suggestions?

Aklymroofing answers:

I’ve done it by deglossing the laminate with paseo or lightly sanding, using Bin (smoother than Kilz) and then giving it two coats of latex and sealing it. I wasn’t happy either with the brush strokes nor the roller because both didn’t leave a nice, smooth finish. But, the easiest way I’ve ever done laminates, is spray painting and sealing with spray polyurethane. I used a spray on primer, spray paint and a non-yellowing polyurethane and it is looking like the day I did it without cracking or peeling.

William asks…

Is there a difference between using an exterior- or interior primer paint?

Interior paint should not be used out doors, it will not last. What about primer paint, is there a difference also?

Aklymroofing answers:

Exterior primer is usually oil based. Interior is water based. Zinsser makes an interior/exterior primer that is oil based but cleans up with dish soap. I’ve used it both ways and I like it alot! It’s called H2Oil.

Lisa asks…

What would happen if you painted a car with an exterior paint meant for metal?

I know its not the correct application. Im thinking of painting a vehicle worth only a few hundred bucks with primer, exterior paint for metal, and then a gloss finish. What would happen if i dont use an expensive automotive paint? (I would be spraying the finishes on after sanding and possibly doing some body work.)

Aklymroofing answers:

I had the same idea. I painted my current car, 77 Chevy Caprice, with Rustoleum. Used acetone to thin it for spraying and clean up. Did it two years ago and the paint has faded a bit but still looks decent.

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Steven asks…

How much does it cost to turn a window into a door and close up a door and a window.?

I just brought a house and am trying to change the layout of my kichen. In order to change the layout i need to change the location of my old door and turn a window into a doorway. Plaese help! I am moving to NJ and I have no idea what the prices are like

Thanks

Aklymroofing answers:

I would say you’re looking at about $1000 to $2000 for the materials and labor, depending on a lot of variables you might run into. You’re looking at having to frame up the old door location (even if you make a window there, because the window’s smaller than the door) as well as framing of the door way to have a proper header beam on it. And, possibly running new electrical and plumbing where you cut through the walls.

You’re also looking at putting in some drywall on the inside and additional siding on the outside. If you use the old door, you have to build a new door jamb. Otherwise, you have to buy a new prehung door. And also a new window. Then there’s patching and painting. And, you may have to put in a new landing outside the new door location and demo the old one.

I would also recommend that you get the proper permits for the work, just to ensure that it’s done right.

Thomas asks…

NJ inspection forcing me to fix perfectly legal tints?

I failed for emissions and tints. I fixed my emissions problem. NJ changed the inspection policies so they no longer regulate tints. I go back to inspection and I am informed that I’m “grandfathered” into the inspection rules, so even though they are now perfectly legal, I still have to remove them to pass.

Do I have any other options other than removing my tints? Because that’s bs.

Aklymroofing answers:

I’d guess you can take your car off the road for six months, then start the entire inspection process over.

For the record, they DO regulate tints on the front windshield, and front side windows. Only the back window and back windows can be tinted with no restriction. Front windshield and side windows STILL cannot have any tint, any metallic finish, or be mirrored.

William asks…

How/where would i go in NY Penn station to get to Citi Field?

I will coming into NY from NJ, and was wondering where i can catch the train to the field.

Aklymroofing answers:

There are two options: Subway or Long Island Railroad

Subway:
From NY Penn, go to the Long Island Railroad level. Go past the LIRR ticket windows and to the left of the small McDonald’s you’ll see the entrance to the 1, 2 and 3 train (numbers in red circles). Take an UPTOWN 1, 2 or 3 train one stop to Times Square-42nd St. On the Times Square platform use the stairs DOWN and take the #7 train (number in purple circle) to Mets-Willets Point station Times Square is the terminal for the #7 train – the platform is 2 levels below the 1, 2 and 3 platform

The subway fare is $2.25. One note about the #7, if you are doing this on a weekday, then there may be express service available. Local #7 trains are denoted by a green LED circle around the purple 7 sign on the side of the car, express trains are denoted by a red LED diamond around the purple 7.

7 trains operate every couple of minutes. The trip takes about 30 minutes (local), 26 minutes (express). Add maybe 10 minutes for the 1, 2 and 3 to Times Square (walking & waiting time – less if the train pulls in when you get to the platform)

LIRR:
Take the Long Island Railroad (Port Washington Branch) to the stadium but they don’t operate as often (about 2 trains per hour on weekdays, 1 train per hour on weekends) and the fare is $6.50 one way (peak-rush hours, $4.50 non-rush hours). The trip takes about 20 minutes.

LIRR – Port Washington Timetable (special timetables for the games have not been posted on the LIRR site yet but they don’t differ much from Port Washington timetable)

http://mta.info/lirr/html/ttn/p.htm

Which one you should take is up to you. In the time it takes you waiting for the LIRR train (unless you get to NY Penn close to when the train is scheduled to leave), you would probably be either at CitiField or very close by subway. Also the subway is cheaper.

Susan asks…

My license plate fell off the front of my car do I need it to pass inspection in nj?

I do have it sitting in my front window on the passenger side. I plan on getting it fixed soon but my car needs to be inspected by the end of the month.

Aklymroofing answers:

Yes you need it. Get a bracket or bolts or whatever you need and put it back where it belongs. You will fail with it in the front window. Your friendly local police cop might even happily give you a ticket, New Jersey is broke and needs the money. State cops are writing tickets at a furious rate and I suspect it is because the state budget is a wreck and the state is desperate for money.

Lizzie asks…

Why do cars on the side of the highway have pink towels hanging out of the windows?

there were groups of cars at what looked like rest stops in NJ with pink towels haning out of the windows???
i understand it usually means that they are broken down. i do research my questions before i post them. however in this case the towels were pink, so i was unsure as to if there was a different meaning. thank you.

Aklymroofing answers:

Its to indicate they arent there to be towed they just broke down
it also could mean that like there are selling drugs and stuff

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Ken asks…

is tokaido main line the best way to tokyo by using seishun 18 kippu?

i’m in osaka and wanna go to tokyo.
how many transfers it takes and where to transfer?

Aklymroofing answers:

Seishun 18 kippu can’t be used on the Shinkansen, so you’ll have to use local/rapid trains.

Actually if you took a daytime train this trip will involve about 8-9 transfers that can be at various stations and take 10+ hours.

Here is a sample itinerary if you left at 06:02 AM:
Osaka Station (6:02)
Rapid Service train to Maibara Station (07:43)
Change to train going to Ogaki (08:05)
Arrive at Ogaki (08:37)
Change to train going to Toyohasi (08:57)
Arrive at Toyohasi (10:18)
Change to train going to Hamatasu (10:31)
Arrive at Hamatsu (11:03)
Change to train going to Okitsu (11:11)
Arrive at Okitsu (12:43)
Change train to Mishima (12:53)
Arrive Mishima (13:40)
Change train to Atami (13:48)
Arrive Atami (14:02)
Depart Atami for Tokyo (14:07)
Arrive Tokyo (15:58)

Approximate travel time: 10 hours.
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There is a special night train called “MOONLIGHT NAGARA” however this is an extermely popular train with all reserved seating, so you need to go reserve this seating (in Japan at a JR Station) ASAP at least 1 month before travel date. Otherwise this train sells out fast and you can’t go on it.

The catch is, it doesn’t leave from Osaka Station, it leaves from Ogaki Station direct to Tokyo .

The problem in your case is by local/rapid trains Osaka is 3 hours from Ogaki Station.

But if you did get the reservation (you have to pay a little additional fee, but the seishun 18 kippu covers most of the trip from Ogaki to Tokyo), then it might be a little easier.

The train leaves Ogaki to Tokyo at 23:19, so you”ll have to leave Osaka before 9 if you want to catch the train (transfer at Kyoto/Maibara) to get to Ogaki. It arrives in Tokyo at 5:05am

Lisa asks…

How Much Environmental Damage is Done by Turning on a Light Bulb?

Recently I asked the question under the math section as to how much would it cost to leave a regular light bulb on all day. Well the general consensus is just a few cents. (not that we would ever leave it on all day) My mother in law is constantly turning of all the lights in our house, leaving us basically in the dark in the evenings not only because she is trying to save money but (being a long time sierra club member and environmentalist) her main concern is energy conservation. Where do we draw the line with energy conservation? I mean it seams so over the top to be sitting in the dark with only one light on most evenings. How much environmental damage is a light doing?

Aklymroofing answers:

The “damage” from a light bulb or two is minimal. A 60 watt bulb left on for 8 hours at night will use 0.48 Kw/hr (the cost depends on your local utility rates).

But it raises another issue–that is more important: how “green” do we need to be. For what it’s worth, here’s my view. The key is to use common sense. I don’t think people should make themselves unconfortable by forcing themselves into a lifestyle they really don’t like. And I think the things we all can do WITHOUT going to extremes are the really important things. Here’s a couple of examples:

>If you switch to the compact flourescent bulbs, you’re going to cut energy use by 75-80% even if you use lighting as much as you always did. And trying to push the issue at that point might save another 2-3%–but is it worth it? I’d say no. And–besides the help to the environment, this acutally puts money in people’s pockets in lower utility bills–so there’s a personal benefit as well.

> Much the same for appliances. I’m in the middle of switching over to energy efficient appliances. I have a budget, like most people–so I’m waiting until its time to replace items anyway–then I can afford a little extra for an energy efficient model (and again, energy savings will eventually pay for that relatively small difference).

>Some things help the environmet that are just good sense anyway. For example, because I work at home, the computer needs to be on pretty much all the time. But–I have the “hibernate” feature activated. That cuts the energy use by a sizeable fraction–and saves wear and tear on the system besides.

My point is that using common sense–and a little research–will show most people ways they can cut energy use by a considerable amount–and save money in the bargain, or at least with little or no cost. And without having to inconvenience themselves or change their lifestyle in any drastic fashion. And–that’s where the really big savings in eergy are anyway.

So-get a compact flourescent bulb and leave the light on if you want to!

Richard asks…

Has anyone ever heard of a band called CEREBOCA?

I really wanted to like this band. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with local shows in Antioch, Libertyville, and Kenosha before, but these guys are horrible! The vocals I’d compare to that of a llama being skinned with a rusty tape dispenser. And the rest of the band sounded like it was maybe their third time even touching musical instruments. I saw them at Dublin O’Sheas, and I think I’ll avoid that bar altogether for booking such poor talent. Has anyone else seen this crap?

Aklymroofing answers:

Jacob,

Thanks for coming out to our show at Dublins. We have not been back there since that show, the sound was atrocious. We (the band) had a difficult time playing because the stage sound was worse than the main PA. Im sure when you add in alcohol use, the performance just got worse.

Sorry for our lack luster performance. Come see us again, Ill put you on the guest list anywhere you want to see us. I guarantee you we are not as bad as what you saw.

Thanks for taking the time to post some feedback on line.

Aaron
Cereboca

Ruth asks…

Can I install a water pressure tank to solve my water volume problems?

My house is connected to the city and pressure is not a problem. But, my water main is 1/2 inch copper and I get problems when two fixtures are running at the same time, especially when one of them is the shower. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to install a pressure tank in order to store some water and act like a buffer for big demand periods. Since the line is 7 feet deep, it is pretty costly to change it. Thanks.

Aklymroofing answers:

This may help, but its not cheap either before you do any thing check your local plumbing codes. The city you live in may have plans in place to help defer the cost of such an upgrade to your system. Also if pressure is an issue you may also look in to “on demand water heaters” you can heat 4 gallons of water per min to 120 degrees instantly. This can help the pressure because its not filling a water heater just going strait to the source

John asks…

Why is sewer line still backed up after being snaked?

Hi. Our main home sewer line is backed up and overflowing at the cleanout. A plumbing company came out and ran the cable into it (roto-rootering) but hit no blockage, no resistance at all. That’s 100 feet of cable, enough to reach the street. The sewer line is still backed up; no change at all. What could be the problem?
To Tronary: I’m assuming the cable reached the street. The plumber said it was 100 feet of cable, and that would be enough get to the street.
To Candid Chris: If the roof vent was clogged, how would that back up the main sewer line?

Aklymroofing answers:

Does it overflow at the clean-out even if you’re not using any water? If so, the city main is clogged.
If it isn’t the city main, grease in your lateral could be the culprit. Grease can fill a drain pipe and a snake will go through, but the grease seals the pipe again as soon as the snake is removed.
The best way to remove it is with a steam “sewer-jetter”.
Either way, the plumbers that snaked your drain should have been able to figure out what it is.
Drain pipes are designed to allow water to push solids downhill to the main sewer.
A clogged vent will reduce the flow to the point that solids are not washed away.
The solids collect and create the clog. But, you said they encountered “no blockage”.
It sounds like you need a second opinion from a local rooter, one who doesn’t charge if they can’t fix it.

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Helen asks…

I have an old southern home with a wrap around porch the house was built in 1914?

I can not detrmine if it is a bungalow or colonial revival. I am trying to use an exterior paint colors that are true to the period it was built.Do you have any paint color suggestions for trim and body of the homeo

Aklymroofing answers:

Http://www.localpropertyindex.com:81/lpi-images/39/19957/lpiimg9978732.jpg

like this old babe, white predominates the Southern plantation homes ….. Reflecting sun, cooling the interior, somewhat…..

Http://oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/21middle1.jpg

bungalow…

Http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2007/09/leah-garrett-farm.html

http://www.123rf.com/photo_399842_beautiful-wrap-around-porch-is-the-main-feature-of-this-craftsman-bungalow-style-home-nice-inviting-.html

plantation…

Http://www.fooa.org/EastEndWalkingTour/20%20Plantation.jpg

colonial revival…

Http://www.midtownmontgomeryliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/webb-colonial-revival-171-150×150.jpg
another one here, including several other historic homes…

Http://www.unitedcountry.com/HistoricProperty/Texas/results.htm

hint… I’d go with white!!!….get your color in the trim….

Robert asks…

Is exterior paint ok for painting interior walls?

I accidentally purchased a 5 gallon bucket of exterior paint to paint my walls inside my house. I can’t take it back because the color is already mixed. Am I screwed? What is the difference between the exterior latex paint and interior latex paint?

Aklymroofing answers:

You shouldn’t feel too bad.
This was your salesperson’s
fault at the paint store. Unless you specifically asked for exterior paint, the salesperson should have asked you where
you were going to use the paint and would have made it
very clear to you, the kind of
paint you SHOULD BE using.
I would lay this problem at the feet of the paint store.
They need to take the paint
back or make an adjustment
on INTERIOR PAINT.
Do not put exterior paint on
the interior of your home.
It is a distinctly different
blend of paints and chemicals. Use only INTERIOR paints INSIDE
your home. Don’t think of it
as being “screwed”. We all
make worse mistakes than this…and I still say I would
not let your paint store OFF THE HOOK. IT’S THEIR
FAULT. ( I honestly believe
this has happened at the store before and they know just how to handle it. Give them a chance to make it right.)

Richard asks…

What colors do I add to Gray paint to change it to green?

I have a five gallon pail of light gray exterior paint. The house color is green and I would like to keep a medium dark shade of green. I think I will need another five gallons to paint the house. What color when mixed with the light gray will result in ten gallons of medium green paint?

Aklymroofing answers:

Take your paint with you to the paint store and also a small piece of the color you now got(anything under 10 feet down to 1inch square. They at the paint store will tell you by looking at the paint you got “Whether it can be tinted AT ALL or whether it is finished(meaning it cannot take more color as it will not dry) Or you have a white base and the green you want is a medium or Deep base.

I lost you there, right? Paint is made up of several ingredients. Dryers, thinners(even water based has thinners, and the main body of the paint . The main body on a light gray is white. When I say base it is 90% white color allowing for another 10% in coloring for it to work as regular paint. I am not allowed to put in say 50% more colorant because the driers in the paint will not dry that excess color….so all of the paint is shot.

White base is very close to – pure white paint which has 100% of the required color(white)
Medium base when you open the unshook can it looks like clear paint Use a stir stick and you will find some white color in it sunk to the bottom
Deep base when you open the can you can see the metal at the bottom of the can. There is nothing for color.(so it is like varnish)
The more stronger the color the less white colorant in the can, allowing room for a different color colorant. Once that allowed amount of color is put into the can then you have your paint, already with its hardeners, driers, and thinners in correct proportions in the can. Otherwise the paint won’t harden or dry as colorant’s never dry.

Everything is mixed by paint code and they can tell you in the store what you can do. Either they can add more colorant to that paint or you “have to mix it yourself with other premade colored paint.

I am guessing because you said light grey(which is near to white) then the most you can do is add 5 gallons of green paint of the same brand or maybe 4 1/2 green and 2 quarts of black to get it somewhat in the ballpark. It is a “hit and miss” thing….basically your gamble. For if you are out you are out 10 gallons. Paint stores do not do that kind of gambling.

So…do ya feel LUCKY, punk?(excerpt from Clint Eastwood-Dirty Harry)

George asks…

Can an apartment manager require you to be home?

My apartment complex is remodeling the exterior, including changing paint colors. When they paint the doors, they will have to remove the locks and hardware and leave the door propped open. The passed out notices to the tenants stating someone will have to be home because the apartment can’t safeguard the open apartments.
What recourse do I have? I can’t afford to miss a day of work to literally watch paint dry! Can I withhold the amount of lost income from my rent?

Aklymroofing answers:

No. You are not required to stay. You know the risks, if you are willing to take them it is your choice.

You can not withold rent.

If you do not have any family that can chill there for awhile you can ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your place too.

While the workers will not pay attention to who enters your apartment, they certainly would notice anyone carting off the TV, this is not as risky as it sounds.

Sandra asks…

Getting out of a real estate contract?

We have a signed contract on a house in KS… however it is not going to close by the date on the contract due to contractors not showing up to do the remodeling. The broker who is selling it says it will be 99% done and she would let us move in before closing. We don’t want to do this and in fact would rather just buy a house in a different community. We are willing to forfeit our earnest money, no inspections or apprasials have been done. She is terribly upset and says she will seek damages — for “customization”. When we started she was trying to flip the house and allowed us to choose the exterior paint colors (we paid for the trim color – white with blue trim), laminate flooring rather than carpet in two bedrooms(in contract), primer rather than paint in the bedrooms, I picked the countertop color, refinishing the porch(in contract), etc. Everything was something she was ALREADY planning to do and we only made minor changes if at all.

Thoughts?
There are no contingencies for extra time past closing, the contract states that some specific work would be done and “All other home improvement projects started by the seller”. There are contingencies for financing, inspections and apprasial – it’s a USDA loan so if it doesn’t appraise for what we are paying or more we can walk. As I understand it people walk all the time from these things and don’t get sued.
Also, we did not “request” updating she was already remodeling the house to flip and we just changed a few minor things – please reread my post.

The contract states that we will close on or before Sept 5th – she didn’t tell my husband it would need extra time but she told our realtor that the same day she talked to him! I’m afraid that we will extend two weeks and then it still won’t be done, etc,etc. I don’t see why she’s so upset she can still sell the house for the same price or more when it is actually done – the area we are in is booming right now because of military influx and there isn’t enough housing on post. But we need to find something else – have been househunting for 5 months.
We were going to add an addendum to the contract stating that for every day past closing they must pay $100 to help cover our lodging costs,etc but she said she would NOT pay penalties for not closing on time – but we could move in before closing as it should be 99% done. We are not willing to do this – it’s either done or we don’t want it.

Aklymroofing answers:

Without taking a careful look at the purchase contract you signed, there is really no way to know what, if any recourse you ahve for them not closing on time (I agree, do NOT more into the house until EVERYTHING that was supposed to be done, is done).
Again, without looking at the exact terms of the contract, there is no way for us to say what other damages they might be able to seek, but here, (North Carolina), a seller could sue a potnetial buyer for much more than just the earnest money – including the costs of owning the home after the contractual closing date, further costs of finding a new buyer, etc.
I would advise speaking with your buyer’s agent (if you have one) or a real estate attorney as to your options.

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Lizzie asks…

What is the deal with birds falling from sky and dead fish?

Some people believe this to be biblical while others believe it’s no big deal. It happened in Arkansas, Italy, Sweden, Lousiana. I believe the dead fish in Lousiana because of the oil spill. And fish swim and birds eat fist. So i think the birds were infected because they ate fish. What do you all think?

Aklymroofing answers:

That’s certainly an interesting theory.

However, it breaks down when you examine the diet of the birds in question because none are fish-eaters. Blackbirds, sparrows, and what not are insectivores.

They also didn’t die of poison. Necropsies confirmed that. They died of blunt force trauma. Translation: they got smashed. In all likelihood, the birds in Arkansas died because some idiot set off a bunch of fireworks in a residential neighborhood they nest in, startling the birds and causing them to take flight. Unfortunately, the species in the die-off are all night blind, so they couldn’t see where they were going. That’s kind of a bad handicap if you’re plummeting at break-neck speeds toward solid objects in a panic.

So, birds go splat.

As for the fish, it’s most likely they suffocated to death. The area the fish were found in contained almost no oxygen. No oxygen in the water means nothing for the fish to breathe. The majority of the fish are schooling fish, so they probably swam into the area as a school, became disoriented as oxygen deprivation set in, and died without being able to find their way back out. This is one situation in which their numbers worked to their disadvantage, because it would be much more difficult for a fish surrounded by thousands of other disoriented fish to be able to swim back into clean water than it would be for a lone fish to do so.

The two incidents are pretty much unrelated. Neither is that unusual, though.

Birds die off in astounding numbers. Nearly half a billion are killed every year just by cats. Another billion or so are taken out by… Windows. Yes, that’s right, over thirty of the clever little buggers accidentally kill themselves flying into a pane of glass every second. As for fish, go watch tuna wipe out a school of anchovies some time. Indomitable masters of survival these animals are not.

I am not at all shocked several thousand of them accidentally broke their necks splatting into the sides of building and the pavement or got stuck in a hole where they couldn’t breathe. Believe it or not, it happens all the time. It just usually doesn’t get mentioned because it’s become far too passe to care about.

Donald asks…

Any tips on taking a long road trip with a dog?

I will be going from Illinois to Arkansas with my family. We are bringing along our dog. He is a small 1 year old maltese. He loves car rides but the farthest he has gone was 2 hours. Any tips? I plan on having him sit with me instead of being in his cage. Should he eat in the car? Drink lots of water? What about when he has to go to the bathroom and we are far from the rest destination place. What if he gets car sick? Should i give him something to make him sleep the way there?

Aklymroofing answers:

Does your dog usually get car sick? I have one dog that used to when she was younger. We had to evacuate for a hurricane with her once and it was a 16 hour drive. Because she got car sick easily, I didn’t feed her or anything. She still got car sick a few times though. Just make sure you bring paper towels, baby wipes, and trash bags/grocery bags to throw everything away in…..if your dog is prone to getting car sick, that is.

If he’s not at all (one of my dogs isnt) you can probably feed him and water him like normal. Take him out to potty when you guys stop for a break, or every few hours. Give him his water at that time. If he has to go potty when you guys are far from the rest place, pull over on the side of the road.

If you feel you need to give him something to make him calm for the trip, go to your vet. My dogs just sleep most of the time when they’re in the car. When they’re awake one likes to stick her head out the window and the other plays with his toys.

Sandra asks…

What are good songs to dance to for a talent show?

me and a group of friends want to do the talent show, kind of a hiphop robot like dance. We want good songs to dance to.. just nothing typical that everybody’s listening to and all that.

Aklymroofing answers:

Try some of these and see if something works fo ryour group

A BEAT BEHIND… The Goodbye Girl
A HEART FULL OF LOVE… Les Miserables
A PARADE IN TOWN… Anyone can Whistle
AFRICAN HOMELAND… The Color Purple
AGONY… Into the Woods
ALL I ASK IS YOU LOVE ME… Fame Becomes Me
ALONE… Glee
AMERICA… West Side Story
AMERICAN IDIOT.. Green Day
AMSTERDAM… Passing Strange
AN OCCASIONAL FLIGHT OF FANCY… Skyscraper
ANOTHER CURTAIN GOES UP… Fame becomes Me
AQUARIUS… Hair
ARKANSAS/ HOW BLEST WE ARE… Big River
AS LONG AS YOU’RE MINE.. Wicked
AT THE BALLET.. A Chorus Line
AVENUE Q THEME… Avenue Q
BE OUR GUEST… Beauty and the Beast
BE PREPARED… The Lion King
BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT… Grease
BIG “D”.. The most happy fella
BLESS THE LORD… Godspell
BLOODY MARY… South Pacific
BORN TO BOOGIE… Billy Elliot
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN… How to succeed in Business
BURST YOUR WINDOWS.. Glee
BUT MISTER ADAMS… 1776
CARIBBEAN PLAID… Forever Plaid (Belafonte songs)
CARRIED AWAY… On the Town
CARNIVAL DEL BARRIO… In the Heights
CHRISTMAS EVE.. Avenue Q
CIRCLE OF LIFE… The Lion King
COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP… 70 Girls 70
COME FOLLOW THE BAND… Barnum
CONGA… Wonderful Town
CONSIDER YOURSELF… Oliver
COP SONG… Urinetown
DAWN (go away)… The Jersey Boys (an old do wap song)
DAY BY DAY… Godspell
DEAR ONE… Kiss of the Spider Woman
DEFYING GRAVITY… Wicked
DENTIST.. Little Shop of Horrors (comedy)
DESERT ISLAND TOP 5 BREAK-UPS.. High Fidelity
DON’T STOP BELIEVING.. Rock of Ages
DON’T TELL MAMA… Cabaret
DON’T WALK AWAY… Xanadu
DOORS… Closer than Ever
DRINK WITH ME… Les Miserables
EPIPHANY… Sweeney Todd
EVER AFTER… Into the Woods
FAMOUS FEET… A day in Hollowood
FANCY DRESS.. The Drowsy Chapperone
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE…. Five Guys named Moe
FOOTLOOSE…. Footloose
FOR NOW… Avenue Q
FREAK… Taboo
FREE AT LAST… Big River
FREEDOM.. Shenandoah
GASTON.. Beauty and the Beast
GEE, OFFICER KRUPKE… West Side Story
GETTING TO KNOW YOU… The King and I
GIMME LOVE… Kiss of the spider Woman
GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY.. George M. (Cohan)
GOING DOWN.. Hair
GOD BLESS AMERICA… This is the Army
GOOD MORNING (to you).. Singing in the Rain
GREASED LIGHTNING… Grease
GREAT BIG STUFF…. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
GUENEVERE.. Camelot
HAPPINESS… You’re a good man Charlie Brown
HE IS NOT DEAD YET.. Spamalot
HEART… Damn Yankees
HEART AND MUSIC… A New Brain
HEART TO HEART… 9 to 5
HELLO 12, HELLO 13, HELLO LOVE.. A Chorus Line
HERE I GO AGAIN… All shook up
HEY LOOK ME OVER.. Wildcat
HOT… Toxic Avenger
HUKLEBERRY PIE… The Color Purple
I BELIEVE IN YOU… How to succeed in business
I DO!, I DO! IN THE SKY.. The Drowsy Chaperone
I GOT LIFE… Hair
I HAVE DREAMED… The King and I
I LIKE THE LOOK OF LOVE… Oh Calcutta
I PUT MY HAND IN… Hello Dolly
I WANT TO ROCK… Rock of Ages
I’M A BRASS BAND.. Sweet Charity
I’M ALIVE… Xanadu
IF MOMMA WAS MARRIED… Gypsy
IF YOU WERE GAY… Avenue Q
IT’S A FINE LIFE… Oliver
IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING… State Fair
IT’S A GREAT BIG WORLD… The Harvey Girls
IT’S HAIRSPRAY… Hairspray
IT’S LOVE… Wonderful Town
IT’S LEGITIMATE… Do Re Mi
IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START… Seesaw
IT’S YOUR WEDDING DAY… Wedding Singer
JELLICO CAT… /Cats
JUST ANOTHER DAY…. Next to Nothin
KEEP IT GAY…. The Producers
KEYS..(marianna).. Passing Strange
KIDS… Bye Bye Birdie
KING HAROD’S SONG.. Jesus Christ Superstar
KISS THE GIRL… The Little Mermaid
LAST NAME… Glee
LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME… Momma Mia
LE JAZZ HAT… Victor Victoria
LET THE SUNSHINE IN… Hair
LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY… Footloose
LIFE IS… Zorba
LIFE SUPPORT.. RENT
LILY’S EYES… Secret Garden
LOOKIN’ GOOD… Ain’t Misbehavin’
LOVELY LADIES… Les Miserables
LUCKY TO BE ME… On the Town
MACAVITY THE MYSTERY CAT… CATS
MADELINE… Jacques Brel is Alive and well
MAGIC TO DO… Pippin
MAKE A MOVE… Shrek the musical
MAKE OUR GARDEN GROW… Candide
MAMA WILL PROVIDE… Once on this Island
MAME… Mame
MAN… The Full Monty
MARIA… Sound of Music.
MASTER OF THE HOUSE… Les Miserables
MASQUERADE… Phantom of the Opera
MOMMA SAYS (YOU CAN BACK DOWN)… Footlose
MOMMA, I’M A BIG GIRL NOW… Hairspray
MOMMA WILL PROVIDE… Once on this Island
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.. Momm

Helen asks…

If you were president, would you be worried about having an ambitious VP who had addressed assassination?

Is this a realistic concern?
No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. You can go back and read ALL my Qs and As and judge for yourself. I was just pondering any negative aspects of picking a particular running mate.

Aklymroofing answers:

Darn straight-

Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Officially reported to have died in a plane crash, along with numerous DNC contributors, into a mountain during a fierce storm. It was actually a bright, sunny day. The White House refused to allow the Air Force to investigate the crash, the first time in American history that the crash of an Air Force plane was not investigated by the Air Force. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. One of the doctors is convinced it was a bullet entrance hole. There was one survivor of the crash, a nurse, and at least one paramedic at the scene said she was not critically injured. She died in an ambulance of a wound she reportedly did not have when she was put aboard the ambulance.

At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. Some claim to have knowledge of a meeting between Brown and Clinton shortly before the crash in which Brown told Clinton that unless he was willing to do whatever was necessary to protect Brown from prosecution (which could have implicated Clinton), that he would go public with what he knew about DNC fund-raising, the Asian connection, the Chinese contributions to the Clinton re-election campaign, etc. — some of which has become public knowledge.

Some in the intelligence community believe that the plane was beamed a false directional signal that guided it into the side of a mountain. Both of the civilian air traffic controllers in the tower at the time of the crash committed “suicide” with two months.

C. Victor Raiser II – & Montgomery Raiser – Major players in the Clinton fund-raising organization. Died in a private plane crash, July 1992.

Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “Dear friend and trusted advisor”.

Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in Virginia of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people containing names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.

James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.

Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson. Was found dead in her living room with a gunshot wound to her head, May, 1994. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she was going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was codefendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fianc�e of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fianc�e, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound — also ruled a suicide — at the gravesite of his fianc�e.

Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton friend Dan Lassater. Died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

Florence Martin – Accountant subcontractor for the CIA related to the Barry Seal/Mena Airport drug smuggling case. Died of three gunshot wounds.

Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Told a friend shortly before he died that the extent of the corruption in the Clinton Administration he was uncovering was far more widespread than he first suspected and called it “The Octopus”: A vast, interlocking network of criminal conspiracy that reaches into every branch and agency of the U.S. Government, many other national governments, and every sector of our society. Danny told his friends he was meeting an informant to “bring back the head of the Octopus” when his body was found in the Martinsburg, W. Va. Sheraton on August 10, 1991. We are to believe that he killed himself in the middle of his investigation. Much of the evidence he had gathered was missing. See:
Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro. Found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.

Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. Was investigating Morgan Guarantee scandal.

Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce

Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance. Died shortly thereafter in a small plane
crash.

Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee. Died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small
plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council, personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.

Barry Seal – Drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas. Death was no accident.

Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a huge check made out to Clinton in the trunk of a car left in his repair shop. Died when his car hit a utility pole.

Stanley Huggins – Suicide. Investigated Madison Guarantee. His report was never released.

Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug
operation. Controversial case where initial report of death was due to falling asleep on railroad track. Later reports claim the 2 boys had
been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING SIX PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck July,1988

Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

James Milan – Found decapitated. Coroner ruled death due to natural causes.

Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

Richard Winters – Was a suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. Was killed in a setup robbery July 1989

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:

Major William S. Barkley Jr.
Captain Scott J. Reynolds
Sgt. Brian Hanley
Sgt. Tim Sabel
Major General William Robertson
Col. William Densberger
Col. Robert Kelly
Spec. Gary Rhodes
Steve Willis
Robert Williams
Conway LeBleu
Todd McKeehan

yup

Charles asks…

Why are people so contemptuous towards Hillary?

Don’t you find the Hillary Haters to be the following:
Right Wing Conservatives
The women hating side of gay men.
Right wing gay men trapped in the closet (i.e. Foley)
Men that have never made a woman climax in their lives.
Woman that have never climaxed and just ain’t getting it at home.
Lesbians who act like straight up dudes.
People that just don’t want a woman to be president.

Aklymroofing answers:

I will never vote for her or any democrat.
If Hillary takes it in 08, any bets on what that body count will be?

Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends”of the Clintons.

1-James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an
apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness
in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 -Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3- Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary
Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head,
ruled a suicide.
4- Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the
investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull
resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being
investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with
prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later
the Air Traffic Controller commited suicide.
5- C. Victor Raiser II. Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising
organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6-Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead
in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992. Described by Clinton as a
“Dear friend and trusted advisor”.
7-Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the
woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died
on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in
the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several
Clinton fund raising events.
8-Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little
Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little
Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He
allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files
were mysteriously removed from his house.
9-James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a
“Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who
visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
10-James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging
suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
11-Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head.
It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as
if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with
Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible
corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12-Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson.
Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June,
1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his
fiancee.
13-Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14-Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15- Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was
Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head,
ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16-Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until
her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17-Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and
Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently in
the middle of his investigation.
18- Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with
Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to
Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19-Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp.
Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15,
1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20-Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996.
Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of
Commerce.
21-Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22-Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care
Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane
crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council
personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
23-Barry Seal -Drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no
accident.
24-Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in
the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. Lawhorn was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25-Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a
purported suicide and his report was never released.
26- Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1,
1994 when his plane exploded.
27-Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case.
Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, was due to boys falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to that case died
before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

28-Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck,
7/88.
29-Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988
30-Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31-Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
33-James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes”.
34-Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his
pickup truck in June 1990.
35-Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in
a set-up robbery July 1989.

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:
36 -Major William S. Barkley Jr.
37-Captain Scott J . Reynolds
38-Sgt. Brian Hanley
39-Sgt. Tim Sabel
40-Major General William Robertson
41-Col. William Densberger
42-Col. Robert Kelly
43-Spec. Gary Rhodes
44-Steve Willis
45-Robert Williams
46-Conway LeBleu
47-Todd McKeehan

Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what
happens to “friends” of the Clintons!

I will never vote for her or any democrat.
If Hillary takes it in 08, any bets on what that body count will be?

Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends”of the Clintons.

1-James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an
apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness
in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 -Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3- Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary
Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head,
ruled a suicide.
4- Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the
investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull
resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being
investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with
prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later
the Air Traffic Controller commited suicide.
5- C. Victor Raiser II. Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising
organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6-Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead
in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992. Described by Clinton as a
“Dear friend and trusted advisor”.
7-Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the
woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died
on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in
the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several
Clinton fund raising events.
8-Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little
Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little
Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He
allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files
were mysteriously removed from his house.
9-James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a
“Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who
visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
10-James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging
suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
11-Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head.
It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as
if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with
Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible
corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12-Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson.
Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June,
1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his
fiancee.
13-Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14-Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15- Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was
Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head,
ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16-Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until
her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17-Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and
Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently in
the middle of his investigation.
18- Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with
Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to
Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19-Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp.
Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15,
1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20-Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996.
Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of
Commerce.
21-Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22-Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care
Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane
crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council
personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
23-Barry Seal -Drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no
accident.
24-Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in
the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. Lawhorn was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25-Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a
purported suicide and his report was never released.
26- Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1,
1994 when his plane exploded.
27-Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case.
Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, was due to boys falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to that case died
before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

28-Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck,
7/88.
29-Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988
30-Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31-Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
33-James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes”.
34-Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his
pickup truck in June 1990.
35-Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in
a set-up robbery July 1989.

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:
36 -Major William S. Barkley Jr.
37-Captain Scott J . Reynolds
38-Sgt. Brian Hanley
39-Sgt. Tim Sabel
40-Major General William Robertson
41-Col. William Densberger
42-Col. Robert Kelly
43-Spec. Gary Rhodes
44-Steve Willis
45-Robert Williams
46-Conway LeBleu
47-Todd McKeehan

Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what
happens to “friends” of the Clintons!

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Helen asks…

How do I put a modular home on my land?

I have an acre and a half (roughly) and I am wanting to put a modular home on it. This is just land that has not had a perc test, has not been cleared etc. I am sure it will perc but if not I can have another lot. So, my main concern is the water. I have no idea where to start and what order to go in. I have no clue as far as cost or how to find out.

Aklymroofing answers:

Saanan is right but You will also have to visit your local city, village or town building department and see what water and sewer lines installed will cost. You will also have to inquire about property taxes,permits that will be required and surveyors will have to re-post your plot, this is to update records for the most part.

Richard asks…

how much drop per 50′ run for main sewer line to septic tank?

& how much drain field size for 1000 gal tank.
Which league do you play for?
We did a perk test on the one that we installed next door 6 yrs ago, however the septic tank that we installed there had to be 2500 gallons for the school & we extended the drain fields at the time.

My main question is how much drop per 50′ for the 4″ line. I forgot.

Aklymroofing answers:

The answer to your main question will be determined by local code. Standard is 1/4 inch drop per foot of run for a septic tank. A fifty foot run would require 12.5 inches of drop. Local code will also dictate how much drain field you need.

Susan asks…

Do i need to add extra lines and numbers to setup my phone system?

this is basically for a small business and i want a phone system that can do basic things like recieve or dial two or more phone calls or numbers at the same time. theres only one land line for now so will i have to add another or what?

Aklymroofing answers:

Yes, if you would like to make or recieve more then one call at a time you are going to need more lines installed.. Each with its own phone number…

Your local phone provider will install the lines upto your NID (proballay a 110, or 66 block in your case)

from the NID to the system, you would need to contact your phone system vendor, who will be able to set up your phone system, and show you how to use its features…

When you order the lines you are going to want to add a hunt group, or hunting sequence on the line (this is a feature from the phone company, not the phone system) where when someone calls your main line, it will hunt for the next line that is not busy… Ex: call comes in on line 1 (line 1 in use) it goes to line 2 (line 2 in use) then goes to line 3 (line 3 is not in use, so line 3 rings)

most small businesses can get away with 4 voice lines, and 1 fax line… Normallay DSL is installed on the fax line, and/or any alarm system..

Nancy asks…

Where can I get good New England Clam Chowder in Boston?

I love clam chowder and I will be going to Boston soon. Where can I get really good clam chowder? It would be nice if it is a local restaurant and has other seafood, too. Surrounding cities are fine. Thanks!

Aklymroofing answers:

Legal Seafood http://www.legalseafoods.com/
Union Oyster House http://www.unionoysterhouse.com/
Barking Crab http://www.barkingcrab.com/
Neptune Oyster http://neptuneoyster.com/

Chowder in Boston is like crab cakes in Baltimore – everybody serves it and I doubt anyone knows which one is the best.

My favorite is seafood chowder at Petey’s Summertime Seafood on the beach in Rye NH. Assuming that’s not practical I’ll offer up the main stream places listed above.

Of the above, Neptune Oyster would be where I would go.

Legals is a local chain, but they do offer a very good chowder – comes with these hot crusty rolls that are sooo good. Legals are seemingly everywhere. The chowder is probably what “made” Legals – so there ya go.

Union Oyster House is in the oldest part of Boston, lots of history in the immediate area. Which for a tourist makes it a worthy destination.

Barking Crab is kind of a touristy spot, but it’s got good seafood and is in a really nice location on the waterfront. It’s sort of open air, can be very crowded on a nice summer day. It’s a fun spot.

Neptune Oyster is in Boston’s north end neighborhood, not far from Union Oyster. This is also the Italian section of Boston. There are countless fabulous Italian restaurants all around Neptunes. Neptunes is very small, so get there early or be prepared to wait. Few places in the north end take reservations, as you will see lines of people at many of them waiting for a table.

North end is where the Old North Church is (one if by land, two if by sea…). Two really good restaurants in the north end are – Giacomos and Daily Catch – neither will be for chowder though. Both are Italian – Daily Catch has dishes like linguini with clams – served in the pan it was cooked in, calamari is their specialty. Giacomos is more main stream Italian, it’s all good. Really good gnocchi.

Sharon asks…

What if my swimming pool filter pumped air all night?

My Polaris vacuum sprung a leak in the hose and drained a bunch of water out of the pool. The water level got below the minimum line and the pump and filter were pumping air all night. The system was still running when I discovered the problem and shut it off. Will there be any damage to the system? Can I just turn it back on after I refill the pool or do I need to add DE or anything first? Thanks!

Aklymroofing answers:

Fill the pool first, prime main pump, check for mechanical seal leak.

After main pump is primed, check for bubbles in pump basket, discharge and seal leaks.

Check booster pump for suction discharge and seal.

If you notice anything wrong follwing this proceedure chances are you have damaged your equipment , contact a local proffesional with CPO lisense.

Good luck!

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Mark asks…

how can I weatherproof an exterior door that is uneven?

I have two exterior doors that are very old and they are uneven. Bugs are coming in, and with winter coming, so will the cold air. I just bought this home and we have a few other projects that we have to resolve before we have the money to get new doors. Any suggestions? We don’t have a lot of tools. It is uneven at the top and bottom of the door.

Aklymroofing answers:

You don’t need new doors but need to get the frame for the doors square again. Take the doors off and get a 2′ piece of 2×4 and hit the frame on the top where it is lower than the other side using a hammer.This is what carpenters do when installing a new door.

Susan asks…

How can I keep my 3 year old from opening exterior doors on vacation?

We are renting a beach house where every bedroom has an exterior door. Is there a removable door lock that does not need to be screwed in or hard mounted? He is a very curious 3 year old and I just want to ensure he can’t wander out while we’re sleeping!

Aklymroofing answers:

This is a UK site – but it shows that there are items that would suit you.
Http://shop.packyourbags.com/acatalog/Howsar_Temporary_Door_Lock.html

and a video:

You might try a security company in your area.

Carol asks…

Is it illegal for my landlord to have a hollow core door as our front door or exterior door?

We just moved into a new place as tenants and the front door is a hollow core door which is really flimsy. It provides no safety or noise reduction. I was under the belief that Exterior doors had to be solid core doors. We live in California if the law is state specific. But we can not find any information to support our claim.
Please help
Well it is a multi unit apartment building with 6 units and all the doors are exterior to the outside. Not into a hallway.

Aklymroofing answers:

Call your local building department. They are responsible for code enforcement, and can answer any questions you may have. Where I live, the entry door is required to be solid or foam core, with weather stripping, a threshold, and a sweep. This applies even if the door opens into a hallway rather than outside. The reason is to prevent smoke from entering the apartment in the event of a fire. Hope this helps.

Jenny asks…

what type of exterior door has to be installed on a manufactured home?

We have a 1999 manufactured house. We need a new door exterior door installed. Does it have to have certain perameters? Or can any door be installed?

Aklymroofing answers:

Any door that fits, unless you’re willing to pay to have the opening re-sized.

Betty asks…

When framing for an exterior door, does the sole plate get cut out?

I’ve tried searching the internet and even rented a book from the library. The book says to cut it out on interior doors, which is kind of obvious, but do you cut it out on exterior doors too? If so, do you buy some sort of trim to go underneath to keep the rain and snow out, and what would that piece be called? Thanks for any help.

Aklymroofing answers:

Yes! You cut out everything down to the subfloor. I would install a pre-hung door unit. Pre-hung doors come already hinged in the frame or jamb. They have a threshold and weatherstriping already installed, and the hole for the knob is already bored in the door.
You will need to make your opening 2″ wider than the door width and the height from subfloor to bottom of the header should be 82+1/2″.
So, if you are installing a 3′ wide door the net width between your framing should be 38″. You can buy flashing tape to seal up the sides of the studs and the area of the subfloor prior to installing the door. Then use 100% silicone and make 3-4 heavy beads of silicone for the threshold to sit down in when you set the door in place.
The frame can be ordered in different thicknesses, so if you have a 2″ x 6″ framed wall, be sure to order the frame accordingly. If you prefer to have a deadbolt lock along with the entry knob, order the door (double bored), this way it will have the hole for the deadbolt already bored through the door face and edge.

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Sandy asks…

How high should a mile post be?

I’m working on my eagle project, and am going to be placing some mile markers around a trail in my community, and would like to know some info on how long the post’s should be. They are going to be relatively small, 4 inches in diameter, and square, but I need to know if there is a proportion of above ground to below ground length. The main concern here is strength. Thanks for any info that you can provide.

Aklymroofing answers:

There are several things to consider, what is the soil type, you can do a test boring to find out, contact your local US Geological Services office, or contact the county office in your jurisdiction for Soil Services or contact a local college with a geology department, landscape architecture, horticulture department, or agriculture and soil sciences department. Colleges not only serve their students they also are designed to serve the public interest as well.

Are there rocks in your soil, such as, do you live near mountains, or in a desert where there is a lot of sandy soil? Next find out how deep the frost line is, do you live in a cold climate where it snows, or are you at a high altitude, or is the trail located in a bog or wetland? With all these conditions different building styles are common. It is important to dig the hole deep enough 2-3 feet. Any concrete should be buried below the frost line for the best stability.

It is also important to check the city building and zoning department for the ‘look’ or ‘style’ of the sign and to even hold a community meeting at the city offices to choose an appropriate style or look. It may take a month or two to schedule such a design review meeting with the city board or public.

Another alternative is to use a concrete block and cast the distance into the concrete and set the blocks in mile distances apart. Concrete costs 60-80 dollars a cubic yard so it is extremely cost effective to cast, and paint the distance on each block, then set the blocks at the appropriate locations. This way you would not need any stability or digging into the ground. I’ve seen hemispherical shaped markers before which are extremely difficult to cary off due to their shape and weight — concrete is very heavy. Just cast them upside down so they are flat on the bottom.

Helen asks…

What is a good kayak for a beginner going on flat, calm water?

I just moved to Maryland and live right on a river, with lots of creeks nearby. At the local kayak store they recommended a recreational kayak, the Pungo 120, but I’m looking for some unbiased opinions. Once I’m comfortable in the kayak, I’d like to take my dog (35 lb mixed breed) with me – she’s got a life jacket and has been canoing many times, so I know she’d love this – so any additional advice on kayaking with a dog, or kayaks good for human plus dog, would be appreciated.
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What is a good kayak for a beginner going on flat, calm water?

I just moved to Maryland and live right on a river, with lots of creeks nearby. At the local kayak store they recommended a recreational kayak, the Pungo 120, but I’m looking for some unbiased opinions. Once I’m comfortable in the kayak, I’d like to take my dog (35 lb mixed breed) with me – she’s got a life jacket and has been canoing many times, so I know she’d love this – so any additional advice on kayaking with a dog, or kayaks good for human plus dog, would be appreciated.

I guess I should add that I’m not as familiar with sit-on-top kayaks, so I’d need to be really sold on why that would be a better option. Also I already know how to do an eskimo roll, having been white water kayaking once. And the dog has the best doggie PDF that money can buy.

Aklymroofing answers:

A recreational decked boat like the Pungo might be a good choice, particularly if it has a large cockpit opening (as the Pungo does). I haven’t yet seen a spray skirt that accommodates both a human paddler and a canine passenger, so I assume you will be paddling without a skirt.

With that in mind, you should also consider undecked or “sit-on-top” boats. Most have large “tank wells” (open storage areas) directly behind the seatback that would accommodate all but the largest breeds of dogs.

Most sit-on-top models also have interior stowage, like decked boats. If you paddle in colder weather you may have to take greater care to dress warmly, but the flipside is you needn’t learn how to perform an eskimo roll (though you and your dog should both practice deep water re-entry).

Longer sit-on-top boats can be quite quick in the water and track (paddle in a straight line) well; look at the Wilderness Systems T160 or the Ocean Kayak Prowler 15. Shorter boats generally aren’t quite as fast but are more maneuverable; the Wilderness Systems T120 and Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 are good choices.

If your main concern is stability and lots of room, look at the Malibu X-Factor and Wilderness Systems Ride 13.5. Both boats are heavier than even the 15- and 16-foot boats, but are super-stable and dry.

For a bit more money, Hobie Kayaks makes sit-on-top boats of varying lengths (look at the 16-foot Adventure or 13-foot Quest) that also may be pedaled with their MirageDrive system.

Lots of good choices out there. Don’t forget a doggie PFD (life jacket) for your buddy. Good luck, and happy paddling. Http://www.waterwilderness.net

Ruth asks…

Who is legally responsible for removing the fallen tree section?

A tree adjacent to the property line between property A and property B breaks in half, some 20 feet above ground, during a rain storm. The tree appears to be growing out of the property of B, but the tree trunk and branch segments which have broken (but still attached to the main trunk by tree shards) normally hung over the property line to shade property A. The broken section now lies on property A, and is still partially attached to the main trunk by the aforementioned wood shards.Who pays for removal and cleanup?

Aklymroofing answers:

I think it depends on your local laws. Where I live the following applies:
If a tree is on my neighbors property but hangs over into my property, I have the right to prune any part of the tree hanging over my property. Consequently, the owner of the tree is not responsible for any part of the tree that hangs over my property, unless the entire tree falls down and then he is responsible for the full clean up and removal.

Chris asks…

How much would installation cost for about 30′ of gas piping and a new meter to convert a house over from oil?

I am looking to purchase a house that has oil as an existing fuel source. Every neighbor has gas, so I know that there is gas available at the street. I would need a meter and about 30′ of gas line. Thanks a million!!!

Aklymroofing answers:

Local gas supplier will supply you with the gas regulator and meter. Call them, they also run so many ft of service from the main to your meter, you will have to be responsible for the rest, they might charge you a small fee to run it. In Indiana you have to have a plumber take the line from the gas meter to the appliances inside.

Ask your neighbor who your gas local gas supplier is, then give them a call.

Michael asks…

How to protect electric lighting cables when hanging wallpaper?

We are hanging lining paper on the walls & ceiling and have reached the ceiling light and wall lights. Obviously we know we have to switch off the mains electricity to even attempt to dismantle the light fittings…but what do we do to the bare cables before we continue with the wallpapering? We have heard that they should be `capped off`…how?

We intend to replace new light fittings after all the wallpapering has been finished.

Aklymroofing answers:

You can obtain electric wire caps at your local DIY centre. They are just short lengths of plastic tube, closed at one end. Buy sufficient for the job and insulating tape.

DO THE FOLLOWING IN DAYLIGHT!

Switch off your electrics at the consumer circuit breaker/fuse box.

Carefully dismantle the existing light fittings and remove. Place caps over the exposed cable ends and secure with insulating tape.

There is normally a recess in walls for the wall fitting cables. Push the exposed cables into the recess. If your walls are plasterboard covered studding, tie a length of string to the cables and fix the running end of the string to the wall, with a drawing pin. The push the cable back into the cavity.

Similary tie off a length of string to the ceiling connections, fix with a drawing pin and then push the cable up into the ceiling void.

Apply wall and ceiling coverning as normal.

After the covering adhesive has dried, locate the recess apertures and cut a cross-shaped incision into the paper, making sure the crosspoint of the incision is directly over the aperture.

Draw the cable out of the recess/void with the string.

You are now ready to fix your new fittings.

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Lizzie asks…

How do you re-paint a metal front door?

We have a metal front door where the paint is spotted and blotchy from age and sun. How would I go about re-painting it. Do I have to use oil based paint or is there an exterior latex paint? Do I need to sand or prime first? Thank you.

Aklymroofing answers:

HEY PAULA–FIRST THING TO DO IS INSPECT THE DOOR FOR DENTS AND RUST,if you got any dents sand them down to the bare metel, bout 2 “or 3 ” out from the dent, get some body filler( bond doh) and repair the dents, after it dries sand it smooth and apply a latex primer, same thing with rust spots,– where the paint is peeling off, you need to sand these area s with a coarse paper to start with, and then with 220 grit , to feather the edges smoothly,– apply primer to these also, ok -when applying the primer use vertical strokes , we dont want brush marks going in all directions, –sand the entire door , with 220 grit , ( i use the kind that has foam rubber on 1 side) wipe door down with thinner, let it dry–now we ready to paint—latex on the exterior– oil on interior– if the door has panels, paint the panels first, and the door edges–,now – start at the bottom and work your way up, using vertical strokes,working from dry area to wet area, ok–let it dry over night–sand again with 220 grit–lightly, and wipe it down,– apply 2 nd coat–on the out side do the same thing, but watch the weather, dont apply oil paint when it s real damp or threatening rain, as it takes longer for it to dry, with oil paint u need to add bout 1/4 cup of penetrol to 1/2 gallon of paint–this makes it go on smootherand not be dragging..it s really very hard to explain painting, as there are so many varibles involved—,like the weather conditions– brand of paint– oil or latex, when you start painting with oil you cant stop in the middle and re start 1/2 hour later, where you leave off and restart will be a hump in the paint, ok good luck if you re not sure weather the old coat is oil or latex–prime both sides first, with latex kilz II

Charles asks…

Is Benjamin Moore paint worth the extra expense for exterior painting?

I am looking for the best paint that won’t fade in the South Florida sun and heat.

Aklymroofing answers:

I haven’t had any experience with their exterior paint but I have used their interior paint and wasn’t happy with it at all. I went back to my old favorite Home Depot’s Behr brand.

Thomas asks…

Recommended Exterior Paint Brand?

I live in southern Seattle, where moisture is a concern and it sometimes snows. My house has cedar siding in good condition and I will be stripping off the old paint. I don’t mind the extra effort of oil-based if that would be better than latex. I just want something kick-ass and durable and water and mildew resistant so I don’t have to worry so much when it’s been raining for several days nonstop.

Is there a particular brand of paint (or, more specifically, a brand‘s particular line) that you would recommend? Oil or Latex?

Aklymroofing answers:

Definitely an oil based enamel. Perhaps weather-beater by sears, also behr makes a good paint….I would use an oil based paint thought, for the durability

Sharon asks…

Which brand of EXTERIOR paint do you recommend to paint a house?

Is there any that you don’t recommend?

Prefer it to be available at Home Depot or Lowes, and one that you have personally used or know of someone that used it.

(BTW…It’s cedar shakes that are being painted. Will need to be scraped, primed and painted. Wish someone never painted them in the first place, but that’s what we bought…)

Aklymroofing answers:

Hey! I have an answer for you. Two summers ago my boyfriend and I painted my cedar shakes house. We power washed, scraped, primed (two coats) and painted (two coats).

We used California 2010 paint. This was rated as the BEST Exterior paint to use by Consumer Guide. The price was a little more but definatly worth it. There is not one flake on my house. Knock on cedar shakes! Really, it did a beautiful job!

We used primer from HD ( I think it might have been Glidden) and got all the rest of the equipment from them also. Even rented the power washer from them. But the paint I bought from a local paint store, in gallon buckets. I purchased the paint and trim from there. We also used Glidden exterior to do the fence but it was quite thin and probably needed three coats even through it only got two. Their semi gloss got good rates but I probably won’t choose it again. It was only the fense so I didn’t care that much.

I few hints. Wrap your brushes at the end of the day instead of washing them out. Saves paint and water. But bucket liners! A few good angle brushes makes all the difference on the trim. Always end brushing down. Tint your primer! Add a bit of the color you are choosing to your primer this will make your color go on better.

Behr found at Home Depot is the BEST INTERIOR paint. I will say that this is also true and have used it in several rooms in my home.

Good luck! It was stressful but also I loved being in the sun everyday and was very proud of myself after standing on scaffolding 8 hours most weekend days doing this. My dad would have been so proud!

Have fun with it!

Maria asks…

Can old paint help slow down pot hole formation?

I have some old or strange colored exterior latex paint. Fist size chunks of asphalt have popped of local roads. Would painting or pouring some paint in these now small square sided holes slow down the progression to round bottom 2 foot across pot holes? The broken axle I save might be my own.

Aklymroofing answers:

Hey there Fred,

I am an associate who has worked with asphalt/road repair questions at all of the Home Depots that I have worked for. Unfortunately, paint acts as a coating not something to fill volume in the cracks of the asphalt.Bottom line, to fill in asphalt, you’re gonna need an asphalt based product Pot holes are caused by many reasons, and simply painting an exterior paint in the cracks will not solve the problem, chiefly as the paint isn’t rated for tires or high usage such as for traffic. The best things to solve the cracks from the surface (because you can’t see whats underneath) is using asphalt repair sealant. Those fist size areas can be solved by pouring in asphalt patch. All home centers, including us, sell them heres a link for one thats best suited for your needs.
Http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/R-100013419/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

It’s really asphalt in a bucket thats easy to put into into potholes or crevices to prevent any further surface damage. There are several brands out there, just make sure that it has a rating for covering surfaces. Also, have you considered calling your local Department of Transportation to see if they can fix the local roads there?

Have a good day,
aboveaveragejoe

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Paul asks…

how dark can you tint your windows in nj?

Live in new jersey how dark is the legal limit supposed to be for tinting your windows

and what about to pass inspectiong?

Aklymroofing answers:

New Jersey Window Tint Law

Windshield No tint is allowed on the windshield.

Front Side Windows No tint can be applied legally to this window.

Back Side Windows Any darkness can be used.

Rear Window Any darkness can be used.

Inspection of the tint will be no problems as long as you follow the above information.

Vehicle inspection use this link………….

Http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Inspections/FAQ.htm

Steven asks…

Is is illegal to have bumper stickers on your rear window in NJ?

Cause my neighbor asked me if i ever got pulled over yet for having them and also for my back window for being tinted. Apparently, it is not safe because I might not be able oto see BUT i see perfectly fine.

Aklymroofing answers:

New Jersey Law.

No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, sticker, or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield, wings, deflectors, side shields, corner lights adjoining the windshield, or front side windows other than a certificate or other article required to be so displayed by statute or regulations.

Any motor vehicle may have the rear window and/or the rear side windows tinted or covered in a manner so as to partially obscure the driver’s vision, provided that the vehicle is equipped with an exterior mirror on each side of the vehicle. Any high-mounted rear stoplight shall not be obstructed in any manner.

So its not illegal as long as it does not obscure the drivers vision.

Http://www.nj.gov/

Charles asks…

How to take the public nj transit train to Belmar ?

Its my first time taking the train to Belmar. In detail, How do i get there from perth amboy, nj ?

Aklymroofing answers:

Go to the station and purchase a ticket for Belmar from the machine (or ticket window if there is one). Don’t wait to buy the ticket on the train as it will cost more.

Wait on the Long Branch/Bay Head platform side of the station.

When the train comes in board it in any car and take a seat. **** You will most likely be changing trains at Long Branch to a Bay Head train (with a stop at Belmar). The conductor on the train will let you know (or you can ask him/her when they come to collect your ticket).

Check the timetable online (link below) or at the station for the next train to arrive when you plan to go and whether it goes directly to Bay Head (with a stop at Belmar) or whether you have to change trains at Long Branch.

NJ Transit NJ Coast Line Timetable: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/r0080.pdf

George asks…

How much is a one-way fare from Hoboken to Port Authority on the 126 Bus?

How much is a one-way fare from Hoboken, NJ to NY Port Authority during peak hours? Do you have to have some sort of pass, or can you pay on the bus with cash?

Aklymroofing answers:

It will be $3.20
3. Boarding and riding the bus
When you board, tell the driver where you are going and deposit the required bus fare. Most local buses require exact change in coins or $1 bills. When the bus approaches your stop, alert the bus driver by pressing the signal tape above and between the side windows. An audible bell and sign at the front of the bus will indicate that a stop has been requested.

Gather your personal items and wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting off. Exit through the rear door to allow room for passengers boarding at the front. Step away from the bus and wait until it leaves before crossing the street. Never cross in front of the bus unless it’s stopped at a red light.

Mandy asks…

How do I prepare for a out-of-state move with an infant?

I am moving from FL to NJ soon and we are most likely driving a moving truck. How should I prepare for moving state-to-state with a 7 month old baby? What are some tips to make the journey safer, smoother, easier, ect? Any tips on saving money on the road-trip as well? Any advice will be more than appreciated.
I formula feed. And yes I have thought about the truck not having a backseat. That is another thing I am worried about. I wouldn’t dream of endangering my angel. I am trying to figure out other options. Do ANY moving trucks have backseats? And yes, I have a carseat.
I wouldn’t be able to take her with us on the car trip. There is not backseat in a moving truck and I am selling one of our cars. The other will be towed on a car dolly with the truck. The road is too hard for her, so we decided I’ll fly with her and my husband will drive.

Aklymroofing answers:

If you breast feed you do not have to worry about packing bottles and formulas and stuff like that; otherwise, it is going to be difficult, but you can get through it. Just be prepared to know it will be difficult and you will be able to handle it better. If I was you, I would bring lots of diapers and wipes. If you drive, make sure you have one of those window blind things that you can pull down to shade the sun from the baby.

I just thought of something – you better be careful about driving with an infant in a moving truck because I do not believe they have a back seat and you are not allowed to have an infant in the front seat of a vehicle. I hope you have a car seat. If you get pulled over with that infant in the front seat, you will get into big trouble with the law, child endangerment, and I would be afraid to have the infant up there – God forgive you get into an accident. Well, safe travels!! Maybe, you could just take a plane to be on the safe side and save yourself the stress from traveling with an infant that long and you could get your belongings shipped to NJ. No $$ can replace the safety of your child – it would be worth the flight and shippin g your things.

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Jenny asks…

Can i get off the Amtrak train at a stop?

I will be going through denver,co and i have not been in Colorado before and i want to say that i have been there. It is not my stop, i am traveling with 3 other people so they can save my seat.

Thanks!

Aklymroofing answers:

At Denver, the train stops long enough for you to get off the train, go into the station, run across the street to get a picture of the station, go back in, go through the station to the other side, run across the street to get a picture of the other side, go back to the train, get on, and settle back in your seat. I’ve done it twice. Denver is a service stop and they wash the windows going west. Not so sure about going east.

My nephew and I have stepped off the train in every state on the Empire Builder and California Zephyr routes. The car attendants were aware that was our plan, and woke us up to make the Idaho and Nebraska stops. If they do that for you, tip them.

Your seat is actually saved by the seat check card above your seat. That way you can all go to dinner if you want to.

John asks…

How do you take care of an aloe vera plant in a moist climate?

How often should I water it? Does it do better with morning or afternoon sun?

Thanks in advance.

Aklymroofing answers:

They prefer to be kept on the dry side throughout cold weather, especially if there may be a freeze!

They often do look healthier with semi-shade, or, morning to noon sun & afternoon shade. (They can take full sun all day once established, but look stressed.)

If you want larger plants & florescences, keep the pups pulled off. If you want to propogate the pups, wait to pull them until they are a minimum of 6 inches tall. . .

Mine that are next to a solid fence, on the side away from our area mountains {which hold snow in the winter), don’t get their winter flowers frozen when the others in the open do . . .

In the spring I recommend mulching with pre-rotted mulch (otherwise new pups will eventually rot along with used-fresh mulch). It keeps the soil much cooler, &, moist longer between watering. This way the Aloes don’t get nearly as stressed out!

Keep the leaves dry, as sunlight on wet leaves can cause a nasty sunburn! {Although, rainwater may do no harm. If they do get wet –& won’t dry before sunlight falls directly on them– cover them with an old ragged palm frond, or other shade maker. Remove it only when the plant has dried, & it won’t be shocked by suddenly having direct hot summer sunlight upon it.

Make sure that the soil they are planted in *drains very well (especially if planted in the ground)*, & water only after it has dried out for a few days!

Keep leaves & other organic matter out of its’ rosette –esp. The center– as condensation can gather, &, rot the center of the Aloe along with it—spelling the death of that rosette.

Encourage a healthy ecosystem by feeding the worms . . .

Gardening the Organic Way
– How Does Your Garden Grow? {compost
– Toads, Birds, and Bugs–Your Garden’s Friends
– Plants and Pest Control
http://watchtower.org/e/20020322/article_01.htm

I know someone in Colorado who takes their potted Aloe vera into the house for the winter, where it sits next to a well-lit window, but during warm weather it gets to ‘hang out’ on the back porch! (;

Laura asks…

Will Northwest Denver be the new Washington Park?

I am moving to Colorado and I like the old style homes in Washington Park, but they are too expensive for me.

What is it like to live in Northwest Denver. Is the area safe. They have Tudor, Craftsman style homes, but they look like fixer uppers.

Aklymroofing answers:

Yeesh….tough question, predicting real estate markets in Denver.

My $0.02 is as follows: Northwest Denver is not primed to become the “new Washington Park” for several reasons:

1) The light rail has added a whole new dimension to the “old” Washington Park and surrounding neighborhoods.
–When people first started moving into the Highlands and other northwest Denver neighborhoods, a great deal of the allure was the close proximity to downtown. This has not changed, but what HAS changed is the fact that the light rail now allows people from other Denver neighborhoods even EASIER access to downtown. Now, people in the Wash Park and University neighborhoods don’t even have to DRIVE to get downtown…..and, with gas at $4.00 a gallon, that’s mighty appealing.

2) The neighborhoods surrounding the Highlands are not terribly safe.
–While you’re not likely to get mugged walking down 29th street, the fact of the matter remains that many of the neighborhoods in northwest Denver are run down and comparatively unsafe. For instance, my friends that live in Highlands can’t have overnight guests because any cars that are parked on the street overnight have a better-than-even chance of getting their windows smashed in. Now, if you’ve lived here for longer than 15 years, you’d know that the neighborhood on WESTERN side of Wash Park used to be a little sketchy, too….but it never had a street like Federal running through the middle of it, either.

3) When compared with Wash Park area schools, the schools in Northwest Denver are crappy.
–See, yuppies with no kids are moving to the Highlands in droves, but once they start having kids, they’re moving south to get their kids into good, established schools. Thus, the neighborhood schools aren’t improving like one would expect, given the amount of money that’s moved into the neighborhood. By way of example, a friend of mine who lives in Highlands has seen three different families on her block move south to the Wash Park/University area as their kids reached school age. If the transient nature of the population remains constant, there’s no way the schools in Northwest Denver will improve….and that will keep long-term residents from moving in.

(Incidentally, you’re right….a great many of the “old style” homes in northwest Denver are “fixer-uppers”. Other neighborhoods you might consider that have a good many older homes are: 6th Avenue/Mayfair, Hilltop, Park Hill, Governor’s Park, Cheeseman Park, Uptown, and WEST Washington Park.)

Good luck in your home search and welcome to Denver!

Steven asks…

What is the scariest moment you have had while on a plane?

My scariest moment I was going to Las Vegas & we hit air pocket & the plane dropped. It scared the h..l out of me with being the first time on a plane.

Aklymroofing answers:

I’ve had several scary flights- some don’t seem as frightening as the answers above, but they were very frightening to me.

The first was on a relatively small commercial plane- only a two hour flight from Utah to Colorado. The left engine went out, and the pilot announced that we had to make an emergency landing. Out of my window, I could see the engine not spinning (I was on the left side of the plane), and just dangling in midair- it was rather scary. As we started to descend, we were ordered to get into the brace position as a precaution- head between your knees, hands on the back of your head. I was not an experienced flier and it was rather scary. We landed a little rough, but at least everything turned out okay.

The other one was from Seattle to San Francisco. We were in a very bad storm and lightening flashed through the plane. People were screaming. Somehow, the oxygen masks came down from the ceiling. The plane dropped around 20 feet a few times. Scariest plane ride ever.

Last one was on a flight from Denver to Pheonix. We were landing- the front wheels touched down, then suddenly the plane swept back up into the air and we were flying at an alarming rate back into the air. We were tilted back very far in our seats, going back into the air quickly and at a very steep angle. The pilot came on the intercom and said that a small, non-commercial aircraft landed on the runway in front of us. It was some man in his plane who needed to make an emergency landing so he touched down on the runway in front of us. So we made a loop and tried the landing again, and the pilot crashed us down onto the runway. We landed extremely hard and babies were crying.

Ruth asks…

What would you pay for buying a 2002 Honda Civic EX 4-door sedan?

What would you pay for buying a 2002 Honda Civic EX 4-door sedan, 67,000 miles, single owner, well-maintained, one scratch on side of passenger door, Automatic transmission, FWD, power steering/windows/locks, keyless entry, CD player, cruise control, ABS, sun roof, front and side airbags, alarm system, snow tires with alloy wheels from a private seller? Or where would you start the negotiating price?
The seller is asking $10k for the vechile.

Aklymroofing answers:

Wholesale reports

You would probably pay $1800 to $2000 above wholesale.. Hope this helps

2002 HONDA, CIVIC, EX, AUTO, 2DR, 1.7L I4

VIN Odometer Color Location Sale Type Sale Date Purchase
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1HGEM22952 1 M GRAY ADESA Los Angeles Consignment Sale 04/25/2008 $6,500 View Announcements
Options: CD
1HGEM22952 47,404 M SILVER ADESA Houston Consignment Sale 05/14/2008 $5,700 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22992 56,328 M SILVER ADESA San Antonio Consignment Sale 05/08/2008 $5,000 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22982 57,998 M BLACK ADESA Kansas City Consignment Sale 04/15/2008 $7,200 View Announcements
Options: Cloth SN CD CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB
1HGEM22982 60,672 M BLUE ADESA Boston Consignment Sale 05/02/2008 $6,300 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD SN 5P CC PL PST PW AD AC STB AFCH Tilt RearDfrost
1HGEM22992 63,784 M SILVER ADESA Long Island Consignment Sale 04/11/2008 $5,400 View Announcements
Options: Cloth MN CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB AFCH Tilt RearDfrost FWD
1HGEM22052 65,336 M SILVER ADESA New Jersey Consignment Sale 05/08/2008 $5,800 View Announcements
Options: Cloth SN CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB AFCH Tilt SAirbgLF SAirbgRF RearDfrost FWD
1HGEM22922 65,933 M BLACK ADESA Los Angeles Consignment Sale 04/25/2008 $6,700 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD SN 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC AFCH Tilt EmsCA CdinDash RearDfrost License Plate State
1HGEM22992 68,172 M BLACK ADESA Sacramento Consignment Sale 04/10/2008 $4,000 View Announcements
Options: MN CC PL PW AC Cloth
1HGEM22912 69,714 M SILVER ADESA New Jersey Consignment Sale 05/01/2008 $3,350 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22972 79,022 M BLACK ADESA Charlotte Consignment Sale 04/17/2008 $6,100 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD MN 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB Tilt RearDfrost
1HGEM22912 82,370 M BLUE ADESA Jacksonville Consignment Sale 05/01/2008 $5,300 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22912 83,413 M BLACK ADESA Dallas Consignment Sale 04/24/2008 $5,800 View Announcements
Options: Cloth SN AFCC 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD STB ACD
1HGEM22992 83,456 M SILVER ADESA Los Angeles Consignment Sale 04/11/2008 $7,000 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD SN 5P CC PL PST PW PB AD AC STB Tilt
1HGEM229X2 88,902 M WHITE ADESA Colorado Springs Consignment Sale 05/01/2008 $4,600 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD MN CD 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB Tilt RearDfrost
1HGEM22962 89,100 M SILVER ADESA New Jersey Consignment Sale 04/24/2008 $6,600 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22932 89,413 M WHITE ADESA Charlotte Consignment Sale 04/17/2008 $7,100
Options: Cloth 2WD MN FM 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB
1HGEM22982 90,524 M BLACK ADESA Cleveland Consignment Sale 04/17/2008 $6,600
Options:
1HGEM22942 91,662 M SILVER ADESA Los Angeles Consignment Sale 05/02/2008 $6,300 View Announcements
Options: Leather 2WD SN 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB AFCH Tilt CdinDash RearDfrost License Plate State
1HGEM22982 92,357 M RED ADESA Austin Consignment Sale 04/15/2008 $6,700 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22022 93,215 M BLACK ADESA Lexington Consignment Sale 05/08/2008 $7,500
Options: Cloth MN CD 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC
1HGEM22912 95,741 M GOLD ADESA Charlotte Consignment Sale 05/01/2008 $6,500
Options: Cloth 2WD SN FM 5P CC PST AB AD AC STB
1HGEM22952 96,077 M RED ADESA Dallas Consignment Sale 04/24/2008 $7,400
Options: Cloth 2WD SN AFCC 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC STB
1HGEM22932 106,174 M BLACK ADESA New Jersey Consignment Sale 04/10/2008 $3,500 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD SN CC PL PST PW AB AC STB AFCH Tilt CdinDash
1HGEM22912 125,309 M BLUE ADESA PA Consignment Sale 05/07/2008 $6,500 View Announcements
Options:
1HGEM22952 150,753 M BLACK ADESA Los Angeles Consignment Sale 05/02/2008 $3,900 View Announcements
Options: Cloth 2WD SN 5P CC PL PST PW AB AD AC Tilt EmsCA RearDfrost License Plate State

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Robert asks…

How long would it take to convert to Judaism?

A girl I like is reluctant to go out with me because she’s worried her parents will disapprove of someone who isn’t Jewish (she is). I do have a Jewish great-grandmother (who is my mother’s maternal grandmother). Does this mean I’m considered Jewish (mother’s line) even though I know nothing about Judaism? Does this help with the conversion process? Thanks in advance.

Aklymroofing answers:

If it is true that your mothers maternal grandmother is Jewish, then you are 100% Jewish. The problem is that since there have been several generations between her and yourself without any Jewish practice, you will need to be able to prove clearly that she was Jewish. If there is no way to prove it, you will have to have a ‘just-to-be-safe’ conversion.

If it turns out that you do have to go through a conversion, the main thing is that you have to sincerely want to be Jewish. Judaism is a religion with 613 commandments. The details of these commandments permeate the life of an observant Jew at every point. It is a very serious commitment. Different Rabbis have different requirements for how much they will make you study, but what they all have in common is that they want to see that you are very serious about being a practicing Jew.

If you are interested in pursuing this, I suggest that you contact your local Orthodox Rabbi and speak with him about your story and he will help you figure out what your next step is.

Good luck

Maria asks…

What would happen if you drill through electrical lines in the wall by accident?

will it shock you even though the drill handle is plastic, and if not how bad would it shock you if for some reason you touch the bit as it touches the electrical lines

Aklymroofing answers:

Well if it drill where lines carry 240 V probably nothing happen to you
but. If you touch the drill bit as you said as second option, not many people survive 240V shock and if you do good luck.
Electricity as the way you exposed your question is something that if you don’t understand, don’t play with it.
It will be more cheaper to buy an home electrical book at your local home depot and read how electrical wires run behind the walls, and what power tester tools you can use. Or first cut the power from the main panel before drill any holes in the walls.
If after you finish your project you turn the power on and if you damage any cables you will now know but your tools and your self will be safe from touching any thing dangerous sticking in the wall.
Good luck

Donna asks…

How can I get from Brussels Midi train station to Brussels Nord train station?

Is there a train that connects the two? What is it called and is there a certain line (i.e. A line or Red line, etc)?

Thanks!

Aklymroofing answers:

Train is most easy. Every intercity and local train passing the main stations in Brussels, take the North-South route: Brussels Nord, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi (or vice versa).

From Brussels Midi take any train in the direction of: Brussels North, Antwerp, Leuven, Liege, Genk, Hasselt, Brusses Airport,… Just check on the screen if they pass Brussels Central / Brussel North.
Ask any person around, all frequent travellers and trainpeople can help you.

Alternative is the metro 3 or 4 who also connect both stations. From Midi take line 3 in direction Esplanade or line 4 in direction of Gare du Nord/Noordstation.

Thomas asks…

What would the average per square foot cost be for a paved 25 spot parking lot in town in Oklahoma?

The city said we would have to re-zone the section of the lot that will be paved. We currenty have a gravel lot. We want to pave over that plus add on several spots by extendng it. We are a boarding house with a max capacity of about 30. We are on a strict budget. We basically have to pave because we need more parking spaces but due to a new local ordinance, gravel lots are not allowed anymore so we are banned from extending the gravel. Our lot was only grandfathered in at its current size. We dont have enough space for residents and there is no other parking solution. We are also in a historical district so we will have to jump through those hoops as well. Norman, Oklahoma. Any suggestions on paving types, cost estimates, or ideas on how to make this go smoothly and affordably?

Aklymroofing answers:

Spaces should be about 8ft wide and about 18ft long. If you put the lot on graph paper and change the lines from straight to an angle, you will come up with more spaces.
Maybe even mix it with straight here and angled there.

Paving is about $2.00 a sq ft MAX! I’ve seen it and have done it for $1 a sq ft.

There is also something called tar & stone. Lay gravel and pack it, then come in with hot tar and put a very fine gravel over that. Your main concern is to have drainage so water can’t get under or channel a way under asphalt.

Ruth asks…

Can I install broadband on a phone line that has a switchboard?

I work in a small hotel and the managers are wanting broadband in the flat which has the same phone line. The phone line goes into a switchboard. Am I still able to install broadband onto this line providing I put all the relevant microfilters etc on first?

Also some of the phones that run off the switchboard are powered from the mains, (cordless) someone told me this could affect comething. Is that right?

Aklymroofing answers:

The phone lines from a switchboard are very different from the lines that come from your local phone company. There is a demarcation point where the phone company leaves off and the switchboard picks up. It would require special equipment to make this possible. In situations like this a dedicated connection is made between the demarcation point and the location where the DSL line is needed by bypassing the switchboard. Because there is probably extra wiring inside of the walls, this can be done relatively easy.

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Chris asks…

Any ideas on how to fix an exterior door paint problem?

We are re-doing our exterior doors and sanded them over the weekend. The problem is that it started pouring down rain in the middle of the night and now they are all wet. Is there any way to save the doors or are we going to have to replace them?

The doors aren’t warped but you can tell that they soaked up some rain.

Aklymroofing answers:

I assume these are wooden doors? The rain should not harm the doors. You may have to fine sand them again to close the wood grain if it has opened. They will just have to dry out before you can work on them. If you have not already done so, and you expect more rain you may want to cover them with plastic bags, tarps, plastic or something. When you expect a few days of dry weather, take the plastic off and allow them to air dry for a few days. Start with a good stain blocker (paint), like Zinzer brand. This serves as a primer and also covers up anything that may come through the paint onto the surfice once complete. Pine doors have a bad habit of allowing sap or the knot holes to come through the paint. Let this dry and sand it down with a fine grit sand paper or 0000 steel wool just to rough the surfice. This allows something for the final coat to adhere too. Also, I like useing rollers and paintbrushes on exterior doors, not spray cans. Use your paint brush to get into the cracks and small places, once done, go over it all neatly with a rough texture paint roller. I think rough looking doors ad character to some homes. Accept the fact that doors take a lot of abuse and well maintenance is constant. Wood doors especially. Next time instead of sanding the doors, use a paint stripper. Home Depot or Lowes have great guys in the paint department that can give you brochures or good advice on this sort of thing. Look for the old guys, these are guys that have worked in paint, repairs or home constructions for years and semi-retire to hardware stores. I find they are a wealth of experience.

Steven asks…

Is it OK to use exterior doors inside your apartment for bedrooms and bathroom openings?

I am building some apartments and like the styles of the exterior doors as opposed to the interior styles, is there any reason why i cannot use the doors?

Aklymroofing answers:

If these are solid core doors, you might want to use stronger hinges, and three per door instead of two.

Maria asks…

How much to replace exterior doors?

I want to replace my exterior doors because I lose a lot of heat/air through them due to their age. I can actually see spaces in them in hairline cracks. I know it is hard to hang them and all, and I just would like to know what I could expect to pay for that kind of contract work. (St. Louis, MO)

Aklymroofing answers:

I actually do work in the Missouri region, I opportate out of St. Louis. As usual depends on the chosen door. Assuming you have a 36″ exterior door, you want to replace it with that. If you have a smaller door, you might want to consider going to a bigger size.
As long as you dont’ have to do any changes to the door frame itself, the door and materials to install would be between $175.00-$400.00+ depending on the door, this includes the hardware. Lites, color, material, brand would greatly change the price.
Then installation would be around $100.00, depending on exact area of st. Louis you are. If structural work needs to be done, or painting of trim or door needs to be done, this could be more.

Mary asks…

Why do exterior doors on a house open inward?

I handle all the fix-it stuff around the house and worked with contractors on two gut renovations + come from a family of DIY’ers. My husband, who is not so handy, recently said I screwed up because our door to the back garden opens in instead of out. I told him that is how exterior doors are – it’s convention, but I’d love to give him a bonafide answer.

Aklymroofing answers:

Back in the day porches were smaller and a door that opened out would knock you right off the porch. It is also a security issue, much easier to push a door closed on an uninvited guest than to pull it with them standing in it.

Silly boys.

Helen asks…

Where can I get a good deal on quality exterior doors in Houston?

I need to purchase a new front door and two other exterior doors in Houston, TX. Any suggestions on where to buy (door and installation) besides Lowe’s and Home Depot?

Aklymroofing answers:

You may get it cheap from a re-cycling center, as many communities have ordinances to recycle/reuse building materials in a house demolition.

Also try Craig’s list. It’s great.

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Paul asks…

How do replace a driver side window motor in a ’01 Chev Impala?

The drivers side window fell without breaking the glass inside the door. When testing the motor, it still has power, but will not raise or lower.

Aklymroofing answers:

The window just fell off the track because the nylon bushing it rides on wore out or broke. If you still hear the motor running, you don’t need a motor. They’re a pain to replace anyway, because they are riveted in, you have to drill the rivets, and install using short bolts that leave clearance fort the mechanism.

Linda asks…

How do I change the driver side door window on my 1993 ranger?

I broke the driver side door window on my 1993 ford ranger out of stupidity. I have another ranger door from the same year, with perfect glass, just in shit shape. How do I swap the glass?

Aklymroofing answers:

Take it to the dealer!!

Lizzie asks…

How can I put plastic in my drivers side window with no frame?

My drivers side window broke and it is going to cost TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS to fix it! I don’t have a frame going around the door so my window is permanently down and it’s cold outside! I don’t know how to solve this and still be able to open my door! Please help!
Thanks for the answers guys! I’m gonna be climbing out the passenger door for a while looks like! And Dr. Layne thanks for the suggestion buddy, now can I borrow $250 from you?

Aklymroofing answers:

Listing the year, make and model helps!

If the car is 6 or more years old, I would call some junk yards and offer them first $125 then $150 then $175 to do the job? Glass is glass and a new one is the same ( except windshields) sound good?

The only way to solve the problem now is to put clear plastic around the outside of the door area secured with masking tape (duct tape is best but the glue stays on the paint and is very had to remove after woods. Then get in and out using the Passenger door

only option

Thomas asks…

How much would it cost to fix the driver side window on my honda Prelude?

Hey, I have a 1999 Honda Prelude and the driver side window doesnt roll down. One things for sure is that i can hear a think click inside the door when i push down to roll the window. So im guessing maybe its not the motor that needs to be replaced. But i dont know and i was hoping that maybe you guys could tell me and maybe tell me how much it would cost to fix it. Thank You!

Aklymroofing answers:

Its sounds like the window is off the track if thats the case if you know someone that is handy with tools who doesnt need to know about cars all you have to do is take the door panel off and put the window back on the track otherwise they will charge you anywhere from 100-300$ cause they will charge you for things that arent needed

Sandy asks…

How to install a drivers side back door window on a 89 Buick Lesabre Sedan?

My back door on the drivers side window has shattered,do anyone have instructions on how to install a replacement window on that model car,also,what other model car window will fit mine?

Aklymroofing answers:

Not really instructions, but have done it before. Remove the inner door panel to get at the workings of the window lift. Clean-out all the broken glass from the inside of the door, including that still left on the lift hardware. There are one or two mounting points on the bottom edge of the glass, usually two, that fasten to the track runner. The glass mounts with plastic bushings thru the holes in the glass, so the metal fasteners never touch the actual glass. Slide the new window down into the track from the outside of the car – It will take a bit of wiggling & rocking to get it to go. Run the lift mechanism up to meet the glass, loosely attached the glass to the lift, them carefully lower the lift & the window down into the door. If it goes okay, tighten the mounts ( but don’t over-torque them ), & cycle it a couple of time to be sure it’s lined-up correctly, before you put the inner door panel back on.

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