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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #120 on: May 12, 2021, 06:57:34 PM »
Dryers should be easier.
I should add I can take an oven/dryer apart in my sleep so my perspective will be different.
The guy had to remove the drum to access the parts that needed to be swapped. Even if OP is capable, it's certainly not guaranteed to be simple. Like I said, it almost certainly depends on the specific models.

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #121 on: May 12, 2021, 07:04:48 PM »
I can take an oven/dryer apart in my sleep
If only everything I dreamed of in my sleep were simple to implement :P
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2021, 08:23:18 PM »
The guy had to remove the drum to access the parts that needed to be swapped. Even if OP is capable, it's certainly not guaranteed to be simple. Like I said, it almost certainly depends on the specific models.
I guess we should ask the model #'s. @chinagel
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2021, 08:26:18 PM »
I guess we should ask the model #'s. @chinagel
The dryer is a 2.5 hr drive away. Will try to post friday. Its an older model if that helps.

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2021, 08:27:56 PM »
The dryer is a 2.5 hr drive away. Will try to post friday. Its an older model if that helps.
Older the better.  :)
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #125 on: May 13, 2021, 03:12:42 AM »
Anyone familiar with converting ovens/dryers from ng to propane?
Not to complicated to do on a grill, just did the swap not long ago.
 Used a rachet and swapped them out.

And a little DP many ovens and dryers come with that kit attached somewhere in the back which noone ever touches thinking it was added to the appliance by mistake.

 Take a look if it's included.
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #126 on: May 13, 2021, 01:34:29 PM »
Not to complicated to do on a grill, just did the swap not long ago.
 Used a rachet and swapped them out.

And a little DP many ovens and dryers come with that kit attached somewhere in the back which noone ever touches thinking it was added to the appliance by mistake.

 Take a look if it's included.
Is the kit specific to the appliance? One size fits all?

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #127 on: May 13, 2021, 01:44:22 PM »
Is the kit specific to the appliance? One size fits all?
That I don't know.
 There's a label on the appliance somewhere that will say the conversion numbers and amounts.
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #128 on: May 13, 2021, 02:01:59 PM »
Is the kit specific to the appliance? One size fits all?

It can't be one size fits all- the adapter is literally there to adjust the size of the opening because LP and NG have different viscosity. You'll need a kit that constricts the flow by an appropriate amount relative to the default for that appliance.

I've never actually done the conversion but my oven came with a kit and instructions. I do not think it's a basic job unless the "aerator" in your appliance happens to be easily accessible

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #129 on: May 13, 2021, 02:07:30 PM »
Going to be replacing a current load bearing wall with a microlam. Anyone have experience with doing this type of project that would know the approx cost?

 Wall length is about 16

On the main floor of a two story building

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #130 on: May 13, 2021, 02:51:31 PM »
Going to be replacing a current load bearing wall with a microlam. Anyone have experience with doing this type of project that would know the approx cost?

 Wall length is about 16

On the main floor of a two story building
Don't know if this accurate especially the recent surge.
https://www.familyhandyman.com/project/how-to-install-a-loadbearing-beam/
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #131 on: May 24, 2021, 12:03:36 AM »
Thank you @Yo ssi
Does anyone here have a house with a flat roof?

mine needs a replacement and my head is spinning from all these experiences people had and am just looking for some recommendations or maybe some tips of the trade or anything to get me started here!

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #132 on: May 24, 2021, 09:35:10 AM »
Thank you @Yo ssi
Does anyone here have a house with a flat roof?

mine needs a replacement and my head is spinning from all these experiences people had and am just looking for some recommendations or maybe some tips of the trade or anything to get me started here!
I used island roofing. Mine isn't flat but he was telling me that he does a lot of commercial flat roofs. He basically lays a heavy duty sheet underneath everything to keep it waterproof

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #133 on: May 24, 2021, 09:48:13 AM »
I used island roofing. Mine isn't flat but he was telling me that he does a lot of commercial flat roofs. He basically lays a heavy duty sheet underneath everything to keep it waterproof
Got it. Yea i was going to get a quote from him. He came highly recommend

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #134 on: May 25, 2021, 11:21:11 AM »
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #135 on: June 03, 2021, 07:50:12 AM »
How can I tell if there is a gas leak coming from the connection from my dryer?

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #136 on: June 03, 2021, 07:52:36 AM »
How can I tell if there is a gas leak coming from the connection from my dryer?
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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #137 on: June 03, 2021, 07:55:24 AM »
How can I tell if there is a gas leak coming from the connection from my dryer?

Utility company will come out for free if you smell gas

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #138 on: June 03, 2021, 09:27:58 AM »
How can I tell if there is a gas leak coming from the connection from my dryer?
Fill a bottle (like a windex bottle) with soap water and shpritz it on the gas line and fittings (elbows, couplings etc)- if it bubbles you have a gas leak.
or buy a gas sniffer.
or call 911/utility company- they have very sensitive gas sniffers
DONT LIGHT A MATCH OR TURN ON LIGHTS etc if there is a potential gas leak.

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Re: Any handyman out there that can help with a DIY question?
« Reply #139 on: June 03, 2021, 09:40:56 AM »
How can I tell if there is a gas leak coming from the connection from my dryer?
Do you smell gas? If yes then:
Fill a bottle (like a windex bottle) with soap water and shpritz it on the gas line and fittings (elbows, couplings etc)- if it bubbles you have a gas leak.
or buy a gas sniffer.
or call 911/utility company- they have very sensitive gas sniffers
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