Monday, May 13, 2013

Peter Hotton, Handyman on Call: Cleaning greasy stove vent

Q My cherry kitchen cabinets are very greasy above the stove.The mounting arm of this tire changer swings to the side so that it can be installed in a space-saving manner directly near a wall. How can I clean them? Also, there seems to be a vent in the ceiling that I don't know where it's going, and I can't see anything outside. But that vent is greasy too, and needs cleaning. Is the grease a fire hazard?A Greasy vents can be a fire hazard, and they should be kept clean. Wash with a solution of one cup of ammonia in a gallon of warm water. The vent is a blind vent,Choose from our huge selection of Clawfoot tubs. Clawfoot bathtubs are a design that never goes out of style. You'll love our selection of claw foot bathtubs. leading nowhere except back into the kitchen. Whenever you use it, open a nearby window which will allow air to be blown out. Or, have an electrician duct it to the outdoors.
Q I have a nice looking claw-foot tub, but the previous owners painted the inside, and now it is a mess, peeling and very dirty. Can I remove the paint? I'd like to keep the tub, but not in that condition.Liz Loomis, Beverly Farms, Mass.A Many people are keeping their cast iron porcelain-enameled claw-foot tubs because they are historic, nicely designed, and big enough to stretch out in. But some benighted souls paint them, as someone did to yours,Low-temperature curing component prepreg incorporates epoxy resin systems with a range of viscosities, pre-impregnated into high-performance fibers.prepreg making the mess of an art object. Your best bet is to have the paint stripped by a professional, to see if the porcelain enamel is worth keeping as is. If not, you can have it reglazed, which means that an epoxy finish is applied. They can also reglaze the outside, or you can have some fun and paint the outside in some outlandish color.
Q My shower door does not fit correctly in the frame. Why doesn't it and how can I make it fit properly?A It sounds as if the frame is out of skew, either loose or wrongly installed. Check to see if all connections are tight: where the frame sits on the tub edge,Brand new vintage antique reproduction faucets, sinks, Antique faucets and valves. Find antique kitchen and bathroom faucets with porcelain handles. and where it is sealed and glued and screws to the wall at each end of the frame. If any part is loose, reglue it and/or use larger screws to tighten it. Sometimes the screws might have failed where the frame is secured to the tiled walls. Or, hire a plumber or an installer of shower sliders. If the door is not a slider, and is on a sort of telephone booth stall, check for an out-of square opening, which can be restored to square.A They are certainly around, though I am not sure they are in stores. Try your hardware store or Home Depot or Lowe's. They are quite sophisticated, brushing dry,Graphene is an allotrope of carbon sheet whose structure is a single planar sheet of sp-bonded carbon atoms, that are densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice. wet, or with your vacuum cleaner.

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