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You could get one of these self-fusing silicone tapes that are used to fix minor plumbing and hose leaks. You should be able to find it at any hardware store and they cost about 5$. Now coming to using them, it's a double sided adhesive tape which can be a bit tricky at first and you'll need to do it carefully, else it won't sit tight. First, locate the ...


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I recommend paying a visit to your local hardware shop, large DIY store... and pick up a "hose repair kit" (or a "splice connector" might also work for your needs), it should cost no more than a few $'s and will enable you to fix the hose properly. Another alternative, if the hole isn't that large, repair the hose with a bicycle tire repair kit...


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A preventive solution after you have weeded is to apply a polymeric sand onto the pavers. It fills in the cracks and sets to a porous but weed resistant surface. I initially balked at paying $25 for a bag of sand but was pleasantly surprised at how well this resists windborne seeds. It will not stop weeds that are already present from growing up but will ...


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Use a Spark tester (which can be found at any automotive supply store), to test the spark. To use it: Remove the boot from the spark plug on the trimmer. Plug the end of the tester with the metal probe into the boot. Connect the other end of the tester to the spark plug. Give the trimmer a couple pulls, while watching the testers spark chamber. No Spark ...


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On top of Tester's excellent answer, here are some quick and easy ways to get it working without going through the trouble of replacing the ignition system or buying special diagnostic tools. Clean the Spark Plug Take a bit of fine sandpaper and try to rub the grime and dirt off of the spark plug. Give it a little bit of a shine and try again. You can ...


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Looks like it should be the carburetor bowl (where fuel is metered in by a float valve to be available to get sucked into the carburetor jets - either of which can get clogged if you did't drain the fuel before storage or run a fuel stabilizer before storage - and sometimes even if you did.)


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If its just the odd weed here and there, any of the methods described in the other answers. If you find over time that weeds pop up all over, then start using a Path Weedkiller treatment - these are designed for paved areas only, and contain an ingredient that sits in the cracks for a season to prevent regrowth. Best applied in spring.


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Here's what I've done on my two-stroke chainsaw when it has refused to start: Remove and replace spark plug; check the gap. Remove and clean [with an air compressor] or replace air filter. (I just blow it out, I haven't yet replaced the filter.) If you see gunk when you're removing these parts, clean it up. (Because of all of the sawdust and bar oil, the ...


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The best way to deal with this plant is to grow it under higher light conditions so it does not get so etiolated or leggy. This species is robust so you can cut the stems back where they come out from the main stem and root them in water. You could probably cut the long stretched out stems into six inch chunks and root them in water even if they do not ...


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There is no need to seal the holes at all. The natural healing process that woody plants use is to grow around the wound and eventually cover it over. Standards for good pruning practices around the world are to not use wound paint of any sort. It can act to hold moisture in and promote fungus and decay agents. Take a break and let nature do the job for ...


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Succulents do not 'heal' in the traditional sense from cracks or tears. Leave it be, unless it is starting to rot, and hopefully the plant will continue to grow and a new leaf will come up. You could trim the damaged leaf at the stem, but this is not necessary and will just turn brown.


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I would just leave it. This happens in the wild and plants are fine. It looks like a fairly new/small plant so pruning that much leaf structure might do more harm than good. If it's lacking support or if the leaf is pulling apart because of it's own weight then you could prop it up or tie a string around the plant to keep the leaves from falling.


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Is this a 2 cycle or a 4 cycle engine? I believe that all mowers sold in the last several years are 4 cycle, so you should not be mixing oil in the gas and significant oil on the spark plug would indicate leaking O-rings. Of course, if you haven't changed the spark plug in two years, it could easily be normal buildup, in which case, it's time to change the ...


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Replace the plug, and if you use the mower a lot, replace the air filter. If you let it warm in the sun a while before attempting to start, starting will be easier.


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I bought air tubing at the hardware store that was was big enough to fit fairly snug inside the soaker hose. I cut off a 4 inch piece of the air tubing, covered the outside liberally with silicone adhesive and pushed it halfway into one end of the severed soaker hose. Then I pushed the other severed end onto the other half of the air tubing until the ...


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This is a 'suck it and see' type thing. If the top of the tree is growing away nicely, and looking healthy, chances are the wound has completely healed. I'd remove the tape, carefully, but have more at the ready. Have a good look at it - if it looks healed, then chance leaving it, but if you're worried at all, reapply more tape. Removing what's there and ...


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Perhaps pre-paving prevention is (or should be) the best plan in the first place. Speaking from experience, about my own weedy paving problem (which has occurred after a lot of hard work paving a large area a few years ago), a base-mix of dry sand and cement would have done a lot to prevent all the weed-seeds in the soil growing into problem weeds. A half ...


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Replace it with drip emitter tubing. Soaker hoses suck. They put out more water in the start of the hose than they do at the end, leading to inconsistent watering that can hurt your plants. With drip emitter tubing, drip emitters are molded into the tubing. The emitters should be pressure compensating which ensures that you get even distribution throughout ...


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Buy two ordinary hose repair fittings and a section of hose (soaker or not.) Cut out a section, replace with the new section and two repair couplings.


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It looks like you have some lawn fungus. I would take a soil sample to a local garden center or school (if they do that in your area) and have it tested so you know where and how to start repairing. You'll want to dethatch that lawn and start mowing it on a regular basis. Probably an aeration and over seed as well. Unless you tear it up and replant/sod, ...


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I've tried the polymeric sand but it doesn't work. Ants dig through and weeds pop up. Don't spend your money. Spray with vinegar, but only when the sun is shining, not when it's cloudy.


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I would say, if it was a cold time like winter, cutting the plant back so only a few nodes are above soil, and topdressing with some mulch could help same as winwaed suggested, as it gets colder and nutrition levels fall, some chili plants will purge their leaves and fruits. Another thing, if you left the fruit on the chili for a long time and it started to ...


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Yes I use the green stems as my guide. It could be the color-cast of the photo, but it looks like the stem on the far right has some green? The very base between the roots and the branches will be woody like that - even on a plant that has life in it. This is also the area where you might expect new growth (as well as from any green branches above). If ...


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Your plant has some kind of flavor? With small spike flowers? It's his scent similar to lemon? If so, it reminds me of lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora). Check to see if it can help you. pianta http://www.ilgiardinodegliangeli.net/files/Lippia-citriodora.jpg


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You can test your magneto (can also be called a coil) directly to see if it works. If you have the coil off of the engine, you can do a resistance test on it to see if it's fried. I don't know what the exact make of the engine is, since Craftsman power tools utilize many different brands and re-brands them. It could be a Briggs and Stratton, but more than ...


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If your water is hard, you may find that calcium deposits have blocked the holes. Perhaps you can soak them into a vinegar solution of distilled/rain water over night to see if you can dissolve the concretions. Or, even try coca cola ... though I don't know what all those acids will do to your drippers. And you perhaps should put some kind of filter on ...


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Two possibilities. One, it could be normal die back from the cut point, or Two, it could be a fungal disease that has entered the cut point. A Copper based powder can help to kill any fungal disease. Also, if you're trimming your basil, don't water from above. Water at base of plant so you don't get moisture in the cut sections of the plant. Moisture will ...


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