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2016-12-02 Locksmithing - Victor "Treasure Chest" safe:

Hi David,    I'll start off with the "hinge" thing.    Manufacturers figured out that trick about 150 years ago.   Cutting off or punching the hinge pin out will NOT open the safe door.   The ONLY purpose

2016-12-01 Clocks, Watches - Suspension spring:

Gina, a little History on your clock.  Diplomat Clock Company was one of the clock companies that spun off from from Emperor Clock Company in Baldwin County, Alabama. All have gone out of business with

2016-12-01 Safes & Security Containers - Hercules Letter Vault - Lost Key:

Hi Val,    Any local "reputable" locksmith should be able to pick the lock open or make a key for it.    Hercules was a trade name for some product made by Meilink.   They haven't made these since the

2016-11-30 Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC - Gas Fireplace Venting:

Hi Pat, sorry it took me so long to answer. Sounds like your valve is slowly losing the signal from the stat. If you have a meter, set it for DC volts. Put the leads on the gas valve and then set the stat

2016-11-30 TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting - TV not working:

First try a reset.  Do this by unplugging the power cord for 6 to 8 hours or overnight and try it again.    If no power, still, it is likely the power supply board needs replaced.    The board costs around


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