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  1. trying to match the original brass sconce for a 1930 craftsman, bungalow style house. anyone have any idea of where to go on-line to do this?
  2. Want to paint block basement walls that were previously painted and have moisture problems. Has anyone used Sunny Dry on basement walls and how does it compare to DryLoc? Sunny Dry is a cement based paint that you add water to and says it is waterproof and no fumes or odor.
  3. have sulfur smell in water. How can this be remedied. have a well and it only smells with hot water.
  4. How do you repair dry wall area in shower were 5 1/2 ft of wall is tile with balance 2/ 1/2 ft is dry wall. Material is falling apart. House built in 1956 dry wall is not green board and wall is not plaster.
  5. Where can l find a diagram or pictures of how to install a new ceiling light into an old (1940's) shallow ceiling box?
  6. I am replacing the original wrought iron stair railing and bannister with a wooden railing with square spindles. I have all the parts, but have a couple questions about assembly. I have a new oak bannister and channel for the bottom (to mount on the floor). The bannister and channel have grooves with spacers to be cut to length to space the spindle. The spindles will be 1 5/16" square. How to best assemble? Assemble remotely and carry to hallway in house and install. Or assemble on site, in place. If assembled in place with the floor channel and bannister in place the spindles will have to be angle cut on the ends to be able to be installed. As you can see I'm at least a little confused.

    Thanks for your help.

    Glenn
  7. I wanted to thank the two people who gave me advice, so wrote them a reply underneath their responses to my question. I would appreciate if you can forward them my note (under heating forum). I am new at using computers so am not comfortable trying to change settings etc. to reply to them personally. Thanks.
  8. I'm a registered user and can post and reply, but the system will not let me post any image of any size in any format. I even found an image on the web in another foru, a 66 Kb JPEG, saved it to my hard drive and tried to post it -- got the same error message: this is not a valid image file. Any idea why?
  9. Having trouble attaching a JPEG image to my post -- it's only 25Kb but I keep getting error message telling me it's not an acceptable format. Any advice?
  10. We are purchasing a stone home built in 1951, There is a steam heat system installed,(needs replacement).We would like to convert to hot water and run under floor through the kitchen. Any information on just how much will be involved in this conversion? Can the steam rads be converted to hot water heat?
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