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    Re: Painting Aluminium Siding

    Thank you very much for your post, it was really helpful.
    I googled "surfactant leaching" and I was finally able to see examples of it. I also found images of frosting.
    I am pretty sure it is one...
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    Re: Painting Aluminium Siding

    No, they did not. The aluminium was not showing through the old paint. Most of the ****** resources say that you don't need to prime unless the raw material shows through. In that case primer would...
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    Painting Aluminium Siding

    Hello,
    My house is wrapped in aluminium siding. Its old, and it really faded, but for most part it is in good shape. I hired painters to give it a new fresh look. Got an experienced crew that has...
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    Sloping floor problems

    I am looking for ideas… Please help.
    Here is my situation: Recently purchased an 1890 Colonial. The house has great curb appeal and it is full of potential. Unfortunately it is plagued by years of...
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    Re: Moisture on my Cellulose Insulation

    I don't have any holes in the ceiling under the plywood.
    I don't have a humidifier and I do have a bathroom vent that is vented to the outside. The vent and the venting tube are both insulated so I...
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    Re: Moisture on my Cellulose Insulation

    The roof does not have a ridge vent at the top of the roof. But the attic space has windows and those stay cracked open. It seems to be enough to vent the attic and cool the roof. I do not get any...
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    Moisture on my Cellulose Insulation

    My house was built in 1946. When I bought it a few years ago it had very little insulation in the attic. The attic is very tall and the roof slope is very steep, so with time I am planning on...
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    Re: PEX tube used in a heating system

    Thank you. Is there any advantage to using PEX-AL-PEX vs. PEX-A type? Or is it only an issue of flexibility?
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    PEX tube used in a heating system

    Hi Everyone,
    I know that PEX is extensively used in low temperature radiant heat systems. I have read that it is rated for a max of 200 deg F. I am re-piping my single zone radiator hot water...
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    Moisture leading to mold in the basement

    I am looking for suggestions to my problem.
    I have a moisture issue in my basement. In one section of the basement, I noticed moisture slowly destroying the plaster on the walls. I examined the...
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    Re: Choosing a Gas fired Boiler

    Thank you for your help. Your opinion is much appreciated.
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    Re: Choosing a Gas fired Boiler

    NashuaTech, thank you for your reply.

    I did think that furnace compare was biased, as unhappy customers are more likely to post. But I still wanted to be cautious and not make a poor investment...
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    Choosing a Gas fired Boiler

    Hi All,
    I am considering updating my gas fired boiler. I did not know anything about boilers, so I researched many different brands and the model specs. I think I can say I now have a decent...
  14. Re: Senior Editor Deborah Snoonian wants to know...

    If you need wood or plywood for smaller projects, check the scrap bin. you can often get 1/4 or 1/2 of a regular 4x8 sheet for $2-$3. Same applies to 2x4's and other wood materials. there is no need...
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    Bathroom ventilation

    I have a steam/moisture ventilation problem. When I got the house, I noticed that the original bathroom vent was not properly vented outside. Instead, it put all the hot moist air into the attic. I...
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    Getting rid of a skunk...

    The other day, I noticed a freshly dug tunnel in the ground leading under my garage. Judging by the size of it, I suspected that a ground hog made a home for himself there. But, after observing the...
  17. Bamboo floor installation (face nailing question)

    I am about to install new bamboo floors in my house. I have installed oak and pine before, but never bamboo. I have read all the materials, and they suggest that there is no difference. But there was...
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