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    Re: Anybody know anything about swimming ponds?

    Hey Carl Spackler.....
    You out there.....
    you know about swimming in ponds.....:)
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    Re: CFL Bulbs: Love 'Em, Hate 'Em, or Both?

    I don't like the delay they have coming to full light. Our ceiling light / fan fixtures all have two light sockets so I put a regular bulb in one and a CFL in the other. That way I get a good bit...
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    Re: Carbon Monoxide Detector

    They are wired as well as battery powered so that they will still work if the battery is dead. Usually these are all tied together so that if one goes off, all go off.

    You will need a similar...
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    Re: Whole House Water Pressure

    Are you on a private well or public water supply?

    If a well, do you have a pressure tank? If public water, do you have a pressure regulator?

    Double check the valves that were shut off for the...
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    Re: ceramic or porcelain tile floor

    Something to double check before installing the tile is the deflection of the floor structure. If the floor joists & subfloor allow too much flex, the grout and tile could crack. Many homes, in the...
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    Re: Countertop Too Thick for Faucet Fixture

    I don't know for certain, but there may be a male - female threaded union that could be used to extend the threaded stem that is on the faucet to get the length you need. You should call Moen to...
  7. Thread: Yard Faucet

    by YukSchmuk
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    Re: Yard Faucet

    I have seen small foam enclosures specifically for this at our local hardware store. I can't remember how they fastened to the faucet, but I believe it was fairly simple and didn't require them to...
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    Re: Shared Neutral question

    me too....looks like if I woulda waited a couple minutes i coulda saved some typing....

    this must have been the hot thread of the morning!
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    Re: Shared Neutral question

    I can see your reluctance to run a new line if it not necessary!
    If I understand your description correctly, you will be fine with using the red wire for a second circuit as long as you place it on...
  10. Re: Sump Pump - follow up to waterproofing question

    A sump pump is typically installed in a pit that has a plastic liner. In new installations, usually there is perforated pipe installed under the stone before a basement slab is poured, with the perf...
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    Re: Dryer vent clogged

    I would suggest a vent with a magnetic flapper that opens when dryer air pushes and closes with magnetic grab when dryer is off but the birds may enter while it is open.

    How about an in line...
  12. Re: Rough estimate for new basement. please help

    ***, $90 / ft^2 for a finished house including the lot!!!

    You can multiply that by 1.5 in this area and that would not include the lot which for a 1/4 acre would run near $100k!

    Sounds like...
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    Re: A/C & Heat Exchanger

    And you would be the "lack of respect" expert. Pot meet the kettle, kettle meet the pot.....
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    Re: Basement Waterproofing

    I don't think there is a way to tell for sure before hand. You could have water coming in from underneath due to a high water table or it could be leaking through the walls from hydrostatic pressure...
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    Re: Glass Stuck To Table

    How about using a hammer and then picking up the pieces of glass? :)
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    Re: which is best?

    HHHMMMMMMM....but do you place the 30" box fan in the lower part of the window or upper part???!!!

    I think if you have the fan exhausting out the sunny side of the house, place it in the upper...
  17. Re: Rough estimate for new basement. please help

    Is the basement 2600 sq ft or is that the sq ft of a 2 or 3 story home? The basement isn't under the garage is it?

    For an unfinished basement with block walls, in our area $28 / sq ft is in...
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    Re: How do I insulate behind drywall?

    It sounds like the existing insulation is fiberglass so I would cut a hole in the drywall and fix it with the same. If you are not sure about making it look good when you are taping and mudding the...
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    Re: Insulating a Basement

    I like your 1" gap idea. Rather than put the foam board insulation between the studs, I think it would be easier to sheath the metal stud wall with it (less cut & fit). It will also provide a...
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    Re: Kitchen Design

    Is there room for a narrow pantry cabinet that would sit next to the refer.? Or a "skin" panel that matches the cabinets in the kitchen could also be used to create a niche for the refer.
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