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    Boiler/water heater question.

    I currently have a oil fired boiler supplying my heat and hot water. The hot water portion is terrible, especially in the winter. I am going to be installing an electric water heater soon. I have a...
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    Re: Cleaning composite deck?

    Would bleach discolor the deck?
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    Cleaning composite deck?

    I am looking for suggestions on cleaning my composite deck.....there is some green mold and mildew.
    Thanks.
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    taco circulator..cartridge vs assembly?

    Which is the better choice? Pros and cons of each way?
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    Upstairs hot water not good.

    Hello. I live in a cape style house. I have forced hot water heat and an oil fired boiler. The hot water going upstairs has never been very good, especially in the winter. I was looking at the pipes...
  6. Sticky: Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the August 2013 cover of This Old House Magazine

    why does it say poll is closed?
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    Re: blacklight bulb

    I was mostly afraid of heat, i thought i remembered blacklights getting very hot. I stopped my son from putting one in his ceiling fixture.
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    blacklight bulb

    is it a fire hazard to put a blacklight bulb in an enclosed ceiling fixture?
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    Re: Oil tank filter

    this morning I tried to post a picture from my Flickr account, it said something about waiting to be approved by a moderator? I don't know how long that could...
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    Re: Oil tank filter

    http://s97.beta.photobucket.com/user/frankjc_2006/media/filter_zpsaad3607b.jpg.html#/user/frankjc_2006/media/filter_zpsaad3607b.jpg.html?&_suid=135994003199107854440816975262
    I tried posting a...
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    Re: Oil tank filter

    i tried posting a picture last night, something went wrong. i will try again later (photobucket is blocked at work).
    http://westwoodproducts.com/product_group_F.htm it looks like F80. on the top if...
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    Oil tank filter

    I have a Westwood filter on my oil tank. Seems to be leaking a little. Does this happen if the filter gets old/clogged? I am sure I could change it myself. I believe there is a removable element...
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    Automatic shut off lights?

    Hi. Quick question. I am not very familiar with electrical products. I am looking for something to shut my basement lights off after a certain amount of time. The problem is people leaving it on. I...
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    Painting blueboard?

    I have gotten mixed opinions on painting blueboard. Some say it needs a skimcoat, some say just use a good primer. When I was buying sheetrock at Home Depot, the guy asked where I was going to use...
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    Re: Wall to ceiling joint

    Thanks for the advice. It is too late, the walls are gone now. They were actually stucco too. My original plan was to replace the sheetrock about half way up the wall, and put a chair rail at the...
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    Wall to ceiling joint

    I am going to be replacing the the sheetrock walls in my basement, due to the flooding. I am wondering what to do where the walls meet the ceiling. The ceiling is stucco textured, and I am sure I...
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    Re: basement flooding

    I live in Massachusetts too, and have the same style house, same age. As I write this, I am looking out the window watching the water run down my street, and listening to the utility pumps run....
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    Cracked grout/loose floor tile

    In my bathroom I have some cracked grout, and a couple of tiles seem to "rock" a bit. I wonder if there is some movement in the floor under the tiles. I am not sure what to do next. Can I glue it and...
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    Re: Glidden paint opinions

    The primer that they originally sold me was the "gripper gray", not the gripper white tinted with black. This is a very dark gray primer. I emailed Glidden, and they replied that I should have gotten...
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    Re: Glidden paint opinions

    Right now, I have 2 coats of fresh tangerine over a coat of gripper white primer (all done over the first mess), which was tinted with fresh tangerine. It is covering better than it did over the dark...
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    Re: Glidden paint opinions

    Thank you.
    I am not sure what grade of paint this is, it is from home depot, the can is green, the paint is tangerine. When I first bought the paint, they sold me the wrong primer, they sold me a...
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    Glidden paint opinions

    I bought some Glidden interior latex paint at Home Depot, and it doesn't seem to cover very well. Anyone else have this experience?
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    Re: i got paint on the hardwood floor

    thank you!
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    i got paint on the hardwood floor

    i got paint, actually primer on my hardwood floor. what is the best way to get it off the floor.
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    Re: Hot water advice/options/questions.

    Thank you for the responses. I can't do anything at the moment unfortunately, due to lack of funds. Maybe after I get my tax refund.
    Are there any "tricks" I could try in the meantime, maybe to get...
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