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    Insufficient Hot Water

    I have a 40 gal natural gas hot water heater this is almost 10 years old, and have had no problems with it since I purchased the home 4 years ago. Just recently, my fiance has been complaining...
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    Re: How to tackle serious damp in the bathroom?

    I've had some similar problems in my bath. Knowing the following would help: Does the addition have a basement, or a crawl space? Is the exhaust fan vented into the attic space, or outside? Are...
  3. Re: TOH wants to know what you miss most about houses of the past

    My grandparents owned an American "Foursquare" home, probably built in the 1920's. My favorite memory had to be the octagonal stained glass window which illuminated the front stair landing. Using...
  4. Re: Restoring hardwoods in kitchen in 100 yr old home

    I feel for you Shane...I refinished the hardwoods in my entire house 4 years ago with similar problems, and its not something I ever want to take on again. But I did find that doing it right the...
  5. Thread: Forced Floor Truss

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    Re: Forced Floor Truss

    If there is a 3/4"gap between the header of the door frame and the floor truss above, and the door frame and header are solidly connected to the surrounding framing, you may be able to use a couple...
  6. Re: Retrofitting an existing door into a new frame unit

    "****hiller", thanks for the great advice. You are correct, the new jamb unit is not installed, so I can work on it while detached. "JLMcDaniel" is also correct, and I should have specified this...
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    Re: wall bubbling after 3rd coat of primer applied

    Tanked,

    I had a very similar problem, even after I removed the wallpaper. The glue remained on the surface of the plaster and continued to bubble the low VOC primer, not matter how many coats...
  8. Retrofitting an existing door into a new frame unit

    Hi all! Before I post my question, I just wanted to say that I have received great advice through this blog, and thank everyone who has responded!

    A friend recently purchased a beautiful...
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    Re: Sub-panel installation

    Thanks for the advice, and I should have clarified. I use the garage as my primary "workshop," but I do not heat it. While I have a compound miter saw, table saw, router, and many other basic power...
  10. Thread: ceiling is crooked

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    Re: ceiling is crooked

    During a recent kitchen remodel, I discovered my ceiling was crooked as well. I made the following adjustments which, to the naked eye, make everything look fairly level. Keep in mind that my...
  11. Thread: door wont close

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    Re: door wont close

    I had this problem once too. It could be that the expanding foam you used actually pushed the frame of the door when it expanded. It could also be that moisture made its way into the wood...
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    Sub-panel installation

    Hi all. I'm thinking about installing a 2 breaker sub-panel in my attached garage, so I can expand the number of outlets and add additional light switching options. I was looking at using a 20-amp...
  13. Thread: Floor Tiling

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    Re: Floor Tiling

    Thanks "MLBSF." I think that part of the problem was the fact that there is a forced air heating register, which was on, in the room. The long cracks were directly in front of the register. Now...
  14. Thread: Floor Tiling

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    Floor Tiling

    Hi everyone. I just finished laying down a new 12" x 12" ceramic tile floor in an above-grade "breezeway," and I'm having some concerns. The slab underneath was out of level, so I put down...
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