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  1. Re: Is an integrated hot water heating system a good idea?

    Thanks a lot. I googled "tank-less hot water heaters" as suggested and found test by Consumer Reports. A tank-less system is no longer being considered. Is the system you are suggesting one single...
  2. Re: Is an integrated hot water heating system a good idea?

    Thanks for the information. I am sure the oil usage for my house is increased due to having old storm windows over the original windows. That is a problem I am going to have to address. Building a...
  3. Is an integrated hot water heating system a good idea?

    My house is a two story 1912 Georgia 4 square in central North Carolina. Since moving in 15 years ago I have added insulation to the attic, blown in insulation in the walls (studs are old cut 4.5")...
  4. Is an intergrated hot water heating system a good idea?

    My house is a two story 1912 Georgia 4 square in central North Carolina. Since moving in 15 years ago I have added insulation to the attic, blown in insulation in the walls (studs are old cut 4.5")...
  5. Re: Kitchen sink, toilet, and bathroom sink backed up into tub

    If you have a septic tank this could be the problem. I had the same thing happen and it stopped after cleaning the septic tank. If you cannot find the main line, you may be able to clean it from...
  6. Thread: 1907.. what?

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    Re: 1907.. what?

    It looks like a Georga Four Square. A long hall in the center and two rooms on each side. The porch was probably open and enclosed at a later date. Does the second door go directly into a room? ...
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    Re: Replace missing board in Hardwood Floor

    I have seen this done on TOH. There may be a video on the site.
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    Re: Knottypine walls

    When my parents built a house in the early 60s knotty pine walls were installed in my room. The builder did a process he called "pickling" (not sure about spelling). He painted the walls white and...
  9. Re: How do I remover black mastic from hardwood floor?

    Thanks for the information. I think I will pass on the gas. Sounds like gas will melt it, but I have a daughter-in-law who smokes all over the house. She could smoke at the wrong place at the wrong...
  10. Re: How do I remover black mastic from hardwood floor?

    I will try the hair dryer first to see if it has any effect. If not may try the heat gun, depends on how heat works. I do have a messy fall back plan. I used one of the orange cleaner products...
  11. Re: How do I remover black mastic from hardwood floor?

    I am going to try the heat gun and sc****r first. I plan to start out with a hair dryer to see how heat works. My wife has Christmas decorations on tables in the hall, where my work started, so I...
  12. Re: How do I remover black mastic from hardwood floor?

    Thanks for the information. I have discontinued work until after Christmas but I will try it. My system has been to roll back the carpet and pad and remove a few tiles and a little black stuff each...
  13. Re: How do I remover black mastic from hardwood floor?

    I think this post about a press break is in the wrong location.

    After looking closer at the black stuff under my vinyl block tile I think it could be a form of tar paper like I read in another...
  14. How do I remover black mastic from hardwood floor?

    I have a 100 year old house. In the 50's or 60's some genius installed block tile using black mastic directly over oak hardwood. The tiles come up ealily as does some of the mastic, but some of the...
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