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  1. Re: Really Weird Electrical Problem in My Home

    I'm with Phil on this one. I snip stabbed connections every time I come across them and reconnect via screw posts just out of habit. If you routinely draw a good-sized load through them, they can...
  2. landscape fabric under decomposed granite

    I bought a home recently in the Phoenix area and I want to remove what remains of the front lawn and replace it with a desertscape motif using decomposed granite for the substrate. The house sat...
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    Re: 2 kinds of tile, 2 kinds of grout?

    You didn't say what size grout lines you're planning on using, but the rule-of-thumb is: for grout lines 1/8" or larger, use sanded. It will be more durable due to the silica sand that it contains....
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    Re: Finding an Electrician

    When seeking tradesmen or contractors of any ilk, I always check the local trade and builders' associations for references. Someone who is active and a leader in such an organization, probably got...
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    Re: Circuit breaker

    Indeed. And for good reason - get one thing wrong and you or your home may meet a very unpleasant demise. Going DIY on this is a good way to get a Darwin award. Don't do it!
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    Re: Replacing old plumbing

    For openers, it should be noted that galvanized pipe has an intended service life of roughly 40 years. Beyond that point, complete replacement is always prudent. In addition, galvanized plumbing is...
  7. Thread: Noisy Toto

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    Re: Noisy Toto

    I'm not terribly familiar with the eccentricities of Toto toilets. But it strikes me that you may have water pressure that's a bit on the high side. Try dialing down the supply valve a bit. The...
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    Re: uneven floor

    I am somewhat perplexed. You've stated that you installed a new subfloor in the bathroom and now the vinyl floor sits level with the abutting hardwood floor. What type of subflooring was used? Was it...
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    Re: stuck valve

    Gotta go with A. Spruce on this one. IF you get it to turn, you will likely A)cause it to leak forever more and B)never get it to completely close, giving you a constant trickle while trying to...
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    Re: smelly drain

    Make sure your dishwasher drain line has a high loop. That is to say, be sure it "loops" at a point well above the disposal level. It is prudent to strap the d/w line to the underside of the counter...
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