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    Re: Furnance Filter

    The filter should be a snug fit. If there is any significant gap the efficiency of the filter will plummet as the majority of the air will go through that gap.

    Is there an obstruction or...
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    Re: New Construction vs. Replacement Windows

    I know when we looked at windows we generally just noted if the house had 'new' windows or 'old' windows. The differences in the 'new' windows didn't really register. Although we weren't the most...
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    Re: Vintage switches

    You should be able to find a store ****** that sells what you're looking for.

    A quick google search turned up this place You didn't specify where you were located, but that place is in the UK,...
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    Re: New front light burns out fast!!!

    My answer was not "totally wrong" You do not need any sort of adapter to go from aluminum to copper, you do of course need to make the proper connection, but that is not an adapter. A proper...
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    Re: Foundation Waterproofing

    Is it a finished basement? If its unfinished I would just wait until you have a good rain to see if it needs anything more. (Obviously don't store anything valuable down there until you know) I...
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    Re: Shower drain leaking - why?

    Are you sure it is the drain that is leaking and not the shower pan? If you are sure it is the drain what part of it is leaking?
  7. Thread: low pressure

    by Jaguar36
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    Re: low pressure

    You can't easily measure the pressure, but its quite easy to check the flow rate. Almost all new shower fixtures put out 2.5 gpm, so just get a 5 gallon bucket, and stick it under the shower head...
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    Date and Time color

    Any chance you could change the color of the Date and time of a post? Its currently black and it sits in a dark blue bar, which makes it nearly impossible to read.
  9. Thread: mudded walls

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    Re: mudded walls

    Removing a texture from a wall is a royal pain. Depending on how its done, you can either sc**** it down some, and then put a skim coat of plaster on top of it. However alot of the time its easier...
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    Re: New front light burns out fast!!!

    You don't need an adapter to go from aluminum to copper wiring. There are couple different problems that could cause the bulbs to fail quickly. First is that the mount is not secure causing it to...
  11. Thread: My Birch Tree

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    Re: My Birch Tree

    A chain saw is the easiest way to cut down a tree, but if you haven't used one before its probaly easier just to use a hand saw. Don't try an Axe though, a saw is far easier and safer. If its only...
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    Re: Humming sound in house

    First kill the biggest things, Try the main electrical panel, if that doesn't stop it, then try the main water shut-off. After you close the main water valve flush all the tanks, and give it a few...
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    Re: Covering soffits

    You don't want to cover up the soffits with insulation. The roof needs to be ventilated. Without ventilation you can have moisture problems (mold, rot and such), as well as overheating the roof in...
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    Re: Should I Replace or Save the old floor

    What sort of finish do you have on it now? Any pictures? You should be able to put a good finish on it, that will keep any splinters from ever coming through. However if its in poor condition, and...
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    Re: main water leak

    Where is it? If its before it actually gets to your meter it may be the water company's problem. Otherwise, whats causing it? Is it a leaky valve? or a joint? What kind of piping do you have?
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    Re: High Electric Bill/Questions

    Keeping the temperature at 78 seems rather excessive. That could certainly lead to extremely high electric bills, although Isn't the outside air temp in Houston like in the mid 60's usually at this...
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    Re: Lally column replacement

    What makes you think its been that way for 40 years? If it has been I'd probably leave it alone, although if you try to sell the house a smart buyer would give you a hard time about it. It's also...
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    Re: Which Size Makes The Space Look Bigger?

    You wanna make sure that you can see a decent number of tiles in each direction. If its only 3ft wide, with an 18" tile you'd only be able to get two tiles across, thats not going to look very good.
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    Re: How do you soundproof your walls?

    The easy way is to just double or triple up on the drywall, put insulation in the wall, and use a nice heavy door. Thats probaly the best option for you, as its pretty cheap and easy to do.

    A...
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    Re: Hot Water Heater

    Doesn't really seem like a problem, just seems like your water heater is too small. You could replace it with a larger one, or even better a tankless heater and then you'd never have to worry about...
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    Re: Remote Light Switch

    I doubt you'll find any remote outlet things that are controlled by another outlet. However you could just replace the existing switch with a wireless switch like one of these and then just put that...
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    Re: Getting help with Landscape Design

    I wouldn't suggest going to a nursery and asking them what to get. They are likely to just try and sell you whatever they have, or whatever they make the most money on. Some friends of mine had...
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