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    Dishwasher help needed

    Our dishwasher is less than 3 years old but two nights ago it started making a funky noise. We stopped it and I ran it again yesterday morning without issue. Last night, started it again and the...
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    Re: new noise in drain pipes

    **UPDATE**
    After 3 or 4 days of this noise, it stopped...right after I posted the question! Thanks so much for the help! If they were only all this easy!

    Hmmm...now I have to think of another...
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    new noise in drain pipes

    So, we have a new noise in the house. When we run the water, flush the toilet, run the dishwasher, etc. basically, whenever water goes into the main drain there is a noise that I can only describe...
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    Re: need tool shopping advice

    ***! Thanks everyone. I can tell you that we already have a corded circ saw, a table saw as well as DeWalt cordless drill and finish nailer. I'll take a look at those and try to get a circ saw...
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    need tool shopping advice

    I have a couple of ideas for gifts for my husband this year but need some advice. First, he has wanted a compound miter saw for some time now and this is the year that I want to get it for him. I...
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    Black, wet spots on floor

    We have noticed that our wood floors on the first floor are really darkening in spots where there was previous water damage. We bought this house (built 1955, Westchester County, NY) in 2006 and had...
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    Re: Dimmer vs Compact Flourescent

    I spent the money and bought the CFL dimmable floodlights. After only a week one blew out and the others dimmed unevenly. So...I got my money back and bought halogen floods. They use less energy...
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    paint fan blades??

    We recently put up a Hunter ceiling fan. The blades on the fan are finished with a light maple laminate on one side and a dark cherry on the other. I don't like either side as neiter goes with the...
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    Re: 1928ish Kohler Farm sink

    I agree that EBay would be a great place to start.

    Also, that sounds like a great sink to use in a planting area of a basement or garage. Oh...or even better...in a gardening shed!!
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    Re: a very very small kitchen

    how are your doorways layed out? our kitchen is the same size, also with three doorways and one window. We replaced the exterior door with a dutch door so that we could open the top to let in fresh...
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    Re: Kohler/Moen...Home Depot and Lowes

    Yeah, I understand the retailer being willing to sell the cheaper product, what I don't understand is the faucet company wanting to put their name on the product. But, if they all do it then I guess...
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    Kohler/Moen...Home Depot and Lowes

    I have heard from several sources that Home Depot and Lowes carry an inferior level of quality of name brand items, especially Kohler and Moen faucets. Is this true? Why would these reputable...
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    Re: durarock vs hardibacker

    we used hardibacker on a recommendation because it is easier to cut than durarock. We also liked that it has gridlines that can be used as a guide for laying tiles. So far we are happy with it but...
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    Re: Paper vs mesh tape...

    thanks guys! The project is all done...used paper tape and was very pleased with the results. Got to use the mesh tape that I had on hand when we put down the cement backer board for the tile floor.
  15. Thread: Wasting Water

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    Re: wasting water

    I read a suggestion recently from a family that puts a bucket in the tub to catch the shower water as it is warming...they then use it to water plants inside and out. Another thing you could do is...
  16. Thread: ink on walls

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    Re: ink on walls

    I'm certainly not a pro but I have done my fair share of painting over that last few years. I use Sherwin Williams and it covers beautifully with two coats, tried other brands first but was not...
  17. Re: Granite countertops...what do you use to clean yours?

    Thank You So Much Havanagranite!!!
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    Thanks for your quick reply! It is a really dark, almost black granite with flecks of black and grey. I'm not worried about staining at all with the dark color, just concerned that I could hurt the...
  19. Granite countertops...what do you use to clean yours?

    Kitchen is done, now it is time to start using it. What should we use to clean our granite countertops regularly. The place where we bought the granite recommended their own brand of cleaner, was...
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    Re: ink on walls

    wouldn't hurt to use some stain blocking primer before the final coat of paint. Good luck!
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    Poll: Re: Granite counter sink cut out

    Hi Wayne-
    We had granite installed at our home on Friday...the hole for the undermount sink was already cut into the granite when they brought it here. The did drill the faucet hole, here on...
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    Re: Refrigerator in unheated garage

    Thanks guys! Actually...I just went out to the garage to get something out of the freezer and much to my dismay, the freezer was not running and some of the things in there had thawed. Luckily,...
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    Re: cats in my gardens - help!

    my father spreads mothballs around his garden to keep the cats out. He claims it has worked for him. But, he also does the coffee ground thing so that could be what is doing the trick. Good luck! ...
  24. Re: Leaky pipe comnig in through basement concrete wall

    I would check with your town's water department. That is, of course, if you have municipal water. I believe that they may be responsible for any problems up to the meter. Just a thought.
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    Re: Chlorine/Bleach smell in basement

    I had the same thing...come to find out, I just had a leak in a bottle of bleach...easy fix and didn't take too long to find. Where is your laundry area? Just check things there. Also, do you us...
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