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    Re: Want new kitchen floor. Should old be removed?

    Hello Jim,

    Thanks for the response and for the link. I hadn't even thought of asbestos. I'll keep looking!

    Have a nice week!
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    Re: Want new kitchen floor. Should old be removed?

    I may tear up the old carpeting myself, but would not attempt to tear up the old floor/builder floor under the carpet myself because as I said in my original post, there may be a problem.

    Since...
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    Want new kitchen floor. Should old be removed?

    Hi Everyone!

    I am thinking of getting replacement vinyl flooring for the kitchen/dining room, but have a few questions based on the two estimates I received.

    1. Is vinyl sheeting sturdy enough...
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    Re: Problem with humidifier condensate pump

    Hi Sten,

    Thanks again. It is better to be safe than sorry!!

    Regardless, do you recommend having the vents/ducts cleaned? I've had some neighbors tell me that it's not really necessary.
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    Re: Problem with humidifier condensate pump

    Yikes! Thanks.
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    Re: Problem with humidifier condensate pump

    Hi Sten,

    Thanks for your response, and the link to the vinegar solution. I will also check the pads :)

    I have city water, not well water, and I've had no problem with the water being hard. All...
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    Problem with humidifier condensate pump

    We had a Bryant furnace and a humidifier (General Aire Model 1042-LH) installed around 2003 or 2004. Everything worked fine until 2008. At which time the condensate pump to the humidifier started...
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    Re: Need advice about shoplights in basement...Update

    Hello everyone, I wasn't able to get new T8 light fixtures as you recommended because the old ballasts and lights that were in there were installed separately, up against the ceiling beams. In order...
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    Will dripping faucet ruin bathroom sink?

    Hi Everyone!

    Quick question: Can a dripping faucet ruin a bathroom sink if not tended to right away?

    My bathroom faucet was dripping, warning me that it needed new washer/cartridges. The new...
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    Re: Do I have sump pump problem?

    Thanks again...Even if you're incorrect about the "float" being the problem, at least it gives me a place to start!!

    I'll look for more natural laundry detergents...Oh, and by the way, as an added...
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    Re: Do I have sump pump problem?

    ***! Thanks for your information, Sjamison! Yes, the sump pump does turn off after the water has been removed. If a switch adjustmene may be in order, how is that done?

    Thanks for telling me about...
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    Do I have sump pump problem?

    My sump pump, which is located in the basement and is probably over 10 years old is running more frequently. What could be the issue?

    Normally, it only runs when water from the washing machine...
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    Re: Driveway drainage problem

    Thanks again for the suggestions. Yes, the stones/gravel will be used to replace the grass in that area. I'm afraid that if I dig up that area of grass and left only dirt -- then that would become...
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    Re: Driveway drainage problem

    Thanks for the suggestions, Spruce!

    I really didn't want to involve the city in this -- I'd probably have grass up to my ears -- or an ice skating rink up the entire driveway -- before they'd come...
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    Driveway drainage problem

    Hello Everyone!

    The area at the end of my 20x10 foot asphalt driveway has always ended up with pooled water after a storm, which becomes dangerous in the winter time. I can't even get the mail,...
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    Re: Need advice about shoplights in basement

    Thanks. There are so many options out there!
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    Re: Need advice about shoplights in basement

    Thanks, Ernie! Do the T8 kits cost around $50 as my friend thought? Also, did you say that the T8s were long lasting?
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    Re: Need advice about shoplights in basement

    Thanks for all your advice!

    I had a friend look at the lighting to see how easy it would be to replace/install them. He has more experience in that area than I do and suggested new...
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    Need advice about shoplights in basement

    Hello Everyone,

    I am having problems with my basement lighting. How many shoplights per on/off switch is acceptable?

    Here's the history of my lighting problem. Sorry if it's so long:

    In 1976...
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    Need suggestions for basement flooring

    Hello Everyone!

    A good part of my basement carpeting was destroyed when my hot water tank overheated and flooded the basement. The insurance adjuster inspected the area and approved reconstruction...
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    Re: Icicles/ice dams

    Hello again! I looked on the invoice from the roofing company. It appears that they replaced and installed roof vents, installed 6ft of ice and water shield around complet house, and aluminum drip...
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    Re: Icicles/ice dams

    Thanks for your reply!

    As stated, my house was built in 1957, and the roof, gutters and gutter guards are 5-7 years old. The roof is asphalt tabbing. There appears to be 2-4 vents on the roof. See...
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    Icicles/ice dams

    Hello!

    My house, built in 1957, is the only on the blck that has a lot of ice dams/icicles. Why? It has always been this way, regardless of how new the roof or gutters/gutter guards are, currently...
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    Re: Kitchen sink clog/plumber costs questions

    Thanks, Debbie and Gabriel.:)

    At least the water in the kitchen sink is draining better than it has before. (My mother owned the house before me -- and I don't recall ever hearing the water flow...
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    Re: Kitchen sink clog/plumber costs questions

    Thanks, JLMcDaniel for your response!

    Even though I'm tight on money right now, I did think his price was reasonable. While I could have probably gotten a handyman or asked a friend to fix the...
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