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    Re: Help for our enclosed porch

    What JLMcDaniel said. That house is fantastic and in no way will that enclosed 2-store sun room do it justice without a total rebuild and reface. Also, don't leave your doors unlocked or I will...
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    Re: Electric for vanity lighting

    Have you done electrical work before, adding fixtures, or even changing switches and receptacles?

    If the answer to all is "no" then this is probably not for you and your best option is to call in...
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    Re: furance

    Your blower fan should not be on nor have a chance or turning on when the filters are removed.

    By wash the filters, does that mean you have the kind that last "forever" and require a hose down to...
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    Re: Furnace/Carbon Monoxide

    If you do not believe them, contact another HVAC contractor in your area for an inspection. The CO leak will only occur when the furnace is running, so if the test was done when the furnace was not...
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    Re: Pulls/knobs for cabinets, drawers

    house of antique hardware is a pretty good source of reproduction stuff
  6. Thread: Kitchen Bar

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    Re: Kitchen Bar

    It looks like that can be built with three stops, all in one day, in my case all over a 5 mile span(and the same case where I used to live as well)

    1 - Ikea - two cabinets and maybe the counters...
  7. Re: shower water runs cold half way through shower

    The blue tank is an expansion tank, it is supposed to be there these days. Obviously the WH was not the problem, sorry you lost that money.

    Look into what Bill said, also make sure the cold water...
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    Re: Modern Windows / Old House

    This isn't an old house, it is a new house and the windows you seek to install were available when it was built. Don't think too much about it. If the framing was done to code it can support...
  9. Re: Leaky pipe, drip between floor/ceiling advice

    What John said. It's cold where you are which means a few things have contracted, walls, studs, pipes. Heat kicks on, pipe expands - or maybe piece of ductwork expands and rubs a piece of wood or...
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    Re: LED 60w Outside Bulb Help Needed

    When I started changing bulbs out for CFLs I would save the packaging and receipt then write the date of install on the bulb somewhere with a sharpie. If the bulb went before the warranty period I...
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    Re: need help

    Your clothes washer may do the same. Mine did and it made a nice mess for me to work in under my house.
  12. Thread: Bidet Upgrade

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    Re: Bidet Upgrade

    Get my wife on board with the project and we can talk.
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    Re: Controlling lights with my IOS?

    I prefer to control my lighting with light switches that cost less than $2 each. No programming required, wont fail if lightning hits my house or the internet goes out.

    I'm sure there are some...
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    Re: Tiles for Baking

    here you go: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=baking+tiles
  15. Thread: Windows

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    Re: Windows

    Get a quote from three local contractors for window replacement.

    Now google local historic window repair persons, check message boards, historical society as well. Then get a quote or two if you...
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    Re: Cost of Staining Concrete?

    Get three quotes then you'll know. Cost varies by location, desire to do the work, materials involved.
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    Re: Tools for garden

    As an owner of an electric lawnmower I would only recommend it to somebody with a small yard. I am not yet convinced it is cheaper to own and operate as the parts are all plastic(with the exception...
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    Re: Balloon Framing House Attic

    If you are adding under eave venting now is the time to fill in those balloon framed cavities in the exterior walls. If you are having blown-in work done they might be able to fill from the top.
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    Re: 70's gas insert for fireplace question.

    You should be happy the insert lasted 40 years and get a new one.
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    Re: Kitchen design software

    One more recommendation for the Ikea website. I used to design my kitchen remodel inmy last house even though I only used one Ikea product.
  21. Re: High efficiency furnace -- cleaning the vent pipes

    Plug up one end, shop vac on the other, and a little prayer might do the trick.
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    Re: no trim in my house...

    Yes, I had a house just like that.
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    Re: New House - BEST EXTERIOR choice

    Have you found many contractors using cement fiber in Pittsburgh? I don't think I have seen it on any houses there, though I only visit for two weeks a year now.
  24. Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

    Is that vinyl siding? Who is to say there isn't/wasn't a cedar shake pattern somewhere once, or trim that was removed decades ago.
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    Re: Terracotta Ridge/hip/End caps

    You could also tell the historical association you will happily pay the product and installation cost just as soon as they find the pieces for you. It may get them off your back for awhile if they...
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