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  1. Re: Electric going out/flickering in one portion of the house?

    Thank you all - I called up Southern California Edison. Turned out that a few of our neighbors had also called reporting similar issues.

    After a check, they discovered something had corroded on a...
  2. Re: Electric going out/flickering in one portion of the house?

    Thanks all, have asked the neighbors but they haven't noticed anything.

    Next step is to call the power company and have them check stuff out!
  3. Electric going out/flickering in one portion of the house?

    Hello all,

    Back in 2010 my wife and I purchased a home and have the power upgraded before we moved in. I posted about it in this forum (Upgrading electrical questions and had the work done.
    ...
  4. Re: About to do a bathroom remodel, two questions - about tub and tile!

    Thanks all. After reading these responses, and browsing through the Tile Forum (thanks for the link!), we're going to stick with what we originally wanted (and bought!).

    We'll keep doing research...
  5. About to do a bathroom remodel, two questions - about tub and tile!

    My wife and I are about to remodel one of our bathrooms, a small 5x7 bathroom with a tub, toilet, vanity.

    We know very little about hardware, and we're getting conflicting information and would...
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    Attic insulation in a 1948 home.

    Hello all!

    I'm looking for any insulation advice and direction. My house is an old beach cottage style (no insulation...anywhere) home, built back in 1948. Typically the weather is fairly...
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    Re: Asbestos ceiling tiles...what to do?

    Thank you all for your replies.

    Since I tend to err on the side of caution, we're simply going to have the plasterer drywall over the tiles.

    I'm too nervous to do it myself, and it would be too...
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    Asbestos ceiling tiles...what to do?

    Hello all,

    The walls and ceiling in our dining room is covered in a very thick, very rough texture. We called a plaster spe******t to take a look at it and offer up options to remove it, or smooth...
  9. Re: Gutter installation/replacement - quote feedback requested!

    Thanks dj. I'll get it started and update here if anything interesting pops up.

    I'd put that water heater fiasco behind me...and you had to re-open that old wound! ;)
  10. Re: Gutter installation/replacement - quote feedback requested!

    25
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    The blue portion measures as follows.

    Top is 25'
    Right is 65'
    Bottom is 12.6'
  11. Re: Gutter installation/replacement - quote feedback requested!

    Hi dj!

    The first person that came out was late, seemed distracted, took a call in the middle of asking me a question and never completed getting the information from me. Although his quote was...
  12. Gutter installation/replacement - quote feedback requested!

    Hello all!

    My house has gutters that run along roughly half of the home. Fortunately I live in Southern California, so it doesn't rain all that often. Unfortunately when it does, the side without...
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    Re: Hanging heavy frames question

    Thanks for the direction Sabo. I'm off to Big Orange to pick up some wall anchors and get these frames hung!
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    Hanging heavy frames question

    I'm having what's probably a basic issue. I have two large, heavy frames weighing in around 10-12 pounds each that I need to hang.

    The hanging hardware is 24" apart on the frames.

    I found the...
  15. Re: Need to repaint our house - many questions!

    Thanks guys. All of the detailed direction has really gotten us thinking about what to do with our home.

    We're in a pickle I suppose, since my wife and I are paralyzed a bit with remodels in our...
  16. Need to repaint our house - many questions!

    Hello all,

    My wife and I have decided we've got to get our house repainted. Not only due to the color, but also due to the status of the paint that's currently on the home. We have a house built...
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    Re: Smelly hot water - help!

    Wrapping this thread up with an update.

    Since I last posted;

    Sears came out, inspected the tank a 2nd time. Ordered a part that they felt would fix the leaking.
    Sears returned a week later,...
  18. Re: Demo the bathroom before receiving remodel quotes?

    Thanks all!

    I'll take all of the feedback into consideration before I do anything. I agree, the last thing I want to do is try to take on any more work myself that I'm simply not skilled at. It's...
  19. Demo the bathroom before receiving remodel quotes?

    Yesterday a plumber came by to swap out my old bathtub faucet that had begun leaking. If some of you are wondering, this is a new plumber that I worked with twice many years ago, not the one I've had...
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    Re: Paint splitting/cracking in our bathroom

    We have a window in our shower, but we only open it after the shower is finished. Since the window is at waist level and isn't caulked shut, we have a basic cut down shower curtain that hangs over...
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    Re: Paint splitting/cracking in our bathroom

    We don't have an exhaust vent, so moisture does build up and bead on the ceiling. Thanks for the direction!

    As always, thank you sir!
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    Paint splitting/cracking in our bathroom

    Since we've moved in, the paint on the ceiling and walls in one of our bathrooms has been splitting/cracking. I use the term splitting because the cracks are long and look as if they "split" apart.
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    Re: Smelly hot water - help!

    Thanks dj. Looks like he's licensed, and has been since 1984. This makes the entire thing even more strange.
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    Re: Smelly hot water - help!

    Thanks for checking in dj. Enough time has passed that I'm going to call Sears again tomorrow to see if they'll come out and replace the heater. I checked it when I got back from my travels and it's...
  25. Re: Trying to get AC installed - but facing some quote issues.

    Thanks gentlemen.

    There is a hardware difference, as listed below.

    Lennox 13ACX
    York YCJ LX 13 Seer

    My current heater is a Lennox. Is there any issue with having two different brands on the...
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