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    Grounding to conduit in basement? Old house

    I have an old house with that is essentially "open ground". I am on a 15 amp fuse box that has given me little problem in 9 years. Excellant shape, no rust, corrosion, etc. I am trying to sell it I...
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    Re: Copper vs CPVC vs Pex - which to use?

    I am first of all, really OCD. Really. Diagnosed years ago as an adult. Second, I am a recycling Queen and proud to be so. So in the final analysis, I have to go the copper route. I simply gag on...
  3. Thread: Leaning Garage

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    Re: Leaning Garage

    Once more time for my jittery nerves. I am pouring an exension to my garage slab where the studs were resting on a rotted sill on the ground. No problem there. After carefully measuring all around...
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    Noisey floor vent

    I had a furnace installed that is a bit to large for the house. I did not realize this until after the fact and the installer did not tell me this ahead before installing it. It appears to work...
  5. Re: Joint compound skim coat over plaster is now cracking.

    I know what you are going through. The following has worked for me. My full plaster stairwell had 3 coats of wallpaper on walls and ceiling. After scraping I found the skin coat process to be...
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    Re: Copper vs CPVC vs Pex - which to use?

    Just to add fuel to the fire - spoke to a contracting company in CA and they said that Pex is no longer code in Ca except for radiant heat. Apparently, according to my reading research, amendments...
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    Re: Copper vs CPVC vs Pex - which to use?

    Thanks to all responses. Some guys really like te garden hose(hmmm)but I gag on the fact that it can not be recycled and emits toxins when burned. Did I hear correctly that it emits dioxin when...
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    How to remove old drain and linkage

    My old tub has an old steel drain and broken linkage. How do I remove the linkage and how do I remove the drain from the bottom of the tub. It is steel and seems to be set right in there for life. ...
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    Copper vs CPVC vs Pex - which to use?

    I need to replace some plumbing line in the basement. It is currently galvanized from the main to copper in a few short places. Still galvanized to 2nd floor bathroom. I would like to replace all...
  10. Thread: Leaning Garage

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    Re: Leaning Garage

    First I would like to thank you in advance should you find the time to read this and respond. I am desperatly trying to move to be near my parents who will need my help and do not have the funds to...
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    Re: Leaning Garage

    Timothy- thanks for the advice. Sounds do-able and within my cost range. My sills are pretty much shot also. Sounds like something I can do with a bit of help and worth doing before I put the...
  12. Thread: Leaning Garage

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    Leaning Garage

    I have an old garage that is leaning and I am desperatly needing to sell my home to move nearer to elderly parents. The bottoms of several wall studs have termite damage. This is old damage and I...
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    Poly on newly stained floors not soaking in.

    I am refinishing my hardwood floors. The LR and DR seem to have come out fine. In my upstairs hallway I sanded down to the wood and screened down to 120grit screens. The stain seemed to go on...
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    Re: Hardwood floor disaster. Help needed.

    What do I look for to add a tint to the poly. I can not use oil poly- I need to use the WB I have - Is there a specific product that you know of? I have lightly sanded the floor w/ a 3M pad and I...
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    Re: Hardwood floor disaster. Help needed.

    Yu all have good ideas. I did sand and screen down to the wood. I do think that part of the problem is that the wood has raised as one pointed out. Also, the areas are scattered over the entire...
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    Hardwood floor disaster. Help needed.

    Good Grief. I am refinishing my hardwood floors. This is an older home that markets in the 65K-75K range. I have worked a great deal with furniture refinising so dod not go in totally blind. ...
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    Applying light stucco

    Thanks to everyone's advice I have almost completed drywalling 2 rooms and skim-coated my entire hallway, after removing the old wallpaper,and cleaning the walls. All looks good and I got pretty...
  18. Thread: Liquid sander

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    Liquid sander

    Has anyone had success with a liquid sander. I need to paint over all of my gumwood trim that has the original poly,shellac:confused: (or whatever coating that was used) on it. I have seen the...
  19. Tricks to skin-coating drywall on plaster walls

    I have plaster walls in my stairwell that have 2 layers of very old wallpaper. After removing 3 layers of wallpaper from a bedroom walls and ceiling, I was told about "skincoating" drywall over the...
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    Refinishing original Gumwood

    I have a home built in 1927 with all the original gumwood that has never been painted. I am planning on painting all the trim, baseboards and doors in the upstairs to bring in a more updated feel...
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    refinishing hardwood stairways

    I am remodeling an older home for resale and am refinishing some of the hardwood floors. What is the best way and easiest tool to use to sand down the stairways. I plan to keep the wood stairs and...
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