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    Transformer Mounting Question

    I am installing floor heating with a 1500VA transformer/power supply. The instructions state the transformer can reach between 158-176F and is heavily heat sinked but is very vague about locations to...
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    Basement wall membrane, good idea?

    I am looking to see if anyone has experiences with basement wall membranes on the interior of the wall such as SuperSeal or Finish Shield with Flexi Flange.

    The Super Seal products are a dimpled...
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    Re: French Drain Question

    Thanks Cyfree for your reply.

    I don't know who did the drain work, I didn't own the house then....but I guess I could call any company and ask for ideas.

    I found some interesting information...
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    Re: Insulating a basement wall

    I saw the episode and they made a grid so they would then have room to run wires through the strips.
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    Re: Dehumidifier making basement too dry?

    Typical humidity in the winter in a home is about 30-40%. In the summer it's about 60-65%. Have you measured the humidity in the basement?

    Yes dry air will cause floors, doors and windows to...
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    Re: French Drain Question

    I have the same problem and am looking for the solution (sorry I can't help). I don't get water in my basement either since the french drain was installed but the 1-3 inch gap is ugly.

    I also...
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    Re: color of crown moulding

    I like to paint the crown the same color as the ceiling...white..but I use a semi gloss on the crown as opposed to the flat white for the ceiling. This makes the crown pop a little more. Some people...
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    Re: dryer vent

    You should be using rigid aluminum or steel ducting and the appropriate length depends on how many 90 degree turns you have. Obviously the shortest most direct route is the best way. You should not...
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    Re: Lathe and Plaster : Stud Finding and Anchoring

    In the last issue of TOH, Norm gave a couple of hints. First was to look at the baseboard and look for nails and follow the nail line up the wall. The other was to take a faceplate off a wall switch...
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    Re: wall insulation in old home?

    I believe there should also be a vapor barrier between the outside wall and the insulation, otherwise mold could grow in the insulation. My guess if the stucco is original there isn't a vapor barrier...
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    Re: Should I replace old BX wiring - is it unsafe?

    Thanks for both of your replies, it sounds like I should be replacing it as I am working on the house but not urgent that I remove it all at once if it was properly installed. ( so sooner then later)...
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    Should I replace old BX wiring - is it unsafe?

    We recently purchased a house built in 1927. The main panel was updated to 200 amp. 75 % of the basement was finished and the master bedroom, main bath were re-done - each of them getting new wiring...
  13. Thread: Height for TV

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    Re: Height for TV

    Our 42" LCD is slightly higher then eye level while sitting. I find this to be the best compromise. It is very comfortable to view while sitting but also not bad when standing.

    If you have windows...
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    Help on Style of Home? Northern NJ

    Thanks in advance for the help, this is my first post. The home was built in the late 1920's or early 1930's I am told. Could it be a colonial (everything is quite symmetrical) or is it too small?
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