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    Re: Modifying Old Desk - Question

    The drop down lid is still there, just repairing it when I took the picture. Had to reinforce the holes for the hinge screws as the existing holes had become larger and larger over the years. The lid...
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    Modifying Old Desk - Question

    I recently inherited an old desk from my grandparents (at least 50 years old, maybe more). I am in the process of tightening screws, reinforcing the backboard, and just giving it a good cleaning....
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    Gutter Guard Questions

    Just wondering if anyone could recommend gutter guards, either to look into or avoid. We have a fairly small house, only about 65 feet of gutter length, but many older trees surrounding. We have a...
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    Need to Improve Cellar/Basement

    We recently bought a 1940's house in Nashville. Our basement/cellar houses our furnace and water heater and is only accessible from the outside. We have no intentions of even trying to make it...
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    Re: Replacement windows: wood vs. composite

    Can anyone else elaborate on pros and cons of wood vs. vinyl windows? Some items I would be interested in:

    Durability
    Color Fading (particularly vinyl)
    Energy Efficiency

    Thank you!
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    Spray Faucet - Water Pressure?

    The spray faucet in our kitchen never has strong water pressure. I just replaced the spray head today (due to broken fixture, not water pressure issue) but the water pressure is still low. In the...
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    Re: Buried Gutter Drainage - Pros and Cons?

    Thank you for the input.
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    Buried Gutter Drainage - Pros and Cons?

    Our house is a 1940s Bungalow with a dug out basement (probably would be classified as a cellar). When we bought the house a few months ago, one of the main concerns was to improve drainage away from...
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    Replacing Plaster Costs?

    Recently bought a 1940s bungalow. The walls are plaster and have been painted numerous times (a paint chip revealed at least six!). We want to paint individual rooms over the next few months but...
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    Hot Water Pressure Problems

    Recently bought a 1940s bungalow (our first house!). While we have a "to do" list a mile long, there's no major problems that need fixing right away. However, we do have a minor issue with hot water...
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    Re: First Time Painting

    Ordjen,

    Thanks for the tips. The baseboards and trim may receive a paint treatment, but the ceiling will still wait. We have a very ornate ceiling that I'm not ready to touch quite yet.

    Would...
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    First Time Painting

    Just recently purchased our first home; a 1940s bungalow which we are about to start updating. First order of business will be painting the bedroom we are currently using. Below are some of the...
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