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    Spandrel, How to Attach

    I bought some decorative spandrels to mount on my porch ceiling to add some character. Victorian style. I realized that I have no idea how to attach them. I wondering if nails would split them...
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    Porch Sun Shade

    My porch gets direct sunlight 6+ hours a day in summer. I really want some kind of sun shade(s). I would prefer something like a rollup. I would like the sun to be blocked and get some breeze in. I'm...
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    Insulate under exposed floor

    My house has what used to be a wooden deck behind the kitchen. At some point someone put sheetrock walls up and make it part of the kitchen/house.

    The floor is about 4 feet above the ground....
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    Insulating a 2nd Floor Porch

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    My home 1884 has a porch on the second floor directly over the 1st floor one. It looks like a previous owner tried to turn it into a room. Windows all around and drywall. The roof on the forst...
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    Cost of a new burner

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    My house has a oil burner for steam heat with radiators. According to the technician it needs to be replaced. It seems that there are several chambers in the unit and a hole between two because...
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    Where to get finish paster in NW NJ

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    I'm looking to patch some plaster walls and ceilings in my home. I'm looking for the smooth finish white plaster that one would use on the outside.

    I'm in NW NJ in the Hackettstown area. I...
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    Indoor Water Pipe Freezing

    I recently bought an old Victorian. There's a half bath on the first floor which was an addition before me.

    After 3 days or so off a deep freeze in the NE where I live. The water stopped flowing...
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    Exposed Wood - Damage Avoidance

    The previous owners of my house apparently painted it w/o any primer. I a couple of spots the paints has peeled away leaving exposed wood. I don't want this wood to rot or get damaged in any way.
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    Wood Stove in Fireplace?

    My house has a fireplace which is of the ornamental variety. By which I mean it's a usable but it's the kind on the side of the house where most if not all heat will go up the chimney.

    In my...
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    Installing a Ceiling Fan

    I would like to install a ceiling fan in one of my rooms but have doubts if it's wired correctly for it. I'm replacing an old flush mounted light on a dimmer switch. House built in 1885, no idea...
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    Painting the Porch Floor

    I have a porch floor that's in need of repainting. Other outside stairs (wood) I've primed and painted with a Latex satin "Porch and Floor" Latex paint. It supposed to be durable, but it does not...
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