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    Re: Converting pull light to a wall switch

    Just want to thank everyone for the information. Finally got around to the installation this weekend and everything went well. More importantly...I understand the flow of electricity so the whole...
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    Converting pull light to a wall switch

    I have power coming into a pull light in the ceiling which then also has a wire exiting the ceiling box and powers several outlets down the line. I want to put that light on a wall switch but still...
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    Re: Shower drain pipe

    Thanks very much for the responses, that is exactly what it is. What I don't understand is why this device was used in a small shower given that I read this device is to prevent clogs to the pipe and...
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    Shower drain pipe

    I am replacing an old shower and after ripping out the concrete base and water damaged sub floor, there is a contraption into which the shower drain goes to first. The container has some water in it....
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    Re: single unit toilet

    Thanks for all the feedback.
    I did replace all the internal parts less than one year ago and still had the same problem. It seems as if that the water either does not come in fast enough to totally...
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    single unit toilet

    I have a single piece toilet that is probably about 25 years old. The unit itself is solid but the flushing mechanism is poor in that it takes several pushes on the handle to get the unit to fully...
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    Re: Damaged hot water tank

    I appreciate all the feedback and I tried a few that still did not clear the water completly. After much searching, I found a process that worked exceedingly well to the point that I was amazed at...
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    Damaged hot water tank

    Several months ago we returned from vacation to find that our well had lost its prime. When the prime was reestablished, we had excessively rusty water to the point that it appeared like sludge. We...
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    Re: Register size needed

    That's not a problem, I just want to make sure that if I do reduce in size that it will not affect heating of the room.
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    Re: Register size needed

    It is difficult to find the 48" vents. So far I have ony found them on line and it is difficult to determine the quality of the vents from a picture.
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    Register size needed

    I have a 40 year old home that was originally installed with 48" baseboard registers under windows. I need to replace these as they are old and cannot be refurbished. I have a large window area that...
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    Re: Vikrell tub and surround

    From your response, I will assume that if I can find one without cracks and with the bracket in the base in tact, this is a decent product?
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    Vikrell tub and surround

    I am replacing a bath tub and the accompanying shower surround and am weighing the merits of installing the Vikrell product. This is a snap together installation of a matreial I have never heard of...
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    Re: Automatic shut off toilet connector

    Thanks for all of the responses. You all helped me confirm my own suspicions that this is not a worthwhile product.
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    Automatic shut off toilet connector

    I recently had a toilet connector hose burst in the middle of the night that resuled in $20K of water damage. Fortunately my insurance covered all but $250 but I don't want to go through this again...
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    Concrete leveling

    About 10 years ago, I had a concrete leveler out to jack up a slab on a jalousied porch. That worked well. Now, the concrete is again sagging. My question is if the same concrete slab can be leveled...
  17. Thread: Hardwood floor

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    Re: Hardwood floor

    After a bit of research, I tried the wood bleach which does not seem to create too many problems with red oak. After several applications with very hot water, the wood bleach did the job.
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    Hardwood floor

    I recently pulled up some old ceramic tile from an entranceway with the expectation that I would then replace this with new tile. When I pulled the tile up, I discovered that it was place directly...
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    Remove mastic from hardwood floor

    I decided to replace some ceramic tile in an entrance way and discovered that the tile was placed directly over a red oak, hard wood floor. The house is 40 years old and I am certain this is the...
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    New vinyl over old

    I installed a no-wax floor 25 years ago in a small restroom with only a commode and is 3X6 in size. This floor is worn out but remains in tact and is solidly adhered to the floor. I am considering...
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    Bathroom fan exhaust

    I just put in a new bathroom exhaust fan that I will be exhausting to the exterior wall. The pipe is 6". I have 8" exposed siding but the only size I am able to find for the exhaust cover is 9". How...
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    Re: refinishing shower base

    Thanks for the reply, but I made one mistake. The shower base is made of cultured marble not acrylic. That may change the answer.
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    refinishing shower base

    I have a 25 year old, acrylic shower base that originally had a "gel coat" surface. The base is very much in tact, but is discolored beyond cleaning. I am considering having this re-coated versus...
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    Ceramic tile over brick

    I am refreshing my fireplace and mantel and have decided to put tile over the smoke stained brick. My question for all is if a skim coat would be needed or will the thinset be sufficient to adhere...
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    Painting base trim

    I am preparing to paint walls and trim. The base trim is partially covered by carpet, which I do not plan to replace. How am I able to completly paint the base trim without getting paint non the...
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