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    where to put outlets in a new workshop

    I am building a workshop in my basement. I am having an electrician come out next week to give me bids. If codes don't prevent me from having a choice, is there a preferred height/place to put my...
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    painting an exterior metal door

    I need to paint my Stanley exterior front door which is metal. I tried to google "Stanley" and could only come up with sellers of Stanley products but nothing for Stanley doors or a Stanley company....
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    Re: Connecting new copper wire to old aluminum wire

    Thank you for your reply. My mom's first husband was electrocuted so she has pounded a healthy respect for electricity into us so even if I know that the juice does not make it to the light, I always...
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    Re: door out of skew

    Thanks Jack, I will research this idea.:D
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    door out of skew

    The door between our mud room and the garage is broken. By this I mean that at times we can not open or shut it because the door does not go into the frame (we have to really push or pull it). We...
  6. Thread: Unknown sound

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    Re: Unknown sound

    We are having a similar problem that is making us nuts too. It sounds like it is coming from one place in the house and you go there and it sounds like it is coming from a different place. I assume...
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    Re: Connecting new copper wire to old aluminum wire

    I ran into a similar problem yesterday when replacing an outdoor flood light fixture, the wires to the fixture are definitely aluminum. We have not run into this kind of wiring anywhere else in the...
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    Re: Ventilation above the stove

    I have a similar issue and question. I had to remove my ventilation hood from above my stove and will be replacing it with a Broan Power Module PM250 series (which is the exhaust fan and light unit...
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    fire place questions

    I have a "see through" fire place (openings on both sides of fire place) in a new (for us) home. Does anyone know the best way to open/close the fireplace glass doors in order to keep smoke to a...
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    Re: Downspouts are buried in the ground

    This won't help you much but I thought you would enjoy our experience. When we moved in to our house we saw pvc (pcv? I can never remember which) :o going under the fence from our neighbor's yard...
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    Re: ceiling fan questions

    Thanks Sparky, this is why I like this site because someone is always thinking about the details we amateurs don't know. I will be bracing my ceiling fans!
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    Re: ceiling fan questions

    Yes, that is pretty much what it looks like only it is a metal box.I will take a look at the wires shortly, I am going to hang the easier one first, besides its in the bedroom and the weather is...
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    Re: mosquito plants

    Thanks! I think I will go out and hug my plant now. If these work I will get many more. That is a good idea about your hands. I will let you know if I have any luck.
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    mosquito plants

    I just bought a mosquito plant. (cintranella?) Does this work? Is there anything I should know about this plant like its toxicity to dogs. I am a mosquito magnet and can not sit outside without bug...
  15. Thread: Specialty Saw

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    Re: Specialty Saw

    I was looking for info about this tool. This is the 7 in 1 tool from the infomercials, right? Is it (or the Dremel) any good? How useful is it, especially for a homeowner? It looks like a...
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    ceiling fan questions

    I am going to install some ceiling fans. I have done this before in a previous house but I am encountering new challenges now. 1st, the current electrical box is attached to the ceiling joists...
  17. Thread: marble toilet

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    marble toilet

    I have a marble toilet. Is this rare? If I ever replace it, will it be worth something?
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    Re: do I have to have a hood on my stove?

    Thanks to all, you helped solve a huge problem for me!
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    do I have to have a hood on my stove?

    Do I have to have a hood/fan over my gas stove? If so is there some sort of ratio or something I should be aware of? Could I get by with just a fan in the wall? This was the setup I had at another...
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    Re: VERY simple electrical question

    Thanks to all of you. I will keep the color coding just to be safe but it is good to know the answer just for the basic knowledge. I like the idea about Home Depot and Lowe's. Oddly, I will...
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    VERY simple electrical question

    I bought a ceiling fan that was a display model. The wires were cut short and I need to make them longer. I feel confident doing that but I have a question about something I never needed before. I...
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    Re: changing from gloss to satin

    Thank you so much for the great advice. I don't remember what I used originally but it was definitely something in a can. Jack's advice sounds good. :D
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    changing from gloss to satin

    I have a rocking chair that I stained and finished about 30 years ago. I used a glossy finish but I would like to change it to satin. Can this be done like I would put any additional coat on...
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    painting aluminum posts

    I have painted,decorative posts holding up my patio roof. I stripped one and found out it is aluminum (they look like wrought iron). When I researched how to prep the aluminum for painting I got...
  25. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    We found three boxes of blank checks under the steps of the basement from two owners ago. We might not have ever found them except I was at just the right angle to see under the bottom step. No we...
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