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  1. Over the range microwave that doesn't vent outside?

    We're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and I need to find an over the range microwave that doesn't vent to the outside. Reason is, the placement of the microwave and stove will be on a wall with...
  2. Device that automatically waters flower boxes?

    What I'm wanting to do is install something that automatically waters 4 flower boxes, one Japanese fire maple (???), and my front lawn. Lawn is pretty small, takes me 15 min to cut with push mower. ...
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    Building an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area

    I've decided my next "toy" project is going to be building an outdoor BBQ area/kitchen. I want to build a BBQ, pizza oven, and a sink.

    First question I have is, do I need any special bricks for...
  4. Re: Building a tree ring. Got any tips/advice?

    Are you implying that building a tree ring will kill the tree? :confused:
  5. Building a tree ring. Got any tips/advice?

    I'm going to be building a tree ring probably this weekend on a tree I have in the front yard. It's a Japanese red maple, I think it's called. Right now there is one the previous owner put in a while...
  6. Question about adding bathroom in basement. Drains

    My buddy wants me to help him put a bathroom in his basement. I consider myself pretty handy and up to the task. But I'm a little confused on how we should do it.

    He has a room that is pretty...
  7. Anyone know how to fix tilt-in windows? Broke the tilt part.

    I have the tilt in windows that you can tilt in to clean. They are in my kitchen. I tilted them in to clean on Sat and when I went to put them back in the plastic part at the bottom of the windows,...
  8. Installing a tankless water heater. Will I have to upgrade my circuit?

    I was going to install a tankless water heater in the next couple of months and someone told me I'll have to upgrade the circuit in my box for it? I haven't read this anywhere before as being a...
  9. Water Heater blanket idea, is it safe?

    I need to get a blanket for my hot water heater. What I was wondering is if I could use the left over R-30 insulation that I have from when I had to reinsulate some exterior walls? I have a gas water...
  10. Re: Why does my shower tile grout keep cracking?

    Thanks for the responses. Those helped a ton. Now I understand why what's happening is happening.

    I used DensGuard directly behind the shower tiles and fiberglass, not paper, drywall in the rest...
  11. Re: Why does my shower tile grout keep cracking?

    Yes, it's wood for the window sill and I tiled right on top of it. It's treated/waterproof. I guess that is my problem. Thanks. I'll look into the caulk.

    If you look at the pics the cracks run...
  12. Re: Why does my shower tile grout keep cracking?

    This is the grout I used
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100033705&N=10000003+90109+526448

    And this is the...
  13. Why does my shower tile grout keep cracking?

    I just redid my bathroom and the grout keeps cracking and falling out between the tiles on the window sill. I just redid the grout for a 2nd time last week and it's already cracking. I've taken two...
  14. Re: Light switch to no where? 3-way switch with no other end?

    Thanks guys. I'm going to crawl into the attic this weekend and see if I can track it down. I'm hoping that it goes out to the garage.
  15. Re: Cement board or blue board for tile shower?

    After more reading. I've decided to go with this from Lowes. http://www.gp.com/build/product.aspx?pid=6388
  16. Cement board or blue board for tile shower?

    I've been reading on here and have gathered that green board is a no no for a tile shower. I was going to use the new blue board but just saw about 3 threads where people said to use cement board.
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    Re: How long is to long for a Dryer vent?

    Thanks, I've been worried every time I use it.
  18. Light switch to no where? 3-way switch with no other end?

    I have a 3-way switch at my back door that doesn't do anything. There is a receptacle with 3 switches. One does the exterior flood lights, one does the lights to the stairs downstairs, and the other...
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    How long is to long for a Dryer vent?

    I know not really plumbing, but didn't know where else to put it.

    My gas Dryer is in the basement and the vent goes up 7 feet then makes a 90 degree turn and goes to the wall about 7 more feet....
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    Tips on removing wallpaper sizing?

    I'm in the process of pulling off the wallpaper in my bathroom. I've got a steamer and the wallpaper comes off super easy. The problem is the sizing doesn't. It takes forever. I'll put the steamer on...
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    Replacing a bathtub? Got any tips?

    I'm going to be starting on the remodel of my bathroom. I'm pulling everything out to the studs probably. I'm going to replace the bathtub too, b/c it's an old yellowish one and refinishing it will...
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