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    Re: Tile on Kitchen Floor

    After much research, I've have found the solution on the "John Bridges Tile forum" website. They have a nifty tool called "Deflecto". When given floor joist demensions, species, and span, the tool...
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    Re: WV. pop that keeps on popping

    Do you have a basement? Is it finished or unfinished? Do you have exposed lally columns(steel posts)supporting beams in the basement? Is the floor unfinished(exposed concrete)? Notice any new cracks...
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    Re: Interior paint chalking and peeling

    Sc**** off the old paint. Any paint that is still firmy attached(gouging the surface to get it off) should be scuff sanded and feather the edges. Lightly sand any high(bumpy) spots. Clean the surface...
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    Re: Repainting an old barn...

    Sc**** off the loose paint with a stiff brush, and paint. I'd invest in a power sprayer, I did. Sure does make the job go faster.
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    Re: Painting shelves

    I agree with using the oil based paint. I've used latex for shelves before, the key is to let the paint fully cure, whether it's oil or latex, before use. Flat or matte latex paint will be less...
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    Re: Painting cabinets

    What type of paint is on the original surface, oil or latex base?
    I'm no expert, but I've used TSP on both surfaces and on raw wood with no problems. Follow the directions on the box, rinsing with...
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    Re: Half power lights

    I think you are missing something. You said you tried to add a light after the second switch. Are you sure you have a neutral wire going to the third light? At the second switch, how many wires are...
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    Re: Monster house???

    You could have one or several problems. You could have loose or bad connections anywhere from the pole through your panel to a single circuit. Loose or bad connections can have many symptoms, many of...
  9. Re: Help-need new stem assembly in 2 bathrooms

    If the two showers are "back to back" with only the "wet wall" seperating the two, I would cut a 2'x 2'(size depending on the tile size and available studs/blocking in the wall) opening in one shower...
  10. Re: Shower tile chocies porcelain vs. ceramic & tile size

    A technique for making small rooms look larger with tile is to set them at a 45 degree angle as opposed to parallel to the walls. It doesn't hurt to purchase a few tiles of different sizes and and...
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    Re: adding a outlet

    If the box has a black, white and red conductor only, more than likely it's a 3 way switch. If the light it switches on can be turned on from another location, it's a 3 way switch. It also means you...
  12. Re: Need advice for new wood boiler/in floor heating.

    I have just purchased an outdoor wood fired boiler. I am by no means an expert on the subject but through research on the internet and through the dealer, I've learned a few things. First, I learned...
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    Kitchen remodel

    First, I'd like to say that I am a big fan of TOH and subscride to the magazine. I own an old farm house built in 1889.
    I am planning to remodel my kitchen. The room will be 13.5 ft by 26 ft. The...
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    Tile on Kitchen Floor

    First, I'd like to say that I am a big fan of TOH and subscride to the magazine. I own an old farm house built in 1889.
    I am planning to remodel my kitchen. The room will be 13.5 ft by 26 ft. The...
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