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    cold water faucet very tight

    It has been getting harder and harder to turn the cold water faucet on and off in the bathroom sink. Do I need a plumber?
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    Re: Thermostat triggering too often

    Thank you so much for both ideas. The installer is returning this afternoon so I'll share your information with him.
    Appreciatively,
    Dpal
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    Thermostat triggering too often

    We had a simple Honeywell thermostat installed to replace a burned out Venstar. The thermostat continually triggers the furnace on every 5 minutes even when the setting and inside reading are the...
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    Heater blowing cold air

    When I raise the thermostat on very cold evenings, the furnace wil stop blowing heat but cold instead. I've tried to then turn it off at the thermostat but it does not respond so we have to unplug...
  5. Thread: Window leak

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    Re: Window leak

    I'm sorry...I wasn't clear. The rain leaks in where the glass meets the bottom sash...not where the window sits on the sill. Last winter I just put on some water-proof tape on the outside which...
  6. Thread: Window leak

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    Window leak

    I have an out-swing crank-type stained glass window in my bathroom that we had made about 12 years ago that has a leak at the bottom. My questions are: 1. What is used to fix this? 2. Should it be...
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    Re: Dishwasher Clanging Sound

    thank you so much...I will call my plumber as you suggested.
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    Re: Dishwasher Clanging Sound

    The DW is a Bosch and it is bout 6 years old. It was moved in a kitchen remodel 14 months ago and has been working fine. I just noticed the sound a few days ago. I assume the hoses are connected...
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    Dishwasher Clanging Sound

    Hello,
    Imagine you have the door open to load the machine and you are rinsing the dishes first. Everytime I turn off the faucet, there is a simultaneous clanging sound in the door or bottom of the...
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    Re: Repairing several bathroom problems

    Oh you folks are wonderful!!! :):):) I feel a little more confident now about speaking to (at least 3) contractors and I also joined John Bridge Tile forum as suggested. I'll keep you posted...and...
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    Re: Repairing several bathroom problems

    ***, how reassuring to get all of your input; I really appreciate all of your comments and how specific they were even though I couldn't attach images ( I'm new and still need to learn how to do...
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    Repairing several bathroom problems

    I own a small rental condo and need to make some repairs in the bathroom: leaks around tub edge show corrosion in floor, cracks on drywall along shower door edge, cracked drywall under basin, tub...
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    hardwood floor height

    We plan to install oak hardwood floors in our kitchen. There is a plywood subfloor. How much height should we plan on for an underlayment plus hardwood?
  14. Thread: ceramic tile

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    ceramic tile

    I have just installed ceramic tile on new kitchen counters. There are already a couple of nicks on a few tiles and we haven't really even started using the kitchen yet. Are there differences in the...
  15. Thread: Leak is a mystery

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    Leak is a mystery

    We have a leak problem that has plagued us since we moved here years ago and after much effort to find it, I have to admit it is getting the best of us. The front of our house has 4 large windows -...
  16. Thread: Kitchen vent

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    Re: Kitchen vent

    Thanks everybody! I'm going to relax.
  17. Thread: Kitchen vent

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    Kitchen vent

    What, if anything, can I do to compensate for a newly-installed vent that is about 3" too high over the recommended height above my stove. It can't be moved at this point.
    Dpal
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    Re: No satin sheen on newly-painted cabinets

    Thank you both...the painter will repaint with a semi-gloss.
    I have only posted a couple of questions during this remodeling challenge and the assistance I have received here has been very...
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    No satin sheen on newly-painted cabinets

    On new cabinets, the painter used oil-based primer, waited a day, lightly sanded and sprayed Sherwin-Williams 100% Acrylic Satin paint. A day later and dry cabinets, there is no sheen whatsoever; it...
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    Re: New drain--chemical smell!

    Thank you so much...that is reassuring.
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    New drain--chemical smell!

    We just had a new sink installed as well as new piping for the sink. It has been 4 days of use and every time I run hot water down the drain, it gives off a strong chemical smell. Is it the type of...
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    Preparing for a remodel and need advice

    We are doing diligent research and planning for work on our home that will involve several things, i.e. new kitchen, window replacements, basement office etc. There is only a street and a wide beach...
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    Newly-installed leaking slider door

    We are involved in trying to get the situation corrected...could be the installation; could be partly a product issue. But, thinking ahead, has anyone ever had a newly-installed slider door...
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