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    Re: appropriate period flooring?

    Good suggestion to ask nearby. Cruise the area and try and find a similar model and era.

    I can suggest that when they replaced the damaged flooring they cut out the old floor to the base of the...
  2. Re: Painting Stained Trim and Kitchen Cabinets

    All good advice. Before anything is done you need to determine what the material you are going to paint is constructed of. They have made cabinets from exotic hardwoods to basically plastics, think...
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    Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    I recommend you purchase from anyone but a big box store, you know the big Orange or Blue places. Although they may sell brand name they are not manufactured by the brand name suppliers as well for...
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    Re: Thermocouple failures

    If a thermocouple is failing that often I would tend to believe you have a gas combustion problem. Carbon is building up on that thermocouple. Or the thermocouple is not in the correct position...
  5. Re: how to remove carpet glue from wood stove

    "Unfortunately we went through HD to get the carpet so we have paid for it already. We have informed HD of the problem and the flooring manager did not seem pleased with our compliant. He made it...
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    Re: Walking around in insulated attic

    Lay the plywood on top of the 2x6's not below. How can you put it below? Walk where you can see the plywood. Being 2 feet wide you can tack them onto the 2x6's. The 2 foot wide ply will over hang...
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    Re: Walking around in insulated attic

    Compressing a few inches of blown in will not be seen on your heating/cooling invoice. Besides what is the cost of a hospital bill, not including the self inflicted pain and suffering compared to a...
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    Re: Walking around in insulated attic

    Cut some 4x8 plywood in 2 foot sections and lay them on the joists making a walkway. If you miss and fall through the ceiling below don't fret you will only fall until you hit your groin on the 2x6....
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    Re: Water in breaker box

    A simple bead of exterior caulk where the PVC enters the building will stop your leak. Don't cheap out on the exterior grade caulk, find a low temp caulk if temperatures are cold in Oklahoma this...
  10. Thread: Travel

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    Re: Travel

    Mom,

    Don't know if you have left yet but not to worry about the home. Much colder up here in Ontario and all that the Snowbirds here do before leaving for the south is lower the temp to around 55...
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    Re: Hydraulic Cement Falling Out

    Have had some extensive experience working with stone, block, clay basement foundation walls. After years of battling water infiltration from the inside out the only sure way is to dig from the...
  12. Thread: Byron

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    Re: Byron

    That iron is not totally dissolved in the water a filter will help.

    I am no expert on the subject but I do remember reading, hearing something about a magnetic filtration system for high Fe...
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    Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

    I have a Craftsman circular I received from my first set of inlaws. 3 splices in the cord, many instances of blue smoke and flames, used it yesterday. Buy a compound miter saw spend no more than...
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    Re: Tile Substrate

    My vote is for the ditra. Not knowing the length and width of the room I won't guess as to the deflection rate.

    Post this query on the John Bridge tiling forum. That is where you will get the...
  15. Re: 1879 queen anne victorian. Fun house floors.

    In my experience nothing is normal when looking at century old houses. Very little in the way of building codes then.

    I know this is what you have decided on but then there is the old adage "...
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    Re: Plumbers helper?

    Exactly Fencepost. Wife has all sorts of plumbers helper pads, some are at the head of our beds. Already paid for.
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    Re: Insulating a large cathedral ceiling

    Much thanks,

    Your 110% correct about that area of the rim joist, sealing where the rim joist meets the floor and the sill meets the foundation wall is area of high air infiltration on old...
  18. Re: Insulating a small old farm cottage

    Is it your intention to heat and cool this cottage or rent spring through fall without HVAC?

    Not knowing it's age I'm presuming it's getting up there. Look for a layer of 25# felt behind the...
  19. Re: curling vinyl or linoleum tiles on concrete - need advice on installing overtop

    I should have been clearer when I say vapour barrier. I am referring to the underlayment specific to laminate floor installation, it is a light weight foam material.

    There is plenty of information...
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    Re: Insulating a large cathedral ceiling

    Keith,

    You state,

    " If you put a radiant barrier on the underside of the roof and the outermost layer of foam has a radiant barrier so that you have two radiant barriers facing each other, then...
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    Re: flooring choices

    If budget is not the real issue, solid 3/4 inch hardwood is your best ROI, DIY is not an issue if you have some measuring and cutting skills, rent a pneumatic floor nailer.

    #2 Engineered, as...
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    Re: Insulating a large cathedral ceiling

    You are correct Keith, I missed that. Oxfletch, here is one of thousands of sites re: R values that might be of service.

    http://www.roofhelp.com/Rvalue.htm
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    Re: flooring choices

    We have had laminate in the kitchen of a cabin of ours for 12 years and have had zero issues, including an unscheduled leak that covered the entire floor. Yes there was some curling of a few planks...
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    Re: Insulating a large cathedral ceiling

    Not knowing your zone R-60 may not be required. Here in southern Ontario Canada R-24 is to code for a ceiling, however no matter where in the case of insulation the more the better. With the...
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    Re: Buy or Run Away?

    Thank you H.R.

    A nagging question has finally be answered, you should hear some of the answers I have gotten over the years. I imagine it would be too complicated to refer to a nail by how long...
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