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  1. Toilet "rocks" and does not stay "square" to back wall

    I have a PVC drain line for toilet on first floor--seems it was poured concrete--home built in 1930's--problem is -we removed the tile, 12'x 12' when we remodeled approximately 10 years ago--now the...
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    Putting 4x8 sheets of tileboard up

    I am considering putting up 4'x8' solid tile board above my 1"x1"tiles, tiled around the bathroom, approximately 6'x5'. Question, has anyone encountered this and steps followed. Thank you in...
  3. Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the April 2013 cover of This Old House Magazine

    I enjoy the tub!
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    Track Lighting

    Can I install track lighting on a wiremold box? Reason being, I am puting extra lights in a finished back porch with a finished ceiling. I plan to run the wiremold to the switchbox on the wall.
  5. Best way to strip years of paint and stain--89yr. old house

    We have an 89 year old house. Our backroom, unheated, has many layers of paint, primer and varnish and stain. At the presernt time there are signs of alligatoring. Since it is unheated, except for...
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    Re: Wood flooring on wall

    I have seen it done before! Just thought I would get ideas!
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    Re: Wood flooring on wall

    Just getting ideas... Makes sense... Could be a problem.
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    Re: Wood flooring on wall

    Not sure yet, as to what is behind the paneling.... This is a unheated porch. Thinking about insulating.
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    Wood flooring on wall

    I have a unheated\ back porch, approx. wall size is 8' x9', can I apply flooring/laminate on the wall and if so what is the best way?
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    Re: Preparing outdoor faucet for winter

    I am about to prepare my outside faucet for the winter once again. What I do is shut off the water inside, disconnect the hose--hate to see a hose burst from the freezing! Then I turn the faucet...
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    Tileboard over wood paneling

    Is it possibe to attach tileboard over prefinished paneling?
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    HELP! Flat tire on a True Temper wheelbarrow

    I had used a foot pump to inflate the tire in our wheelbarrow; which I have hanging on the wall, so as to not let the air escape! Within an hour it was flat! I can now press the tire together and...
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    Re: How to meet up two types of molding

    I would go with the rosette. I had a similar problem with an air conditioner which was put in the brick wall of our house! I ended up removing the unit and studding the backside, covering it with...
  14. Kitchen counter edging coming loose, how to reattach

    Twelve years ago I remuddled our kitchen. In the process, I added a 60" cabinet including 2 drawers, and 4 lower doors. Now comes the problem I am facing. The formica edging on one end; near the...
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    Re: My house stinks!

    I had the same problem with our 86 year old house! I had a plumber out to give me quotes for replacing the hot and cold lines; they were cast iron and also to see why our toliet in the basement had...
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    Re: Rocking toilet

    I have had the same problem; my fix was using the plastic washers to shim the toliet by the bolts; ever since, no rocking! BTW, I did not use any type of caulk or grout around the toliet, I want to...
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    Re: Be in TOH’s Cheapskate Hall of Fame 2009

    We own a 1923 Craftsman style home. We renovated our main bathrooom in 2004. A few years prior someonc across the alley from us was renovating their bathroom so they could sell their home. They had...
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    Re: 1930s flooring removal HELP

    Our home was built in 1923, and we had very modern 12"x12" white tiles on the bathroom floor. When I looked from the basement, I was able to tell they were "beefed up". When we remodeled the...
  19. Re: TOH wants to know what you miss most about houses of the past

    We live in a Craftsman style home; built in 1923. This is a one story, one bedroom home with stone foundation and brick construction, through and through! What I appreciated the first time walking...
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    Re: CFL Bulbs: Love 'Em, Hate 'Em, or Both?

    [johnHome] I, for one, hate them, WHEN they break, they break in a billion pieces; we have a beagle/corghi, 6 years old...she sniffs for this kind of thing. Another dislike, is the fact you cannot...
  21. Thread: New PT Deck

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    Re: New PT Deck

    I had asked the same Question at our local Home Improvement Store. I was told it needs to be washed and let it dry a week... I am leary still..Any other thoughts...I have a 9 year old wood fence,...
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