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    Re: Sliding Glass Patio Door will not open easily

    Hey no trouble at all. Good luck with your project.
    Best, Mark
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    Re: Father's Day 2009

    I'm interested in the Multi-tasker type tool, you know the ones you see on tv made by Fein, Rockwell and Dremel. I have heard though that ome of them have overheating issues. Anyone out there have...
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    Re: Sliding Glass Patio Door will not open easily

    Sears Home,
    With these types of issues it is always necessary to find the cause of the problem. If the header is sagging, it is improbable that you can identify and solve the problem without...
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    Re: recessed cutting board in counter

    cpcksi,
    Make sure that any oil you use on the wood is marked specifically food safe oil.
  5. Thread: Chuck Buddy

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    Re: Chuck Buddy

    The drill Tom uses is made by Festool. Very good but very pricey.
    Best, Mark
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    Re: Recommendations for new sprinkler system?

    Nellie,
    Here are a few tips that may help you. Covering such a large expanse of lawn with stationary pop up heads is probably not very practical. Rotary heads will work great if you follow a few...
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    Re: Help! I'm not a fixer upper!

    Zippity,
    Depends on the size of the holes. Finish nail holes don't require dimpling before filling. However if the holes are larger, perhaps due to plastic anchors being used, I would dimple...
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    Re: Good place for insulation advice?

    Ibrewser,
    When blowing in insulation and you get near the eaves, start shooting the insulation at the underside of the roof deck instead of at the ceiling. In this way, you can let the insulation...
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    Re: Sinking Foundation

    Linda,
    Hate to hear about your problems as the fixes are going to be expensive. But in my experience, waiting will only cost you more money in the long run. Sounds to me like you need to underpin...
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    Re: Peeling paint/drywall around shower stall

    Hi Judy,
    I'll try to help you if I can. But first, I need some additional information. When you picked/chipped at the drywall,and it got down to the paper layer, are you referring to the outer...
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    Re: Taking off old finish on old cabinets.

    Fencepost, You are right. Liquid sandpaper and deglosser are the same thing. It is commonly referred to as liquid sandpaper (at least in my neck of the woods).
    Thanks
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    Re: leaky bath faucet

    You could also try a grab-it bit. One side of this bit is used to grind out a small divet into the head of the screw. Then turn the bit over and this side grabs into the divet and backs the screw...
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    Re: Taking off old finish on old cabinets.

    Danology,
    So long as the existing finish on your cabinets is in reasonably good condition and well adhered, there is no reason to strip the old finish. I would recommend just cleaning with a...
  14. Re: Tracing plumbing in slab home with hidden piping?

    A little more info on how I installed mine. I cut the main supply from the meter, elbowed off the supply side, ran the pipe underground toward my garage, elbowed up and punched a hole through the...
  15. Thread: Bad, bad window

    by advrem
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    Re: Bad, bad window

    Great advice from both of the previous posters. In addition, I would say to make sure you use screws that are made to install dur-rock, not drywall screws. Also, use thin set to set your tiles not...
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    Re: tile counters/grout questions

    Amwise:
    Hard to say if you have epoxy grout or not, but a kithchen counter top would be an ideal place to use it, as it is nearly impermeable to staining/grease and the like. Assuming you do it is...
  17. Thread: Rocking toilet

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    Re: Rocking toilet

    Confused:
    Like Spruce, I've never heard of grout being used to solve a rocking toilet problem either. I would definitely go with the shims. They can be trimmed then caulk (I would use a mold and...
  18. Re: Tracing plumbing in slab home with hidden piping?

    Watchin,
    I live in Florida too and am familiar with your situation. Look at the spigots on the outside of your house. There will be one with a pipe coming out of the ground and up to the spigot...
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    Re: well/pressure switch

    Fencepost,
    Thanks for your reply. I will check out what you recomended and let you know what I find out.
    The pump is above ground. Also, I don't know if this makes a difference, but read...
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    Re: Tile Grout Bubbling

    wprospere,
    Is the foundation under the problem area a concrete slab also? How long after the flood was the tile laid down, and are any of the tiles in the affected areas loose or just a grout issue?...
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    well/pressure switch

    The water supply to my wife's house (and my new one) is a well with an air bladder tank. She has replaced the pressure switch 3 times in about a year.
    Even though the plumber has adjusted the tank...
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