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    Hi Lo PowerFlush Kit - ANY GOOD?

    I am looking at using the Hi Lo PowerFlush Toilet Kit that Lowes sells, because it's the only one I have seen on the market. Anyone have any feedback on this and quality?
  2. Tub to Shower Conversion.....Need Illustration

    I seen an illustration on the net before that showed how the shower base liner gets screwed into the studs and it also showed where backerboard, tile, etc went. Does anyone have that illustration.
  3. No Ridge Vent......How do I Vent My Attic?

    I have a 1929 house and I am re-modeling the attic and want to install insulation and sheetrock the walls. There is currently insulation and no baffles, and I haven't seen any problems to date. I...
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    Secondary Furnace Cut-off Switch

    When I purchased my home I noticed a secondary switch on the 1st floor to turn the entire oil fed boiler on/off. The boiler itself which is in the basement also has an off/on switch. Do I need two...
  5. Re: Need Basement Wall Cinder Block Ideas, Photo Attached

    Havanagranite: That's an idea I can try. It will be tough getting drywall screws into the cinderblocks though. I will give a test try driving a screw into the blocks and see if it's an option. I...
  6. Need Basement Wall Cinder Block Ideas, Photo Attached

    I am in the process of re-doing my hallway that leads into my basement. As soon as I am done typing this post I am going to finish sanding the new sheetrocked walls and prime. If you look in the...
  7. Thread: Open space

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    Re: Open space

    Sounds like perfect places to store wine.
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    Re: basement walls

    Crud: I am doing the same thing and have the same question. I see your post is from June, so you should be finished by now. What did you decide on? Any finish pictures?
  9. Re: Need Alternative Heat Source....Suggestions

    Yes, and I actually purchased a pellet stove, then I discovered that I may spew ash from the side exhaust on my neighbors house. The houses are too close. I had to re-sale that pellet stove.
  10. Need Alternative Heat Source....Suggestions

    As many of you are aware, heating oil price$$$ are outrageous. I am looking for an alternative source of heat that I can use part time instead of burning expensive oil. The problem I have is...
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    I'm looking for this item....What is it?

    I am looking to add this item in the picture to my newly designed kitchen. Does anyone know the name of it and where (websites) I can find a variety to choose from?
  12. Flooring: Seal grout under cabinets. Yes or No?

    I just layed ceramic tile in the entire kitchen except for about 7 square feet where the sink cabinets will go. I did not tile this small area so I can re-route my plumbing. For the other areas...
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    PROBLEM SOLVED!!! DJOHNS, Again thanks for your help. You hit it on the nose that it was a Power Company problem. I wasn't home when they came to fix it, and they didn't leave me an explanation as...
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    I appreciate all of your help. Especially you DJohns. I will now be waiting for the power company to come and diagnose a possible bad leg. I have managed to switched all of my essential power...
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    What does PM stand for? I'm a newbie.
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    I believe its what you call the load side. Here's a better description.

    Ok guys, here is a picture of what I am working with. I think I know what's wrong. I am only touching the breaker that...
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    What prompted the investigation? Last night I lost power to certain parts of my house and outlets. Occasionally the power would come back on and then go off again. None of the breakers were...
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    Thanks! Another question, should it be reading 120V on both sides? Is it possible the breaker is bad? Is it possible one side of a breaker can go bad?
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    Here is the picture. Do you see where it says "MAIN" it has two wires. I tested each wire. When I went back to take the picture I tested it again. The wire on the left read 60V and the wire on...
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    Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    I don't know what you mean by load side of breaker. I will go take a picture.
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    Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

    I tested the voltage of the two main hot wires going into my main circuit breaker (the circuit breaker was off). The voltage read 124V on each. I then turned the circuit breaker on and re-tested...
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    Which Size Makes The Space Look Bigger?

    I am doing my kitchen over and I am at the point where I need to lay tile. It is a small galley kitchen so I am wondering if larger sized tile (18"x18") makes the kitchen appear larger or if smaller...
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    Does this look structural?

    This is a photo taken from my basement of the floor joist above? Does this look structural?
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    I Hate This Textured Ceiling

    I have a textured ceiling that I want to get rid of and have smoothed out. My ceilings are lathe and plaster and I am afriaid if I try to sc**** the texture off it will make it worse. Is there an...
  25. Installing Carpet Treads On Stairs.....Nail, Glue, Tape?

    I am installing carpet treads on my stairs and need to know how I should affix them. My stairs are oak with Polyurethane coating. Should I glue, nail or tape the treads down?
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