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    Re: wash tub removal

    I would make sure the water supply is valved off, cap the drain piping, then use the good ole sledge hammer to break it into manageable pieces.
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    Re: Moldy Garage Floor

    I'm guessing it may not be mold. It sounds like there isn't a vapor barrier under your concrete slab. Moisture works its way up through the concrete and evaporates at the surface. When it...
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    Re: Concrete around perimeter of home

    I'm guessing the concrete is there so someone didn't have to worry about maintaining plantings near the house. From your description, I can't think of a functional reason for it. Before removing...
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    Re: Water Softener VS Water Filtration

    I have a well at our house, and the answer for us is both. There is a whole house filter just past the pressure tank before it heads to the softener. The filter grabs particulate matter before it...
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    Re: removing tile

    Depending on the age of the vinyl floor, you may want to have the floor and the glue checked for asbestos. If the old glue is black, there is a high probability it could contain asbestos. Sanding...
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    Re: Water in Basement

    Is the water coming in around the top and sides of the basement door, or is it coming in under the bottom? If it is coming in under the bottom, you may need to check your slope outside the door and...
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    Re: Install Deck Over Existing Concete Patio

    If you live in a climate where the ground freezes, I would cut through the patio and install concrete piers down to the minimum depth recommended for your area. The reason is that in cold climates,...
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    Re: Laying Stone over old cement walkway

    I would be hesitant to install anything over the cracked concrete walk. An improperly constructed base probably lead to the early failing. Anything you put over top of the concrete will move along...
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    Help with deck details

    Hi,

    I'm beginning the process of replacing the front porch on our 1920's bungalow. The existing front porch runs 26' along the entire front of the house and is 7' wide. The deck is about 24" off...
  10. Thread: Wiring Books

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    Re: Wiring Books

    I second the recommendation for Wiring A House by Rex Cauldwell. It helped me quite a bit when I wired my house a few years back. Having a licensed electrician inpect the work and pull in the...
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    Re: Double sink vanity

    I would agree that 60" is a good min size for a double vanity.

    Another idea for the vanity cabinet is to take two smaller vanities and install as one. In our master bath, I took two 36" vanity...
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    Re: Insulating 1 1/2 story bungalow roof

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've seen some other pictures ****** showing the addition of rigid insulation which seems like a good idea to get an extra R10 and have good air flow. The materials...
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    Insulating 1 1/2 story bungalow roof

    Hi all,

    I recently bought a "fixer upper" lake cabin. It's a 1 1/2 story bungalow from the 1920s. My first large project is going to be gutting the 2nd floor, re-roof, re-insulating, then...
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