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    Re: Hard water issues with kitchen faucet

    Thanks for responding. Would you mind telling me what brand of faucet worked for you. I absolutely do understand that you don't want softened water for drinking/cooking but the hardness factor is of...
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    Hard water issues with kitchen faucet

    Our single stem kitchen faucet has become frozen in place and subsequently corroded with hard water deposits from the untreated cold water supply line. (The rest of the water in the home runs through...
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    Nail pops on cedar siding

    We are having a problem with the cedar siding on our home in regards to the east side of the house which gets full sun in the morning. The nails are popping out on this side only, guessing the sun's...
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    Re: Removing wax from wood floors

    Thank you for the suggestion, we will try it! Hope you had a good time remembering your national poet!
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    Removing wax from wood floors

    We would like to restore 100 year old fir floors which appear to have been finished with penetrating oil, most likely linseed, and then waxed (alot) before being covered with carpet many years ago....
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    maple flooring split boards

    We have 3/4" maple flooring which has split along a grain line of the wood in a high traffic area, leaving one side of the split a little proud of the other, catching tender feet unaware. Is there a...
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    crack within floor board

    We have fairly new 3/4" maple flooring... one board has cracked along a grain line in a high traffic area. The crack has left one edge a bit proud of the other. What is the best way to level the wood...
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    Re: Rain Dampened Plaster

    I would guess you to be right. I remember reading about plaster repair (probably in TOH magazine) and they used a washer to re-attach the loose areas tightly to the lathe. We will be honing a new...
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    Re: Rain Dampened Plaster

    OK, that is VERY encouraging! Someone told me a product called gypsolite (sp)? is what is needed to patch the broken areas. The good part of all this is that the moisture has loosened umpteen layers...
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    Rain Dampened Plaster

    A sudden rain storm came up in the midst of shingling our 100 old house. A combination of moisture leaking through the exposed roof and construction trauma has dampened and in spots loosened large...
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