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    Re: Garage is hot as an oven all summer!

    You don't want any penetrations from the garage to other parts of the house. If you vent, do it to the outside, not the attic. I would first insulate the attic above the garage to the standard that...
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    Re: Standing water in grass parking stall

    A snowblower will pick up the rocks and throw them.
  3. Re: smoke detector that gets disconnected and reconnected every day

    Try this alarm: http://www.homedepot.com/Kidde/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1vZua/R-100004653/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=smoke%20alarm&storeId=10051

    It has both CO and smoke. It...
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    Re: Cost to rewire a 200 yr old home

    I'm sure the size of the service needs to upgraded. As said before, there are a lot of variables. You will pay at least around $2k just for the new panel and service upgrade. I am not an expert,...
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    Re: Can someone explain what polyurethane is for?

    Make sure you use a polyurethane meant for floors.

    Polyurethane replaced shellac because it is far more durable. I don't see how it would be environmentally friendlier given the VOCs and...
  6. Re: Old, cast iron radiators vs Slant Fin radiators

    Whoa. Slow down. First off, the problem is that you are spending money on stuff before you even know what you need to buy. If you have the slant fin installed already, you will save the most money...
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    Re: festool track saw

    What is so proprietary about their blades. The best I cna tell is that they have an uncommon bore size. You should be able to get any blade re-punched by your local sharpening service.
  8. Re: surface mount hardware detail from the Bedford show

    So what is it that you rare looking for from us? The premade stuff costs too much, so making it yourself is the only other choice. Silva says exactly how he made it in the episode. You just have...
  9. Thread: tub coating

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    Re: tub coating

    The original finish would have been sanded so the resurfacing would adhere. The resurfacing does not last forever. I believe it is a polyester coating. It may respond to paint stripper. No matter...
  10. Re: Silicone versus Glazing for sealing replacement glass

    Silicone can't be painted.
  11. Re: insulating 1 1/2" airspace load-bearing masonry walls

    You could fill the void with closed cell spray foam. That will give you about double the R-value per inch than fiberglass.

    Another variation of what the above poster mentioned is to Put rigid...
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    Re: uneven heating and cooling

    Is it hotter in the summer and cooler in the winter? Do you only have one thermostat?
  13. Thread: Vintage Doors

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    Re: Vintage Doors

    You can find new mortise lock sets: http://www.vandykes.com/search.aspx?query=mortise%20lock I'm not sure what you mean by reasonably priced.

    To put a modern style lock set in, you will need to...
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    Re: Hinged Door in the Floor

    I think a piano hinge would look a lot better than the strap hinges they used. It doesn't need to hold much weight because you have the pistons assiting when it is open and when it is closed, it is...
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    Re: Island Compost Pot

    http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_display.cfm/catalog/Outwater_Plastics_2011/page/329

    They may not sell to the general public. I did a search for the product, Rev-A-Shelf 8-060, and there are a...
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    Re: First Table saw

    First a correction. I have the industrial version of the SawStop.

    To add, I can get a single phase 5 hp motor for my Saw Stop. I do need 3 phase for the 7 hp though. I'm not sure how they come...
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    Re: Foam insulation

    You really should be looking for open cell or closed cell spray foam. The closed cell would be preferred because you get twice the R value per inch and it becomes a vapor retarder at thicknesses...
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    Re: kitchen cabinets

    You could try a product like Polyshades. It is polyurethane with color already in it so you can apply it over whatever is there without having to remove it all. As was said already, try it out on...
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    Re: Heat/AC Setting: Your Opinion

    I think a lot has to do with the home and the type of HVAC system you have. You would probably save more with a set back if the home was poorly insulated than you would if it was well insulated. ...
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    Re: First Table saw

    It sounds like you are setting yourself up to a professional woodworker. If that is the case, invest in professional level machines. They will last a long time if you take care of them. You will...
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    Re: Manserd Roof & Ice Issues

    You should not have icicles forming. You need to better insulate your roof area to prevent warm air from leaving the living space and getting to the roof.
  22. Re: Condensing, Wall Mounted, Gas Boiler...Compatibility with Hot Water Radiators?

    Switch to natural gas if you can. It is way cheaper than using oil.

    A mod/con boiler will work very well with a system like yours. However, it may not be worth the extra cost over a conventional...
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    Re: Cedar shingles cause huge fight!

    Since the contractor got the ok from your husband, you can't blame the contractor. However, the other things you say he does sound to be substandard. Who cares that he is a family friend. Your...
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    Re: Socket dilemma

    Well said. Admittedly, I am not an expert in this area, but I have been learning about grounds and BX lately because of my own home.

    I'm not well versed in electrical code, but I also don't...
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    Re: Socket dilemma

    If the hot wire shorted to the metal case, wouldn't it trip the breaker?

    I found this at: http://www.iaei.org/magazine/2008/03/equipment-grounding-for-safety/

    "The first task accomplished by...
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