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    Re: Bathtub drain replacement difficulty

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Re: Bathtub drain replacement difficulty

    Many thanks for the input.

    I checked and there is a panel behind the tub to allow access to the plumbing, but from there I couldn't find an easier way to get the job done. I'd rather not try and...
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    Bathtub drain replacement difficulty

    I have a roughly 50 yr old house and am trying to replace the drain in the bathtub. It is rather old and a little but rusty. There are 2 crossmembers, so I think it can be unscrewed with a tub...
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    Re: Heating efficiency?

    Thank you brewster and Keith for your posts. Your points are well taken and I think I will look more into better insulating the outside walls on my first floor.

    How should I judge if the walls...
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    Heating efficiency?

    I have a one story house with a finished basement just North of Boston. I have an oil fired boiler and hot water baseboard heating in my home. The heating system has two zones, one for the basement...
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    Brown and burned grass?

    Hello,

    I live in Boston and am struggling to keep my front yard looking good. Last fall and this spring the yard was looking decent and had a nice feel and green color. This summer it is looking...
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    Killing weeds in freshly planted grass

    About 3-4 weeks ago I planted grass seed in an area of my yard that was previously bare where I now added fresh dirt and soil. The area is about 200 sq ft. There is now a decent amount of new grass...
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    Re: Cleaning up mold after a flood

    Yes, behind the wood paneling is dry wall.
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    Cleaning up mold after a flood

    Hello,

    My basement recently flood twice after recent heavy rains. I tried to dry out the area as soon as possible and I immediately cut out all the wet carpet, but I now have mold growth. The...
  10. Shellac vs Polyurethane sealing after staining?

    I am staining a set of parawood kitchen tables and chairs black with minwax onyx stain. I had to apply two coats of stain and let the second coat dry on the wood without wiping off to get the stain...
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    Re: Wood staining too light and uneven

    Thank you very much for this input. It was incredibly helpful!
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    Wood staining too light and uneven

    I am staining an unfinished parawood table with ebony minwax stain and am having problems getting the results I want. I sanded the table with 120 and then 150 grit sandpaper and applied two coats of...
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    Re: Old tub drain replacement

    Hi Jack,

    Thanks for the response. So you believe it is threaded and can be unscrewed?

    Andy
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    Old tub drain replacement

    I have an old tub (1950's I think) with a drain that I would like to replace. The manufacturer was American Standard I think and currently there is no grate or covering to prevent hair and other...
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    Old tub drain replacement

    Old tub drain replacement

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    I have an old tub (1950's I think) with a drain that I would like to replace. The...
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