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  1. Re: Sewer Line Jetting leading to toilet overflows

    Thanks John.... I will check with local plumber and see if a backwater valve can be installed internally (right before pipe leaves house) or if this will have to be done outside.

    I agree that...
  2. Sewer Line Jetting leading to toilet overflows

    Hello,

    When the town hires the company to jet the sewer lines, since our house being at the bottom of the system, we end up with both first and second floor toilets overflowing. Not only is the...
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    Wall Insulation - Existing Construction

    Hi There!

    I've gotten a few quotes to insulate the outside walls of my house (1902 Victorian). The price tag for blow-in insulation is $4,500+ potential expenses caused when they pull the boards...
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    Re: My toilet thinks it's a Geyser! Help

    Thanks for the reply's:

    1) I will start charging admission for this, along w/ a sign ;)

    2) This happened before and as noted:
    a) the first time, I thought it was the kids.
    b Second...
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    My toilet thinks it's a Geyser! Help

    Help once every few months, we seem to have an explosion of water coming out of the toilet. The first time it happened, there was water all over the floor and the roll of toilet paper was soaked. ...
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    Re: How to hire a contractor/Architect?

    Phil & dj1,

    Thanks for the posts. I will start with a contractor (based on neighbor recommendations)and go from there.

    Regards,
    Rich
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    How to hire a contractor/Architect?

    OK newbie question, but since most of my home projects have been DIY, Im not sure what the process is for a big renovation. Do you get an architect first then a contractor? If you hire one, does...
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    Trim for a Corner Closet Door

    Hello.

    Looking for some ideas. I just finished re doing out bathroom (gutted/rebuilt). One final touch is the closet which is on the left corner. The left wall extends into the closet, and the...
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    Re: How do I tile the Ceiling in my Bath?

    Hmmm... thanks for the tips! I'll keep all of your points in mind when I start this.... I should also keep a camcorder handy, as it may turn into a what not to do video... ;)
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    Re: attempting to tile my bathroom

    Hi,

    Not quite sure I understand what you are asking, but I personally do not think its a good idea to remove only the lower half of the wall. Two reasons I can think of:
    1) The chances of...
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    How do I tile the Ceiling in my Bath?

    Any thoughts on the best way to tile the ceiling over my Bathtub? I assume I need to use some braces to hold the tiles in place while the adhesive set's, but is there a tile adhesive that's better...
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    Re: Heater Steam Vent in Basement

    btw.... here is a picture of the valvehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/32334223@N02/4158717150/
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    Heater Steam Vent in Basement

    Hello (again),

    I'm wondering if this is normal or not. There are a lot of wrapped heating pipes in the basement, all heading off to the various radiators. One of the pipes, which elbows up right...
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    Re: Tile - Adhesive or thinset?

    Thanks again. Now I understand why there is an odd feeling that the glue is not 100% set. Oh well. Live and learn. Next time I'll use Thinset on flors and keep the adhesive for the bathroom...
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    Re: Tile - Adhesive or thinset?

    Thanks... I'm pulling the tile out tonight and see if anything looks "uneven"... although I think I did purchase a porcelaine tile! I could swear the box said "for flooring", but could be makeing...
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    Tile - Adhesive or thinset?

    Hello,

    So I'm tilling the front hallway (just about 4feet in from the door).... when I went to home depot, I bought some Tile Adhesive by mistake. I used the adhesive since I had it. Now...
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    Re: What's on your must-do list in the spring?

    Outdoors:
    Replace the deck railings and paint
    Re-seed
    figure out how to get some "Curve Appeal".. need bushes or trees
    Gut the back-room, replace windows, drywall

    Plus all the endless day to...
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    Re: What can you do with Acorns?

    Hmmmm.... so while the suggestions are terrific, I think I'll stick w/ putting them out on the curb. The Squirrels already found their way into my attic, so I would like to avoid creating an easy...
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    What can you do with Acorns?

    Hello,

    So I've been raking and raking all weekend. The biggest pain in the butt has been the huge amount of Acorns on our front lawn. Can one do something useful with them? Seems a waste to...
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    Re: Icing a Woodchuck

    Thanks for the tips. I'll see if I can get a Remington trap! :)
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    Icing a Woodchuck

    Any thoughts of a humane way of getting rid of a Woodchuck? Either that, or how to protect my plants from said woodchuck eating them up?

    Thanks,
    Rich
  22. Re: TOH wants to know about your house's "mystery" details

    Yeah... I have a couple of oddities.
    1) A built-in light timer, that I have no idea which lights it's supposed to be "timing"? I've turned it on/off and checked all the lights, but nothing is...
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    How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?

    Hello,

    I recently installed a Garage Door opener in our all concrete garage. I used concrete anchors for the motor unit itself, but I'm not sure on what to do with the wires that go to the...
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    Front Porch Stair Treads

    Hello,

    I hope this is not a dumb question, but what type of wood should I use when replacing the Treads on the outside front stairs? The previous owners used Pressure Treated boards. For one...
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    Re: Installing a new shower w/ only 7' ceilings

    Thanks for the info. I'm heading out to Lowes and see what they have.

    We have two kids, which means I need to keep the Bathtub so they can take a bath. And I didn't mean I need to stoop to get...
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