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  1. Re: best approach at insulation and airflow control - old farmhouse

    You didn’t say if your house is air conditioned but being in Dallas I expect you would have air conditioning. Since your exterior sheathing is so full of gaps the hot, humid air has no trouble...
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    Refrigerator type

    I need to buy a new refrigerator and I’m leaning toward the freezer on the bottom model. I would like to hear from people who have a frig like this. Do you like having the freezer on the bottom...
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    Re: electric bill is killing me

    To the original poster…

    I stumbled across this old thread and I thought I’d share my recent “discovery” with you.

    My A/C started giving me a lot of trouble this summer so I researched HVAC...
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    Re: Share your lessons learned from TOH

    I’ve learned a whole lot more from TOH than I can put down here in a short entry but here are some of the biggies:

    I learned how to put in a drain tile system which helped me keep my basement...
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    Re: Small flood, how do I recover???

    I’ve seen Rich Trethewey show a sensor that you put in you water heater pan so that when it gets wet it automatically shuts off the water to the water heater. Try Googling “Water Heater Leak...
  6. Re: Insulating ceiling in unheated basement - your recommendations?

    I read an article in the July issue of The Journal of Light Construction that talked about unvented crawlspaces and different insulation methods: foam board on the crawlspace walls versus fiberglass...
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    Re: condensation on interior walls

    When you burn propane the combustion products are carbon dioxide (and possibly carbon monoxide if combustion is not complete) and water. The condensation is from the humidity being too high from all...
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    Re: TOH Season DVD Sets?

    I would love to buy the shows on DVD, too. I record the shows on my DVR but I am missing a lot and would buy the DVDs.
  9. Re: Burning Bush - now a burning tree - Prune Help

    You only have growth on the very outside of the branches because no light is getting to the interior of the bush. I've seen Roger Cook address this on TOH and Ask TOH. What he does is thin out...
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    Re: Potential Drywall problems in new house

    Chinacat, have you had a professional home inspection done? If not please make sure that you do. You need to know what problems you are inheriting before you buy the place. Good luck.
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    Re: cold cold bedrooms

    Hey Jack,

    They even have these snap-off screws for deck boards.

    Sherry
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    Re: Whole house frozen -- how bad will it be?

    Hi Jack,

    Yes, it's mine now. I'm starting to work on plans for it. I am very excited to finally have an old house.:)

    Sherry
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    Re: cold cold bedrooms

    The screws you are looking for are called Counter Snap. Here's a link:
    http://www.yourhomeourproducts.com/store/ccp0-prodshow/UHP-3136.html

    Another brand is Squeak-No-More:...
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    Re: Whole house frozen -- how bad will it be?

    Hi Jack,

    You wanted to see my frozen house. Here she is..

    Sherry
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    Re: Whole house frozen -- how bad will it be?

    Here's a little more information....

    The house is owned by the bank. They have their standard addendum that basically gives them all the rights. It is not specific to this particular house. I...
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    Re: broken light buls still in the fixture

    I've also used a trick where you push a chunk of potato into the socket. (You have to trim the potato to the right size to fit into the socket.) The broken shards of the light bulb get imbedded in...
  17. Thread: Helpppp!!!!!!

    by SherryH
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    Re: Helpppp!!!!!!

    Hi Matt,

    I think the best places to spend your money first are on insulating the attic and on weatherizing your windows. Heat rises so it is going to be warmer at your ceiling than at your floor...
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    Re: Whole house frozen -- how bad will it be?

    Hi Libcarp,
    The house does have a basement under part of the house and crawl space under the rest. It is a two story house. I appreciate your advise about skipping it but this house is in the part...
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    Whole house frozen -- how bad will it be?

    I have a purchase offer in on a house. It is a charming old house in a nice neighborhood. The house needs some work.

    The inspection is tomorrow but I already know that it was not winterized and...
  20. Thread: "what is it?"

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    Re: "what is it?"

    This episode has not aired in my part of the country yet (Minnesota) and I suspect that it hasn’t aired in many other parts of the country yet. You might have some luck getting an answer in another...
  21. Thread: vapor barrier

    by SherryH
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    Re: vapor barrier

    I agree with Canuk on solving the water problem first. It is a big job to dig down to your footing and probably beyond a DIY project. But if you do try to tackle this yourself make sure you...
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    Re: vinyl wall papet removal

    Here are some wallpaper removal tools and products:
    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tools&field-keywords=wallpaper%20removal&page=1
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    Re: Styrofoam as insulation

    I applaud your effort to keep Styrofoam out of the landfills but using packing Styrofoam for extra insulation is not a good idea. It contains no fire retardant. Also, it is very lightweight. In...
  24. Thread: vapor barrier

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    Re: vapor barrier

    One more thing….

    If you haven’t already done so it would be advisable to have your basement tested for radon. It is always a good idea to do this but since you are going to be spending more time...
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    Re: Painting over a drywall disaster

    Hi Picsaro,

    You said that if you sand anymore you’ll be hitting the tape. So even though you put too much joint compound on it sounds like you sanded the excess off.

    You can try a simple...
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