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    Re: Identification help - Termite or Ant?

    http://www.hsipestcontrol.com/about/about.htm

    i would say ant. termite has 2 body parts. ant 3.

    we used to get these in the spring when we first bought our house.

    I put dish soap in a...
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    i'm done.

    Ted too.
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    I thought we were having a pretty good conversion about an issue most people just take their contractors word on.

    do you have anything to add to the conversation canuk. pittsburgh wins series.
  4. Thread: A strange room

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    Re: A strange room

    Pantry. shower could have been added later.
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    yeah, that's what i'm afraid of. drylock and air cavity will create a great petri dish for mold to grow in.

    drylock will fail because hydrostatic pressure will find the weak spot and could damage...
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    home theater, kids play room.

    my main concern is not creating a mold factory over any sound proofing.
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    thanks, i see what you were saying now.

    as you can tell, i'm scared to death that finishing my basement will cause mold, moisture problems. and unfortunately most contractors just say seal it,...
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    i think/tought "glass" is a non-organic. "not mold food" if i'm mistaken, please give me alternatives.

    i think as long as the water vapors are passing throw the fiberglass and you don't have a...
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    thanks, I think the wall system is fabric independent. meaning you could use any fabric material you want. as long as the thickness is within specs. and the insulation you use can be fiberclass...
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    i'm looking for non-organic materials for mold prevention. no sheetrock, partical board, or any vapor barrier type board.

    I thought that...
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    Re: Sound proof basement room

    has anyone used the products on this website.

    http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/

    i was looking for a DYI alternative to Owen-Corning basement wall system. which cost way to much money and...
  12. Re: Cost to completely rewire an old house?? Is it worth it?

    Interlocked Galvanized Steel Conduit with old wiring was left all over my house. it's impossible to remove without tearing down walls of horse hair plaster.

    I have some lights with new wiring...
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    Sound Barrier for old wood flooring

    we have wood flooring on our first floor. there doesn't seem to be any subflooring between the floor and Joists. only a old paper barrier.

    house was built in 1935 in Mass.

    so when the...
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    Re: Single to two pipe steam radiator conversion?

    I've seen on TOH a single pipe to two pipe converstion. you can use your current radiators. the previous post in incorrect. to convert the radiators you simple have to Tap the return valve on teh...
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    Re: Geothermal Heating w/Radiators ???

    i'm not a expert and would love to know the answer reading steam heat with geothermal.

    i think the answer is yes. your heat savings will be from heating the water from a ambient temp of 65...
  16. steam radiator with towel warmer attachment

    I've seen a picture of an under window steam radiator with towel warmer rack attached to it.

    we are adding a master bath and want to add or create a classic cast iron steam radiator with a towel...
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    Re: wall bubbling after 3rd coat of primer applied

    thanks Ordjen,

    side notes:

    I should have kept the wife out of the room until it was finished. she wouldn't have pointed out the bubbles.

    i was afraid if i painted the light pink over a...
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    Re: Removing latex paint from door hardware.

    I tried this with my brass hardware. 6 hours in the crock pot with water and dish soap. worked great. don't know if the needed the 6 hours, but it worked. paint came off the hardware with a dish...
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    wall bubbling after 3rd coat of primer applied

    I'm painting a room that will be our nursery. i'm using No VOC primer and paint to protect my wife and child from toxic fumes.

    then it all went bad.

    First the room was painted a dark blue...
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