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    more support in attic for roof

    We bought a house 15 years ago with an addition. The prior owner obviously did not consult an architect, however, we thought we could live with the bad design until the cracks started. Ceilings first...
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    Re: recessed can lighting and attic insulation

    Thanks everyone. I guess I have my work cut out for me climbing around the attic:but, if I am lucky, they are IC rated and I can just continue my insulating.

    Thanks again
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    Re: sheetrock nail pops

    We had a new roof installed on our 40 year old split last fall. We already had cracks all over the 20 year old addition every place the drywall was seamed. Now it seems that there are cracks in the...
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    recessed can lighting and attic insulation

    We had our kitchen redone a year ago (it's not completed yet, my work left). The electrician talked my husband into installing recessed lighting. Well, first I'm a green person and I wanted something...
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    Re: looking for salvage yard

    Hey Jack,
    I forgot to say thanks. I got some great leads although the closest and best place burned down in June and is not reopened yet. You can't replace that inventory, but I am told that no...
  6. Re: Water is coming out of bath faucet instead of shower

    I also have this problem. Two things to consider: Hard water build up or low water pressure. My bathroom is only 2 years old and I bought top of the line fixtures so I wouldn't have to do it again. I...
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    looking for salvage yard

    I am wanting to find a salvage yard in Central Mass. I would be willing to travel a bit, but not too far like Chicago even though my daughter lives in Indiana it would be tough getting the stuff back...
  8. Thread: Ants!!!

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    Re: Ants!!!

    There are lots of web sites out there that will help you live gracefully with your ants; in other words, organic pesticides to keep them in their place. Even if they are carpenter ants you can use...
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    Re: fireplace insert - catalytic converter

    Bravo for you using a catalytic converter. Recycling the smoke back and burning it off is such a better idea than the conventional smoke stack.
    Years ago (30) we heated with a wood furnace that had...
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    Re: sewage gasses in house

    Mike,
    After over a year I finally found some web sites that explained exactly what you just said.
    Just before we had the tank pumped our washing machine broke down and the new one drains into a dry...
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    Re: Well pump noise

    Ok, you guys seem to know your stuff. I am getting air in my water pipes. Would be my guess that my tank bladder has a whole and that the tank is becoming water logged.
    That said, how do I know how...
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    sewage gasses in house

    Last fall we pumped the septic tank. Shortly after the house began to smell like sewer gasses. No leaks evident. It went away, but now that it is cold again it has returned. Health reasons aside,...
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    attic insulation installed wrong

    My house is a modular built in 1971. When we bought it the home inspector said nothing about the attic insulation being installed paper side up! He merely said that if we had problems with ice jams ...
  14. No such thing as "quick/easy" at my house

    I do most of the repairs myself so his "honey do list" is short. This house is long past the handy-man stage; it needs a contractor now. However, something quick and easy that really needs to be done...
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