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    Re: What color do I paint the exterior front door?

    Hi. White tends to make doors look bigger. Red does catch one's eye & stands out, but may not be a favorite of your prospective buyers. If it still looks good, skip the door-painting. White gives...
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    Re: How to fix patio roof leak

    Thanks for your response. My patio panels are composite and kind of look like what you describe above. They are "tongue and grove" type panels with 3" tape between the panels to seal the...
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    Re: How to fix patio roof leak

    Thanks for your response. The patio roof is 10' by 22'. I bought 4" peel & seal white tape 250 to seal the cracking tape at two of the panel seams/joints. With a putty knife, I removed a small area...
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    Re: How to fix patio roof leak

    Thanks for your Q&As. The patio roof (above a screened enclosure) was built in 2009. The tape is the original tape from 2009-- 6 yrs ago. I had a pro-roofer look at it & he said that for $1500 he...
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    Re: How to fix patio roof leak

    Thanks for the tip on having a pro roofer look at it. I was hoping I could do it myself. The patio roof is unlike the home roof. It is made of several metal or plastic-like panels set one beside...
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    How to fix patio roof leak

    I got on the patio roof and here's what I saw. There is what looks like white tape over the seams between the panels that make up the patio roof. One seam's tape is cracked more than a foot long...
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    Re: LED bulb too heavy?

    Thanks, as soon as I get a chance I'll check the rod. I recall that it seems that it's an electrical line enclosed in a plastic-like, medium to slim, flexible tube hanging from the ceiling.
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    Re: LED bulb too heavy?

    Thanks! What is a pendant rod?
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    Re: LED bulb too heavy?

    Are you sure? My concern is that the long electrical line (hanging from the high ceiling) which is enclosed in a plastic-like tube might be stretched or pulled over time with the weight of the 100w...
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    LED bulb too heavy?

    Hi you great people out there! Is an LED bulb too heavy to put into a kitchen hanging ball light fixture? Thanks.
  11. Thread: AC filters

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    AC filters

    Hi folks, what are your thoughts on having 2 ac filters- one at the bottom of the ac box inside the house & one below it a few inches away behind a wall grill-- Would having 2 filters cause the ac to...
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    Re: Washing machine causing bathtub & toilet issues

    thanks, here in central florida, contractors giving me quotes or proposals on replacing the septic system drain field mentioned PTI multipipe or the infiltrator system. Comments on these, such as...
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    Re: Washing machine causing backups due to "bad drain field"

    thanks very much for your comments...i'm shopping around for the best company and best price on replacing the septic system drain field--if anyone has experience with this, please let me know about...
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    Re:Washing machine causing water to back up in shower & bathtub

    Thanks for your help. After the septic tank was pumped the problem went away. The technician said it will be fine for a while, but then the problem will return. Until then, is there some liquid...
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    Re: Washing machine causing bathtub & toilet issues

    Hi helpers, the plumber snaked my lines & found no clogs. He recommended I get my septic tank pumped. Did that. The septic pumper said the drainfield is bad. Folks out there, how does one know...
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    Re: Washing machine causing bathtub & toilet issues

    A plumber said he could run a cable and clear main sewer line blockage & camera sewer for $245. Is that reasonable?
    If I rent a 50 ft. snake from homedepot could I insert the snake at the cleanout...
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    Re: Washing machine causing bathtub & toilet issues

    Thanks very much for your responses. The septic tank was last pumped in January 2012 (2 yrs, 2 mo.)-central Fl. The previous owner suggested opening a white pipe in front of the house to see if...
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    Re: Washing machine causing bathtub & toilet issues

    Yes, the house (including the washer drain) is connected to a septic system.
    Yes, the washer has a vent.
    A few days before this occurred, the shower drain was a bit slow to drain, but resolved...
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    Washing machine causing bathtub & toilet issues

    After the washing machine drained, the toilets gurgled & water came up the bathtub drains. One of the toilets had less flushing force for sometime afterwards, but then recovered its regular flushing...
  20. Thread: 33 year-old house

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    Re: 33 year-old house

    thanks dj1--got some estimates on the panel because its one of those that some say might overheat---was wondering whether needed to budget for any future electric expenses on 33 year old house--seems...
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    33 year-old house

    what would be a range of cost for replacing an original electric panel in a 1980 home ? Because the house is 33 years old would it need re-wiring? If the house needed re-wiring, what could be the...
  22. Thread: pipe materials

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    Re: pipe materials

    thanks very much dj1 & houston remodeler for your guidance/tips...i'll do further research on pex and why copper is not a good idea in fl...will ask bldng inspectors for opinions...visit bldng sites...
  23. Thread: pipe materials

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    pipe materials

    in constructing a new small house in central florida, what would be the best plumbing material to use: copper, pvc/cpvc, or pex?...from a health perspective too... thanks
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    Best places to buy a washing machine?

    From your experience, what are the best places to buy a washing machine. I am looking for a basic top loader model. I bought a GE 3.9 cu ft washer at Loews, but I've had to send the washer back...
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    Re: Maytag washing machine lid switch

    Thanks again dj1 and A. Spruce. We've decided to accept the cash from the home warranty co. Any advice on buying washers?? We might go with a homedepot admiral atw4475vq 3.1 cu.ft. top load...
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