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  1. Thread: Bathroom window

    by MLBSF
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    Re: Bathroom window

    it is definitely possible that the window can break from the change in temperature. on a cold winter's morning when the glass get's hit with hot water, the sudden change in temperature can crack the...
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    Re: How to clean large area of Pavers

    they make a power broom which resembles a weedwacker. maybe wetting the pavers, some muriatic acid and the power broom might work.
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    Re: 1887 - What Style Is this?

    the only thing that comes to mind is a "southern georgia colonial"
  4. Re: new siding for 1890s house with 4 existing layers

    removing it all is the way to go but you have to keep a few things in mind. this is exactly what "opening a can of worms" might very well mean. you'll also have to possibly contend with a whole...
  5. Thread: soldering copper

    by MLBSF
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    Re: soldering copper

    actually it sounds like your main shutoff valve is not doing it's job. maybe the washer in it is cracked or old and breaking apart. it's just going to create a larger problem down the road if the...
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    Re: Wall Hung Toilets

    if you change from the wall hung to the floor mount you're going to be paying a fair amount to the plumber to redo the waste pipe. if you were to buy a nice $1,300 wall hung toilet and have it...
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    Re: kitcken relocation

    dj is correct in a very general sense. my advice would be to get some advice from a good real estate agent in the area and have him/her do a CMA on your house "as is" and another one assuming that...
  8. Re: Are you looking for upgrading your bathroom?

    the options are endless. it all depends on the look you're going for and the budget you have to work with. this is a question that can't be answered without alot of information from you.
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    Re: How to hire a contractor

    i go nuts hearing customers telling me that "i saw them do a gut bathroom renovation on tv for $3,500, why is your price $17,000?"

    if it's that cheap and easy then do it yourself, you don't need...
  10. Thread: Ikea Cabinets

    by MLBSF
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    Re: Ikea Cabinets

    i've installed alot of them and honestly i'm not a huge fan. there are some pro's to them and plenty of con's. the nicest feature they have are the adjustable feet for leveling the base cabinets,...
  11. Re: how to replace bathtub with a handicapped shower

    houston is always going for that extra donut....an old fashioned i hope
  12. Re: how to replace bathtub with a handicapped shower

    options and directions are extensive. would recommend a good contractor. do some homework and get at least 3 estimates then get back to us and let us know what info you have.
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    Re: electric baseboard heating

    that is something i would highly recommend you have an electrician do to make sure that everything is up to code and safe. electric baseboards are a popular fire starter.
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    Re: Any good roofing experts?

    for a 60 square foot roof, i would recommend a blue tarp from home depot.
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    Re: Exterior trim around window

    remove the trim board and rip a new one to the proper width, if you have a 1x5 trim board on there now, but a 1x6 and take 1/2" off the width of it.
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    Re: bathroom lighting

    if there's anough slack in the wire, remove the existing box. cut two holes where you want the new fixtures to go. run the existing wire to one of them and then new wire from that hole to the other...
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    Re: This is why the pros are pros

    after doing it myself it's amazing to watch. i feel like a 7 year old compared to him.
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    This is why the pros are pros

    http://www.hell.tv/t/videos/13172/like-a-boss.html
  19. Thread: framing question

    by MLBSF
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    Re: framing question

    ditto !!!!!
  20. Re: My foundation is failing. How do I choose the right fix???

    what part of mass are you in? i'd be happy to come by (if you're not too far) and give you an unbiased opinion. i do alot of structural work. no estimate, no obligation. just figure out what...
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    Re: whats the problem

    there's a few things it could be but my first guess would be the insulation in your walls, insualtion in the attic or above the ceiling upstairs and the windows not having low-E glass.

    anything...
  22. Re: Tool: Pipe boring drill bit - S10 Ep8 of ATOH

    i see them hanging on the wall of every plumbing supply house i go into
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    Re: to insulate or not to insulate

    exactly....whenever the opportunity presents itself, it's ALWAYS worth it to add insulation for temperature control or sound.
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    Re: Can I replace push bars with a crank

    spruce is right. replacing the mechanism with a different type is basically impossible. the current mechanism can be replaced or taken apart, fixed up and replaced. you might also have to do a...
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    Re: Repairing sillplate

    i do alot of structural work and have done many many sill replacements. in a nutshell, how easy it is depends on many things. my advice would be to have a few contractors come take a look at it. ...
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