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  1. Re: Do I need a roof vent? Should I have one with no insulation in attic?

    And have for over 30 years. Recently put on another new roof 5 years ago, still no ice dams or issues.

    The only issue I have is that the attic is hot in the summer... really hot. I'm looking for a...
  2. Re: Do I need a roof vent? Should I have one with no insulation in attic?

    Except no it wont because there haven't been vents or ice damns in over 100 years.

    Again, as I said in my first post to start this thread "we have never had issues with ice dams, rot, or mildew"...
  3. Re: Do I need a roof vent? Should I have one with no insulation in attic?

    Soffit vents are a given, I didnt think I had to be that explicit. The original questions still stand.
  4. Do I need a roof vent? Should I have one with no insulation in attic?

    I live in a 100+ year old home, that by all accounts, has never had any kind of ventilation in the attic. The problem now is we have a modern roof with modern airtight materials and the attic is...
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    Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    I wound up using a mr clean magic eraser and it probably made the area 20-25% better. Nothing great but it took the edge off the blemish.

    Its covered with a new pad and rug now but, I'd still love...
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    Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    I appreciate your help but, low VOC is not an option. Low VOC is not NO VOC

    I promise I wont regret cutting corners for the time being and will definitely refinish the floor properly before I rent...
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    Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    These are the kind of MacGyver solutions I'm looking for.

    That said... rather than using something "like a buffing compound"... is there an actual buffing compound I could apply by hand?
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    Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    The room is going to be used for a newborn baby. The offgassing of the poly is not an option.

    Typically, I don't cut corners... this time I have to.
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    Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    Its a very low traffic area.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
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    Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    What about a wax like product? It works on cars :)
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    Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    I placed a small area rug down without a pad on my hardwood floor and now there is an area that looks like its been rubbed with really fine sandpaper. There is no deep scratches or gouges, the finish...
  12. Re: Does anyone recognize this screen door hardware?

    Turns out the door is an EMCO which has been purchased by anderson and they want $60 for the replacement handle when I could buy a new door for $100. What a joke. Any alternative solutions are...
  13. Re: Does anyone recognize this screen door hardware?

    Nothing on that website. The inside of the lock has Cmech stamped on it which is a Hong Kong Manufacturer
  14. Does anyone recognize this screen door hardware?

    The handle on my screen door has broken but, normal replacement hardware does not fit this odd size handle. There are 3 holes for the top part of the handle and 2 more holes for the bottom lock...
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    Re: Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    I noticed those 2 hole outlets at HD today... how do they even allow those things to be sold? I thought you had to have a ground??? :confused:
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    Re: K&T in new work box?

    Well you have to tell us why you prefer now ;)
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    K&T in new work box?

    Is it OK to put old K7T wiring into a plastic new work box or does it have to be places into a metal box?
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    Re: Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    1. They sell 2 prong receptacles?
    2. Can I put K&T into a plastic new work box or does K&T have to go into a metal old work box?
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    Re: Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    So, I should be using those outlets that you see in kitchens and bathrooms anywhere in my house where K&T is running to the outlet?
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    Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    I would say that 90% of my house has updated romex wiring but there are still a couple of light switches and outlets using K&T. I just repainted the inside of the house and updated all the outlets...
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