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    pan under washing machine moved

    Recently I had wonderful new flooring installed in the laundry room and kitchen after being down to the subfloor for 8 years since the previous flooring and underlayment had to be removed due to...
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    flooring underlayment

    I've been told by one flooring contractor that I must install 1/4" voidless 5 ply over the 5/8" AC ply underlayment before installing marmoleum or vinyl or the warranties will be voided. Anyone have...
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    Re: Need to cut chain link fence posts

    Thank you all! I did pull out two: but I pulled them out concrete and all, with the truck. Now they are too heavy for me to move. I will try whacking on the bases! best, Marnia
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    Re: John Hardie cement fiber siding

    My little house, built in 1973 by the couple who lived there (I mean they actually built it themselves), has this siding. I am currently recaulking (gaps were not covered alas in runs) after...
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    Re: Issues to be noticed !

    If the house has a crawl space, get down there and crawl. If it is lined with a nice vapor barrier, gently lift it away from the edges of the foundation/footing -- you may find cracks which don't...
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    Re: IPG Intertape HVAC metalized tape AC698

    Thank you, Jack. Their website claims it works on "most" insulation materials. At the time the home center where I live had stopped carrying metal tape, thinking this was essentially the same...
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    Re: Furnace Vent Pipe Problem

    Thank you, Jack. It is a reasonably high efficiency furnace. (Probably 10-12 years old.) It has a condensation line (installed by my plumber after I bought the house) down through the floor into the...
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    Need to cut chain link fence posts

    Heya folks. What tool is best to cut off vertically ribbed chain link fence posts? The brand of fence is Sears Armadillo. Thanks, M.
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    IPG Intertape HVAC metalized tape AC698

    I am a homeowner who purchased IPG Intertape HVAC metalized tape AC698 to seal ductwork in the crawlspace of my home. I had the job half finished using metal duct tape, with the paper backing, ran...
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    Re: Furnace Vent Pipe Problem

    Yikes! OK. Thanks, M.
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    Furnace Vent Pipe Problem

    Whoever installed the gas furnace in my little house ran the vent pipe up into the attic, then over to and out the south wall of the attic rather than up through the roof. They just hacked a hole...
  12. Thread: quack grass

    by M He Sapa
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    Re: quack grass

    Hi! It's a year+ since I posted this: what I've done is get my doc's OK to use Roundup at the homeowner dilution (you should see me in my homemade hazmat suit), then once it is pretty well killed,...
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    Hip Roof Rafters & Soffit Vent Chutes

    Hi!My little house has a hip roof, which means the rafters in the corners come together in an inverted V about three feet from the attic floor. In each corner are two of the soffit vents. I want to...
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    Lock&Fold Floating Floor

    Hi! I need a new kitchen/utility room floor. Currently covered with 2 layers of vinyle, bad DIY job, mold between sheets and also on particle board subfloor. All comes out. My subfloor is sturdy...
  15. Re: hardwood floors saturated with animal waste

    You might try a product called Nature's Miracle (I think it's aptly named), which is an enzymatic cleaner. Just follow the directions on the bottle. I use it for everything from nosebleeds to......
  16. Thread: Cold Floors

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    Re: Cold Floors

    I do not mean to be impertinent, but could not help thinking: my friend Mary would say, "This is why god invented shearling slippers." My grandmother, who was born in 1882, believed in the use of...
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    Re: New hardwood floors

    Rather than soaking a pet stained area in bleach, I would first try Nature's Miracle, an enymatic cleaner which will not be so destructive to your floor, and also smell better. No connection to that...
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    Re: Hardwood Flooring

    I have no experience with this, but am looking myself for new flooring for my kitchen. At the Lumber Liquidator's site I read about a carbonized strand bamboo, prefinished, made by Morning Star...
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    Re: Main Shutoff valves exterior

    LOL. Excellent. What a total novice I am. thanks! best, M
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    Main Shutoff valves exterior

    The main H2O shutoff valve for my little home are exterior: it's a pipe in the front yard which must be opened with a wrench, then one uses a long skinny two-pronged tool to turn the water valve on...
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    Re: Sewer Gas Vent Pipe Disconnected

    Thanks again, everyone. Bob has come and gone, all is aligned and connected properly. I was dead wrong: it was the roofers, says Bob, who nudged the upper portion of the vent stack and it popped...
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    Re: Sewer Gas Vent Pipe Disconnected

    Say, I had the plumber Bob out for a look -- apparently when the previous owners were putting in new bathroom flooring and temporarily disconnected the toilet, the sewer gas vent stack actually was...
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    Re: route of gas furnace vent pipe

    Thank you all very much. I expect it is CPVC pipe if that's what it ought to be. The furnace does have a cute little pump which comes on and pumps condensed water (you know what I mean) up and over...
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    Re: Overgrown Russian Olive

    The only variety I've been able to find which has (reputedly) very small thorns is a Canadian variety, Red King, I think, or maybe King Red as I tend to invert names. Less than 30' at mature height....
  25. Thread: quack grass

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    quack grass

    As I cannot use Round-up, or afford to have the entire yard cut by the sod-cutter, rolled up and carted away, I am digging the d--m stuff out by hand. Anybody got a better, faster, but cheap and...
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