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    Securing stud to brick?

    I am looking to make a false wall above my fireplace, and would like to know the best way to secure studs to the brick chimney so that I can then mount a fairly heavy (70 lbs) plasma TV to those...
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    Ceiling fan for low ceiling?

    Our bedroom is on the 2nd floor of a cape... it is dormered, but the ceiling only has a height of 7ft, instead of the normal 7.5 ft. Are there any low profile ceiling fans that we could install to...
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    Re: Switch - Wall light - GFCI outlet

    You were right... looks like the outlet was added after the wall light, and they just tapped into the box for the existing light to add a leg to get to the new outlet. I'll be running some new wire...
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    Re: Switch - Wall light - GFCI outlet

    Thanks guys... I'm shutting off the power and digging in this afternoon. I'll let you know what I see in the box.
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    Switch - Wall light - GFCI outlet

    I have a small bathroom where the wall switch on the outside of the bathroom controls the wall light above the vanity, AND the power to the only outlet in the bathroom, a GFCI. I'd like to have the...
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    Re: Rattling pipes

    Could be a venting issue, especially if your toilet vents through the roof, and the one you are having problems with is on the first floor, which means the air has a longer distance to travel before...
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    Re: Wood shavings in balloon framing

    BINGO. I looked at the hole where the gas line comes in, and that is exactly what happened! I never thought to look up that high... Thanks!!
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    Wood shavings in balloon framing

    I am tearing apart my semi-finished basement with the intent to finish it off properly. In removing all the wood paneling (very attractive, I know) I came across a small pile of wood shavings sitting...
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    Re: How long for my house to cool?

    Thanks to all for your advice... it is much appreciated. (and pretty quick on the responses, too!)
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    Re: How long for my house to cool?

    My contractor performed all the necessary heat gain/loss calculations before sizing the unit, so I WOULD HOPE that the unit is appropriately sized.

    Does the removal of the humidity from a house...
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    Re: How long for my house to cool?

    Oh it is definitely on "cool"... but I thought about that too, haha. Cool air is definitely coming out of the registers, it just doesn't seem to be cooling down the whole house like I expected it...
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    How long for my house to cool?

    We had central air installed last month for the first time (1800 sq foot, well insulated cape in the Northeast) and in running the AC unit for the first time, it took 4 hours to cool the house 4...
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    Stair safety

    We moved into a two story cape about a year ago, and immediately removed the dingy looking carpet runner on the stairs that led to the second floor. My concern lies with the fact that the exposed...
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    Shower door options

    I'm remodeling my small 4 x 8 bathroom, and need some advice on the options I have for a stall shower door that has minimal clearance.

    The stall shower has its opening (36" wide) facing the...
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    Insulating a garage

    I have a 21' x 21' area garage with 8' of vertical wall until the roof pitches at a 45 degree to the peak. I am looking to insulate it to keep it warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer. Should...
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    CFLs for exterior fixtures?

    I bought some CFLs for use on some exterior fixtures and I have tried a few different types with all having the same result... flickering bulbs when the temp gets semi-cold! Is this a known issue...
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    Re: Poor drainage in front of garage door

    Great ideas... thanks guys. Any idea what an acceptable slope to build in would be in order for the water to flow to the proper side of the house? Would it be similar to the recommended slope for a...
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    Re: Returns needed on 2nd floor?

    Thanks for the information... it is always good to get testimonials from those who have been there! Much appreciated!

    Anyone else have problems or issues with a lack of 2nd floor registers?
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    Poor drainage in front of garage door

    During heavy rains, my driveway (which is slanted downward towards the garage) acts like a giant waterslide and we get rather large pools of water that sit in front of the garage door.... until we...
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    Returns needed on 2nd floor?

    I live in a 40 year old Cape (moderately sized at 1800 SF), with a forced hot air duct system. We're looking at adding central air and have ample supply ducts on each floor but only have return ducts...
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