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    Re: Huge old door swings open by itself

    Install door closers - should probably already have them on those kinds of doors.
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    R value of window

    Single pane casement style, from 1940s - any idea?
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    Re: Finding drywall screws in a finished wall

    Tom,

    Not to rain on your parade, but I think you'll find trying to salvage and reuse the drywall isn't worth the effort... drywall is cheap. Second, putting insulation in the existing stud cavity...
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    Re: Rotten OSB behind siding-Window Replacment

    Find out where the water is getting in and caulk it. And my advice about the sheathing is to just leave it as is... sheathing isn't structural, well it is to the extent that it keeps the framing from...
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    Re: Lines in cemente

    Cemente? Is that some kind of Italian cement? Actually, I'd bet that it wasn't cement at all, but concrete that you used? :) Anyway, concrete can be ground down - you'll expose more of the aggregate...
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    Re: Need instruction book

    Peggy, you're receiving some pretty good advice here. I'm not trying to be a smartαss, but the book the utility gave you has everything in it you need to run a service entry... if you can't figure...
  7. Re: Disparity between heating and cooling bills

    For heating you're using electricity to raise the temperature of the air by heating coils using resistance - very inefficient. For air conditioning you're really just running an electric motor to...
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    Re: Good housing markets

    1st - California
    2nd - Florida
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    Re: Cordless Tool Battery Resurrection!

    This just proves that there is still a sucker born every minute.
  10. Re: Request for recommendation for vacuum cleaner

    A vacuum cleaner for a barn floor!?!

    I think what you should be looking for is a push broom! :0
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    Re: pressure treated wood shrinkage

    You guys that are buying "wet" pressure treated lumber must be getting it at one of the two 'large' national home centers and in addition to it being "wet' I would also bet that there are a fair...
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    Re: DIY concrete floor

    Concrete flat work is cheap - hire someone to do it for you.

    By the time you figure putting down a granular base, welded-wire-fabric (WWF), dowels at the door, an expansion (or control joints),...
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    Re: Magnetic energy

    No it's not. The Earth is slowing down, both rotational and orbital velocity are decreasing.
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    Re: Remodeling company scam?

    Always trust your gut instincts.
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    Re: solar panels on roof

    Going solar will never pay for itself.

    Every once in awhile I get the urge to look into solar panels and the first time I did was around 1975 - the cost to go total solar power was $9,000... my...
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    Re: Window wont stay up!!!

    Go down to the home center and pick up some 1" dowels (they're in the lumber area) get one for each window, they will be 36" long (assuming you have a hand saw, if not find someone who works at the...
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    Re: Wooden Screen Door Kits

    A kit? As in assemble your own?
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    Re: Colored Asphalt sealer

    Within the past couple of months both of my neighbors have had their tennis courts resurfaced... one went with green the other has a light-maroon surface applied... I have never seen these colors at...
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    Re: Flagstone on concrete

    I don't see any reason to adhere it to the concrete surface and would use a thin layer of stone dust (not sand!), just enough to level out any irregularities on the back of the flagstone and keep you...
  20. Thread: Nail remover

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    Re: Nail remover

    He most likely ground down the collar so that the pin would extend past it to push the nails out.
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    Re: Warm to Hot Water in Toilet

    A common practice in some climate areas is to connect the hot water line to the toilet to prevent the tank from sweating.
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    Re: Interior door, foam insulation

    The problem I see with your method is that a "hollow core" door isn't really hollow inside... they have a honeycomb structure inside to hold the two outer panels together and give the door some...
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    Re: Building a Pergola

    In my neck of the woods a pergola is a completely free-standing structure... to me it sounds like you're building a covered deck. :)

    Now to your question.... attaching over the siding should not...
  24. Re: Where planter boxes built out of pressure treated lumber

    I think your looking for Program #720 of Ask This Old House from Season Seven.
  25. Re: How can I Drill Porcalin/Steel Faucet Holes,

    A die grinder with a diamond bit will go through porcelain like a hot knife through butter... just makes a lot of dust and the steel won't be any problem for it either.
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