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  1. Refinishing floors under built-ins with short legs

    We are going to renovate the kitchen and would like to keep the original wood floors under the linoleum if we can. I like the look of some cabinet components that have short legs, like in the...
  2. Old clay brick--will a plate compactor cause cracking?

    I'm installing a brick patio and a lot of the bricks are historic clay bricks, like bricks from Trenton's original sidewalks. I'm concerned that using a plate compactor after sweeping sand into the...
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    infra-red/thermal camera?

    Does anyone know where I can rent one of those cameras with infrared technology where I can see the spots in my walls that are missing insulation or that have other heat loss or moisture problems? ...
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    Vapor barrier?

    Last year we had cellulose insulation blown into our 1920s house. Now I am working on the bathroom on the 2nd floor and have taken down lots of original drywall for various reasons in different...
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    Wall-mount sliding door on a bathroom?

    I have a tiny bathroom but the wall next to the door opening will not accommodate a traditional pocket door because of plumbing/electrical. I had an idea that a door which slides outside the wall...
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    Sistering floor joists

    We are sistering a few 2x10 joists that support our 2nd floor bathroom to help support a cast iron clawfoot tub. We have pulled out the kitchen ceiling below (badly stained anyway) and we see that...
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    Asbestos tile?

    I also posted this in the bathroom tile forum, but there isn't much action there

    We started scraping away the current tile in our bathroom and the layer underneath is a black, tar-like layer. In a...
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    Asbestos tile?

    We started scraping away the current tile in our bathroom and the layer underneath is a black, tar-like layer. In a nearby closet we found a floor tile (either 8x8 or 9x9) that is a black asphalt...
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    Re: Material thickness and proper subfloor?

    Thanks for your straightforward reply. If we went this route, what thickness Durock/Hardiboard would we need? Also, do I screw into the pine boards over the joists, or specifically not the joists? ...
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    Material thickness and proper subfloor?

    We want to put porcelain tile in our tiny bathroom (roughly 7' x 5 1/2'). We can see that what is currently there is the original yellow pine tongue and groove flooring, then plywood, then some...
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    How to fix extended window frame/jamb

    I discovered that this wall in the bathroom has two layers of sheetrock and for many reasons I'd like to rip the top layer off. If I do that, then the jamb/frame (I don't know much about window...
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    Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    Thanks for the time you spent on that! I appreciate it.
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    Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

    Ceiling height is 8 feet.

    THanks for all your help!
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    Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    I've looked at the link for the retaining clip but can't for the life of me figure out how it works. Can someone explain this for me? Even when I rotate my photo like you suggest, I just can't...
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    pedestal sink with plumbing in the floor?

    We have a tiny bathroom and would like to exchange the vanity there for a pedestal sink to help make the room look not so small. The plumbing currently comes up into the vanity from the floor. Can...
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    Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

    There are various models, but something like this is what I'm talking about:

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=35482-55397-80202&lpage=none
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    Light/exhaust fan combo?

    When we first moved into our NJ house a year ago, an electrician told us that we would not be able to install the surface mount light fixture we had bought because any lighting near or above a...
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    How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    We have a clawfoot tub where the legs are not attached to the tub with bolts. They just kind of hook on and what keeps them from sliding up and out from under the tub are some nails and screws that...
  19. Kitchen stove venting with old style fan set-up?

    Maybe this should be posted somewhere under kitchens, but I wasn't sure.

    We are remodeling the kitchen entirely. We have a funny, old-style fan mounted in the wall which is vented to the outside...
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