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  1. Re: Upstairs bath water backs up through basement toilet

    I had the drain rootered two weeks ago because of this problem, but the problem still exists. I do agree that it's time to send down a camera.
  2. Upstairs bath water backs up through basement toilet

    This problem is somewhat intermittent, happening most of the time but not always. I'll take a nice soak then drain the bath water, only to hear it gurgling up through a basement toilet and onto the...
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    Re: Replacing rotten window sills

    Thanks for the good info. Already bought the pine. Fir I can understand, but why Poplar?

    Yup, my old house has taught me a bunch. Never want to fix up another, though. I'm counting on "aging in...
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    Re: Replacing rotten window sills

    It's too late, already ordered the pine, specifically Eastern White of D or better grade. I'm not sure what all that means, but it looked pretty good. The old sills appear to be pine and lasted...
  5. Old shake roof, spaced roof sheathing, hot attic, poor ventilation, no insulation

    I'm planning ahead for next years' big project and want to kill as many birds with one stone as I can.

    My house has the closed cornice type of roof construction (no eaves). The roof has two...
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    Re: Replacing rotten window sills

    Thanks for the good advice. Looks like I will be using pine for the sills. Any hints on primer or top coat? I'm thinking oil-based. That's what's on the rest of the window trim and it seems to have...
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    Replacing rotten window sills

    I am replacing some rotten window sills. (These are the exterior sills, not the interior ones, AKA stools.) I have already removed one ( la the Tom Silva video) and am having the wood for the...
  8. Re: Need to seal gap along bottoms of old garage doors

    Can you describe the seals or name the brands or manufacturers?

    I've already searched all over the Web and been to all the building supply and hardware stores in town, including Home Depot and...
  9. Need to seal gap along bottoms of old garage doors

    I have an old, detached, two-car garage whose doors are one-piece metal slabs. The door sweeps were flat rubber strips with a bead along the top edge. They were inserted into metal strips that are...
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