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    Re: Base Board Heat

    Thanks so much for your in-depth response...
    I will take all your recommendations into consideration...

    Thanks again for your help!!!
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    Base Board Heat

    I'd like to replace about 6' of my rusty slantFin baseboard heat(forced hot water) in my bathroom. Has anyone had any luck taking the old baseboard out and replacing it with a new one.
    I don't like...
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    Re: Soundproofing

    I guess it's worth a shot..
    If it doesn't work at least the wall will be warm....:rolleyes:
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    Re: Soundproofing

    Thanks for all your responses...
    I guess I should have explained that on each wall is a vanity, toilet, water lines, etc. so I'm not about to move these items or call in a plumber for this...
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    Soundproofing

    Soundproofing Question:
    I would like to soundproof the wall between a master bathroom and hallway bathroom. Basically my bathroom and my kids bathroom. The existing 2x4 wall is not insulated. Do...
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    Re: New Episodes January 2010

    I read that there will be two projects in the Boston area.
    The Roxbury Project airing in Jan 2010 and another project to be named soon airing this fall in October, when it has always started...
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    Re: Concrete Removal

    You could try renting an electric jack hammer and breaking it up into smaller pieces and maybe burying it somewhere in the yard, or placing them in a corner and covering it with soil to make a raised...
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    Re: Attic Insulation

    Thanks for the advice.
    I know the insulation is only one step. I also need to add soffit vents as well as deal with the items you mentioned. I gues it would be best to remove the top vapor barrior...
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    Attic Insulation

    Okay I've had enough of ICE DAMS after this winter in New England!

    My question is this: I would like to add insulation to my 55 year old Ranch attic. The existing insulation is Rock Wool with a...
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    Re: Hardwood Flooring underlayment?

    It helps very much..
    Thanks for your responses!!!
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    Hardwood Flooring underlayment?

    I am having 3" tongue and groove oak hardwood flooring installed in my family room. The room is over my garage. My question is....
    does it matter if an underlayment such as rosin paper or a felt...
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    Re: New Fan won't work

    Yes all I have is a basic tester..

    I appreciate your advice. I will give that a try tonight
    after I stop and get a voltmeter.

    When my old fan stopped working it was right after we lost power...
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    Re: New Fan won't work

    Only the Pull chain on the fan itself
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    New Fan won't work

    Last fall my ceiling fan stopped working. It was old so I figured it was time for a new one.... I just replaced it and now the new one isn't working either.. according to my electrical tester there...
  15. Re: Vapor Barrier in Bathroom on interior walls?

    Oh and I am installing a vent with a 140 cfm rating so it should pull most of the moisture out of there anyway....
  16. Re: Vapor Barrier in Bathroom on interior walls?

    Thank you for your input!!!:)
  17. Vapor Barrier in Bathroom on interior walls?

    I am in the process of adding a new bathroom in my basement.
    One wall is against the foundation (separated by a 2x4 wall)
    The other three are interior walls which are shared by a finished
    unheated...
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    Insulating a Bathroom (one more try)

    Do I need a vapor barrier when installing new insulation in a Bathroom primarily used for soundproofing???

    I am in the process of adding a new bathroom in my basement.
    One wall is against the...
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    New Bathroom insulation

    I am in the process of adding a new bathroom in my basement.
    One wall is against the foundation (separated by a 2x4 wall)
    The other three are interior walls which are shared by a finished
    unheated...
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    Re: This Old House Workbench

    It's hardboard or high-density fiberboard. The same material that they use to make pegboard. (The board with all the holes in it used for hanging your tools, etc on the wall) I used it on top of my...
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    Re: Dibiten roofing for flat roof

    As long as the structural wood is not rotted you do not need to cover it over with plywood. However as a structural reinforcement you might want to add an additional layer of plywood depending on the...
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    Re: Who's Your Favorite?

    That's like asking who your favorite child is...

    Seriously though, I've met all of them with the exception of Richard and think they're all great "regular" guys who just happen to be the best at...
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    Re: House lights dimming

    You must have overhead power lines (telephone poles) ? I've heard in that case the utility company does own it to the meter but not the case in underground (my case). I own from my side of the street...
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    Re: House lights dimming

    I recently experienced the same problem in my house. I called NSTAR. They came out and checked out the transformer on the street (I have underground service)but found nothing there. I then called my...
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