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12-03-09, 12:15 PM
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compresion ring on plastic tubing..is there a right way?

I am hooking up a water line to an ice maker. I purchased a ľ inch compression nut and plastic ring to slide over the plastic tubing (water supply line) which will connect to the coupling fitting...
Replies: 3
Views: 18,434
Posted By tommycharlie

which saw & blades best for cutting laminate flooring

I need to cut some laminate. I am sure there are better blades to do this with rather then the blades that came with the saws that I use to make rough cuts in lumber and plywood. Most of the cuts...
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Views: 10,319
Posted By tommycharlie

installation questions for luan underlayment under laminate

I am installing 1/4" luan underlayment over 3/4" wood planks before I install a laminate wood flooring. Some questions:
1.) Do I need a vapor barrier between the wood planks and luan. The room is...
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Views: 8,550
Posted By tommycharlie

laminate floor under built-in dishwasher

I have been told not to install a Pergo-type laminate floor underneath a dishwasher because DW don't float since they are attached to the cabinets and potential water damage if the DW leaks. As an...
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Views: 980
Posted By tommycharlie

questions about laminate in the kitchen

I plan on installing Pergo or a similar laminate in my kitchen & breakfast room. Around the sink, do I need to seal the perimeter with a silicon caulk (which I believe is required in a bathroom...
08-21-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By tommycharlie

Thanks for the advice. There is no trap that I...

Thanks for the advice. There is no trap that I know of. I think I will let a plumber decide what is best.
08-17-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By tommycharlie

dishwasher installation

Many years ago my parents had a dishwasher installed about 4 to 5 feet away from the sink and not under a counter. The waste line for the dishwasher goes through the floor and connects to the main...
02-26-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By tommycharlie

answering my own questions

I called another uncle who was a tile setter and asked him about what is under my bathroom tile and used for a subfloor. He said they used to pour concrete between the rafters and actually make a...
02-25-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By tommycharlie

Post Where/what is the subfloor under the tile?

The floor tile (1in by 1in) is sagging and cracking at the grout seams in the center of the bathroom. The sag covers about a 1-foot by 2-foot section of the floor. About 40 years ago my uncle, the...
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Views: 2,498
Posted By tommycharlie

Hard to adjust shower temp

Adjusting the water temperature in my parentís bath/shower is very tricky. When in the shower, a minute turn or position change of the cold water handle and the water can become extremely hot or...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

mortise lock is out...cuedad, WGW thanks

Just thought you might want to know, I got the mortise lock out. I decided I had to drill out the broken off retaining screw (from the side of the door). Then I jammed a screwdriver in the key slot...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

hello WGW

Hi WGW…You guys are great putting up with amateurs like me. I thought this was going to be an easy project: remove the lock, clean and polish and re-install it. But at least I am learning more with...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

gm to you cuedad

I tried both the slotted screw driver and allen wrench yesterday to no avail. The little I can see it looks as though screw is broken off but I am not positive. I am gonna try again this evening...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

to cuedude

There are no keys to the lock. No way I can take a pic of the screw holding the lock cylinder. The only way I can see is putting a strong flashlight close to the the two screw openings on the side...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

to cuedad

thanks for your reply. I do tend to act kinda fast if you notice the other thread i posted. But I write faster than I act. There is no key for the dead lock cylinder. My parents installed several...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

answering my own question again

I think I am screwed. Upon shining a light into the two holes on the side of my mortise lock I think one of the screws holding the dead bolt lock cylinder is missing and the other is broken off by...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

answering my own question

I got the interior doorknob off by just unscrewing it. But I did loose the slot for the set screw on the door knob so I guess the integrity of the door knob is not very good. Anyone know how to...
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Views: 14,367
Posted By tommycharlie

Post Old mortise lock..how to remove

I am trying to remove the exterior mortise lock from my parents' front door so I can clean it and polish it. The lock is 55+ years old as it was in the door when they purchased the home in 1950. I...
06-25-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,393
Posted By tommycharlie

I would talk to your home insurance agent. I know...

I would talk to your home insurance agent. I know when the roof of my house leaked, they paid for water damage repairs altho not to fix the actual leak. If your claim is sizeable enough the...
06-25-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,543
Posted By tommycharlie

XSleeper you were right about the window frames...

XSleeper you were right about the window frames being clad in aluminum. Well, the sill is and the fascia board between the two windows (I will actually being doing two windows side by side). I need...
06-24-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,543
Posted By tommycharlie

Thank you XSleeper for your input. I do have a...

Thank you XSleeper for your input. I do have a table saw and can rip the blind stop to the proper size if needed. I must admit that I had to look in My Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself Manual to...
06-24-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,543
Posted By tommycharlie

Post replacing the blind stop on a window

After being quoted a price of $600 per window for two vinyl replacement double hung windows (29x60, original are 1928 vintage) and a refusal by another window expert to even give me a bid on...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By tommycharlie

Quarter-round: Keep or take off

We have a hardwood floor in pretty bad shape and are thinking of installing wall to wall carpet in the room. My wife says the quarter round should stay if we do that. I say take it off because down...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By tommycharlie

JOED and John...thanks for the advice. I will...

JOED and John...thanks for the advice. I will make the correction to my wiring.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By tommycharlie

I do have a box under the ceramic fixture, but...

I do have a box under the ceramic fixture, but there are two wires under each screw. There is the original wire coming from the breaker box and a wire leading to the receptacle box I installed...
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