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CFL bulb alone as good as energy star fixture?

will be buying a lighting fixture. is an energy star rated fixture with a flourescent bulb any more energy efficient than a standard (non-energy star) fixture using a fluorescent (CFL) bulb - i.e,...
10-05-06, 04:03 PM
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pipe installation - dry well - washing machine

washing machine is in basement. presently a rubber hose is connected to it that runs through a hole in the cinder block to ground level outside the house, where washing machine discharges. i want...
08-05-05, 06:14 AM
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adhesive follow up

adhesive is yellowish white. I'm pretty sure it was elmer latex tile adhesive - found a bottle of it in the basement. since last post I've decided to paint the concrete instead of retiling, etc....
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removing tile adhesive prior to painting floor

any recommendations for a product/solvent that will remove vinyl tile adhesive from concrete preparatory to painting it? Thanks!
08-03-05, 12:57 PM
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removing old tile adhesive

any recommendations for a good product/solvent for removing old vinyl adhesive from concrete slab preparatory to putting down new flooring? Thanks!
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oil or latex primer on wood panelling?

various web sites say either, or lean towards an oil primer. my panelling is stained with a dark shade and I plan to paint it an off-white. I'd rather use a latex primer (less odor), but not if the...
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stair nosing in door jamb

I want to install stair nosing in a door opening (door has been permanently removed) that leads to a small step down. I need to cut back the ends of five or so planks (bamboo) by about three inches...
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nailing starter board to concrete

I'll be floating my wood floor over concrete. A diy book I'm using recommends nailing a starter board (e.g., a furring strip) to the concrete as a guide. Haven't tried to do that yet, but it seems...
01-20-04, 09:01 AM
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bathroom light and fan on one switch?

Is there any danger in putting my bathroom fan and light on the same switch so that both turn on and off at the same time? I recently changed switches (two single pole switches in one unit) but...
12-25-03, 06:22 AM
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backerboard setting

I'm tiling my bathroom and will start with wonderboard. How long should I wait after laying it in thinset (and screwing it down) before I can start tiling? Thanks!
12-25-03, 06:18 AM
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ceiling fan wiring

I recently had a ceiling fan installed and have discovered that the electrician used the same circuit as the one the furnace is on. I'm worried that if I get a short in the fan, the furnace will go...
12-05-03, 05:24 AM
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backerboard underneath shower base?

I'm redoing my bathroom and installing a tile floor. I will put down backerboard on top of the subfloor. Does the backerboard go underneath the shower base, or do I work around it?
09-09-03, 06:29 PM
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Posted By moily

16" centers?

Thanks for your reply. What exactly are 16" centers? Thanks again!
09-09-03, 05:39 AM
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Posted By moily

sheetrocking 2x4 rafters

My new house used to be a summer cottage, built in 1955. Some of the ceiling tiles in the living room were falling off, and after taking them all down I discovered the rafters are 2 x 4s. I would...
09-03-03, 05:00 AM
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possible to tape lauan?

I'm thinking of using lauan instead of sheetrock for my ceiling because of weight considerations. Has anyone tried taping the stuff and how has it worked, or any guesses how (if) it will work?
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depth of pilot holes

I have to drill pilot holes for face-nailing and blind-nailing. How deep should the pilot holes go - just at the surface or almost down to the length of the finishing nail I plan to use? Thanks!
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2nd failed emissions

my 99 honda civic just failed emissions (CO=16). last year it also failed and my mechanic changed the oxygen sensor and then it passed (or so he said!). actually, it was still backfiring...
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plywood underlayment a must?

i plan on nailing down an engineered oak floor directly on top of an existing wood subfloor. some folks at home depot tell me it would be a mistake not to first put down plywood underlayment on top...
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