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08-17-10, 06:06 AM
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Thanks! I was not relishing the thought of...

Thanks! I was not relishing the thought of trying to unzip the siding. Perhaps I will cement a piece of flashing under housewrap at top edge of vent for a little extra protection.Beer 4U2
08-16-10, 03:59 PM
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Exclamation Ceiling fan warning!

One very very important thing to know when installing a ceiling fan: make sure your electrical box can support the weight! If the box is metal, no problem, just make sure it is well secured; I like...
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Lightbulb Honestly, the easy way to do this is to dedicate...

Honestly, the easy way to do this is to dedicate a second computer to running just the program for remote display. Possibly there is a software/hardware solution to display just that one program on...
08-16-10, 11:41 AM
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Question Range hood wall vent- aluminum siding

What is the best, most permanent and water resistant way to install a range hood wall vent through existing aluminum siding? The siding is installed over housewrap, housewrap is directly over...
04-29-10, 06:30 AM
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Views: 25,882
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Thanks for the encouragement! I think I'm going...

Thanks for the encouragement! I think I'm going to give it a try. Scribing shouldn't be necessary as the wall is pretty straight and backsplash should hide any gaps. That and plenty 'o caulk ;) ...
04-28-10, 05:33 AM
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I have heard of the disadvantages of marble in a...

I have heard of the disadvantages of marble in a kitchen, due to its durability and porosity. I've accepted that it will develop a patina of stains over time and I'm ok with a rustic appearance. ...
04-27-10, 09:27 AM
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Thumbs up If you really like the fixture, it's worth...

If you really like the fixture, it's worth upgrading to an electronic ballast. DO NOT buy a magnetic ballast; I made that mistake and had to take it back as the hum was driving me crazy. I Invested...
04-27-10, 08:53 AM
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Red face Am I stupid to try diy marble cutting?

I have some surplus marble slabs I'd like to cut to kitchen countertop size. The local marble shop wants at least $800 to cut, polish, and seal L-shaped countertop and backsplash pieces. I'm sure...
04-27-10, 08:43 AM
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My gut feeling (i.e. not based on actually having...

My gut feeling (i.e. not based on actually having done this exact job myself) is that if you are in a climate where insulation isn't an issue, you don't need cement board at all. You already have a...
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Lightbulb Your cleaning method for hardwood floors will...

Your cleaning method for hardwood floors will depend on what type of finish they have- surface vs. penetrating. A surface finish (typically polyurethane based, and typical on factory pre-finished...
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Question Face nailing starter row- through floor joists?

I've heard conflicting advice on this one: should starter row of 3/4" hardwood flooring be face nailed through floor joists, should I take care to avoid joists, or doesn't it matter? If I nail the...
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Smile Air compressor pump

Thanks to everyone who gave advice. Unfortunately, info. plate on motor is worn away, so I'm just going to try it and see what happens! Ordered a motor pulley slightly smaller than original, so...
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pump RPM

Thanks for the reassurance. The new pump recommends 1050 rpm, with a maximum of 1200 rpm. As far as the other specs, I don't have them at hand. I'll have to get back to you Thursday after I have a...
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Question replacing pump on old air compressor

I have an old Montgomery Ward 230V, 2hp air compressor. The pump has failed and I hope to replace it with a new universal replacement pump. Bought a $79 sale pump at Harbor Freight. However, the...
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Exclamation Warning! Warning!

Note that old bathtubs often use 1-3/8 inch drains, rather than the now standard 1-1/2 inch. If you try to replace just the drain mechanism, you will need a 1-1/2 to 1-3/8 adapter washer, which are...
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To repair bath drain operator mechanism

Unfortunately, these things are a pain to fix. Remove the two screws from the overflow/drain handle faceplate (make sure not to drop overflow washer behind tub!). Pull control handle upward to...
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Simple solution

Had the same problem at my girlfriend's house. The biggest problem is the chain; tends to bind. Replace it with thin nylon cord. Nylon is strong, slippery (won't get hung up) and actually lasts...
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Add-on sink undercoating

Got a cool restaurant sink for the kitchen, but it doesn't have the sound-deadening insulation that residential stainless sinks typically have. Someone recommended automobile rubberized undercoating...
04-15-06, 08:05 PM
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Question Economical alternatives to vinyl siding

Helllo there, everyone. I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for an economical alternative siding material. I am concerned about the negative safety and environmental aspects of vinyl (see...
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most cost-effective option

Trade in the dog on a nice, low mileage kitty cat!
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Question kitchen spills and hardwood

I am installing 3/4" x 2 1/4" t&g prefinished maple on my entire first floor (except the bathroom). (Wish someone had talked me out of it before I started :wall: )I am about to move into the...
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the REALLY built-in appliances

You can minimize the height gain by ripping out old kitchen floor. A lot of work, but less than removing cabinets! What you need to do is cut through the old flooring as close as possible to the...
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Question tarpaper vs. red rosin paper vs. ???

I'm installing 3/4" maple strip flooring over 3/4"x6" tongue-and-groove pine board subfloor. It seems that a commonly recommended underlayment material is 15 lb. asphalt roofer's felt, which...
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