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Converting mansard roof

Hi everyone,
My home has a mansard roof. The shingles on the upper level come down at the front to a small roof that covers my garage and mudroom. The shingles on the lower level come 3/4s of the...
01-20-20, 10:09 AM
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Water in crawlspace along interior wall

Hello, for the past 2 years I've been getting water into my crawlspace along one wall. The wall is interior and if I follow it upstairs it is a wall between my living room and garage. There is no...
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Bathroom paint issues (pics included)

Hi everyone, the bathroom paint in my bathroom is chipping, peeling, and cracking. There is also some mildew. I know this is the result of our bathroom fan being out of commission for an extended...
03-14-19, 08:20 AM
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Crawlspace holes: drainage or source of water?

Hello, I'm getting flooded in my crawlspace every few days. It creeps in, floods half the space, then goes away in a day or 2 after using an industrial fan in the area. I always thought it was from...
02-24-19, 03:45 PM
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Sealing around well pipe

Hi everyone, due to some rain and possible melting snow, I'm getting some water into my crawlspace where the well pipe comes in. This happened in the spring and I plugged it with hydraulic cement and...
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Drum sander vs orbital sander to re-finish hardwood floors?

Hi everyone, I have never taken on a project like this before. I am selling my home in April and in my kitchen there is vinyl sheet flooring that is in rough shape covering hardwood flooring. I want...
01-14-19, 12:36 PM
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Stripping carpet backing from stairs

Hi everyone,

Months ago i ripped out carpet from my basement including the stairs. I am looking to clean up the stairs and just paint them, but the black carpet backing is stuck to the wood on the...
01-11-19, 02:10 PM
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Ok, thanks. I know not to cut near the wires,...

Ok, thanks. I know not to cut near the wires, just didn't know if incidental contact would be dangerous. I'd rather keep the power on if I can.
01-11-19, 12:34 PM
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Shut off power when insulating?

Hello, this may be a ridiculously stupid question. I am insulating a wall in my laundry room this weekend. Is it best practice to cut the power when I am doing so? I just don't know what wires are...
01-04-19, 11:35 AM
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Best insulation option where wall will be exposed.

Hi everyone, need to replace the insulation in one wall of my laundry room after a minor pipe burst a few months back. Currently, wall is open with fibreglass insulation, paper, then vapour barrier....
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That is hydraulic cement. I'm not sure how I...

That is hydraulic cement. I'm not sure how I would have fixed it from the outside. It is water from the ground. I'm thinking it isn't travelling in a straight line from where it attaches to the well.
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How to seal hole around well pipe (pic included)

Hi everyone,

Whenever it rains I am getting a fair amount of water into my crawlspace. It is most definitely coming in from the hole around my well pipe. As you can see in the picture I did a...
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Leaky mudroom roof- flashing help

Hi everyone, I have a mudroom roof that has been leaking for a while now. I replaced this stretch of roof about 2 yrs ago and started leaking less than a year ago when it is windy and rainy. To be...
01-08-17, 12:19 PM
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Thanks. It actually does look like it's plugged...

Thanks. It actually does look like it's plugged into the furnace, don't see it in an outlet anywhere.
01-08-17, 08:38 AM
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Thanks PJ, I had a feeling this was the route to...

Thanks PJ, I had a feeling this was the route to take. Any idea of how hard it is to hard wire into the furnace? Thanks.
01-07-17, 07:41 PM
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I think it is also hooked up to my humidifier on...

I think it is also hooked up to my humidifier on the furnace.
01-07-17, 05:42 PM
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Condensate pump running pretty constant

Hi guys, I have no idea about furnaces or components so any help would be appreciated.

I have a Beckett condensate pump hardwired right into our 4 -yr-old Trane gas furnace.For the past few weeks,...
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Patched crack showing through paint

Hi everyone,

I am about to start painting my master bedroom. Due to an ice dam on the roof a few years back, I have a crack in my ceiling. I am worried that the patched crack will be a different...
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Thanks. The pressure is not good in the taps and...

Thanks. The pressure is not good in the taps and stays on for about 30 sec. tops. The pressure sits at 0 PSI but if I hold the switch for a few seconds it can go up to 50.
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No water after water haulage, capacitor & switch replacement

Hi everyone,

I am up crap creek without a paddle here and any advice would be appreciated.

I have a submersible pump. I lost water Sat. morning. Because of the drought, had some water hauled in...
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Schlage knob replacement

Hello,

My front door has a handle set on the outside with a regular schlage knob on the inside. The inside knob fell off and is dented so am looking to replace it. It has a separate deadlock so I...
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Flooring direction in bedroom + hallway

Hi everyone,

I have 3 bedrooms plus a hallway to install laminate flooring in. Please refer to my attached drawing.

Obviously bedroom 1 will go along the longest wall, but I am a bit confused...
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Thanks to all who replied. Will try the hot water...

Thanks to all who replied. Will try the hot water and if no luck will get some mineral spirits. :thumbup:
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61713 Here they are. Tried some stuff to...

61713

Here they are. Tried some stuff to loosen carpet adhesive, didnt work. more worried about the black color left.
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Posted By AndrewA8

The carpet had a foam underlay stapled then this...

The carpet had a foam underlay stapled then this black rubber foam. Seems redundant to me.
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