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09-17-07, 05:37 AM
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Views: 699
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Automatic cleaner question

I had an inground pool installed this summer. I have a 1.5hp Pentair pump. I want to use an automatic cleaner but have concerns if the pump is enough to operate it effectively. Should I get a...
06-21-07, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,668
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I don't believe the pattern in the granite is...

I don't believe the pattern in the granite is relative to it's durability. I would recommend 3cm if its going in your kitchen. I think most fabricators would also. As far as sealing is concerned,...
06-19-07, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,668
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The way I understand the thickness issue is it is...

The way I understand the thickness issue is it is relative to application. 2cm is used for bath vanity tops (although 3cm can be used) and 3cm is primarily used for kitchen tops. The varied costs...
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Views: 838
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OK...let me re-phrase this. Has anyone ever used...

OK...let me re-phrase this. Has anyone ever used a random orbital floor sander? If so, how was it compared to a drum sander...slower, faster, harder, easier? Anyone????
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Views: 838
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Sander choice

I am refinishing my oak floors. They are in good shape, we just want to change the color along with a kitchen remodel. I've used a drum sander before but I've never used a orbital floor sander. ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Newsy

I followed the course that Chandler suggested. I...

I followed the course that Chandler suggested. I recieved a DeWalt 12in compound miter as a gift many years ago. A couple years later I bought a Bosch job site table saw. Love having them both. ...
02-07-07, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By Newsy

Pex water lines

Anybody have any opinions on Pex tubing and Shark Bite couplings? How reliable are the couplings/fittings? Do they work well going from copper to Pex? Any shared experiences would be appreciated.
Replies: 12
Views: 82,170
Posted By Newsy

I agree with Annette on keeping the baseboard...

I agree with Annette on keeping the baseboard looking as tall as possible. I have to disagree with base shoe "screaming" remodel. I'm in and out of new construction on a daily basis from varying...
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Newsy

bump for reply

bump for reply
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Views: 914
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Dual system/return air question

Last spring I had a second HVAC system installed for my second floor. They used the exsisting duct work but ran new returns. The problem is they didn't disconnect the old returns and the first...
01-06-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,878
Posted By Newsy

Thank you all for your responses. They are a big...

Thank you all for your responses. They are a big help!
01-05-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By Newsy

Decorating with trimwork

I really like the idea and look of improving a room by upgrading trim and woodwork. I'd like to add wainscot to different rooms in my house. I've already put beaded t&g wainscot in my breakfast...
01-05-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,878
Posted By Newsy

Top/Bottom plates

Should I be using a double top plate in my basement framing even if the walls are non loadbearing. Also... is one PT bottom plate enough for nail space for sheetrock?
11-23-05, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
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Is there any preventative measures to take? ...

Is there any preventative measures to take? Would caulking along trim where the stucco meets the trim edge help prevent this. I have a small amount of the senthetic stucco on the front elevation,...
11-21-05, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Newsy

Are there typically any outward signs of moisture...

Are there typically any outward signs of moisture problems with the synthetic stucco?
10-06-05, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By Newsy

If she is studying photography she will need a...

If she is studying photography she will need a camera that will go fully manual. I agree with the previous post, check with her instructor or advisor for suggestions. They may start with film...
10-06-05, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Newsy

I have a Nikon D50 and I love it. I had the same...

I have a Nikon D50 and I love it. I had the same frustration you expressed and finally took the plunge. I also hear the Canon Rebel is nice as well. I had Nikon AF lenses already so that helped my...
08-13-05, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,796
Posted By Newsy

Leaky Rim Joist

We recently had a pretty heavy rain with some strong winds out of the south. After the storm I went to the basement and noticed wet spots on the floor. I investigated and found water had come in...
06-08-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Newsy

Thanks, that helps tremendously.

Thanks, that helps tremendously.
06-07-05, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Newsy

My mistake. I was having a conversation about...

My mistake. I was having a conversation about floor joists when I posted the original thread. I am refering to the roof only. There is a 12ft span that would be difficult to put support posts...
06-06-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Newsy

Floor Joist

What is the maximum recommended run lengh for a 2x8 without a support post? I'm wanting to cover a 10x12 deck and will potentially have a 12 foot run without a support. Is a 2x8 enough or should I...
04-27-05, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,584
Posted By Newsy

Radio Fence has a product to help you find...

Radio Fence has a product to help you find breaks. I wish I had one. A core arerator will kill an underground fence!!!
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04-23-05, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,459
Posted By Newsy

Thank you guys for the response. I have a hipped...

Thank you guys for the response. I have a hipped roof so gable vents aren't an option. I'll probably look into a powered vent with a thermostat. My attic reached 133 degrees on a 90 degree day...
04-21-05, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,459
Posted By Newsy

Roof Vents

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I have about 1700 sq ft of attic space (based on 2nd floor sq footage). How many roof vents should I have? I had an...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Newsy

Roof Vents

I have about 1700 sq ft of attic space (based on 2nd floor sq footage). How many roof vents should I have? I had an air handler installed in the attic and it wasn't cooling properly. The HVAC guy...
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