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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the help. I...

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the help.

I haven't settled on any sizes yet, just making measurements and putting down a few test pieces.

The house is a 1950s small 2-bedroom in northern...
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Posted By Igikpak

Baseboard sizing

Hi and thanks in advance for your advice...

I am planning out my new baseboards and window and door casings.

I have 8 foot tall ceilings. What would be the best dimensions for the wood trim...
05-24-19, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

AC does not work. It was working last summer, but...

AC does not work. It was working last summer, but over winter AC began no longer appearing on thermostat display. The local dealer for another HVAC company said an after market thermostat may not...
05-24-19, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Lennox furnace/thermostat

I had a new Lennox furnace (SLP98UHV) and Icomfort thermostat installed three years ago. The installer is now out of business, with a bad reputation in his wake (and court system from multiple other...
08-02-18, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks Xsleeper. That is kind of what I was...

Thanks Xsleeper. That is kind of what I was thinking. Then drywall, tape, mud, texture and paint the framed area above the door.

Mostly I wasn't sure if the sideways studs for the closet would...
07-31-18, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Igikpak

About 20.5 inches wide is the closet width.

About 20.5 inches wide is the closet width.
07-30-18, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

How to frame in floor to ceiling closet for 80-inch standard-size door

Thanks in advance for any advice.

I have a bath closet open from floor to ceiling, 8 feet. I want to close it in at the top and go with a standard 80 inch door.

It used to have a floor to...
03-23-18, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks. Yep, shimming the countertop was my...

Thanks.
Yep, shimming the countertop was my first idea. Probably the simplest too.

Thanks.
03-23-18, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Igikpak

Level bathroom vanity on uneven floor

Hello,
Thanks for helping in advance...
I have a new custom 4-foot-long vanity being installed in a bathroom remodeling project.
To level it side-to-side and front-to-back results with about a 1/4...
10-26-17, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks for the advice... Are you saying cut the...

Thanks for the advice...
Are you saying cut the pipe below the wye and then run PVC all the way up through the roof?

Or can you just replace the section at the wye and leave the upper iron...
10-20-17, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks everyone. Shortening the one drawer...

Thanks everyone.
Shortening the one drawer would work, but the glide is in the way of the pipe coming out of the wall too.
How would it look if I put the vanity, mirror and vanity mirror light...
10-19-17, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Bathroom sink pipe in the way of new vanity

The drawer boxes of a new bath vanity are in the way of the drain pipe coming out of the wall. I will post pictures of the scene. showing behind the drywall and the pipe for the drain coming out of...
04-12-17, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Does the Roxul on an exterior wall need a vapor...

Does the Roxul on an exterior wall need a vapor barrier.
02-20-17, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks Chandler. I really appreciate your...

Thanks Chandler.
I really appreciate your advice. I was thinking it would make sense to go all the way to the ceiling with the drywall replacement since the ceilings are 8 feet and I won't have as...
02-18-17, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

wood cellulose insulation

Hello,

I am removing drywall on my bathroom against an exterior wall. I got tired of trying to peel off the glued-on wall panels.

Anyway, the wall is insulated with the old wood cellulose...
04-08-16, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks Chandler. That was what I thought too...

Thanks Chandler. That was what I thought too about this door.

Yah, the opening is total 79 inches from the bottom of the header to the surface of the hardwood floor and would like to avoid any...
04-08-16, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

What is a hardboard door?

A local retailer is having a sale on something called a "textured hardboard door."

The picture looks like nice white 6-panel or arched-2-panels, but what exactly is a hardboard door? Would you...
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks...yeah...Hitting the stud might be a...

Thanks...yeah...Hitting the stud might be a problem. two screws into the floor should do it. Thanks Joe for reminding me I was overthinking on a simple install. That can happen and nice to be...
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks everyone...the register diffusers are...

Thanks everyone...the register diffusers are metal, lighter gauge than the 60-year-old ones I am replacing...:(

They will rest flush on the wood floor and screw into the wall. I just want to make...
08-28-15, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Igikpak

Here is how the bigbox retailer describes the...

Here is how the bigbox retailer describes the 6-panel door: Ready-to-finish, veneered wood core maple door. Prehung with 4-9/16" maple veneered wood core frame and stop. Solid core construction for...
08-27-15, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Igikpak

Solid maple or solid wood with maple veneer

I am replacing doors in my home, upgrading from the old discolored hollow core doors. I have maple hardwood floor and (soon) maple baseboard.

Are the solid wood w/maple veneer doors as...
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Posted By Igikpak

register vent diffuser seal question

Hi and thanks in advance for any advice.

I am replacing old rusty dented baseboard vent diffusers in my 1950s home.

The new diffusers have holes through the back to be attached to the wall...
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Posted By Igikpak

Reserved the floor sander for today. just went to...

Reserved the floor sander for today. just went to the hardware store to pick it up...and it's broken...
the guy who used it yesterday said the sheets were not sticking to the bottom of the...
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Posted By Igikpak

Thanks all, Any thoughts on starting with the...

Thanks all,
Any thoughts on starting with the coarse 24 grit over the 36 grit paper?

I live an hour drive from the nearest Big Box (Menards) and even farther from a HD...This is Menards world...
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Posted By Igikpak

Hardwood floor finish difficult to sand down

Hi all.
I have 1.5" wide maple strip flooring in a 1950s-ish house.

I had planned to rent a Clarke orbital floor sander (only sander available here at the local hardware store) for a long weekend...
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