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Lightbulb Transferring hard drive data from 2 sort of dead laptops

I have two old laptops, an HP (Windows 7) and a Dell Inspiron 1525 (Vista). The Dell would have more of the data I'm looking for.

The Dell's monitor has basically detached from the base. I was...
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Had to call for a tow :( Roadside assistance...

Had to call for a tow :( Roadside assistance tried to jump. Didn't work.
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Please help! 2015 Hyundai Elantra won't start!

I just went out to start the car.. it won't turn over. I was low on gas and it's been very cold, so I thought maybe there was condensation in the line. It's 39 F now. I added about 5 gallons and it...
06-10-15, 08:13 AM
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51809 Here's what it looks like after having a...

51809 Here's what it looks like after having a fan on it overnight.
06-10-15, 08:09 AM
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I don't know why or how the subfloor got wet. ...

I don't know why or how the subfloor got wet. The previous homeowner repaired some small cracks in the bathtub... maybe it's leaking? It does look like it's been wet for a long time.

The...
06-09-15, 08:20 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Bathroom Subfloor is Wet

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I've been in my home for about a year and a half. The bathroom floor has always been uneven, and there were some peel and stick tiles attached to the subfloor.

A few days ago I...
12-28-14, 05:51 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks!

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks!
12-28-14, 03:52 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Let me first preface this by saying my home is a...

Let me first preface this by saying my home is a work in continual progress, and I've only been in it a year.

That said - the entry to the kitchen is an open archway now, BUT I plan to put in a...
12-28-14, 11:55 AM
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Sorry I've been away from the thread. I haven't...

Sorry I've been away from the thread. I haven't made any progress other than buy more tile, so I haven't taken off! There is enough clearance at the door, thankfully. And since removing the carpet...
12-13-14, 01:56 PM
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Pretty sure the door is sealed adequately, but...

Pretty sure the door is sealed adequately, but when the previous homeowner had the area just outside the door paved, it was paved LEVEL to the interior. My home inspector noted this and thought it...
12-11-14, 11:33 AM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Thank you for saving me from analysis paralysis. ...

Thank you for saving me from analysis paralysis. I love to research and learn, and sometimes having too much info as an amateur can be a detriment. Too many what ifs piled onto no experience.
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12-09-14, 03:04 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

That is true! I don't have any cracks in the...

That is true!

I don't have any cracks in the slab at all, just some divots from long ago carpet tacks, and not even the most recent carpet. So it sounds like Mega Flex might be overkill, not as...
12-09-14, 02:29 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Hi Mary, thanks for pointing me to that thread...

Hi Mary, thanks for pointing me to that thread for czizzi's insight. I didn't read that the OP had a similar substrate or installation as mine, unless I am missing something? Maybe it was the wrong...
12-08-14, 05:27 PM
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Oh, gotcha. I didn't know if the concrete...

Oh, gotcha. I didn't know if the concrete substrate determines what type of mortar is used, or if the material of the tile does, so I haven't looked at mortars yet. I don't think the slab needs...
12-08-14, 03:00 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Thanks! I've downloaded all the product info I...

Thanks! I've downloaded all the product info I could find on the tile and didn't find anything on prepping the substrate. The black stuff definitely is not sticky. It seems like its been there a...
12-06-14, 06:04 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Any takers? Ideas? Thoughts? Questions? :)

Any takers? Ideas? Thoughts? Questions? :)
12-03-14, 03:58 PM
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Questions on glazed porcelain on cement slab

I have several questions. I have searched a lot and watched lots of videos, but still some questions remain. Please take a stab at any or all!

I will be tiling my home's entryway, which is an...
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Just wanted to update that I haven't abandoned...

Just wanted to update that I haven't abandoned the thread and will post progress soon. I hit a mental block where I just didn't want to deal with this issue any longer and decided to go back to it...
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

No problem! I didn't realize my username was...

No problem! I didn't realize my username was gender non-specific until I started being referred to as a "he". ;)

I think the knob and tube is abandoned. That's the only evidence I can find of...
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

I went to the basement to see if power had been...

I went to the basement to see if power had been restored there. It hadn't. There is a receptacle and some ceramic light fixtures, and maybe perhaps some creative wiring? Oh and by the way, I'm a...
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

Lightbulb We have light

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I grouped the wires together per PJmax's instructions and voila. There is light!

The receptacles are still dead.

Also on this circuit is the basement lights. Could the missing red...
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

I'm updating as I go. The black wire that...

I'm updating as I go.
The black wire that tested 118 was with the white wire from the same cable.
I just located the switch loop cable. One of the wires was the white with black tape. I am now...
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An update! I do have a fuel shut off. After...

An update!

I do have a fuel shut off. After reading the manual and looking specifically for the shut off, I located it, and it was turned to off. I got the gas flowing and it started right up :)...
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Posted By FirstHomeNH

I can't wait to try this in the morning!

I can't wait to try this in the morning!
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No, I'm not in the dark! This is just one light...

No, I'm not in the dark! This is just one light and two receptacles, and a smallish room that's more of a pass through. I've been living with this not working for a few months, and now that I have...
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