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07-23-14, 11:53 AM
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Posted By yelloguy

I am in the same situation as the OP. I don't...

I am in the same situation as the OP. I don't mean to hijack the thread but did not see any point in starting a new thread for this problem.
Mine is a Kenmore 300. Age unknown as it came with the...
12-10-10, 05:48 AM
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Posted By yelloguy

Thank you

Thanks Gentlemen. Your comments help. I will talk to the contractor again.
12-08-10, 09:01 PM
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Posted By yelloguy

Furnace in unconditioned attic

I am looking at replacing my existing hot-air furnace that sits in the attic and is about 83% efficient. I have spoken to two contractors. One says that he would install a 95% efficiency unit...
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Posted By yelloguy

Thanks ray and french. I will replace that...

Thanks ray and french. I will replace that switch today. I had no idea that was causing me to drain so much money on the CFL's. Thanks very much.
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Posted By yelloguy

Thanks for your replies. I do not have...

Thanks for your replies.

I do not have dimmers. And it is not an enclosed fixture. It is visible on the ceiling and is the regular Home Depot variety.

I do have a lighted switch that glows...
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Posted By yelloguy

Replacing kitchen light

Hi,

I have a standard ceiling mounted light fixture in the kitchen that takes two screw-in light bulbs. I replaced those two light bulbs with CFL's long ago. But the problem is that they go out...
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Posted By yelloguy

Ground level free standing deck

I have done some reading and research, and I think I am ready to undertake this project next. I have a single story ranch and the backdoor opens into this area 12 by 20 in size. I want to build a...
09-01-07, 10:33 AM
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Posted By yelloguy

Shower handle too tight

I got a new shower/faucet last year during the bathroom renovation. For the first few days, the little thing you lift to turn the shower on was nice and soft. But after a few days, it has become...
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Posted By yelloguy

How to miter cut quarter round

I am about done with my installation and need to glue some quarter round to a brick walled fireplace. My problem is that I need miter cuts at 3 or 4 places and I have no idea how to do that.

I...
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Views: 881
Posted By yelloguy

Right after I installed one room in Feb, several...

Right after I installed one room in Feb, several areas used to flex slightly. But now (in about a month and a half) I can't feel any flexing. So in my experience laminate flooring settles slightly....
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Views: 1,365
Posted By yelloguy

All the boards must be flush. If you have any...

All the boards must be flush. If you have any gaps/raised boards before, your floor is not going to be installed right. Some boards go in easy, others take time. But all of them must be flush.
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Posted By yelloguy

I am with you on this. I had the same problems...

I am with you on this. I had the same problems when I started.

As for previous rows popping back up, try putting some heavy objects on them. (hint: unused laminate boxes are heavy). Put them...
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Posted By yelloguy

Score it heavily with a knife and a metal ruler...

Score it heavily with a knife and a metal ruler and chisel out one board. Scoring very heavily is the key. You knife's blade would be dull in no time.
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Posted By yelloguy

I bought some Anderson brand underlayment from...

I bought some Anderson brand underlayment from Lowe's at 42 cents. It does not mention any R-Value but looks to be made of the cellulose insulation material. It claims to provide some sound...
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Posted By yelloguy

I spoke to a Lowe's flooring guy and he told me...

I spoke to a Lowe's flooring guy and he told me the same. I have bought a three in one molding that has (what I believe is) a square nose molding (you snap on the square nose on a T-molding). I...
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Views: 1,200
Posted By yelloguy

If the distance does not go over the...

If the distance does not go over the manufacturer's maximum run of length recommendation then you don't need it. However, installation around the door becomes a lot simpler if you do use it. It is...
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Views: 1,383
Posted By yelloguy

I have seen plenty of step-by-step on the...

I have seen plenty of step-by-step on the underlayment. My shaw's flooring boxes were pretty clear on what to do. You might want to try other manufacturer's install instructions for details.

My...
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Posted By yelloguy

1. I haven't come across anything cheaper 2....

1. I haven't come across anything cheaper
2. Moisture barrier is required by the manufacturer and the foam padding evens out small imperfections in the subfloor
3. It maybe fine for now but I don't...
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Views: 2,863
Posted By yelloguy

Fireplace ideas

I am looking at installing laminate flooring in some areas that meet with a brick wall (for fireplace) and carpet so I wanted to understand how to handle the required gap. I have searched these...
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Views: 11,672
Posted By yelloguy

I looked at the home depot stuff you are talking...

I looked at the home depot stuff you are talking about. I think the 3-in-1 seems nice but expensive. I am no real expert but my local flooring guy is giving me a nice underlayment with a documented...
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Views: 1,276
Posted By yelloguy

Reminds me of my hardwood glued over vinyl tiles....

Reminds me of my hardwood glued over vinyl tiles. The previous owner claimed he never had any problems but I had nothing BUT problems since the day I moved in.

In a couple of places he glued a...
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Views: 1,276
Posted By yelloguy

Hehe, I am sorry to have mentioned it. I was...

Hehe, I am sorry to have mentioned it. I was talking to a flooring retailer yesterday and he said this. I didn't want to waste my time on the subject so I ignored the comment.
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Views: 1,276
Posted By yelloguy

It depends on the spot size. If it is a minor...

It depends on the spot size. If it is a minor hole that can be covered by the laminate plank, you should be careful not to join two boards on top of it. But if it is a raised bump, you have to know...
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Views: 1,276
Posted By yelloguy

If the tiles are reasonably level and flat then I...

If the tiles are reasonably level and flat then I don't see why you cannot float the new laminate over tiles (with a proper underlayment). I have heard people mention laminate installs over carpet...
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Views: 11,672
Posted By yelloguy

First off, I have pulled out the glued hardwood,...

First off, I have pulled out the glued hardwood, so no problems there.

Next about the two different laminate comments; I just picked out a decent looking cheap laminate in the beginning. Since I...
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