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01-17-10, 08:35 AM
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Posted By bsarch

Yeah, I thought about that but wasn't sure since...

Yeah, I thought about that but wasn't sure since I was really looking for two separate issues. I'll post it all in one next time. Thank you for your help.
01-17-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By bsarch

Thanks for the info...I mistakenly wrote 1/2"...

Thanks for the info...I mistakenly wrote 1/2" when I meant 1"-2". I never thought to do both rigid and batt. I'll give it a thought further. Thank you.
01-16-10, 11:21 PM
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Views: 1,078
Posted By bsarch

Basement remodel in planning stages

Throughout the next several months I plan on remodeling my basement. I thought through everything I want to do, some thoughts may be overkill and some may not completely the right choice.

My...
01-16-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By bsarch

Joist spaces and block walls

This will be a pretty lengthy post, but I’m looking for insulation recommendations for two instances.

First insulation question:
A little more than a year ago, my wife and I bought a home built...
04-09-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,414
Posted By bsarch

Thanks for the insight...I was planning on using...

Thanks for the insight...I was planning on using the thinnest drywall I could find, but the task now is get the fridge out and find out what is hanging up there. I draw this stuff all day, now it's...
04-08-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,414
Posted By bsarch

Replacing Drywall

I have a small remodeling project that needs to get done in our kitchen. We have an alcove which our refrigerator sits, however the fridge is tight to both walls causing problems moving it. I need...
04-05-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,196
Posted By bsarch

Never thought of mating season and the...

Never thought of mating season and the competition factor...makes sense. I just taped a piece of paper on the window, we'll see what this does.

Yes, I could stand right at the window and the bird...
04-04-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,196
Posted By bsarch

Bird Deterrent

Here's a silly issue I'm having...this all started about a week ago when I heard some noises in the house...thinking it was my cats I go and investigate only to find out they're both laying on the...
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Views: 781
Posted By bsarch

I think I get what you're saying, and I tried...

I think I get what you're saying, and I tried running water through both sides of the sink without traps on and the water runs through the sink and through the disposal just fine. Is there something...
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By bsarch

It's been a week...I've dismantled the disposal...

It's been a week...I've dismantled the disposal (at least from the sink), removed the traps from the disposal and the sink sides...ran a snake from the sink cleanout to the basement clean out, and...
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Views: 781
Posted By bsarch

Disposal Problem...

Silly question here...

We were cleaning up from a party last night and our disposal gets clogged...I think. The normal drain side of the sink drains, then disposal side of the sink...
01-02-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By bsarch

As I said, I have been finding wierd conditions...

As I said, I have been finding wierd conditions in this house since I moved in. This is a ranch style house, and there are two conditions that I'm talking about with the closets. The front cloest...
01-01-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By bsarch

Insulation overkill

I have a potential silly question to ask. I recent bought a house that, as I further investigate I find the previous owners took a very laid back approach to improving the house. I find many things...
Replies: 14
Views: 18,792
Posted By bsarch

You could screw 1/4" (possibly thicker) moisture...

You could screw 1/4" (possibly thicker) moisture resistant drywall directly to the masonry block. But if it's the exterior basement wall, I'd go with framing secondary wall using 2x4s or as small as...
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Views: 1,689
Posted By bsarch

Frozen gutters

With all of the rain and snow we've had so far in this short witner season, I have found many icicles forming around our home's gutters. I've raked inches of snow off the roof up to a couple of feet...
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Views: 18,792
Posted By bsarch

I've run into this on a couple of projects that I...

I've run into this on a couple of projects that I have recently done...please take this as advice, not something you have to do...

Some tile installers/manufacturers recommend near perfection to...
10-01-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,166
Posted By bsarch

Stripping drywall

I bought a house (1961) that has had a nice make over. Everything looks nice, however there are a few things that I would have not done. case in point, there is a built in alcove for the...
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Views: 5,838
Posted By bsarch

I did everything the manual and other books said...

I did everything the manual and other books said to, I just don't know if the cable is supposed to wrap around something or not.

I'll keep researching, but any further help is appreciated.
Replies: 5
Views: 5,838
Posted By bsarch

Thanks..that helped with the spring... Now,...

Thanks..that helped with the spring...

Now, I'm going to show a bit of naiveté here, but the cable itself has a good amount of slack in it. I thought connecting the spring would do the trick but...
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Views: 5,838
Posted By bsarch

Self-propel Drive Cable detached

I have a Toro 22in Recycler Lawn Mower (model #: 20064) and my self-propel drive cable has become detached. The cable got snagged on a bush branch and pulled the cable from taught but still worked. ...
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