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I replaced the flush valve gasket as suggested...

I replaced the flush valve gasket as suggested and it seems to work. Saved lots of time / effort and I haven't heard it running. While I had the tank opened (and since I'd already bought and opened...
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thanks for the help. Follow-up: a trip to...

thanks for the help.

Follow-up: a trip to the hardware store educated me that the odd overfill valve is a “Mansfield valve”. The toilet is a Mansfield toilet as well. Does it matter if I...
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Follow-up: Finished it this afternoon with a...

Follow-up: Finished it this afternoon with a combination of 9" roller, 3" roller and a 2" brush. It looks great, but it was some SERIOUS work (30 hours?). In retrospect, that $1200 estimate sounds...
07-13-08, 08:45 PM
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Install of my quartz tops are done, I did my own...

Install of my quartz tops are done, I did my own backsplash, spruced up my existing cabinets and couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thanks for the help, folks.
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Toilet: Replace Odd Overflow Tube?

I'm pretty sure my toilet has a slow leak between the flapper and flush valve - every 30 minutes or so the tank needs to fill up again. I bought a "standard" replacement kit that included a new...
05-02-08, 07:43 PM
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Thanks for the thoughtful answer, twelve. Lots...

Thanks for the thoughtful answer, twelve. Lots of good advice. We decided against Granite Transformations - the only benefit I can see is lack of disruption.

We visited a lot of places today,...
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Maybe I'm not thinking about this the right way. ...

Maybe I'm not thinking about this the right way. Last time, I did the spindles with a brush and it took forever. You're saying that swithing between a wide roller on a pole for the decking and a...
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What about spraying and back brushing? ...

What about spraying and back brushing?

Thanks.
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Sprayer for Multiple Stains

This is a cross-post from the deck forum as well, sorry if you're reading this twice.

I am looking for the right sprayer for multiple staining jobs this spring and summer (deck: solid stain, fence...
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Thanks for the sound advice. I was assuming my...

Thanks for the sound advice. I was assuming my little compressor wasn't fit for the task.



Yeah, you snobby pros, always doing things the right way. ;) Thanks again.
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Heard an analysis on NPR with some researchers...

Heard an analysis on NPR with some researchers who estimated the largest factors were not supply / demand (as stockpiles were at relatively high levels) but that a LARGE portion of the price...
05-01-08, 08:52 PM
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Also, I've really liked the Cambria products,...

Also, I've really liked the Cambria products, colors and really like their company story. Are there any real differences between the various quartz countertop products, other than colors? Everyone...
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Stain Sprayer Options

I am looking for the right sprayer for multiple staining jobs this spring and summer (deck: solid stain, fence and wooden play/swing set: semi-transparent). I'm looking for a sprayer, and think I...
05-01-08, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I have kept looking, and...

Thanks for the advice. I have kept looking, and found a locally owned shop that's almost the same price as Lowes. I'll be going with them.
04-27-08, 09:40 AM
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The reasons you specify are why I will choose an...

The reasons you specify are why I will choose an engineered product. I have seen references about not going with the big box for this. I guess I'm wondering what spending $50 sq. ft. more (+50% in...
04-26-08, 09:36 AM
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Countertop: Quartz vs. Granite Transformations

We are looking into replacing the countertops in our kitchen (thank you Uncle George and Aunt Nancy and everyone else in D.C. for the belated stimulus check :rolleyes: ). I have settled on using an...
01-14-06, 03:56 PM
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Question One-Time Softener Leak?

I had a plumber install my new Kenmore water softener yesterday. I did the initial sanitizing recharge cycle last night. When this cycle first started, there was a loud gush of air clearing the...
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re: Flue has cap

The flue pipe includes a cap on top, so that rain cannot come straight down the flue. If it helps, the house (and chimney) is only 10 years old.

Thanks.
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Chimney Leak

During very heavy rains (3 or 4 times since we moved in 18 months ago) we have had some water leaking down our chimney. Twice, enough water has accummulated that it starts dripping onto the...
05-30-05, 03:28 PM
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Question Steel Patio Door w/ In-glass Blinds?

I am looking for recommendatons/feedback on a new patio door. We're looking for a french door with blinds between the glass. Two local retailers have competing steel doors with in-glass blinds...
12-23-04, 10:55 PM
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Question Just so I understand...

I am in the exact same stage in my basement finishing as NEGATIVE (framing and wiring complete). I have a dry basement with good exterior drainage. I also have kraft faced insulation that I am...
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