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Posted By BucSox79

Recessed Light: Ugly Gap

Separated from: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/lighting-light-fixtures-ceiling-exhaust-fans/379398-recessed-lights-just-dont-look-right.html

I have the same question. Not sure if things have...
09-09-13, 11:26 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

Nah, no wet rag. Dry cloth, even tried a tack...

Nah, no wet rag. Dry cloth, even tried a tack cloth. Feels nice and smooth until I start wiping dust off.
Makes it hard to start staining. I do one coat, then wipe off excess after 15 minutes and...
09-09-13, 10:45 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

Sanding plywood smooth, then wiping dust off leaves wood rough again

Im sanding some plywood. Its nice and smooth until I wipe it clean of the dust with a cloth. It gets rough again as I wipe it. What am I doing wrong?
07-07-13, 04:07 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Thanks for the replies. Guess the first thing Ill...

Thanks for the replies. Guess the first thing Ill do is get an A/C tech to come look everything over and measure the air flow. Appreciate the help.
07-07-13, 03:02 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

14800 RPM is 1725 w 1/4 hp. Seems like it...

14800

RPM is 1725 w 1/4 hp. Seems like it would be enough, house is small. But it sure isnt pushing air strong enough.
07-07-13, 02:55 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Its an old system as far as I know. And I wouldnt...

Its an old system as far as I know. And I wouldnt put it past whoever lived here before to not have something done correctly. When I moved in, they only had a few inches of decades old insulation in...
07-07-13, 02:40 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Possible to upgrade single speed blower motor/squirrel cage to variable speed?

Id love to get a completely new system but its not going to happen for a while, lack of that kind of money. House I moved into a few years ago has an old Luxaire system for heating/cooling. ...
06-29-13, 01:14 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Thanks. Ill be reading those links for sure. ...

Thanks. Ill be reading those links for sure.

What about the strange walls I have that arent straight up? Forgive me if your links mention this.
06-29-13, 12:10 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Basement insulation. Have openings in framing to basement walls?

Im in the very beginning stages of finishing my basement. Ive heard mixed views on insulating the basement walls.

The guy that put a french drain/sump pumps in my basement told me this... He said...
06-29-13, 08:41 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

So this vent pipe or soil stack needs to be this...

So this vent pipe or soil stack needs to be this big for one toilet/shower?
06-18-13, 05:45 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Possible to downsize huge vent pipe to get a little more bathroom space? Pics

My bathroom is pretty small and I only have one. Im interested of seeing if I have any options to reduce the vent pipe size going up through the wall, to get me 6 to 8 extra inches in my bathroom. I...
05-26-13, 03:48 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Thanks lawrosa. Will I still need the studor vent...

Thanks lawrosa. Will I still need the studor vent if the portion im connecting to isnt far from a "stink" pipe? Also, ive heard someone say once that the connection of the washer has to be higher...
05-25-13, 12:07 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Washing machine in basement currently draining into ground..

I have my washing machine in the basement, and it currently is set up to drain into the ground, near the sump pit. This was probably never allowed by code but has been this way im sure for years. I...
05-24-13, 08:42 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

Why wouldnt I like the results? I dont have the...

Why wouldnt I like the results? I dont have the money for a new system right now. The current system is very old.
From what ive seen on thermostats so far that have a dehumidifier function, they...
05-23-13, 05:07 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

Thanks for the reply. But that really wouldnt...

Thanks for the reply. But that really wouldnt work for me. The cooling portion of my central air is awful. It will sometimes take an hour or more to go down one degree. Sounds like if a thermostat...
05-22-13, 06:41 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Any Thermostat/humidistats out there to turn on/off central air based on humidit

...air conditioner based on humidity levels? I have an old furnace system, dont have money to upgrade at the moment. Cooling isnt very good but it does a great job of dehumidifying my house during...
03-20-13, 08:05 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Someone elsewhere told me I've already gotten to...

Someone elsewhere told me I've already gotten to the footer. So basically, my footer is hardly 2 inches below the basement floor which really puts a damper on what I wanted to do.
03-19-13, 08:41 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

That's good to know. I think. I'll rent a...

That's good to know. I think. I'll rent a jackhammer then and go that route. Do wish I knew how far down the footer typically is though.

And while some of you may be against it, can anyone...
03-19-13, 06:40 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

This home was built in the 50's. Not sure if...

This home was built in the 50's. Not sure if that makes any difference. But is a footer typically ___ far down? Im worried about damaging it while I clear away the top concrete. If Ive already...
03-18-13, 05:39 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Just to add. My plan, against what some of you I...

Just to add. My plan, against what some of you I am certain are against, is to have some type of system that involves weep holes on the bottom of the basement wall, every 2 to 3 feet or so, and some...
03-18-13, 05:33 PM
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Posted By BucSox79

Existing Footer. How do I know where it is?

I am trying to find my footer. I want to do a diy install job on trench type system against the inside basement wall on top of the footer. I have already started breaking up some of the concrete...
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Posted By BucSox79

I've got the same question regarding windows and...

I've got the same question regarding windows and actually using IR gun to determine root source of heat loss.

For your issue at the baseboard/bottom of walls, check to see if your rim joist and...
10-06-12, 11:56 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

I have central air, but the system is a single...

I have central air, but the system is a single speed system that does not work well at all for actually cooling the home when I need it. So if I use it anymore, its just remove humidity.

The...
10-06-12, 06:18 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

Then I suppose the best thing I can do, is rent...

Then I suppose the best thing I can do, is rent one of those thermal cameras this winter, and look for biggest source of leaks. Ive heard I should check the sill plate as well, so Ill do that.

I...
10-06-12, 06:13 AM
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Posted By BucSox79

I get what you're saying, but to be honest, the...

I get what you're saying, but to be honest, the temperature in the basement, isnt always far off from the house temperature.
I do believe under the home, there must be a steady source of water...
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