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Need new transmission-where do I go?

Make: 1997 Dodge Caravan (mini van), 119,000 miles

Problem: I need a new transmission; the car just died on me in the middle of traffic. I had it towed to a car repair shop near me that I used...
11-02-08, 08:44 AM
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Help - Support Beams coming apart

A couple of weeks ago we had a plumber dig up pipes in our laundry room and they had to jack through the concrete floor. We think that the shaking impacted two support beams in the laundry. One is...
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Thanks. That helps a lot.

Thanks. That helps a lot.
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Stain Question

I'm staining some red oak to match existing trim. I sanded using a 120 grit sandpaper, but the stain isn't getting as dark as I would like even though I apply it liberally and leave it on for about...
07-26-08, 12:36 PM
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mimicing the bifold doors

I'll investigate your idea, but I'm not sure it will work because it's possible that the proportions of the raised panels on the bifold doors won't match to the height options for the upper space, if...
07-22-08, 06:47 PM
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cabinet/door sliding door?

We built a new closet in an area with a tall ceiling. With little storage space in this house I wanted to maximze the storage to the top of the ceiling. The closet is built to have two bi-fold...
04-09-08, 06:06 PM
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My plan was for solid oak to match the woodwork...

My plan was for solid oak to match the woodwork of my house, but it will depend on just how much more expensive they are than the standard 80 inch height. I was quoted by one big-box retailer that...
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The closet is going in a hallway that is right...

The closet is going in a hallway that is right next to the stairway that goes up stairs, so it's not really a room, but will now be just a foyer. There is an open doorway to the living room from the...
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I used a kitchen and bath paint for the ceiling...

I used a kitchen and bath paint for the ceiling in my kitchen where I would tend to get grease. It's REALLY shiney, which I don't care for, but for the kitchen I think it was a good choice. In my...
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Question Cold Air Return - Do I need it?

I am installing a closet in a hallway that has a cold air return on one wall which is also open to the other side of the wall. In other words, if I am on one side of the wall I can look through the...
04-08-08, 06:50 PM
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Bi-fold doors - any experience with 96" ht

I'm building a closet in a space with very high ceilings of 112". My 1920s house has so little storage space it's pathetic. I want to instiall two 24" wide x 96" tall solid wood bi-fold doors to...
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Thanks for the tips. Yes, I did mean three-way,...

Thanks for the tips. Yes, I did mean three-way, not two-way...I'm obviously not an electrician. The guy who is doing my electric did look into configuring the new light into the three-way wiring...
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Question Remote light switch?

I am building a closet in a downstairs hallway which is going to shut out light to the adjacent stairs going to the upper level. I am installing a hardwired light on the side of the stairway so we...
10-30-07, 08:25 PM
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I had a boxelder problem too

We moved into our new house two years ago not knowing that, not one, but two boxelder trees are right next to our house. Drove us crazy with those bugs. We decided to make ourselves less crazy and...
03-22-07, 11:45 AM
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Posted By klt

Thanks

Thanks for all your suggestions...very helpful. It would be great if I could fit the recessed cabinet between two wall studs, but I'm not sure that it will work depending on where the studs are as I...
03-21-07, 09:45 PM
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Posted By klt

Recessed medicine cabinet in load-bearing wall

Is it possible to install a recessed medicine cabinet in a load-bearing wall for a second floor bathroom? If so, how would I go about it? Thanks.
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The sink is a pedestal sink without a cabinet, so...

The sink is a pedestal sink without a cabinet, so the shut off values and all visible plumbing would be under the sink and going into the wall. I'm guessing that we would have to tear out some wall...
02-20-07, 12:29 PM
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It's very hard to explain how a bi-fold door...

It's very hard to explain how a bi-fold door would make the bathroom more spacious but I'll try. When you open the bathroom door (opening left away from you when you enter), the door can only open...
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Moving a sink

Can anyone tell me how difficult it would be to move a bathroom sink over about 12 inches? Moving the sink would make a significant difference in the spaciousness of our very small second floor...
02-20-07, 09:57 AM
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Question Making a Bi-fold door from a standard door

I have a very small bathroom and it would really help to create a feeling of more spaciousness if I had a bi-fold door to the bathroom versus a regular door. First, does anyone have any thoughts...
02-18-07, 02:06 PM
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I am doing either a color wash or a rag-on.

I am doing either a color wash or a rag-on.
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Question Bathroom painting

I want to paint our small bathroom which currently has a satin or even a semi-gloss pain on it. I'm not sure how to prep the walls. I will be painting it in a faux finish that uses 3/4 glaze and...
02-14-07, 12:23 PM
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Question Bathroom - 2 quick questions

I want to do a faux paint in a small bathroom. Current paint looks like it is either a satin or even a semi-gloss finish. I presume that I would need to use an acrylic primer on the current paint...
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Yes, I know about the rules on the...

Yes, I know about the rules on the kitchen/bathroom and this issue has been resolved with both professionals and the city inspector. What I need to know now is whether I can just put a register on...
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Cold air return under a cabinet

We have a cold air return that will be located under a base cabinet in a new kitchen remodel. The cold air return will simply be a hole in the floor hidden by the cabinet and we will place a...
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