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10-05-17, 10:53 AM
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Breaker/wiring for gas furnace

Hello,
I was just checking around my gas furnace (converted from Oil years ago), and was surprised to learn that it's using both 14-2 and 12-2 wires. It's on a dedicated circuit, on a 20a breaker,...
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Thank you- that's exactly what I wanted to find...

Thank you- that's exactly what I wanted to find out! Makes sense.
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Polyurethane on top of porch/floor enamel paint?

I just painted my basement foor with Behr Premium Gloss Porch and floor paint. Really happy with it, especially the nice sheen. Now my question is, is it not necessary to add a coat of...
03-22-16, 06:00 PM
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Views: 1,082
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Yes, we would love to do the carpet as well but...

Yes, we would love to do the carpet as well but can't. Our two cats could easily ruin it anytime with even the smallest accident.
But we have come to a decision finally, after many hours of...
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Views: 857
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Yep, love those tack cloths- can't never have too...

Yep, love those tack cloths- can't never have too much on hand.
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Ok, thanks so much guys, Im good to go now!

Ok, thanks so much guys, Im good to go now!
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Views: 784
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XSleeper- points taken, I will check those treads...

XSleeper- points taken, I will check those treads out again. Thanks again.
03-08-16, 07:19 PM
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Pulpo- do you mean like rubber mats? I googled...

Pulpo- do you mean like rubber mats? I googled around and found this, looks interesting:
Premium Soft Wood Tiles - Interlocking Foam Mats...
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Yes, however the thing is, my stair well is...

Yes, however the thing is, my stair well is narrow, fairly narrower than the standard lengths the storebought treads are, that I feel like I would be wasting a lot with cut tread scraps. Thus going...
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Well, I thought treads made up of glued together...

Well, I thought treads made up of glued together 3.5" strips of pine would look more interesting than the plain wide plank. I was just wondering of something like that would ultimately be stronger...
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Building my own stair treads

Would strips of 5/4 or 3/4" pine glued together make for solid stair treads? Not a fan of the look of one plain 1x10 pine board nor do I want to spend a fortune on oak treads. I'm considering going...
03-08-16, 06:15 PM
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Painted basement floor vs Vinyl planks..

I'm struggling to make a decision with finishing our basement concrete floor. I have finished the basement in terms of walls, ceilings etc, now it's down to the flooring and final trimwork.
I'm on...
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BIN Primer over existing paint?

So as a rookie DIY ten years ago, I had no idea the pine knots would eventually bleed through my light paint coats. I'm addressing this now. I have a can of the BIN shellac primer ready to go. My...
11-06-15, 07:03 AM
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Bueller.....Bueller?? Any tips or thoughts would...

Bueller.....Bueller?? Any tips or thoughts would be greatly appreciated, unless I should post this to a different category/forum here.
11-05-15, 07:15 AM
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attached is a quick sketch of what I am...

attached is a quick sketch of what I am stating..the black dots on bottom part represent the drywall screws..and the top part is the strapping on ceiling, entire ceiling has gridwork set up this...
11-05-15, 07:06 AM
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Views: 978
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Basement ceiling framing advice

I am going with a ceiling in my small basement TV area to look very similar to the attached picture, a grid trimmed ceiling with 1x4 wood strips hiding the seams of 88" long by 40" wide 1/2" drywall...
02-04-13, 05:44 PM
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Wouldnt the kraft facing create a double vapor...

Wouldnt the kraft facing create a double vapor barrier with the foam insulation already in place?

Thanks for the response.
02-03-13, 09:08 AM
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Local code Massachusetts with basement insulation?

Anyone local in MA that can help me- I'm finishing my basement with some added rooms. I have 1" foamboard glued to the walls and will be putting up 2x4 walls, snugged up to the foam and each stud...
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Thank you for the input- I will go in that...

Thank you for the input- I will go in that direction then!
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Restoring Lane Cedar Chest- few questions

Hello,
I have been refinishing/restoring a neglected Lane Cedar Chest that was left in a wet basement for years by my house's previous owner. I am almost done sanding it all down. I have a few...
10-21-10, 06:48 PM
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Views: 3,452
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I have narrowed down to a Series 400 Window, that...

I have narrowed down to a Series 400 Window, that matches my horizontal dimension, but is 4" shorter vertically. That's something I'm willing to accept at this point, and it's a window on the far...
10-20-10, 07:39 PM
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Views: 3,452
Posted By ToolingAround7

I'm also pondering just going down the next...

I'm also pondering just going down the next smaller size vertically..which would be 4" less. I would just need to build it up with a couple 2Xs. Not the end of the wordl but I do lose some...
10-17-10, 07:20 AM
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Chandler- yeah, that really is the right way to...

Chandler- yeah, that really is the right way to do it- but thats obviously what I want to avoid. Thanks for keeping me honest.

XSleeper, its the Tilt-Wash, #from HD. I'm really like how it looks. ...
10-16-10, 11:49 PM
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Views: 3,452
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Modifying a rough opening for new const. Window

So my rough opening (stud to stud) for my new window is 31X56 (+/- 1/8")...the RO size of the Andersen 200 however is 32X57. I figured I could remove the bottom plate and replace it with a 1x4 of...
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Basement windows lead to cold first floor bedroom?

Hello,

I'm looking for some more advice here with my 2 yr old daughter's bedroom, which is by far the coolest room in the house. It is on a northeast corner of the house here in MA, so it doesn't...
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