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Ended up getting 3 sets of Klein Tools. I've got...

Ended up getting 3 sets of Klein Tools. I've got their wire stripper and have been very happy with it so decided I'd stick with them for 2 sets of screwdrivers and a set of torx drivers. Thanks for...
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Screwdriver Set Recommendations

I've been plagued by the 'replacement' screwdriver set most of my adult life. You go out and buy some cheap or middle of the road china made screwdrivers. Inevitably, half the set ends up lost or...
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Need some help with reinforcing small retaining wall

Not sure if I screwed up this retaining wall build or not. But I'm looking for ways to reinforce the wall and make it stronger.

The wall is about 10' from the house and will be about 2' tall -...
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I tried the water based poly, but it left the...

I tried the water based poly, but it left the maple looking way, way too white-ish in color. Like exactly the same as the naked wood, which makes sense since I think that's what water based poly is...
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Question Maple floor finish: Poly/Shellac/Varnish - no match.

So I'm getting ready to have to sand the flooring in our downstairs bathroom for the 3rd time because I can't match the transition from the hallway into the bathroom.

Backstory: Replaced toilet...
08-23-20, 11:45 PM
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Need some help troubleshooting 2 GFCI Kitchen Outlets Reading 3v?

Hi Guys,

Have an issue that's puzzling me in my kitchen. Have 4 kitchen outlets on a circuit run from 1 standard single pole breaker. The way I think this circuit is setup is the line is split and...
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Surprisingly, the renderings turned out better...

Surprisingly, the renderings turned out better than I thought they would. Would probably make the top rim joist fascia board thicker than the thin one in the renderings and add some step lights.
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I might have...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I might have enough left over planks to do the 'fencing' style design around the base, similar to this:
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Deck Lattice - A Geometric Nightmare...

Hi guys,

I'm struggling with getting some lattice work up on my existing deck. What I thought would be an easy job has become anything but...the pictures below will show you what I mean. It's a...
01-06-19, 05:25 PM
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10-4! Thanks for the quick response!

10-4! Thanks for the quick response!
01-06-19, 12:44 PM
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Tips on large ceramic tile grout discoloration and sealing?

Hi Guys,

I just did a large ceramic tile floor install using the Mapei Keracolor Charcoal Sanded Grout, and ran into an issue where some of the grout has dried a lighter color grey than the dark...
12-19-18, 08:02 AM
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Need some quick help & advice on installing listello tile transition!

Hi Guys,

So i got some nice listello tile to transition from our natural maple wood floors to our new large wood ceramic tile floor we're installing. I thought the installation would be the same...
12-12-18, 03:52 AM
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Nevermind...I just bit the bullet and went with...

Nevermind...I just bit the bullet and went with the more expensive option. It ain't worth saving $150 if I'd have to re-lay the entire floor. Thanks anyways.
12-10-18, 09:07 PM
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6" x 24" Wood Floor Ceramic Tiles on Hardie - What type of mortar? Additive?

Hi Guys,

Looking for advice on what type of mortar to go with.

I'm installing the 6" x 24" wood ceramic tiles in our great room. It presently has carpet installed which I'm ripping out...
11-24-18, 03:55 PM
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Yeah, I don't think we could do a pump and dump...

Yeah, I don't think we could do a pump and dump type system even though I wish we could. We actually just had the well pump replaced and went with double the HP of our original pump just in case we...
11-24-18, 04:25 AM
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Recommendations on DIY HVAC Replacement - Dual Minisplits? Megasplit? Geo?

Hi Guys,

I apologize in advance for all the rambling!

I'm a stay at home dad looking for my next project, and since our 2nd floor HVAC bit the dust last summer I figured now is as good a time...
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Hi Guys, Thanks for all the advice! Iíll...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the advice! Iíll make sure to put it to good use.

Does anyone know if there are any worthwhile tax credits available for installing a more efficient HVAC system?
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Nothing? Did I provide the wrong information?

Nothing? Did I provide the wrong information?
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HVAC System - Opinions on New System Install?

Hi Guys,

Wanted to get the opinion on the quotes I've received from a few local HVAC installers. The prices seem pretty high compared to the prices I've seen from sites like acwholesalers, and...
06-14-18, 11:02 AM
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I wish it were that easy. We've got a geriatric...

I wish it were that easy. We've got a geriatric dog that has some issues w/ bladder control. The present carpet has been the sacrificial area of the house since she can't stay outside. I've got a 3...
06-13-18, 03:43 PM
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Tile Ideas?

Hi Guys,

Looking for some tile recommendations that I can lay myself. Had some really nice results for a nursery I did about 2 years ago using a dark cherry floor tile, but that room was a blank...
05-12-18, 04:55 PM
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Thanks Astuff...that's about as clear and concise...

Thanks Astuff...that's about as clear and concise of an explanation as I've heard with regards to larger AC systems.
05-05-18, 10:57 PM
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HVAC System Replacement - Tons vs SEER Rating - DIY Advice?

Hi Guys,

Considering replacing some of our AC units. Was checking out the prices of the 4 Ton units vs 5 ton units, and saw they were virtually identical. In other words - the 18.3 SEER 4-ton...
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I'd been warned about craigslist

...and didn't listen. Hey, crackheads are cheap and they've done decent work in the past. Well, this time it cost me.

The f'd up everything they touched including the garage, deck, and patio.
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09-07-15, 02:19 PM
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Phew! Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better...

Phew! Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better since the windows are only a few months old!
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