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06-25-11, 09:18 AM
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Kilz Upshot vs Kilz standard aerosol can - color difference?

I"m trying to cover up a small area of water stain on the ceiling and in researching Kilz oil based primer/sealer was the most recommended solution.

They have a product called Upshot which is...
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Views: 4,844
Posted By wallst32

Washing machine drip pan - plastic or metal?

I'm going to have a second story washing machine/dryer stack combo and by code you must have a drip pan under it if above the ground level floor. What are the pros/cons of plastic vs metal? The...
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Views: 1,293
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2 different TV's started failing at same location; electrical issue?

A buddy of mine has a wall mounted TV hung in the living room on an exterior wall with drywall on the inside and brick on the outside. The cords run about 5 feet up from a TV stand/console into the...
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Posted By wallst32

best shock absorbing floor covering for active play?

The game room/entertainment center is up on the 3rd floor. 3/4" hardwood flooring is installed. Directly in the front of the TV is a 5x8 rug with a thicker premimum type rug pad underneath; about...
10-22-10, 08:15 PM
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Posted By wallst32

batt insulation on window caused excess condensation; any concerns?

I've been looking for ways to place temporary insulation on my bedroom windows during cold winter nights.

I'm not completely sold on standard window treatment types that have added insulation (ie...
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Views: 1,804
Posted By wallst32

Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector TLD100

Has anyone tried the B&D TLD100? Just looking for feedback before purchasing.

Black & Decker Energy Series (http://www.blackanddecker.com/Energy/products.aspx?WT.mc_id=BD00039)

The problem I...
09-22-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By wallst32

Well I have pictures, but of the current state...

Well I have pictures, but of the current state only so I don't believe that's going to show you anything of value. The carpet was replaced, the walls repainted, etc.
09-21-09, 12:05 PM
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Posted By wallst32

water damage - how long before effects are gone?

I am looking at a place where one of the rooms had a water pipe in the attic burst over it about 2 years ago. The room was carpet and what I'm told is most of the water stayed in this room. The...
09-21-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By wallst32

Okay I now know what the problem is. One of the...

Okay I now know what the problem is. One of the studs under the window is bowed, pushing the drywall out. It's actually difficult to see this even when I know it's there. But when you run your...
09-18-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By wallst32

I put a little pressure on it, but does't seem to...

I put a little pressure on it, but does't seem to give at all.
09-17-09, 04:16 PM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By wallst32

window moulding bowed out; can this be fixed?

I have a window where the moulding on the bottom under the sill is bowed out in the center. If you look at it from underneath, you can see both ends are attached to the wall, but the center forms an...
09-17-09, 02:37 PM
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Posted By wallst32

vertical cracks along studs/window

In a bedroom I have two windows on different walls. Both have vertical cracks that run just about the full length of the wall. The cracks run below the window to the baseboard, then continue at the...
06-25-09, 02:12 PM
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Views: 1,222
Posted By wallst32

Gunguy - The filler I used is called QuickWood;...

Gunguy - The filler I used is called QuickWood; it advertises itself as good for stripped wood screws. If I find it doens't hold going forward, I will glue in wood dowels. Thanks for all your help.
06-25-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By wallst32

My mistake; the screwhole that's furthest in...

My mistake; the screwhole that's furthest in (center of the 3) does hit wood. I was getting drywall from the other 2.

I bought some #9 wood screws 2.25" from HD, they were advertised for stripped...
06-23-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By wallst32

I take that back; it's just drywall I can feel...

I take that back; it's just drywall I can feel inside the screw hole and not a stud. I can poke into it quite easily with the nail
06-23-09, 02:36 PM
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Views: 1,222
Posted By wallst32

Thanks for the tips. The 3 screws on the top...

Thanks for the tips. The 3 screws on the top hinge are indeed all stripped. The screws are 3/4" in length.

I removed one of the screws and stuck a long finishing nail in; it hits wood at 1".
...
06-23-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By wallst32

Forgot to metion...

Forgot to mention that when I open the door all the way, the crease/crack completely goes away. When you swing the door open so that it is perpendicular to the wall, the crack/crease is almost...
06-23-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By wallst32

problem with interior door

I do not know the names of door or window parts, so I will try my best to describe the problem.

I have a standard interior door for the washer/dryer stack closet. The door is crooked, so when I...
10-14-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,037
Posted By wallst32

Thanks for the replies. The window parts are...

Thanks for the replies. The window parts are just over warranty period so I had to buy replacements from Anderson. I just received them today and will wait for a day where the sun isn't shining...
10-07-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,037
Posted By wallst32

weatherstripping on bottom of window leaking

I have some double hung vinyl Anderson windows, just over 10 years old. Not sure if all windows are generally constructed in this fashion, but the bottom sash has a notch along the bottom to hold a...
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Views: 861
Posted By wallst32

It's flex, and yes if I understand your question...

It's flex, and yes if I understand your question correctly, they are still connected. If I turn on the heat/cooling/fan, I get airflow out of all the registers. I shined a flashlight up one of the...
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Views: 850
Posted By wallst32

Yes it is a cost issue. I'm not exactly sure...

Yes it is a cost issue. I'm not exactly sure what programming you are referring to, but all current primetime shows have been in HD for at least the past 3+ years (aside from some lower budget test...
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Views: 861
Posted By wallst32

periodic cold air breezes from ceiling registers

I live in a condo unit that's on the top floor, so the attic space is right above me. That space is kept at a certain temperature (not sure what exactly) to prevent pipes from freezing. In my...
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Views: 1,388
Posted By wallst32

Thanks for the reply. After doing some more...

Thanks for the reply. After doing some more research, it seemed to be a common problem with the showerhead getting stuck to the arm. And the easy solution is to just replace both so that is what...
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Views: 1,388
Posted By wallst32

removing shower head

I'm trying to replace a shower head that's starting to drip too much water. But the thing is screwed on so tight I can't get it to budge. I've tried using vice grips or a cresent wrench (or even...
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