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02-19-14, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Peter Lim

That fixed the problem! Thank you, I knew it was...

That fixed the problem! Thank you, I knew it was something simple :D
02-18-14, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,830
Posted By Peter Lim

3 way switch troubleshoot

I replaced the light switches but the 3 way switches aren't behaving correctly. Can someone help me troubleshoot?

Light A: If the left switch is on, the other switch can turn the light on and off,...
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Views: 1,006
Posted By Peter Lim

So I called another crew, they quoted me 350 and...

So I called another crew, they quoted me 350 and said they could do it right away. Took them less than 2 hours and hauled out all the debris as well!

Now, any tips on the edging? We want to keep...
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Views: 1,006
Posted By Peter Lim

Removing concrete

I just called a guy to come give an estimate on removing about a 4 foot wide section of concrete in our patio, and another 2 food wide area on the other side of the patio. Not requiring him to cut...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

Quick update, everything has been going smoothly,...

Quick update, everything has been going smoothly, finally on the home stretch! Here's a quick preview, more pictures coming soon. Thanks, everyone, for your help! I really couldn't have done it...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

See attached picture, the blue area is dipped by...

See attached picture, the blue area is dipped by about 3/4" at it's center. What do you suggest we do?

FWIW, the area between the rooms is a jack and jill restroom.
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

Thanks seattle2k, some great tips, I'll...

Thanks seattle2k, some great tips, I'll definitely look into some of those to help with the work.

I've got a new concern, I noticed there's a significant dip on the floor for both rooms, see...
01-22-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Peter Lim

Ok, I've connected all 3 wires, still nothing. ...

Ok, I've connected all 3 wires, still nothing.

Not using a multimeter, I'm just switching everything off as I work on the wires.

If you look closely, the red wire shows it, there's black all...
01-21-13, 11:44 PM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Peter Lim

So I've removed the outlet, and problem still...

So I've removed the outlet, and problem still hasn't been solved. I've attached a picture of what I did... maybe something's not right?

Also, all the wires in the back of the outlet look like they...
01-21-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,109
Posted By Peter Lim

Thanks for the tips and advice, I'll let you guys...

Thanks for the tips and advice, I'll let you guys know how it goes! (Once I decide which direction to go)
01-21-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Peter Lim

So... I've hunted down all gfci outlets and hit...

So... I've hunted down all gfci outlets and hit "reset" on all of them, and still no luck... I even found one out in the patio! I can say with 95% certainty that I've gotten them all, at least every...
01-20-13, 03:17 PM
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Views: 5,109
Posted By Peter Lim

Thanks for all the advice, I still haven't...

Thanks for all the advice, I still haven't decided on whether to demo or not, thinking it may be too much trouble. Another option is to just paint it white, if I decide to go this option, what do you...
01-20-13, 03:12 PM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Peter Lim

Troubleshooting: Power out in garage and few other places

When it happened:
I was on a table saw using an extension cord, it worked for about 4 cuts, then on the 5th cut, the power cut out.

What I did after:
Went straight to the breaker box, nothing...
01-19-13, 02:22 PM
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Views: 5,109
Posted By Peter Lim

Removing stone(?) from top of fireplace

How difficult do you think it would be to remove this stone from the top half of our fireplace? It looks as though it's already coming off a bit on the edges, anyone have any idea how these are put...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

What gauge do you recommend?

What gauge do you recommend?
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

What type/size nails do you recommend for the...

What type/size nails do you recommend for the hardwood and the molding?

Just got all the tools yesterday, can't wait to get started! We're painting this week, and flooring next weekend!
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Posted By Peter Lim

Kelly Moore vs Sherwin Williams vs Benjamin Moore

Kelly Moore is the cheapest for us, since we get 30% off from our company
Sherwin Williams has a 25% off promotion now
Benjamin Moore obviously most expensive, but there's a 10% off coupon

Our...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

Minimal tool was actually what I was going for in...

Minimal tool was actually what I was going for in this case, since I doubt I'll be installing hardwood flooring in the future. It's really tough to justify spending an extra 200 (3in1 + angle finish...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

I ended up getting the FloorMuffler underlayment...

I ended up getting the FloorMuffler underlayment at .38/sqft, figured I'd used a good sound absorbing underlayment for upstairs, then use the cheaper roofing felt for downstairs.

Another question,...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

What is good pricing for treading? 100/step seems...

What is good pricing for treading? 100/step seems very expensive. Shopping around might result in mismatched color, though that's not a huge deal since I have fairly large variation in colors anyway.
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

More information on my hardwood: Reward...

More information on my hardwood:
Reward Hardwood Flooring (http://www.rewardflooring.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=10)
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

Thanks for the replies! Firstly, the...

Thanks for the replies!

Firstly, the shopping list:

Hitachi C10FCE2 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw...
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Views: 13,006
Posted By Peter Lim

Installing 5" x 1/2" engineered hardwood (tools and tips)

Hi, sorry if this has been discussed a million times, but I figure this would be the best place to post, also, a search surprisingly doesn't bring up too many relevant results, especially in tools....
01-13-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Peter Lim

Thanks for the replies, that's what I thought....

Thanks for the replies, that's what I thought. I'll be looking into the wireless solution.
01-12-13, 11:02 AM
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Views: 1,171
Posted By Peter Lim

Switching which outlet responds to a certain light switch

Currently, the light switch in our bedroom controls an outlet on the wall. There are 4 outlets total in the room, I was wondering if it was possible to switch which outlet responds to the light...
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