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01-14-21, 06:07 PM
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Butcher block style countertops using white and dark stains - possible?

Currently in our kitchen we have darker brown cabinets and a redish/dark brown flooring. The backsplash is a mix of browns, tans and cream colored tile. Our current countertops are are the standard...
01-09-21, 06:11 PM
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Views: 191
Posted By nbarr7655

Makes sense. I was wondering if the aluminum wrap...

Makes sense. I was wondering if the aluminum wrap was the suspect here. I can't say I am too surprised!
01-09-21, 10:52 AM
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Views: 191
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Storm Door Installation Question

I was planning to install a storm door in front of our front door. However, before purchasing the door I took measurements and am now already feeling a little stuck. When I measure the framing inside...
04-20-19, 06:58 PM
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Basement Window Replacement

Hello all. I am getting ready to replace a couple of basement windows that were put in, I believe, when the foundation was poured. I replaced 2 of these windows in our basement about 2 years ago....
03-31-19, 12:14 PM
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Views: 3,052
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I was able to get it fixed! I ended up shimming...

I was able to get it fixed! I ended up shimming the low side and that did the trick. Only down side now is that the little gray plastic plate with the screw, doesn't line up with the screw hole. Not...
03-31-19, 08:59 AM
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Views: 3,052
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It is a Delta. The rollers do have a series of...

It is a Delta. The rollers do have a series of holes that go progressively higher or lower. I wasn't sure if adjusting those would resolve this. If that's the case, should I do that first?
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03-30-19, 06:31 PM
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Apologies. Here are better pictures. Yes, it...

Apologies. Here are better pictures. Yes, it slides from the top.

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/yoHMF5m.jpg" width="3024" height="4032"/>



<img src="https://i.imgur.com/ZNmPyld.jpg"...
03-30-19, 05:08 PM
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Views: 3,052
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Shower Door off level, opens on its own

Hello all! Recently we had my father in law put a master bath in our basement. The entire project was...endless it seemed.

We have a walk in shower that is closed off by two sliding glass doors on...
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Views: 1,918
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Would it be a wire under the seat? From what I...

Would it be a wire under the seat? From what I can tell, the plug that goes under seat only has two wires and both of those (at least on that end) looked good.

Maybe I need to follow all of the...
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Views: 1,918
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Simplicity Regent Blade won't Engage

Hello all. A while back we had an issue that the blades on our Simplicity rider wouldn't engage. You would pull the knob and nothing would happen; no click, no clunk, nothing. After toying with it...
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Views: 2,190
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Bud, maybe slag? Its separate from the...

Bud,

maybe slag? Its separate from the foundation. It has a straight edge which is what you see furthest from the house but then just sort of piled looking concrete on top. It sits away from the...
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Views: 2,190
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Alright guys. Got outside this evening to dig up...

Alright guys. Got outside this evening to dig up the pipe where it meets the house and immediately hit a bump in the road. This concrete barrier surrounds the house from what I can tell. What is its...
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Views: 2,190
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Thanks for the good info! To answer some...

Thanks for the good info! To answer some questions:

1. The water doesn't smell bad. In fact, I accidentally touched some on the wall yesterday and then smelled and it just smelt like dirt. So...
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Views: 2,190
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Wall leaking where sewage line leaves the house

Hello all. We have a slight problem that seems to be getting worse. Our sewage line, exits through the basement wall and leads to the septic tank. Before it hits the wall, it transitions from PVC to...
01-21-18, 10:47 AM
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Views: 712
Posted By nbarr7655

Could I just use some thin set mortar to patch...

Could I just use some thin set mortar to patch the little imperfections? We have quite a bit left over from installing some back splash in our kitchen a couple of weeks ago.
01-20-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By nbarr7655

Thanks guys. We are in the process of finishing...

Thanks guys. We are in the process of finishing out the basement. Think it would look odd if I left the cement walls but had a finished basement? I am sure people do it all the time but I haven't...
01-19-18, 06:30 PM
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Views: 712
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How would I wall up our basement stairwell?

Hello all. Our current stairwell to our basement is nothing special and is only half done or so. I am looking to change that.

Currently, the poured walls are exposed but above those (being the...
06-21-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By nbarr7655

Makes complete sense. This is why I ask early...

Makes complete sense. This is why I ask early before I do any real damage. The saw is still okay. ;)

I will pick up a single pole 15A breaker tomorrow and get it switched over. Until then, the...
06-21-17, 06:39 PM
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Views: 629
Posted By nbarr7655

For the receptacles I used white on white and...

For the receptacles I used white on white and black on black (gold). I used the top posts coming into it, and the bottom to go out to the next outlet.

At the panel, I connected both white and...
06-21-17, 06:22 PM
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Views: 629
Posted By nbarr7655

Question Strong power after wiring outlets

Hello everyone! Hopefully the title didn't worry anyone. I just finished wiring 5 new outlets and a light switch in my basement. I am in the process of finishing off a portion of said basement.
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01-24-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By nbarr7655

Makes sense to me. Since space isn't a major...

Makes sense to me. Since space isn't a major issue here and I can afford to give up a few inches on each wall, I will just foam the entire wall.

Another question (sorry to ask so many guys, I...
01-23-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By nbarr7655

Great! One last question (I think), I was talking...

Great! One last question (I think), I was talking with my fiance's dad and he said that he generally would put the framing up and then just put the foam in between the studs. Is there any benefit to...
01-23-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By nbarr7655

Awesome! A lot of good information there! Thank...

Awesome! A lot of good information there! Thank you very much! I do have a question:

After putting up the rigid foam, does the framing go right up against the foam or is there supposed to be a gap...
01-23-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By nbarr7655

Basement insulation question

Hello all.

In the next few months I am hoping to finish off a portion of my basement. Right now it is an unfinished basement with a few windows and poured walls. The plan is to put up some walls...
12-27-16, 07:07 AM
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Views: 2,645
Posted By nbarr7655

Thanks guys. Like I said, I plan to start...

Thanks guys.

Like I said, I plan to start this come spring. My only other question is about measurements. The windows that I linked in my initial post are 31.75 x 13.75. When I measure the window...
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