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Source for Exterior Light Glass

Just purchased this exterior light with yellow glass from Home Depot and want to change the panels to opaque white. Have looked around at Home Depot and online and can't find a source for glass that...
09-14-18, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Seems easier to just cut the channel in the back...

Seems easier to just cut the channel in the back of the wood casing trim out in the garage..no special blade, no dust protection, plus I can always replace if I f*** it up..any benefits to cutting...
09-14-18, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Good tips thanks..yeah I was concerned going...

Good tips thanks..yeah I was concerned going straight back too..will have to angle that a bit towards the door.

Regarding grinding. Like that tip, didn't think about making a channel for the wires...
09-14-18, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Here is the a pic of the outside door casing with...

Here is the a pic of the outside door casing with an outline of where i want one of the two doorbells to be mounted. The old doorbell buttons are below this. I want to drill a new hole for each,...
09-14-18, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

I'm assuming the wiring is correct, I don't know...

I'm assuming the wiring is correct, I don't know the specifics of what wire goes where..I tested by removing the button and touching the two wires together, Nothing happened. I know the transformer...
09-13-18, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Re-wiring old doorbell buttons and running wire under casing

OMy home was built in 1920s. Itís a double, so there are two old buttons at the back door. According to my tenant, who has been living here for 19 years longer than me, the back doorbells never...
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Posted By Arthur2015

They are dedicated heating boilers. We have...

They are dedicated heating boilers. We have typical hot water heaters to supply the hot water needs. So if the heating boilers are used for heating for 7 months out of the year, youíd shut them down...
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Posted By Arthur2015

Gas HW Boiler Shutdown for Summer..Yes or No?

I've been reading pro's and con's for shutting down gas fired HW boiler systems for the summer season and I'm still unsure if I should be doing it or not. We moved into a double back in 2015. The...
05-01-18, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Good rule of thumb, thanks..Iím way below 40 ft...

Good rule of thumb, thanks..Iím way below 40 ft so sounds like this project is done.
04-30-18, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Thank you guys for the help

Thank you guys for the help
04-30-18, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Hot water copper pipe support and linear expansion

I've got a run of unsupported copper pipe in my basement coming from my water heater and ending at a wall, where it then proceeds up into the house. The pipe runs parallel and centered between the...
09-29-17, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Thanks Marksr, I think the missing part was the...

Thanks Marksr, I think the missing part was the exterior oil primer..I'm pretty sure I was using a latex exterior and with the glaze not being 100% skinned, I was getting some slight paint cracking...
09-29-17, 03:57 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Wait for glaze to skin or no?

I'm in a bind. I have a few old double hung windows I'm restoring. I'm trying to get the glazing done before the cool weather comes and I'm running out of time. I'd really like to be able to continue...
05-08-17, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Hi Guys, I'm refinishing the existing wood,...

Hi Guys,

I'm refinishing the existing wood, it's the old red oak. The sample on the left is exactly the color I'm looking for. I'm going to try another coat on the piece on the right to see if it...
05-08-17, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Darkening the grain of oak..mission style finish

Im trying to match as close as possible, the finish of our oak interior window trim in our 1924 craftsman home. I'm trying to get a close match, as I have the same colored finished wood very close to...
05-01-17, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Thanks for your help. Off to Home Depot

Thanks for your help. Off to Home Depot
05-01-17, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Storm window suggestions..want top and bottom sash to operate.

I'm restoring our old double hung windows. The upper sash was painted shut long before we bought it, and the storms on the outside now are the type with the non-movable upper sash. What type of storm...
02-20-17, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

I like the hot mud for its durability, but I like...

I like the hot mud for its durability, but I like the readymix and easier sanding qualities of the green lid, so I think I'll do my primary fill with the easysand and then do a topcoat of green lid....
02-20-17, 05:08 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Marksr, so I can do my final priming using latex...

Marksr, so I can do my final priming using latex on top of the oil with no problem? That would be great..took alot of heat for stinking up the house with that oil kilz!
02-20-17, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

My problem with the easysand is twofold. One is...

My problem with the easysand is twofold. One is that after I've filled cracks and the compound has dried, there is a usually a slight trough that I need to fill. The second problem is that I'm not an...
02-20-17, 03:55 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Need 2nd coat of EasySand over EasySand..do I need to prime?

So filling cracks and smoothing out dents in my plaster wall. First step was to widen hairline cracks and remove loose material. Second was to prime area using Kilz oil base. I then applied the...
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Posted By Arthur2015

What color to paint fill at baseboard & door and window trim gaps?

This was easy for me when the trim was white, I simply caulked or spackled the gaps between the trim and wall and painted it white. Now I've got brown oak baseboard, window and door trim, the walls...
01-17-17, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

Darn..OK better safe than sorry

Darn..OK better safe than sorry
01-17-17, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Arthur2015

A question before I continue and perhaps add more...

A question before I continue and perhaps add more work to this than I need to. Stripping the wallpaper left the old glue on the walls. I used a rough grit sandpaper on my palm sander to clean off the...
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