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The insulation contractor said he can install...

The insulation contractor said he can install venting at least for one of the bathrooms because it exits the siding rather than the roofing. He mentioned that he would avoid dealing with any roof...
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Right... the second picture I posted the duct...

Right... the second picture I posted the duct work is completely disconnected. And the third picture shows a big tear/hole in one of the ducts. All this (in addition to the exhaust vents) just need...
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Ah ok. This is what the section of the ductwork...

Ah ok. This is what the section of the ductwork looks like for the range - it seems like this may have previously been exiting through the gable vent? It's not clear to me....
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Roofing requirements for ventilation

Hey all,

My in-laws live in Southern California (Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area) and had the roof of their single story detached home replaced back in 2016. Recently they were looking into...
11-09-20, 02:28 PM
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Old model Carrier 396F Furnace fan won't turn off

Hey all,

My parents have an older Carrier furnace (model 396F - I don't know when this was installed but it's pretty ancient. Full model is 396F AW000100). My mom was saying that with the t-stat...
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Damper Clamp (home inspection call out)

Hey guys,

In the process of selling our place and the buyer's inspector called out a number of items, including putting a "damper clamp" in our fireplace.

Anyone know if there's a standard size...
08-21-20, 03:21 PM
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It would have looked much better if I just...

It would have looked much better if I just wrapped the thing before trying to lay the paper over it after it was installed. But I think I wanted the extra 'insurance' from those 6 drywall screws I...
08-21-20, 02:55 PM
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Got it done earlier: looks much better :) ...

Got it done earlier: looks much better :)
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08-21-20, 09:51 AM
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Great idea. I ordered white con-tact and Liquid...

Great idea. I ordered white con-tact and Liquid Nails for Interiors. I'll cut the melamine or plywood to size, wrap in white con-tact or glue/screw the board down and put the con-tact over that. The...
08-21-20, 09:28 AM
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I had a tube of liquid nails but unfortunately it...

I had a tube of liquid nails but unfortunately it dried up :(

I have drywall screws and a length of plywood (not sure again what type) so if I were just to work with what I have I could probably...
08-21-20, 08:43 AM
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How about securing the piece of plywood down with...

How about securing the piece of plywood down with drywall screws then? Or would a combination of both be better?

What I may do prior to all this is clean the area with Clorox hydrogen peroxide...
08-21-20, 07:48 AM
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I didn't think think it looked like mold but what...

I didn't think think it looked like mold but what I can't tell either... lauan plywood has also been suggested here. I actually have a sheet of plywood (not sure if it's lauan) in the garage. I also...
08-21-20, 07:28 AM
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It's not an exterior window. It was this weird...

It's not an exterior window. It was this weird window-like opening in the den which looked out into the living room (and vice-versa - from the living room you could look into the den). It was...
08-20-20, 10:26 PM
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What about plywood or a sheet of melamine? I was...

What about plywood or a sheet of melamine? I was looking at the laminate and FRP panels and they're kind of pricey. I roughly measured the dimensions and they're around 30x23~

My other concern is...
08-20-20, 10:21 PM
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Oh okay. My realtor was suggesting this might be...

Oh okay. My realtor was suggesting this might be something to consider including in the seller disclosure. I have no experience selling but we're in a pretty hot market (Orange County, California)....
08-20-20, 09:05 PM
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Old water damaged particle board remediation?

Hey guys

Currently selling our place and curious if it's advisable to try to 'remediate' older damaged particle board bottom cabinetry from apparent water damage. The bottom of the cabinet is...
08-20-20, 06:06 PM
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Potential Code Violation?

Hey All,

We are in the process of selling our place and I'm a bit concerned about some DIY work I did years ago per this thread:...
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Aghhh, I gave in - no time to keep putting all...

Aghhh, I gave in - no time to keep putting all this effort in with little gain (and having to order more stuff just to fix one thing), so I just cleaned up the rusted part as much as I could, swapped...
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Unfortunately, I don't have all these tools :(...

Unfortunately, I don't have all these tools :( And I'm pretty sure I had at least one Dremel metal cut-off wheel that of course I can't locate at the moment :( :(
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Thanks. I'm about to pick this up -...

Thanks. I'm about to pick this up - https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-140XL-Telescoping-16-Inches/dp/B001PNOEX0

The other handles don't have this issue but I was bad about maintaining the...
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I tried a basin wrench earlier on and the...

I tried a basin wrench earlier on and the thickness of the nut wasn't enough for me to get a good grip on it with the basin wrench. Unless I just need to try harder to get it at the right/perfect...
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Just saw another thread about a similar issue...

Just saw another thread about a similar issue with a rusted nut. I just soaked the top retaining nut with liquid wrench again and will let it soak for at least 4 hours before attempting to remove...
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How to remove this rusted out handle base/nut?

Hey guys,

I have a 10yr old Price Pfister Pasadena faucet where the right-hand side handle has *completely* rusted at the base. The threads to remove the handle alone were rusted out and I had to...
07-28-20, 08:36 PM
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I ended up ordered a new control board and...

I ended up ordered a new control board and swapping it out - seems like things are working again!
07-26-20, 08:44 PM
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Ah ok. Thank you. Would it help to post a picture...

Ah ok. Thank you. Would it help to post a picture of the diagram that's inside the panel cover? If it happened not to be a control board issue though, what other possibility(ies) are there as far as...
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