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retrofit drip edge?

Some fool previous owner installed shingles without a drip edge on our roof. THe shingles still hae many years left, but the eaves are starting to show the effects of water. Is there a way to fit a...
12-20-06, 12:58 PM
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Now I understand that part, but would a problem...

Now I understand that part, but would a problem with the way the RC/RH is hooked up explain a hum in the humidifier transformer though? There is no problem with anything as long as I don't have the...
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Cconsider flow through or self cleaning. Most...

Cconsider flow through or self cleaning. Most are now, but some humidifiers still use the old method of standing water in a tray which is recirculted till it evaporates. As you can imagine the tray...
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I'm sorry to be controversial, but what is your...

I'm sorry to be controversial, but what is your evidence for this? If it is personal opinion, that should be stated, as I don't know of any research suggesting this to be the case. It certainly is...
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Never used the post filters becasue they are...

Never used the post filters becasue they are ridiculously expensive and one thing I like about the EAC, is the low cost of operation, but they sound good.

With regard to the prefilter, yes they...
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Once again, I have to chime in to disagree with...

Once again, I have to chime in to disagree with the others on this topic. Although I do concede that they are the professionals, I use an EAC and am very happy with it. The media filters are not...
08-14-06, 07:50 AM
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What if you take a piece of thin plywood or...

What if you take a piece of thin plywood or hardboard slightly larger than the hole, cut a hole the correct size in the wood, and then cut the wood with the circle cut out of it it in half. Insert...
06-28-06, 07:27 AM
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If you go this way, please ensure they have at...

If you go this way, please ensure they have at least minimal safety equipment, gloves, masks, goggles etc.. Moral issues need to be considered as well as legal ones. I am guessing such people don't...
06-26-06, 11:41 AM
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Posted By guest2

Need opinions on foundation

Hi, I need some advice on short and long term management of a foundation. Forgive the length of this post, but there is a lot to consider. I have an old house (1912) with a poured concrete...
06-12-06, 10:47 AM
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And check their work carefully. If they...

And check their work carefully. If they typically do texture, they may not be very good at doing good smooth joints.
06-07-06, 03:23 PM
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You could tape the beams with wide painter's...

You could tape the beams with wide painter's tape. Tape up to where you want the surface of the mud to come to, Try to run the knife as close to the line provided by the tape as possible, let the mud...
04-25-06, 09:38 AM
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I also find my plastered house to be cooler than...

I also find my plastered house to be cooler than most newer houses with wallboard. Any thermal mass helps to moderate temperatures, and plaster is denser and usually thicker than plasterboard, so it...
04-05-06, 10:35 AM
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Please be careful about lead and/or asbestos. ...

Please be careful about lead and/or asbestos. There is likely to be lead paint and it is possible that there is asbestos in the plaster or whatever they used to texture it. You can easily test for...
04-05-06, 10:29 AM
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I'm not a pro, but have a fair bit of hard earned...

I'm not a pro, but have a fair bit of hard earned DIY expertise in this area. I think as long as the paint is reasonably well adhered you are fine to just patch and or skim over it. I would clean...
03-29-06, 12:01 PM
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Hi Remo, As it sounds like the wall...

Hi Remo,

As it sounds like the wall coverings go back many years, there may be lead paint in there somewhere. Not to make you worry too much, but I think it is wise to be relatively careful with...
03-28-06, 01:28 PM
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You should also check the plaster where the water...

You should also check the plaster where the water stain is, to determine if it is intact. Although a lot tougher than wallboard, plaster can get softened by long term expsure to water. I would peel...
03-28-06, 01:24 PM
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Posted By guest2

Great ideas above. I have one final suggestion...

Great ideas above. I have one final suggestion to try. I have a great deal of difficulty putting on mud with a 12 inch knife and not having it "skip" across the surface, leaving little waves. I...
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In my experience, most old homes have a bit of...

In my experience, most old homes have a bit of that smell, even if there is no problems, particularly if you leave them closed up for a while. If it is more than that, I can think of a few things to...
03-27-06, 09:19 AM
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From what I understand, the three places you...

From what I understand, the three places you might find asbestos in a ceiling would be in surface texture (quite possible, but it sounds like you don't have any texture), in insulation above the...
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There is considerable debate on these boards...

There is considerable debate on these boards about the merits vs drawbacks of EACs, which you can access with a search. Yes,you can install a 4 inch media filter in a 4 inc EAC slot, they should...
03-14-06, 11:23 AM
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Posted By guest2

If you are not interested in resizing your...

If you are not interested in resizing your furnace ;), you can set the fan to run all the time, but you need to be careful about condensation in the ducts and you don't get a huge amount of humidity...
03-09-06, 11:04 AM
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Posted By guest2

The skillsaw works well, cause you can set the...

The skillsaw works well, cause you can set the depth of cut to just below the lathe and not have so much concern about cutting through wires, pipes, dead rodents :rolleyes: etc.
03-01-06, 12:19 PM
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You can also buy sheets of fabric for multiply...

You can also buy sheets of fabric for multiply cracked walls which you use like tape, but cover the whole wall or big sections of it. You then coat with plaster. I don't know the name, but a search...
03-01-06, 12:15 PM
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I'm not a pro, but I think your joint will be...

I'm not a pro, but I think your joint will be nearly invisible once painted, particularly if you use a flat or satin finish paint. It will depend somewhat on the length of the wall, the light...
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I may be wrong, but I think the Clean Effect is...

I may be wrong, but I think the Clean Effect is still an EAC, just with a different (and more efficient) form of collector. It is also very expensive. It is as yet an unproven technology. The...
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