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that was a bit of a typo...its is closer to 1/4",...

that was a bit of a typo...its is closer to 1/4", even though it shows no evidence of sanding....(the floor where the baseboard was is the same height as t he rest of the floor....)
The floor is not...
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the floor is only around 1/4" thick...and in a...

the floor is only around 1/4" thick...and in a lot of places, the top part of the groove has broken off, leaving a long "gouge" or divot... especially in the traffic areas.
The baseboard is gone ( I...
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Posted By parkway

oak floor replacement

My 1913 bungalow's 1/2" quartersawn white oak floor is damaged beyond repair. I am planning on replacing it with new 1/4 sawn white oak (unfinished).
Some have told me that I need to rip the old...
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you moderators and regular contributors rock! ...

you moderators and regular contributors rock!
thanks!
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thanks for your responses. I have thought about...

thanks for your responses. I have thought about the 45degree cuts.. but I have 8 upper posts X 4 sides, and 4 lower posts - a lot of cuts!.....the nonwood paintable trim might be an option...
what...
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Posted By parkway

plywood ends

I am boxing in the wrought iron porch posts that "modernized" my 1915 bungalow in the 70's.
the eaves extend about 3 feet past the posts, so I am not too worried about heavy water issues.
I plan on...
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Posted By parkway

I will check it out-Thanks!

I will check it out-Thanks!
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Posted By parkway

old work can/i/c in thick ceilings

Hi
I have lathe and plaster ceilings a little over 1/2 thick, and am planning on laminateing 1/4 sheetrock instead of removing 10 layers of old wallpaper (plus paint)
I want to add a few can...
07-17-09, 02:07 PM
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Posted By parkway

what about unpainted plaster walls? it appears ...

what about unpainted plaster walls? it appears that under all that wallpaper, the walls were never painted.
07-16-09, 10:37 PM
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thanks for your reply. I thought I needed to use...

thanks for your reply. I thought I needed to use something other then regular joint compound.... Or have the pro use something... This is one job that I know that I can do, but also know a pro can...
07-16-09, 08:34 AM
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Posted By parkway

skim coat plaster walls?

This might be a little redundant, sorry..
my 1916 bungalow had at least 10 layers of wallpaper..they are all gone now. I am planning on having the ceiling skinned with 1/4" sheetrock ( I haven't...
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Posted By parkway

wood contact with concrete

Same question as earlier post...but ina different concise form. What would be a proper way to have 1x12 lumber contact the concrete porch? do I get sheet metal and bend it into a "U" and let it go...
07-11-09, 07:48 AM
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Posted By parkway

thanks for your input. The company bidding the...

thanks for your input. The company bidding the tempstar seems to be the one that I will go with...and I got him to come dopwn a bit on price :) I guess its a fairly slow summer..
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Posted By parkway

boxing in old porch posts

I want to cover up the wrought iron porch posts. There are 4 of them, each made up of 2 pieces of 1" square tubing, with scroll work between each pair of 1" tubes.
I am planing on boxing in the...
07-10-09, 08:09 AM
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Posted By parkway

all the units are at least 90%. I beleive the...

all the units are at least 90%. I beleive the bryant is builder grade, the york and tempstar are alow end non-builder grade. I Will probably never live in the house, I just don't want to buy junk...
07-10-09, 07:11 AM
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Posted By parkway

bryant vs york vs tempstar

Hi I am looking to replace the 50 year old furnace and add a/c. 3 good installation companies are within a few hundred dollars. Bryant is the least expensive, followed by york, and then tempstar....
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Posted By parkway

one of the radiators does have a plug, but I...

one of the radiators does have a plug, but I couldne't get my screwdriver to budge it.....and I was afraid of mangleing it....are there any tricks to removint these?
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would a plumber be the best guy to call? they...

would a plumber be the best guy to call? they are both small radiators, and I could load them in my truck very easily.......getting my regular guy to do it seems harder then brain surgery
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radiator bleeder valves

2 of my hot water radiators have no bleeder valve installed. I have 2 new ones that I wouldlike to install, and everytime my plumber is here, he finds a way to not have time to install them. I have...
04-02-08, 06:34 PM
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Posted By parkway

light bulbs and wattage

I know that if a light fixture is rated for a 60 watt incandescent bulb that you can't use any more then that. I am wondering about halogena or compact florescent bulbs, which say that they use the...
12-31-07, 09:01 AM
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Posted By parkway

wood kitchen counters

I am thinking about using wood for my kitchen countertops. What are the cons about this? I am concerned about the area near the sink. ( we already have the undermount sink). Should I change...
12-07-07, 07:48 AM
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Posted By parkway

the reason why I don't want to wire in the wall...

the reason why I don't want to wire in the wall is because the wall is already roceked and finished... but I guess I can use a couple of remodel boxes, right?
12-06-07, 07:30 PM
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Posted By parkway

thanks for the input. I would rather not put the...

thanks for the input. I would rather not put the box in the wall, unless I have to. would it be permissable or possible to run the wire inside the cabinet and put the the box in the cabinet? I...
12-06-07, 05:40 PM
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Posted By parkway

feeding dishwasher/disposer

I need to run wire for my dishawasher and disposer. I plan on running both off the same circuit, with a 20A breaker. Rigth now, there is nothing there- no cabinets, no applainces (not even the...
12-04-07, 10:04 AM
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Posted By parkway

I have had great luck with panasonic fans. They...

I have had great luck with panasonic fans. They are very quiet, effective, and energy efficient. I have not seen them at Lowes or HD, but an online search should reveal a source, and more info...
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