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Question garage gets too hot during summer months

I'm looking for the most cost-effective ideas to help my garage from trapping so much heat during the summer months. (I'm in San Jose, CA.)

My garage is roughly 20' wide, 20' deep, and my walls...
03-31-10, 05:22 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Thanks for the feedback, gang! I'm sure you...

Thanks for the feedback, gang! I'm sure you prevented me from enduring a lot of stress, so I'm glad you responded.
03-30-10, 05:05 PM
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Question switching location of disposer in dual sink: yay or nay?

Here are a couple pics of our sink & dishwasher:
http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/the_jack_burton/sink/CIMG7814.jpg
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06-22-09, 07:11 AM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Thanks all for your replies. I'm a little unclear...

Thanks all for your replies. I'm a little unclear on what I should use for the area encircled in red:

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2426/ulworst.jpg

Specifically, which material should use...
06-16-09, 03:47 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Red face my first stab at window trim...

Despite investing in decent tools and taking my time, my first stab at window trim didn't turn out terribly well.

At this point, I'd appreciate advice on how to cover up my ugly gaps. I'm not sure...
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balancing air flow: a do-it-yourself job?

Before I begin, let me disclose that I have no experience with duct work.

Ok, I have a 3 bedroom ~1500 sq ft house.... Before I move my kids into their own rooms, I want to ensure that their...
04-10-09, 04:42 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Thanks for the advice--I appreciate it!

Thanks for the advice--I appreciate it!
04-10-09, 04:23 PM
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For some reason, this site didn't seem to like...

For some reason, this site didn't seem to like the URLs when I pasted them in.

So, I put a space between the words "tiny" and "pic".

Let's see if these will work...

Sample jambs:...
04-10-09, 10:27 AM
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Question are these knots a bad idea for window trim? (pics included)

I'm attempting to put up window trim in our bedrooms, and need to set up jambs similar to this pic:
http://i42.tiny pic.com/21ew7yw.jpg

I searched for close to an hour going through countless...
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Posted By must_golf_more

Thumbs up That "someone" could very well be me. :o...

That "someone" could very well be me. :o (Historically, I've tended to over-do things with the illogical presumption that I'm actually being extra-safe, but I think I've almost kicked that disorder.)...
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Hmm... I'm having trouble posting links to my...

Hmm... I'm having trouble posting links to my pics. I think the editor doesn't like the word "tinypic"?

In the meantime, here are the URLs with a space between the "tiny" and "pic":
...
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Question couple issues with my tub faucet

Hi--I have a few questions:

Here's a pic of my Delta tub faucet:
http://i39.************/1687wk6.jpg

I opened up my tub faucet because it was leaking, and found a strange white substance...
12-10-08, 07:47 AM
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I'm interested in getting this done. Do you know...

I'm interested in getting this done. Do you know what types of contractors/companies can perform the thermo image camera inspection for residences? Are we talking >$100 for an analysis?
12-09-08, 10:12 AM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Shoot, I'm not sure. One of the rooms was...

Shoot, I'm not sure. One of the rooms was remodeled in ~1980, and I did encounter insulation when I tried to fish some coax/cat5e wires through its exterior wall a few years ago. However, I'm not...
12-09-08, 07:57 AM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Yep, the wiring seems to have been done properly...

Yep, the wiring seems to have been done properly for 2-stage heating:

Wiring at thermostat:
<a href="http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs233&d=08480&f=cimg6925603.jpg" target="_blank"></a>

Back of...
12-09-08, 02:08 AM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Good to know--thanks, Jay. No, they did not...

Good to know--thanks, Jay. No, they did not bid/plan on a two stage t-stat b/c I already have this one: Venstar Wireless Thermostat - T1100RF...
12-08-08, 09:06 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Unhappy major XV80/XR13 installation blunder

Well, the actual HVAC installation went relatively smoothly.... However, one week after it was finished, I just happened to notice that the local HVAC installers put in an XL80 instead of an XV80!
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11-30-08, 03:50 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Sorry, I have one more question now that you know...

Sorry, I have one more question now that you know the background with our wireless thermostat being in our son's tiny bedroom:

I'm guessing that our furnace (or condenser) needs to cycle at a...
11-30-08, 03:41 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Question seeking help with my new whole house cleaner and variable speed furnace

Background info:
1. I live in San Jose, CA
2. Single story ~1500 sq ft house
3. new components installed on 11/25/2008: Trane XV80, Aprilaire 2400, (and Trane XR13)
4. Thermostat: Venstar...
11-28-08, 06:17 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

Thumbs up I couldn't have said it better myself. :beers:

I couldn't have said it better myself. :beers:
11-28-08, 06:11 PM
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Posted By must_golf_more

We're currently using wireless, but only as a...

We're currently using wireless, but only as a last resort.
11-28-08, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,180
Posted By must_golf_more

Red face seeking networking/wall fishing advice for a basic computer network

Hi. I'm seeking advice/tips for re-wiring my home computer network.

Background: I have minimal handyman experience (and even less computer networking knowledge), but several years ago, I managed...
11-24-08, 05:02 PM
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Question After drilling the necessary holes and fishing...

After drilling the necessary holes and fishing the wires from the crawl space up into the walls, I noticed that there is no longer an air tight seal for the house. What is typically done to address...
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Question pic inside: stairs from house to garage

Hello. Below is a picture of the old flimsy steps that currently exist between our house and the garage:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm46/heftylefty58/misc/CIMG6878.jpg

The total rise is...
09-13-08, 08:42 AM
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Aprilaire 2400: Trane XL80 or XV80?

Hi everyone. I have a 1500 sq ft single story house in San Jose CA, and I've been thinking of replacing our aging HVAC system. (It's currently 15 years old, and seems to be on its last leg.) Anyway,...
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