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04-20-05, 06:30 AM
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Marksr, Having never done anything like this...

Marksr,

Having never done anything like this before, it is comforting to get some advice. Thanks.
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Advice to replace cinder blocks in wall

My intention was to post this in this forum but yesterday I accidentally posted it in another forum. I am reposting it here because this forum fits the best.

My house is in Florida and there is a...
04-19-05, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
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Advice to replace cinder blocks in wall

My house is in Florida and there is a wall air conditioner unit in a bedroom that I want to remove. The wall is a cement block wall. Before I start, I would like to know what I need to do and any...
10-07-04, 08:22 AM
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Views: 1,432
Posted By flpicshooter

Circuit board worries me

My central air conditioner is an Amana with the air handler and compressor in one unit outside. There is a circuit board that has burnt out. This board is located at the top right of the panel...
08-31-04, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By flpicshooter

Central air problem after problem

Let me tell you the tale about my central air unit.
It is an Amana central air unit with the air handler and compressor in one unit outside.
My AC repairman is a relative. I trust him...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By flpicshooter

Irishguy, I have been away for a while. My...

Irishguy,

I have been away for a while. My apologies for the slow reply.

I live in South Florida and the cost of roofs are 'thru the roof'! :-)

Judging from the other posts on this board, it...
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Views: 953
Posted By flpicshooter

I thought that a metal sheet was always used to...

I thought that a metal sheet was always used to cover the valley whether it was open or closed.
Judging from some of the replies, it seems that when the valley is closed, there may or may not be a...
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Views: 1,725
Posted By flpicshooter

Are gable vents a good option?

I live in South Florida and am replacing the shingle roof.
I want to make sure that there is adequate ventilation in the attic. I have been told that the county does not allow ridge vents because...
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Views: 1,044
Posted By flpicshooter

Is modified bitumen good?

I live in South Florida and am replacing the roof.
Part of the roof is a flat roof.. One contractor says that they will use modified bitumen. They say that this is far superior to using the hot-mop...
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Views: 953
Posted By flpicshooter

to cover or not to cover

I live in South Florida and have gotten quotes from several roofers to replace the shingle roof on the house. I am finding that each company has their own style and interpretation of doing the job....
08-17-03, 05:58 PM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By flpicshooter

realigned relocated closet door hinge

Hi,

I have a bi-fold closet door and the lower hinge is screwed into the door frame, not the floor.

Now I have installed a laminate floorand the hinge has to be moved about 3/8" higher. The...
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Gaps between baseboards and laminate floor

Ok. The floor is finally done. Only the baseboards remain to be installed.

When I bought the baseboards, I selected the ones with the straightest edge that lays along the floor. But it was next...
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Views: 3,713
Posted By flpicshooter

Thanks for the Porter-Cable link. In the...

Thanks for the Porter-Cable link.

In the manual, it says:

The Porter-Cable air compressors should be operated on not more than a 50% duty cycle. Maximum compressor pumping time per hour is 30...
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Views: 2,912
Posted By flpicshooter

There is a lot more to it than what you hear at...

There is a lot more to it than what you hear at the store but it's very do-able for a DIYer. It's even better that you have friends that have done this already. They should be able to tell you what...
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Views: 3,713
Posted By flpicshooter

oilless compressor leaking oil

I just purchased a Porter Cable CF2600 compressor/nailer combo. After running the compressor for the first time for 15 minutes with the drain valve open, there was oil leaking from the engine down...
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Views: 1,379
Posted By flpicshooter

Citymouse I am in the process of doing two...

Citymouse

I am in the process of doing two bedrooms and I thought of the same thing. These are my thoughts. Remember that I am not a pro, only a DIYer (for the first time too).

You must...
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Views: 1,110
Posted By flpicshooter

DIMMike You are right that the first...

DIMMike

You are right that the first question the manufacturer will ask is if you followed the instructions correctly.

My laminate is made by Armstrong and on their website the instructions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By flpicshooter

Quiet Walk 1/2-3/4 inch from Wall

Hi,

I have the Quiet Walk underlayment. The instructions, which I just read, says that the edge of the underlayment should be 1/2 to 3/4 inch away from the wall. The laminate ends 1/4 inch away...
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Views: 2,026
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Question 2in1 vs. Quiet Walk underlayment

Life is complicated and installing this laminate floor is almost imitating life. :)

Here is the latest situation.

The floor in the second bedroom is not as low as the floor in the first...
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Views: 4,182
Posted By flpicshooter

I went back to Lowe's and decided to buy the...

I went back to Lowe's and decided to buy the Quiet Walk underlayment which is thicker than the 2in1. It seems that this underlayment will be more soundproof. Just my opinion. Anyway, I just tested...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,182
Posted By flpicshooter

Yes, I am sure that it was Armstrong that I had...

Yes, I am sure that it was Armstrong that I had called. I double checked the number on their website. I will call them again to see if I get a different answer from another person.
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Views: 4,182
Posted By flpicshooter

Unhappy Armstrong has no transition strip!

I really don't believe this, but it's true!

I bought Armstrong Swiftlock for two bedrooms. I bought just the boards and figured that I would determine the type of transition later (ie. reducer...
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Views: 3,300
Posted By flpicshooter

Spacers for Laminate floors

I am installing Armstrong Swiftlock laminate floors in a bedroom and I purchased the installation kit from Lowe’s. The width of the spacers are around 3/16 of an inch wide on the ‘fat’ end and...
07-02-03, 01:44 PM
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Views: 4,650
Posted By flpicshooter

Hollow sounding ceramic floor

Most of my new/old house has ceramic tile on concrete and there are several places that have ‘hollow’ spots. I am guessing that the previous owner/installer did not use enough thinset in these areas....
07-02-03, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,242
Posted By flpicshooter

Wood or synthetic baseboards?

I am replacing the baseboards in a room and went to the hardware store to check out my options. There are baseboards that are made real wood and there are some made of a synthetic material.

The...
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