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Powerline Adapters

A month ago, I began using a Netgear Powerline 1200. It was so my wife could try and get a decent wi-fi signal on her pc. Her pc is in our bedroom on the other side of the house, which isn't really...
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We used a satin sheen. Most of our roller moves...

We used a satin sheen. Most of our roller moves were up and down, though I did some from side to side and that probably did not help. But I've painted that way for years and it was never a problem....
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My wife and I also b ought some Behr Ultra...

My wife and I also b ought some Behr Ultra Premium paint/primer to paint our living room with. It's a nice beige color and for the most part it looks great if you look at it straight on. But looking...
11-22-17, 06:13 PM
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I did the soapy water test and saw nothing. Right...

I did the soapy water test and saw nothing. Right now, the gas is back on and I smell nothing. But, I'm keeping a close eye on it. We'll see what happens.
11-22-17, 05:34 PM
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I did shut it off. Checked the connections and...

I did shut it off. Checked the connections and they were good. I'm wondering if the shutoff valve has gone bad. It's been on there for awhile. Though I don't know if they go bad on a gas line.I'll...
11-22-17, 04:36 PM
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New Stove, Smell Gas

Just bought a new stove last week. After the initial install by Lowe's, we used it and afterwards began to smell gas. Not very strong and not consistent, but it was there. Used to get that with our...
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Thanks. Well, it's in the same exact spot and...

Thanks. Well, it's in the same exact spot and position as the previous one, which was the same brand and model. Just kind of surprising for it to do this.
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Expansion Noise in Space Heater.

I recently bought and installed a Williams space heater to replace an identical one that I had trouble with. I cranked it up sunday night and it's been running just fine. But the last couple of days,...
08-24-13, 06:37 PM
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I finally ordered new windows on Thursday. I...

I finally ordered new windows on Thursday. I decided to go with the Anderson 100's, which are fairly new, just out within the last 5 years. They are a composite, called Fibrex and are supposed to be...
08-14-13, 09:09 AM
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Everything I've read about them on other sites...

Everything I've read about them on other sites have been nothing but good. Supposed to be good quality and and just a great window. Many opinions have them rated quite high.
08-13-13, 03:51 PM
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New Windows

I am planning on replacing some windows in my house. I've looked at Renewal by Anderson and Pella at the Home Depot and Lowes respectively and I've also been doing some online research. I've seen...
07-26-13, 11:59 AM
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Did what you said, Ray, and it worked. I think...

Did what you said, Ray, and it worked. I think one of the blacks was popping out of the backstab hole enough to cause a problem. Hooked them all to the appropriate screws and bingo. Everything looks...
07-26-13, 11:10 AM
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I will give that a try, Ray. Thanks.

I will give that a try, Ray. Thanks.
07-26-13, 10:10 AM
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Several Receptacles Dead

Separated from http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-c-d-c/500966-outlet-troubles.html

I'm having a similar problem. Got up this morning and went to turn on the tv in my family room and...
12-28-12, 05:43 PM
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Never Enough Humidity

Why is it that in some homes, there's just never enough humidity. I have two furnaces, both with humidifiers and together, they just don't put out enough. We end up putting water on the stove to heat...
10-12-12, 06:22 PM
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Humidifier Advice

Need some advice on how to increase humidity inside the house during the cold months. I have two furnaces, one in the main house, another in the addition I had done about 10 yrs ago. Reason for the...
10-12-12, 05:55 PM
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Thought it was time to bump this up. Sorry,...

Thought it was time to bump this up.

Sorry, Mitch, no pictures. Too much trouble for me. But I started doing the job, but don't know if it's even going to work. Cut some 2x4 pieces and placed...
09-21-12, 10:48 AM
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Using Insulation On the Outside Of House

I live in a house with a slab foundation. In the winter, the floors nearest the outside walls get really cold. I think the reason is because the siding on the house does not go all the way to the...
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