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11-18-18, 06:17 PM
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My wife just informed me that the mice had gotten...

My wife just informed me that the mice had gotten into a bag of some Nestle chocolate chips, so perhaps that is what did them in. I know chocolate can make dogs real sick so maybe they got one final...
11-05-18, 08:29 AM
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Thanks for the info... the ones I have found are...

Thanks for the info... the ones I have found are right near the furnace. It is a newer, high efficiency furnace and I confirmed there are no blockages outside. And two of my CO detectors are within 5...
11-05-18, 05:37 AM
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Very good thought... however we have no close...

Very good thought... however we have no close neighbors, so that isn't a possibility

And just to be clear, we have never had any indication of carbon monoxide. It was just a crazy thought I had...
11-04-18, 01:56 PM
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Mice inexplicably dying in basement for unknown reason

We have a house in WI out in the country and late fall right around this time every year mice start finding their way into our unfinished basement. Typically I just put some traps out and that helps...
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Chain keeps getting stuck on stop bolt despite multiple adjustments

I have a LiftMaster 1/2 HP opener (purple learn button) and it is a couple years old. For whatever reason it keeps getting stuck on the stop bolt. It used to only happen once every couple months but...
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Views: 482
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Maybe I will do that. I see the run connected to...

Maybe I will do that. I see the run connected to the cold air return in the hallway is right underneath the floor of the bedroom, so it would be easy to do. I have added floor registers in the past,...
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The window in question is at the opposite end of...

The window in question is at the opposite end of the room (from where the door is). So maybe I will put it there (even if my bed is over it) since that is the furthest distance from the door (where...
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The room does not have a cold air return... the...

The room does not have a cold air return... the nearest one is in the hallway connected to the bedroom, so it gets especially chilly when the door is closed (i.e. when family is staying over and...
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Views: 482
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Where to install new floor register ?

The bedroom on the far end of our house is always noticeably colder than all the other rooms. It is over a crawlspace and has 3 outside walls (2 to the outside and 1 to the unheated garage). It only...
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This is what I have on hand. I can go get the...

This is what I have on hand. I can go get the yellow stuff if necessary

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Can I use my Harvey's white paste that is made...

Can I use my Harvey's white paste that is made for gas pipes? Or do I need to get different stuff made for water pipes?
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Installing new shower neck/arm but threading stops in the wrong position

I would think this is a common problem but I tried searching and got nothing.

I am installing a shower neck in my new shower... so I put my thread tape on the neck and screwed it in. After a...
10-04-14, 07:04 PM
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Putting down self leveler over concrete but forgot to prime - what should I do?

I am putting a bathroom in my basement (concrete slab). I am putting heated floors in using the cable you lay out on the floor. Lay the cable out, pour self leveler to secure the cable, mortar and...
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The 4" LED's I got are from Menards and are...

The 4" LED's I got are from Menards and are Lithonia Lighting brand. Are those ok?
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"some of those newer style bulbs are worthless...

"some of those newer style bulbs are worthless IMO"

How can I tell which ones are good? Is there a certain brand or model you recommend?
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Views: 801
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If I go with option 2, do you think 4 lights...

If I go with option 2, do you think 4 lights would be enough? Or should I do 6 lights?

If the width of my staircase is 38" wide, should I just space them evenly (12.5" off the wall). Or do I put...
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Trying to figure out lighting configuration for stairway down to basement

I am finishing my basement and need some better lighting for my stairway downstairs. In the basement I am using 5" LED recessed lights so my thought was to just add 2 or 3 of those centered in the...
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No header. I will have low ceilings (7 foot) -...

No header. I will have low ceilings (7 foot) - just barely enough to make code. So there wouldnt be any room to put a header even if I wanted to
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Put light in shower and bath fan outside shower? Or just put bath fan in shower?

I am adding a bathroom to my basement which includes a 60" wide shower. Bathroom is approx 10 x 6 (not including shower). Because it is in a basement, some of the joists near the shower have duct...
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Views: 13,674
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Ok, thanks. I will talk to my inspector and see...

Ok, thanks. I will talk to my inspector and see what he says. Worst case I remove my drain pipe I put in.
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The drainage I put in has nothing to do with my...

The drainage I put in has nothing to do with my septic... it is precautionary to get water away from my foundation (egress window) and empties out 100 feet away into a large field. The closest point...
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Not sure. I do have some above grade but those...

Not sure. I do have some above grade but those are in a totally different section of my land.

When they come look at it I will ask them to verify what it is
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Sounds good. I will have a pro come look at it on...

Sounds good. I will have a pro come look at it on Monday and see what they say

Also, my drain pipe that I just put in is a good 3 feet or so below the septic pipes and bed, so it will not drain...
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Views: 13,674
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I had to put a trench in for drainage away from...

I had to put a trench in for drainage away from my house. It was approx 7 feet deep and went out around 100 feet to the hill my house is on to drain.

Do you think I should try to clear out just...
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