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01-17-17, 09:52 AM
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I generally agree with looking cheap. That being...

I generally agree with looking cheap. That being said, nearly all I have seen are the basic ones that you see in schools and buildings. I have never seen nice ones in a house. As the clock is...
01-17-17, 03:24 AM
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Views: 796
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I actually tend to research everything before...

I actually tend to research everything before asking. Sadly, I am not finding much useful information out there, which is why I come here. As for edge, yes, tegular. As for finished, the wife's...
01-16-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
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Armstrong ceiling tile question

We are in the process of having our basement finished (woo hoo, I am not doing it, boo hoo, it is $$$$).. We are looking at ceiling tiles. Contractor recommended the Armstrong Sahara (271). Though...
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Views: 640
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tried it before

I actually tried the primer before putting the fuel lines on as I wanted to make sure I had them correct. I could def feel a bit of suction on the inlet.
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They are correct

Mixed with the air bubbles is fuel, going back into the tank. I am thinking 3 possibilities:
1. fuel inlet line is split someplace.
2. problem with new primer as it does not quickly pop back...
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Views: 640
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Poulan BVM200VS blower / vac wont start

I am at my wits end.
This is the BVM200VS model. About 9 years old. Just replaced carb, plug, fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel. It will only start on full choke and will run about 10 seconds, then die....
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Views: 1,474
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I actually some of the nosing left over, as the...

I actually some of the nosing left over, as the Lowes installer gave me a dinged up piece to use as a visual aid as we were trying to figure out how what we wanted for nosing.
Replies: 5
Views: 560
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I think we can live with the width, and keep the...

I think we can live with the width, and keep the patio edge just adjacent to the footer, it might make for some good opportunities to get creative with landscaping (planters, etc.)
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Views: 1,474
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Yep, I know what it is and what it is used for. ...

Yep, I know what it is and what it is used for. Tried to talk her out of it go with something less obtrusive, but what the boss wants, the boss gets, plus we have 300' of this already painted. It...
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Views: 1,474
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Here are two pics that show the cap we are using....

Here are two pics that show the cap we are using. Not the proper application, but the boss wanted something dressier than standard shoe.
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the slope is correct, yet is a generalization. ...

the slope is correct, yet is a generalization. It starts nearly level at the house, then starts a gentle slope and really drops near the footers

More data:

House to post is 10'
House to edge...
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Views: 560
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patio under deck with deck footer question

We are considering adding a concrete patio that will be partially under our deck. size will be about 12' x 30'. The patio will be a poured slab as a walkout from our basement. The grade slopes...
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Views: 1,474
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I apologize for not responding sooner. though I...

I apologize for not responding sooner. though I had subscribed to the thread, but looks like I did not. Anyway, The shoe will painted to match the base. I will cut a short piece and lay it against...
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Views: 1,474
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Base trim with Pergo

We are in our 9th month in our newly purchased house (built in 1997). Upon purchasing, we had the w2w carpeting on the 2nd floor removed and pergo installed (2 young kids). Due to the nature of the...
02-23-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
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started placing panels today on a portion of bare...

started placing panels today on a portion of bare concrete. Just dry run for now, but thinking of using great stuff low expanding foam for the adhesive. I have read many great reviews of the...
02-23-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
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How timely as I an in the process of this very...

How timely as I an in the process of this very project!

Curious about using great stuff low expanding foam for the panel adhesive instead of the PL line.. Been reading a lot of horror stories...
02-09-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
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Got Gap?

The gap is due to some utilities (water / sewer) mounted on wall. I can get about 1" of foam behind them, but they due mandate an offset of the studs.

As for the insulation in ceiling, it was...
02-09-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
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Yes, Fires stops and PT sill plate

Actually, these items were already in place. The previous HO actually put up the stud walls, one of which I have to take down to install the insulation. They already have fire stops and PT sills. ...
02-08-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
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Basement fit out in our new home

We just bought this house in July. It was built in 1997 and appears to be very solid. Area is Mechanicsburg, PA. Basement walls are poured concrete, except for brief portion of East wall, which is...
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Views: 3,199
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Nope

the Stipped screw is on the hot side. The cold side is fine and I can easily extract the screw with a 5/32" wrench. In fact, I tried the metric in the cold side and it would not work. As for the...
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Views: 3,199
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Yep

I was able to drill the pilot for the EZ-Out, but just barely as the bit is so short that the chuck of the drill almost kisses the end of the handle. As for the EZ-Out, I have nothing in posession...
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Views: 3,199
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Stripped set screw in bathroom faucet handle

We have the Pfister Treviso wide spread sink faucet in the bathroom and I am in need of removing the hot side to replace some rusting components. This particular faucet handle (see pic) has the set...
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Views: 462
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Exterior light (coachlights) problem (Dim lights)

Ok, this is an old house with a ton of circuits and lots of unknowns (sadly). I found that the garage had a 30A circuit feeding it (2 overhead lights, 2 outlets and garage door). 2 years ago I...
07-29-14, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
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So, this summer the plan is to regrade and...

So, this summer the plan is to regrade and relandscape around the house. That should be the somewhat easy part. I had one contractor give me a quote for $10K and I almost fainted. So, I will look...
07-13-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By HerContractor

could try this...

My house is over 50 years old and has had water intrusion issues for a long time (I have been in it for about 8). Previous owners has chiseled an interior trench at the wall / floor joint to allow...
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