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I found that the install was easier with the...

I found that the install was easier with the baseboards removed. I was replacing mine anyway. However, if you chose to leave the baseboard, you still have to leave the specified expansion gap around...
01-09-09, 11:28 AM
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You know, when I read this I thought you were...

You know, when I read this I thought you were talking about the main water valve. So I did that, I shut off the water valve just north of the well tank. And that is exactly what I needed to do. I...
01-07-09, 05:40 AM
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Shutting off Hot Water

I am replacing my dishwasher. I closed the hot water valve to the dishwashed supply line. Upon disconnecting the dishwasher, I discovered that the valve is not closing all the way, the hot water...
12-23-08, 06:50 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

The boiler sits on cement blocks, less than 6"...

The boiler sits on cement blocks, less than 6" off the floor. It was installed 11 years ago. I know it is not a code violation, or at least it was not when it was installed, as it was inspected and...
12-22-08, 10:48 AM
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So after all that, this weekend I had trouble...

So after all that, this weekend I had trouble with the reset switch again. However, I was working in the garage where the furnace is all day Saturday. I was working on a couple snowmobiles, which...
12-08-08, 11:43 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

Higher....let me put it this way...I wish I had...

Higher....let me put it this way...I wish I had stayed home from work, so the wife wouldn't have had to deal with making that decision. Too much $$, seemed like a rip off. Oh well, too late...
12-04-08, 09:49 AM
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Furnace guy came out. Replaced the electrode, and...

Furnace guy came out. Replaced the electrode, and one other thing, can't remember what he called it. And you don't want to know how much it cost.
12-02-08, 08:06 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

Thanks for the info ecman. I am glad I called the...

Thanks for the info ecman. I am glad I called the service guy. Funny thing is, furnace never acted up before service guy came out a cuople months ago to give it a pre-season service.
12-01-08, 07:47 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

Oil furnace reset switch

I have a 12 year old Weil-McLean oil furnace, which is used for a FHW system. Has been running trouble free since it was new. However, in the last few days, the furnace has shut off. Both emergency...
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Posted By ChipJ29

When I did mine, I tucked the carpet under the...

When I did mine, I tucked the carpet under the T-moulding. It looks ok, but the carpet tends to lift up the T-moulding. I prob would have been better off doing what the instructions say. Trim the...
12-01-08, 07:24 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

When my basement was finished before I owned the...

When my basement was finished before I owned the house, the top plate was secured to the steel I-beam with bolts right through the bottom portion of the beam.
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Posted By ChipJ29

Not right against it, but leave the required gap....

Not right against it, but leave the required gap. I doubt it gets terribly hot on the floor. Not sure why you want to spend the $$ on laminate for a little-used room.
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Posted By ChipJ29

Thanks for the info, Bud.

Thanks for the info, Bud.
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Posted By ChipJ29

Thanks for the replies. Fireplace is on the first...

Thanks for the replies. Fireplace is on the first (and only) floor. Washer/dryer are in the basement.
House is 35+ years old. Never once thought it would be sealed so tight that the fireplace would...
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Posted By ChipJ29

Still stinky...any ideas?

Still stinky...any ideas?
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Posted By ChipJ29

Fireplace Draft

When I get a fire going in my fireplace, it pulls a mean draft, almost too good. When sitting facing the fireplace, I can feel the cooler air from the other end of the house coming into the room. But...
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Posted By ChipJ29

I have 2 liftmaster doors (Chamberlain) and have...

I have 2 liftmaster doors (Chamberlain) and have a wireless keypad that controls both. Not sure the brand of the keypad, but they do exist.
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Posted By ChipJ29

If using 2x decking (typically 2x6), then max...

If using 2x decking (typically 2x6), then max width is 24".
If using 5/4 decking (typical decking material), then max width is 16".
10-01-08, 11:56 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

You shouldn't have to raise the countertop to...

You shouldn't have to raise the countertop to accomodate the dishwasher. There is usually plenty of room. Maybe the dishwasher has adjustable legs?
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Posted By ChipJ29

Most manufacturers specify that you have to seal...

Most manufacturers specify that you have to seal the flooring with silicon caulking in wet areas, around sinks etc. Not sure about the glued seam thing. I did neither in my kitchen...playing the odds...
09-19-08, 06:05 AM
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Posted By ChipJ29

I wouldn't worry too much about it. I think it...

I wouldn't worry too much about it. I think it will be fine.
08-28-08, 11:17 AM
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Views: 1,361
Posted By ChipJ29

I used HD when I re-did my kitchen. I did all the...

I used HD when I re-did my kitchen. I did all the demo and prep work myself, had them install the cabinets. They take all your measurements, and you sit down with the kitchen guy and plan it all out....
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Posted By ChipJ29

Some pocket holes in the back of the 1x10's going...

Some pocket holes in the back of the 1x10's going back into the wall studs would give it great support. Just use a long enough screw to go through the sheetrock and at least 1/2" into the stud. You...
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Posted By ChipJ29

There is no reason you can't start on the long...

There is no reason you can't start on the long wall on the left. The reason he suggested you start on the right wall, is that the outside wall is typically more likely to be square.

I did mine...
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Posted By ChipJ29

Option A is what I would go with.

Option A is what I would go with.
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