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Up-Flush Toilet - Basement w/Septic System

I'm planning on installing a toilet & shower stall in my basement. We have a septic system, so I would need to purchase a system that pumps the effluent "up" to the septic drain. Approx 6 ft lift...
08-14-06, 04:26 AM
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Thought so! If it's too good to be true, it...

Thought so! If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
08-11-06, 06:20 AM
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Edge Flooring

Hey Folks...

Starting to plan the flooring for my kitchen/foyer/half bath remodel project. I was at the local flooring store yesterday and they recommended a product called Edge Flooring.
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05-09-06, 07:18 AM
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Large Bow Window Replacement

Hi All:

First, the house is a 1962 brick, hip-roof ranch.

I'm down to replacing the last window in my house, and it's a bigggggg one. Rough opening is 150" x 50". It's a bow window with 5...
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It was suggested to us to use pool chlorine. Has...

It was suggested to us to use pool chlorine. Has anyone ever tried to use this? Thanks.
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Black Mold in Attic - How to Remove?

A friend (honest!) has a 18 yr old great room ranch that has black mold in the attic. The root cause I believe is a shower stall fan venting directly to the attic. The mold is not excessive, but it...
01-24-06, 04:08 AM
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Lots of looks but no help??? Bump........

Lots of looks but no help???

Bump........
01-22-06, 01:59 PM
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Stripping Vinyl Tile Floor

I have a 43 year old ranch with a basement. The basement floor is finished with 9x9 vinyl tile. It is very scratched up, and appears to have a lot of wax on the surface that's peeling away in the...
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Stairs - How to Build & What Material?

My basement stairs have seen better days. The risers are separating from the treads, and the treads are pulling out of the stringers and the treads are warping/splitting. The treads have paint,...
11-16-05, 10:40 AM
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Where can I access this forum? I need similar...

Where can I access this forum? I need similar info for a project I'm starting to plan. I don't have the specifics on my floor support system at this time. Thanks
11-02-05, 10:19 AM
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OK..thanks for the description. Would it be...

OK..thanks for the description.

Would it be easier to put the fan and lights on GFCI protection, and simply bridge the neutral from/at the GFCI, and bridge the hot in the same fashion, then...
11-02-05, 08:57 AM
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Thanks. What are pressure plates???

Thanks.

What are pressure plates???
11-02-05, 06:23 AM
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Adding Bathroom Fan

I need to install a bathroom vent fan to control moisture/mold spores. The home is 43 years old.

Current set-up: 2 gang metal box with single pole switch and GFCI outlet. Both the lighting (3 -...
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Odor - Bathroom Sink Drain

Hello All;

3-4 months ago I replaced both sinks (damaged/peeling/rusting finish) and replaced the traps with PVC in my 40+ year old bathroom. Both drains were a little slow so I snaked them out...
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I have very sandy soil, so I used fabric as an...

I have very sandy soil, so I used fabric as an attempt to keep the sand from infiltrating into my stone. It probably wouldn't hurt to put a few layers over the top of your gravel while you still can.
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4" pipe should be good. I used 3/4" stone in my...

4" pipe should be good. I used 3/4" stone in my well. This was recommended by many experienced folks in my area. My well is 5x5x5, with the stone wrapped several times in landscapers fabric. It...
07-26-05, 05:03 AM
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The house is wet plaster over gypsum board...

The house is wet plaster over gypsum board (1962).

For astetic reasons I wanted to locate the switch next to the existing.

Is there a box out there that I can simply attach to the existing...
07-25-05, 06:58 PM
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More info for John

John:

The switch is controlling 2 light fixtures, wired in series, over a fireplace mantle.

There is one (1) 14-2 cable coming into the box (from a near by duplex recept), and one 14-2 cable...
07-25-05, 11:37 AM
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John: There's a 14-2 cable coming to the box...

John:

There's a 14-2 cable coming to the box from the duplex recpt close by. The cable(s) in the light switch box have the neutrals (white) nutted together, and the common (black) connected...
07-25-05, 10:49 AM
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John - I thought of that, but I'm concerned that...

John - I thought of that, but I'm concerned that particular circuit is near capacity. It's a 15a gen lighting circuit that has 6 duplex recpts and 6 light fixtures.
07-25-05, 06:23 AM
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Adding Box for Ceiling Fan Switch

Hello All

I'm planning installing a ceiling fan in my family room which currently does not have a fixture in the ceiling.

In location I want to install the switch (single pole - will use pull...
06-23-05, 06:48 AM
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Prep Ground for Mulch & Shrubs

I have a 4x50 stretch of ground along a fence that I've cleared out using Roundup. I'm planning on planting several bushes/shrubs in this area, and finishing off with 3"-4" of mulch.

Would you...
06-23-05, 04:15 AM
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Thanks, Chris. I meant to type 1/4" for every...

Thanks, Chris. I meant to type 1/4" for every foot.
06-22-05, 05:33 PM
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Below Grade Gutter Drain Extensions

I hope this is the correct area to post.

I want to install some underground gutter drain extensions. I have several walkways that I'm always stepping over the aluminum extensions, and I almost...
06-21-05, 04:29 AM
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My 1/2 bath also has tile/cement up the walls...

My 1/2 bath also has tile/cement up the walls about 30". I was thinking of using my air chisel for much of the demolition. But, as you already know, things don't always go as planned. Thanks for...
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