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looking for a specific light fixture

My house was built in 1995. I'm having wall paper removed, wall textured and painted.

I want to change my light to new style (brushed nickel finish) because old one is gold. The problem is that...
08-29-18, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

thank you for your tip. called Trane and they...

thank you for your tip. called Trane and they said it's 3.5T because I could make out TTB042
08-29-18, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

new AC but no Trap

I had the AC tech install brand new AC system (Trane, new compressor, furnace, coil).
when I got home, I noticed that the primary condensate drain doesn't have a TRAP.
see picture below.
This is...
08-27-18, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

How many tons is my A/C?

I need to have this trane AC replaced. unfortunately, the model number is damaged.
I can see S/N as M3642PUBF.
but model # is very hard to read: TTB042??A? (as if it's something like...
07-12-18, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

Electric wire to furnace is too short

I'm having a tech install brand new goodman heat pump system (whole system inside and outside).

brand: goodman
size: 3 ton
type: heat pump
furnace/Inside unit is: ARUF37C14
compressor:...
07-12-18, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

Wire too short for air handler

I have an AC tech installing 3ton Goodman units (inside and outside)
Inside Air handler: ARUF37C14 (goodman)
outside compressor: GSZ140361KE (goodman)


the problem for inside unit is that the...
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Posted By Rj2010

I plan to do solid wood (3/4 inch thick and 5...

I plan to do solid wood (3/4 inch thick and 5 inch wide ) either prefinished or unfinished (then have it stained) on concrete slab foundation.
around here in DFW, TX area, most solid wood has...
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Posted By Rj2010

Selecting plywood underlayment

I'm having my entire first floor done with solid wood on a concret slab. Sellers like Lumber Liquidators don't sell plywood. Home Depot has but there are many kinds.
can you give me some advice...
03-02-16, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

thank you for all the advice. if I order stair...

thank you for all the advice.
if I order stair treads for 3/4 inch, how thick should the risers be?
additionally, the last step on the second floor where it meets carpet, I don't want 3/4 think to...
02-29-16, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

thank you both for replying. yes, they do make...

thank you both for replying. yes, they do make stair nose. I got a quote for stair nose. I was thinking even with stair nose (just 3/8 thick), if it's strong enough for traffic (will it break when...
02-29-16, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

3/8 inch engineered wood for stairs

I'm having my floor done with 3 inch 3/8 thick engineered wood (glue down).

can anyone advise if it's a good idea to use the same plans for stairs? I prefer matching color. but 3/8 seems pretty...
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Posted By Rj2010

garage door won't close with remote

I have a pretty old (20 years old) garage door opener. when temp drops (here in Texas even above freezing), remote doesn't close the garage door anymore.
In the morning, if I press remote, it will...
11-07-15, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

outside faucet -- dfw specific

Hi,
I have a home in North Fort Worth. I need to have one outside faucet replaced because it leaks bad and replacing washer won't help. It currently is frost-proof.

I am scheduling a plumber...
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Posted By Rj2010

transition between tile Allure Vinyl plank

I'm looking to do a floor myself with Allure Vinyl Plan which is only 4mm thick (.157 inch).

I wonder how transition to tile would work? will we feel the difference in height when material change?
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Posted By Rj2010

pre-attached pad at costco

Costco sells laminate with pre-attached pad. It does even completely cover the board. It says it makes more wood sounding.
I want to do it for my first floor. do I still need to do moisture...
06-12-15, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

Thank you all for your ideas. I will remove wall...

Thank you all for your ideas. I will remove wall paper and use paint
06-12-15, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

bathroom ideas

My home is 20 years old. I have a half bath (guest room) which is small with a sink and toilet.
I need to replace the toilet. I pulled it out. Then, a few pieces of vinyl tile got detached and...
06-10-15, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

GCFI Receptacle

I noticed only three places have GCFI receptacles. they are kitchen, bathroom downstairs, garage. each place just has one GCFI receptacle but many regular receptacles.
for example, I have more...
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Posted By Rj2010

I will take more pictures. but from the current...

I will take more pictures. but from the current picture, there is a slop D. shouldn't it be near B to align with toilet?
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Posted By Rj2010

tolet drain problem

My guest room toilet occasionally got clogged and I didn't know why until yesterday after I took out yesterday intending to replace it with a new one (this is 20 yr old house).

but it looks like...
06-01-15, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

thank you for replying. when you clean, do you...

thank you for replying.
when you clean, do you use water or just dry clean? if you use water, do you need to wait for it to dry or use hair dryer to dry it before applying Power Grab?
06-01-15, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

detaching bathroom vinyl

what do you use to glue down detaching vinyl in my bathroom. it's sticking out. do I need to 'heat it' before gluing down?
06-01-15, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Rj2010

The only T-stat is 20 year old. It has a...

The only T-stat is 20 year old. It has a mechanical switch. some times, you switch from off to heating, it would trigger fan. I was thinking of replacing it anyways. So before I started to remove...
05-31-15, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

Houston204, they are lucky to have you there. I...

Houston204,
they are lucky to have you there. I bet you get lots of repeat customers.

I really appreciate the help and will remember the t-stat wire is damaged if AC acts up again down the road.
05-31-15, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Rj2010

actually in my case, thee is a power cable lying...

actually in my case, thee is a power cable lying the same spot. I'm grateful that it didn't get shorted.

It's amazing that the house passed inspection when it was built, which may be just a...
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