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Asbestos strips around duct boot

Hi,
I have narrow strips of asbestos beteen the duct boot and subfloor at the floor registers in my house. The strips are 1/4" thick by about 1-1/4" wide and on all four sides of the boot. The...
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Solved

I removed the two pieces of shoe I installed, sanded off the 1/16" wide over-paint along the bottom-front edge. Then re-installed them with a spacer between the floor and shoe made from the clear...
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I can assure you something did change from before...

I can assure you something did change from before and after nailing the base shoe. I can walk along any of the other walls and hear nothing but the pat of my feet on the wood.

I used an 18 gauge...
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I nailed the shoe to the baseboard.

I nailed the shoe to the baseboard.
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New base shoe squeaks like a son-of-a-gun!

Hi,
I just finished installing new oak hardwood floors, taking care to make sure I didn't have any squeaks. I painstakingly screwed down the entire 1x8 lumber subfloor, then glued and screwed 1/2"...
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So far I've screwed the 1x6's to the joists with...

So far I've screwed the 1x6's to the joists with 2" #8 flooring screws, 3 per board using a rented Milwaukee stand-up Sharp-Fire screw gun. The stand-up gun was very easy going and took approx. 6...
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I'm in the same boat with my 50 y/o house. As the...

I'm in the same boat with my 50 y/o house. As the house aged, the nails holding subfloor and hardwood have come loose. The squeaks were caused by the movement of wood against nails. I discovered...
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What's the scoop on hardwood expansion/contraction due to humidity

I've read that you should start your 3/4" solid hardwood floors 3/4" in from the walls to allow for expansion and contraction due to humidity. Isn't this excessive? Doesn't the subfloor and house...
03-31-10, 04:47 AM
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Thanks for the replies...I believe marrette is a...

Thanks for the replies...I believe marrette is a Canadian tradename. Is there any requirement for a certain length of pigtail or do you just use whatever length suits? I know you need to pull at...
03-29-10, 06:07 PM
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The wires are standard #14 and sorry.... marrette...

The wires are standard #14 and sorry.... marrette is a trade name for a twist-on connector
03-29-10, 05:40 PM
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Connecting 2 solid, 1 stranded wire

I want to connect 2 solid wires and I stranded wire (lighting fixture) using a marrette in a ceiling box. Can all three be connected in the marrette together, or is it better to connect the two...
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Thanks for the advice all, so I decided to keep...

Thanks for the advice all, so I decided to keep everything from about 1" diameter and up. I split everything over about 5" I'd say - it was pretty easy going with an axe...except for the pieces...
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Smallest recommended firewood size

I decided to take a break from my basement reno and cut down a large unruly crabapple tree on my front lawn. I heard crabapple is a nice wood to burn, so I want to keep the good stuff and the rest...
03-16-10, 11:00 AM
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Question Can I reroute bathtub drain as shown in attached photo

In the attached photo, taken from my basement floor looking up, you can see the main floor tub drain takes a direct diagonal line from the tub to the stack. It is 1-1/2" pipe and ~72" from trap wier...
03-12-10, 04:14 PM
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When I purchased my house a few years ago I had...

When I purchased my house a few years ago I had similar sounds when turning the taps off. It was the pipes vibrating as the water flow through them gradually decreased. In fact my son rather...
03-12-10, 04:43 AM
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I believe it belongs to the municipality. The...

I believe it belongs to the municipality. The outside diameter of the male threaded section going into the meter is 1.030" according to the specs. I'm not sure if that's 3/4" thread but I did a bit...
03-11-10, 06:38 PM
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Question Bathroom sink supply lines through floor

If memory serves me correct, it seems that all the bathroom sinks I've looked under have the supply lines coming through the wall. Is there any reason/code mandating this? I can see it being...
03-11-10, 06:30 PM
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Question re water meter when upgrading to 3/4" copper from 1/2"

I am thinking of upgrading from 1/2" to 3/4" copper from the meter to the hwh.

I have 3/4" copper coming up from the basement floor to a shutoff valve, then 6" of 1/2" copper that connects to a...
12-04-09, 03:56 PM
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Interesting... I'll see what I can do. Problem...

Interesting... I'll see what I can do. Problem is my doors are 78" and I'm 77" and I don't want to be ducking through every door! There's about 1/2" clearance between the top of each interior door...
12-04-09, 12:16 PM
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Squeakiest floors you can imagine!

I am almost positive I have the squeakiest floors in the world. Even the cat walking down the hallway makes them squeak! They are 3/4" hardwood on top of 1x6 plank sub-floor that run 45 to the...
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Bathroom fan - route of ducting from fan to roof

Hi
I bought a bungalow where the bathroom fan is located over the door and simply exhausts into the hallway (embarassin' at times :eek:). Needless to say I want to install a proper ceiling mounted...
10-02-09, 12:45 PM
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Here is the resulting installation, with 2 clamps...

Here is the resulting installation, with 2 clamps made of pieces of scrap aluminum from the old capping off the front window. We'll see how the vinyl reacts next summer when it gets a little hotter....
09-26-09, 05:08 AM
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Attaching vertical aluminum down-spout to vertical vinyl siding? (with picture)

My old siding was horizontal particle board stuff and I'm replacing it with vertical vinyl. On the old siding, two clamps were fashioned from a 2" wide loop of aluminium, and simply screwed to the...
09-22-09, 07:26 AM
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Posted By cuda7

Perfect, thanks for the help!

Perfect, thanks for the help!
09-22-09, 07:04 AM
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Posted By cuda7

Thanks for the replies, I think lefty's reply...

Thanks for the replies, I think lefty's reply sounds like the best idea.

But what if I want to do the top, side and bottom J-channels as separate pieces that terminate in the corners? The...
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