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10-08-19, 02:41 PM
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Posted By garywi

Stainmaster 10yr vs 25yr Wear Warranty

Is there really a difference in the yarn between these two carpets, or is it just a warranty gimmick, where they will never honor a warranty anyway if the carpet develops matting, etc.

Carpet...
10-05-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By garywi

Thank you. What should I do to get an accurate...

Thank you. What should I do to get an accurate bid. I will measure my rooms myself today, but I can't determine how much waste is really needed.
10-05-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By garywi

Carpet Sanity Check - Lowes

I am having my second floor carpet replaced. 4 bedrooms and a hall. 1000 sq feet.

After measurements, Lowes quoted 1300+ sq feet of carpet due to waste.

I dropped dead when they told me...
08-17-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By garywi

Large Drywall Repair :-(

Hi Guys, this hole is 55 x 144. I sheet rock I think is 4x8 ft.

How should I spice these pieces in. I would like to leave the sheet rock above the hole in place.

Thanks!

I am a sheetrock...
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Views: 328
Posted By garywi

That is a good idea. I just need to find the...

That is a good idea. I just need to find the right piece. Probably have to modify..
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Views: 328
Posted By garywi

Drip Rail Issue

It looks like the stucco contractor laid it on too thick. The stucco sticks out too far and the water from the drip rail just runs down the house.

Should I bend the flashing out. Grind down the...
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Views: 310
Posted By garywi

House Paint Stains from Water Run Off

Hi Guys, I have these white stains on the stucco from the rain. This same stain was on the flashing above and I was able to scrub it off.

What chemical can I use to scrub off the stains from the...
07-12-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By garywi

Spare Capacitors A/C

I want to keep a spare cap on hand. I looked to see the ratings today and see two.
What is the black one for. Thanks!!

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07-04-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By garywi

Load Bearing Wall?

Hi Guys, I am removing an interior wall in a second floor bedroom. The house is 10 years old with engineered trusses. I had two contractors in the attic who told me the wall I am removing is not load...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-09-19, 10:25 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By garywi

Best Tank Water Heater?

Who makes the best Powered Damper 50 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater?

The more research I do, the more horror stories I read about.

Not interested in tankless.

Thanks
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Views: 240
Posted By garywi

Garage Door Bottom Seal - Always Flat

Every couple years I put new seal on the door and it always folds forward and flattens out, then it does not seal right. It does not expand out evenly like I see in pictures.

Anyone solve for...
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Views: 275
Posted By garywi

Garage Door Not Level When Closed

My two car garage door with overhead torsion spring is not level to the ground when closed. The right side of door hits the ground when closed perfectly. The left side is about 1" above the ground....
02-01-19, 04:09 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By garywi

I just read TSP is for prep and will dull the...

I just read TSP is for prep and will dull the paint. Just need to remove the chalk. Any painters out there?
02-01-19, 03:43 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By garywi

Thanks. So TSP won't hurt the existing paint,...

Thanks. So TSP won't hurt the existing paint, just take the white chalk off.
02-01-19, 03:32 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By garywi

Removing Chalking on Painted Steel Garage Door

My west facing garage door is chalking up. I am not ready to repaint. I have scrubbed with Simple Green and it did take a lot of the chalking off but there is still a faint white film in some...
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Views: 640
Posted By garywi

Thanks. I just read Toto reviews and keep...

Thanks. I just read Toto reviews and keep finding people that say they clog.
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Posted By garywi

Why so hard to buy a new toilet? Plumbers Choice?

I wil spend around $500, want single piece. Best flush, cleans bowl, no skids, no problems with leaking (Champion 4). After reading reviews for hours, I can't fine ONE definitive model with these...
06-18-18, 08:17 PM
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Views: 527
Posted By garywi

anyone seal back splash and granite

anyone seal back splash and granite
06-16-18, 07:30 PM
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Views: 527
Posted By garywi

Seal Polished Marble and White Grout Backsplash?

I can't find a straight answer. Kitchen back splash will get spattered. Do I seal both. Which product. Thanks!
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Views: 1,134
Posted By garywi

Thoughts anyone. I have been searching on line. ...

Thoughts anyone. I have been searching on line. Nothing.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By garywi

Bosch Dishwasher to Insinkerator - I must be stupid?

I have the two of the most popular products in American and I can't seem to connect them. The dishwasher drain hose on the Bosch hose steps down from 3/4" to 1/2", quickly. I can force the hose on...
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By garywi

reading about a class action lawsuit about the AS...

reading about a class action lawsuit about the AS Champion 4. I guess I will keep looking
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Views: 640
Posted By garywi

The AS Champion 4 says 1.6 right on the box at...

The AS Champion 4 says 1.6 right on the box at Lowes. Also, it seems to have a problem leaking and the only part that fixes is (the ring) has to come right from AS.
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By garywi

Are there good toilet's anymore. Plumbers perspective?

What is the best toilet that flushes well and keeps the bowl clean and does not have problems with newly designed flushing valves/mechanisms. I have been reading reviews for 5 hours and can't find...
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By garywi

Kitchen Base Cabinet on Concrete Foundation

Hi. I am installing a kitchen base cabinet in a nook area on my one story home which has a concrete above grade slab.

As these have particle board sides, do I need to put plastic spacers...
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