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07-29-14, 10:33 AM
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Awesome, I didn't know that and thanks for the...

Awesome, I didn't know that and thanks for the reply. Being a DIY'er I always like to know why certain things are done the way they're done.
Out with the gypsum, in with the insulation and ply. ...
07-29-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By sickofmice

Sheathing material question

Hello,
I found a "band" (14 inches wide across the whole back of the house) of some kind of drywall product where the brick meets the vinyl siding on my house that is in place of plywood. Anyone...
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Views: 2,230
Posted By sickofmice

Problems driving Cortex screws into Trex Transcend

Slick system but I'm stripping lots of screw heads or they're not countersinking enough to install the color matched plug. I've tried pre-drilling, tried everything the website says so it seems that...
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Views: 2,972
Posted By sickofmice

That sounds like a good plan, thanks.

That sounds like a good plan, thanks.
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Views: 2,972
Posted By sickofmice

Can you glue solid 3/4 hardwood?

I nailed down my entire main floor with 3/4 hardwood now I have the upstairs hall to do with the same stuff but the hall is only 50 inches wide with 6 doorways and 2 closets so I will be face-nailing...
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Views: 722
Posted By sickofmice

Thanks for your reply and your clarification.

Thanks for your reply and your clarification.
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Views: 722
Posted By sickofmice

Dimmer question

The lighting circuit in my bathroom has 2 x 100W incandescent and 3 halogen pot lights on the same switch. It is a bit too bright so I want to put a dimmer in. Any problems with dimming two kinds...
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Views: 1,447
Posted By sickofmice

Thanks for the replies. The area where the...

Thanks for the replies. The area where the platform would be will not impede anything else from draining so I'm going to give this a try.
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Views: 1,447
Posted By sickofmice

Concrete platform

My washer and dryer are in my basement and they are very close to the floor drain so the concrete floor slopes quite a bit and I can't level the machines properly. I am thinking of making a concrete...
09-15-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By sickofmice

Shutting off the heater a day before is what I'll...

Shutting off the heater a day before is what I'll do. Thanks.
09-15-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By sickofmice

The pipes go into the storm sewer system and I...

The pipes go into the storm sewer system and I have a small submersible pump with a garden hose discharge so the flow isn't any greater than a partially open faucet. I think I'll give it a try. ...
09-15-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By sickofmice

Draining outdoor hot tub into downspouts

Can I drain my hot tub into my eaves downspout? Our town has separate storm and waste. I want an alternative to draining it out to the driveway, across the sidewalks and onto the street.
Could...
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Views: 5,019
Posted By sickofmice

KitchenAid Refrigerator Ice Maker Frozen

Model KSRA22IL
My refrigerator's ice maker water feed line keeps freezing up so it won't make ice. The water feed is a small black rubber tube coming out of the ceiling of the fridge into the ice...
04-17-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By sickofmice

Super Enlargement

I'm wondering how one might take a landscape shot with the intention of blowing it up to create a custom wall mural that is 190" x 75". Would I hire someone with a special camera or is this...
01-28-09, 05:01 PM
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Views: 1,166
Posted By sickofmice

Thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to know.

Thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to know.
01-28-09, 02:25 PM
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Views: 1,166
Posted By sickofmice

Blower Motor value

I had to replace the blower motor in my forced air gas furnace about 3 years ago because it quit in the middle of the night in winter (Southern Ontario). It was about $500 installed if I recall. ...
10-14-08, 05:26 PM
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Views: 997
Posted By sickofmice

That would also explain why the LED Christmas...

That would also explain why the LED Christmas lights I plugged in to that plug glowed a bit when they are off. I need to switch out the switch to a regular one. Thanks again.
10-14-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By sickofmice

That's it exactly! I did what you suggested and...

That's it exactly! I did what you suggested and the illuminator lit up on the switch. Thank you for explaining; I learned something today.
10-14-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By sickofmice

Illuminated switch not illuminating

I recently installed an additional receptacle on a circuit in a bedroom as well as an illuminated light switch to control one of the outlets on the new receptacle. The new receptacle and switch...
10-07-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,382
Posted By sickofmice

Sorry, the receptacle (and closet) are in a...

Sorry, the receptacle (and closet) are in a bedroom. The fixture I have is a covered fluorescent (Leviton 9860-BL). I plan on having the work inspected before I put up the drywall but what I really...
10-07-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,382
Posted By sickofmice

The receptacle is in the same room next to the...

The receptacle is in the same room next to the closet. The closet is 24" deep, 7 feet wide and 7'8" tall. My plan was to install a compact fluorescent fixture on the inside above the door. The...
10-07-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,382
Posted By sickofmice

Wiring closet light fixture

I want to add a light in a closet and I have a regular wall plug receptacle nearby to get power. The receptacle is the end of the circuit (i.e. only black, white and ground wires are coming into the...
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Views: 3,196
Posted By sickofmice

Thanks. I saw that one too (the link works!). I...

Thanks. I saw that one too (the link works!). I am in southern Ontario and since last night I did some power-use calculations on the fridge, stereo, etc and I think you are right about the mega...
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Views: 3,196
Posted By sickofmice

Small solar system

I'm going to be building an outdoor bar at my pool and I thought it would be a great idea to make it self-sufficient for power. I would need enough power to run a small, bar-size refrigerator,...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,209
Posted By sickofmice

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!
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