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10-28-17, 11:52 PM
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Single to multi zone?

Hi,

I have a 3100sqft home that has two stories, master and kids rooms are on the top floor, thermostat (Nest) is on the bottom. The problem is while we don't mind a warmer home in the summers,...
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Posted By nicros

Garage floor epoxy

Hi, looking into redoing my garage- new cabinets, more upper storage etc. Before I do any of that though I wanted to get the floors nice, and I hear epoxy is the way to go.

What is confusing is...
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Views: 549
Posted By nicros

Any links to the DIY stuff talking about glued on...

Any links to the DIY stuff talking about glued on flooring doing this? I'm not finding them...
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Posted By nicros

Yep it's glued. I don't know if a moisture test...

Yep it's glued. I don't know if a moisture test was done, but I would hope so.
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Views: 549
Posted By nicros

Water damage?

Just noticed this today... floors are relatively new, about 2 years since we installed. Sure looks like a foundation leak to me. For scale, the planks are 6" wide, so the discolored patch is about...
03-26-16, 01:31 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By nicros

Lawn clipping contamination?

We just finished a redo of our backyard, including a nice patch of fescue turf. The guys who did the job suggested I buy a lawnmower specifically for that grass, and to make sure that our gardener...
02-08-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By nicros

Landscaping Advice Needed

Hi everyone, need some advice on a landscaping project. Hired a well known and reputable landscape architect to redo our backyard. The more progress they make the more concerned I am however. Here...
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Views: 470
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No hot water from shower: valve manufacturer?

Hi, our shower recently started getting colder- there's hot water everywhere else in the house, but no matter how hot you try to get the shower its barely lukewarm now.

The pipe running to the...
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Views: 822
Posted By nicros

Need home security recommendation

Looking for a home security system with the following requirements:
1. High quality cameras with night vision
2. Wireless- not for the cameras but for the DVR. My router is on the bedroom floor,...
07-16-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By nicros

Okay, looks like I will just need to get rid of...

Okay, looks like I will just need to get rid of them.

Recommendations on the best and most effective way to kill the buggers?
07-14-14, 10:16 PM
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Views: 779
Posted By nicros

Here we go, a shot of the rat home. It's...

Here we go, a shot of the rat home.

It's very close to the house! I did a quick bit of searching... I cant see anywhere where this would come out.. and it is next to the dryer outlet- so it's not...
07-14-14, 06:18 PM
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Posted By nicros

No clue what the pipe is for actually... we just...

No clue what the pipe is for actually... we just bought the place. All I know is is smells like rat pee. :eek:

It might be a vent for the dryer.. but I dont think so. Also unsure if it ends up...
07-14-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By nicros

Rats in the backyard

Hi,

So we have some rats that have taken up residence in our backyard- specifically in a pipe that's coming up from the ground that's about 4" in diameter. The pipe is unfortunately close to a...
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Views: 682
Posted By nicros

Yep, I had no idea what an R-30 bulb was, but...

Yep, I had no idea what an R-30 bulb was, but after looking it up it seems exactly what I have. Maybe I should look for an R-30 LED?

Any suggestions for LED?
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Views: 682
Posted By nicros

Retrofit older recessed lighting?

We just moved into a house with some recessed lighting with the old 4" incandescent bulbs. It looks like the trim and cans are 6"... at least the inside of the trim is 6" diameter, and with the trim...
11-04-13, 09:56 PM
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Views: 1,028
Posted By nicros

I think it may be more texture than paper......

I think it may be more texture than paper... after looking closely, I could see they had painted (kind of) and then the spray texture...
11-03-13, 06:46 PM
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Posted By nicros

Removal of wallpaper glue on drywall?

We are working on some home improvement tasks, and started in the bedroom. After examining the walls we noticed that there were several (4 maybe?) layers of paint on TOP of wallpaper.

We decided...
06-29-13, 11:20 PM
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Views: 827
Posted By nicros

Counter-depth refrigerator?

My wife and I have just bought a new home (woot!) and the current residents will be taking their fridge with them. It is a counter-depth samsung 23 cubic foot fridge.

I would really like to have...
06-15-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By nicros

So I think I've figured out a bit more... the...

So I think I've figured out a bit more... the home itself was built in 1987, and I believe it had a 'drop ceiling' in the kitchen. Apparently this was popular at the time. They used to have...
06-14-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By nicros

I'm not sure... this is a home we are looking at...

I'm not sure... this is a home we are looking at purchasing... its great in almost every other aspect, except for that ceiling in the kitchen. The rooms next to it are higher, looks like a normal 8'...
06-13-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By nicros

Low ceiling on bottom floor?

If a two story home has a low ceiling on the bottom floor, is there anything that can (reasonably) be done to raise it? The kitchen for example I think has 7'6" ceiling, and it just feels cramped.
06-08-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By nicros

Ever shopped for a home in San Diego? The...

Ever shopped for a home in San Diego? The privacy can be fixed... but there is zero inventory here. Seriously. So if you, like us, have a 60 day rent back on the home you just sold your options...
06-08-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By nicros

Hehe! Not a celebrity... if I was I would...

Hehe! Not a celebrity... if I was I would hopefully be able to buy a place with privacy rather than try to add my own.

The reason is that this is a reverse floor plan home- the living space...
06-08-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By nicros

Privacy landscaping?

So I am a complete novice when it comes to landscaping- I have NO idea what things cost or where to start.

We have about 100' of fence that's about 6' high. About half of that needs bushes/trees...
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By nicros

Will do- cant yet tho as we haven't moved in :)

Will do- cant yet tho as we haven't moved in :)
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