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12-19-11, 04:11 PM
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Posted By kensington

Old tiles and hazard

I am replacing carpet in my basement house with floating hardwood floor.

House was built in 1974 and has old some type of substance tiles under the carpet which are red and 12 x 12 size. Anyway to...
12-19-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,068
Posted By kensington

Asbestos and tile size

I am replacing carpet in my basement house with floating hardwood floor.

House was built in 1974 and has old tiles under the carpet which are red and 12 x 12 size. Anyway to know if that is...
11-29-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By kensington

Unfortunately I already installed the carpets...

Unfortunately I already installed the carpets before the replies to this post.
I didnt use Pole Stretcher and used knee kicker only. I used low grade (.80 per square ft) Berber carpet and...
11-27-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By kensington

First carpet installation

I am doing my first carpet install in two basement rooms next to each other. I have the carpet knee kicker for carpet stretching and cutting knife.
I would like to use the Roberts indoor double...
03-29-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,065
Posted By kensington

All 13 stumps are still there as I didnt want to...

All 13 stumps are still there as I didnt want to pay extra for that part of the tree removal. I assume the roots from the stumps can prevent erosion?

Also, I have never had any water enter my...
03-28-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,256
Posted By kensington

I just had 13 trees (12 pine) at around 60-80...

I just had 13 trees (12 pine) at around 60-80 feet tall cut down for $5500 where they used a very tall crane and it took 8 hours.
They did leave the stumps.
I assume that is a good deal and one...
03-28-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,065
Posted By kensington

Prevent rain water in house that is on a slope

I just had ten 70 foot tall pine trees taken down from my backyard.
My backyard is on a slope and was wondering what steps I need to take to prevent rain water from entering my basement now that the...
Replies: 1
Views: 3,456
Posted By kensington

Floating floor and stair nose connection

I am installing bamboo floating floor and have a question about the top stair nose connection. It connects to the upper level where I want to put in a floating floor. The top stair nose will be...
07-28-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By kensington

There are wires buried in the back and I will...

There are wires buried in the back and I will have to check if any are neutral.

Thanks for all the replies and info.
07-28-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By kensington

If my new timer needs a neutral and my electric...

If my new timer needs a neutral and my electric box doesnt have one then I should buy another timer that doesnt have a neutral wire? Also how do I tell which of the electric box black wires takes...
07-28-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By kensington

The instructions refer connections to color wires...

The instructions refer connections to color wires in the house but my house wires in this electric box are black only.
07-28-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By kensington

Wire connections

I attempted to put in a new light timer where it will program to turn on and off my outside light. The old light timer had two black wires going to two black wires in the house electric box. The...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By kensington

Floating floor install

I have a 1974 split foyer and would like to rip out the carpet in the lower level and install a floating wood floor. I know I need to lay down and install a plastic barrier for moisture protection...
07-01-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,323
Posted By kensington

Furnace and water heater sliding door

I have sliding doors with some sort of material that looks like very thick cardboard or something covering up my Gas Furnace/Heater/Water Heater units. They have covered up this area for about 35...
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By kensington

Wash machine cold water issue

I have a Whirlpool Washing Machine (LXR7133JQ1 model) that was bought in 2003. The hot/warm water works but anytime we use just cold water only it barely comes out with little water pressure. I...
Replies: 8
Views: 10,380
Posted By kensington

Thanks, I assume I will only have to strip off...

Thanks, I assume I will only have to strip off the peeling paint areas which are only on the moulding part (the wooded parts that sticks out and seperates the panels)? The flat panels have no...
Replies: 8
Views: 10,380
Posted By kensington

Thanks, good point and I am not sure if its the...

Thanks, good point and I am not sure if its the original door from 1974. I will check and see if I can rent a random orbital or vibratory sander at Home depot. I should probably be careful not to...
Replies: 8
Views: 10,380
Posted By kensington

Section roll up on a 1974 garage and not sure...

Section roll up on a 1974 garage and not sure when or if it was ever repainted.
Not sure what type of wood.

I am only repainting the outside side of the garage.
Please advise.

Thanks.
Replies: 8
Views: 10,380
Posted By kensington

Stripping old paint and putting on new paint

I have a 2 car garage door that needs to be painted.
The paint looks like it has been there for many years and it is peeling away and looks terrrible.

I tried scrapping it off but there is so...
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By kensington

Hdtv

I have cable tv with several hundred channels.
Now I want to buy a hdtv (1080p) lcd and was wondering if I need extra hd cable and hook up to show hdtv on my new hdtv?
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By kensington

Replacing rear control arm bushings

I need to replace my rear control arm bushings on my all wheel drive Honda 1999 CRV.

Please advise any links with steps on how it is done or information on how I can do this?

Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 3,691
Posted By kensington

Cleaning and relubing the Garage door rollers

My 10-12 year old garage door opener sometimes takes 5 attempts before it will open. It will open about 2 feet and then stop. After the 5th attempt it finally opens. This only happens on days when...
07-20-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,453
Posted By kensington

Glue or sealant for Silestone on cabinet

I am putting a silestone vanity top (33" X 22.5") on my bathroom oak cabinet. What kind of glue or sealant do I use to hold the silestone top on top of the oak cabinet? I assume I put the...
Replies: 5
Views: 9,854
Posted By kensington

Thanks, It looks like its oil and I have a...

Thanks,

It looks like its oil and I have a 22R with 2 bbl carb. What sealant can I use for temporary fix? Do I just put it in the crankcase?

Dropping the Transmission and putting in new rear...
Replies: 5
Views: 9,854
Posted By kensington

Leak between Transmission and engine

I let my 1988 Toyota 2wd pickup (with 22R engine and 4 speed manual transmission) sit without running for about 3 weeks and now after I turn it on, it leaks from where the transmission connects into...
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