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03-17-17, 05:21 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Retro-fitting an electrical skylight opener

I have a skylight similar to this one ........./dam/images/diy/fullset/2006.960.jpeg (http://diy.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/diy/fullset/2006/12/5/0/dten111_2.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960.jpeg). ...
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Posted By blah1133

Thanks. How thick should the fill of gravel be?...

Thanks. How thick should the fill of gravel be? Dont want to have to dig more gravel out than whats neccesary next year to pour concete...like im gonna get to it next year hah
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Posted By blah1133

Need some help on widening driveway/retaining wall (sketch attached)

Hi,
I have a driveway widening project complete with retaining wall that I'd like some feedback on. You can find a sketch of it here : http://imgur.com/Gg2kBuB

I have some things I'm a bit...
05-30-13, 09:40 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Thanks for the reply. I wish I had sheetrock to...

Thanks for the reply. I wish I had sheetrock to make it easy. Interior side has 3/8 drywall over the studs and then 3/4" of plaster slathered on top of it. Also expanded metal lathe in the corners. ...
05-26-13, 11:55 AM
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Posted By blah1133

exterior door - rough opening too short

Hi,
I have a house build in 1958 with a 30" exterior door which is badly in need of replacement. I ordered a new prehung, but after doing some measurements, I've found the height of the RO is about...
01-03-13, 02:25 PM
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Posted By blah1133

Tearing it out down to the studs probably isn't...

Tearing it out down to the studs probably isn't that much more work for that small area anyway. Thanks for the insight!
01-02-13, 09:06 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Shower tile replacement

I have a shower stall in which the grout got bad and water got behind the tiles on one wall. I noticed some loose tiles at the bottom of the shower stall and after pulling a couple off to see how...
08-27-12, 08:17 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Well that stinks. Ended up twisting the hex...

Well that stinks. Ended up twisting the hex imgur: the simple image sharer (http://imgur.com/pJFlb) right off the cap. Used a hacksaw to cut it into pieces and removed them with pliers. Rodded out a...
08-24-12, 03:13 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Nah, I took the traps off (eventually) and tried...

Nah, I took the traps off (eventually) and tried shoving it through the stubouts. The tape just wasn't stout enough to handle a lot of pressure and it would bend. I did pick up that auger last night...
08-23-12, 01:46 PM
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Posted By blah1133

Unclogging a dual sink clog

Got an upstairs bathroom (60's era, complete with salmon pink tile) with two sinks. Last night I noticed the second sink would fill with water (from the drain) when running water in the other one....
08-14-12, 09:43 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Just an update, after getting the storm door...

Just an update, after getting the storm door handle installed, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't need to rotate much to open the latch. Like 10 degrees or so. That means the handle...
07-25-12, 07:28 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Thanks XSleeper. I was hoping it would be that...

Thanks XSleeper. I was hoping it would be that easy. Yeah, I need to get a final measurement before ordering. I was trying to hold the door myself to check the depths but I think it would work...
07-24-12, 08:03 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Well I checked out the sill extension kits at...

Well I checked out the sill extension kits at Menards and they have a few different options. Mainly the kit consists of an aluminum sill (extension) and three wooden strips designed to be installed...
07-11-12, 10:07 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Aha.. that's what that notch is for on the front...

Aha.. that's what that notch is for on the front of the sill. I was wondering what that was when I installed the entry door.

I didn't think about pulling the BM off to hide the shim-work for the...
07-11-12, 05:40 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Sill doesn't look wide enough

I've finally got around to getting this thing installed but after doing some fitting and measuring, it looks like the sill doesn't extend outside far enough for the sweep to seal if I add much of a...
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Posted By blah1133

Do you mean a flue liner? The Sweep was talking...

Do you mean a flue liner? The Sweep was talking about spraying just the smoke chamber.

I called a building inspector yesterday and he left me with the impression that if the flue and fireplace are...
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Posted By blah1133

opinions on smoketite?

hi,
I had a chimney sweep inspect my 1960 fireplace yesterday and he recommended spraying the smokebox with smoketite. he had concern about the 'stair-stepping' of the brick edges causing creosote...
11-14-11, 12:40 PM
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Posted By blah1133

Great tips! Sounds like you really know your way...

Great tips! Sounds like you really know your way around this stuff. thanks again!
11-14-11, 11:32 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Ahhhh yes, I see how the spacer would work now....

Ahhhh yes, I see how the spacer would work now. Yes I was doing the sketch from memory and did indeed get it backwards. Thanks a lot! I've got it now. I'll measure the sill and make sure there is...
11-14-11, 09:53 AM
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Views: 33,468
Posted By blah1133

Gotcha. So be sure to prime/paint before...

Gotcha. So be sure to prime/paint before attaching the 'spacer' and make sure to screw the storm door to the existing BM, not the spacer.

Not sure I'm understanding you on the spacer; I'm assuming...
11-14-11, 08:40 AM
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Posted By blah1133

Sure would be. What's a common way to build up...

Sure would be. What's a common way to build up the front? Another piece of BM and notch a "step" in the backside to fit over the existing BM?



Ahh.. good points to remember. Thanks.
11-14-11, 07:58 AM
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Views: 33,468
Posted By blah1133

Storm door handle hits entry door deadbolt

Hi All,
I went down to pick up one of those fancy Andersen 4000 series storm doors (roll-up screen, fancy latching) but when I saw how far the handle protruded on the interior side, I decided to go...
08-02-11, 05:43 AM
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Views: 10,546
Posted By blah1133

Oven and wiring pic

The wiring looks a bit fishy from the junction box (the top run is going out to the oven in the pic): imgur: the simple image sharer (http://imgur.com/7gy2N)

Also, the model of the oven (GE Model...
08-01-11, 01:39 PM
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Views: 10,546
Posted By blah1133

Nah, not really interested in a gas/electric...

Nah, not really interested in a gas/electric debate. I'm aware of the benefits of each. I'm just trying to find out what my options are for wiring up the cooktop to the oven circuit. Thanks for...
08-01-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,546
Posted By blah1133

Thanks for the info guys. I'll get more info and...

Thanks for the info guys. I'll get more info and get back to you.
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