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Old Barn Garage - Flooring Options?

Hi - we live in an late 1800's house that has an large attached barn where they used to keep horses, but we now keep vehicles. Most but not all of the garage is on piers with a crawlspace underneath...
05-10-10, 09:54 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

The two of you have been a big help, thanks. ...

The two of you have been a big help, thanks. This solution seems to make the most sense.
05-10-10, 09:16 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

No it is a little larger - has two receptacles. ...

No it is a little larger - has two receptacles. The GFCI is actually the first receptacle in the chain.



I assume that I could also do this with both receptacles? I.e. purchase another GFCI...
05-10-10, 06:50 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

It is a GFCI receptacle in the bathroom. ...

It is a GFCI receptacle in the bathroom.

Actually, it turns out the circuit also supplies a mud room and a hallway light downstairs. The bathroom is at the end of the circuit, so when the GFCI...
05-06-10, 10:20 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

GFCI Trip Turns out Lights

Hi - the GFI in my bathroom is at the beginning of a (bathroom only) circuit that also runs to the lights and fan. Therefore, when it trips (via the TEST) the lights also go out. I realize there is...
04-20-10, 03:20 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Using the "What's That Bug?" Website and from...

Using the "What's That Bug?" Website and from mxmom's suggestion I've discovered this is an Eastern Box Elder bug. Once again, thanks for the help.
04-14-10, 09:19 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Doesn't seem like a cockroach to me either. ...

Doesn't seem like a cockroach to me either. Thanks everyone.
04-13-10, 01:19 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

identification help

Does anyone know the name of this guy? Anything to be concerned about with it?? We see them around once per week... maybe every other... Thanks in advance!

http://www.24oz.com/hi/bug.jpg
01-06-10, 08:08 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Thank you both for your replies - the offset mud...

Thank you both for your replies - the offset mud ring is just what I was looking for. I assume I can plaster over the inset side?

Rukkus - I think a deep single gang box may be an even better...
10-16-09, 02:01 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Partially-recessed dual-gang boxes

Hello all. I've got a dual gang box that currently has a single switch in it, and therefore has a dual-gang cover plate on it with a single toggle switch hole on the left side. The box also serves...
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Hmmm that's kind of a bummer. I have been...

Hmmm that's kind of a bummer. I have been impressed with this type as well. I am willing to go with a replacement of a different kind (eg, non magnetic) but would really like to avoid having to do...
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Posted By bcarlisle

Door wxstripping - magnetic non-kerf

I'm looking to replace some old and beat-up weatherstripping around my exterior door but couldn't find a direct replacement at my local home centers. The stripping I have is the magnetic kind, and...
11-29-08, 04:43 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Wainscoting/Beadboard separating

I painted our (wood) wainscoting this past spring, and filled gaps with DAP Alex Ultra II caulking. With the cold/dry weather setting in, some of the beadboard is now separating and the caulking did...
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Some questions on protecting decking

I purchased a home a year ago and we've decided its time to repair a 300 sqft low deck (acts more like a patio) because the decking is rotting. After pulling up the existing decking, it looks like...
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Posted By bcarlisle

What type of wood is this?

I would like to do some patch work on my floor, but I'm not sure what species of flooring I have. I'm also looking to possibly sand and refinish.

Is it possible to identify based on these...
07-08-08, 07:32 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Gunguy - Thanks for the tip. These are...

Gunguy - Thanks for the tip.

These are wooden sashes. I am relatively new in this house and it looks to me like the prior owners replaced the sash liners in the house kind of randomly (like a lot...
07-08-08, 06:34 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Thanks for the good tips everyone. I was...

Thanks for the good tips everyone. I was reluctant to remove the sashes but it sounds like that's the most effective solution.

Would it be roughly the same procedure with metal sash liners? ...
07-07-08, 11:26 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Sticky Double Hung Windows

Hello all -

I have double-hung windows -- no weights, just a vinyl channel that holds the window using side pressure -- and they don't have smooth action to them. After sitting for a while in...
05-15-08, 10:35 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

That's a pretty good idea. However, there's...

That's a pretty good idea. However, there's already a 120v circuit recepticle about 3 inches to the left of this one. So it's a little crowded already.
05-14-08, 07:22 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Could have been. There was clearly something...

Could have been. There was clearly something mounted in the window, and this recepticle was put directly next to the window.

I kind of wish the circuit didnt even exist, but it would probably be...
05-13-08, 05:53 PM
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Posted By bcarlisle

I've done a little more investigation on this...

I've done a little more investigation on this circuit, and I'm somewhat confused. I'm now quite sure this was used for a window air conditioner - I can see the old holes in drywall that would be...
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Posted By bcarlisle

Removing baseboards should be pretty painless. ...

Removing baseboards should be pretty painless. I've just removed/replaced quite a few in my home. First you'll want to score any paint/caulk that may sealing the board to the wall with a utility...
05-03-08, 10:06 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Chandler - Thanks! What is the best way to cut...

Chandler - Thanks! What is the best way to cut bungs? Is there some sort of bit? Is this a job for a jigsaw? Since I only have to cut a few I'd hate to get a specialized tool.
05-01-08, 08:52 AM
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Posted By bcarlisle

Patch holes in floor

I have been on a cleanup kick in my house and have removed some old unused/broken pipes that ran from my basement to my first floor. Even though these holes are in innocuous places (for the most...
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Posted By bcarlisle

I've been in this house for just over a year now;...

I've been in this house for just over a year now; I've drained some water probably three times (including this time). Normally I replace about 5 gallons. I've never drained the entire boiler or the...
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