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best paint remover and water sealer

Ok, I have to questions here .. i have an older row house with brick basement walls .. the walls have been painted at one point and the paint is not falling/chipping . also, at the 2 ends of the...
12-11-10, 06:17 PM
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Posted By switchex

Best method for removing chipped paint from brick wall

My basement brick walls have old paint that is chipping and falling.. It is my intention to remove it as I'll be renting out the place and it is a requirement in my city. I have called many...
12-11-10, 06:09 PM
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Posted By switchex

stopping moisture through basement brick walls

Hello,

not sure if his is the right forum, but its in regard to wet brick walls in basement.

I have an older townhouse with an unfinished brick basement. The walls at the 2 end of the basement...
12-11-10, 06:05 PM
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Posted By switchex

Waterproofing brick basement wall .. best product out there!

Hello,

I have an older townhouse with an unfinished brick basement. The walls at the 2 end of the basement are sort of always wet and develop mold which I clean up couple times a year .. I like...
09-13-09, 05:43 PM
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Posted By switchex

how to I cap off a cast iron water line?

I have an old tub in my basement that is no longer usable (100 year old). The faucet has started to leak. since i no longer use the tub, i just want to cut off the pipes that go to it and cap them...
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Posted By switchex

adding outdoor light fixture. can i add it to any circuit?

Hello .. I am adding an outdoor light fixture. Right on the other side of the wall, inside the house, there is an outlet. Can i simply run a wire from that outlet to the outside and add my fixture?...
06-27-08, 08:17 AM
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Posted By switchex

yes, i have no problem removing the walls and...

yes, i have no problem removing the walls and framing, and redoing the inside and outside. However, i do have a question regarding the temporary support .. correct me if i am wrong, windows are not...
06-27-08, 07:56 AM
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Posted By switchex

replacing existing window with a wider window!

Hello, i am removing an old damage window and as long as i am replacing, i would like to increase the size from 36" to a 48" . . it just happens that Lowes has a 48" wide window .. anyway, as this is...
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Posted By switchex

so glad to see your reply ,, i was ging crazy...

so glad to see your reply ,, i was ging crazy thinking about it, although i know it takes a long long time for 50 gal of water to evaporate .. by next week someone will be moving in anyway, so no...
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Posted By switchex

gas water heater on with main water off..is this a hazard?

Ok, i have this vacant property. i went to the property this morning and did some work .. and before i left the house, i turned off the electricity and main water to the house but i forgot turn...
10-11-07, 09:13 AM
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Posted By switchex

trust me guys, i am with u on this . .the last...

trust me guys, i am with u on this . .the last thing i want to do is pick up on such huge project and possibly leave the family with no heat for several days .. my only motivation is money! 2 years...
10-10-07, 11:19 AM
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Posted By switchex

installing my own heat pump.

I live in Maryland ... I am getting ice buildup in my inside unit when the AC is own. I was going to have it fixed (what ever the casue might be, perhaps low freon), but as old as the system is, i...
09-12-07, 12:07 PM
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Posted By switchex

Installing a larger window. Frame support question.

Hi .. i have an existing window which is about 3 feet wide. I would like to replace the window with a larger one, anywhere from 4 to 6 feet wide to get more light in the room. I am guessing this...
07-03-07, 01:13 PM
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Posted By switchex

runninng new wire/outlet for AC window unit.

Hi, i need to install a new outlet in a room so that I can run an AC window unit. The existing plugs in the house are all shared and are on a 15 amp circuit.

I just want to confirm that using a...
06-28-07, 10:07 AM
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Posted By switchex

foam insulation in walls to stop mice.

Hi, since nothing in my old house has worked to stop the mice inside the walls, i am thinking to spary foam the walls to limit their movements and hopefully to get rif of them .. do u think this...
02-12-07, 07:30 AM
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Posted By switchex

thanks for the reply. Ed, you said: " when...

thanks for the reply.

Ed, you said: " when the unit is running in heatpump to heat the home
The big copper line should be hot to warm" . . you are talking about the copper line in the inside unit...
02-11-07, 08:45 PM
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Posted By switchex

is ice around the outside unit a sign of low freon?

My heatpump is not warming pass 68 / 69 degrees .. now it has been cold here in MD but i don't think the heat pump is working fine (unless it set the emergency heat) .. other than being low on freon,...
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Posted By switchex

brakes don't work in cold weather!

I have a 2002 Altima .. It has been very cold here in MD the last few weeks and I have noticed that when i start the car in the morning, it takes a few pumping of brake before it starts feeling...
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Posted By switchex

how much to fix a head gasket?

Hi all .. I have a 98 subaru legacy GT .. i was told that it has a warpped head gasket .. how much should i expect to pay to have it fixed? Thanks
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Posted By switchex

is there any disadvantage to a wireless system over wired?

Why would any one want a wired system when u can easily install a wireless system? i would think a wired system would be even less reliable!.. r there any advantages to a wired system other than the...
12-26-06, 02:43 PM
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Posted By switchex

why do u need a chimney for a gas water heater and not your stove/oven?!!

Just wondering why a chimney is needed for a gas water heater and not a gas stove/oven .. does a stove/oven burn cleaner than a water heater (or any other gas burning products)?
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Posted By switchex

i need to add, that the chimney is used for a ...

i need to add, that the chimney is used for a gas water heater only .. it seems to be an easy job to to do a re-line .. i am very tempted as i have done everything else in the house myeslf , much...
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Posted By switchex

what price should i expect to pay? One guy i...

what price should i expect to pay? One guy i called said approximatly $60 per feet .. sounds good?
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Posted By switchex

they tell me in need to re-line my chimney! need help to do it myself

hi . .i sent a chimney cleaner to clean my chimney .. the house is and old brick row house build in 1900s . .after inspecing the chimney, i was told it was in a bad shape and that i need to re-line...
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Posted By switchex

Sir Flannel, so how does the motion detector get...

Sir Flannel, so how does the motion detector get triggered? Do u turn it on seperatly when u r ready to go to bed? Sorry, confused as how and when it triggers the alarm.
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