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08-15-08, 05:53 AM
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foundation crack/ nearby construction

Our 110 year old house is approx. 100 ft from an enormous hundred year old school that is being demolished. (It's been going on for 6 weeks now and new construction is expected to take 2 years) We...
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The old fan's white wire was hooked up to the red...

The old fan's white wire was hooked up to the red coming from the ceiling.
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Yes. The old fan had one switch on the wall for...

Yes. The old fan had one switch on the wall for the fan, and another for the lights.

The old fan was hooked up like this...

Coming from the ceiling...
2 reds, one to the fan's white, the other...
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ceiling fan with light kit wiring woes

I'm replacing an old ceiling fan with a new one, but am having trouble getting it to work. I think it's a wiring problem...

There are:

2 black
2 red
2 ground wires ...coming from the ceiling....
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Views: 1,168
Posted By bijoux

wooden porch steps

We are replacing the wood steps that go up to our front porch (that is also made of wood).

Currently, there are 3 steps in "not-so-bad" condition, and a bottom step that came off in peices when we...
10-14-06, 05:23 PM
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Posted By bijoux

paint over wallpaper

We are trying to redecorate a room with some major wall problems...

They appear to have been painted beige -- over top of a dark brown wallpaper. The paint started chipping off at the seams, etc.,...
08-21-06, 08:57 AM
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Posted By bijoux

That new carpet smell

We recently had 3 bedrooms carpeted. 2 of the 3 bedrooms have a mild "new carpet" smell that seems to be going away. In the 3rd bedroom, however, there is a strange smell (damp and sharp -- my...
08-21-06, 08:50 AM
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Posted By bijoux

Bats, maybe?

We had a bat in our second story bedroom last month. It's the only one we've ever seen. Does this mean we have a bat problem? Am I being naive in thinking that maybe one just got in through the door...
08-21-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,190
Posted By bijoux

doorbell

Well, we paid an electrician $50 -- since he did spend 2 hours trying to figure it out. He got it hooked up so that there was a 30 sec. delay, and a tin sounding ring that drove me nuts.

I took it...
01-22-06, 07:22 PM
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Views: 2,190
Posted By bijoux

doorbell

We've tried. Even with the new button, it won't stop ringing. Right now it's disconnected. How do you fix a short? Do we have to replace all the wire.
01-21-06, 04:48 PM
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Views: 2,190
Posted By bijoux

Doorbell

Lately, our doorbell has been going off whenever it rains or is really damp outside (the side push button had a crack, so we figured it needed to be replaced).

When we test the transformer...
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Leaky water supply to toilet

Ok. So we finally got our toilet nicely installed, but now there is a leak...coming from the shut-off valve. We have absolutely no idea how to fix it, and think we'll just call a plumber.

If it...
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Posted By bijoux

Post toilet flange

Ideally, how high up should the "flange" be, before you install a toilet? Should it come up out of the floor, or is it ok to be level with the floor?

(We had a floor installed that raised the...
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Views: 998
Posted By bijoux

toilet installations

We just had a new floor installed in our bathroom, and are in the process of installing the toilet.

The problem? We think the subfloor might have been raised too high for the toilet to go back on....
08-04-04, 05:13 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By bijoux

Marble slab

We are receiving a marble slab as a wedding gift. Before it is actually sent to us, we have some say as to what colour and size it will be. The only thing is...we have absolutely NO IDEA what to use...
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Posted By bijoux

moving a gas insert

We have a gas fireplace in our finished attic. It looks great, but since hot air rises, we really don't need it. We also have an old wood burning fireplace that we don't use (not sure how safe it...
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Posted By bijoux

stairs to match!

We are currently -- very slowly -- stripping layers of paint and guck from a beautiful staircase. The banister is an orangey yellow oak colour and our floor is dark -- almost walnut brown. What...
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Posted By bijoux

Slow Outlook Express.

Why is my Outlook Express 6 sooooooo slow?!

It's driving me crazy. It takes at least 2 mins to load. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. Still slow. A guy at work says he has the same...
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Views: 986
Posted By bijoux

stain doesnt match!

We recently sanded, stained and varathaned an old hardwood floor in our living room and front foyer. It turned out really well -- except in the foyer area. Apparently the stain in that area wasn't as...
08-06-03, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By bijoux

We'd like to flush frequently.

There is not enough water (or pressure?) to flush frequently. Nothing -- and I mean nothing -- will go down if you are flushing in the 15 min zone. The hissing is 24/7 -- although it is quiet.
08-06-03, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By bijoux

We'd like to flush frequently.

There is not enough water (or pressure?) to flush frequently. Nothing -- and I mean nothing -- will go down if you are flushing in the 15 min zone. The hissing is 24/7 -- although it is quiet.
08-06-03, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,150
Posted By bijoux

bicycle brakes are sticking

How do you adjust your brake pads (front and back) when they are sticking and making a lot of noise. This all started when I went for a ride in the rain -- I guess the water did it?
08-06-03, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By bijoux

wait before you flush!

Our toilet works -- but only if you wait about 15 mins. between flushes. We're having a party soon, and are afraid that 15 mins is too long of a wait!

We noticed that the toilet seems to be...
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Views: 19,515
Posted By bijoux

Angry Toshiba TV with black lines

My Toshiba TV is just under 2 yrs old. When you first turn it on, everything is beautiful. In about 2 mins, however, small horizontal black lines start to appear. They get worse as time progresses....
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