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07-29-17, 02:03 PM
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Who should I contact to determine how significant...

Who should I contact to determine how significant is the water damage to the frame so I can get an estimate for the cost of repair. I guess I would need someone who can determine if this part of the...
07-23-17, 04:43 PM
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Views: 610
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I didn't see either housewrap or felt paper. ...

I didn't see either housewrap or felt paper. Here are some pictures.

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07-15-17, 03:53 PM
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That would be the frame of the house. I'll try...

That would be the frame of the house. I'll try to get a picture.
07-15-17, 03:12 PM
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Water damage from rotten trim

A few weeks ago, a piece of wooden trim that was spanning the gap between the brick front and the start of the vinyl siding fell away from the house. Underneath, we can see that some of the wooden...
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Posted By estevek

Maybe you're right. Maybe it is cultured marble...

Maybe you're right. Maybe it is cultured marble and what appears to be a plastic coating is only the top part of the resin peeling up.
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It definitely has a clear plastic coating and the...

It definitely has a clear plastic coating and the cracks are superficial into the plastic coating. I'm pretty sure it's not cultured marble. I think this is some kind of composite resin sink with a...
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Views: 484
Posted By estevek

Cracks in sink basin coating

I have a sink that has a plastic coating. I guess this is called a composite sink. There are cracks in the coating around the drain hole. Is there any way to fix them or make them look at least...
04-12-14, 09:07 PM
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Views: 1,000
Posted By estevek

Kitchen Ceiling Leak

A while ago a bulge started to form in my kitchen ceiling. Obviously, this was being caused by water leaking from the upstairs bath. I poked some holes in the bulge and put a bucket under it. ...
06-03-11, 09:51 AM
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Posted By estevek

Broken Condensation Drain Pipe - Yet another water leak

My PVC condensation drain pipe cracked. It cracked right at the connection for the section that leads down into the cement floor. I'm looking for thoughts on how to repair it. The insides of it...
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Views: 34,557
Posted By estevek

Epilogue

Well, the carpenter from the tile installation company came and we talked over the options. He agreed that cutting the bottom lip by hand is not an option, so he asked me if I wanted to raise the...
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Views: 34,557
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Sorry, a little too short on time to take...

Sorry, a little too short on time to take pictures. I just pulled off the range hood, which is horizontally vented, and am realizing that raising the cabinet is going to create a problem . I was...
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Posted By estevek

Nope, they are not up against the ceiling. ...

Nope, they are not up against the ceiling. Without me looking at them (I'm at lunch at work right now), i'd guess there's about a 1 1/2' of space above them.

They are screwed to the walls, so...
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Views: 34,557
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The trouble with removing only the cabinet over...

The trouble with removing only the cabinet over the fridge is that it is joined to the adjoining cabinets by a piece of trim along the top.

My plan is to use the jacks to raise all of the cabinets...
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Posted By estevek

How to raise kitchen cabinets?

Any good ideas/procedures for raising kitchen cabinets?

I saw some web sites that say I have to take the doors off. I can't figure out why.

Thanks

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Posted By estevek

I'm sorry that my pictures are misleading. If...

I'm sorry that my pictures are misleading. If you lay a straight edge on top of the fridge and push it until it hits the cabinet, it hits the cabinet about 5/8" up from the bottom edge on one side...
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Views: 1,741
Posted By estevek

We'd like to keep a light fixture at the existing...

We'd like to keep a light fixture at the existing spot.

For a set of separately switched recessed light fixtures, where would pull power ? This is going back to my original question.
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Posted By estevek

Which box are you referring to? The switch box? ...

Which box are you referring to? The switch box? The junction box that may be over the light?

I think the beams overhead are made with open metal struts instead of solid wood. That's how...
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Posted By estevek

Pictures

here are some pictures:
http://images2b.photos.walmart.com/232323232%7Ffp53277%3Enu%3D4345%3E745%3E239%3EWSNRCG%3D333542776532%3Anu0mrj
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Is Shaving the bottom of a cabinet a good idea?

We recently had tiles installed in our kitchen? After the installation, the refrigerator would not go back under the cabinet. Obviously, something that should have been caught before the install. ...
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Posted By estevek

Ray Thanks for the diagram. Now it's clear...

Ray

Thanks for the diagram. Now it's clear to me what a switch loop is. Does it make it harder to add a separate switch for additional lights?

No, I don't have unfinished space above. I...
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Posted By estevek

Picture of switch

OK, I finally got around to taking a picture. Here it is below:

http://photos2.walmart.com/walmart/slideshow/AlbumID=2658325007/PictureID=96405695007/a=1113513007_1113513007/
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Posted By estevek

I guess I would need to see a diagram to...

I guess I would need to see a diagram to understand how power could go to a fixture before going to a switch. In my simple little mind, a switch always cuts power off from the source.

Does...
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Views: 1,741
Posted By estevek

Turning 1 switch into 2?

In our kitchen we have a 4 bulb fluorescent light fixture. We'd like to replace the fluorescent fixture with pendant lights and recessed lights. Is there any way to make the pennants separately...
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Views: 895
Posted By estevek

Specific bulbs for recessed lights? Recommendation?

I'm trying to understand recessed lights. Why do some housings mention specific bulb types? I would imagine that as long as the housing has a standard socket, it should be able to handle any bulb...
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Views: 3,122
Posted By estevek

Satin vs Flat Paint

I generally use satin paint when painting our kitchen and bathrooms, but I end up seeing brush/roller strokes after the paint dries. A professional suggested using Duron flat instead because he...
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