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Thanks. Was afraid that I was going to...

Thanks. Was afraid that I was going to permanently bend it but a little wiggling with some pliers got it off.
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How to remove shower drain cover?

I need to gain access to a shower drain in order to remove some drain monsters. House is probably about 30 years old and I'm guessing that this drain hasn't been opened in a looooooong time. I've...
04-07-10, 08:53 AM
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Well, I guess that isn't a solution then since...

Well, I guess that isn't a solution then since we'll be putting carpeting on top. Thanks though.

Anyone else?
04-04-10, 02:33 PM
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Need Help for Creaky Plank Floor

We have 1.5"x5" t & g pine plank floors in the upstairs of our log home which also serve as the ceiling downstairs with exposed joists. The floor in the master bedroom has a fair number of uneven...
03-20-10, 10:22 AM
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Thanks guys. Just re-ran it all with a new...

Thanks guys.

Just re-ran it all with a new section of wire and it is working. I can't imagine how a section of insulated wire can have a break in it somewhere but that did the trick. All of my...
03-20-10, 09:20 AM
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Thanks Pcboss. I actually just disconnected the...

Thanks Pcboss. I actually just disconnected the switch and removed the wires and get the same thing. When I touch my 110/220 tester wires to the bare black and white wire ends at the end of the new...
03-20-10, 09:07 AM
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Posted By tomzpc

Help please. No power at new extension

This seemed like an easy enough DIY fix since I've done plenty of minor wiring in the past. Here's the situation. Have a walk-in closet with a wall mounted plain ceramic fixture with a push on/off...
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Thanks for the responses guys. Does Cabot...

Thanks for the responses guys.

Does Cabot make a decent solid stain?

They also have a semi-solid. Could this possibly do the trick or will the grayed wood still show up different?

Which...
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Need Help Reviving an Old Deck

I have a small 6x10 deck off of the back of my house that is probably about 25 years old. It is very solid but became very dark over the years from neglect. The deck receives very little sunlight...
05-15-09, 02:03 PM
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Posted By tomzpc

Maybe the question that I should be asking is, is...

Maybe the question that I should be asking is, is there any reason why I shouldn't use a "window" a/c unit assuming that it:
A) fits in the opening..and
B) any side vents that it may have clear the...
05-15-09, 08:16 AM
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The wall is 8" thick. It is a frame enclosed...

The wall is 8" thick. It is a frame enclosed porch addition on an otherwise log home. The addition has log siding to match with chinking in between so I'd rather not have to enlarge the hole since...
05-12-09, 08:11 PM
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Posted By tomzpc

Through-Wall AC installations and sleeves

I am looking to replace my in-wall unit since it is a several years old and will no longer cool adequately. My wall opening is 24" wide by 16" high. I've found a few Friedrich units that will fit...
05-04-08, 03:43 PM
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Posted By tomzpc

That's what I figured. Will do.

That's what I figured. Will do.
05-04-08, 02:07 PM
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Lightbulb Simple Light Switch Question

I'm replacing a light switch in a bedroom. I'm not doing any new wiring, just replacing an old brown switch with a white one to better match the newly painted room decor. It's a standard Leviton...
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Trim molding...nominal/actual sizes?

In the upstairs of our log home all of the bedrooms have plain flat stock 1x3 pine for baseboards as well as door and window casings. The actual meaurement for all of these trim boards is 3/4"x3,...
03-02-08, 09:19 AM
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Posted By tomzpc

Baseboards, door jams & casement for carpeting

Hi,

I am installing new baseboards, door jams and casings in a room that will be getting a new carpet. I've read in many places that the ideal gap to leave between subfloor and baseboards is 3/8"...
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That's what I was afraid of. I imagine that the...

That's what I was afraid of. I imagine that the pine trim boards came with the original milled log kit then. Thanks.
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Odd size boards?

I'm in the process of re-doing a bedroom in my log home. I was planning to replace all of the baseboards, door and window casings and door framing with same size pine boards(for very basic rustic...
04-25-07, 12:10 PM
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It was suggested in the carpet and laminate...

It was suggested in the carpet and laminate forums that I put down a layer of plywood to even out the floor.
04-25-07, 08:16 AM
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Posted By tomzpc

Question New Plywood subfloor over loft/plank flooring

The upstairs floor of our log home is 1-1/2" thick/6" wide pine T&G plank flooring which also serves as the ceiling on the first floor where the joists are exposed beams. I want to lay a new plywood...
04-25-07, 06:59 AM
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Posted By tomzpc

Thanks guys! Tom

Thanks guys!

Tom
04-22-07, 07:07 AM
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Posted By tomzpc

Hire a surveyor or risk having your neighbor tell...

Hire a surveyor or risk having your neighbor tell you to remove your fence from his property after he/she has hired a surveyor. You're treading on dangerous waters when erecting a fence between you...
04-21-07, 09:42 PM
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Question Carpet install over plank flooring

I'm considering having carpeting installed in my children's second floor bedroom which currently has loft/plank flooring. The flooring is 1 1/2" thick T&G pine which also serves as the ceiling for...
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Posted By tomzpc

Okay, I got myself a 6 foot level and took some...

Okay, I got myself a 6 foot level and took some actual measurements today. Even with some of the planks sitting slightly up or down or being slightly cupped when I lay the level across every area...
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Posted By tomzpc

The exposed beams (joists) are 4x6 and are spaced...

The exposed beams (joists) are 4x6 and are spaced at about 24" on center.
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