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Siphon tube flush problem Solved

I finally discovered the problem by looking carefully in the bowl at the sifon tube outlet: there was a little plastic part stuck there that nearly made a perfect seal and held back the water from...
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Slow Toilet SiphonTube?

Iím having a persistent problem with a fairly new water saver toilet. When we try to flush it, the water rises to near the upper rim of the bowl and slowly goes down, so the flush is not effective....
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Advise on order of roofing layers

Please refresh my memory on order of layers for the little 4/12 4X8 roof I'm installing over an oil tank under an eave in VT. drip edge first, then Bituthane over the whole deck and drip edge, then...
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pecs with hot water baseboard

I plan to add a zone to my hot water baseboard system in the basement of my home (30X40). I would like to use PECS for all the runs to save money on copper (I can get tools from a friend), but I hear...
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Stay put no clamp glue for detail

Hello, I'm installing a series of flat diamond shaped wafers on a series of paneling styles and have no way to clamp. I want the wafers to stay where I put them and I need them to go very flat, so...
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Thanks for the response. Yes, it does pump water...

Thanks for the response. Yes, it does pump water when it runs. I'm pretty sure it's designed for the way it's configured- ie without a holding tank. And yes, it is a low pressure switch that must be...
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LP Cutoff no pressure tank shuts down

Hello,
I'm trying to get a new pump installation to stay on and it keeps shutting off. The configuration is: irrigation ditch, stainless steel screen/foot valve (screen is clear), direct to pump...
04-23-06, 04:04 PM
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Want to Remove Extrusion/ Cut the Glass

Yes, I do want to cut the glass after removing the extrusion. Why can't I use a diamond circular saw blade and keep it cool with water, like cutting tile? If the extrusion is set with hot melt glue...
04-23-06, 06:47 AM
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Swinging Shower Door Too Big

Hello,
I pre-ordered a Basco swinging shower door for a tile shower enclosure and with the extra thickness of the vinyl liner on the bottom the tiles kick out, making the opening slightly too small...
01-14-06, 06:50 PM
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How Install Shower Door over Cast Iron Tub?

Hello, Can anyone tell me how the lower channel gets fixed to the top of a cast iron and porcelain tub when installing a new sliding glass shower door? We have been using a curtain up until now. Is...
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More on Equalization

How long will it usually take for #2 pine to equalize in a heated space? A week? 2 weeks? A month? What can I expect? CT
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Moisture Wide Planks and common sense

Hi Again,
Thanks for the info so far. The links have been interesting. I'm now wondering if there's a happy medium to the moisture question when installing an inexpensive floor over osb. This is...
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Moisture Meter/ Pine Plank Flooring

OK, now I believe. Can you suggest a brand of meter, or what to look for when purchasing and what to avoid? Also, is there a recommended moisture differential for pine plank flooring? Where would I...
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Moisture Meters and Buckling

I will be installing a white pine floor with square cut boards (not t&g). I have read some of the articles on the NOFMA website and don't see much about using white pine planks as a flooring...
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Moisture Meters, etc.

Hi again. Thanks for the response. Sorry for the mixing of terms: the material under the carpet in this job is OSB. I have read some of the articles on the NOFMA website and don't see much about...
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Bathroom floor options

Hi,
Another question concerning options for re-covering a bathroom floor currently covered with sheet linoleum: What are my options? The customer was wondering about using 1X12 pine plank flooring...
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Floor Levelling for 1X12 planks

Hi,
The levelling questions in another post have me thinking about a job coming up. It consists of ripping up a wall to wall carpet and installing 1X12 pine over the particle board underlayment with...
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expansion gap

Thanks for the responses so far. The customer definitely wants ring shanks. So ring shanks it is. Now that you mention it, how much expansion gap should we leave? The wood will be brought indoors and...
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Plank Floor Questions

Hello,
Iím going to be installing a floor made of white pine 1X12ís. I have a couple of questions: 1) Should I use 15lb felt paper between the planks and the subfloor? Why is this recommended? To...
12-05-05, 11:30 PM
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Stair Construction Question

Iím going to be on a job where carpet will be torn up from a set of stairs and the homeowner wants to put wood treads in itís place. Iím assuming the stairs are decked with plywood. I have several...
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Stair Refurbishing

Iím going to be on a job where carpet will be torn up from a set of stairs and the homeowner wants to put wood treads in itís place. Iím assuming the stairs are decked with plywood. I have several...
11-06-05, 11:03 PM
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dirty water after power outage

Hello,
We just came home after being away and realized there had been a power interruption. When I turned on one of the sink faucets, the water ran very rusty and has continued this way for a solid...
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Drainage Grate

They make the grating in 1 inch thickness for this purpose. It's available at most building supply stores here in Vermont. CT
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Deck Drainage Grate under Eaves

Hi, Can anyone describe the best way to install a 12 inch bar grate in a deck that is causing splash damage to siding and doors from eave runoff? I'm particularly interested in how the grate edges...
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Variable Reciprocation Supersaw?

Hello,
I'm a beginning carpenter and want to buy a sawzall that does everything. I seem to remember one that has a variable adjustment on the length of reciprocation (not an orbital functionality),...
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