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Thank you! I'll look into what it takes to...

Thank you!

I'll look into what it takes to replace this part.
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I've attached a photo with the dryer info. It is...

I've attached a photo with the dryer info. It is the match to the washer, as far as I can tell (these came with the house).

I've also attached a photo of the laundry's latest victim. This tear is...
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The problems pictured both tears (not burns or...

The problems pictured both tears (not burns or pulls).

I went through my washer and dryer with a fine-toothed comb and I cannot find anything for the life of me that could be ripping this (a la a...
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Kenmore Elite It says: MOD. 110. 47791 701

Kenmore Elite
It says:
MOD. 110. 47791 701
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Posted By rktrump

Washer is ripping clothes

Hi there.

My front-loading washer likes to shred my garments. I've attached a picture of the type of damage it does. It also has been known to leave black scuff marks on and/or stretch the fabric...
11-13-17, 11:03 AM
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We had a contractor out to talk about it (he's...

We had a contractor out to talk about it (he's doing some other work for us). He suggested just special ordering the outswing door and mounting it just inside the basement instead of in the hole in...
11-12-17, 09:58 PM
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Here's a link to the picture of the stairs in the...

Here's a link to the picture of the stairs in the garage area - they lead up to the garage: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r75w4jcjqbss8iq/7.jpg?dl=0

It seems the most logical thing to do would be to...
11-12-17, 08:51 AM
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Thanks again. I'll have to see if we have enough...

Thanks again. I'll have to see if we have enough room to make this work on the little garage stair landing....
11-12-17, 07:54 AM
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Got it. I'll need more information on how to work...

Got it. I'll need more information on how to work with the concrete. Is that something you can provide, or should I post on the corresponding forum?

Thanks so much!
Rebecca
11-12-17, 06:56 AM
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It sounds like you're suggesting demoing the...

It sounds like you're suggesting demoing the garage floor AND cutting the sill plate. Is that right? Are you suggesting changing the garage floor for the sake of clearance, or because of the trip...
11-11-17, 09:59 PM
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Thanks! We'll do it! Really appreciate all your...

Thanks! We'll do it! Really appreciate all your help.
11-11-17, 09:44 PM
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XSleeper, you're so good to me today! Thanks for...

XSleeper, you're so good to me today! Thanks for all the tips earlier on insulating my crawl space.

I updated picture #1 with some illustrations to help answer your question:...
11-11-17, 09:12 PM
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Can I get this door to fit our rough opening?

We are finishing our basement and want to replace the door that goes from the basement to the garage. We know we need a fire door. Also in case it's relevant: The door enters the garage at the bottom...
11-11-17, 06:54 PM
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We will follow-up on all this. Thanks! The...

We will follow-up on all this. Thanks!

The space really is quite strange. The bathroom and crawl space underneath it are at the back of an unconditioned garage, which was added at the same time....
11-11-17, 06:06 PM
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Posted By rktrump

Makes perfect sense about the foam board. ...

Makes perfect sense about the foam board.

As for the HVAC, because of a lack of space by the sill plate, the only way to get a duct into the crawl space that I can imagine would be to knock a...
11-11-17, 01:27 PM
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Thanks again! We actually just had our ductwork...

Thanks again! We actually just had our ductwork replaced and our great HVAC guy did his best, but it's just like a whole separate structure....

One more question. Hubby just discovered that...
11-11-17, 12:14 PM
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Posted By rktrump

Thanks again! That makes perfect sense. We will...

Thanks again! That makes perfect sense. We will be insulating the crawl space from the inside using 2" foam board (CI max, to be specific). To my knowledge, it is not insulated at all.

There is...
11-11-17, 12:00 PM
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Thanks for your quick response. I have a bunch of...

Thanks for your quick response. I have a bunch of follow-up questions:

1) You mean leave both sides of this shared wall uninsulated, then insulate the rest of the crawl space walls?

2) Seal...
11-11-17, 11:49 AM
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Posted By rktrump

Insulate shared wall between basement and crawl space?

I have an insulation question. First, some background:

I have a heated basement that shares a concrete wall with an unheated crawl space. The crawl space is part of an addition done after the...
07-12-17, 03:07 PM
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Hmmm, this is a lot of good info, but I'm afraid...

Hmmm, this is a lot of good info, but I'm afraid I'm too ignorant on this topic to determine how this should guide our decisions.

Also, the natural grade is such that water flows out of our yard...
07-12-17, 03:03 PM
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Posted By rktrump

It is essentially going along the natural grade...

It is essentially going along the natural grade too, so we definitely need something even if neighbor turns his pipe. The water could still head our direction because of the grade.
07-12-17, 02:34 PM
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The neighbor has their downspout directed toward...

The neighbor has their downspout directed toward our property so it does not drown out their garden. The french drain is meant to protect a new retaining wall we built for a gravel pad for our new...
07-12-17, 01:44 PM
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Downspout into french drain?

We're installing a new french drain in our yard. We need it to divert water coming from our neighbor's yard. At the same point in our yard we have a pipe coming from our house's downspout. We want to...
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Posted By rktrump

Thanks for the caulk tips, guys. Yeah, to...

Thanks for the caulk tips, guys.

Yeah, to make sure everything is dry we usually wait quite a few days between when the old caulk is removed and hubby does the cleaning and re-caulking.

I've...
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Posted By rktrump

It's a rectangle shower: 3 wall pieces + a...

It's a rectangle shower: 3 wall pieces + a sliding door.

Thanks for the terminology lesson!

Hubby uses some pretty heavy duty stuff - 3M Marine Sealant

This stuff:...
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