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thank you both....will handle promptly.

thank you both....will handle promptly.
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Tiny black pebbles - mold?

Hello friends,

We're replacing our floors and after pulling off the baseboards, we've found a few areas where there are tiny black pebbles on the sheetrock and back of the baseboard. Not sure if...
07-07-14, 05:26 PM
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Correct. The two tall walls are the Gable ends of...

Correct. The two tall walls are the Gable ends of a single story home.
07-07-14, 12:48 PM
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Correct. The T1-11 was removed and replaced with...

Correct. The T1-11 was removed and replaced with Fiber Cement siding.

We have sheathing on two of the "tall" exterior walls, but no sheathing on the two (front and back of the house) walls.
07-07-14, 09:58 AM
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No Sheathing

Hi All,

A few years ago, we replaced the siding on our ranch style home (from T1-11 to fiber cement) and the contractor recommended that we only sheath the "tall" exterior walls.

4 years have...
05-02-11, 07:46 PM
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Cracking 4x6 redwood posts

Hello,

I recently had a new redwood fence installed with 4x6 pressure treated posts. A few months after installation we stained the fence with messners dark walnut stain (both sides). It's been...
04-05-10, 01:24 PM
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The ThermaTru doors look like a good pick...I did...

The ThermaTru doors look like a good pick...I did some more research on them, and they have impact resistant doors along with the multipoint locking system and security strikes...I wish the jambs...
04-02-10, 09:56 AM
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Box Strike Plate VS Door Jamb reinforcement

Hi Guys and Gals,

I'm having a new front door and frame installed, and I want to secure it against a potential Kick in. I know that I'm supposed to have 3" wood screws/deck screws used to secure...
02-09-10, 11:46 PM
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Posted By mrshikadance

Galvanized Fire Sprinkler Rust

Hello,

Recently I was doing some work in my parents attic and noticed that their fire sprinkler system (galvanized) was rusting at several of the fittings. The home is about 10 years old, which...
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Peeling Bathroom Paint!

Hey Guys and Gals,

I repainted the ceiling in my bathroom in an attempt to get straight lines. I used frogtape (supposed to better than 3M), and Home Depot semi gloss paint.

The problem is the...
11-09-09, 11:13 AM
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Fence Contractor questions

Hey All,

I'm having a new fence installed for my backyard.

I have no idea what to ask potential contractors. Are the questions below acceptable. What else should i ask?

Would type?

Post...
10-19-09, 11:30 AM
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AFCI trips when switching lights off???

Hey Folks,

I recently had my whole house rewired, a 200 amp panel upgrade, and added recessed lights.

The bedrooms feature AFCI breakers. One of the AFCI breakers has tripped 3 times in the...
10-19-09, 11:24 AM
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Posted By mrshikadance

Great Point. All the recessed lights are on...

Great Point. All the recessed lights are on dimmers, but none of the floor/table lamps are.

makes sense.
10-19-09, 09:44 AM
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Posted By mrshikadance

All the bulb are incandescent. Thanks for the...

All the bulb are incandescent. Thanks for the tip. I'll run it by the installer.
10-18-09, 10:37 PM
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Posted By mrshikadance

Dimming Recessed Lights

Hey Folks,


I recently had my house completely rewired, with a 200 amp panel upgrade, and added recessed lighting.

I've noticed any major appliance (AC, Toaster Over, Dryer), which are all on...
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Posted By mrshikadance

Dsc 1616 issues!!!

Hello,

Had a DSC 1616 alarm with wireless sensors installed about 2 years ago. I just had my garage door replaced, and moved the sensor to the new door. The system is no longer picking up the...
06-12-09, 01:58 PM
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Posted By mrshikadance

That makes sense, but does that mean that 200amp...

That makes sense, but does that mean that 200amp panel will allow for more than 200amps worth of breakers?
06-12-09, 12:08 PM
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Posted By mrshikadance

200 amps enough?

Hey Guys,

Iím rewiring, installing recessed lighting, and upgrading the panel on my 3 bed, 2 bath home in California. Iím wondering if a 200 amp panel is enough for the home? Keep in mind, I will...
05-11-09, 10:17 AM
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Posted By mrshikadance

Thanks for all the responses. I just received a...

Thanks for all the responses. I just received a quote from the electricians who is willing to fish. I wanted to run the quote by everyone to see if you think the pricing is fair.

For a single...
05-08-09, 01:43 PM
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Posted By mrshikadance

Zinsco Panel/House rewire-California code

We have an old 100amp Zinsco panel that we're planning on replacing with a square d 200amp panel. Along with that we want to rewire the home because half the outlets are not grounded, and the kitchen...
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Posted By mrshikadance

well...I had the contractor finish the job...

well...I had the contractor finish the job yesterday. He kept the sections long, and with a different miter was able to get all the angles right. He also used some shims to get all the angles right....
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Posted By mrshikadance

Exclamation Crown Molding Contractor

Hello,

I'm having a contractor install crown molding in my home and there have been a few issues. First, everything I've read on the internet recommends having crown installed into the studs and...
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Posted By mrshikadance

Painting Vynil Siding

I'm planning on painting my the Vynil Siding on my home. I've read conflicting advice on types of paint to use for this project (100% acrylic vesus acrylic with urethane). Does anyone know what type...
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Posted By mrshikadance

no reply???? I NEED HELP HERE PEOPLE!

no reply???? I NEED HELP HERE PEOPLE!
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Views: 832
Posted By mrshikadance

HELP- Fireplace Replacement

I have a wood burning masonry fireplace/chimney (on an exterior wall) that cracked years ago. I'm trying to figure out the best/most cost effective way of repairing/replacing it.
I have gotten bids...
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