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Whirlpool gas stove oven working inconsistently

I have a Whirlpool gas stove, not sure of the model but it is about 7 years old. In the last week I have had multiple instances where we turned on the oven, it went up to the correct temp (and beeped...
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Posted By ghunt81

Well I would be putting new mortar under the...

Well I would be putting new mortar under the brick, that was kinda the whole idea. Also there is currently a gap between the brick and wood floor but it isn't caulked.
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I really don't want to replace the whole thing,...

I really don't want to replace the whole thing, we don't even use the fireplace. Was just trying to fix this because my wife wants a white wash on the fireplace brick.

Oh well, guess I'll attempt...
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The gas line comes straight up from underneath...

The gas line comes straight up from underneath (this is over the basement), but that little sliver you can see in the boards is where I had to trim it out because there is an elbow there where it...
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Need help on how to fix this fireplace apron

I live in an older house with a fireplace that was originally wood and was converted to gas by one of the previous owners of the house.

Whoever put in the gas insert did a real half-ass job...
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XSleeper, that is what I am thinking about doing....

XSleeper, that is what I am thinking about doing. I never realized how heavy that Fiestaware was until i started taking it out.

The cabinets over the stove are not against the ceiling but I think...
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No that's not caulking, just old paint on the...

No that's not caulking, just old paint on the area where the cabinet used to cover the wall. I don't recall this cabinet being 100% flush against the wall but it was definitely better than this.
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Sorry for the delay in getting pics, I was on...

Sorry for the delay in getting pics, I was on vacation. So here are some pics. First pic is the cabinet that is pulling away from the wall, second pic is inside that cabinet (you can see from the...
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Posted By ghunt81

What's the best way to fix cabinets pulling away from the wall?

Our kitchen has cabinets over the stove installed by the previous owner.

My wife likes Fiesta ware and so most of our plates, bowls etc are Fiesta, which are pretty weighty compared to some other...
10-14-19, 06:27 AM
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So I put the trim up last night. Turns out it...

So I put the trim up last night. Turns out it was not off quite as bad as I thought, when I was holding up the trim before it was too long- as I stated in my door install thread, this door was...
10-11-19, 07:44 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

So what do you do when you put up trim on a door when the wall isn't straight?

I'm still working on finishing out my door install. As I stated in the other post, when I placed the wall in the opening I found out the wall framing is apparently not square. I set the door in the...
10-07-19, 08:47 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

You mean the foam doesn't hold the door in...

You mean the foam doesn't hold the door in place??? :)

Yes I used 4" deck screws around the perimeter of the door, going through or near shims where I could, and through the empty hinge holes....
10-07-19, 07:24 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

Is Great Stuff Windows & Doors suitable for filling a large gap around a door?

Just posted about the door install yesterday- to sum it up, I have a 70 year old house, door frame was actually built into the wall framing so after removal I had a larger-than-standard opening. Was...
10-06-19, 08:06 PM
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Posted By ghunt81

Well I got the door installed today, took me...

Well I got the door installed today, took me about 6 hours, total pain in the ass.

I started taking off the trim and found out that behind the trim on the outside of the door, there were 1x6" (I...
10-05-19, 02:03 PM
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Posted By ghunt81

OK, so I can still just cut out the old door...

OK, so I can still just cut out the old door frame? I wasn't sure if I'd run into issues doing that or not.

With the old frame out it looks like the rough opening should be close, I might need a...
10-05-19, 01:20 PM
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Looks like I ran into another snag. I pulled the...

Looks like I ran into another snag. I pulled the interior trim off to check dimensions of the existing jamb. It looks to me like this jamb is built into the existing framing inside the house (this is...
09-26-19, 06:32 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

Hm, I'll have to check that height. The floor...

Hm, I'll have to check that height. The floor height shouldn't be an issue as the existing sill under the door is just bare concrete from the looks of it.

The outer storm door measures out at 32...
09-26-19, 04:38 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

So here's my question- I went to Lowe's and...

So here's my question- I went to Lowe's and measured the face trim on the door I'm looking at. I measured that at 36 1/8" x 83 3/4", whereas the existing framing. which is recessed into the brick,...
09-23-19, 06:03 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

Replacing exterior door in brick wall-some questions

Our house has a side door that leads into the basement. It is an older wooden door, and has a wooden storm door mounted on the outside. I'm pretty sure both are almost as old (if not the same age) as...
05-19-19, 06:35 PM
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Posted By ghunt81

They are wood posts. And- it was most...

They are wood posts.

And- it was most definitely a layer of solid clay. Maybe with a 2 man auger it would dig deeper but for me it either wouldn't bite, or if it did bite it would twist out of my...
05-17-19, 04:47 AM
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Posted By ghunt81

Setting fence posts in clay soil

I'm working on replacing a fence around my house. I live in north central WV and the soil here has tons of clay in it- the previous fence posts were just driven into the ground. I pulled them out and...
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Posted By ghunt81

No...there is space above the second floor, with...

No...there is space above the second floor, with a tiny access panel in one of the closets near the bathroom (like the access panel might be big enough to stick your head through), but it's not...
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Posted By ghunt81

I don't know how to fix this leak!

On the kitchen ceiling in our kitchen, I had noticed in the last year or two that the paint was bubbling in a spot but I wasn't sure what could have caused it.

This spot has slowly but...
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Posted By ghunt81

As far as I know, yes. It is an elevated brick...

As far as I know, yes. It is an elevated brick porch (floor level is probably 3 feet above ground) and there is access under the porch so I'm under the assumption there are some joists of some sort...
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Posted By ghunt81

Replacing tongue & groove porch floor with composite decking

My house has a brick porch on the front with a tongue & groove wood floor. The sides of the porch are open, so the floor is exposed to a lot of weather. Previous owner put outdoor carpet over the...
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