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08-16-15, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Spooksmcgee

Thanks so much for the replies. Yes, the install...

Thanks so much for the replies. Yes, the install will be about 3/4" above the level of the floor, so I plan to install show mold around the sides of everything to cover it up. There are not too many...
08-01-15, 10:57 AM
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Views: 695
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Tiling my fireplace hearth

I have an old house and want to update the hearth on my fireplace. it is coal-burning and not functional, so I don't plan to ever use it. I removed the old concrete and tile from the hearth, and...
04-06-12, 04:59 AM
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Views: 41,032
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Thanks a lot for the tips. I'm actually in south...

Thanks a lot for the tips. I'm actually in south carolina now. Will that still leave enough of a gap for wind to get through if I butt them?

Is it okay for me to use screws on the pickets if I...
04-05-12, 08:21 AM
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Views: 41,032
Posted By Spooksmcgee

How many rails for 6' fence, and screws or nails?

I"m building a 6' high standard wooden fence. I am going to secure the 8' long 2x4 rails to the 4x4 posts with deck screws.

1. What size deck screws do I need? 3.5"?
2. How many rails...
01-19-12, 07:08 AM
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Views: 2,847
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Low water pressure to my icemaker line. Do I have it setup wrong?

I have a very old house and the water line for my fridge is a self-penetrating valve attached to the cold water supply line to my shower. The water that comes out of it is a weak dribble. It would...
10-14-11, 07:19 AM
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Views: 1,675
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Can I put backerboard and tile on the floor in front of my fireplace?

I want to repair the old broken tiles in front of my fireplace. It is a coal-burning fireplace and no longer functional, and I don't plan to make it so. It has some brick tiles in front of it, and...
07-22-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,490
Posted By Spooksmcgee

So you're saying I can actually splice a newer 4...

So you're saying I can actually splice a newer 4 wire cable into the 3 wire cable vi a junction box? I hadn't thought of that. I would have replaced the old cable with a newer one if that was...
07-22-10, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,490
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Yeah I went under there and removed two staples...

Yeah I went under there and removed two staples and that gave me about 1 inch of slack, but I'll still need to cut my floor to get more. I literally had about 1" of clearance above my back to the...
07-21-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,490
Posted By Spooksmcgee

One more question. I cannot get more than 1 inch...

One more question. I cannot get more than 1 inch of additional slack on this wire. It is stretched very tight, and due to the fact that my crawlspace is 12" to the bottom of the joists, it would be...
07-16-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,490
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Well it is in a bathroom and it is in a room...

Well it is in a bathroom and it is in a room where there is a shower that leaks under the house, so the high humidity thing would explain it. Thanks a lot guys!
07-16-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,490
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Burning smell from 220 dryer outlet ?

I was running my dryer yesterday and noticed a burning smell. I took the cover off of it and saw that one of the connections had melted the wire. The prong on the dryer cord also looks burned.
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Posted By Spooksmcgee

Thanks a lot for the tips. I have a fan in the...

Thanks a lot for the tips. I have a fan in the bathroom but actually never use it because I didn't see the point. I will start running it while the shower is on.
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Views: 2,202
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Shower seams - should I use caulk or grout?

I have an old shower that has a mildew problem. I can't clean the mildew, because a lot of it I guess is under the caulking I did a couple years ago. So I decided I'm just going to remove all the...
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Views: 1,563
Posted By Spooksmcgee

I did what everyone suggested and finally got the...

I did what everyone suggested and finally got the angles cut correctly, after turning the crown upside down and backwards. I did have a small gap, but just filled that in with wood putty. Thanks so...
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Views: 1,563
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Oops. Pretty much forget everything I said in my...

Oops. Pretty much forget everything I said in my last post then. I then my measurements are correct afterall then, since when I turned it right side up,. it does fit flush:
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Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Wow, sorry for the delay in replying! A death in...

Wow, sorry for the delay in replying! A death in the family put this project on hold but now I am ready to have it finished (after five years!). I just re-measured. The front overhangs 1.75". The...
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Views: 4,263
Posted By Spooksmcgee

How long after priming can I wait to paint?

I primed a room with Zinsser Bullseye latex primer about three weeks ago and want to paint this weekend. Can I go ahead and paint, or do I need to add a fresh coat of primer?
06-22-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,783
Posted By Spooksmcgee

I used the backer rod and also some AC Unit foam...

I used the backer rod and also some AC Unit foam and it worked perfectly, thanks!
06-14-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,783
Posted By Spooksmcgee

That's not the door, that's the wooden frame that...

That's not the door, that's the wooden frame that surrounds the door. The door shuts pretty securely. And that's actually the back of the frame (where the hinges for the door would be). What you're...
06-14-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,783
Posted By Spooksmcgee

How do I seal a very large gap?

I just noticed I have a gap of around 1-2" where the framing on my attic door meets the ceiling. Since they don't make weather stripping that large, what can I use to seal this space? I can really...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,636
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Thanks for the tips, I'll try both suggestions. ...

Thanks for the tips, I'll try both suggestions. I am very worried about cracking the tank, so maybe I didn't tighten them enough. Roughly how tight can I go past hand tight without cracking the...
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Views: 2,636
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Leaking toilet tank

I'm reinstalling a toilet that I had to remove, and I bought a new set of tank bolts and washers. I installed them exactly how the package showed me: bolt, metal washer, and rubber washer inside the...
04-11-09, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By Spooksmcgee

You guys were right. I bought some extra thick...

You guys were right. I bought some extra thick teflon tape, wrapped it 3-4 times, and used teflon paste and wrench-tightened it and that worked. Thanks!
04-10-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By Spooksmcgee

Metal threads very tight, but still have a leak?

I have connected two metal pipe threads together for my water supply. I used some teflon tape, and the threads are as tight as I can get by hand, but there is still a small leak and water droplets...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By Spooksmcgee

I want the crown to rest on an angle. You...

I want the crown to rest on an angle. You probably can't see it from the picture, but the crown is at about a 45 degree angle, and sits the way it would if I was installing it on a ceiling.
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