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07-04-11, 05:28 AM
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"BB" Doors

Can someone tell me what a"BB" door is? I have a interior plan sowing some new doors and they are listed as"BB" doors. I have never ever heard of a BB door and the only info I can find is so...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-13-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By rickarchitect

Electric hot water heater

My water heater is a 40 gal, (I think it is about 4 1/2 feet high). My problem is that it runs out of hot water after one shower.... not a long shower, I take a quick one, (ex military, so you know...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By rickarchitect

Hard wired monoxide detector

Located in my hallway ceiling near the bedrooms are two hired wired units, I know one is a smoke or heat detector, but the other one, I'm not sure about, it looks like a smoke detector, but it has a...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,887
Posted By rickarchitect

Question Replacing stair treads and risers

I have an existing staircase in my house, they have been painted over and over during the years. I want to replace the treads and risers with oak. I saw some kits at home depot mad from oak. But the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By rickarchitect

Routering maple boards

DIY'ers,

I am a weekend warrior and on occation I have used my router attached to my router table to put an edge on boards but they have always been on soft wood, pine, poplar, etc.
I have a...
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By rickarchitect

Radiant heat system in a floor over a garage

My sister has a 1/2 bath over her garage and the floor in the wintertime is always cold. Someone suggested radiant heat in the floor, my question is from all that I've seen, the subfloor should be...
01-26-10, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,976
Posted By rickarchitect

Re-veneer a sewing desk

DIY'ers,

I have an old sewing table that has the veneer peeling off, it looks like MDF under the veneer. I want to change the dark veneer and apply a birch or maple veneer. I have a couple of...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,586
Posted By rickarchitect

Tolyn, No problem . thank you for your help...

Tolyn,

No problem . thank you for your help also. I also wanted to get a clear answer, easpecially when it comes to wiring.

Thanks again to all.
Replies: 8
Views: 3,586
Posted By rickarchitect

pcboss, That's what I thought, but wanted to be...

pcboss,
That's what I thought, but wanted to be sure, Thank's for confirming.

Thank you very much
Replies: 8
Views: 3,586
Posted By rickarchitect

wires

I understand what wire I should be concerned with. Again, what is coming from the wall of the house, below the cabinet, from a hole made in the wall, is a romex wire and that wire has a black,...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,586
Posted By rickarchitect

I can't tell. I went out to the garge and opened...

I can't tell. I went out to the garge and opened up the panel, you could see that the white and black wires were twisted/connected previously. there was the copper ground wire connected to the screw,...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,586
Posted By rickarchitect

range hood replacement wire problem

Hello all,

I am in the process of replacing an old range hood, (non-venting) and the wire from the wall is a 12/3 -- black, white, red, and ground, the new hood only requires a black and white...
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By rickarchitect

Looking for advice glueing MDF boards

I have a exterior sign that I had made with vinyl covered mdf board that is two separate boards. I want to glue them back to back and don't know what kind of adhesvie to use that can last hanging...
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By rickarchitect

leveling old floor with new

I had a previous forum question about lacing in some oak flooring which went in great. Where I laced in the new oak flooring, it is higher then the original due to the original being refinished in...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By rickarchitect

thank you

Thank you for the answer! When you compare the unfinished red oak boards to the ones I pulled up, there is a marked difference in the color. not stained, but definatelywhat I would call a darker...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By rickarchitect

lacing in oak flooring

I am helping my elderly neighbors replace the base moulding in their living room and hallway. I removed the old base molding which was added before the flooring and they asked if I could infill the...
08-18-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By rickarchitect

The windows are quite old, of that i am sure. the...

The windows are quite old, of that i am sure. the metal buttons that i talked about are antique brass window stops. I have seen enough old windows to know that these are quite old. Rabbitted...
08-14-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By rickarchitect

colonial farmhouse window and door repair

My son bought an old colonial style farmhouse and the windows are quite old and beautiful but in need of new glass and new putty. They stay up with a metal button that you press to let the bottom...
12-14-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By rickarchitect

Bees in Winter!!

I live in Massachusetts and yesterday a bee flew out of my vent. There was a second one today and with the temp only at 33 degrees, this worries me a little that bees are flying!!! My concern is that...
11-17-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By rickarchitect

soild interior stain??

I have a coffee table that is in severe need of refinishing. I want to make the legs darker, (almost paint dark)than the top and I have stripped and sanded the legs down, I was loking for an interior...
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By rickarchitect

Trimline jamming

I have been trying to replace my trimline in my Ryobi trimmer and it seems to jam everytime. I have tried wrapping clockwise and counterclockwise, wrapped it tight, wrapped it loose and it starts out...
05-26-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By rickarchitect

yes, I tried to flip it. It is stuck in its...

yes, I tried to flip it. It is stuck in its current position
05-26-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By rickarchitect

Question Westinghouse 110 amp circuit breaker

I have a subpanel in my basement which controls the AC and pool filter. There is a breaker in my main panel that controls the sub panel, the breaker in the main is tripped and won't snap back. Does...
Replies: 7
Views: 10,086
Posted By rickarchitect

link to boiler photos

http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg228/rickarchitect/

the pipes in the zone that isnt working is just warm, the pipe in the zone that is working is hot.
I included pictuers of the gauge, the...
Replies: 7
Views: 10,086
Posted By rickarchitect

purge pros

who would the purge pros be. Do I go to Home Depot? If I call a plumber, then for what they'll charge wouldn't they just do it? I still prefer to do it myself.
thanks
rj
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