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ranch attic access from out-side

I have a small ranch (25 x 40) and would like to access attic for New England winter storage space from outside for things like canoe, kayak. Does anyone ever do this?

Is there a smart window or...
11-07-05, 01:46 PM
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Roughed-wrong sashes

I installed my 10 double hung vinyl (disguraded) sash windows onto the 2x4 roughed openings with the nail fins. I then laid the plywood over these and now I am doing the finish work with stained pine...
11-07-05, 12:57 PM
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Posted By racket7

soffit plywood

I just ran 24ft of soffit out of 3/8 plywood by ripping them the correct size and slipping the alu vent (with forgiving side width) in-between two plywood parts. It was easy to nail them up to the...
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Posted By racket7

Thanks, Good ideas!

Shoulda thoughta of that myself.........
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Posted By racket7

92 Integra Front Tire max-size?

r70/215s on back and would like to go similar in front. This is a junker and I am not concerned about the ability to align. I have 70/185s on front now and the front is is too low. I had 70/205s on...
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Posted By racket7

Same issue but have deck.

Bought this ranch with an added "no window" spa room off the kitchen/dining room. Sliders off that room go to a deck on pilons. It also has four 3x3s supporting 15 2x8x10s 7ft up with lattice work on...
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$82 for pipes & labor

Maybe I should not have gone back.... but I did. I kept the old Arvin muffler and went to Auto Zone who said that they supply these to Meineke at around $63 each. They also said that they have never...
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Posted By racket7

Thanks, Good input from others....

I am still astonished at the garbage that we get for our money from these places... but I can see that it is not only me goes through this. I do still sense that they BANK on owners not keeping cars...
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15 highway miles to work daily...

With 15 miles on the highway to get to work each day I would say that it fully warms up (always traffic at one point). I was laid-off for 5 months last year but it was summer and I do not believe...
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Posted By racket7

Meineke muffler life 1.8 yrs???

92 Acura Integra low end model:Had whole exh sys replaced from cat to the end 04/03/01 = $374. Then again had muff & tail replace 6/14/03 = $114 Now 4/05 needs all new pipes and muffler again? Am I...
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Posted By racket7

Thanks 4 rply. 7 ft deep @ street = 3ft under floor.

I called them and they welcomed my request. They will actually send have their guy meet me at the house to discuss a "best plan" for my request.

Do you have thoughts on this : sewer line (leach)...
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leach field > city sewer "rules"?

I was supposed to have a sketch of exactly where my sewer line exits the cellar but I really want it to exit the cellar lower so to have ability to put a bath into the cellar without a pump-system....
11-19-04, 06:33 PM
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Posted By racket7

It figures.... Thanks

No, My cat is not worth this investment (even before I look at it) but I will go there because the local Dog Pound asked me to set them up with a solution to their winter winds blowing through the...
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Posted By racket7

thanks

You betcha that I'll be inspecting any "new toilet purchase" for size of throat, coating extent and Throat alignment with the bottom exit. I can't believe mine isn't even aligned to dump straight out...
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Posted By racket7

totally grateful..... thanks

totally grateful..... thanks that is the solution i really needed.....
11-16-04, 08:28 PM
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Posted By racket7

need clever insulated cat door

Maybe the wrong forum? How bout it mechanical. Lookin for a draft-free, secure, cat door. Yea, I should just get rid of the cat! I had a 4" wide strip of clear plexiglass with a rubber flap at the...
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Posted By racket7

toilet snake damage & clogs

Searched this to no avail.... I had this hopper upside down pouring HOT water into the bottom to clear it out. I sense that junk would only stick like that if the surface was damaged (no longer...
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Posted By racket7

winter salt dissolving cement?

Hello folks,
Searched all over for Cement & concrete and salt and saw nothing on this:
I understand that water seeps into cracks and expands to explode cement but last year I found a softball sized...
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Posted By racket7

CR-V bumper "safe" after hit pole?

Couldn't find any info on this so here goes... This is a 2003 CR-V that was backed into a cement pole such that it scraped and dented the rear passenger side "bumper only". The body appears not...
10-07-04, 06:13 PM
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Posted By racket7

Thanks HandyRon

That is what I figured.... Can't figure this inspector out....
10-07-04, 06:11 PM
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Posted By racket7

oops 12-2 is bigger than 14-2. Fat fingered it.....

oops 12-2 is bigger than 14-2. Fat fingered it.....
10-07-04, 06:09 PM
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Posted By racket7

Angry Thats my question too!!!!

I just found out that my (while unemployed) wiring job (doing EXACTLY what you speak of) was totally rejected such that the HEAVY lines 12-3 7 12-2 needed to be replaced with 14-3 & 14-2 "in Lowell...
08-02-04, 03:44 PM
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Posted By racket7

Splicing romex in the wall w/o a box?

I just went all through my "Readers Digest Home Repair" book and saw nothing on extending romex when moving an outlet over a couple of feet (so it will not be in the new closet). Do I need to pull...
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Posted By racket7

Simple BAT files sound Great!!

Simple BAT files sound Great!! I didn't know the commands so thanks much.
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Posted By racket7

Thanks for the input....

Thanks folks. I will employ one of these methods and deal with it. I feel that even with McAfee and all the freeware Ad & spy stuff... they are still getting in and messing up my PC.

Someone...
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