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04-05-08, 12:04 AM
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Posted By psyche11

One thing to consider is that if you remove the...

One thing to consider is that if you remove the plaster you will lose considerable sound deadening. Drywall just doesn't muffle sound as well. I have all combinations, plaster, plaster covered by...
04-04-08, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,376
Posted By psyche11

Something I haven't noticed anyone mention is...

Something I haven't noticed anyone mention is that if you try to skim with drywall compound over torn paper, you may get bubbling in the paper as the water from the compound soaks into it. You need...
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Views: 3,736
Posted By psyche11

Since no one has responded I will try. First off...

Since no one has responded I will try. First off I am not a pro, but I have a similar situation and have done exhaustive research. Spalling is usually caused by a combination of alkali soil and...
04-05-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139,351
Posted By psyche11

Take all advice you get on the internet with a...

Take all advice you get on the internet with a grain of salt and do your own research. I don't panic about it either, but I don't think I would be as blaise as Jampac.
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Views: 2,505
Posted By psyche11

You can take them to a metal plating place...

You can take them to a metal plating place (bumper shop) to have them stripped if you have a lot and they are intricate. You can also have them metal plated to refinish if you like. Mine were...
03-21-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By psyche11

3 speed versus 5 speed furnace fan

I had a furnace motor replaced last year. The original motor was five speed (I have central air). The repair guy could not get the correct five speed motor, but told me there would be no difference...
02-18-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By psyche11

A flow through humidifier uses quite a bit of...

A flow through humidifier uses quite a bit of water. Wouldn't it be expensive (and wasteful) to use hot water? I'm not meaning to be contentious, but am truly curious.
02-17-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By psyche11

Thank you both!

Thank you both!
02-16-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,293
Posted By psyche11

I agree. As far as I know there have been few...

I agree. As far as I know there have been few cases of asbestos related problems outside of individuals who work with it on long term basis. If you want to ease your mind further though, maybe you...
02-16-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By psyche11

can a partition wall be anchored to lathe rather than joist?

I am building a small closet aproximately 4 ft by 4ft, with a door on one side. The door side runs perpendicular to the joists, while the other side runs parrallel. The problem I have is that the...
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Views: 854
Posted By psyche11

thoughts on an idea

I have an idea and am wondering what others think of it. I live in a very cold climate, so the air in the house is both humidfied and heated in the winter. It bothers me that when I put the shower...
12-21-06, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,219
Posted By psyche11

Ah, that makes sense. I wonder if having the...

Ah, that makes sense. I wonder if having the humidistat trigger a separate relay which would in turn activate the valve (or in your case, the fan motor) would work. The relay might be less...
12-20-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,219
Posted By psyche11

o.k., I think I have it now. I am sorry for...

o.k., I think I have it now. I am sorry for being so slow to catch on. WIll give it a try and let you know. Thanks.
12-19-06, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,219
Posted By psyche11

Thanks very much to all of you for your help and...

Thanks very much to all of you for your help and for your patience. I think I understand, except for the rc/rh part. It is a flow through humidifier without a fan, so it will be just a solenoid...
12-19-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,219
Posted By psyche11

The thermostat is Noma brand. The transformer is...

The thermostat is Noma brand. The transformer is a wallplug style that came with the humidifier. I don't know the voltage, but I could check if that is important. I assumed the thermostat doesn't...
12-18-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,219
Posted By psyche11

help with programable thermostat to control humidfier

I have installed a programable thermostat which is supposed to control my central humidifier as well. When I hook it up as directed, the transformer for the humidifier hums very loudly. With the...
12-18-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By psyche11

Red face what have I done

I was goofing around with my programable thermostat last night and accidently set it to cool instead of heat, which is a problem since it is about -20 Celcius (near 0 Farenheit) here right now. It...
09-19-06, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,474
Posted By psyche11

please be aware that the tile likely contains...

please be aware that the tile likely contains asbestos and use appropriate precautions.
01-30-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By psyche11

I think all of the advice above is valid, but to...

I think all of the advice above is valid, but to specifically address your question, I would not let the work you hav done worry you. THe amount of lead paint you would have disturbed is minimal and...
12-05-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By psyche11

If you have what looks like crown moldings but...

If you have what looks like crown moldings but down a bit from the ceiling, they are picture rails and intended for hangiong things from, so the plaster does not get damaged.. You can get special...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By psyche11

There seems to be a really strong bias agains EAC...

There seems to be a really strong bias agains EAC on this board, which I don't think exists elsewhere and is certainly not entirely fair. I personally have an EAC (Honeywell) and have had no...
11-28-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By psyche11

To be certain, you can have it tested. There...

To be certain, you can have it tested. There should be local testing faccillities in your area and if not, there are mailorder places you can find on the internet. If a local place is decent, they...
10-21-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By psyche11

Talking Glad it was helpful. Here is the page I was...

Glad it was helpful.

Here is the page I was thinking of (scroll partway down the entry for February 14, I think):

http://ourfixerupper.com/archives/2005/02/index.html

These people seem to...
10-04-05, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 40,731
Posted By psyche11

I say let him at it!! :thumbup: I did...

I say let him at it!! :thumbup:

I did what you describe in the last option and I was most certainly a novice. It is slow work but I got much better and faster as I went and I am very satisfied...
10-01-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,880
Posted By psyche11

I think it is important to use primer as this...

I think it is important to use primer as this affects the final sheen of the paint. I find it helpful to put the primer on thick over the repair with a brush, then run over it with the same knap...
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