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Thanks for the reply XSleeper. My concern is that...

Thanks for the reply XSleeper. My concern is that after 55 years of waxing, even though the floor is sanded down there will inevitably be some wax residue in the wood joints of the floor, especially...
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The stain I'm intending to use is described by...

The stain I'm intending to use is described by Minwax as "an oil-based wood stain that provides long-lasting wood tone color. It penetrates deep into the pores to seal and protect the wood" (emphasis...
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How *do* you use wax to refinish a sanded floor?

So how did they finish flooring "back in the day"?

Okay, I've searched, off and on, for a definitive answer to this question for a couple of years now. The house is a 1955 Ranch with oak hardwood...
08-05-10, 02:18 PM
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Posted By diylady

I've considered doing it like that. I hate buying...

I've considered doing it like that. I hate buying more "stuff" when I've already got the other bits laying around to wire it with. But on the other hand, anything to make it easier.
08-05-10, 10:05 AM
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Posted By diylady

I'm beginning to hate these people and I haven't...

I'm beginning to hate these people and I haven't even bought this thing yet.

Same unit, here's the wiring diagram in the manual:
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Posted By diylady

I went with the regular trim-coil which I ordered...

I went with the regular trim-coil which I ordered from an online company. Very glad I did as it was <i>much</i> heavier and better quality than the flashing. It looks very nice and I had fun bending...
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Posted By diylady

Question Register location - not under window?

The ceiling register in our bedroom was badly located on install (about 2 feet from the door, so the air basically comes in --- and goes out :wall: ) which of course leaves the room somewhat cool in...
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Posted By diylady

I hate the waste, but <i>c'est la vie</i> . . . ....

I hate the waste, but <i>c'est la vie</i> . . . . Do you have a suggestion as to where to get the regular trim coil?
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Posted By diylady

My! That was quick :)! Yes, I've already priced...

My! That was quick :)! Yes, I've already priced what rental on a 10'6" brake from Sunbelt (at Lowe's) Rentals would be, very reasonable I thought. I was actually able to get a fairly decent bend on...
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Posted By diylady

Big box flashing for trim?

I want to clad some fascia that I replaced on the back of my house in aluminum after replacing about 75' worth due to carpenter bees and sheer age. I'd like to see the stupid bees drill through...
06-27-07, 08:11 AM
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Posted By diylady

Thanks. I just hate putting in all the splices,...

Thanks. I just hate putting in all the splices, it's just not as neat a job as having the one straight run.

Also thank you for the reminder about the bonding strap. I would PROBABLY notice it and...
06-27-07, 07:30 AM
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Posted By diylady

No probs. I know about the access thing. There's...

No probs. I know about the access thing. There's not enough extra wire to put the junction box above the floor so it will have to go in the crawlspace (ugh) attached to the band joist.

Oh, just...
06-27-07, 05:17 AM
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Posted By diylady

Splicing 10/3 for dryer

I'm moving my dryer outlet about 2' from a side wall (from a closet wall which is going away, to back behind the dryer.) Needless to say the wire is not long enough and I need to splice about 5' more...
05-03-07, 11:47 AM
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Posted By diylady

Thumbs up Thanks!

Went ahead and picked up a couple of Carlon 3/0 new-work boxes which I believe will do nicely. Technically this is new work as I had to rebuild about twenty feet worth of wall a couple weeks ago...
05-02-07, 02:58 PM
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Posted By diylady

Thanks! No instructions I'm afraid, the fixtures...

Thanks! No instructions I'm afraid, the fixtures were displays, and discontinued at that. I had assumed caulking around the base, although personally I would prefer a gasket. It may have originally...
05-02-07, 01:59 PM
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Posted By diylady

What type of device box for exterior wall lamp?

As the title says :-). I'm sure this is in the code somewhere, but I'm dogged if I can find it. Technically it would be a damp location under fairly deep (18") eaves. These are normal carriage type...
01-06-07, 04:26 PM
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Posted By diylady

Okay, I think I *finally* found an answer to one...

Okay, I think I *finally* found an answer to one of my major concerns re: the wiring, on the website of a popular brand of homeowner DIY and/or contractor installed irrigation systems:

"Use 18...
01-05-07, 02:30 PM
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Posted By diylady

Because I'm not putting it on a hose. I've been...

Because I'm not putting it on a hose. I've been that route, and while it works, it's still work, if you get my drift. I'd have to drag about 100-150' of hose around between the different "outlets"...
01-05-07, 09:37 AM
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Posted By diylady

Irrigation controller/timer question

I'm trying to come up with a modest solution to semi-automate my vegetable and flower garden watering chores (dragging a hose and filling buckets gets old) this coming season. My problem is that I...
02-14-06, 10:32 AM
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Posted By diylady

This may be too late to do you any good, but I...

This may be too late to do you any good, but I just got some of this from Lowe's to put under an area rug and I noticed the ad copy says it "protects cushion and sub-floors... (from) pet...
01-16-06, 04:07 PM
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Posted By diylady

That wall is actually one long header (an open...

That wall is actually one long header (an open air porch that was enclosed at some point in time,) but cutting out, re-shimming, re-plumbing, etc., etc., is out of the question. I'm not going to go...
01-16-06, 01:51 PM
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Posted By diylady

Cutting down a metal door

I am going to put new flooring into our den which entails putting down sleepers and subflooring over a concrete slab. Of course this will raise the floor level a minimum of a couple of inches which...
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Posted By diylady

I'm sorry, I meant to update this :). Finally...

I'm sorry, I meant to update this :). Finally just decided we didn't want to mess with it. It was the relay, the serviceman (very nice and professional) replaced it with a heavy duty one, and that...
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Posted By diylady

Definitely something to do with the condenser, we...

Definitely something to do with the condenser, we took the back off, cleaned everything we could reach, and plugged it in. The condenser is very hot, probably from constantly trying to cycle I...
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Posted By diylady

:D Dang I love you guys! Bingo! It does...

:D Dang I love you guys!

Bingo! It does indeed seem to be coming from the back and it is still in warranty for the sealed system as it was delivered in March of '01! I hate that it's apparently...
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