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Finish for reclaimed bowling alley wood counter top

I have a section of reclaimed bowling alley (maple and pine) which I'd like to turn into a counter top. Does anyone have any experience with this?

I'm wondering if I'll need some sort of...
06-30-15, 05:35 PM
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I.D. weed and advise how to destroy it!

What is this clovery thing and how can I rid my yard of it?!

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Thanks everyone! I was leaning towards PVC...

Thanks everyone!

I was leaning towards PVC already.

A few more questions...

I assume I should go with 4" for the added capacity (two downspouts will feed it)?

Do you advocate drilling a...
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Posted By Killer V

Material for underground drainage

Installing some underground drainage for two downspouts. Just looking to re-route the water and am planning on having a "pop-up" at the end of the run.

Which material should I use for the piping?...
09-22-12, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Killer V

It's not just a handle. It's a whole new opening...

It's not just a handle. It's a whole new opening mechanism. There's nothing wrong with the mechanisms I have, other than only having two operating handles for 15 windows!

I'm going to hit a few...
09-21-12, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Killer V

But are old spigots able to be spun off the pipe...

But are old spigots able to be spun off the pipe like newer ones?

I have an old tub spigot (maybe 30 years) where the diverter is totally non-functioning. I'd like to replace the spigot, but I...
09-20-12, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Killer V

Butterfly won't work. It's not a crank, it's...

Butterfly won't work. It's not a crank, it's more of a lever.

Which handle on that catalog page do you think it is? I'm having trouble deciphering the diagrams.

Thanks again!
09-19-12, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Killer V

Locating old casement window hardware

I have an old house with old, metal casement windows. Unfortunately, most of the operating handles are missing and I cannot find them anywhere online or elsewhere. They have "Fenestra" imprinted on...
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Posted By Killer V

Re-painting brick?

I have a brick house that is painted white. The paint is flaking off in various places. I'd like to brush off as much as possible and re-paint.

Is there a tried and true method/product that I...
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Posted By Killer V

I've been to two lumber yards and the three big...

I've been to two lumber yards and the three big box stores and no one seems to carry 1x8s anymore.

I'm using a Behr semi-transparent stain, for what it's worth...

Also, I've seen conflicting...
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Posted By Killer V

Staining Pressure Treated Wood?

Pros/Cons?

I've struck out at several places looking for fascia 1x8s and am wondering if I can just stain the pressure treated wood I used for the supports. It doesn't matter to me if it matches...
07-10-12, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Killer V

Gas line leak outside of house...Who pays for repair?

Wasn't sure where to post this, so thought I'd try here.

I looked at a house and noticed a natural gas smell on the exterior, on the opposite side of the basement wall from the gas meter (the pipe...
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Posted By Killer V

Deck footing question

I'm looking to build a 10' x 15' deck in which the decktop will be 8"-12" off the ground.

It will be against the house, but most likely free-standing.

At such a low height, do I still need to...
01-25-12, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Killer V

Wire junction in Breaker box?

Is it allowed to use wire nuts inside the breaker box?

I had a breaker with a double tap. Can I connect the two wires with a wire nut then run a third wire into the breaker?

Or, do I HAVE to...
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Posted By Killer V

Venting options for a soffit-less roof

I have a georgian style house with a pyramid roof. It has no soffits. I'm going to be getting a new roof soon and would like to find out some good options in terms of venting. I'm thinking of...
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Posted By Killer V

Reccomend a battery

I need a new battery for a 2003 Honda Pilot. What should I be looking for?
01-17-11, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Killer V

Trane XL80 Blower and inducer fan starting at same time

Title says it all. Only the inducer should start for a pre-purge, but the inducer AND blower motor kick on at the same time. When there's a call for heat, both fans kick on and I get a blast of...
01-12-11, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Killer V

Oil-Filled Portable Unit thermostat?

I'm trying to find an oil-filled unit (for supplemental spot heating) with a programmable thermostat (I don't need it on during the night but would like it to kick on before I wake up). I've had no...
03-22-10, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Killer V

Tile Contractor Questions

I have a tiling job that will take too much time for my DIY tile skills.

I have the names of a few contractors, but what kind of questions should I be asking them?

(I'm looking to have them...
03-08-10, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Killer V

The room in question is a bathroom. I think the...

The room in question is a bathroom. I think the added height won't be too much of a problem.

Do I REALLY need to remove the adhesive? I assume there's some sort of adhesive removal product out...
03-07-10, 01:55 PM
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Views: 845
Posted By Killer V

Ceramic tile over ceramic tile?

I peeled up three layers of vinyl tile to find a single layer of ceramic tile. It's covered with adhesive, quite ugly, and seems to be pretty solid (no cracks or soft spots).

I am planning to...
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Posted By Killer V

Flooring, then toilet?

I'm putting a laminate flooring in a basement bathroom. Do I install the laminate first and THEN the toilet? OR, do I install the toilet first, then the laminate around it?
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Posted By Killer V

Balmex Removal?

My 3 yo son smeared Balmex (zinc oxide) on his hair and our couch (a twill-type fabric). I found post dealing with hair (using grease-cutting dish detergent) but can't find much for removing it from...
10-01-06, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Killer V

So which is the best one to use? I now...

So which is the best one to use? I now understand how they work, but don't know why I should choose one over the other.
09-30-06, 08:06 PM
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Views: 1,956
Posted By Killer V

Thermostat Advice (electric baseboard heater)

Can someone explain the difference between single and double pole thermostats for me?

It would be the only control for an electric baseboard heater.
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