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foundation

I have already drawn prints and submitted to town hall and they have been accepted. I am a Home improvement contractor (High level Handyman). This will be my first step to the bigger jobs, except for...
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Cool Concrete Foundation

Where can I get a detailed step by step instruction to build a foundation? How deep the walls need to go 48" for frost line and so on. I am attaching to existing garage and will be pouring a floor...
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Cool Garage Floor Prep.

What is the formula for ordering cement yardage. I have sq footage but don't know how to convert to yardage. Or will cement co's do that for you. Thickness of pad or floor by sq footage? Thanks.
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Lead Paint

I need to remove or paint over led paint on wood trim. How can I do this and elimanate any hazards presented by led paint? Does anyone know the law requirements in Mass. as to its removal, and if I...
03-16-06, 08:55 PM
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two switches

Hello. So your saying i need to run another loop before the first fixture, to the second switch> and not pig tail it from the same power in just before the first switch? Because the first switch is...
03-16-06, 04:32 PM
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wire diagram for two switches

Hello. Does anyone know where I can get a diagram to wire two switches in one box for two different fixtures, with power coming from one ceiling fixture? Thanks. Sometimes the simple tasks can be...
03-16-06, 04:22 PM
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dual switch box for two fixtures, one power.

Hello. I am just a Handyman so bare with me. I have power coming into the ceiling fixture, which also continues to other parts of the house. I wired the ceiling fixture properly to the first switch....
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Red face Matching Paint types to applications.

I keep forgetting what paint types can be used over others. I was under the immpression that oils could not be applied over latex, but latex could be applied over oil. Is there a set application...
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Sanding Wood Floors

I rented a drum sander and an edger to refinish a wood floor. The drum took off the bulk but left the edge of the wood strips unsanded due to warping. The edger left black marks, which needed to...
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Weathering Concret

Thank you. So 16dg. is fine? I will cover it with plastic? Thicker mixture with less water is recomended, something like that?

Mark
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Ford 1991

Thanks. Didn't even think of that. Thought it would be the egnition switch which I jus finnish taking out. Looks good. Didn't understand what would be wrong with this switch until you mention the...
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Chevy Chyanne 3500, 1991 4dr.

Had the engine replaced, and some work done to help the bogging down when I pressed the excelerator. They said they had errors on the computer chip and had to reset them, and something to do with the...
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Electrical?

I have a Ford 6cyl.Truck that was running fine of course. Then one morning I tried to start the truck. It took a turns of the engine before I relized it was having trouble. The thing is when I turned...
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Weather Conditions for Cement

What are the recomended weather temperatures for pouring cement? I was under the impression it had to be at least 50 dg. in cold weather and that it takes longer to cure at such. Thank you.
Forum: Water Heaters
01-24-05, 07:17 AM
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Hot Eruption

Yes. I turned up the heat setting a couple of months ago, and since the eruption lowered it.
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Red face Therastat vs Actual Heat

I have had this boiler for under a year as well as the thermastat. Its -10 outside. Does this have anything to do with the reading now or is it coincidence their off 10 dg. Thermastat is reading...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-21-05, 06:03 AM
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Red face Water Heater Eruption

It erupted through the relief valve. Only place it can right? What could be the causes and how to prevent this again. Gas heat, temperature set at one less than scalding. Four settings below this. I...
12-16-04, 05:47 AM
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Red face Thanks guys

Thanks for the constructive input. The glass cutter worked ok but I didn't see a bit big enough for the 1 1/4" hole I needed. Is this mortar bit the same as a masonary bit? I thought about those but...
12-15-04, 06:27 AM
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Unhappy Tile Hole Cutters

I have purshased Three Tile hole cutters for this one job. All three did not cut like they said it would. The ceramic tile for the shower is only slightly thicker than 1/8". I have applied a little...
02-20-04, 06:28 PM
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cellar shower

Hello...This is a normal finnished cellar with cement floors. The normal pipes like the main drain (6" I believe) where your washer hook up normally goes and drains into this whYed opened pipe. What...
02-20-04, 07:31 AM
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New shower in cellar

Hello...people. I have a customer who wants to install a shower in the cellar. I need to know how to tie in the drain in the bottom sectional. Can someone help?
02-20-04, 07:29 AM
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Banging Pipes

Hello everyone! Got a customer who installed a faucet upstairs in the bath. When he turns on the hot water and waits for the water to get hot, it slows to a trickle and the pipes somewhere lower...
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Saw

I have tryed adjusting the blade but it will not go past "0". The blade seems also to be loose but theres no way to tighten any further? I can actually move it with my fingers but can't tighten. And...
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Circular Saws

I have been using a Black and Decker circular saw for a year now. Latley it has been cutting on a angle and I am going through blades with burning wood. I have tryed "0" the angle adjustment but it...
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Cordless

Hello. I can't comment on that particular saw but I have purchased HF tools (cordless) ones before. If you go with the inexspensive ones you'll be fine for what you want to do. Of course the more you...
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