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10-01-10, 06:34 AM
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Is CCPVC quieter than PVC?

I'm building a new house. Is cellular core PVC DWV pipe quieter than solid PVC? I hate hearing the sound of water flowing down through the DWV pipes when someone flushed a toilet upstairs and I'm...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,253
Posted By MikaMan

Thanks, guys, that's the kind of advice I was...

Thanks, guys, that's the kind of advice I was looking for. I think I'll test a solid stain on one of the boards that needs to be replaced anyway. If I like the results, I'll do the whole deck.
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Views: 2,253
Posted By MikaMan

Sprucing up old deck to sell house?

I will be selling my house soon. I have a large 20-year old pressure-treated deck that is moderately weathered -- not terrible, but I'd like it to look better when I show the house. It has never...
02-15-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,573
Posted By MikaMan

Twinklestar, I think it depends on the width...

Twinklestar,

I think it depends on the width of the beams you plan to use in the coffered ceiling. The example in the link has pretty wide coffer beams. For your room dimensions, I think you may...
02-15-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,494
Posted By MikaMan

Been there done that

Hi Faithe,

My condolences. One of my previous homes had multiple layers of wallpaper in several rooms -- and in some rooms, there was paint over the wallpaper (or in between layers, like...
Replies: 1
Views: 4,639
Posted By MikaMan

Question Stamped ASPHALT driveway?

I'm having a new home build, in eastern Pennsylvania. The driveway will be fairly long (probably 100 ft), asphalt paved, with a small circular turn-around at the end. I want to do something in the...
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By MikaMan

Permaglaze

I don't know how to diy, but I had a tub professionally refinished a few years ago and I'm very satisfied. Permaglaze is a national franchise/chain, I think they're the big name in the industry,...
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Views: 4,563
Posted By MikaMan

Thanks Gunguy, I hadn't thought of looking there....

Thanks Gunguy, I hadn't thought of looking there. That gives me some confidence that this should work. Actually, if you look closely at the Devonshire parts drawing, it actually shows a Devonshire...
Replies: 2
Views: 4,563
Posted By MikaMan

Question Mix & match Kohler tanks & bowls?

Anybody know if I can mount a Kohler "Devonshire" tank on a Kohler "Memoirs" bowl? I have submitted this question to Kohler via their web site but never got any response. The guys at the local...
06-12-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,406
Posted By MikaMan

Tile over tile? (wall)

I have a tiled shower stall, house was built in 1963 and the tile was "wet laid" in cement (NOT thinset -- metal lath over wall studs, then about 1" of cement, then ceramic tiles). The tile is in...
04-16-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,270
Posted By MikaMan

Pruning/controlling arborvitae hedge

I planted a rather extensive arborvitae hedge about 3 years ago -- about 40 plants, overall length must be about 200 feet. They were 6-footers when purchased, and they have grown in really well....
04-16-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 50,870
Posted By MikaMan

How to kill grass around a tree?

I'd like to get rid of the grass that's growing around a weeping cherry tree, so I can mulch around the tree. The tree is about 12-15 ft wide, drip line, so we're talking about a 30 ft diameter...
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By MikaMan

Maybe go wireless?

Gunguy -- yes, most of the other offices in this complex use T1, all from the same service provider (some company I never heard of). I've talked to a few of them. Basically they all took the easy...
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Views: 906
Posted By MikaMan

Unhappy Satellite internet reliable?

I'm moving my business to a new office, and I'm shocked to find out that there is no cable service and no DSL service there. Others in the building tell me the "only" option for broadband is a T1...
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By MikaMan

Smile Thanks, Rick! Actually, this product makes a lot...

Thanks, Rick! Actually, this product makes a lot of sense for my situation, even at this price. Good solution, thanks!
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By MikaMan

Wireless audio speakers?

I'd like to have audio speakers in several rooms of my house, so I can listen to FM radio in any room -- but I don't want to fish wires through the walls (old house -- hard to run wires). Is there a...
12-22-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,801
Posted By MikaMan

Unhappy Carrier Dual-Fuel furnace problems

I have a Carrier "Dual Fuel" or "Hybrid" system, installed last July, consisting of heat pump (and a/c) with oil-fired forced-air backup. Thermostat is Carrier "Edge". As explained to me, the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By MikaMan

Smile FAT city

Rick,

You're exactly right ... my ancient computer uses Windows 98, so I have to stick with FAT format. I created sub-directories as you suggested and it fixed the problem. So now I guess I'm in...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,842
Posted By MikaMan

Thumbs down Lightkeeper Pro didn't help

Based on some comments here, I bought a Lightkeeper Pro. Tried it on three strings of lights, and it didn't work on any of them. One string was half on, half out; the other two strings were all...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By MikaMan

Angry Flash drive error message

I'm a little behind on computer technology -- I just bought my first flash drives (thumb drives). Bought four Sony 2GB drives on sale, seemed like a good deal. Today I tried to transfer some .jpg...
Replies: 9
Views: 7,454
Posted By MikaMan

Smile Thanks Rivethead! I tried the...

Thanks Rivethead! I tried the myremodel:)ingproject.com site and it's perfect for what I'm trying to do right now. Great site, thanks!

I checked the site's estimates by plugging in a couple...
Replies: 9
Views: 7,454
Posted By MikaMan

Question Cost to have garage built?

OK this is not really a DIY question -- I'm not planning on doing this myself. I'd like to have a contractor build a garage on my property. Question is, what will it cost? There must be SOME...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By MikaMan

Question Digital Picture Frame -- need advice!

I'd like to buy a digital picture frame for my elderly mother for Christmas. She has ZERO computer skill, has never used a computer. I would have to set everything up, all she could do would be...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,842
Posted By MikaMan

Unhappy LED outdoor Christmas lights last longer?

Again this year, I got the boxes of outdoor lights out of the closet, plugged them in and ... most of the strings didn't work. Some strings were half out, some all out. I think I have one fully...
08-09-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,086
Posted By MikaMan

Unhappy HELP! Foam pad stuck to dining table

I have a very nice cherry dining room table, well made, probably about 30-40 years old, dark cherry finish. She-who shall-remain-nameless bought a cheap table pad years ago, and put it on the table,...
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