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06-16-08, 07:45 AM
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Marc, I replaced the receptacle as you mentioned...

Marc, I replaced the receptacle as you mentioned and only broke the tabl on the brass side where the red and black wires go. No luck. Same result. Receptacle works but neither plug is controlled...
06-14-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Cecilt

Wall Switch won't control receptacle

Dumb question but here goes. I am replacing all my almond switches and receptacles with white. In 2 of the bedrooms I have 2 wall swiches in each. One controls some canned lights and the other...
06-11-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,955
Posted By Cecilt

Skim coatof plaster over painted wallpaper

We have a 30 year old home that we have lived in for 8 years. In what is now our nursery that we are turning into an office one of the previous owners (I think the previous owners to us since they...
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Views: 2,685
Posted By Cecilt

My deck is 7'+ off the ground so getting under it...

My deck is 7'+ off the ground so getting under it won't be a problem. I'll need someone on type to properly gap the boards though. :wall:
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Views: 2,685
Posted By Cecilt

Lefty, thanks for checking. I looked on...

Lefty, thanks for checking. I looked on Timbertech's website and it said you could use their fastening system even on the solid boards. you have to notch/groove slots I assume where it spans the...
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Views: 2,685
Posted By Cecilt

Hidden Fasteners on Timbertech Solid Plank Twin Finish Line

We came across a deal we could not pass up on solid plank Timbetech Twin Finish product. I had planned on getting the grooved product to use their conceal lock hidden fastner system but obviously...
Replies: 15
Views: 9,041
Posted By Cecilt

Thanks Lefty. We were just going to take the...

Thanks Lefty. We were just going to take the door off the track. If the BI feels this is not sufficient then we will case over the pocket door opening but our BI's are pretty lienient around here...
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Views: 9,041
Posted By Cecilt

Wink Thanks Lefty, in Va we don't get summers over 100...

Thanks Lefty, in Va we don't get summers over 100 often and sometimes never but we do have hot humid days in the 90's. I have scratched the idea of a 12'x16' glass roof. Too costly is the main...
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Views: 9,041
Posted By Cecilt

Lefty, good advice and I will do that. To also...

Lefty, good advice and I will do that. To also clarify a few points. We have an existing 10'x26' deck that is going to be completely torn down. We plan to build the sunroom on on all new...
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Views: 9,041
Posted By Cecilt

So is the glass roof, IYO too much or is the...

So is the glass roof, IYO too much or is the whole sunroom idea not a good idea? Just clarfying. To give you an idea, Four Seasons wants $15k just to install a 12'x16' glass roof or $8k for an...
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Views: 9,041
Posted By Cecilt

Lefty and XSleeper: Good points. ...

Lefty and XSleeper:

Good points. FourSeasons was going to provide and install the glass roof. I was going to hire a contractor to frame to the roof and add windows along the 3 walls. Will a...
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Views: 9,041
Posted By Cecilt

Glass Roof for Sunroom - Good or Bad Idea?

We are thinking of adding a sunroom off our MBR. 16'x16'. It will have a cathedral gabled ceiling. We like the look of a glass roof to keep more of the nature feel. We were going to build our...
01-06-08, 05:03 PM
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Views: 2,805
Posted By Cecilt

Concret Dust on Prefinished Hardie Siding

I think my contractor got way to much dust on my prefinished hardie siding when he installed it. We used the Timberbark color. Some things I know he did when he installed it were:

1) Removed...
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Views: 4,749
Posted By Cecilt

Well shoot fire. I just threw out 1 6' sliding...

Well shoot fire. I just threw out 1 6' sliding glass door and 2 8' sliding glass doors about a month ago. I have 2 6' sliding glass doors that will get trashed in the next month. I could use these...
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Views: 4,749
Posted By Cecilt

Best Screen and Plexiglass to use

We are designing our new replacement deck. The new deck will be an open deck and also have a 16'x16' screened in section that is detached from the house. Elevation about 8'-12' above grade. We are...
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Views: 3,842
Posted By Cecilt

I called a local building supplier and they carry...

I called a local building supplier and they carry Monarch, Timbertech, Trek and one other. They can get the Monarch immediately as the supplier is nearby. Therefore, they said you can order less and...
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Views: 3,842
Posted By Cecilt

Lefty or Deckman: Is there a composite out there...

Lefty or Deckman: Is there a composite out there you would recommend. I was looking at CorrectDeck CX since it has the mildew protection. Any other recommendations. Seems CorrectDeck got a bad rap...
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Views: 3,842
Posted By Cecilt

Building deck and gazebo - Wood or Composite?

We are going to entirely replace our existing deck (structural and everything). We are going to build an open deck and a large screened in gazebo where we will have a nice outdoorr dining set and...
11-05-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,615
Posted By Cecilt

I have a combination of new construction and...

I have a combination of new construction and older windows that I just replace with vinyl replacement with wrapped aluminum. The new construction is a nailing flange to the OSB. They are Anderson...
11-05-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,967
Posted By Cecilt

Insulating mudroom that is inside garage

I am building a garage and I will have a mudroom that is in the garage going into the house. The mud room is framed on the inside of the garage. We live in VA and get somewhat cold winters and hot...
11-05-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,615
Posted By Cecilt

Installing 1"x4" trim around exterior windows

Getting ready to trim my exterior windows with Miratec 1"x4" boards. Question. I was going to use 2 equal pieces on each side and 2 equal pieces on the top and bottom. A friend mentioned that I...
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Views: 1,800
Posted By Cecilt

Painting interior vinyl windows

I am going to replace my picture and casement wooden windows (30 years old) with vinyl replacements. Difficult part is I want a sandtone exterior and white interior. Simonton seems like a good...
08-26-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,945
Posted By Cecilt

Why don't you think any of the 3 contractors...

Why don't you think any of the 3 contractors thought it necessary to add Tyvex over the t1-11 before installing Hardie? I figured they would want to do for the fact they would get paid more. Is...
08-25-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,945
Posted By Cecilt

Installling Hardieover T1-11 - Any issues I need to know about

My current set up is the following: A 1 year old addition has studs, OSB, Tyvex and stained T1-11. The original 30 year old house has studs, plywood, black paper and stained T1-11.

I am going to...
08-25-07, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,589
Posted By Cecilt

Great idea. I could just do the windows on the...

Great idea. I could just do the windows on the front (only 5) and not do the rear since we don't have a flat back yard we spend our outdoor time in the side yard and front of the house.
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