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Latest update - while waiting for the flange...

Latest update - while waiting for the flange insert to arrive, wire brushed the existing flange. Managed to remove one flange bolt but the other one is rusted/corroded in the flange and cannot be...
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Oh that is what I was hoping to hear. I will...

Oh that is what I was hoping to hear. I will scrape off the corrosion inside the pipe before test fitting the new flange. The work continues in the half bath and I will confine seeing the first ant....
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Will do. Several issues have been solved here and...

Will do. Several issues have been solved here and I have always followed up. I like to be courteous and finish the story.
Just ordered it and it should be here in a week. I may have learned...
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Thank you so much for your help. Often times a...

Thank you so much for your help. Often times a crisis is solved when one learns of a part that they didn't know existed. This is one of those times, I will order one and try it... and will follow up...
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I clicked on the link and I think I understand it...

I clicked on the link and I think I understand it now. So the Oates flange goes inside the existing cast iron flange and when you tighten the screws, the compression ring expands to lock it in...
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Ants would make sense as we have fought the...

Ants would make sense as we have fought the little nuisance ants in several spots upstairs this summer... used Tero on those.
Regarding the bathroom, since the floor is concrete slab, replacing the...
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Dirt(?) under toilet upon removal - cause and correction?

We have a toilet in our downstairs half bath and it had been leaking under the toilet and vinyl for probably months, causing staining of the sheet vinyl. The floor is slab concrete. The house and...
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Smile Fred - thank you for the reply. I bought two...

Fred - thank you for the reply.

I bought two of the these (for my wife and I) from Newegg in November of 2010 so (to me) they don't seem too old.

I did see a tear down of this laptop on Youtube...
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Correct. The power light works and the charging...

Correct. The power light works and the charging light works when it is plugged into the wall. No other activity lights.
The laptop has an SSD but I put in the original hard drive to checking for the...
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I tried reseating the RAM sticks, tried using...

I tried reseating the RAM sticks, tried using each one separately, and tried different stick entirely. No change.
Tried hooking it up to an external monitor, no change.
I get nothing on the screen....
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Toshiba Laptop will not boot - suggestions?

When I press the power button on my laptop, only the following happens:
1.) The light on the power button lights up.
2.) The internal fan runs.

The screen remains black and it will not post to...
12-09-13, 06:04 PM
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I was away for a couple days. I managed to...

I was away for a couple days. I managed to control it some by leaving my daughters bedroom door open and leaving her ceiling fan on. Currently in her room, humidity is 38% I saw it as low as 22% a...
12-05-13, 11:47 AM
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Floor in attic is 7/16" OSB. Existing 2x6 (2x8?)...

Floor in attic is 7/16" OSB. Existing 2x6 (2x8?) ceiling joists have a 2x4 on top of them for added insulation height. Raised floor does not extent to the exterior walls below.

I know the range...
12-05-13, 05:14 AM
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RH in my daughter's was up to 47% before I went...

RH in my daughter's was up to 47% before I went to bed last night.

Regarding construction, the exterior is the original painted 3/4 cedar horizontal lap siding.

Regarding insulation in the...
12-04-13, 09:19 PM
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The moisture is forming on the inside surface of...

The moisture is forming on the inside surface of the ceiling and dripping (if we do not wipe it) to the floor. Or in the case of my daughters room dripping from the ceiling to the floor and from the...
12-04-13, 07:39 PM
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Heatwise, we have a traditional vented gas...

Heatwise, we have a traditional vented gas furnace.
In '98 we had new triple pane windows installed and blown-in insulation into the attic, I would have to doublecheck but the attic insulation may...
12-04-13, 06:44 PM
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Dripping condensation on ceiling during cold weather - cause and remedy?

During cold weather under 35 degrees, we are having a problem with condensation forming on the ceiling in areas near the outside walls. It occurs in a bedroom with the door open, a bedroom with the...
01-20-13, 11:14 AM
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The house on the other side is indeed higher than...

The house on the other side is indeed higher than ours. The footing has weep holes that I would think relieve any pressure from under the slab (?).
So keeping the basement warmer will help the...
01-20-13, 09:55 AM
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The pictures below: One shows a view of the...

The pictures below:

One shows a view of the interior wall with the crack in the foundation. I am tending to think it doesn't come into play as I have not seen any changes in it in the 21 years we...
01-20-13, 08:58 AM
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Yes... the inside surface is entirely exposed to...

Yes... the inside surface is entirely exposed to the cold on the outside. There is another wall that is not having the save problems and I am guessing that is because it is several feet below grade...
01-20-13, 08:48 AM
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The side of the house that this foundation is on...

The side of the house that this foundation is on is the most exposed to weather. There are two downspout that direct water away from the house about six feet through 4" pipe under the lawn. The...
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Need advice on selection of flooring for concrete slab floor in basement

Our home has a concrete slab floor in the basement that currently has some time of (commercial?) no pile carpet glued to it. We would like to have some type of engineered wood floor put down instead....
01-19-13, 09:02 PM
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Posted By modelsforu

Dirt coming up between floor and foundation wall. Also mold issue. Help?

Two troublesome issues in our basement -please see pictures....

1.) There is dirt being pushed up at the seam between the concrete slab basement floor and the concrete foundation wall. I am at a...
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Posted By modelsforu

Writing to a networked computer with WIN7

I know this will be a simple one but I am having difficulty saving from one pc to another.

First, I have a home network with two wired desktop PCs and to wireless laptops.

Desktop #1 is my main...
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Will do... thanks. The other computers had...

Will do... thanks. The other computers had McAffee at one time and I ws able to get rid of it all before installing Norton.
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