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Closet flange height question

My bathroom was just tiled and the top of closet flange is now anywhere from even with the top of the floor to just under 1/8" below the floor. I think, but can't be sure, that this is close to the...
09-25-07, 09:25 PM
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Another gable vent fan question

I'm thinking of installing a gable fan in my attic and looking for pros & cons to help decide if it is worth the trouble.

My house is a 60 yr. old Cape Cod house in south central WI. It faces...
09-25-07, 07:06 PM
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Smile Thanks for the advice. Everything went smoothly...

Thanks for the advice. Everything went smoothly and we've been enjoying our gas stove for 2 weeks now.
09-05-07, 11:24 PM
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Question Gas range installation (DIY or professional?)

My 60 yr. old house originally had a natural gas stove. At some point a previous owner capped the supply line for the stove and put in an electric stove. I'm going back to natural gas and want to...
03-02-07, 12:16 PM
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Smile Cool, thanks! Not particularly enthused...

Cool, thanks!

Not particularly enthused about that expensive of a dimmer switch, but now I know what to look for.
03-02-07, 08:18 AM
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Maybe I'm missing something here. The fixture...

Maybe I'm missing something here. The fixture I'm installing is a pendant light hanging from my kitchen ceiling that will have a wall switch. Now I understand that JC type bulbs are low-voltage, so...
03-02-07, 07:15 AM
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Question Lighted Dimmer Switch for halogen light question

I want to install a lighted dimmer switch for a halogen light fixture. The single pole 600 W Max. switch has a warning that states:

"To avoid overheating and possible damage to other equipment...
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The owner's manual often has specs that include...

The owner's manual often has specs that include the min/max temperatures for using the device - though that may not necessarily address storing the device while turned off outside of the operating...
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As I stated in my original note- "Admittedly I...

As I stated in my original note- "Admittedly I reversed hot/neutral on the 1st fan because I trusted that the previous homeowner, whose fan I am replacing, installed the old fan correctly. I got it...
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Fan is pullchain only - no remote. Just to...

Fan is pullchain only - no remote. Just to clarify, I don't have 2 fans installed. One didn't work, so I returned it and got another.

Both the fan & light hot are connected to the same hot from...
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Angry Ceiling fan where fan speeds get wacky

I'm on my 2nd Hampton Bay (San Marino model) ceiling fan and both stopped working properly after a week - the fan speed gets wacky. Here's an approximation of the fan speeds after they became...
02-14-07, 04:43 PM
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Posted By BHB_RHG

Smile Excellent! Thank you. PS- Now I have no...

Excellent! Thank you.

PS- Now I have no excuses left to tell my wife why I can't get it done ASAP.
02-14-07, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the advice. You asked- Is there...

Thanks for the advice.

You asked- Is there some physical reason that you cannot take the flex all the way to the new switch box?
Only that I can't make a 90 degree turn with the flexible metal...
02-14-07, 08:41 AM
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Question Light over kitchen sink - conduit & switching questions

I'm replacing an old pull-switch light above my kitchen sink with a small 50 Watt Halogen pendant light that will be switched on the wall. At the same time I want to move the garbage disposal switch...
12-01-05, 09:45 PM
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Question Water line for ice maker & softened water

I have 2 questions about running a water line from my basement to my new frig that has both an ice maker & water dispenser (all of my pipes in my 1948 house are galvanized steel except for a few...
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Talking Thanks for the advice everyone. I used some...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I used some paint additive and was generally happy with the results. This is in a basement playroom so we weren't too picky with the result (and generally I can be...
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Question DIY texturizing of interior latex paint?

I'm painting the walls in a room and want to add a bit of texture to hide minor defects/patterns that may be visible through the paint. I've heard rumors that sand (or some other material) can be...
08-19-05, 06:22 AM
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Question Any other input from anybody. I'm trying to...

Any other input from anybody. I'm trying to figure out if I should have them fix it or not.

Thanks.
08-18-05, 12:22 PM
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This one tile itself slope down from right to...

This one tile itself slope down from right to left. The reducer is flat against the floor, but the floor slopes slightly down left to right, so the reducer slopes left to right.

Another tile that...
08-18-05, 09:19 AM
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Question Is this done to professional standards?

I posted a previous thread about a problem, and every is fine. But now I noticed something else.

I just had ceramic tile professionally installed in my bathroom. There is a 3/4" thick wood...
08-18-05, 08:45 AM
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Posted By BHB_RHG

Thanks. It turns out that he did a pretty good...

Thanks. It turns out that he did a pretty good job except for some of the caulking at the edges and one tile that is quite uneven with the rest of the floor.

I wouldn't have posted if I saw it...
08-17-05, 01:43 PM
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Angry "Professional" tile install - didn't use spacers

We just had a bathroom floor professionally tiled with 12" tiles. My wife just informed me that the installer didn't user spacers and she isn't as happy as expected because of variations of tile...
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Excellent. Thank you very much.

Excellent. Thank you very much.
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Question Removing/reinstalling toilet questions

After reading the toilet replacing instructions on this site, I have a couple of questions. I'm removing my toilet and reinstalling it after the floor is tiled. My house is 55 yrs. old, so I'm...
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Views: 2,242
Posted By BHB_RHG

Smile Thanks for the succinct reply to my long-winded...

Thanks for the succinct reply to my long-winded question!
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