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What's the best way to store the left over paint from a 1 gallon can?

I've got a bunch of different paint from interior & exterior projects. They are usually 1 gallon cans with a quart or 1/2 gallon of paint. What's the best way to store them to keep the paint fresh...
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PJ - I am speaking of HD radio where a typical...

PJ - I am speaking of HD radio where a typical over the air / free AM / FM radio station transmits additional channels of audio '93.7 HD2" type of mention you might hear.

Not something tied to...
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Adding HD Radio capability to a car

I have a 2013 Honda Civic LX with a basic factory AM/FM/CD radio.

I listen to business radio on AM and it comes in like crap.... for years. Took me a while but I realized - I can listen to that...
11-09-20, 11:19 AM
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Any thoughts on why they would have not planned...

Any thoughts on why they would have not planned for the sheetrock other than a mistake?

Most all will just be the sheetrock wall.

Me being a noob, I could see them thinking -for the ones that...
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Beezle - color - that's a whole 'nuther thing! :...

Beezle - color - that's a whole 'nuther thing! : ) me, as long as it works I am good. My wife - this color / that color, etc... it's a chore.

I like the HD slim lights - they have the slide...
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Are there dimmers you can set and forget?

I'm installing LED lights around the house - some of the slimline recessed, Some LEDs as replacements for florescents.

They are typically turning out to be too bright. all these LEDs say they are...
11-08-20, 09:48 PM
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electrical boxes and sheetrock / recessed boxes?

My daughter & fiance are buying a house under construction in Connecticut.

the builder has built several hundred homes in this an adjacent towns, so I think he'd know better than me how to do...
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Yeah, I know about the color temp stuff......

Yeah, I know about the color temp stuff... (Anyone have a comment on my thinking - higher temp / bluer light is perceived as brighter for the same lumens? ie daylight at x lumens seems brighter than...
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that's over the kitchen prep area. now I want to...

that's over the kitchen prep area. now I want to do this over the kitchen table! have 6 2' forescent tubes in 3 fixtures wedged into a framed out area over the kitchen table!

But like I saw with...
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THANKS!!! I swapped lights and problem (not...

THANKS!!! I swapped lights and problem (not lighting) followed the lights. Started noticing a little coiled piece of metal inside rolling around. That's the starter filament? I guess thats a sign...
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I'm seeing lots of LED tubes on the web. Home...

I'm seeing lots of LED tubes on the web. Home Depot doesn't seem to sell them? Any recommendation on where to get LED tubes?
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thanks! My wife likes the fixture. Are there LED...

thanks! My wife likes the fixture. Are there LED tubes or 'mats' that I'd mount in there and keep the wood / plastic cover? Or toss all of it and start new?
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T8 fluorescent light - problem w/ tubes? ballast? LED retrofit?

We bought a kitchen light from hd back in 2007? Lithonia is the brand?

4 t8 bulbs 4 long.

I have in my notes that in 2014 the ballast failed and mfr sent replacement for free / I put it in....
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Thanks. Not to put people here against each...

Thanks. Not to put people here against each other, but I like MarkSr's thinking. Caulk the window / shingles? The proposal doesn't say anything about that : )

And same for nail head caulking. ...
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Certainly NOT meaning to be argumentative here! ...

Certainly NOT meaning to be argumentative here! Just looking to learn what is accceptable / how things are supposed to work when dealing with someone else doing work.

The proposal is attached. ...
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He priced it for 1 coat with an add on for 2...

He priced it for 1 coat with an add on for 2 coats (our choice... he thought 1 would be enough but my wife thought 2 would be more durable.). THen when he was doing the first coat, he said 'yeah,...
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Hiring to have exterior painted. What is acceptable quality?

I've posted other threads here. 1 last one I think : )

I know enough to be dangerous. I do a fair amount of work around the house but painting the exterior of the house is more than I can do in...
09-15-20, 02:16 PM
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@pilot Dane As always, you are spot on. ...

@pilot Dane

As always, you are spot on. Funny what you wrote - Did you see my other question about the deck bolted onto the siding and it rotting : ) ???
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09-15-20, 10:25 AM
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Oh gosh! If not for the paint job I wouoldn't...

Oh gosh! If not for the paint job I wouoldn't have noticed / taken issue with this gap. Step has no spring / spongyness.

I will look in there later and post a picture.
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Outside of our house - stain vs. paint?

Sorry! We debate things ad nauseum. And I know I cam come here for level headed / knowledgeable answers that help get us past our own hesitancy!

We're getting our house painted. Last painting...
09-15-20, 06:09 AM
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Gap under outside door - what would you do?

The exterior of our house is getting painted so I am trying to do fixes now and not mess up the paint job.

I noticed this gap under the step into our house from the deck. 2 views - 1 side is...
09-15-20, 06:05 AM
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Posted By babaganoosh

Rotting lower course of shingles at deck

A deck was added to our house before we bought it 25 years ago. We've noticed that the lower course of cedar shake siding that butts up against the deck is crumbling over last couple years. A...
09-13-20, 10:59 PM
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Where do you get cedar shingles?

I have a shingle or 2 that I need to replace on my house.

Where do you get them? They are cedar? shallow vertical lines under the paint?

There was a box for $130 or so at Home depot for...
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Having a painter paint the exterior of my house - some questions

I'm so much more comfortable doing things myself than hiring someone. It's frustrating that I think I can do the job better than a pro.

We're getting the exterior of our house painted. Last...
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@pjmax - THANKS! power washing was what my wife...

@pjmax - THANKS! power washing was what my wife offered after I said maybe wet & forget from costco.

She thought chemicals would be too harsh. I knew power washing would strip the granules / do...
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