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Why am I doing this? Because the house is 30+...

Why am I doing this? Because the house is 30+ years old and the little bit of loose insulation on the floor of the attic is nowhere near enough. I could easily add more fiberglass or blow in some...
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Spraying lycene foam under roof. Bad?

Just got an estimate for lycene foam which is sprayed in the attic under the roof and creates a sealed off attic - even the sofits are sealed up. Any danger to the roof/shingles by doing this?
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11-23-09, 03:04 PM
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Help replacing a tub Lift & Turn Drain Assembly

I have an American Standard Princeton bathtub (at least 15 yrs old) and ordered replacement part 791130-0020A - Lift & Turn Drain Assembly since the old one was all scratched up and discolored. I...
01-31-06, 11:03 AM
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Yes, there is (insullated) duct work in the crawl...

Yes, there is (insullated) duct work in the crawl and I have the walls of the crawl lined with reflective foil. On a cold Chicago day the crawl is comfortable (I keep the vents closed too) and maybe...
01-30-06, 08:46 AM
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DeHumidifier-drain into sump pump tank?

I have high humidity/moisture in my crawl (concrete floor). The home's sump pump is located in the crawl space. I was thinking I would buy a dehumidifier, but I really don't want to go into the...
05-04-05, 07:45 PM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Added recessed lighting, TV static now

I added 8 recessed lights in my basement. Now, the TV in the upstairs bedroom gets static/interferance whenever the recessed lights are on dim. The upstairs bedroom is on a seperate circuit. What...
04-28-05, 03:52 AM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Garage door Track lubrication - How to

I was told that I need to lubricate my garage door track with a grease type product. I have the tube of stuff, but there are no instructions. Do I just run a bead along the entire track from spring...
04-04-05, 01:07 PM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

How would I kill my crab apple tree

What's the best way to kill a CrabApple tree? My wife won't let me get rid of this ugly tree that is well past its peak unless it dies of more "natural causes." In other words, no chopping...
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Teakwood Patio Furniture Staining

I have a teakwood patio set. I want to know if I can stain that with regular stain found at HomeDepot. Someone had told me I had to use "special" stain on teakwood. And do I have to strip it first?
03-16-05, 08:49 PM
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Views: 936
Posted By KevinTheRookie

Another garage insulation question

I have a triLevel home with attached garage.
I want to add some insulation to my garage attic (which is vented well already). My question is, for the garage attic wall that is attached to the...
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Not sure why the 230 either. I know he said it's...

Not sure why the 230 either. I know he said it's the heavy duty of the 53 series which is typically available only to plumbers not retail consumers. It is used for "clean" rain/foundation water...
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Views: 1,779
Posted By KevinTheRookie

Here's what the instructions say: 6) When a...

Here's what the instructions say:
6) When a Unicheck is in stalled, drill a 3/16" dia. hole in the discharge pipe even with the top of the pump.
The 50 and 90 Series pumps have a built in vent...
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OK, I had a Zoeller53 installed. The plumber...

OK, I had a Zoeller53 installed. The plumber says he installed the 53/HD. How can I tell if it's the HD or regular 53?? Box says 53/D - 1/3 horsepower.
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Do you like Zoeller53/HD ?

Do you like Zoeller53/HD ?
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Which brand of Sump, Wile or Little Giant??

I'm looking at replacing my 1/3 HP (used for rainwater only) pump. I'm told wile is commercial quality with a 5 yr warranty. Little giant is much cheaper with a 1 yr warranty. I asked about Barnes...
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Pump running with no water in tank

I noticed yesterday that my pump (in the crawlspace) was running for a long time (at least 5 min) even though we had no rain or snow melting (in Chicago area). So I lifted the lid and noticed about...
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Burnt popcorn smell in microwave oven

How do I get rid of this smell. It's been weeks since I burnt the bag of popcorn (and I use the microwave just about once a day) and the smell is still there when I use it. Of course I gave the...
08-12-04, 07:42 AM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

You mean the slider isn't meant to be removed...

You mean the slider isn't meant to be removed easily and replaced without screwing up installation? It's not like a double hung casement window?
08-11-04, 11:05 AM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

How do I remove a Pella Slidder temporarily

I have a Pella sliding door. Looking out from inside the house, the left pane is fixed and the right door is the slider with the screen being on the inside. I want to take the door off/out to...
07-29-04, 03:57 PM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Funny. I was wondering if there is any...

Funny.

I was wondering if there is any liquid I can pour at the base of the tree and soak into th roots for a slow kill.
07-29-04, 07:38 AM
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Views: 15,451
Posted By KevinTheRookie

How to kill a crab apple tree

I have a 20 yr old crab able tree in the back yard that has a small section that appears dead. My wife (a.k.a the boss), won't let me remove the tree unless it's all dead. I hate this ugly tree and...
07-02-04, 08:44 AM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

hundreds of bugs in dishwasher

I have a newer dishwasher and did a load of dishes 3 days ago. Been filling it the last few days with dirty dishes (some with food residue). I opened this dishwasher today and saw hundreds of bugs...
06-17-04, 08:07 AM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

Great. Can you point me to a brand or web page...

Great. Can you point me to a brand or web page so I can actually see one that you refer to?
06-15-04, 12:59 PM
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Posted By KevinTheRookie

All good questions thanks. I think we've decided...

All good questions thanks. I think we've decided to go with an under sink mounted. We don't want the reverse osmosis kind. I'll change the filter if need be. I have decent city water now, but...
06-15-04, 09:14 AM
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Views: 3,180
Posted By KevinTheRookie

Problem solved. Ran the new wire, everything...

Problem solved. Ran the new wire, everything works, all testers are good, tv reception is good, life resumes.

Thanks again to all.
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