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It's seven feet tall and when it's up I'd say...

It's seven feet tall and when it's up I'd say five feet are inside and two feet are outside (it's on E-900 hardware).
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Garage door opener model with shorter rail for one-piece door?

I'm ready to finally install an opener on my one-piece garage door ... all the ones I've looked at so far are intended for a sectional door, which come much further into the garage than does a...
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Thanks for replying! I'll be remodeling this...

Thanks for replying! I'll be remodeling this bathroom in a couple of years, so it's not worth it for me to do the switch-over to a modern single-handle faucet now, but I will do that as part of the...
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Shower diverter problem/questions

I've got a 1950s vintage Sterling three handle tub/shower fixture and I've got two problems with the diverter. First problem is that the washer is getting deformed into a cup shape which prevents...
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Yep, working on this too. I've kind of been...

Yep, working on this too. I've kind of been skeptical that it would make much difference but I'm doing it, and I'm glad to have your confirmation that it should be helpful.
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Y'know, I didn't worry about it for quite a few...

Y'know, I didn't worry about it for quite a few years, for exactly this reason, but I'm finding water seeping into the crawlspace, either under or through cracks in the poured-concrete perimeter...
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Thanks guys, this is really helpful. It hadn't...

Thanks guys, this is really helpful. It hadn't occurred to me that slope isn't absolutely necessary; that might explain why I don't see any slope on visual inspection. I think what I'll do is, first,...
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Yeah, that's what I'm doing as a stopgap. It...

Yeah, that's what I'm doing as a stopgap. It helps, but it's unsightly and still doesn't get the water to where I'd like it to go (just gets it away from where I don't want it to go).
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Am I crazy to think about "resloping" rain gutters myself?

My house has the kind of metal rain gutters that are attached with really long nails that go all the way through the top edge of the gutters, about every six feet. Geniuses that installed them did...
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Yeah, I guess I don't really mean full daylight...

Yeah, I guess I don't really mean full daylight temp; what I'm envisioning for daytime lighting would probably be more in the 4,000-4,500 range. Just discovered that Halo (Eaton) has a line of...
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Tunable white LED lighting in residential setting?

My office recently put daylight temp LED lighting in the (dim) lobby, and I was struck by how it now feels like it is illuminated by sunlight; really nice. So I'm now wondering if it would be crazy...
07-31-17, 10:28 AM
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Well, I guess I should have mentioned that what...

Well, I guess I should have mentioned that what I'm dealing with here is an outdoor fence gate, which has a standard residential locking entry handle on it. Soil is fairly clay-y and expands and...
07-30-17, 04:20 PM
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Where to get strike plate with extra long hole?

I need to find a door latch strike plate that has an extra long hole ... i.e., longer in the vertical direction than usual, so that I don't constantly need to move the strike plate up and down when...
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Advice on staining T1-11 shed?

I've been thinking that a semi-transparent exterior stain would be nice on the shed that I'm building with T1-11 siding, but I've never used an exterior stain and it sounds like they sometimes are...
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Wow, dude should really be wearing a dust mask!...

Wow, dude should really be wearing a dust mask! Anyways, really helpful video; thanks. I don't know anything about diamond grinding wheels/cups ... is there anything in particular that I want to...
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How to grind raised edge of concrete slab?

I've got a 5 foot long slab that's angled up by about 1" relative to its neighbor, and I'd like to grind down that raised edge. What are my reasonable options for doing this? Can it be done with a...
01-23-17, 09:44 AM
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Thanks, CarbideTipped; I wonder if there is...

Thanks, CarbideTipped; I wonder if there is something lighter than 3/4" plywood that I could use to reinforce the cabinet doors on the back ... gonna give that some thought.

Also I meant to also...
01-22-17, 04:16 PM
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Using kitchen cabinet doors as bifold closet doors?

Okay, I've got a reach-in bedroom closet with bypass sliding doors ... HATE them!! I want to replace with bifold, and am also thinking of having small, matching standard-hinged doors immediately...
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Norm, those are both for segmented roller-track...

Norm, those are both for segmented roller-track doors; as I mentioned I have a tilt-up door. As you might imagine, I've done quite a bit of googling around my question but haven't found a clear...
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Opener for zero-clearance tilt-up garage door?

Got a one-car garage with a tilt-up style door; there's a storage loft built above the door opening and the top edge of the door sweeps right up to it, maybe 1" clearance.

Is there any way to...
05-13-14, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for that document; points out lots of...

Thanks for that document; points out lots of stuff I didn't think of, attic pull down stair is a big one! I also need to check around the kitchen exhaust vent; not sure how well that's sealed.
05-12-14, 10:01 PM
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Yeah, the turbine isn't perfectly ideal, but it...

Yeah, the turbine isn't perfectly ideal, but it has the advantage of being easier to install compared to a whole bunch of ridge vent.

You mentioned sealing the ceiling plane; what does that...
05-12-14, 06:03 PM
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention intake venting. ...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention intake venting. There's 22" lengths of 2x4 nailed between the rafters under the eaves; I envision pulling a few of these off and replacing them with screened vents.
05-12-14, 12:00 PM
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Attic turbine vent: balancing intake and exhaust?

My house has a hipped roof with zero ventilation, about 1,100 square feet of ceiling space. I'm in a cool climate (SF Bay Area) but it still gets crazy hot up there on a sunny day. 1/300 formula...
05-11-14, 09:50 AM
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Okay, I took off both the interior and exterior...

Okay, I took off both the interior and exterior trim. It's a regular finless block-frame insert. Looks like it will be easier to remove from the outside; pretty comfortable now that this will work...
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