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09-10-18, 11:56 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

thanks

Thanks for the advice! I actually have a stud finder that's supposed to also detect wires (a zircon pro lcd) but it's kind of flaky and inconsistent so not sure if I can trust it. My wife is not a...
09-08-18, 01:32 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

Just FYI, this is what it looks like.

Just FYI, this is what it looks like.
09-08-18, 01:25 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

avoiding electrical wires above a circuit box

We want to put a barn door between the kitchen and the living room. We made a door, solid pine (approximately 84x40, probably about 80 lbs judging by the heft.

We are worried about hitting an...
08-19-18, 08:09 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

Thanks again for all the advice! I've attached...

Thanks again for all the advice! I've attached some pictures to show the problem, one of the worst section of the floor, and one close-up of what the worst of the planks look like (there are only a...
08-18-18, 06:59 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

Thanks for the responses! We are going to have a...

Thanks for the responses! We are going to have a termite inspection guy come in to make sure there are no more, I was just curious whether there was something that could be put down between the old...
08-15-18, 03:45 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

pre-treating heavily eaten floor?

We pulled up our floor tiles for aesthetic reasons, and unfortunately the ~80-year old floors had been a sumptuous buffet for termites for years. It was all old damage (the house was treated a few...
08-13-18, 08:00 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

leak through door frame

We got a new house and already have a weird problem that we didn't see during inspection. When it rains we sometimes get water leaking through the top of the door frame. The weird thing is it's not...
08-11-18, 07:33 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

I have been trying to catch my neighbors on both...

I have been trying to catch my neighbors on both side since we bought the place to say hi but no luck though, it's not the kind of neighborhood where I see a lot of friendly interaction, and there...
08-09-18, 05:29 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

Thanks for all the advice. I have no illusion...

Thanks for all the advice. I have no illusion that I can reduce it to any great extent, but I was hoping to just blunt the edge of the sound, especially at the higher frequencies. Unfortunately the...
08-09-18, 09:05 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

best way to strategically soundproof fence line?

We just moved into a new place, and the neighbor's AC unit is like a super-loud dentist drill. The video is here if anyone wants to listen: https://youtu.be/A6iYKziRJ64
In real life it is a lot...
08-09-18, 08:27 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

Thanks! You mean the ceiling and walls of the...

Thanks! You mean the ceiling and walls of the closet? What would be a good adhesive?

I actually work in environmental toxics so I'm probably way overly sensitive, but my main issue is with the AC...
08-09-18, 07:46 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

non-toxic soundproofing fabric?

We got a new house, and even though the closet AC unit is new there's an annoying high-pitched whine that echoes through the house. It's not unbearable, and if I could just muffle it a little I'd be...
02-15-18, 11:00 AM
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Posted By andrewc2005

thank you everyone!

Thank you everyone! I think you all are pretty much right with everything you say. I'm worried about moving the unit because there aren't really supporting walls under the roof where I would have to...
02-05-18, 05:03 PM
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Posted By andrewc2005

Thank you for the advice!

Thank you for the advice!
02-05-18, 12:51 PM
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Views: 1,717
Posted By andrewc2005

reducing rooftop AC vibration

So my neighbor put a new unit in and it's vibrating and driving us crazy (we're on the top floor; he's below us). It's a ThermalZone unit. He's had various AC people come in and try to get it to stop...
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