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Thanks for yor input. I am having my Boiler...

Thanks for yor input. I am having my Boiler Service Poeple come round and take a look. I confess to be running out of ideas. I suppose I'm focusing too much on looking at when this all began. Which...
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Sorry took so long . Been on vacation. I have...

Sorry took so long . Been on vacation.
I have had another Certified Chimney Expert, remove and replace the cap I had. The problem he said was th ecap didnt have enough clearance between the tops...
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Boiler fumes In Fireplace

Last Summer I started getting Fumes from the Boiler coming into the fireplace in the living room, when the AC was on. The Fireplace has a Pellet stove insert with a Full 4inch Stell Liner to the top...
02-04-11, 08:43 AM
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Gurgling sound when Toilet Flush

In the last couple of days I've noticed a Water Gurgling sound from One of my Bathroom sinks ,when the Toilet is flushed. I've checked the pipes from the sink and theres no blockage. water runs...
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Oil Burner Fumes through Fireplace

Been looking in diferent areas for a solution to my problem. I have an open plan house. The Boiler vents trough one Flue from th ebasement. I have a fireplace in the living room with a Pellet stove....
05-11-07, 10:33 AM
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Uneven Ground.

My back yard,all Grass, over the last couple of years has become quite uneven in areas. Some dips have apeared which could be as much as 2-3inches. The yard is around 70 by 50. The uneven areas are...
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Brick Front Door Step

The Brick Front Door Step on my house is breaking apart. It is 76" by 48". Made of standard 8' Red brick. Two layers of Brick, with a coat of mortar between the two. The Bottom layer seems fairly...
10-13-06, 10:44 AM
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Mudding Question

I am remodelling a Basement room. I am at the point of Mudding the joints. I am using the Fiberglass self adehsive tape. My question is how thick should that first coat be. When I last did a couple...
08-04-06, 06:44 AM
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Plastic Vapor Sheeting

I need to put up some vapor shheting. I dont need a lot, just a few areas thet I am remoddeling. The stores only sell it in boxes abou $30. I have some quite thick ,a good 3 mil, plastic sheeting...
07-22-06, 12:18 PM
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BAsement wall

Thanks for the reply Larry.
I neglected to mention, most Importantly, that the Basement Concrete is only 43" High with the House Framing above that.
Also There is already Baseboard Heating...
07-22-06, 10:24 AM
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Re-Finishing a Basement room Wall

I am in a 25 year old Split in Mass. Half the basement was finished into two rooms by the previous owners. A few years ago I had a French Drain put in which has kept us from having any water...
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Scratch on Screen

I have a Sharp Aquos 32" LC . Age old problem of the small Child managing to put a fine Hairline scratch on the screen. It cannot be seen while the TV is on, only when off.
Is this likely to get...
03-26-06, 08:57 AM
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Bats

We had a problem a couple of years ago. If you think you know how they get in, you will have to try and watch when they go out and block it then. Otherwise they will get trapped as happened to me...
03-26-06, 06:54 AM
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Dog Repellents

I have a problem with the neighborhood dogs using my front lawn as the local toilet. No leash laws here.
I have seen various products on the market,granules and liquids, claiming to keep them away....
11-19-05, 05:42 AM
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Leaf Mulch.

I only have a lot size property that is surrounded by trees. Untill this year I was able to rake the leaves onto the wooded area next to me(Where all the trees are). The owner of the prperty has...
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Chimney Waterproofing

I have been getting quite a bit of wetness appearing at the base of my Chimney, both inside the Fireplace and at the Brrezeblock in the Basement. I have been told the Brick is in need of...
06-03-05, 08:52 AM
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Setting Posts in Soil

I'm taking bids to put up 148 feet of wood fencing . In my area there are quite a few contractors. Some use cement to set pressure treated posts, and some insist on Dirt Packing them in 2feet deep....
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Ledger over Siding

I am in the early stages of planning to build a deck onto my house, which has Vinyl Siding. In most areas and Publications I have researched,it is reccomended not to install the ledger over the...
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New Deck

Planning on building a new deck this summer. Approx 10*14. It is going to be positioned where I had a Sunroom. There is still the concrete slab that the sunroom sat on. My question is can I positon...
01-22-05, 11:29 AM
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Rusty color Water

I recently had a complete new Bathroom addition. The bath has a shower head as well as the standard Bath tap. It is a second bathroom and the Bath is not used everyday. When I turn on the bath...
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White froth from Taps

I recently installed a new double Vanity and Faucets into a New Bathroom. When I turn on the Taps,for a few seconds the water is Milky. This comes from both hot and cold through both sets of taps. Is...
08-30-04, 05:51 PM
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Grout size on wall

I'm using HardiBacker Board.
08-27-04, 06:27 PM
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Toads

I seem to have inherited a colony of Small toads on my lawn arond my house. I do not have any Ponds on or near my property. I admit to not keeping the grass cut too short or regularly, but have never...
08-26-04, 06:58 PM
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Spacer Size on Wall tiles

I'm going to tile around my Bathtub with 8x8 tiles. I have always thought you should use a small spacer on walls, but have had a couple of freinds reccomend using a 1/4 in spacer. Is there a hard and...
08-21-04, 09:04 AM
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Joints in Backerboard

I'm Tiling the Bath surround and have used HardiBacker Board over a vapour Sheet. The joints I have taped. My question is to do with the joints before adding the tiles. I have seen varying responses,...
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