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11-03-11, 04:36 PM
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Well, I believe the idea was to tile around...

Well, I believe the idea was to tile around everything, but if that's a bad idea I'm looking for reasons why from professionals and/or people who have lots of experience with this kind of thing. I'm...
11-03-11, 12:24 PM
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Tiling a laundry/furnace room?

A friend of a friend asked if I was interested in tiling her laundry room. I said sure, then when I saw it found out it was more than just a laundry room. It's an odd-shaped room that has the...
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Views: 8,690
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I'll see what I can do about disconnecting the...

I'll see what I can do about disconnecting the cable from the fan.

She said she had the fan installed a couple years ago and there was nothing there before, so I assume they used the appropriate...
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Do I really need it? I've never had one on any...

Do I really need it? I've never had one on any others that I've messed with.

The cable goes down the tube and into the fan somewhere. Not sure what I could take apart to find where it's attached...
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I was sort of thinking safety cable. I pulled it...

I was sort of thinking safety cable. I pulled it out of the attic a bit but once it started to get difficult to pull since I didn't know what it was attached to. I do NOT want to go into the attic on...
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Views: 8,690
Posted By Weez

Connections look good. I was going to take...

Connections look good.

I was going to take it down but this confused me. A bare, multi-strand silver-colored cable from the fan up into the cable box. Whatever it's connected to is in the attic;...
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Posted By Weez

Ok I'll check it. But I did remove one of them...

Ok I'll check it. But I did remove one of them and the connection looked good.
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Views: 8,690
Posted By Weez

Ok I finally got back to this. Got the cover off....

Ok I finally got back to this. Got the cover off. I used a meter and stick the probes into the wire nuts for the black and white wires. Measured 120VAC with the speed control on full.*

Bad motor?...
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Views: 3,009
Posted By Weez

I might try to replace some of the screws if they...

I might try to replace some of the screws if they are easy to do.
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Views: 3,009
Posted By Weez

What specifically should I use to fill the...

What specifically should I use to fill the cracks?

Do I need to do anything special to the rested screw heads other than sand and prime? I will make sure they're all tight for sure.

What type...
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Posted By Weez

Restoring weather worn wood patio furniture

My friend asked me to paint some old wood patio chairs. Most of the paint is gone and looks like it will scrape right off and the wood is well worn. The screw heads are rusted as well.

What all...
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Views: 1,094
Posted By Weez

This worked well, but I'm not happy with the...

This worked well, but I'm not happy with the difference in sheen between the brushed parts and the rolled parts with this semigloss black. I tried some with a foam brush and some with a bristle...
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Posted By Weez

Acrylic over oil-based - How badly did I screw up?

I accepted a job for a friend painting some cabinets. She provided the paint, and I was told it was the same type as the original but in a different shade of black. My mistake was that I didn't...
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Posted By Weez

Quickest way to paint cabinet doors?

I have 10 cabinet doors to paint and I'm in a time crunch this weekend, so I don't have time to screw around. The doors are currently painted with a black oil-based enamel. I've removed the hinges...
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Posted By Weez

OK, I bypassed the switch by connecting the two...

OK, I bypassed the switch by connecting the two black wires and turning the breaker back on. No luck. Just for fun I checked for 120VAC at the switch and per my test light it's good.

There are...
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Views: 8,690
Posted By Weez

You're saying to bypass the slider, using the...

You're saying to bypass the slider, using the breaker as an on/off switch. Correct?
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Posted By Weez

Ceiling fan stopped working

My friend has a ceiling fan in the bedroom without a light. It's controlled by a slider type variable switch. Shave told me that it stopped working a couple days ago.

What should be my plan of...
08-22-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,958
Posted By Weez

I had to put this project on hold for a while,...

I had to put this project on hold for a while, but I'm back at it. I have a couple of Ditra questions:

1. Before installing the Ditra, do I need to fill in any knots in the subfloor? I screwed...
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Views: 1,560
Posted By Weez

Yes, the texture is scored. I'll try the...

Yes, the texture is scored. I'll try the spackling, thanks!
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Views: 1,560
Posted By Weez

Replacing light fixtures - Need to paint ceiling around it

My friend had her baby's room sprayed by a pro. For some reason (maybe a miscommunication on her part) he didn't take down the huge hexagonal-shaped fixture and paint up to the electrical box. ...
05-06-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,785
Posted By Weez

Well here's the new pump with the anodes wired...

Well here's the new pump with the anodes wired up. I'll pull it up at the end of the summer to inspect.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5694170872_ac32f92ac0_b.jpg
05-05-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,958
Posted By Weez

Ok, that makes sense. How do I "ramp up"...

Ok, that makes sense.

How do I "ramp up" the carpet to match?
05-04-11, 07:51 AM
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Views: 8,958
Posted By Weez

OK, I get it now. So that gets thinsetted...

OK, I get it now.

So that gets thinsetted into place. Does it overlap the tile, or is it right up against it? I'm trying to visualize how it all fits together with the carpet and tile.
05-03-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,958
Posted By Weez

Yes, now that you mention it it is the tack...

Yes, now that you mention it it is the tack strip.

Do you have any links to pictures or where to get this saddle? I'm not familiar. I guess I need to familiarlize myself with this method so I...
05-02-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,958
Posted By Weez

Looks like my subfloor is nailed down. So I'll...

Looks like my subfloor is nailed down. So I'll add some screws just to be safe.

I'm still concerned about the threshold. Is there a certain transition strip I need to use for thick carpet to...
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