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I have never used interior duct insulation, I would think the foam or whatever material could off gass causing the smell you are getting. Metal ducts in my experiance are wrapped on the outside and flex ducting has the insulation outside the plastic. Since you are having smell issues I would say exterior is the way to go.


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This map shows the frost line depth for each state.


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I have hung a 4x8 ft trellis spaced 3" from the wall and supporting a large climbing rose on the side of my house through the vinyl siding. No leaks, and has been there for 6 years. Here's how: Firstly, my vinyl siding is not flat. Each vinyl "board" has an upper section that is flat to the OSB sheathing of the house, and a lower protruding section that is ...


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There are many types of hooks designed for hanging objects from vinyl siding. They are available in both metal and plastic. I am currently using a plastic hook to hang a house number plaque over my garage. It has held up fine for almost 3 years now. Just google vinyl siding hooks and you will find a wide selection. If your plaque is heavy, you can use 2 ...


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I would just use silicone, as you can you can just rub it off after it is done (I would expect a small bit of damage but nothing that destroys integrity). You might need to tape it until the silicone is dry if the numbers are heavy.


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It's almost guaranteed that you need to keep turning that finial (perhaps pull down on it while you are turning it, in case its threads are stripped). Keep turning and turning. Eventually this will allow the glassed enclosure to drop down off the aligning screws that can be seen in one of your photos. That should completely expose the bulbs, making them ...


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The picture that you show is indicating some type of fastener to hold the wood to the brick. That is not really a tool. A tool may very well have been used to install the fastener in the first place. It is difficult to discern the type of fastener that was used from your picture. A close up of the fastener would help but from zooming into your picture it ...


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The service provider has installed a 1-way TAP which insures the modem has a very clean signal from the "OUT" terminal, while TV's are fed from the "TAP" terminal have normal attenuated signals. While everything described in the OP's preparation and step-by-step list is good, this minor overlook can be critical to the overall system. To remedy this, ...


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You say it's an old house. I suppose that if the siding was practically at the end of it's rope, plastering it with wood filler might extend its life a few years. I helped replace the siding on an old barn once that was practically plastered with putty. I don't know how long that treatment lasted; I only saw the final/end result (zillions of chunks of putty ...


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I use a heat gun rather than chemical strippers. It's easier and usually all old paint can be scraped off. Heat guns do have their own set of special considerations and safety precautions but overall it is a better way IMO. That being said, even if you remove all the old paint it is common to be left with a surface far from perfect. I use exterior grade ...


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You do need to have a primer for sure. Just a tip from someone who paints 20+ metal doors a year. Use automotive spray paint. Cost a couple bucks more and you can pick it up at local parts store or online. The colors are better, then finish is better, and they make some great looking clear coats. Two coats of apple red auto paint + 2 coats of clear ...


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Clean it well and then sand at 400 grit or rougher to give the surface some roughness so the new paint can adhere. Don't go too rouch or else the scratches will show through. You can go as low as 80 grit if you use a fill primer before painting. I'd say 220 to 400 if you don't plan on using a primer. Check the directions on the paint you plan to use - they ...


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Purchase a 1" thick by 3 1/2" wide PVC trim to go around the 3 sides of the door. Ripping to width were it fit to a proper set back from the edge of the jamb in all areas below the masonry cap of the walls. In essence, trimming in out in a typical fashion the way interior doors are trimmed. A thinner trim would work but the thicker trim allows the back side ...



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