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this is a common problem and is most easily remedied by one of two approaches (and this is entirely assuming the unit is in good working order and the harmonic balancer is in good shape and balance) 1) restrain the unit - just mount angle iron or wood or whatever around the base to keep it from moving. just ensure that you have a thick foam pad or strip ...


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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this but based on the statement: I had a french drain installed it seems to me like if you paid someone (assumption here) to install a drain and they left it in a state where it is going to cause a puddle to form before water is able to drain into it, that it should be the company's responsibility at this point. At ...


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Before attempting any sort of repairs to the house, I would first try to verify if the issue is with the house or the machine. Take the machine outside somewhere that you have a concrete pad (patio/driveway/etc). Make sure it is level and run a garden hose to the cold water. Then run it on cold without soap (so you don't have to deal with any sort of ...


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Give the history you know of with the home, it's probably not a concern. I'd ask the carpet manufacturer how it affects your warranty, though. As easy as laminate is to remove, it might be worth doing. One drawback to the adhesive tiles--if your basement floods you can't lift the carpet to dry things and salvage it. I've been involved with several basement ...


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Couple ideas come to mind: Focus near windows, this is the typical location of an HVAC vent. Compare the room with others to find common locations, spacing from the wall, and typical number of vents in the room. If you believe you have located it, a deep sensing stud finder may identify edges of the vent if you start in the middle. Try loud sound/music ...


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I'm hoping you haven't paid yet. I don't think any manufacturer would consider this acceptable. (You could call their tech support just for laughs and see what they say.) At the end of the day, manufacturer's specifications are what matter. So let's assume you have a sub-standard job. Off the top of my head, here's a few options: 1- tear it out and do ...


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If height is an issue, use 1/4" concrete backer board, screwed and glued down on your floor. Be sure to use backer board screws and alternate seams so tiles won't crack or shift. If height is not an issue, use 1/2". Then, thinset your tiles on the backer board. There shouldn't be any issue with the 12" cabinet. You could use a taller cabinet to create a ...


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There's usually some type of underlayment beneath the vinyl. When I did my kitchen floor, it had luan board. I would remove the vinyl. You really just need to remove the luan board and the vinyl comes for the ride. Then you can put down cement backerboard or even the rubber membrane. Unfortunately/fortunately, the luan board is stapled down, which is ...


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I doubt it qas from rhe cleaning unless standing water or harsh chemicals were involved. Find out what chemicals were used to clean the flooring. Some (all?) laminate flooring is very susceptible to chemicals and recommend either only water or special cleaner. IMO, This is most likely a moisture problem. Check any and all sources of water near the ...


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If anything, I would expect the opposite problem: the area under the rug would wear less, and be noticeable when you take up the rug for that reason (if at all)! Assuming the rug is color-fast, of course.


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Rubber tile or mat would be one simple approach - see duckboards for another method/approach in polymers or sometimes treated wood. Given a solid, correctly sloped concrete substrate, pressure-treated 2x4 sleepers and a deck with no posts, etc. should work just fine - the 2x4's can even be laid flat, since the concrete deck is taking the load directly. ...


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From the description, I suggest renting a proper concrete grinder (bottom of the page) from your local rental shop or big box. This will allow finer control and result in a flatter, smoother surface than if you attempted to use abrasive or diamond-bitted handheld power tools. If you'd rather not go that far, an angle grinder with an appropriate disk would ...



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