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Nov
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comment How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?
Note that the "Thermal leak detector" is just an infrared thermometer. Harbor freight version: harborfreight.com/infrared-thermometer-93984.html
Nov
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comment Water filtration system recommendations
What is your budget? Would you still want to do this if the cost per filtered gallon was higher than the bottled water?
Nov
3
answered Cement around decorative bricks leaves grey/matte coating on bricks
Nov
2
answered How can I “seal up” cracks in my wooden shed between wooden slats/floorboards?
Nov
2
answered How could I extend a baby gate at the bottom?
Nov
2
comment How do I fill in the grooves in wood paneling in order to paint over it?
Have you inspected what is underneath the paneling? It is possible that there is already drywall / plaster there.
Nov
1
comment How do I find where mice are entering my house?
Note: Expanding foam will not prevent mouse infiltration over the long term. The mice can (and do) chew right through the foam and come right back in. For a better fix, get some copper mesh from an online supplier, and fill the hole with that. Then you can spray some foam on top of that to cap it off.
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Nov
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revised What are the pros and cons of various hardwood floor finishes?
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answered What are the pros and cons of various hardwood floor finishes?
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Nov
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comment What is the best option for hiding wires to wall mounted TV?
If the walls are opened up, then you should run the conduit. Makes it far easier to perform repairs / changes / upgrades in the future.
Nov
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answered How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?
Oct
28
comment What are the pros and cons of rolled-on wall/ceiling texture paint?
Just a note - Make sure you have all of the conduit / utilities that you need inside of the wall before you apply the texture. Patching holes in textured walls is very difficult to do seamlessly.
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