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Nov
21
comment Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door
@Kit - I knew he did, I could not find the episode though.
Sep
11
comment How can I safely work around power lines?
I should note: the line is fairly new (<5 years) as a tree pulled it down and off the house just before we moved in. I will add to my question as it seems relevant. @TheEvilGreebo - The cut off is right across the street from me and when they have cut the power, it is for the entire street. Can they cut the power to just my house? Or is this going to affect everyone on the circuit?
Aug
28
comment What is a humane, safe and clean way to dispose of a live mouse caught in a glue trap?
@Codism - on the inside, right? So they are getting in some how. That would be the real pest control...lock them out...:)
Aug
27
comment What is a humane, safe and clean way to dispose of a live mouse caught in a glue trap?
@codism - The other thing the pest control company hopefully pointed out is points of entry. It is far better to keep them from getting in than having to deal with them once they arrived. Holes need filling, crack need treatment, or foundation borders that deter rodents. this way you do not need to deal with traps and hazards of disease that they carry. An ounce or prevention ...as they say.
Jan
22
comment How can I replace a Delta 1400 shower valve cartridge?
The "O" rings are not damaged? Are they seated correctly? this could be one of the challanges.
Oct
24
comment Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door
I will give the door a spray. But as i mentioned, i sealed all aound the door under the moding with both spray foam and valcore rubber strip. I will post back results of door spray.
Oct
24
comment How to address mold/moss on newer roof?
I will take a look. I am a bit worried about adding any holes to the roof, even with compound. that stuff seems to shrink and fail over time. I live in New England and have many shade trees and eves that this stuff grows in the shadow of.
Oct
4
comment How can I determine what type of washer/gasket to use for an antique shower?
I'll try that. i may get an assortment of washers and try some combos.
Oct
4
comment How can I determine what type of washer/gasket to use for an antique shower?
@bib - you would think that someone would be forward thinking enough to stock pile some of these babies 13 years before tea party. I am about 30 mins from the Boston Harbor to boot :)
Oct
4
comment How can I determine what type of washer/gasket to use for an antique shower?
So two washers on the water taps might be ok? They look fairly new and I suspect that this was done prior to sale to fix a worse leak than we are noticing. Should I go with a thicker set up? after all, it is still dripping with the curent config.
Sep
21
comment How much weight can an old work box hold?
I will have to check the weight. I can't really move it. It will need to be centered over the sink and the studs are not wood the're metal studs. But great info!
Sep
19
comment How much weight can an old work box hold?
It says, [Link to other product omitted]
Sep
19
comment How much weight can an old work box hold?
@Tester101: and thus my question.
Sep
19
comment How much weight can an old work box hold?
The wall is in good shape. I figured I would ask due to the two small ears that will be behind the sheet rock.
Sep
16
comment Is it possible to use this reclaimed hardwood flooring?
upvote for you input - Would running them through a planer be an alternative? As the room is open to the kitchen and a stairway, it will be difficult, but not impossible to mask off. Thats why I was thinking about having them at least refaced off the floor. They have a finsh coat of something on them(not sure what they used back then). So not sure if it would burn out blades along with mikes's comment on wood hardness being this old.
Sep
16
comment Is it possible to use this reclaimed hardwood flooring?
upvote for your comment - I am hoping for "The realy nice..." part like you experianced. There is nothing that will have this woods pateina out there or lengths as long as I have.
Sep
14
comment Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door
Worth a try. I think I can block up the room pretty good with the plastic. Is there a special smoke maker? Is it like a stick or something? Can i get it at the hardwarestore?
Sep
14
comment Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door
It's a steel door with a glass panel. Not sure that the house is "tight", it was built in 1760. Is there a way to isolate the door and doo the smoke test? It sounds like a good idea.
Sep
11
comment Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door
@gregmac I love Mike Holms, so don't get me wrong here, he made the storm door statment and I was thinking "he's right" that's when my wife brought up the Norm statement. I just want the water to not come in. If I have to go with storm door than so be it. I have little time left to get the leak fixed and the floor done and just need the best way to fix/address the issue.
Sep
11
comment Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door
@TheEvilGreebo - I have at just the door and that seems to be the point of infultaration. I have recently replaced the siding with Clapboards and there are no running seams over the door.