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answered Running irrigation pipes under a large concrete pad
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answered Remove drilled out venturi tube from base in thermador gas range?
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revised Replace a dimmer switch with a regular light switch
purging the thanks and signature lines
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comment Is this plastic container in my toilet tank necessary?
Bricks work too but not all toilet tanks can host a pile of bricks in the tank. One and maybe even two liter plastic jugs are a very convenient height to place inside the tank to displace some of the active flush water volume.
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comment Lights come on only when toggling fan direction
Your description is exactly the reason I think it is an intermittent connection inside your fixture. The slight movement of activating the switches or the jiggling involved when the fan starts / stops / switches could be just enough make the light wires contact and not contact.
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answered Lights come on only when toggling fan direction
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answered Can I re-shim the strike side of my door jamb to make a 28" door fit?
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answered Do I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edge of my windows?
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comment Can I re-shim the strike side of my door jamb to make a 28" door fit?
(continued from above) Then came pre-hung doors that had the full door hinges and jamb all assembled at the factory. These were designed around the mass manufacturing idea to allow houses to be slapped together faster and cheaper. They also no doubt make it easier for DIY home owners with less experience to install a new door. Often when I remodel and install a new door I am back at basics making my own jamb from plain boards.
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comment Can I re-shim the strike side of my door jamb to make a 28" door fit?
Actually more correctly - Originally doors were made in a factory and carpenters used clear boards (usually pine) to fabricate door jambs at the job site designed to fit the rough opening and the door size. The door of course invariably needed fitting by cutting to length and edges planed to the proper taper. As time marched forward it became common to purchase precut door jamb kits that were designed for pre-determined wall thicknesses. These kits came with the rabbet joints already cut and were cut to height and assembled at the job site. (continued)
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comment Can I re-shim the strike side of my door jamb to make a 28" door fit?
Two C-clamps and a straight 1x4 or 1x6 board will make a far better guide for the saw base than one of those cheap saw guides that you stick through the base of the power saw.
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answered Is this plastic container in my toilet tank necessary?
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answered Toilets not refilling after replacing main water line outside
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answered Can I re-shim the strike side of my door jamb to make a 28" door fit?
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comment Removing a Schlage door knob with stripped screw heads
Drill out / cut off the whole lock set. Use this as a lesson as to why it is such a bad idea to use theadlock on locksets.
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answered Toilet tank - orange stuff
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answered Trapdoor: which first, frame or floor?
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answered Is it safe to remove 2 “extra” jack studs to make a 60" wide door opening wider?
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comment Is it safe to remove 2 “extra” jack studs to make a 60" wide door opening wider?
Can you add a photo that shows the header and stud configuration on one or both sides? If you are not able to actually post the picture then upload the picture(s) to imgur.com and then include the URL in to your question and someone will help to embed your picture.
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comment Replacing a gas stove
The key thing to look for is the installation manual. It will tell you the required side or back wall clearance requirements for the stove. If the store has actual stoves on display you should be able to ask the attendant on duty to see the installation manual for the stove first hand.