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Preparing kitchen flooring for solid pine planks

For kitchen do I have to remove peel and stick vinyl flooring to lay wide plank solid pine tongue and groove flooring? And if so can it just be nailed or must it be glued and nailed?
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Replace fallen gutters of a house to be knocked down in the next 6-8 months?

We in the process of finalizing a knockdown-rebuild of our house. Haven't signed up any contracts yet, but hoping to commence the rebuild within the next 6 to 8 months. This morning when we woke up, ...
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Bath tub drain/stopper assembly cross has broken off and I can’t remove assembly

The cross section has broken off when I tried to remove assembly how do I get it off now?
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LED light 1st time turn blue only

Anyone can help me with this unique situation Please Led light wired in porch operating by photocell When it turn dark it automatically turn on But here is the problem this led light has blue outer ...
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Sump pump water now high. Where’s it coming from?

We moved into a new house in June. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the sump pump to start but the water only sat about 2-3” full in the sump pit. It’s now always at the level of the first inlet ...
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Using voltage stabilizer AND UPS for pc?

So I'm in a bit of an odd position now. I have both an Uninterruptible Power Supply with 3 outputs (this one) as well as a voltage stabilizer for my TV with 2 outputs lying around. Now, my UPS has ...
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alternative to replacing my gas shut off valve

I am installing a new gas range and the home depot person that came to install told me that I would need to replace the gas shut off valve behind the range before they install. They need a standard 1/...
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Paint problems!

So a couple of weeks ago I was painting my daughters room with valspar primer and paint. Well we applied the primer on all the walls and then started noticing bubbles under the primer and when we went ...
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How do I correctly identify the purpose of a wire?

I have recently moved into a new home. When I tried to have internet set up, I realized there was no phone/internet socket. I eventually realized that there were four TV/aerial sockets next to each ...
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waterproofing back room of Garage

On back of garage built a tool room.Water comes in tool room due to small hill I tried to dig 3 ft around back and side water still comes in.Is there a solution?
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Grohe Ladylux kitchen faucet leaking underneath

My Grohe Ladylux kitchen faucet is running significant water down the hoses from the housing underneath the counter. Is changing out the cartridge going to solve this problem, or what will help?
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Can I remove subfloor and install hardwood flooring directly on 2x6 planks?

I have 2x6 planks under 3/4 subflooring, running at a 45 degree angle. I plan on removing the 3/4 subfloor and installing hardwood flooring directly on the 2x6 planks. Is this a good idea?
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Solar Powered Water Pumping Station

I'm building a system which requires water to be pumped from ground level to a height of Z, how would I determine the pump size and why? This is the theoretical system analysis which I need for my ...
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What are the three green wires on the back of my dryer for?

On the back of my Maytag model MED5800TWO clothes dryer, what do the three green, I believe they are ground wires, connect to on the back electrical panel of dryer? Not the itself but the upper panel ...
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I have Cold water upstairs but NO hot water. However I have hot and cold in my kitchen.

The cold water pressure is great upstairs but I do not have any hot water going up stairs I turn the hot water on it makes a big loud bang but nothing comes out
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Replacing old track lighting

I took down some OLD track lighting and want to put in remodeling cans. This lighting is on a three way switch. When i went to wire in the new cans i noticed there are two sets of wires, each having a ...
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Creating slope for corrugated shade roof on deck

A few years ago I built a deck on the back of the house. No roof was installed but 2 x 6 supports were installed horizontally from the house to the far side of the deck. Now I want to put some shade ...
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Will a generic carbon filter reduce radon in my water?

The title pretty much says it all. Will a carbon filter like this help reduce radon in my water?
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i would like to control one z-wave wall switch with two remote controls

I would like to control one z-wave wall switch with two remote controls. If there's an issue using two z-wave remotes, then I would like to clone the on and off signal to a second learning RF remote.
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fitting a door handle

I want to fir new handles to internal doors. My wife (boss) wants door handles with back plate. The problem is there is a 5cm hole in the doors where door knobs have been put in, and I cant get a ...
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I've changed the bulb in my security light and now it won't go on ,why

Why won't my security light turn on after putting in a new bulb
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How to add additional kitchen circuits to fuse panel

I am redesigning my kitchen. I have a log home. I need to put a dishwasher and 4 electrical outlets all in the two walls of new counters. I need to know what fuse for the fuse panel to use for this ...
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Can I combine two separate outdoor lights onto one three way switch?

Currently I have two outdoor lights on two separate switches. I would like to have them both on the same switch and be able to turn on with either switch location. Can a three way switch be added at ...
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Where can I buy home improvement materials and supplies in my community?

I'm new to Home Improvement. I've been planning to start (slowly) finishing my basement myself. The first thing I need to do is tear down the existing ruined insulation and replace it. I'm trying to ...
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How to remove the screw adapter from glass

I have this round steel color metal attached to my coffee table glass..I'm trying to use the glass to make coffee table with wood log.Does anyone know to remove the metal screw adapter(I think so it's ...
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wi-fi thermostat wiring for Carrier FE4 elec. furnace w/heat pump

what is the correct wiring diagram for a honeywell wi-fi thermostat on a carrier FE4 elec. furnace w/heat pump
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Dryer doesn't heat or turn off

We have a Kenmore dryer that will not turn off, buzz or heat. It just spins the clothes dry. Any trouble shooting tips?
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Mower dies when cutting grass

I have a Troy built mower with Briggs & Stratton engine mower starts and runs until I start mowing dies when I start cutting grass
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Fluorescent lights tripping GFCI

I'm not very strong with electrical, but I can do basic repairs. I plugged an extension cord in and somehow the 15 amp GFCI in my garage blew. I replaced it with a new 15 amp GFCI. I now have power to ...
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Bedroom light has become a master switch for 3 other lights

When I turn on the bedroom light(on a dimmer switch)it turns off lights in bedroom 2,kitchen and dining(also a dimmer).I've juggled the wiring so that sometime it's better,others worse but bedroom ...
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How can I repair engineered hardwood flooring damaged by an office chair?

We have engineered hardwood and the area under our desk is all white and hazy. We bought rubber casters for the chair and a plastic mat to go under it but they still look terrible. I think maybe from ...
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Is SealsAll still available?

I read an answer which referred to a product called "SealsAll", but I can't find this product. Anyone know if it still available? Thanks Tester101. That does look like a more appropriate product for ...
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Interior cement walls

I want my interior walls to be cement. Can insulation Foamular 150 rigid foam be added to the cement wall on the exterior side with siding on top of it.
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weight bearing ability of home made truss

How much weight would a Pine truss support if it were made of two pieces 2 inch by 12 inch lumber with 3/4 ply board in the center?
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Why won't my electric furnace kick on unless the thermostat is set to 73?

I have an older, ill insulated mobile home. My house is obviously not 73 degrees, and my heater will not kick on. I set it to 73 and it finally came on, but then the furnace would not shut off. It ...
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All Bathroom lights on same circuit flicker

bathroom lights flicker and stop when exhuast fan on a dimmer is turned on. Multiple bathrooms/lights on same circuit. Sometimes GFCI (new) trips without fan on and only one bathroom light on. Problem ...
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What could be causing the copper green smells in my house when the furnace turns on?

We just re-did the rotting siding on my t1-11 sided fireplace. We replaced siding and covered it with hardi-plank. The problem is, when my furnace turns on, air is pulled from the fire place and the ...
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What could cause this ongoing problem with my immersion heater?

For a year now, I've had nothing but trouble with my hot water tank. I'm in rented accommodations, and my landlord is sick of me calling him saying my tanks not working. The whole thing has been ...
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Is fan fold insulation an acceptable underlayment for hardwood?

Is fan-fold insulation an acceptable underlayment for hardwood? It is being used as a leveler from one floor level to another.
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How to mix concrete cement

How do i make sure i have the right air in concrete cement if i'm mixing at home.So that the concrete is stronger and won't crack in cold winters. I'm pouring a small walk way about a meter of ...
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only hot water is wanted?

I have a switch near my boiler (apt) for turning on my heating, Above that I have a standered switch for heating water only. This system was installed 10 years ago, everything was working, until ...
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Tuscany shower faucet single lever turned to hot, water stops coming out of shower head

When the faucet is turned up to hot water max position, the pipes vibrate and the water stops coming from the shower head. I have adjusted the red plastic knob for the maximum position and even tried ...
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Hanging up blackboard adhesive over a rough textured wall

Following from this thread, what would be the best way to "smooth" my wall to hang some blackboard adhesive paper over it?
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When the heating system plumbing can't be installed inside the wall?

I have recently moved to Sweden (from Brazil). My husband and I have been rebuilding some parts of the house in Sweden. We have hired a company for the work, but I'm surprised with the solution of ...
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how do I install a GFCI with two hot wires as well with 3 black and 3 white wires

I just recently purchased an older home in Chicago, Il built in 1972 and I am replacing an outlet with a GFCI receptacle. When I pulled the original outlet from the conduit box. I found 9 wires on ...
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How do I add two more lights to one cirucuit. The power is supplied to the first light?

I have and old house and the light is supplied with power which then is connected to one switch. I want to add two more lights and have them run off the same switch. I connected as though the power ...
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is there anything I can do if I overheat electric stovetop burner

I must have overheated the burner. Nothing spilled and the mark will not go away with cleaning. Is there anything that I can do about the mark on the surface?
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How do I improve ventilation above my cathedral ceiling?

I live in San Bernardino County in southern California. Half of my house has a cathedral ceiling, and the other half is traditional attic. The attic has two gable vents, one at each end of the house; ...
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How do you wire a light fixture with only black and white wires?

How do you wire a light fixture if from a light fixture that was already there and I have a white wire with smaller wires inside to use to install. The 2 wires are black, and one white wire. Why isn't ...
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Can I get a completely flush plaster-in switch or socket?

I've seen recessed downlights that fit in/on the ceiling prior to plastering, then after the ceiling is plastered the light has no visible bezel, just a recess in which the light sits. Search google ...

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