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  • Posted in thread: main water valve vs. sprinkler valve shutoff on 04-24-2016 at 11:51 PM
    Hi,I have to swap out a leaky old manual sprinkler valve (galvanized steel) that connects to
    PVC. I want to put in a new master control valve (digital), likely with a brass ball valve
    before it (just ...

  • Posted in thread: baseboard moulding on 11-11-2014 at 12:20 AM
    Hi again guys. I have another question on our house. We decided to pull up the carpet in the
    master bedroom because it was a little old and gross. We decided to leave the hardwood floors
    in place, but...

  • Posted in thread: Wallpaper - very old on 10-30-2014 at 08:56 AM
    I finally got all the wallpaper off. There was some damage to the drywall, so I put a skim coat
    all the way around. That stuff is a pain to get right. :-) Took 4 gallons of the stuff and a
    few evening...

  • Posted in thread: Furnace issue on 10-30-2014 at 08:49 AM
    Thanks everyone for the input. I made a service call. Turns out the breaker wouldn't reset, but
    it clicked into place like all the other ones did. Also, whoever did it put that circuit on a
    15A breake...

  • Posted in thread: Furnace issue on 10-27-2014 at 11:57 AM
    Anyone have an idea where the circuit breaker for the furnace would be? It is not listed on
    either of the two panels (one inside, one outside), which list everything else (dryer,
    hallways, bathroom, k...

  • Posted in thread: Furnace issue on 10-26-2014 at 11:11 PM
    It is an American Standard 80 single stage furnace. Didn't write down the model number.I'll
    check to see what happens if I jump the red and white at the thermostat.There is a light bulb
    socket that fe...

  • Posted in thread: Furnace issue on 10-26-2014 at 03:57 PM
    My thermostat is not on. I checked and it doesn't operate on batteries, so it should be on line
    voltage. I don't have a voltmeter, so I can't check the power coming in. We have 2 electrical
    boxes and ...

  • Posted in thread: Wallpaper - very old on 09-30-2014 at 09:27 AM
    After the last layer is removed, there is this faux wood layer that scrapes off if too much
    pressure is applied to remove the paper (of course we try not to apply too much pressure :)).If
    we sand that...

  • Posted in thread: Wallpaper - very old on 09-29-2014 at 12:40 PM
    Hi,We are removing wallpaper from our dining room. The first layer came off nicely with some
    Dif and paper tiger - big sheets peeled off for the most part. Underneath was a second layer
    which was quit...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor wedding arch on 08-27-2013 at 01:27 PM
    Hello again. This is not a typical house repair topic, but this forum has been helpful in the
    past, so I thought I would try again. :)I'm piecing together our wedding altar (just an arch)
    out of old 1...


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