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  • Posted in thread: Installing door without frame? on 02-24-2010 at 06:58 AM
    The swinging door opens both ways (in and out), and uses a special "hinge" mechanism that
    mounts on the floor (and the top jamb). You can get any slab or lighted door that will fit the
    entrance. You d...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor GFI tripping, wires have voltage on 03-02-2009 at 03:59 AM
    Thanks! Will do. I still have the "vintage" Sears analogue multimeter :)

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor GFI tripping, wires have voltage on 03-01-2009 at 06:03 AM
    I figured the voltage was induced all right, and never noticed it before. The breaker box is
    full of dual breakers. Lots of circuits! This is a sub panel.This is a dedicated circuit to the
    GH. From th...

  • Posted in thread: Possible Vent Problem on 02-28-2009 at 04:36 PM
    We've had some high winds, and that can actually cause some back-drafting of sewer gas. If it's
    not a mechanical vent problem the toilet ring could be the culprit even if it's not wet around
    the area....

  • Posted in thread: Removing silicone caulk on 02-28-2009 at 04:34 PM
    Move? I'm serious.You could try a razor blade to cut it out. I've done that with good results.
    Go slowly and use a nice sharp blade (like a fresh box cutter blade).

  • Posted in thread: Oak stair treads safety concern. on 02-28-2009 at 04:30 PM
    Is it feasible to bump out the risers to fit under the treads? If not, I'd redo this ASAP.
    Someone unfamiliar with this setup will kill themselves!

  • Posted in thread: hardwood floor refinishing questions on 02-28-2009 at 04:26 PM
    Agreed. Oil is best if you can stay off the floor long enough for it try dry. The look is 100X
    better than any water finish. Yes, it will stink. But only for several days. A 60-year old
    floor deserves...

  • Posted in thread: Drywall - Power Sander on 02-28-2009 at 04:23 PM
    I redid several rooms and couldn't stand the thought of drywall dust everywhere. A good drywall
    pro doesn't need much sanding. But this is a DIY site :) so I figure I can admit I wanted a
    vacuum that ...

  • Posted in thread: Laminate Flooring Shifting... on 02-28-2009 at 04:18 PM
    What laminate exactly? Are the boards buckling (lying like this: /\/\/\ instead of _______)?How
    did you fasten? Sleepers and staples?Any discoloring?

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor GFI tripping, wires have voltage on 02-28-2009 at 04:13 PM
    I wired a detached greenhouse with one 120V and one 240V circuit, and all wires run though the
    same conduit. The conduit has one outlet mounted on the side of the house, with a GFI. The
    outlets inside...


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