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  • Posted in thread: Your house is how old? on 04-13-2013 at 08:41 AM
    The assessor site puts my house at 1913. I bought it in foreclosure in 2007 and have spent most
    of my free time since then working on it. It's a California bungalow (that's what I was told,
    I'm in the...

  • Posted in thread: Doorknob latch part...purpose? on 01-11-2013 at 03:30 PM
    Thanks guys, it seems so obvious now. I also understand now how an improper installation can
    negate that feature. Actually I'm thinking most big-box pre-hung doors, with the pre-cut hinge
    plate, proba...

  • Posted in thread: Doorknob latch part...purpose? on 01-10-2013 at 08:34 PM
    This seems like something I should have figured out by now. The smaller bar that is attached to
    the latch bolt and moves independently of it, on a door knob latch...what does it do? I've been

  • Posted in thread: Wiring my garage on 12-15-2012 at 07:11 PM
    Even if you're not doing the sub panel now just spring for the 3-wire cable and cap off the
    third wire on each end. Then it's there for the future. Code here called for 2 grounding rods
    for the sub pa...

  • Posted in thread: Tile Shower Leaking on 12-02-2012 at 10:33 PM
    I wouldn't assume there is a pan underneath. If the downstairs ceiling is already damaged, that
    might be the place to cut a hole and see what you can see. Possibilities include the seal
    around the dra...

  • Posted in thread: What is the best overall drill to fix my home? on 11-19-2012 at 10:10 PM
    If you haven't chosen yet I would highly recommend Bosch. I've been using them for 12 years in
    home repair and they get moderate to heavy use. I use the 18 volt series and they've handled
    everything I...

  • Posted in thread: Rolled ridge venting on 11-13-2012 at 06:38 PM
    Thanks for the info oldog. I'll try to look into those tomorrow. Hoping to finish this up on
    Thursday so depending on availability I may be going with the rolled. Thanks for the welcome
    too. Signed up...

  • Posted in thread: Rolled ridge venting on 11-12-2012 at 09:13 AM
    HiAny opinions on the plastic rolled ridge venting that is sold in your typical Menards/HD type
    stores? It just seems chintzy to me and I've been on a few roofs were it appeared to be very
    clogged wit...


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