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  • Posted in thread: Gas Log Fireplace Advice Please on 11-29-2014 at 10:59 AM
    Hi Folks,I'm having trouble getting our gas log fireplace to start. It has a pilot light, which
    works. When I set the knob to the pilot position, I can light the pilot. The pilot light warms
    a thermoc...

  • Posted in thread: Slope, Drainage, and Driveway Problem on 04-24-2014 at 07:21 AM
    Thanks for all of the good information everyone. I lean strongly towards fixing this problem by
    adding drainage rather than starting a legal conflict with a currently neutral neighbor. Given
    that the ...

  • Posted in thread: Slope, Drainage, and Driveway Problem on 04-23-2014 at 01:26 PM
    Do you have a perimeter drain around the house and does it drain to the city storm system.Hello
    Nealtw,That's food for thought. We have some drains in the lawn on the upslope side of the
    house. It's n...

  • Posted in thread: Slope, Drainage, and Driveway Problem on 04-23-2014 at 09:57 AM
    Hi Folks,I looked through all of the topic areas and didn't see a better one for this problem.
    I hope this is OK.Our house was built in the early 90s. When we moved in a few years ago, the
    concrete dr...

  • Posted in thread: Fed up with FEIT Electric CFL spirals on 02-16-2012 at 04:29 PM
    I totally agree with the OP. A bit over 2 years ago we moved into a house that has a lot of
    recessed lighting. I bought a whole carton of the FEIT 60 Watt equivalents (13W), 48 in all, in
    order to bri...

  • Posted in thread: Replacement windows on 02-16-2012 at 03:59 PM
    We got estimates from a few different companies before replacing most of our windows with low-E
    gas filled windows last year. One company I was originally considering told me that they ensure
    that the...

  • Posted in thread: Wrong Size Cabinet Pulls on 12-07-2009 at 07:32 PM
    Hi Folks,I'm updating our late 1980's kitchen, including refinishing the wood cabinet doors.
    The cabinet hardware is also worn out looking, especially the door pulls.Since there are so
    many kinds of p...

  • Posted in thread: Green building on 12-06-2009 at 08:12 PM
    One of the great things about thinking "green" when making home improvements is that it can be
    done at many levels. For example, a lot of energy savings can come from fairly small changes
    made during ...

  • Posted in thread: Wrong Size Cabinet Pulls - Can Someone Help? on 12-06-2009 at 07:13 PM
    Hi Folks,I'm trying to update our kitchen, including refinishing our wooden cabinets. It was
    all built in 1987 and looks run down. I also tried to replace the cabinet pulls, but I can't
    find anything ...


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