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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat Today, 12:35 PM
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miter................

miter................
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools Today, 12:32 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
Diamond blade on a 71/2" craftsman circular saw...

Diamond blade on a 71/2" craftsman circular saw cuts well without much effort. Sure, a demo saw would be nice, but if I ran out and bought every tool for every purpose....., and renting one for just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Today, 08:47 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
I've seen situations where the ground wire is...

I've seen situations where the ground wire is bent back and held under the cable clamp right at the entrance to the jbox. Would it be over optimistic to hope that it is there? And sort of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion Today, 08:40 AM
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Sounds like a great spot to get off the...

Sounds like a great spot to get off the grid...unfortunately, in this case, you want to be on it. I was about to joke with you about getting a banjo until I got to that part of your last post. Oh...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat Today, 08:32 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
Rain..........(man)

Rain..........(man)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat Yesterday, 11:29 PM
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Rogers...............

Rogers...............
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete Yesterday, 07:54 PM
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I checked a little further: it is sulphuric acid...

I checked a little further: it is sulphuric acid that is formed: Got that quote from this site: http://www.chimneysweepcambridge.co.uk/faqs/
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete Yesterday, 07:49 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
I wouldn't imagine any pro would insert one in a...

I wouldn't imagine any pro would insert one in a chimney that hasn't been recently cleaned. But it does not have to be spotless. The liner is sealed to the fireplace above the damper.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete Yesterday, 11:02 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
The glazing on the flue tiles is subject to the...

The glazing on the flue tiles is subject to the 'acids' (not sure if acid is the right word) carried in the smoke and will eventually deteriorate. The liner is designed to insert in the flue and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings Yesterday, 10:53 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
update: I checked around with some local guys and...

update: I checked around with some local guys and type x is not required in a basement except in the furnace room. (check your local codes, this is not a universal answer) I also looked at some typex...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Yesterday, 10:42 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
Is that a jbox in picture #1 or the backplate...

Is that a jbox in picture #1 or the backplate from the old fixture? It looks kind of large......
If it's the backplate, you will have to remove that too.

Edit: Now that I'm looking closer, it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat Yesterday, 10:39 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
whybotherfixinganything?

whybotherfixinganything?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-18-2014, 11:42 PM
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rounder...............

rounder...............
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-18-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
triplepointword

triplepointword
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
The ground wire could be behind the plate in...

The ground wire could be behind the plate in picture #1 - possibly connected to the plate by the screw pictured (also in pix #1 in the upper left). I will let the pros guide you if there is no ground...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
In the meantime (because eventually this stuff...

In the meantime (because eventually this stuff will fail), learn about wall repair and tiling (if you want that) so that in the least you will be able to understand and choose critically between...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
Well, if you are trying to wire a fixture and you...

Well, if you are trying to wire a fixture and you are trying to determine which is hot: get a simple circuit tester (usually an led attached to two probes), touch one probe to the jbox and touch the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-17-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
Good link, thanks. Anymore info on the ultra-lite...

Good link, thanks. Anymore info on the ultra-lite and Light stuff? As long as I'm learning, I might as well take the full course.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-17-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
Yeah, I have used a lift before and def plan on...

Yeah, I have used a lift before and def plan on using it again. And I'm using 12 ft sheets wherever I can. The less seams, the better in my book.

Neal: when you say regular 5/8, you mean regular...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-17-2014, 09:34 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
57convertible........

57convertible........
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-17-2014, 09:21 PM
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Ripple....................

Ripple....................
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-17-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
It's a good idea to keep those pictures handy and...

It's a good idea to keep those pictures handy and safe - if the landlord (homeowner) ever tries to blame it off - make sure the pix are date-marked accurately.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-16-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
pics almost always help.... Is this an...

pics almost always help....

Is this an exterior wall? Is your basement fully underground or just partially. Any signs or scents of moisture down there? And quite importantly, are the cracks near...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-16-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By slownsteady
Refer to Post #7 above.

Refer to Post #7 above.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-16-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By slownsteady
The manufacturers instructions and the city of...

The manufacturers instructions and the city of grand rapids both agree that screw spacing at 12" is okay, but sometimes practical experience tells us another thing. just checking.
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