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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-24-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,580
Posted By mrc59
What about a swinging door?

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. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-02-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,886
Posted By mrc59
Thanks and thought so

Thanks! Will do. I still have the "vintage" Sears analogue multimeter :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-01-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,886
Posted By mrc59
I figured the voltage was induced all right, and...

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....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By mrc59
We've had some high winds, and that can actually...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,138
Posted By mrc59
Move? I'm serious. You could try a...

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).
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-28-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,854
Posted By mrc59
Is it feasible to bump out the risers to fit...

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!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By mrc59
Agreed. Oil is best if you can stay off the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,228
Posted By mrc59
I have the PC sander and vac

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,452
Posted By mrc59
What laminate exactly? Are the boards...

What laminate exactly?

Are the boards buckling (lying like this: /\/\/\ instead of _______)?

How did you fasten? Sleepers and staples?

Any discoloring?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-28-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,886
Posted By mrc59
Outdoor GFI tripping, wires have voltage

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...
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