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    Is this Normal for a basement exterior perimeter drain tile??

    Hi all. Checking some things at the house today and Being as we have not had much rain lately and my sump pit almost at high-float, I like to dump some water in to fire it so I don't have that much water in the pit just sitting and to inspect the crock bottom for a cleaning checkup. When I did...
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    How much to raise this ceiling?!

    Ok I'll grab a few pics of the sticks
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    How much to raise this ceiling?!

    Thanks for the info. On the second floor, all the rooms up there are on the front north side of the house so in the pic I posted of back side of roof, that entire back side from one end of house to the other is all open in the attic, completely open and wasted space. Access point is a closet...
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    How much to raise this ceiling?!

    Thanks that's good to know. I'll see if I can get them from the town records so I'm better prepared for any contractors that come out to look. I did look up this house on the towns records and it just shows a generic layout of square footage floor plan but no actual architectural info. Might...
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    How much to raise this ceiling?!

    Yeah I see your point but the reason I asked is because if it was 3-5k vs 20-30k I'd know right away if I'd even bother with it. Budget on this one is 5k
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    How much to raise this ceiling?!

    I all! So I decided that I want to raise the ceiling in our living room because the way it was originally framed is absolutely ridiculous. Last owners said the original home builder screwed up so that's why it is the way it is. I went in the attic, which is ridiculously HUGE with a ton of...
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    What is this mold? White furry looking stuff?!?

    Yeah that's what I was thinking. Especially because of the same stuff that's just a bunch of small round balls that aren't on the rim but hanging on the bottom of the subfloor. A buddy of mine said it looks like a spider coon or spider eggs. None of it is flat or spread flat along the surface...
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    What is this mold? White furry looking stuff?!?

    Copy I'll try that. This is a single open area of a fully finished basement so it's the only spot I can see it. Not sure how it got there last owners ran a dehu 24/7 and I do same 24/7 in summer and RH is NEVER above 40%. Actually about 30 in summer and 35% in winter. I'm running two 70pt dehu's...
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    What is this mold? White furry looking stuff?!?

    Hi all. So I've noticed this white furry looking stuff on the rim joist area of basement. Nothing's ever moist or wet down there and RH is never over 40% There's two spots that look like old cob webs but further back in there I see it on subfloor but on subfloor it's a bunch of tiny furry...
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    Need a pro here.. How to move this switch

    Ok thanks guys. Gonna take the switch apart and see what it looks like in there before I start. We shall see...
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    Need a pro here.. How to move this switch

    Hi guys. So the way they wired/placed this box makes no sense. See pics. The box is shared and an on/off toggle controls the living room light and fan. The switch on right side of that same box is an on/off with dimmer for the kitchen table chandelier! I want to move the kitchen chandelier out...
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    Critter in upstairs subfloor/lower ceiling??

    Here's some more details. It's a bird. It entered through a subfloor bathroom vent and the duct run is a looong one. Goes straight into house about 6ft, turns a 90, then another 12ft run, and another 90, and finally 2ft into bathroom ceiling pocket and vent. Between the entry point and the Bath...
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    Reclaimed Wood - Your Opinion Of Our Project Please!

    Oh man that looks terrible. Looks like someone tore out old carpet after a mold infested flood. Give them jerks a bad review! All oil will come off and your socks will have black stains. This needs to be completely resanded id think.
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    Silverfish

    Hopefully u solved or at least minimized the silver fish issue. I learned about diatomaceous earth from this forum and it helped BIG TIME!! Talk about killing 2 or 3 literally every night down to maybe 1 every few weeks. I bought 6 bags of the stuff and get gloves and a red solo cup. Put a 6"...
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    Critter in upstairs subfloor/lower ceiling??

    There's a vent on main floor bathroom and exhaust is in ceiling but there's a bedroom directly above. What's this sound like?? See video. Pest guy said sounds like baby raccoons. I also hear a lot of skipping sounds as it moves around back and forth so I think it's a bird because birds hop and...
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