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  1. K

    Finishing Basement

    Thanks for the reply Neal! I will take that into consideration. I like the idea of the removable panels
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    Finishing Basement

    We are considering finishing our basement. There is a window that we would like to include in a room, however it is right next to our boiler. I can’t see how we can put a wall to the right of this window. I feel that it would be in the way whenever we would need the boiler serviced. Any...
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    New AC Unit/Handler

    Hello, I am being proactive about replacing one of our AC units due to the fact that it is R22 and I know it will be an issue in the coming years. I'm fairly certain our current unit is original to the house (1978). The house is dual zone, and the one I need to replace is for the upstairs...
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    Attic Insulation

    Sorry for the delay. I've attached some pictures. I'd ideally like to just do this myself, but all I really want to do is do a catwalk and service area. No need for the whole thing. R-38 insulation was added over R-11.
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    Attic Insulation

    We moved into our house a few years, and when we did the inspector told us we should get insulation in our attic. We had a company come out and blow insulation in, and I didn't think anything of it. Fast forward 3 years, we need a new AC unit, and the air handler is in our attic. I've had a...
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    Supports?

    The deck turned out nice, and did pass inspection, but the over all process, and condition the yard/area was left was pretty poor. Needless to say I will not be using that contractor again.
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    Supports?

    Thanks for the feedback! I was able to get in touch with the builder, and as stated, they were temporary to keep the post plumb - they were supposed to be removed upon completion. Thanks again!
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    Supports?

    I had a new deck installed last year. It's raised up a bit, and I want to clean out the underneath, as it was left a mess. 2 of the posts have these "supports" attached to them. None of the other posts do, and they honestly don't seem to be doing much - the wood isn't that sturdy. Can I...
  9. K

    Baseboard heat and dry house

    Thanks again. The upper level is open through the stairs, so would make sense to try that first.
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    Baseboard heat and dry house

    Thanks for the feedback! Would that be something I would need to install on each air handler? Or would the lower level be enough for the whole house? Only asking, b/c the upstairs air handler is in the attic, and getting a water line up there might not be that easy.
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    Baseboard heat and dry house

    Hello all, Looking for some advice/recommendations. We moved into our house a few years ago, and we have a boiler w/ baseboard heating. We have noticed during the winter that our house gets VERY dry. We've tried humidifiers in the bedrooms, and I purchased a large humidifier for up to 2000 sq...
  12. K

    Leaking sink

    It is a glacier bay 2 handle faucet. Very similar to this - just older
  13. K

    Leaking sink

    Minimal, but yes,there is some water leaking on the counter.
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    Leaking sink

    Not sure about the installation, b/c we just bought the house last year, but everything is tight from what I can tell. It's an old faucet, so I have to assume it worked for years fine - meaning it was installed properly. Next step is taking the faucet out, but was hoping to not have to do that.
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    Leaking sink

    I have a bathroom sink that is leaking from the spots circled in the picture. Any idea what could be causing this?
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