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    Fixing Squeaky Floor While Redoing the Flooring?

    Thank you. Is screwing the boards the correct way to do it?
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    Fixing Squeaky Floor While Redoing the Flooring?

    We ripped out all the carpet in preparation for switching to vinyl plank flooring and rugs. I see the sub-floor is nailed sheets of OSB, 2nd story room. The floor has always been squeaky, very noticeable when training, lifting etc. Is the solution to screw down the sheets that are squeaking...
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    Order of Steps? - Finishing a Bathroom

    Thank you for your advice. I'll have a look at vinyl strip flooring. My wife wants to paint it. So I will tell her she gets to go first.
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    Order of Steps? - Finishing a Bathroom

    Thank you. Great advice, which I will take. I'll remove the toilet and start by tiling the floor.
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    Order of Steps? - Finishing a Bathroom

    This is not strictly a house, but you can live in it, and it is not a repair, but I hope I can get some help anyway. I had a contractor build a shop for me. I am going to use it to repair cars, my hobby. It has a bathroom, but it isn't finished. I'd like to do that myself and learn some more...
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    Wattage for Heating Tape that runs Through An Under Concrete Gutter/Downspout Drain

    If I was retired, I would probably use your method. Only another 10 years to go, when I am 73. I work so many hours in my own business, I often don't get outside for days at a time. I just don't have time to check the weather and plug and unplug. So I am just after the best wattage to use for...
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    Wattage for Heating Tape that runs Through An Under Concrete Gutter/Downspout Drain

    I live in Montana, so it can be very cold in winter. One of downspouts draining a gutter ends up pouring into a drain in a concrete apron by my back door. The drain goes under concrete for about 30 feet, then another 30 feet of gravel/road mix to appear and drain into a field. I live in the...
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    Replace Interior Door - Hinges How to?

    Thank you. Great advice. I will give that a go before I try on the door.
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    Replace Interior Door - Hinges How to?

    I do have a router. I am willing to give this a try. Where would I get a "hinge jig?" Just go back to HD where I got the door? I'd like to try to create a professional look if I can. This probably seems like a real noob question. I did take a woodworking class as adult education and enjoyed it...
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    Replace Interior Door - Hinges How to?

    I need to replace an interior door that was damaged. I bought a replacement at HD, and can see that, for me, the hardest part will be cutting the space/slot for the hinges on the new door. I've attached a picture. How do you do that?
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    Problems with Florescent Shop/Garage Lights - Convert to LED

    Thank you for the help. I watched the videos. I am pretty sure that I have instant on ballasts. According to the video, these use shunted sockets. I checked all my tombstones with a multimeter. They are all non-shunted. I am going to start with buying a box on shunted tombstones.
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    Problems with Florescent Shop/Garage Lights - Convert to LED

    I bought a box of LED florescent T8, the kind that directly replace regular T8 bulbs, no wire cutting required. I replaced a couple of dead and dying bulbs. I liked the brightness so I thought I would replace all the bulbs in my garage which is completely lit with florescent shop lights. The...
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    Hum/Resonance After Repair - How to fix?

    Our AC failed in the summer. A local contractor diagnosed the problem as with the blower motor. He replaced it, and the system works. But, he and we noticed a hum, a low resonance sound, coming from the vents. He said he would fix it. But after repeated calls, which he fails to return, I think...
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    Re-glue Finish Trim - Best Glue?

    Thank you!
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    Re-glue Finish Trim - Best Glue?

    A piece of finish trim came off a pedestal/step for a kitchen breakfast bar. Please see photo: The glue on trim and step looks brown and spongy. I am not sure what glue to use before I try to re-nail with brads.
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