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    Cleaning double window panes

    I have a double window pane installed for thermal purpose for colder temps. however air got into what supposed to be a vacuum between two panes and it looks sweated and became opaque because of it and simply it is eyesore. Cleaning appears hard because the space between two panes are very small...
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    foreign country, trying to get water running

    Hi, I am trynig to get water running in the 2 bedroom house which is off-grid. This is not in US but asian country where this was built off grid so please donot trip backward as to how it was poorly built, rather, it pulls the water from well and pour into the plastic container and uses pump and...
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    covid concern about gas heater multi-dwelling

    I am assuming nursing home tragedies were they were mixing all infected and uninfected individuals in one room with no separation and no way to keep the people separated which made those establishments sitting duck.
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    covid concern about gas heater multi-dwelling

    Yes I do and as a matter of fact, I took picture of it, I will try attaching
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    covid concern about gas heater multi-dwelling

    San Jose North in bay area. The unit is built in 2006 fairly new, decent upper-middle scale complex, however I will say management and employee moral is pretty low.
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    covid concern about gas heater multi-dwelling

    yes that makes sense, so i am assuming air will not circulate from from unit to another. But would you turn on your heat on your apartment if you are living there? Still concerned. Can air circulate back to the system, get its temperature adjust and flown to another unit? Haha, i am just erring...
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    covid concern about gas heater multi-dwelling

    Earlier I posted about my concern about turning on A/C in multi-dwelling units like apartments. Now winter approaching I am concerned about using gas heater. It appears my apartment does use gas heater (I see a big round cylindrical shaped tank outside on my balcony in a separate compartment). I...
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    covid-19 and hvac

    I was away from this forum for several years and coming back. Good memory back then while I was renovating my condo. I sold it. nealtw was incredibly helpful on my various questions, still appreciate now. with covid-19 ravaging, I turned off all A/C and winter approaching planning to shut the...
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    Replace blow torch with utility lighter

    I am planning to apply the glossing over my counter with envirotec lite. The online video shows whenever there is a bubble form, use a torch light to correct it, i am wondering if i use a utility lighter, whether this will do a job?
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    I don't get it at all what you said, looking for other suggestions.
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    What are exact name for pullman tops? Googling finds some weird stuff. I wonder if for wooden tops, the insulation is required.
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    when transcribed from this video, assuming if i go ahead, needs following. The only think i dont like is fiberglass re-inforced paper due to its certain properties' similarity to asbestos: http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how_to_lay_ceramic_tile_on_a_laminate_countertop for laminate floors...
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    bathroom paint work is being undone

    wrong post.
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    i am considering another direction, putting a tile over existing countertop. Replacing countertop and finding contractors,... just make me cringe. Quick googling found this video on putting tiles on existing countertop on laminate countertop. IT continues to say it can be done on any existing...
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    too busy, already lot of stuff on my plate. But I will look, any good DIY youtube and/or URL I can use?
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    how much am I looking at it in a ballpark figure? That is the amount Ikea gus told me. Memory is trickling to come back, I do remember going to Home Depot and they referrred to their contractor but then i got slapped in the face when calling their contractor, them saying "we dont do just...
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    where to get reliable contractors for bathroom countertop?

    i had posted here long time ago, about a year or two ago, did bought a countertop paint kit and did the work. It is looking miserable now, discolored and peeled off. I said f* it, I am just going to replace entire countertop along with sink and faucet. Went to ikea today, for kitchen they...
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    bathroom paint work is being undone

    that could be a either one way to pent up charges or making superb job depending on who you are. Interpretation largely depends on how thick you wallet is.
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    bathroom paint work is being undone

    2-3 years back, i did a paint job using the bathroom tub paint kit from homedepot. I did pretty thorough work or so I thought but then just about a year ago, paint started peeling in a particularly nasty way (pic below). Now there are 3 distinct spots in my tub that are showing the sign of peel...
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    need to remove this pesky soap holder

    nope, it is a basic 1990-built condo which used to be apartment. It has no moving part at all, no ceiling fun, no dehumidifier in the bathroom, or forced air except one A/C unit in one of the room only. All heaters are spatial, convection heater in each room. However I have store-bought small...
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