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    Followup - so far it's working fine and it...

    Followup - so far it's working fine and it appears that its working a lot because its doggone cold here this week.
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    I just replaced one of these ignition modules...

    I just replaced one of these ignition modules tonight. However, the flame sensor that they provide with it does not match the one I have. I cleaned up the one in there and it fired right up but its...
  3. Sticky: Well today I get to make "the call"...someone is...

    Well today I get to make "the call"...someone is taking this Cesspool piece of garbage back. I don't care if it is Cesspool or Lowes.

    I got the reset switch to work once last night - went through...
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    The fear of a 12-14' section of CI stack pipe...

    The fear of a 12-14' section of CI stack pipe crashing down in the wall is precisely why I supported mine w/two riser clamps before cutting out the rotted sections in the garage. One in the attic on...
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    To each their own I guess... I haven't seen...

    To each their own I guess...

    I haven't seen any storm windows other than the old school aluminum framed ones like what we had on our house. They were butt ugly and let air through them BADLY. ...
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    Does the tub have a popup drain? Unscrew it and...

    Does the tub have a popup drain? Unscrew it and see if there is a mass of hair in the drain. Or snake it - there could be a big chunk of hair in that trap. I have two daughters w/long hair and...
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    New drywall will soak primer up like a sponge. ...

    New drywall will soak primer up like a sponge. Two coats isn't out of line with it either.
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    Laminate is durable - I don't know why you would...

    Laminate is durable - I don't know why you would say otherwise.
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    Mark - Those Pipes Shaking Today?

    I know here in the STL area we felt the shaking...I bet Indy did too!
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    Armstrong makes a fairly decent laminate flooring...

    Armstrong makes a fairly decent laminate flooring product as well.

    The "tile look" laminates are very nice looking - I am wishing we had used one of those in our kitchen / dining room.
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    I can't recommend any particular brand of...

    I can't recommend any particular brand of laminate since its been a few years since I've installed a laminate floor...but I can say that the underlayment is a must. It helps cushion the feel of the...
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    You'll likely end up having to cut that hole...

    You'll likely end up having to cut that hole bigger so the hub can make it through.
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    If that lav is behind the wall as close as I...

    If that lav is behind the wall as close as I think it is, I'd cut everything out to the sanitary tee including the 90 degree bend to the lav. Once you have all that out you should be able to get a...
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    Get a Sawzall...as you'll be cutting out that...

    Get a Sawzall...as you'll be cutting out that entire funky section AND the sanitary tee its going to be joining into, along with some of the vertical so you can move up the tee into the right...
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    Talked with my neighbor and he said the doors...

    Talked with my neighbor and he said the doors were not a sticking point at all with the inspection for his garage. I'm going with no windows. There should be a noticeable difference vs. the old...
  16. Thread: Deck Questions

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    Not to mention you may need to check with your...

    Not to mention you may need to check with your local municipality to see if there are permits required to build the deck. Where I live you need one so the deck construction is inspected.
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    I was thinking the same thing. I should ask my...

    I was thinking the same thing. I should ask my neighbor - he has a fairly new garage (less than 3 years) and would likely remember if it was a requirement. I'd like to go with a solid steel clad...
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    Door From Garage to Outside - Code Question

    Just curious - my next project is replacing the door from the garage to the outside, and I've noticed that all the ones I see locally have windows in them. Is this a building code item?
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    Your rent may not be due until the 15th, but you...

    Your rent may not be due until the 15th, but you could take a different route. Get the thing fixed and short your landlord that amount - send along the receipt as well. If he doesn't like it call...
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    Terry - how long does that stuff keep? We bought...

    Terry - how long does that stuff keep? We bought our house 9+ years ago. There was a container of it in the house and I've been occasionally using it, but I don't recall seeing a "use by" date on...
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    If the design hasn't changed they're still going...

    If the design hasn't changed they're still going to be problematic.
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    Not that it would be easy to accomplish, but it...

    Not that it would be easy to accomplish, but it it were to be feasible for a situation like that could you route in PVC for a dishwasher drain that long so you could avoid bellies in the line?
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    What will you do when the backup becomes so bad...

    What will you do when the backup becomes so bad that you have no choice? Not do laundry?

    That house is old - odds are that cleanout plug isn't coming out without a fight.
  24. Thread: drilling SS sink?

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    Another vote for a punch. Stainless can wreck a...

    Another vote for a punch. Stainless can wreck a hole saw.
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    Wait a second - are they making you pay for the parts? Other than shipping?
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