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  1. I would not spend money on a toilet you don't...

    I would not spend money on a toilet you don't like to match a jacuzzi you don't like, unless you plan to entertain very fashion-conscious guests in there and you're worried they will talk ;)
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    Our white cast iron sink has stainless strainers...

    Our white cast iron sink has stainless strainers so we've not had the paint chipping problem.

    As for stains: We have somewhat hard water with (I think) lots of manganese that leave yellowish...
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    My old kitchen had a stainless steel sink and...

    My old kitchen had a stainless steel sink and black appliances. My new kitchen has stainless appliances and a white cast iron sink. My sister, who is a slave to decorating fashion, has stainless...
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    The well cap was last week. This week, it's a...

    The well cap was last week. This week, it's a big rubber chew toy the dog decided to play with during the storm and leave buried in the snow.
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    thanks for the reply!

    thanks for the reply!
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    snowblower meets well cap /:

    It looks like the snowblower got a little too close to the well cover. The well cap has two good-sized nicks in it but they look to be very superficial wounds. We've noticed no problems with the...
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    insulation for attic stair unit?

    I'm wanting to insulate the pull-down staircase going up to my attic. Are there companies/ stores where I can buy a pre-made/ fitted unit, or do I have to make my own?
    tia for any info
  8. Poll: I told my DH at the beginning of this season that...

    I told my DH at the beginning of this season that Green Bay looked like they had it in them to go pretty far-- so I'm hoping for a Green Bay/ Pats Super Bowl

    Now, my only worry is how do I keep...
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    To all of you who have answered my posts, if I...

    To all of you who have answered my posts, if I didn't always thank you, well THANK YOU!! My guess is that we all don't always post responses for a variety of the reasons mentioned, but this cracked...
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    Tony, in my humble opinion your neighbor, first...

    Tony, in my humble opinion your neighbor, first and foremost, needs a second and third opinion. You are going forward based on what one guy told you, and everyone here seems to agree that this one...
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    I'm curious if people have opinions on a similar...

    I'm curious if people have opinions on a similar issue - is there a benefit to turning off the hot water heater during the day?
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    husband returned home from the football game and...

    husband returned home from the football game and determined that my measuring was off (-:
    we pulled out the insulation in the ceiling and found that the leak seems to have come from the bathroom,...
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    I don't have a pic and I'm not sure I understand...

    I don't have a pic and I'm not sure I understand the question - the sink drains into a pvc pipe (w/ an elbow/trap) and the washer drains into a grey flexible hose that runs into a drain hole in the...
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    how do I find the leak????

    After a day of cleaning, with heavy use of the slop sink and washing machine, I have water dripping from the plywood / ceiling in my basement. It's right below where the washer and slop sink are...
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    is there an answer to the question of how many...

    is there an answer to the question of how many joules is enough joules????
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    Update! first, the electric company came back...

    Update!

    first, the electric company came back out and confirmed that the pole at the street does have a grounded wire - it was there all along but sunk in to the pole and covered in creosote. So...
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    Thanks all for the info on the suppressors - I...

    Thanks all for the info on the suppressors - I will definitely do some homework - does anyone have input on whether the lack of ground on the pole was causing us to get hit so often?
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    Q about grounding

    In our continuing effort to solve our power woes (our electronics keep getting zapped during storms) we finally got an electrician out who discovered that the pole at the street, which has a...
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    As always, JADNashua, I appreciate the info Now,...

    As always, JADNashua, I appreciate the info
    Now, can you make a knowledgeable electrician appear at my house? (~:
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    The plumber had to replace the control box on the...

    The plumber had to replace the control box on the boiler, which was fried, presumably by lighting. He wondered why the box got fried instead of any current first tripping the breaker. This is the...
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    on further review.... the box that controls the...

    on further review....
    the box that controls the boiler seems to have no power, so we've probably got a bigger problem than our water tank
    we'll be calling the plumber now...
    sorry for the...
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    help - hot water tank leaking, no hot water

    Our 2.5 yr old hot water tank is leaking from the top of the tank, and there is no hot water... Also, there is a little black box on the side of the tank with a green light that is blinking.
    we had...
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    we have the same problem, on a new house - the...

    we have the same problem, on a new house - the vent's right under the bedroom window and keeps us awake summer and winter. We are waiting for a quote to build a new flue in the garage so we don't...
  24. warning - central air compresser/condenser location

    Our house/ AC system is 2 1/2 years old. We tried to fire up the AC this week to be sure it was functioning and it was fried. The tech came today and advised that the contacts on the switch unit...
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    well, ice fishing season is over, so it must be...

    well, ice fishing season is over, so it must be black fly season!
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