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  1. Kitchen counter - laminate seam separating

    Is there a sealer I can use to reseal the seam on the surface of my kitchen counter? It is laminate, a very nice but older piece - I don't want to replace it! It is a tiny seam that has become...
  2. can I re-fasten copper pipes to drywall with steel retainers?

    just bought a house, all copper plumbing. the wall pipes to the valves at the washing machine are supported insufficiently. They have sagged and pulled the straps off the wall, which were too small...
  3. Does my disconnected phone service box need a ground line?

    I accidentally cut the ground line going to my old phone service box. It is disconnected, the main line cut, I have had no land line service for a few years. The line is, however, still connected...
  4. Add Son to property deeds in Mi - no mortgages

    Entering those troublesome 60's, and reading lots of warnings about tax ramifications concerning property. I have one son. My husband (2nd) and I own 3 pieces of property, 2 houses. I am...
  5. Thanks for the helpful answer. I didn't expect...

    Thanks for the helpful answer. I didn't expect this problem. It might be easy to solve if I could just get people to talk to each other.
  6. This is what I expected. The buyers don't know...

    This is what I expected. The buyers don't know the person isn't planning on being moved at closing of the sale - I just found this out. I would expect to have it held against me, as the previous...
  7. Can I sell a house if a family member is still there - Michigan

    A family member is living in my home, which I must sell. They won't move until the place is sold and say they will make the new owners evict them. Can I even sell the house with the person living...
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    Keep from bringing home bedbugs

    I have a family situation and MUST go to help clean out a house with bedbugs. How do I keep from bringing any home with me?
    Lots of websites talk about cleaning out the infested home, and I know...
  9. Thanks for all the answers - unfortunately, I see...

    Thanks for all the answers - unfortunately, I see what you're all saying is true. I did a 2 ft sq sample - roughed up the surface and tried the floor paint. Looks great - and scrapes off with my...
  10. Can I use paint over epoxy floor finish (cement floor)?

    Hi! A couple years ago, I coated my utility room floor with the two part epoxy floor finishing product for cement floors (which it is). It is a high traffic area, and some areas have begun to wear...
  11. Thanks, joypulv! I'll try each with a bowl so I...

    Thanks, joypulv!
    I'll try each with a bowl so I don't mess up the whole batch - I have plenty to share ( about 6 qts!)!
  12. How can I remove sweetness from my bean soup?

    I made a pot of many-bean soup - something I've made hundreds of times, using a left-over ham bone and the usual procedure. This time, the soup is very sweet - the ham must have been sweeter than I...
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    Remove polyurethane from table

    I bought a table someone had painted over the original finish. I used a gel stripper to remove the paint, but it went through the finish under the paint, as well. But only in spots. Paint is gone,...
  14. I want to install an outside water line between my house and garage.

    An outside water line between house and garage - kind of like a hose, slightly under the ground so I don't have to fight with long lengths of hose all the time. I'm in Michigan, so I will need to be...
  15. Have tips for Allure floating vinyl flooring?

    We want to replace carpet in our computer room with the floating vinyl (adheres to itself)flooring we saw at home depot. It will be covering an OLD in-laid tile floor that has imperfections and is...
  16. How can I release a main spring on a wristwatch?

    I have several vintage wristwatches that belonged to my father. Most have been over-wound and are in need of deep cleaning. Is there a way I can try to repair them and clean them myself? I'd love...
  17. Thank you very much! I feel better having your...

    Thank you very much! I feel better having your input. Inspection was quick and that's why I know there isn't a local code for changing those wires. I will follow up with a ground fault circuit...
  18. We had a verbal agreement. Went through the...

    We had a verbal agreement. Went through the house together, pointed out this and that and I relied way too heavily on the recommendation I was given instead of being guarded (as I usually am). My...
  19. Do overhead light wires need to be replaced?

    Hi, Had to have a lot of wiring run in an old house we bought. Hired a pro who was recommended, and now I find I have questions. When previous owners started finishing the basement, they updated...
  20. Is insulation needed between main floor of house and basement ceiling?

    Hi, Still renovating that old house we bought. The basement is partially finished - there was a drywall ceiling - part of it has been taken down due to a previous water leak. There was insulation...
  21. How to hang doors when wall has metal studs

    Hi,
    I just bought a house with a partially finished basement. The interior walls are metal studs. I need to hang doors in a couple of these walls. I believe I need to frame out the opening with...
  22. Also put masking tape over the area you want to...

    Also put masking tape over the area you want to cut. Place the tape on the laminate side. Cut from the unfinished side. Make sure your cut is in the taped area. The tape will help prevent the...
  23. We were not able to pry up the tiles without...

    We were not able to pry up the tiles without destroying them, so we tried letting them rest. Turned up the heat in the house overnight a little warmer than we usually leave it, weighted the problem...
  24. We were not able to pry up the tiles without...

    We were not able to pry up the tiles without destroying them, so we tried letting them rest. Turned up the heat in the house overnight a little warmer than we usually leave it, weighted the problem...
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    Hard to believe, but we are still fighting with...

    Hard to believe, but we are still fighting with this! We ran into some problems with the shower plumbing. The plumber didn't come back to finish the job when we got it all opened up for him - so we...
  26. I believe I saw this product at one of the big...

    I believe I saw this product at one of the big box stores yesterday! It was available in what looked like a hardwood laminate or stone. It looked very nice on the display - what do you think of it?...
  27. You're so right - we bought a fixer-upper. Our...

    You're so right - we bought a fixer-upper. Our son was one of the people caught in the upside-down mortgage fiasco, so we are trying to get this older home with good bones ready for him. It's been...
  28. I was unclear - the doorbell and light are on the...

    I was unclear - the doorbell and light are on the correct side - I just need to reverse the storm door to match the rest. These are some good points to check - I'll do that and let you know how it...
  29. Thanks, cyberheater and ballengerb1. I wish I'd...

    Thanks, cyberheater and ballengerb1. I wish I'd asked first - lesson learned!
    Jackie
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    You can actually see through. The wire mesh is...

    You can actually see through. The wire mesh is misshapen, and we have the tile to replace when we have a good base for it.
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    Roughly between 3 and 4 inches - it is between...

    Roughly between 3 and 4 inches - it is between the tub spout and one of the spigot handles. We were planning to change over to a one handle style, does that help or hinder?
    Thanks for responding so...
  32. How can I reverse the opening of my storm door

    I bought an old house with a 35" aluminum storm door on the front. It is mounted with the handle opposite the inner door handle. The door is in need of a replacement window, but otherwise, in good...
  33. vinyl self-adhesive tile corners not sticking - is there a sealer on the market?

    I covered a poorly laid vinyl tile flooring in a small bathroom with a new layer of tile. Same 12 x 12 size, self-adhesive tiles - I offset the location of seams and worked out from the center,...
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    Mortar repair for tile wall

    I bought a 20's era house with original tile surrounding the tub enclosure. Now having to repair the old plumbing, a portion of the bed behind the tiles has broken down. It is the screen and mortar...
  35. We were able to re-fit our pipes and pitch the...

    We were able to re-fit our pipes and pitch the pipe to the Studor vent. It seems to have corrected the problem! Thanks for responding and helping us solve a stinky problem!
    Jackie
  36. Mark, We're going to take your advice and try...

    Mark,
    We're going to take your advice and try to re-fit things first. Since we're in Michigan and comng into our worst wind chills and temps for the year, we'll probably be waiting till next week...
  37. Mark, I've got the Studor vent. Jackie

    Mark,
    I've got the Studor vent.
    Jackie
  38. Hi, I'm pretty sure the studor vent and aav are...

    Hi,
    I'm pretty sure the studor vent and aav are the same thing. It's only been in place for a year, so I didn't think it should need replacement already. Responses so far, like yours, point to me...
  39. Mark, First, thanks for answering! :) There...

    Mark,
    First, thanks for answering! :)
    There is a constant smell from the sink drain, but you can also smell it under the sink, in the cabinet - some times worse than others.
    I tried baking...
  40. Sewer gas smell coming from studor vent installed under kitchen sink about a year ago

    Hi - We had a problem with drainage in our kitchen sink after a remodel. It was a year ago I came to this site and asked for help. It was recommended we install a studor vent - which seemed to...
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    Doug, Thanks, at least now we know what to ask...

    Doug,
    Thanks, at least now we know what to ask about!
    Jackie
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    Slow drain in un-vented kitchen sink

    We re-modeled our kitchen, changing the sink from a double to a single bowl. It is located in the same spot as previously, with a dishwasher connected. No disposal. There is no vent in this part...
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