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    As schwim said, spread the carpet fibers apart...

    As schwim said, spread the carpet fibers apart and cutting a small inch long cut will not damage the carpet. When you do make your cut, make sure you know where your floor joists are. Otherwise,...
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    Right, I'm looking to spray my walls, not my...

    Right, I'm looking to spray my walls, not my ceiling. I think I got it figured out. As mentioned above, I get the mixture to a pudding like texture and then adjust the PSI. If I want bigger blobs,...
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    The more I look at my room and the more I read up...

    The more I look at my room and the more I read up on other site, I'm thinking of laying out a diamond pattern instead of the regular pattern now. Basically, I want to turn the tile 45 degrees.
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    Laying Tile in an open area.

    hello all,

    I'm about to tile over a concrete slab in my living room,dining room and eventually the kitchen. All these areas are connected. Part of the Living room is covered in carpet and the...
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    So I guess no one out of the 132 views to this...

    So I guess no one out of the 132 views to this thread have ever sprayed wall texture. Oh well.

    So here is what I found. My first problem was that the output PSI was too high. My mixture was...
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    This is what the last homeowner of my house did. ...

    This is what the last homeowner of my house did. I have certain walls that the paint literally peels off in sheets. Other walls in the house look fine and don't have this problem. If this is the...
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    Generally speaking, ceiling paint does not work...

    Generally speaking, ceiling paint does not work as a stain blocker. If you use it, you may see discoloring in your final color.

    I had a water stain in my ceiling a few years ago from Hurricane...
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    Anyone??

    Anyone??
  9. Question: Ugly paneling!

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    Check behind the paneling and see if there is...

    Check behind the paneling and see if there is already drywall behind it. Odds are there is. At that point, all you need to do is smooth the wall out and paint. If you drywall over it, you are...
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    I agree, you need either a carpet shampoo machine...

    I agree, you need either a carpet shampoo machine or a wet/dry vac to dilute the solution and suck it out of the carpet.

    You can also rent a machine from your local gocery store or hardware store.
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    How to Spray Knock Down Texture.

    I have an air compressor and a hopper gun. I have been success only sometimes getting the right consistency. The last time I used the spray gun, I think the mixture was too thin because when I went...
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    Keep in mind if you have energetic pets. I have...

    Keep in mind if you have energetic pets. I have a 2 year old Australian Shepard and I tested out a box of the bamboo flooring with him on it bolting after a ball. He left scratch marks on the floor....
  13. Question: Crown molding

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    Maybe so, but to have all these great responses...

    Maybe so, but to have all these great responses just makes this thread available for those that know how to use the search button.
  14. Question: Crown molding

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    I thought I saw a "small Headed" screw somewhere,...

    I thought I saw a "small Headed" screw somewhere, but I have not been able to find it since. That would probably do the trick. An issue I found after I installed the trim is that one of my walls is...
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    Seems no one has answered your question so I will...

    Seems no one has answered your question so I will shoot my 2 cents. I live in FL so the issue we have is humidity and termites and other bugs feeding on the wood. With the exception of the roof,...
  16. Question: Crown molding

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    Old Thread, new question...

    I'm about to install some crown molding, but I have a unique issue. My walls don't have wooden studs, I have metal studs.

    What is the best way to anchor the crown molding? I have the same...
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    Thanks

    I guess I will have to do some more research to see if anyone who bought these types of systems are happy with them.

    Thanks for the reply!
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    No suggestions? Any help is appreciated...

    No suggestions? Any help is appreciated...
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    Generator for the house, Guardian?

    Hello all,

    I asked this question a long time ago, but it seems that I'm finally going to give in and buy one. I thought I could get away with just a portable generator, but after Wilma blew...
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    Conduit

    The conduit on the left of the gas meter is electrical. The box it is conneceted to is a secondary breaker box someone installed because the house was running on fuses before and there was no room...
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    Picture

    The Red line at the bottom is my first choice since there are less things in my way when I have to pound this bar in to the ground.

    The Blue line is where I would like to put it since it is closer...
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    You need a voltage meter

    My guess it's that your black and reds are hot leads and the white is your neutral return line. Is there a wall switch that powers these lines?

    If the Black and red both have power and you have a...
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    Both Phone and Sprinkler lines area already...

    Both Phone and Sprinkler lines area already mapped out in my yard. I drew up blueprints of where everything was as it was being installed when the Phone company came out cause the sprinkler guys...
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    French Drains...

    I had the same problem at my parents house and also at my in-laws house. We put in the french drains like you said, but we also installed drain openings every 4 - 8 feet. The french drain is nice...
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    Where to install a Grounding Rod

    My house is about 20 years old and I do not have a grounding rod installed. Although all the wiring is grounded to the water pipes, I would still like to install one. My question is how close or...
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    In a nutshell

    If it aint't broke, don"t fix it..
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    Cleaning AC Ducts...

    I had my air ducts cleaned out professionally 4 years ago when I bought my house. I watched the guy clean it with a rotating brush (about 4 inches diameter) hooked up to a vacumn cleaner. It was...
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    Is 220V better than 110V?

    My pool pump is running at 110V. I noticed that I can change the wiring position and run it at 220V. Someone at work mentioned that 220V is more efficient.

    Would I see a savings on the electric...
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    Hole Saw

    You can also get a hole saw attachment from either Lowe's or HomeDepot. Prices start around $9.00 for the 3/4 bit and work their way up to $30 for a 6 inch bit.
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    That is only if you let is sit for a while. The...

    That is only if you let is sit for a while. The gas in the spare tanks went in to my cars for the weeks afterwards. Everything else, I used up.

    :-)
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    It came in a set. One was a larger on, I guess...

    It came in a set. One was a larger on, I guess it was standard size. This one is fine. It was a smaller one, fits in the palm of your hand that was making the spiral cuts. I bought these about 4...
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    Gas Tanks

    The only thing I did when it looked like a hurricane was going to hit was to fill up my two 5 gallon tanks. I also topped off every gasoline item in my house. The generator, the lawn mower and all...
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    Late reply

    Sorry for the late reply Tom.

    I ended up picking up a generater just before Frances hit. I live about 20 miles inland from Fort Lauderdale. Chances of a storm surge hitting my house are slim....
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    Alternative suggestion...

    Why don't you just disconnect the siren and the telephone connection? This way the alarm will seem like it is still working, but not call anyone nor set off any noisy alarm?
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    Price for converting fuses to breakers

    I'm wondering if someone can give me a "rough" estimate on what I can expect to pay to have my fuse box converted to circuit breakers.

    I already did some price research at HomeDepot and found a...
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    Thanks for the help!

    I used a pipe cutter as suggested and made sure it made a perfect cut. Other attempts resulted in a spiral pattern!

    After I made sure the cut was perfectly even and round, I inserted the nut and...
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    American Standard working great

    I installed an American Standard low Volume toilet about a year ago with no complaints. I uses 1.6 gpf. Sometime you have to give it a second courtesy flush, but on a normal basis, once will do.
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    Tips on copper compression fitting?

    My problem is whenever I work with coppoer compression fittings, I never seem to get a good seal and something always leaks. Are there any tips on how to do it right? Should I use a hack saw verse...
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    Call a Pro

    If I am not mistaken, Corrian countertops are put together with a certain cement or glue and then sanded down to make them look seamless.

    A pro might be able to match the same color and then sand...
  40. Question: Squeaky stairs

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    Can you access below the stairs?

    If so, use a chop saw and cut some 90 degree pieces of wood and screw them in to the underside. Make sure you don't use screws that are too long...
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    Belt drives the motor?

    I have to disagree. The motor drives the belt which then drives the Brush.

    If the belt drives the motor, then what is driving the belt?
  42. Question: Dyson Dc07

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    I love my Dyson

    I have to disagree. I also own the Dyson DC07, the purple animal version. I love this thing. I was very skeptical when my wife first bought it, since it costed about $400. We vacumned the living...
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    How big of a Generator should I get?

    Well Hurrican season is rolling around again and this year, I am considering getting the power generator to add to my supplies.

    My question is this. How much power do I need to power my...
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    Re: outdoor wiring for pool

    I had the same issue when I had to run a line to my pool light. The pool guy said to hire an electrican to run the line, but I got crafty and did it myself.

    Since I recently had a sprinkler...
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    Re: 3 wires + 2 wires  POOL MOTOR

    When I did my pool motor, I had a similar issue. If you look on the motor, hopefully you will see a diagram that lays it all out for you. On mine, the motor could run on either 110v or 220v and the...
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    Using a Scuba Tank as a source for Air Tools?

    Thanks, I ended up buying a compressor anyway for my air tools and then I bought a scuba tank to fill my paintball tank.

    Nice diagram!

    David
  47. Question: Which barrell?

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    Which barrell?

    Have you tried out Smart Part's new Freak Kit? You are basically matching the barrel to the paint.

    Different balls have different sizes, PMI vs RP Scherer vs Big Ball. And then different...
  48. Question: Which gun

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    Which gun

    If you are a "trouney" player, then I can tell you they mostly stick with the top three makers. Worr Games AutoCocker, AirGunDesigns AutoMag and WDP Angel. These are the high end guns.

    The...
  49. Question: Cruises

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    cruises

    Check on www.royalcaribbean.com and look for last minute discount prices. Balcony's don't always sell out and they get listed at better prices. Of course you have to be willing to travel on a few...
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    Using a Scuba Tank as a source for Air Tools?

    I'm not sure I understand the CFM Rating system. My logic is that the scuba tank would push out a certain pressure of say 125psi. The pressure would stay consistent until the tank ran low on...
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