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Forum: Around the house.

The place for all home improvement related posts both flatwork and turned. Landscaping is also welcome!

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 10:42 pm
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  1. Icon8 "Jiggle The Handle"

    After 10+ years of trouble free flushing, what in the **** makes the little chain in the tank start tangling up? It's an upstairs commode. I have...

    Started by deepsplinter, 03-12-2013 12:18 pm
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    03-13-2013 7:03 pm Go to last post
  2. 3-way switching circuits

    There are different setups for this but I think the following image is most unique. 15084

    Started by richlaxt, 12-23-2012 12:08 pm
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    01-04-2013 8:31 pm Go to last post
  3. A BIG public thank you!

    To my dad! This summer we decided to redo our bathroom (needed to be done before selling in another year or so and we figured it'd be easier with...

    Started by Leosdaughter, 12-11-2012 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    12-14-2012 3:38 am Go to last post
  4. A Cheap (Frugal) House Painting Tip

    I have a ranch home with cedar shakes that I have lived at for 26 years. This is about the 4th or 5th time I have painted the exterior and I use a...

    Started by Larryh86GT, 09-16-2012 3:14 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10-04-2012 3:14 am Go to last post
  5. A short rant

    We're putting down a 3/4" prefinished oak floor in an old farm house. We chose 3.25" flooring to match other flooring in the rest of the house. The...

    Started by DougD, 11-12-2013 8:19 pm
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    02-25-2014 12:51 am Go to last post
  6. A skill development project

    Built this last spring and summer, after thinking about it for many years. Having had the block wall built last winter, to replace rotten RR Ties,...

    Started by Mark, 03-22-2014 7:30 pm
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    04-12-2014 9:53 am Go to last post
  7. A/C Flood

    The condensate drain from the A/C to outside plugged up today. What the installer did was to put a "T" with an upward pipe that is slightly lower...

    Started by rrich, 08-26-2011 3:21 am
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    09-14-2011 3:34 am Go to last post
  8. AC

    Should a brand new house AC need to be recharged twice in 6 weeks? I find this odd and I worry that there is a leak...

    Started by lexrex, 07-29-2010 4:14 pm
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    07-29-2010 10:15 pm Go to last post
  9. added lights to my push mower.

    About 3 years ago I bought a front wheel drive Husqvarna lawn mower with a key start, at the time I got it because I thought the wife might help with...

    Started by autobodyman, 06-24-2015 6:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10-29-2015 2:41 pm Go to last post
  10. Adding wood trim to drywall jambed return windows

    ]I want to dress up the interior windows in my house. They are currently trimmed with the basic new build drywall jambs. The way I'm looking at this...

    Started by jimmythekid1, 06-02-2013 4:14 pm
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    06-04-2013 3:00 pm Go to last post
  11. Adhesive recommendation needed

    I have a bunch of thick rubber mouse pads that are probably perfect as cushions to keep furniture from scratching my wood floor. However, I need to...

    Started by CajunRider, 11-29-2012 6:54 pm
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    12-01-2012 5:38 am Go to last post
  12. Almost done cleaning the woodshop

    I've been working on cleaning up my woodshop for nearly a month now, not sure I'm done but I will probably quit here and go back to making Christmas...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-12-2014 7:57 am
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  13. An interresting carpentry job opportunity

    A friend has asked if I could restore an old collapsed grain storehouse for him. It is a log building of cause. It has been owned by his family for...

    Started by TW, 10-29-2011 6:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10-30-2011 12:00 am Go to last post
  14. Any HVAC Experts Out There?

    Because of my age, disability, and a few other factors, I was eligible to enter a contest to win one of two high-efficiency furnaces. If I read the...

    Started by PastorPaul, 11-25-2013 1:10 am
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    12-09-2013 11:01 pm Go to last post
  15. Any HVAC experts?

    My basement heatpump has ceased to operate and I could some help troubleshooting. Here's what I know...I can get the compressor to run by activating...

    Started by ScottD, 07-03-2010 10:17 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    07-17-2010 8:46 pm Go to last post
  16. Any Stair Experts Here?

    I need to build a set of stairs to my basement. It's kind of complicated, because the run is short & the rise is tall. Is there any free websites...

    Started by Herb G, 07-07-2010 7:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    07-09-2010 6:49 pm Go to last post
  17. Anybody remember this project?

    Remember way back ... way way back ... that Back Room project i started somewhere in 2010? Yeah ... it's still going. But ... TREMENDOUS progress...

    Started by Beamer, 01-29-2014 3:26 am
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    02-25-2014 2:12 am Go to last post
  18. Anyone know where to get one of these

    Outlet covers for a 2" pole outlet? 9922 I forgot I had my grill light plugged into this when I moved my grill to carve that owl, broke the cover...

    Started by autobodyman, 10-31-2011 10:08 pm
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    11-01-2011 2:20 am Go to last post
  19. Around the Bshop

    I've been kind of busy this Summer and Fall, rebuilding a rental house of ours that got trashed still working on it waiting on some windows that I...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-29-2015 9:42 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12-24-2015 12:53 am Go to last post
  20. Around the house and flower question?

    After 22 years I finally finished this wishing well I started (I had left the last two rows of rock not cemented in). Got some fake flowers and made...

    Started by autobodyman, 10-29-2012 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,782
    04-08-2013 7:46 pm Go to last post

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