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  0 Thread: gutter recommendations?
Post: RE: gutter recommendations?

Gary G™ Wrote: (07-03-2022, 02:57 PM) -- If you have heavy debris and valleys, look into these: http://barnettsvalleycontroller.com/index.htm -- I've never seen those. What a great idea.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 442 07-03-2022, 08:25 PM
  0 Thread: Basement dehumidifier
Post: RE: Basement dehumidifier

KC Wrote: (07-03-2022, 04:35 PM) -- Since the house has been here for a whole long time and nobody's sick, I wonder if the 'good' is worth the bother? -- Mold is funny stuff. It affects everybody d...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 176 07-03-2022, 08:24 PM
  0 Thread: Basement dehumidifier
Post: RE: Basement dehumidifier

KC Wrote: (07-02-2022, 09:35 AM) -- Question is, can I expect the water collection to slow down as the humidty stabilizes at the 'new' normal of 50% (or whatever that number is)? -- No. Well, maybe ...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 176 07-03-2022, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Vijay Wrote: (06-30-2022, 11:17 PM) -- Not to be a naysayer, but these only put out 540 lumens, 60 W incandescent equivalent.  I have currently the old fashioned 4 inch cans that take screw in led bu...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 527 07-01-2022, 02:56 PM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Not the best picture but you can see 6 of the snap in pucks in the ceiling during our kitchen rebuild.The other hanging lamps are gone now.  https://i.imgur.com/5uvYwBL.jpg
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 527 06-28-2022, 01:31 PM
  0 Thread: gutter recommendations?
Post: RE: gutter recommendations?

Willyou Wrote: (06-26-2022, 05:14 PM) -- My recommendation? Don't use them unless you have to (I understand some places require them by code or ordinance). If you must have them, use aluminum. Squir...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 442 06-28-2022, 12:45 PM
  0 Thread: Dryer repair
Post: RE: Dryer repair

Not sure the drum has rollers Usually a teflon bearing that it ride on around the opening of the drum. Pretty easy fix. Should be a YouTube video.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 332 06-27-2022, 02:23 PM
  0 Thread: gutter recommendations?
Post: RE: gutter recommendations?

mdhills Wrote: (06-25-2022, 07:54 PM) -- How are seamless aluminum gutters joined at corners? Do non-seamless gutters require a lot of maintenance to avoid leaking? Do gutters usually get install...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 442 06-26-2022, 08:33 AM
  0 Thread: gutter recommendations?
Post: RE: gutter recommendations?

Do you have a lot of trees and leaves? If so, 6". If not, 4" looks better. Most gutter companies have several style dies on the truck. You can pick your profile. But seamless, manufactured on site ...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 442 06-25-2022, 06:42 PM
  0 Thread: How to find hot side of switch
Post: RE: How to find hot side of switch

fixtureman Wrote: (06-24-2022, 10:57 AM) -- Get a non cantact tester -- Or a multi meter. Set it to 110v. With the switch off, put one probe on the ground and one on the the black wire (usually bla...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 10 525 06-24-2022, 01:24 PM
  0 Thread: Flooring installation direction
Post: RE: Flooring installation direction

I'd run it all in 1 direction throughout. Just a better looking install. If using a laminate or vinyl plank (or even wood), you could do a basket weave joint at the corner and avoid a transition strip...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 340 06-24-2022, 05:57 AM
  0 Thread: dryer ducts
Post: RE: dryer ducts

So every dryer manufacturer I know of puts a sticker on the back of the dryer stating "do not use plastic pipe/hose". The only time PVC pipe is allowed is if it's used in a slab floor and it can't be ...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 387 06-24-2022, 05:44 AM
  0 Thread: dryer ducts
Post: RE: dryer ducts

Dryer Lint Brush. Home Depot should stock them too (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dryer+vent+brush&gclid=Cj0KCQjwntCVBhDdARIsAMEwACkAh3Qq0-F9jANc7bX_VSUuwnrMcz7KDdvOlR9ha4IywZXIlTTlMBEaAlYsEALw_wcB&hvadi...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 11 387 06-23-2022, 09:50 PM
  0 Thread: Luxury vinyl plank under furniture?
Post: RE: Luxury vinyl plank under furniture?

atgcpaul Wrote: (06-21-2022, 04:09 PM) -- There's a joke in here somewhere.... What brand did you use? -- Life Proof. It was on sale at HD... one of those special Purchase sales. Life Proof (https:...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 311 06-21-2022, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: Luxury vinyl plank under furniture?
Post: RE: Luxury vinyl plank under furniture?

We put LVP in upstairs about 4 years ago. Just lifted the corner of a couple beds.. no dents.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 311 06-21-2022, 03:40 PM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Terry W Wrote: (06-21-2022, 07:16 AM) -- When I finished my basement about 7 to 8 years ago, I went to all the trouble and extra expense to install recessed cans throughout. LED light were just comin...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 527 06-21-2022, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: Home Air Purifiers
Post: RE: Home Air Purifiers

barnowl Wrote: (06-15-2022, 09:21 AM) -- We had an AprilAire installed when we put our whole house system in 18 years ago. It's been great. I buy the replacement filters at Amazon, for right ar...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 220 06-15-2022, 06:45 PM
  0 Thread: Aw shoot moment
Post: RE: Aw shoot moment

Those screws that come with the switches and receptacles are junk. It seems the biggest difference between a $1.00 switch and a $4.00 switch is the quality of the screw.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 3 306 06-15-2022, 06:35 AM
  0 Thread: Install new outside faucet
Post: RE: Install new outside faucet

In a situation like this, I would also use Sharkbites.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 16 618 06-15-2022, 06:32 AM
  0 Thread: Best lube for old barn doors?
Post: RE: Best lube for old barn doors?

Good old fashioned axle/bearing grease
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 2 164 06-15-2022, 06:31 AM

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