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    I have an Asus PC eee that I really like--fits...

    I have an Asus PC eee that I really like--fits easily into any bag, lightweight, actually pretty fast, very sturdy, keyboard not bad. But if you write a lot of stuff you have to store in files (as...
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    I actually bought a house like this, believe it...

    I actually bought a house like this, believe it or not. It's probably a good idea to find a plumber who can coordinate with your city or municipal water department so your water connection is up to...
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    I am really interested in hearing more about how...

    I am really interested in hearing more about how to do this from Handyman Trainer! Had a house in similar condition (i.e., abandoned and pipes vandalized). Ended up restoring pipes to the radiators....
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    Thanks for this info, guys. Very interesting you...

    Thanks for this info, guys. Very interesting you can do this. Could shot-crete possibly be used inside existing foundations that are leaky too?
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    I've had pretty good luck with contractors who...

    I've had pretty good luck with contractors who belong to local Better Business Bureaus. It usually says something about them that they bother to join.
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    In answer to question about contact paper: I...

    In answer to question about contact paper: I think the vinyl "wallpaper" is a lot thicker. Home Depot and Lowe's both have it that I know of.

    Also want to look up Fix All--sounds like good stuff,...
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    Maybe you could try some peelable wallpaper,...

    Maybe you could try some peelable wallpaper, available at the big-box home stores. A roll or 2 probably would not be that much. Some of it is self-adhesive, so you don't have to put paste on it...
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    I'm nowhere near your area as you can see, but...

    I'm nowhere near your area as you can see, but sometimes a good place to start is with the local Better Business Bureau. I've had better luck with service people who join that organization than with...
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    Thanks, yes, I know this is the real solution....

    Thanks, yes, I know this is the real solution. Maybe we've gotten there with the last straightening job, but I kind of doubt it. We are slightly downhill from a small artificial lake, and ground...
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    How do these look? They seem pretty tough from...

    How do these look? They seem pretty tough from the web site descriptions but just wondered about the appearance. I probably should send for samples!
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    Yeah, I'm kind of warming to that idea now. Guess...

    Yeah, I'm kind of warming to that idea now. Guess I'll go read up on laminates. Thanks much.
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    Here are some things I found: Creating Faux Wood...

    Here are some things I found: Creating Faux Wood Finishes

    Decorating : Graining / Combing : Faux Wood Grain : Home & Garden Television

    LIVING : Walls & Floors : Faux Wood Grain : DIY Network
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    Best flooring for a slightly crooked house?

    I recently had a contractor come in and straighten out the living room floor of my little old house in upstate NY, where the piers often move up and down when the ground gets cold in winter. We...
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    Speaking of mice and critters getting stuck in...

    Speaking of mice and critters getting stuck in plumbing, we had kind of a nasty one this spring. I thought I had cleaned up our weekend house really good last fall so that the mice that inevitably...
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    If there is a downspout nearby outside, an...

    If there is a downspout nearby outside, an inexpensive vinyl downspout extender (called a flex elbow here: Ace - Ace Tree: Hardware: Garage, Driveway, Roofing & Siding: Gutters: Vinyl Gutter Parts:...
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    Pardon the dumb question, but where do you buy...

    Pardon the dumb question, but where do you buy this stuff? Thanks.
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    How about a bathroom exhaust fan? Am I missing...

    How about a bathroom exhaust fan? Am I missing something here?
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    Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but have...

    Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but have you ever seen tree roots cause leaking through basement walls? I am wondering if this might be what's happening in my house. There are cracks in the...
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    Thanks both of you. Yes, it sure would seem to be...

    Thanks both of you. Yes, it sure would seem to be a building maintenence issue but you would be amazed at how long it can take for building maintenance to come around to the right solution sometimes....
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    Steam radiator leak in co-op

    A friend of mine just bought a co-op apartment and did not notice water leaking from a radiator onto the floor in a small puddle until after the closing. Now she wants to put in a new hardwood floor,...
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    Do you have central air or are you looking at...

    Do you have central air or are you looking at wall or window units?
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    I'm not sure it makes sense for a whole house the...

    I'm not sure it makes sense for a whole house the size of yours. But you might consider closing off some rooms for the winter no matter what kind of heat you use. We have a very small (2 br) house in...
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    Try diluted chlorine bleach, maybe 1 part to...

    Try diluted chlorine bleach, maybe 1 part to about 8-10 parts water. Spot test first, but I'm pretty sure it will work. I've used it on sidewalks and it's fine. I 'd try to keep it off the plants...
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    Thanks. The house is actually in Philly. Some of...

    Thanks. The house is actually in Philly. Some of the old houses there are really pieces of work, made out of bricks from ship ballast and such. The bottom part of the basement is mostly stones and...
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    I don't really have a good solution but felt bad...

    I don't really have a good solution but felt bad that no one else had one either. Toshibas seem to have a lot of electrical connection issues, ranging from power cords that barely miss connecting to...
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