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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all, New to the forum and hoping someone can help me out here. Parents been concerned about how Rf from a 'smart meter' might affect my dad's heart. Mom's had cancer removed and is worried this meter's going to bring it back, and they were talking about getting this here: I told them I...
  2. Windows and Doors
    We have a screen door that, as the title describes, closes slowly, then slams (and bounces multiple times) when it's about 3 inches from being fully closed. A few points of interest: Our door is a larger door: it is normal height, but about 6 inches wider than a standard door (pretty sure it...
  3. Windows and Doors
    :help:Why am I having such a hard time finding an entry door to access my backyard that has a functioning screened window? I like the screen-a-way windows offered on the storm doors but want a durable, secure door either in steel or fiberglass. The only thing I can find is a fiberglass door by...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Hey Guys, Does anyone have experience with the tapco hurricane screens? Could you comment on how much natural light you lose once they are up? They appear to be a little dark on the outside based on pictures I've seen on the Tapco website. However the website doesn't have any pictures of how...
  5. Home Theater
    I was looking for some advice. I am living in Dallas and putting in a home theatre. The Home Theatre company I am working with wants to sell me an Elite brand screen. I trust them to a point; however, I assume they may have bias based on kick-backs they may get so I wanted to see if anyone...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi All, just found this forum and it looks AWESOME! For my first project I'd like to make a patio enclosure before winter gets here, for both storage (lawn mowers, etc) and a place to get away from the mosquitoes. So coming out of my basement I currently have 3 steps that lead to the patio...
  7. Plumbing
    Is there an easy way to clean the screen on the NR3XL? Do you just take off the bell housing? I'm concerned that I'll lose the friction ring, spring disc, or something or maybe ruin an o-ring.
  8. Windows and Doors
    Besides not having a lot of money to spend on fancy gadgets, such as window screens, I feel like I’m broke. Most of the time! I have done very well without screens for the past several years, but now my girlfriend wants me to install them! I have an old roll of silver duct tape, which...
  9. Flooring
    I'm planning on putting down tile on a screen porch and looking for the best way to put it down. i need to know the easy way to put down the backer board or no backer board? if i need the backer board, which is the easy and the cheapest to put down. and do i have to us thin set on the backer...
  10. Building & Construction
    I am making progress on my deck, finally installing the deck boards!! Is there a way to reduce the amount of mushrooming on the composite - choicedek boards? I put down 5 boards, pre drilled 1/2 and simply screwed 1/2 and all have mushroom effect to them. Any suggestions??? I have "tapped"...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I am in the planning stages of building a deck with a screened porch. The deck will be free-standing, so my question is this: Can I tie the roof of the screened porch into the existing roof of a cantilevered section of the house? Anyone??? I'm lost here.
  12. Carpentry
    I'm hoping that someone around here might have an answer for me. I'm planning to build a deck (approx 400 sq ft; elevation 102") with a screened porch on it (12' x 19'). I was planning on making it a free-standing deck because it will be off of a cantilevered section of the house. This is where...
  13. Building & Construction
    First I'd like to say how awesome this forum is. I've been lurking for many months, but finally got around to creating an account now that I have my own question to pose. I've searched the forums and found a few clues, but nothing that really helps me out fully. I have a covered deck that is...
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