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  1. Windows and Doors
    I recently moved into a new rental apartment in New York City. My bedroom used to be the front living room, so it's huge, but it's separated from the den/kitchen area by a very wide doorway, which currently has two bifold closet doors. The doors are paper thin and don't reach the floor beneath...
  2. Building & Construction
    I recently moved into a new rental apartment in New York City. My bedroom used to be the front living room, so it's huge, but it's separated from the den/kitchen area by a very wide doorway, which currently has two bifold closet doors. The doors are paper thin and don't reach the floor beneath...
  3. Electrical
    Hi guys. I'm an artist from Toronto who has no electrical experience, but I need to incorporate it in my next art project which may also have its own exhibit. I have NO idea where to begin and if somebody could teach me how to create what I need and make it work (from other items / scratch /...
  4. Plumbing
    I am in the process of renovating my two-story, plus full basement house, and all the walls and ceilings are open. There is a second-floor bathroom above the first-floor kitchen, and I am concerned about sound transmission when someone flushes the toilet on the second floor. The 3" PVC drain...
  5. Building & Construction
    We have noisy neighbors who are keeping us awake at night. Since we're remodeling the master bedroom anyway, we want to suppress sound in its two exterior walls, as well as one interior wall (plus one exterior wall in the adjoining master bath). The bedroom gets cold in the winter and hot in the...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Sound Deadening / Reduction I have a two story house with hard wood flooring up stairs TGI floor joist with R19 insulation between the joists and one layer of traditional sheet-rock on the basement walls ½” and ceiling 5/8”. I would like to reduce the sound of footsteps from the main floor...
  7. Plumbing
    For the last 3-4 months I have been hearing what sounds like a water leak. I can hear it from every room in the house. It is very faint, my wife cannot hear it. I have turned off all the faucets, I have no sprinkler, and checked the meter. The meter showed no movement over 15 minutes and the...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Greetings All, A few days ago I noticed the sound of running water and of course I tracked down where it is coming from. Earlier in 2010 we replaced our hot water heater at least 15 years old which was one of the largest furnaces that can be placed in house, with a smaller one which come from...
  9. Plumbing
    I have a well for my home water supply. The water pressure and supply have been fine for the last 10-years (the house is 12-years old). Yesterday, I turned on the lawn sprinkler and my daughter was taking a shower at the same time. I noticed very low pressure when I then turned on a faucet. I...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    I read a great post on this website from a year or so ago on the subject (someone named Oberon) and wanted to see if anyone could help me with my particular problem. I live in chicago about a block away from the El (elevated public transit) and I am having some trouble with train noise in a few...
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