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post #211 of 2432
I've got several sets myself. I drive by a harbor freight every day--it's hard not to stop by there and get something. I like the swiss-army-knife style hex key / torx sets they sell for about $5 a set. You get every size, english and metric, organized and labeled, in something you can stick in your pocket. They look like this:

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post #212 of 2432
So the pool agony continues. The leak detection guys finally found the problem at the shallow end return (which is where I figured it had been all along censored.gif), so the pool guys came and cut the concrete and dug down behind the aluminum wall. Now, usually these pipes are just encased in dirt the rest of the way to the pump, but for some unknown reason my installation featured more concrete well below the usual apron at the top. If they are going to replace the existing return, it will mean breaking more concrete -- it's possible that I am looking at an entire re-route of the system ... ffffuuuu.gif
post #213 of 2432
Ouch. This is starting to sound like you should have just started over.
post #214 of 2432
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Ouch. This is starting to sound like you should have just started over.

It is distinctly unpleasant, yes. Mind you, a pool from scratch is in the 40G $CAD range, so I guess it could be worse! smile.gif
post #215 of 2432

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lefty

post #216 of 2432
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lefty

Thats the only kind of (outdoor) pool id go for, having just made the pond into a giant sandbox for the sons.
post #217 of 2432
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lefty

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I hear you loud and clear -- I'd prefer a hot-tub myself, but what are families if not a lifetime of compromise? wink.gif
post #218 of 2432
So I finished working on my house and bought a different one. Back to square one.
post #219 of 2432
lol. This stuff is all enjoyable to me, I like to realize small improvements over time. I just finished detailing my moldings, and next I'm going to improve the seal of the doors with new thresholds and an improved gasket system. After that some I'm going to change some of things that bug me about the kitchen cabinets and also possible install a worthwhile chimney style range hood.

I also have designs on improving the heating system through insulating the ductworks and replacing some of the flex ducts with hard duct, then installing that heavy foil in the attic to reduct heat loss.

Installed a generator and transfer switch recently (I do this myself).
post #220 of 2432
This is the first time I've seen this thread. I shall be posting regularly.

Not too long ago I tore up the bathroom floor and replaced the baseboard heating with radiant heating under new tiles. I cannot express the joy of walking barefoot into a warm bathroom on a cold December morning. (Today).
post #221 of 2432
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This is the first time I've seen this thread. I shall be posting regularly.
Not too long ago I tore up the bathroom floor and replaced the baseboard heating with radiant heating under new tiles. I cannot express the joy of walking barefoot into a warm bathroom on a cold December morning. (Today).

i've always wondered how that works. what do you add into the floor to warm it up?
post #222 of 2432
Well you put down heating elements under the floor.

http://www.lowes.com/Flooring/Underfloor-Heating/_/N-1z11oi7/pl

It's basically a mat you put down, wire up, cover with appropriate tile, then enjoy warm feet in the bathroom.
post #223 of 2432
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Well you put down heating elements under the floor.
http://www.lowes.com/Flooring/Underfloor-Heating/_/N-1z11oi7/pl
It's basically a mat you put down, wire up, cover with appropriate tile, then enjoy warm feet in the bathroom.

what do you wire it to?
post #224 of 2432
I had baseboard hearing previously. Used same connections, just required a few modifications. I'm pretty sure there's some YouTube videos on this.
post #225 of 2432
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This is the first time I've seen this thread. I shall be posting regularly.

Harvey you'd like my new house. It's got about 1300 square feet of garage space (two big two-car garages).
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