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  • Posted in thread: Door Height too Short on 12-17-2014 at 07:04 AM
    OK guys ... Here is the challenge ... Standard doors come 80" tall. In this case, the finished
    opening is 24" x 77" so trimming is in order.This is an exterior, hollow core slab door clad
    with Masonit...

  • Posted in thread: Hello Everyone on 12-16-2014 at 11:40 AM
    WELCOME un-Newbie ... Since you know which end of the hammer to swing, your experience will be
    really helpful.Please provide pics of any project you are puzzled about. That will help those
    us who have...

  • Posted in thread: Conduit issue on 12-13-2014 at 07:33 PM
    I assume this is not an inspected job. :DIn a sense, your new floor will be stronger than the
    original. I am guessing the conduit runs perpendicular to the 1x10s and you are butting the
    plywood up to ...

  • Posted in thread: Fire place glass doors on 12-11-2014 at 10:22 PM
    Typically, there are clamps at the bottom and an L-bracket at the top. The bracket is anchored
    with screws into the top bricks. Simply back off the screws for the clamps then remove the
    screws holding...

  • Posted in thread: Plaster Repair on 12-08-2014 at 10:37 PM
    Drywall mud has a different density thus response to changes in temperature and humidity. This
    can lead to cracks because the different materials expand and contract at different rates.

  • Posted in thread: Chinese on web site on 12-06-2014 at 10:09 PM
    Sure ... Here is a screen shot ... Notice the Chinese script on the right?

  • Posted in thread: Chinese on web site on 12-05-2014 at 09:51 PM
    Am I the only one who has a couple of blocks of Chinese on the HouseRepairTalk web site
    page?WHY is it there and WHAT does it say?"Use more Bamboo"?"Buy Chinese tools"?"Visit China
    soon"?Just wonderin...

  • Posted in thread: Is this wall loadbearing? on 12-05-2014 at 02:26 PM
    As the arrows indicate, it appears your wall's top plate is carrying load from the roof. Simply
    removing the wall could be a problem.You can install a header to redistribute the load. You
    should brace...

  • Posted in thread: tiling info on 12-05-2014 at 12:53 PM
    Just faced this exact problem yesterday. Most guys do a double wax ring for installation. The
    ring that goes into the hole is an "extra thick" ring and has a plastic cone for strength. The
    2nd ring is...

  • Posted in thread: retaining wall question on 12-05-2014 at 12:16 PM
    If you are going vertically with cement block you will need a lot of strengthening. The footer
    has to be deep enough to protect against frost heave. If the wall exceeds 4', you must use
    rebar and fill...

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