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  • Posted in thread: To remove wall, or modify or leave alone? on 04-05-2014 at 06:53 AM
    I think the window idea might be the best, easiest, and cheapest option - just make sure to use
    the proper size header since it is load bearing. If you need to patch up your drywall
    afterward, check o...

  • Posted in thread: Strange Cracks At Lower Stairway & Closet Wall on 03-15-2014 at 06:59 PM
    Is the corner brace that is underneath metal type fastened with screws, or it is it the type
    that is metal covered with paper and flaps that is mudded on? I am guessing it is the type that
    is mudded o...

  • Posted in thread: Strange Cracks At Lower Stairway & Closet Wall on 03-12-2014 at 04:19 PM
    In the lowest photo it almost looks like you have metal corner bead with paper tape up to the
    corner? If this is the case, then you could remove that paper tape entirely and fill. If you
    have metal (o...

  • Posted in thread: Is this mold? on 03-09-2014 at 07:43 PM
    OP,It doesn't appear to be mold. It may be some sort of stain from something on the wall such
    as insufficiently removed wallpaper paste that has finally bled through.That makes sense.
    Often, stains wi...

  • Posted in thread: Is this mold? on 03-08-2014 at 06:15 PM
    Almost looks like you had a lot of moisture build up on the walls and it dripped down. Does not
    look like mold. Is this a bathroom? If so, is there a vent used when taking baths and showers?

  • Posted in thread: Ceiling problem on 02-22-2014 at 07:31 AM
    I had to do some popcorn ceiling blend-in when we did a remodel. I tried the spray products -
    these were a disaster for me. Finally, I found that using paint with texture grit was the
    answer. See If...

  • Posted in thread: Garage door only opens half way on 01-30-2014 at 08:18 PM
    Has the cold weather caused your slab to move about? This is what screws up my door. The
    movement can take a freely moving door and turn it into a first class headache.

  • Posted in thread: quick way to trim the kitchen counter top on 01-27-2014 at 06:14 PM
    If this is granite I don't know if there is an easy way - an industrial grade diamond blade saw
    would be needed. You don't need much clearance for the stove. In our kitchen I have about 1/8"
    to spare ...

  • Posted in thread: Dishwasher not draining completely on 01-26-2014 at 01:41 PM
    Would not meeting the syphon requirement with a high loop cause this? See And it seems this
    would apply to any dishwasher.

  • Posted in thread: Complete Basement Disaster on 01-17-2014 at 03:18 PM
    What you need to get, either buy or rent, is an ozone-generating air purifier. This will
    actually destroy the odors by oxidizing (and breaking apart) the organic molecules that create
    the smell. These...

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