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  • Posted in thread: How should I proceed with this plaster ceiling? on 01-10-2015 at 11:47 AM
    I am seeing drywall, not plaster. You do not necessarily have to rip everything out - you can
    do a butt joint of the new drywall onto the old - see Around the existing fan you may need to
    remove dry...

  • Posted in thread: Is my drill battery charger ruined? on 10-05-2014 at 09:11 AM
    If it for a ni-cad battery, don't feel too bad if it is wrecked. If you have to get a new
    charger and drill with the newer lithium battery, you will be thankful that this one got
    ruined. The new lithi...

  • Posted in thread: First Homeowner Project Ever: Changing Ceiling Texture on 09-27-2014 at 09:17 AM
    I don't think you can remove popcorn by wetting and scraping if it has been painted. At any
    rate, I would go with smooth ceilings and walls any day - repairing, cleaning, and painting a
    smooth surface...

  • Posted in thread: Long distance landline phone services? on 08-28-2014 at 03:03 PM
    Not sure about your cell phone, but I know for an old cell phone I had it was possible to set
    up an antenna on your rooftop and then connect the phone to the antenna. I would think one
    could now even ...

  • Posted in thread: Small budget bathroom ideas on 08-05-2014 at 07:54 AM
    Ask around about vanities - I have found that I could not even give my old one away and it was
    still in good shape. Contact some contractors.

  • Posted in thread: How to finish plywood walls on 07-06-2014 at 08:53 PM
    I would attach drywall and finish. Since you have no idea what wiring is behind and where, use
    drywall screws of length to not pass through the other side of the plywood. Or fasten drywall
    to areas wh...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my drywall ceiling cracking away from walls? on 07-01-2014 at 07:23 AM
    Won't help if the trusses lift and take the drywall with it.:rofl:Yes, you are right. There is
    a limit to what any kind of tape or bead can handle.

  • Posted in thread: Why is my drywall ceiling cracking away from walls? on 06-30-2014 at 07:56 AM
    I assume this was taped right? A special crack-repair tape might hold up. See

  • Posted in thread: How To Remove Fake Wood Paneling? on 06-12-2014 at 08:20 PM
    Another option is to tape and finish the paneling. I just did this last summer in our basement
    family room. You need to make sure all edges are level with each other and then tape all seams
    and corner...

  • Posted in thread: Plan of action for repairing broken concrete steps. on 06-06-2014 at 06:40 AM
    My own preference is to replace any failing concrete with a non-concrete alternative if
    possible. Cracked concrete is just bad news! For example, I replaced our cracked up walk with
    two rows of pavers...

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