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Posted in thread: Tile without water barrier on 01-18-2017 at 05:36 AM
Put it in perspective, you have an 1/8" line filled with grout, that's over thinset, that's
over backer board. I'm no expert, and I don't know how long products like Hydro Ban have been
used in homes,...
Posted in thread: Cleaning and Preventing Mildew on Porch Paint? on 01-16-2017 at 05:13 AM
Try this cleaner. I've used it on PVC trim boards and latex painted surfaces outside. Works
great on mildew and dirt.
Posted in thread: Hvac Rectangular Stack Inside Wall on 01-10-2017 at 05:22 AM
Easy way to fix it? Yes, raise it up 6". As mentioned earlier, you're going to have issues when
you install the baseboard trim. That low and you'll have to butt cut ends of the baseboard
against the g...
Posted in thread: Ceiling Mounted Punching Bag on 01-01-2017 at 06:44 PM
I would try screwing it in tighter to see if it helps.As an aside.....I'd be curious as to what
underlying issues would cause a 6 year old's desire for a punching bag. Hopefully it's just a
phase not ...
Posted in thread: Help with drywall and trim around new doors and windows on 12-31-2016 at 04:08 PM
It's not the weather stripping that's the issue...it's your install. The door is racked, the
frame is a bit twisted so the door isn't closing properly. Looking at the picture it looks like
the the jam...
Posted in thread: Hvac Rectangular Stack Inside Wall on 12-31-2016 at 01:07 PM
If that's a return air duct, they usually just use the studs and wallboard on both sides as the
air plenum, and not actual duct work. If you are going to use it, when you attach it to the
bottom you s...
Posted in thread: Moisture inside attic around Skylight on 12-31-2016 at 05:24 AM
I couldn't read the printing on the insulation but given that it's there, it could very well be
poly wrapped fiberglass that's not a vapor-retarder.
Posted in thread: Subfloor for laminate installation on 12-26-2016 at 02:52 PM
An issue with those old wood floors is cupping and crowning of the boards. While you could put
down a layer of plywood to make it smooth it doesn't necessarily result in flat. You can't get
away with ...
Posted in thread: Hanging slabs on 12-22-2016 at 02:28 PM
I found the easiest way was to remove the pin and lay the old door on top of the new, use a
combo square to transfer the hinge locations onto the new door. I changed out about 10 hollow
to solid core ...
Posted in thread: What's my next step? on 12-16-2016 at 10:01 AM
The brown that you see is probably just a paper layer on the sheetrock. If you peel away the
top gray layer of paper there is another sub-layer that's brown. I would get a bucket of joint