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  • Tom Maxwell


  • Posted in thread: Crack running entire length of room in new additon. on 08-07-2009 at 08:02 AM
    Well, structures move around AND you get a lot of drying of new wood and that can cause cracks.
    I have cracks where the ceiling and the wall meets in my new home. I attribute my situation to
    truss lif...

  • Posted in thread: Carpet installer asked me to install baseboards down to subfloor? on 08-07-2009 at 07:51 AM
    The problem with that way is that the baseboard should be permanent to the room. Carpet comes
    and goes. You should never have to remove shoe molding to replace carpet.

  • Posted in thread: Carpet installer asked me to install baseboards down to subfloor? on 08-06-2009 at 08:54 AM
    I always do this the way the carpet installer said. I've heard that some carpet
    installers,today, say to mount baseboards ontop of carpet. I think that's just wrong. In the
    future, another carpet may ...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic Tile on 08-06-2009 at 08:31 AM
    Well, I'm not trying to be sarcastic, but this is why it's important to do some homework and to
    research the proper techniques before doing something for the first time. My dad once told
    me,"Just beca...

  • Posted in thread: Refinish Kitchen Cabinets: Where to put knobs? on 04-12-2007 at 09:41 PM
    There are pulls out there that have a real small base on them and look like they would fit
    those doors. I have doors with lots of ribbon molding on them and my pulls have the small base.
    I got them fr...

  • Posted in thread: repair outdoor faucet seat? on 04-12-2007 at 09:29 PM
    You should be able to find one at a good plumbing supplier. I have one I bought years ago but
    haven't seen them in most stores.

  • Posted in thread: blackout curtains etc on 04-10-2007 at 03:46 PM
    Maybe I can suggest something you haven't thought of. I used to work lots of nights and had to
    sleep thru all that sunshine for days on end. I had drapes made with a liner called a solar
    shield. It's ...

  • Posted in thread: Removing old tub on 04-10-2007 at 03:02 PM
    Well, this is a touchy question because everyone does these things differently. I've found
    these to be MOSTLY threaded in. Do you have an access panel to get to the tub plumbing? If not,
    maybe you nee...

  • Posted in thread: Which Sub-Floor? on 04-10-2007 at 01:12 PM
    Grout joint spacing seems to be all over the place, but some recommend 1/8".I've laid this size
    tile on a very large floor surface and used 1/4". It looked great. Yes--use cement board as
    Mary Jo said...

  • Posted in thread: How do I do laminated on stairs that are 2x8? on 04-10-2007 at 01:06 PM
    When I did this, I went with the aluminum bullnose trim that is screwed to the stair edge. It
    looked very good and you can trim them with a hacksaw and file. Always talk with your flooring
    supply hous...


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