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  • Posted in thread: kitchen counter top on 05-13-2006 at 08:15 AM
    Unless you own a tile saw and grout floats -- or are willing to buy these for a one-time
    project -- and learn how to use them, this isn't a DIY thing.

  • Posted in thread: load bearing walls on 03-17-2006 at 08:15 AM
    MinCost & Inspector D,Pardon my forgetting that many people really don't understand the theory
    behind a load-bearing wall. I've been doing this for a long time and such things just seem like
    common se...

  • Posted in thread: Epoxy paint for garage floor on 03-16-2006 at 06:48 PM
    The epoxy-based paints from HD and Lowes work just fine, as long as you clean and rinse the
    concrete well and let it dry. Hey Darryl, Nanook of BC,,,
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  • Posted in thread: Silicon (then paint?) on 03-16-2006 at 06:26 PM
    Agreed, paint doesn't adhere to 100% silicone caulk. There are, however, many paintable caulks
    -- it'll say "paintable" right on the tube -- that contain silicone as well as good
    non-silicone products...

  • Posted in thread: Installing slate tiles. on 03-16-2006 at 06:23 PM
    Understand that some slate tiles need to be leveled as they're set because they're not flat to
    begin with -- not all, but some. I agree with sealing the tiles as that's what many mfrs
    recommend -- it'...

  • Posted in thread: load bearing walls on 03-16-2006 at 06:17 PM
    Lets get a grip there, Inspector D. A few of us here are licensed contractors and finding a
    load-bearing wall is not brain surgery. Rules of thumb: A. All outside walls are load-bearing.
    B. The load-b...

  • Posted in thread: Scratches on ceramic tile on 03-16-2006 at 06:06 PM
    Unfortunately, there's no was to restore or repair the baked-on glaze on a ceramic tile. That
    shine is a result of the tiles being heated until the colored pigments melted and fused with
    the clay body...

  • Posted in thread: Asbestos linoleum on 03-16-2006 at 06:02 PM
    May or may not be asbestos, tho it was more common in the 60s than the 70s. Might be plain old
    linoleum, too. Is it glued down, is the main question in my mind. If so, it's almost impossible
    to remove...

  • Posted in thread: cabinet refacing question on 03-16-2006 at 05:49 PM
    I've run across various refacing projects where beautiful oak doors and drawer fronts had been
    put on tired particleboard cabinets. I mean CHEAP cabinets, like bargain basement quality.
    Everything loo...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Current Cabinets on 01-24-2006 at 06:58 PM
    Folks have pretty much covered it in these posts. This isn't a job for the faint of heart. To
    begin with it's physically a lot of work and the measurements need to be right-on in order to
    get the new ...

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