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  • Posted in thread: Laminate floor on 05-27-2015 at 12:15 PM
    Yep bust em up and get em out of there. The laminate should be about the same thickness as the
    tile so it should come out flush if it is now. There are quite a few different styles of
    laminate now tha...

  • Posted in thread: Laminate floor on 05-27-2015 at 10:59 AM
    If you are planning to change the cabinets out in the near future hold off on the flooring. If
    not go ahead and put it down as you described. Chances are by the time you get the new cabinets
    you will ...

  • Posted in thread: Patio Door Frame Rot on 05-27-2015 at 05:54 AM
    The damage is most likely in the bottom foot or so. Replacing the door is one way to fix it and
    of course the most expensive. Removing the whole door and repairing it is the only way to know
    for sure ...

  • Posted in thread: Loose wrought iron handrail and granite steps on 05-27-2015 at 05:27 AM
    If there is side to side movement and the rods are put in thru holes in the steps you know
    there is nothing larger than the rod down in the steps. I think you could pull them out with a
    little help. C...

  • Posted in thread: Pergola advice, Attached or Free Standing on 05-27-2015 at 05:08 AM
    Very nice! :clap:

  • Posted in thread: Birds eating all of my grass seed! on 05-26-2015 at 07:50 AM
    Grass seed should be raked into some loose soil or top dressed and then covered with a layer of
    loose straw about 8 inches thick that will lie down. I try and put just enough straw on that it

  • Posted in thread: Induction Stove Top vs Regular Electric Element Stove Top on 05-26-2015 at 06:49 AM
    I have cooked quite a bit on an induction stove top and I wouldn’t buy one for my home.
    The one I’m most familiar with is the GE and I believe they went out of that business.
    They are quit...

  • Posted in thread: Opinion/advice on a light vs ventilation issue on 05-26-2015 at 06:35 AM
    If you add enough layers to block visibility you will also block air flow. The best method of
    blocking the view without blocking the air has been around a very long time and that is
    louvered shutters....

  • Posted in thread: My Bathroom Reno Diary on 05-21-2015 at 05:30 AM
    The best way I have found to get lath off is with a good size crow bar. Just hook it in behind
    the lath and pull it to you the weight of the crow bar will be like your hammer from the other
    side. As t...

  • Posted in thread: My Bathroom Reno Diary on 05-20-2015 at 03:52 PM
    Thanks for posting some great photos and welcome to the forum. I have done a few old houses
    very much like yours and know how much work you have put in so far. Just keep plugging away you
    are taking i...


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