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  • Posted in thread: Fixing a peeling shower ceiling on 02-06-2016 at 08:48 PM
    Been here, seen this more than once. Unless there is a leak from upstairs, you have a moisture
    buildup problem for lack of adequate air circulation.As part of a total condo rehab, we had to
    fix the ma...

  • Posted in thread: Sink leaks driving me crazy, little help appreciated. on 01-23-2016 at 10:30 PM
    You need a "basin wrench" to properly reach the supply line nut. You can get one for cheap at
    HD or Lowes or ? While you are there, pick up a tub of plumber's putty which might cost $4.00
    Plumbing is ...

  • Posted in thread: What are our options for fixing up these 70/80s framed kitchen cabinets? on 01-23-2016 at 10:11 PM
    Been here, done this .... more than once. They made those cabinets by the millions, I think.
    The doors are hollow and inexpensive, as are the drawer fronts. Here are some options:1. Lose
    the counter t...

  • Posted in thread: Help Planning security camera placement on 01-18-2016 at 09:27 PM
    Been there many times. By soffit, do you mean it has a fascia and the rafter tails are covered?
    You can easily drill through the fascia and feed the cable into the attic. Attach the camera
    directly to...

  • Posted in thread: New Guy to Hardwood Floors on 01-16-2016 at 10:52 PM
    We do flood repair and restoration. Kitchens are subject to water spills and leakage which is
    NOT wood friendly. The most recent job involved a ice maker supply line which leaked unknown
    over a weeken...

  • Posted in thread: drywall to stud spacer? on 01-16-2016 at 10:29 PM
    Drywall guys commonly use shim strips. They come in long strips of very thin paper and can be
    doubled or tripled to get the exact bump out for your wall. At 45", they are the perfect length
    by being t...

  • Posted in thread: Who else is watching Obammie's State of the Union Address? on 01-12-2016 at 09:43 PM
    Been to it .... seen it .... he only lies when his mouth moves

  • Posted in thread: Do you know this faucet part? on 01-04-2016 at 11:35 PM
    Your best source will be a commercial plumbing supplier. Home Depot and ACE are limited in
    their selection. Go where professional trades go and show them the part. You might also try
    Grainger. They ha...

  • Posted in thread: Opening up a wall on 12-30-2015 at 09:55 AM
    This is one of the most frequent topics we see here. the basics can give you clues .... If the
    wall is parallel to the ceiling rafters the opening is probably a partition wall, not a bearing
    wall. If ...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom Lighting on 12-29-2015 at 06:44 PM
    Your bathroom must be vented (fan) or have a window. In either case, if the moisture build-up
    becomes a fire hazard you will have mold too.Look online at bathrooms to see what is being done
    with light...

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