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Posted in thread: Preparing footing surface for steel column on 12-08-2011 at 09:07 PM
Realize that this is a long time after the original post, however I am surprised that none ot
the "experts" on here didn't mention expansion anchors. You can find several sizes of them in
any good har...
Posted in thread: Concrete Steps have settled towards house on 12-08-2011 at 12:05 AM
If you want something that is basically guaranteed to last for as long as you own the house,
then do it right and do not patch it with any overlay, which by the way is quite likely to
crack and or con...
Posted in thread: Light Switch Replacement Question on 11-20-2011 at 05:50 PM
The switch with two wires going to it is pretty much standard in that it controls the power to
one light or outlet, or perhaps two outlets that are wired in parallel for instance lamps on
each end of ...
Posted in thread: how to remove trees that grew into fence? on 08-07-2011 at 12:56 PM
I do not understand why not just cut off the tree as close to the fence as possible with
whatever you have and then just take a wide wood chisel and big hammer and start splitting it
off. Maybe hand s...
Posted in thread: Removing built-in wall cabinets? on 05-10-2011 at 10:48 AM
This appears to be on an outside wall, so at the very worst after you remove the built ins, you
will have bare studs and insulation. Just finish it like any other ordinary wall, sheet rock or
Posted in thread: Help me in gardening! on 05-06-2011 at 07:59 PM
Obviously she already knows that you are not a gardner, so why not tell her that you want to
learn and ask HER to teach you. It can take a long time to learn how to grow a variety of
plants, most gard...
Posted in thread: cheap way to "finish" wall in garage on 01-06-2009 at 01:49 PM
Agree that sheetrock is the least expensive, but in my garage I am always hanging things on the
walls and I find that 1/2" plywood lasts a lot longer. As far as looks, if you are carefull
with the sea...
Posted in thread: 1890 house with problematic kitchen - suggestions? on 12-24-2008 at 03:02 PM
While removing the wall would seem to be the best answer, how about removing both doors and
leave the openings, while you are at it remove the stub walls for the door directly behind the
fridge and ma...
Posted in thread: Opening a wall on 12-18-2008 at 11:08 PM
How about an 8" steel I-beam. Probably take en engineer to do the calculations, but may work.
There are even 6" tall ones available.
Posted in thread: Pocket Door on 12-18-2008 at 10:58 PM
Hardware from sliding closet doors, 1x4's for studs======bingo pocket door. Just get a picture
of framing and copy.