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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.


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