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  • Posted in thread: Front storm door? on 04-17-2009 at 07:22 PM
    If you never installed a storm door before you might want to spend the extra hundred bucks to
    have it installed. If something goes wrong or needs adjusting they come back for you. If you
    still want to...

  • Posted in thread: Garage door won't open all the way- just installed on 04-17-2009 at 07:15 PM
    Is the shut off switch engaging too early? I think there's a shut off switch inside the track
    that the arm engages to tell the motor to stop running.

  • Posted in thread: Landscape grading opinions on 04-17-2009 at 07:09 PM
    Are you asking us if you should buy the house from a few descriptions? I would advise hiring an
    inspector. You'll be glad you did.

  • Posted in thread: How to I remove my Patio Roof? on 04-17-2009 at 07:05 PM
    Don't let it stop you from achieving your goal. Rip down the bandaid the original owner put on
    the house and rebuild it the right way. Hint most likely not a do it yourself project. If it's
    an investm...

  • Posted in thread: How do I rejuvenate old white cedar siding? on 04-17-2009 at 07:02 PM
    I've never heard of making wood more supple before. If it's dry and brittle because it's old.
    Reversing the aging process might not be an option. If the existing cedar isn't too thin you
    could/should ...

  • Posted in thread: re-finishing wood floors on 04-17-2009 at 06:54 PM
    I'm afraid you'll have to splurge for the drum sander. There is no substitute. You'll need an
    edger a buffer and vacuum. To do it right. You can defer the cost of the rentals if you do all
    the rooms a...

  • Posted in thread: Question on preparing floor prior to installing laminate flooring on 04-17-2009 at 06:50 PM
    Any variation in the subfloor will show up through the new vinyl floor. Feather it out with the
    ardex or plaster of paris or leveler of your choice.

  • Posted in thread: Stick doors and cracking tile--foundation or subfloor problems? on 04-17-2009 at 06:45 PM
    Shrinkage usually occurs after a new house is built. You say this is a 60's house? If there are
    any leaks getting behind the walls your framing could be rotting and losing it's structural
    integrity. T...

  • Posted in thread: Sub-floor termite damage in 1885 home on 04-17-2009 at 06:37 PM
    Make sure the threat of termites doesn't exist anymore. I repaired an oak floor for a past
    client with termite damage and a couple months later I was back repairing it again. Termites
    ate through fres...

  • Posted in thread: Texture paint for ceiling? on 04-17-2009 at 06:34 PM
    You can scrape the old stuff off but not down to the drywall. That would seem to be a pan in
    the arse. Then skim coat it. It would need three coats in my experience. If you want to add
    texture to it y...