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  • Posted in thread: sub a 6x6 for an 8x8? treeless tree house on 04-04-2009 at 07:53 AM
    Hello Philphine,I'm from the Louisville KY area too. 84 lumber may not stock 8x8 but they can
    get them. I talked with the 84 on Dixie Hwy and they can get them so that means that any 84 in
    our area sh...

  • Posted in thread: reinsulation of walls on 04-04-2009 at 07:40 AM
    What type of exterior siding does your house have? Did you see any holes in the exterior wall
    when you opened up the interior for the new patio door?It is very likely that the original
    installer loose...

  • Posted in thread: New to Drywalling. on 04-01-2009 at 06:44 AM
    What is the best way to clean the dust off of the new Drywall panels? I thought about using a
    damp sponge but I don't want to harm the drywall.It doesn't take a huge amount of effort to
    clean dust fro...

  • Posted in thread: Block Foundation, question on how to repair on 03-31-2009 at 07:13 AM
    Thanks for the reply. What I did was put some regular bricks in there and cemented them in.
    Should work! Again thanks for the reply.JasonHey Jason, thanks for posting up your solution.
    You had a good ...

  • Posted in thread: Block Foundation, question on how to repair on 03-29-2009 at 01:27 PM
    (Some of us only stop by occasionally so sorry about not answering sooner.)Thanks for the
    photo. It is hard to tell from the photo exactly how big the area needing repair is and if it
    extends to the o...

  • Posted in thread: How to get rid of stucco?? on 03-29-2009 at 01:21 PM
    Have the walls been painted? If not, rent a power sander with dust collector and sand. If they
    have been painted, sanding through the paint will be difficult. Also, how heavy is the stucco?
    If its not...

  • Posted in thread: New to Drywalling. on 03-29-2009 at 01:18 PM
    In addition to the post above, I would suggest making sure all walls are dust free,
    particularly unpainted drywall. If there is much dust at all on the wall the primer will not
    adhere well and the pai...

  • Posted in thread: Interior and Exterior Doors on 03-29-2009 at 01:10 PM
    I know that Lowes special ordering system uses a drop down window with picts. Go there (or
    probably any big box store) and get a quote for some special order doors. Watch them go through
    the process o...

  • Posted in thread: Change Locks on 03-29-2009 at 01:05 PM
    Any of our local big box stores will rekey but you have to buy a least one new lockset from
    them. Regardless, if you are inclined to operate a screwdriver you can change all your own
    locks. hth, Doug

  • Posted in thread: Front storm door? on 03-24-2009 at 06:54 AM
    Based upon your dimensions a standard storm door will probably work. The storm door actually
    installs to the exterior trim around the outside of the door so those are the most critical
    dimensions. You...

.... when the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail....

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