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Posted in thread: Hardwood Floor Tools on 07-05-2009 at 05:26 PM
Unless your really lucky you'll need to be able to cut the last row of flooring lengthwise. So
you'll need a table saw or a circular saw with an edge guide. I usually measure the room first
Posted in thread: Replacing gutters..... on 07-05-2009 at 04:59 PM
I would definitely agree with Glenn on this one. I'm a contractor so I do almost all of my on
work on my house but this is an area where I would hire some one to come in who has the
equipment to do th...
Posted in thread: Covering a Brick Fireplace on 06-23-2009 at 09:54 PM
If you're going to cover the fireplace in wood I would recommend installing strips of wood
running in the opposite direction of the finish wood. This will give you something to nail
into. To secure th...
Posted in thread: Paint the brick or not? Redo walkway? ADVICE PLEASE! on 06-21-2009 at 10:26 AM
As much as I agree with the above posts on the maintenance aspect. I think that in your
situation I would want to paint the brick. I rented for a while in a neighborhood that was all
brick ranch homes...
Posted in thread: Water Leaking into Finished Basement on 06-16-2009 at 01:30 AM
Your best bet is probably a Handyman or Remodeling Contractor who deals with small jobs. I
would shy away from the chains. If you can get a recommendation that would be best. If there's
a reputable re...
Posted in thread: Tipping workers? on 12-07-2008 at 01:07 AM
I worked as a Handyman and now in remodeling on all types of projects and tips are not
expected, and not supper common. If some one has done an outstanding job and you wish to tip
them a 20 dollar bil...
Posted in thread: Plaster Ceiling on 12-03-2008 at 08:17 AM
The best way to deal with this is to paint over the affected area. Hopefully you have the paint
color for the ceiling and can just touch up the affected areas. Anything that will remove the
Posted in thread: drywall to plater on 11-29-2008 at 02:24 PM
Setting type compound or hot mud is good for filling large cracks without cracking or shrinking
so much also you have the ability to mix it thick to fill the crack. Often what I will do is
mix a small...
Posted in thread: Top layer of plaster peeling? on 11-29-2008 at 02:10 PM
What I usually us for patching is a setting type joint compound (often called hot mud) This is
the stuff that you mix yourself. it usually has the numbers 20, 45, or 90 as an indication of
the time th...