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  • Posted in thread: Have to use oil enamel paint on interior wood doors? on 03-07-2010 at 05:56 AM
    There are LATEX enamel paints for indoors.Enamel is very durable and washable.Don't use and
    EXTERIOR enamel inside because of harmful VOCs

  • Posted in thread: buckling basement floor on 03-07-2010 at 05:53 AM
    I don't think that your floor is coming UP but rather, your footer(s) are sinking down from
    poor soil or erosion underneath.Look in your phonebook for PIERING CONTRACTORS. If there are
    none, go on-lin...

  • Posted in thread: Basement wall sliding in on 03-07-2010 at 05:50 AM
    Tou're going to need "soldier beams" every 4 feet or so.These woulb be 5" steel I beams about
    10 feet tall. You would dig a hole (1 at a time) about 3 feet deep next to the wall. Purt the
    base of the ...

  • Posted in thread: website for exterior color matching on 03-07-2010 at 05:12 AM
    Most DEDICATED paint stores have style sheets that combine several colors for base, highlite
    and trim.I'd check these out. Web sites won't give you accurate real life color

  • Posted in thread: windows or siding first? on 03-06-2010 at 03:13 PM
    Windows must be 1st so you can properly flah the siding to prevent wind blown leaks.

  • Posted in thread: Making a Lawn from Mud on 02-20-2010 at 08:06 AM
    I agree. Wait for the ground to dry out. You can't grade mud anyway. A machine can sink in this
    stuff and crush underground utilities too!

  • Posted in thread: Insulate/Vent new attic home office on 02-20-2010 at 08:04 AM
    I like your graphic you made with keyboard strokes. This was pretty ingenious.

  • Posted in thread: Old basmeent reno advice on 02-16-2010 at 01:29 AM
    Be sure to add a dehumidifier or you'l get that musty smell everyone hates.

  • Posted in thread: Mold in wall from leaking roof on 02-16-2010 at 01:26 AM
    I'd at least get a mold test kit from your local home improvement store. You have to mail them
    into a lab and they'll send you the results.

  • Posted in thread: Old basmeent reno advice on 02-14-2010 at 01:51 PM
    Once you do get the water and insulation problems solved, don't forget dehumidification. High
    humidity is natural in a basement and will show up later as a "musty smell" if you don't run a


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