Last Activity:06-20-2012 5:40 AM
Posted in thread: Caulk removal? on 06-20-2012 at 05:40 AM
I got the thing apart - I used some of the small wooden shims like a wedge to allow my knife
blade to get inside the crack to cut the caulk. I am now in the process of cleaning up the
remnants of the ...
Posted in thread: Caulk removal? on 06-15-2012 at 06:47 AM
The plumber installed my new 2 piece shower. Only problem, the base and the walls are not
anywhere near flush, which will be a huge problem for the shower surround. So, I'd like the
remove the base fr...
Posted in thread: Old wooden doors - how well insulated? on 10-27-2011 at 07:53 PM
Thanks for the replies! My wife wants a new door. My dad says that the old door is a good one.
I am up in the air. Tru_blue hit the nail on the head. I'd rather not toss the old door just
cause it's o...
Posted in thread: Old wooden doors - how well insulated? on 10-24-2011 at 07:55 PM
That tip about the hinges is a good one. I know that the door has 2 different kinds of hinges,
and I figured that was the problem, but I will also look to see if the screws are pulling out
of the wood...
Posted in thread: Old wooden doors - how well insulated? on 10-22-2011 at 07:31 PM
My house has an entry door that either needs a ton of weatherstriping, or replacement. I sorta
like the door - it's old, solid wood, and about 1 3/4 thick. It has a big single pane window in
Posted in thread: 2ft thick stone wall removal on 09-12-2011 at 07:35 PM
Stuart - Thanks for the picture! I was imagining a metal rod when you said a needle. I'm not
certain how much hidden space I have in the ceiling, but for a 6x4 and a prop, I might have to
disturb the ...
Posted in thread: 2ft thick stone wall removal on 09-11-2011 at 04:33 PM
I am certain that they are not full width. Probably nicer looking ones on the sides that were
'seen' years ago, and smaller stuff on the inside. This is all held together with horse hair
and mud, if i...
Posted in thread: The trick behind caulk in a shower? on 09-11-2011 at 04:21 PM
The caulk pulls away from the shower walls. Could be moisture behind the walls, maybe I did not
let enough time between caulk jobs. I did let a few days for it to cure. I think the pure
Posted in thread: The trick behind caulk in a shower? on 09-10-2011 at 06:53 PM
I'm about to pull out my hair. The other year I installed a shower surround and base. Naturally
I had to caulk all of the panels once it was all on the walls and such. I have been having
Posted in thread: 2ft thick stone wall removal on 09-08-2011 at 07:04 PM
I have an old farmhouse, and I'd like to remove a section of wall. The wall is made of stone -
I have no idea of the quality of the stone, I just know it's about 2 ft thick. Years ago a