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Posted in thread: Difficulty Applying Second Coat on 10-26-2014 at 09:57 PM
I have never been so frustrated painting a door:Old cedar paneled front door. Stripped down to
the first coat. Applied latex primer without any issues. Next day applied latex semi gloss
Posted in thread: Advice on replacing main water shutoff valve on 10-10-2012 at 05:06 PM
I would like to replace the old valves that control the main water line inside the house. There
are two, one street side of the meter, and the other house side of the meter. The house side
valve has t...
Posted in thread: Basement Stairs on 08-04-2012 at 10:24 PM
Thank you, NealTW for the advice. I replaced four of the six deck screws with three inch
lengths of quarter inch lag screws. So, I think I am good.Thanks again.Rob
Posted in thread: Basement Stairs on 07-30-2012 at 07:02 PM
I replaced the bottom flight of stairs to my unfinished basement. I used a seven foot length of
pine treated 2 x 10s as the stringers. The treads are supported by 2 x 4 blocks screwed to the
Posted in thread: Bronze replacement screen material worth the extra cost? on 06-02-2012 at 11:56 PM
I am replacing some ripped screens on my wood frame window screens. The original looks like
bronze. Is bronze screen mesh significantly better than the aluminum screen material?
Posted in thread: Textured ceiling cracks? on 03-06-2012 at 03:31 PM
The discoloration on some of the cracks strongly suggests moisture is the cause. If it is
moisture, then you will need to stop the leak and let it dry out before you can stop the spread
or begin a rep...
Posted in thread: Connecting Knob and Tube to Junction Box on 02-21-2012 at 03:11 PM
It never occurred to me that they made a light fixture that had both an electric lamp and a gas
flame. I thought it was one or the other, and couldnt understand why they had both electricity
and gas g...
Posted in thread: Connecting Knob and Tube to Junction Box on 02-20-2012 at 11:34 PM
I just finished replace an old ceiling lamp. House has mostly knob and tube, and knob and tube
serviced the ceiling lamp. I wanted to know if there is a proper way to make the splice between
Posted in thread: Splitting stile on wood panel door. on 08-23-2011 at 03:40 PM
My weathered wood panel exterior door has many splits in the bottom endgrain of the hinge side
stile. The door opens at ground level, with a four inch high threshold, so the bottom is
exposed to rain ...
Posted in thread: Exterior door stile splitting. on 08-23-2011 at 03:02 PM
I am trying to rejuvenate a wood panel exterior door. It's a side door that opens at ground
level with a four inch high threshold. So, it gets a lot of exposure to rain and snow. I
removed the door an...