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Posted in thread: Bowed door sill... on 02-22-2016 at 08:03 AM
So my out of warranty 10 yr old French patio door sticks to the point that I cannot open it due
to water getting under it from the outside and causing the particle board to swell. I realize
that it sh...
Posted in thread: Ryobi TC-200 on 12-19-2015 at 10:38 PM
anyone use one? Does it make a mess?
Posted in thread: Running a new line - conduit? on 12-19-2015 at 09:15 PM
I currently have an original 2-wire asbestos insulated line carrying 120v to an outlet on the
brick facade of my 75 yr old home in Pittsburgh, Pa. I plan to run a new wire from the box to
the outlet t...
Posted in thread: Subfloor and Kitchen Countertops... on 12-12-2015 at 08:31 PM
I am the most concerned about moving the 2 'L-shaped' sections (56" x 46" and 56" x 63" with
standard 25" depth) that weigh ~180 lbs and 220 lbs, respectively. [*]Is there a trick to avoid
Posted in thread: Subfloor and Kitchen Countertops... on 12-07-2015 at 10:39 AM
You have a poor sub floor, that's why it's cracking. 1 X 6's should have had decking screws
added and the whole floor gone over with 1/2 thick subfloor rated plywood. Then 1/4" tile board
set in thin ...
Posted in thread: Subfloor and Kitchen Countertops... on 12-07-2015 at 08:11 AM
House is in Pittsburgh, Pa, built in 1940s. I have tile throughout my 1st floor hallway and
kitchen. That is (1) ugly and (2) cracking on some of the grout lines. Appears to be 1/4
plywood over felt o...
Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-30-2015 at 03:27 AM
This is a true stone wall that had crumbling mortar that I largely removed, it looks like this
pic, but with dark stones and white pointing: you for your input!
Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-29-2015 at 09:16 PM
I have a retaining wall that needs to be repointed. What mortar do I use? Specifically, I want
to match the thin bright white decorative mortar layer applied to the surface. Do I need to
allow open jo...
Posted in thread: Tile over a fireplace with drywall over the brick on 08-18-2014 at 07:02 AM
My brother (gotta love him), has a house where one interior wall is brick with a fireplace, a
brick hearth that runs the length of that wall and 2 brick cubby holes for wood storage. He
wants to tile ...
Posted in thread: 8ft section of cinder block bowing on 07-12-2014 at 10:57 AM
I am describing my parents house, 2 levels and a basement in Western Pennsylvania built ~1960.
In 1991 we noticed cracking and bowing of an 8ft section of the basement wall. I dug up the
water supply ...