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Posted in thread: Redoing tiles around gas fireplace on 11-30-2008 at 07:52 AM
PL Sealants & Adhesives at contractor's suppliers. Usually not available at the big box
stores. PL products are professional grade. They supply the big box stores with just enough
product to make you...
Posted in thread: Texture: paint first or prime first? on 11-30-2008 at 07:45 AM
Depends on the type of texture and the finish you want.Better read the labels, instructions or
the manufacturer's web site first!
Posted in thread: Can I double vapor barrier?? on 11-30-2008 at 06:52 AM
Well, actually... You should never double a vapor barrier. When a wall does get wet, you could
end up with moisture between the vapor barriers and it will mold before it dries. This has been
an issue ...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 11-26-2008 at 04:32 PM
Well, It's not goodThat beam has been compromised by the crack and split but from here, I have
no idea what kind of load you have on it. You might pull a string under it and check the
deflection. If t...
Posted in thread: The Ten Commandments Of House Repair Talk on 11-26-2008 at 04:24 PM
It's been eliminated due to abuse, I suppose... There are too many other ways to sell an item
or 2 to worry about why you can't post a sale here. sorry
Posted in thread: ceiling beginning to sag on 11-24-2008 at 06:28 PM
The source of load, that is causing the deflection needs to be determined. It could be an odd
brace in the attic, it could be a sinking support under the house, maybe a bad ceiling joist.
Posted in thread: How many wires in a conduit? on 11-24-2008 at 06:14 PM
Sad sad sad... My experience in this same situation has been completely subject to the local
area's electrical inspector. We could argue with each other, we could argue with the inspector
but the insp...
Posted in thread: Sanding details on cabinets for refinishing on 11-24-2008 at 06:04 PM
Use a chemical paint stripper and a small brush to apply it just to that area. Then a handful
of saw dust rubbed and ground into the detailed cut will work the paint loose. An old
toothbrush will fini...
Posted in thread: crumbling brick wall on 11-24-2008 at 05:56 PM
No, sorry.. Thinset will only mask the underlying problem temporarily. It will pop off and you
will have an even larger mess to deal with. You have one of those situations where a qualified
Posted in thread: Solid Fir Nine Light, Glazing? on 11-24-2008 at 05:47 PM
Lay the door on padded or otherwise protected saw horses.Cut a 2 inch by 12 inch slot in a 2
foot square piece of plywood.Clamp the plywood to the door over the mullions using the slot as
an edge guid...