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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-09-2009, 07:29 AM
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Posted By learning
I pulled up the floor and smoothed the...

I pulled up the floor and smoothed the underlayment. There is some improvement; I'm thinking about removing the underlayment...what do i have to lose.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-05-2009, 10:48 AM
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Views: 23,257
Posted By learning
I'm so sorry-I mean to say that its moving...

I'm so sorry-I mean to say that its moving vertically-up and down. not around. Its like its compressing or crushing the underlayment. I tried to get the underlayment flat, but what if I didnt'?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-04-2009, 07:25 AM
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Views: 23,257
Posted By learning
I should also note that despite the horizontal...

I should also note that despite the horizontal movement, the boards remain locked together.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,257
Posted By learning
My laminate floor moves when you walk on it

Howdy folks!

I'm in the process of installing a laminate floor in a 5 x 5 powder room-I'm about 3/4 done. When you walk on the new floor, it moves under your feet. The boards are locked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-17-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,325
Posted By learning
Thanks much! I've seen where you can apply a...

Thanks much!

I've seen where you can apply a coat of thinned joint compound with a paint roller-kind of like the suggestion above. Would the skim coat with the roller really work? It sounds...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-16-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,325
Posted By learning
new walls and an old ceiling

I have a very small half bath and the existing drywall is messed up. Specifically, the previous owner thought that it was a good idea to apply several coats of paint over old wallpaper paste. It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-27-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,749
Posted By learning
paint sprayer

Hello all-

I'm thinking about spray painting 4 half louvered bifold doors. I have a small compressor (the simple $300 light duty porter cable that comes with the two brad nailers). Does anyone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-25-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,983
Posted By learning
Bifold doors

I'm not sure if this thread belongs here, but what the hell.

I have a utility closet adjacent to my kitchen; its a big closet containing the washer, dryer, furnance, waterheater, etc. There are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 03-25-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,776
Posted By learning
I recently removed cheap wood paneling from...

I recently removed cheap wood paneling from drywall. Three issues: (a) nails cause a disproportionate amount of damage to the drywall; (b) constrution adhesive; (c) mold. The nail damage was easy...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 01-22-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,771
Posted By learning
Thanks a lot Glenn. The vent is galvanized and...

Thanks a lot Glenn. The vent is galvanized and gas line is black.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 01-16-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,771
Posted By learning
I moved into my home about 2.5 years ago. ...

I moved into my home about 2.5 years ago. Checking the dryer duct was on the list, but I had about a dozen other "immediate" safety issues.

Anywho, I went down to the crawl space, untied the...
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