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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-18-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By soparklion11
Tile over a fireplace with drywall over the brick

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-12-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By soparklion11
8ft section of cinder block bowing

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-22-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By soparklion11
Ceiling joint cracks due to lack of tape?

My house was built in the 1940s and apparently WWII had the craftsmen understandably distracted. My kitchen ceiling has a multitude of cracks consistent with the dimensions of the drywall boards used...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-30-2012, 07:33 PM
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Posted By soparklion11
Thank you both for the replies. Simplefloors...

Thank you both for the replies. Simplefloors recommends following the grain of the existing floors, but when I shopped at two local hardwood floor suppliers they advised to go with either 3/8"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-28-2012, 04:41 PM
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Posted By soparklion11
Installing hardwood over OLD pine floors...

I own a 120 yr old row house. The bedroom floors are the original 3/4" x 2 1/2" pine directly attached to the joists. The floor has been sanded and refinished twice. They are in bad shape (big...
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