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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-30-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,128
Posted By Square Eye
PL Sealants & Adhesives...

PL Sealants & Adhesives (http://www.stickwithpl.com/Products/detail.asp?PLProductID=12)
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Available at contractor's suppliers. Usually...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-30-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,401
Posted By Square Eye
Depends on the type of texture and the finish you...

Depends on the type of texture and the finish you want.
Better read the labels, instructions or the manufacturer's web site first!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-30-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,825
Posted By Square Eye
Well, actually... You should never double a vapor...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-26-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Posted By Square Eye
Well, It's not good That beam has been...

Well, It's not good
That 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....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 11-26-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,429
Posted By Square Eye
It's been eliminated due to abuse, I suppose......

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
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-24-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By Square Eye
The source of load, that is causing the...

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. Nearly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,664
Posted By Square Eye
Sad sad sad... My experience in this same...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-24-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By Square Eye
Use a chemical paint stripper and a small brush...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-24-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,932
Posted By Square Eye
No, sorry.. Thinset will only mask the underlying...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-24-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By Square Eye
Lay the door on padded or otherwise protected saw...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-24-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 44,899
Posted By Square Eye
That is possible, but you may be better off to...

That is possible, but you may be better off to replace those failed sections. It's extremely hard to get a good footing under existing work. You could easily end up with the same problem later down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-21-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,186
Posted By Square Eye
You could run batts or continuous lengths of...

You could run batts or continuous lengths of fiberglass between the perlins. The vapor barrier on the bottom would prevent condensation under the metal.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-21-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,750
Posted By Square Eye
Scrape off the loose plaster and patch it where...

Scrape off the loose plaster and patch it where it stops coming off. There could be so many causes for the loose plaster it would be impossible to tell you exactly why (from my desk here) but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-21-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By Square Eye
A picture would certainly help us to see what you...

A picture would certainly help us to see what you have to work with. Angled metal brackets are rarely a secure fix for a stair railing. To answer your question accurately, we really need to know how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-18-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,318
Posted By Square Eye
When you say "vent into the garage", Are you...

When you say "vent into the garage", Are you saying you want to vent exhaust into the garage or are you trying to control the temperature in the garage??
Building codes do not allow a shared heat...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-13-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,914
Posted By Square Eye
Well dang, I have no pictures but it's fairly...

Well dang, I have no pictures but it's fairly typical in church basements and government buildings around here. Drywall on bottom would need to be at least flush with the face of the paneling or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,914
Posted By Square Eye
You could, go up a bit higher and do a wainscot...

You could, go up a bit higher and do a wainscot (plaster looking drywall bottom / paneled top) with a chair rail at the break line
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-12-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 45,042
Posted By Square Eye
http://www.faucetdepot.com/faucetdepot/ProductDeta...

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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-09-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,347
Posted By Square Eye
Looks like you're having big fun :) The pics...

Looks like you're having big fun :)
The pics are GREAT!
Thanks a ton for sharing. I'm sure we'll be referring folks to these pics for examples for quite a while.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 11-09-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,573
Posted By Square Eye
A 6" grinder with a diamond wheel is usually the...

A 6" grinder with a diamond wheel is usually the best. But the dust is a killer. Backer board should not be necessary but you do need a smooth surface You might be better off to apply a couple of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By Square Eye
The pros use an architect for the additional...

The pros use an architect for the additional space then an interior designer uses the architects drawings to make the most of your new space.
So, I'd say both :)

BUT

InspectorD is dead on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-09-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,704
Posted By Square Eye
Maybe he called a local pro?

Maybe he called a local pro?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-09-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,002
Posted By Square Eye
Will, I gotta agree with Speedy... Your best...

Will,
I gotta agree with Speedy...
Your best option would be to call an electrician in and stay out of the electrical.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-04-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Square Eye
Filling without tape might be ok if you could...

Filling without tape might be ok if you could keep it from falling out when it dries. Might be better to use the mesh tape and crush it through the tape to fill the wide cracks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Square Eye
A 1/4" crack filled with joint compound will...

A 1/4" crack filled with joint compound will crack. Re-fill it with compound when it does and again if you need to. You can fill a larger crack but you really need to use a fiberglass mesh tape so...
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