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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-19-2014, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Basbousa
My main concern about the exposed pipe wasn't...

My main concern about the exposed pipe wasn't necessarily cosmetic, but whether it would be vulnerable in any way. If it's only a cosmetic issue, I'm fine with the plant stuck in front :)

Here is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2014, 03:58 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By Basbousa
Yep the previous owner was definitely a DIY'er,...

Yep the previous owner was definitely a DIY'er, but I think he kind of did what he thought was best rather than consult pros or more experienced people like yourselves.

Any suggestions for how to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By Basbousa
That makes perfect sense. Thanks for the link,...

That makes perfect sense. Thanks for the link, that was helpful to read. Can you explain why I have to remove the black adhesive/mastic? Will nothing stick to it? I was thinking peel and stick...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2014, 03:33 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By Basbousa
This part of the house is over a concrete slab. ...

This part of the house is over a concrete slab. The rest of the house is basement.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By Basbousa
Updated photos

Alright, so I started at the other end (the front door) and peeled back the carpet... and this is what I found.

You can also see that by the door, there's a water pipe coming in, and it's barely...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-07-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Basbousa
Oh my. I have been thinking about using self...

Oh my. I have been thinking about using self leveling concrete in the bathroom... I'll bet you're right. The previous owner did a lot of work himself, and unfortunately, not all of it was done...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-06-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By Basbousa
Sorry, I should have been more specific. I...

Sorry, I should have been more specific.

I love the vinyl flooring and I'm keeping it. It's in the kitchen. The stuff under the carpet is the entry way, which borders the kitchen. The carpet is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By Basbousa
Identify this substance

I've recently become the proud owner of a 1938 home which needs quite a bit of work. I am hoping to do most of it myself.

I recently looked under the thin carpet that covers the entry way... and...
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