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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-27-2012, 02:03 PM
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Views: 655
Posted By TheMcs
about to begin room addition

We're about to break ground on a room addition off the back of the house and I've got one "small" detail to figure beforehand.
It will be a 16x12 room with a concrete patio on 3 sides. 8' on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-18-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,921
Posted By TheMcs
That's just fantastic news. :rolleyes: We...

That's just fantastic news. :rolleyes:
We removed the original 2x4 trim (from '78) and most of it was rotted.


I'll have to look into that. Unfortunately our remodel budget was shot by the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-17-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,130
Posted By TheMcs
Because he asked if the laminate should go under...

Because he asked if the laminate should go under or around the cabinets. Do you think it should go under? That would be something new for me.


How does answering a question imply that there's a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-17-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,921
Posted By TheMcs
Thanks again. I'll plan on removing anything not...

Thanks again. I'll plan on removing anything not adhered well.

Climate here is all over the place. Last week was close to 0, today it's about 80. The summers get up to 110-115 some years. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,921
Posted By TheMcs
Thanks Richard. I'll have to look when I get...

Thanks Richard. I'll have to look when I get home at which DAP it was. I know I've got some 230 on my shelf but don't think that's what was used for the bulk of the project. Can I go over the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-17-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,616
Posted By TheMcs
From what I can tell in the pictures, only the...

From what I can tell in the pictures, only the current overlay has failed, not the driveway itself. Given that only the overlay needs to be removed at which time the driveway can be assessed. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,616
Posted By TheMcs
Just thought of a couple more things to help out;...

Just thought of a couple more things to help out;

If you're driveway underneath moves (cracks), the epoxy stone will crack with it given enough movement. From what I can see this shouldn't be a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,616
Posted By TheMcs
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gmccourt/dr...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gmccourt/driveway3.jpg

If I am seeing this right, #1 is your overlay and #2 is your actual driveway.
Remove the overlay completely, then thoroughly clean...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,616
Posted By TheMcs
Looks like we posted at the same time. Let me...

Looks like we posted at the same time. Let me know if you have an questions on the spoxy stone, as I said I've got a lot of experience with it. I quit installing it a few years ago but still have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,616
Posted By TheMcs
Your overlay is cracking (obviously) and failing....

Your overlay is cracking (obviously) and failing.

I don't like acid stain on concrete, it requires resealing on a regular basis (which wasn't done to yours, or it wouldn't be faded) and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-16-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,130
Posted By TheMcs
I'd install the cabinets first. You can use...

I'd install the cabinets first. You can use laminate flooring in a kitchen or bath, you just have to take some precautions. Get the matching caulk for your floor, and run a very small bead in each...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-16-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,921
Posted By TheMcs
exterior 1x4 trim

Hey all. I'm in the process of redoing all the exterior trim on my house, which we had "professionally" done last year. Horrible gaps, angles, etc are the issues I'm correcting. I've done the...
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