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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-07-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,657
Posted By Big Red
Well, structures move around AND you get a lot of...

Well, structures move around AND you get a lot of drying of new wood and that can cause cracks. I have cracks where the ceiling and the wall meets in my new home. I attribute my situation to truss...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-07-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 38,344
Posted By Big Red
The problem with that way is that the baseboard...

The problem with that way is that the baseboard should be permanent to the room. Carpet comes and goes. You should never have to remove shoe molding to replace carpet.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-06-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 38,344
Posted By Big Red
I always do this the way the carpet installer...

I always do this the way the carpet installer said. I've heard that some carpet installers,today, say to mount baseboards ontop of carpet. I think that's just wrong. In the future, another carpet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-06-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By Big Red
Well, I'm not trying to be sarcastic, but this is...

Well, I'm not trying to be sarcastic, but this is why it's important to do some homework and to research the proper techniques before doing something for the first time. My dad once told me,"Just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-12-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,011
Posted By Big Red
There are pulls out there that have a real small...

There are pulls out there that have a real small base on them and look like they would fit those doors. I have doors with lots of ribbon molding on them and my pulls have the small base. I got them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-12-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,826
Posted By Big Red
You should be able to find one at a good plumbing...

You should be able to find one at a good plumbing supplier. I have one I bought years ago but haven't seen them in most stores.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,570
Posted By Big Red
Maybe I can suggest something you haven't thought...

Maybe I can suggest something you haven't thought of. I used to work lots of nights and had to sleep thru all that sunshine for days on end. I had drapes made with a liner called a solar shield. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-10-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,045
Posted By Big Red
Well, this is a touchy question because everyone...

Well, this is a touchy question because everyone does these things differently. I've found these to be MOSTLY threaded in. Do you have an access panel to get to the tub plumbing? If not, maybe you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-10-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By Big Red
Grout joint spacing seems to be all over the...

Grout joint spacing seems to be all over the place, but some recommend 1/8".
I've laid this size tile on a very large floor surface and used 1/4". It looked great. Yes--use cement board as Mary Jo...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-10-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Big Red
When I did this, I went with the aluminum...

When I did this, I went with the aluminum bullnose trim that is screwed to the stair edge. It looked very good and you can trim them with a hacksaw and file. Always talk with your flooring supply...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By Big Red
You don't have to worry so much about centering...

You don't have to worry so much about centering when using mosaics. But I would be careful and maybe do some dry laying to be sure you don't end up with some little tiny piece that can BARELY be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-10-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By Big Red
Yeah, been there, done that. Some of the experts...

Yeah, been there, done that. Some of the experts might have some really good ideas for you. But when I did this I used one of those putty knives with a chisel edge on it and a hammer to get most of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-10-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Big Red
Try those molly type anchors that have the large...

Try those molly type anchors that have the large threads on them. You just screw them into the drywall with a phillips driver. The larger ones will hold 60 pounds!!! They also sell a smaller...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-10-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,449
Posted By Big Red
I just joined this forum and so that is why my...

I just joined this forum and so that is why my reply is a little late and by now you have your granite. Yes, granite was worth the cost to me. Its look is far superior to man made countertops,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-10-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By Big Red
Use wallpaper paste remover to be sure you have...

Use wallpaper paste remover to be sure you have all the glue off. You can use the kind you mix with water. It works very well. You might have repairs to do. And you may have to lightly sand the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-10-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,182
Posted By Big Red
I agree with all of the ubove replies. And here...

I agree with all of the ubove replies. And here is another thing to check. Do these vents exist out the roof? If they do, and have no screen/raincap combination, then birds and hornets can make...
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