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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-21-2010, 04:43 PM
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Posted By BenzMama
We 'laid' subflooring (only used 1/2" OSB to...

We 'laid' subflooring (only used 1/2" OSB to reduce weight) screwed to the ceiling joists, just as you'd do for regular floor application into floor joists. The planks were attached with a nail gun...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-20-2010, 07:54 PM
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Posted By BenzMama
Bamboo flooring ~ on the ceiling! (pic)

Was told it couldn't be done by some vendors while others just scratched their heads at my idea. Well, it CAN be done & it's gorgeous!! This is our new 18x20 den ceiling which replaced the old drop...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-20-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By BenzMama
Great advice! Thanks so much. Your insight has...

Great advice! Thanks so much. Your insight has certainly gotten us closer to getting a job well done. Now we'll just have to coordinate everything ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By BenzMama
Can't get a better recommendation than from a...

Can't get a better recommendation than from a roofing contractor! Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any certified installers in the Charlotte NC area so we'll have to bring one in for the job....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-20-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By BenzMama
Any personal experience w/these shingles?

We're in the research stage of a new roof. A type which we are leaning heavily toward is composite ~ stone-covered metal. Decra is 1 brand of these. Tho they offer styles in tile, slate & shingle,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-05-2009, 06:31 AM
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Posted By BenzMama
Best paint to refresh metal lawn chairs?

Spring has sprung & our front patio chairs need to be refreshed. They are the old metal kind that allow you to 'bounce' while seated. Plans are to clean well, sand & then paint. What metal paint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 04-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,242
Posted By BenzMama
Thanks! Got the Contec PL400 on my list. That...

Thanks! Got the Contec PL400 on my list. That will also save a bunch of mason bits! Now just need to decide on the final design of trim moulding...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-31-2009, 08:44 PM
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Posted By BenzMama
Covering brick mantle with wood

We currently have a brick mantle over our fireplace & plans are to top it with wood. The brick mantle currently is made up of 5 rows of brick, each stepping back 1/2" - 3/4" from the row above, then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-16-2009, 07:50 AM
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Posted By BenzMama
Wood mantle over brick (pic)

Plans are to install a wood mantle over the current 73" brick one. As you can see, the bricks step down in depth size: 7.75 > 6.25 > 5.75 > 5 > 4.25 (total of 10.25 in height), then solid brick face...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-31-2008, 07:23 AM
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Views: 1,683
Posted By BenzMama
You may want to take your DW to the store to see...

You may want to take your DW to the store to see if she could manipulate this comfortably. I found it too heavy for me to use above shoulder height.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-31-2008, 07:20 AM
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Views: 1,091
Posted By BenzMama
The recipe I use for weeds is 3 qts vinegar + 1/4...

The recipe I use for weeds is 3 qts vinegar + 1/4 c salt + big squirt of liquid dish soap. Swish to mix & top w/1 qt water. Squirt a stream (rather than spray) into center of weeds prior to hottest...
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