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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-05-2014, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Drywallinfo
I think the window idea might be the best,...

I think the window idea might be the best, easiest, and cheapest option - just make sure to use the proper size header since it is load bearing. If you need to patch up your drywall afterward, check...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Drywallinfo
Is the corner brace that is underneath metal type...

Is the corner brace that is underneath metal type fastened with screws, or it is it the type that is metal covered with paper and flaps that is mudded on? I am guessing it is the type that is mudded...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-12-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Drywallinfo
In the lowest photo it almost looks like you have...

In the lowest photo it almost looks like you have metal corner bead with paper tape up to the corner? If this is the case, then you could remove that paper tape entirely and fill. If you have metal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Drywallinfo
That makes sense. Often, stains will all of a...

That makes sense. Often, stains will all of a sudden just show up as they bleed through with time. To cover this, get a really good stain blocking primer, like the best one Kilz makes. Then repaint.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Drywallinfo
Almost looks like you had a lot of moisture build...

Almost looks like you had a lot of moisture build up on the walls and it dripped down. Does not look like mold. Is this a bathroom? If so, is there a vent used when taking baths and showers?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Drywallinfo
I had to do some popcorn ceiling blend-in when we...

I had to do some popcorn ceiling blend-in when we did a remodel. I tried the spray products - these were a disaster for me. Finally, I found that using paint with texture grit was the answer. See...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Drywallinfo
Has the cold weather caused your slab to move...

Has the cold weather caused your slab to move about? This is what screws up my door. The movement can take a freely moving door and turn it into a first class headache.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Drywallinfo
If this is granite I don't know if there is an...

If this is granite I don't know if there is an easy way - an industrial grade diamond blade saw would be needed. You don't need much clearance for the stove. In our kitchen I have about 1/8" to spare...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 01-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 149,833
Posted By Drywallinfo
Would not meeting the syphon requirement with a...

Would not meeting the syphon requirement with a high loop cause this? See http://www.structuretech1.com/2010/07/dishwasher-drain/ And it seems this would apply to any dishwasher.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 01-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,575
Posted By Drywallinfo
What you need to get, either buy or rent, is an...

What you need to get, either buy or rent, is an ozone-generating air purifier. This will actually destroy the odors by oxidizing (and breaking apart) the organic molecules that create the smell....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Drywallinfo
I have an inexpensive vent kit that I picked up...

I have an inexpensive vent kit that I picked up at Menards. See http://www.menards.com/main/bath/bath-fans/broan-roof-vent-kit/p-189618-c-5869.htm Our bathroom vent vents straight up through an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Drywallinfo
Well, if you finds that what you have bugs you,...

Well, if you finds that what you have bugs you, split the difference and make a 3/16" gap at each corner. Insert a tiny bit of shim material at each corner as well to the shelf sits tight to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-07-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Drywallinfo
Drywall Crack Repair

You will want to retape this - just filling it will quickly crack again. Personally, I like paper tape cause it is easy to snag mesh if you are overcoating. If this is already a taped seam, you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Drywallinfo
And get a backup unit too!

And get a backup unit too!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-02-2014, 10:25 AM
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Views: 413
Posted By Drywallinfo
Interesting! I guess for a nice straight corner...

Interesting! I guess for a nice straight corner this would work well. You would fasten the piece and then take out the V. For a not so straight corner you might have problems. Still, for an outside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Drywallinfo
To be sure, turn the lights on for 4+ hours and...

To be sure, turn the lights on for 4+ hours and feel the ceiling above them. But frankly I do not see these bulbs at that distance causing scorching heat. I would guess that you have the "ghosting"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-05-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Drywallinfo
And you should use a magic marker or sharpie and...

And you should use a magic marker or sharpie and label the date of your compound on the lid so you can dispose of it in a timely manner.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-01-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Drywallinfo
Sounds like you put some of your own tap water...

Sounds like you put some of your own tap water back into the bucket? The rotten egg smell can come from an iron-loving bacteria present in high-iron water. We have a little of it in our water.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-29-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Drywallinfo
You can insulate this pipe with a few cans of...

You can insulate this pipe with a few cans of expanding foam. A rigid foam like this will not absorb any moisture should it seep out at a joint or seam and will in fact seal it in. This will work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-24-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Drywallinfo
Have you tried pipe dope yet? On a hot water...

Have you tried pipe dope yet? On a hot water heater I had, this was the only thing that stopped a leak at a fitting. And it held up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-24-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By Drywallinfo
I would use a random orbit sander, like the one...

I would use a random orbit sander, like the one made by Makita - see pic at http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4138wheT0pL._SX425_.jpg
I had a bunch of repairs on hardboard siding when I had to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Drywallinfo
And remember that there are parts inside the...

And remember that there are parts inside the microwave that can severely shock you even after the microwave is unplugged. So be careful if you try to fix it.

Our first microwave was this little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-17-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,524
Posted By Drywallinfo
Drywall over the insulation would do it. And it...

Drywall over the insulation would do it. And it would be fairly easy since no taping would be needed. You would, however, want to put an edge bead over each edge to give you a clean edge up against...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 11-16-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By Drywallinfo
We have one outside cat. And I am yet to see it...

We have one outside cat. And I am yet to see it crap anywhere but in some sand we have or other place I am yet to stumble upon, but yes, it would probably crap in a sandbox. Our cat stays on our...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 11-16-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By Drywallinfo
Did your cat problem get resolved? I used to not...

Did your cat problem get resolved? I used to not be a cat person til we actually got a few as outdoor cats (we are in the country). The days of mice scurrying on our basement ceiling, chewed up spark...
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