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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-06-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Drywallinfo
I would attach drywall and finish. Since you have...

I would attach drywall and finish. Since you have no idea what wiring is behind and where, use drywall screws of length to not pass through the other side of the plywood. Or fasten drywall to areas...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Drywallinfo
Yes, you are right. There is a limit to what any...

Yes, you are right. There is a limit to what any kind of tape or bead can handle.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-30-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Drywallinfo
I assume this was taped right? A special...

I assume this was taped right? A special crack-repair tape might hold up. See http://www.drywallinfo.com/drywall-news/strait-flex-crack-repair-tape/
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Drywallinfo
Another option is to tape and finish the...

Another option is to tape and finish the paneling. I just did this last summer in our basement family room. You need to make sure all edges are level with each other and then tape all seams and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-06-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Drywallinfo
My own preference is to replace any failing...

My own preference is to replace any failing concrete with a non-concrete alternative if possible. Cracked concrete is just bad news! For example, I replaced our cracked up walk with two rows of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 05-31-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Drywallinfo
Typical green treated will rot if it sits on the...

Typical green treated will rot if it sits on the ground. I always prop mine up on 2" cement pads. The ones I replaced were completely rotted where they were on the ground. The stuff you are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 05-29-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Drywallinfo
Thanks for the input!

Thanks for the input!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 05-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Drywallinfo
Advice on Porch Posts

In the photo below is shown our back porch, supported by piers spaced 10 ft apart. The porch is constructed of 2x6's running the long way, spaced 16" apart, sitting upon 6x6 beams. The back of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-27-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Drywallinfo
You might want to contact animal control and work...

You might want to contact animal control and work with them on live trapping. I do not think you want to live trap them yourself! Another option is rat poison mixed with gravy - but only do this in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Drywallinfo
Just me, but if I were selling, I would keep my...

Just me, but if I were selling, I would keep my improvements visual and cheap. All inside walls painted. All floors cleaned or refinished. Yes, patch the sidewalk. Even a meager kitchen, if clean,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-05-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
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: 827
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
Replies: 12
Views: 827
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: 578
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: 578
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: 773
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: 395
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
Views: 495
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: 155,226
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: 3,785
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: 1,287
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: 647
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: 643
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: 511
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
Replies: 6
Views: 591
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...
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