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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 453
Posted By mako1
I really don't understand what you are trying to...

I really don't understand what you are trying to do.What kind of shape was your concrete floor in before you started tinkering with it? What do you expect to achieve?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-14-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By mako1
I'm with oldog .Get it out and get rid of it.Why...

I'm with oldog .Get it out and get rid of it.Why would you want to use the same stuff again?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By mako1
I agree the nosing should be cut but think using...

I agree the nosing should be cut but think using the die grinder will leave an unacceptable cut.A dovetail saw,.Japanese pull saw, multi tool with a GOOD blade would all give you a better result.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By mako1
Is'nt it time to move on and quit all the...

Is'nt it time to move on and quit all the conjecture?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By mako1
Neal:You are correct but it does help and some...

Neal:You are correct but it does help and some help is better than none at all.In central IL with the varied seasons we get it also helps the concrete from cracking to a point.This is why rebar on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By mako1
Mesh does help with change in temperature from...

Mesh does help with change in temperature from one season to the next.Also if installed properly,when your concrete cracks, which it will,helps keep the two pieces on the same plane.It ties them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By mako1
No.I never thought of it before because I have...

No.I never thought of it before because I have been building homes for 40 years and have never seen it done that way.Your attic should be ventilated from the soffits on the eaves thru the top of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,031
Posted By mako1
Villa:We've got a similar one we use that will do...

Villa:We've got a similar one we use that will do 12 foot in a pass.Vibrates and screeds all at once.Should not be to expensive to rent as they are not real expensive to buy as far as that type of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-26-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By mako1
Neal:of course your correct.I explained it...

Neal:of course your correct.I explained it badly.We always run vented soffit on the eaves and finish the fascia and soffits on the gable ends to match.Still no reason to insualate an overhang on a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By mako1
I don't mean to sound insensitive.Your sitting in...

I don't mean to sound insensitive.Your sitting in a mobile home with the floors falling out of it yet on a computer paying for an internet connection?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By mako1
Looks like there is metal corner bead on the OS...

Looks like there is metal corner bead on the OS corners that has come loose to begin with.Filling these gaps along the edge of it will not hold up.The bead needs to be taken off and replaced...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By mako1
The overhang on the gable end should have been...

The overhang on the gable end should have been open to the attic.Then you could have installed a vented soffit and ran the j channel for the siding up to it.Ventilating the attic in place of sealing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By mako1
Beachguy has a very good point.They need to be...

Beachguy has a very good point.They need to be flashed or weathproofed first.I would use pvc lumber.Something like Azek for the trim.The big box stores carry it in white but Certanteed and some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By mako1
Just saw another post of yours on the same topic...

Just saw another post of yours on the same topic stating that you live in a condo.It would have been good of you to have posted this info in one post.If the condo you live in is multi story and you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By mako1
I heard $3- $8? What does this mean? A sf or...

I heard $3- $8? What does this mean? A sf or what?How thick will this concrete be and what is going to support it?
There is a reason that the only houses you see with conctete floors are slab on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 08-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By mako1
I would think it would be dangerous and scar the...

I would think it would be dangerous and scar the hell out of the table.Plus sending all kinds of dust into the motor.You know it will bind.A block is not going to run thru a tablesaw smoothly.
Use...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By mako1
Could be a number of things.I doubt it's the...

Could be a number of things.I doubt it's the load.Could be a bad install.No moisture barrier.Usually when this happens ion a basement it is moisture related in some way.Make the landlord take care of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-16-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By mako1
I think Bud's suggestion is a good one.Need to...

I think Bud's suggestion is a good one.Need to make sure all of your walls are in good shape and solid before installing these surrounds .If you try the Great stuff foam make sure you use the non...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By mako1
I would not use a keyhole slot and double backed...

I would not use a keyhole slot and double backed tape on a mirror of this size and weight.Especially in a moist environment .I have done several of these and hang the mirror on the wall with mastic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By mako1
And they will probably require a structural...

And they will probably require a structural engineer to sign off on the plans.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By mako1
To dig a post hole with a shovel to a depth of 4'...

To dig a post hole with a shovel to a depth of 4' you would have a huge diameter hole.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By mako1
A mitre saw and a table saw are made for making...

A mitre saw and a table saw are made for making thru cuts.A router is not.IMHO it would be the worst tool for the job
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By mako1
I don't understand how the inset of the hinge...

I don't understand how the inset of the hinge would make the doors to wide.Can you post a pic?There are many different overlays you can buy.I'm guessing this is your problem in place if the inset.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By mako1
Do not attempt to fix the dings and...

Do not attempt to fix the dings and dents.Anything you will do will hurt the original finish and you don't want to refinish a piece like that.If you insist on having it refinished.have a pro do it.A...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-05-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By mako1
From the pics all I can see rotten is the brick...

From the pics all I can see rotten is the brick mold.You can take it off and replace with new for about $7 a stick.
Said you were a car guy.If some of the lower portion of the jamb is in bad shape...
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