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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-09-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By Deacon
I can take an hour to explain everything to you...

I can take an hour to explain everything to you or I can send you to "Free Wood Floor Plans" (http://www.cobbledwoodfloors.com) so you can read their receipe for wood floor finishing. They recommend...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-04-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,799
Posted By Deacon
35 years of Home Building has taught me only a...

35 years of Home Building has taught me only a few things - A good roofer needs no tar - there are only two guarantees with concrete (1) It will get hard (2) It will crack and an experienced dry...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-04-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Deacon
I just ran across this problem ....... WOW,...

I just ran across this problem ....... WOW, remind me never to hire a drywaller from Orlando. I agree with Inspector D ... Happy Lawyer !
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-03-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By Deacon
I did notice that "Free Cobbled Wood Floor...

I did notice that "Free Cobbled Wood Floor Installation Instructions" (http://www.cobbledwoodfloors.com) receipe called for a rubber based glue when others say you can use any old mastic (water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By Deacon
You should be fine just as long as you had...

You should be fine just as long as you had atleast an 80% glue to tile ratio during initial installation.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-03-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By Deacon
The mesh over the metal corner bead trick is not...

The mesh over the metal corner bead trick is not worth much. The mesh itself causes hair line cracks in the mud finish just as soon as the ground shifts and the original cheap mesh glue breaks down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-03-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By Deacon
I see no one has any advice for a cobbled wood...

I see no one has any advice for a cobbled wood floor so I will help out those that do not know! I finally found out the answers to my questions by reading "Free Cobbled Wood Floor Installation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-01-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By Deacon
cobbled wood floors

Just wondering if anyone has ever dealt with installing a "real" cobbled wood floor?
Any thoughts and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated -
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-21-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,834
Posted By Deacon
Do not forget to use some sheetrock nails (every...

Do not forget to use some sheetrock nails (every 8") into the wall studs before you start your new tape and bed job.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-21-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,687
Posted By Deacon
Regular 1/2" sheetrock is still pretty darn cheap...

Regular 1/2" sheetrock is still pretty darn cheap and is socially "flip" acceptable too!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-20-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,715
Posted By Deacon
Just spray some water on the popcorn - allow to...

Just spray some water on the popcorn - allow to penetrate and use a scraper. If many coats of paint has already been used on the popcorn and water will not penetrate, a scraper will still do the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,553
Posted By Deacon
It depends on what brand name you have. All the...

It depends on what brand name you have. All the makers make their systems different. Mine, a Marquis Brand has a separate box in the door that is specifically made for the lighting system - for me,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-18-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,715
Posted By Deacon
Remove any loose popcorn around the area to be...

Remove any loose popcorn around the area to be patched. Tape off the spot to be patched - with some plastic hanging from the tape - this will take care of any over spray of the new popcorn...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-18-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By Deacon
You can call a reputatable carpet business and...

You can call a reputatable carpet business and they can restain the carpet to match the existing color. It may not be perfect but it should be good enough that only you will notice where the old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,374
Posted By Deacon
It sounds as though you found some plumbers that...

It sounds as though you found some plumbers that cut to many corners. Maybe they also cut corners on NOT properly securing the pipes to the framing. Water pipes always want to move because of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-16-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,177
Posted By Deacon
Go 2x4's. For Fencing, 1x's are fine for the...

Go 2x4's. For Fencing, 1x's are fine for the skin but not anything structural inbetween - unless you are placing 4x4 posts 2' on center!! 1x's split, sag and totally have a mind of their own - they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-16-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,408
Posted By Deacon
I must have been in the home building trade to...

I must have been in the home building trade to long because I find myself picking apart everything these DIY shows try showing the typical homeowner. I just love the $1,000.00/$2,000.00 remodeling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-16-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,946
Posted By Deacon
What is the size of your exisiting door? Do you...

What is the size of your exisiting door? Do you have pictures?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-16-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,721
Posted By Deacon
Mud has a shelf life of 9 months. After that, it...

Mud has a shelf life of 9 months. After that, it will spoil and mold. Hence the bad smell when opened.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-14-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,827
Posted By Deacon
Sir, So, let me get this right - If we are...

Sir,
So, let me get this right - If we are building a new home, which is not the case here, we can expect a 30% reduction within some hypothetical equation that will net you Radon guys $1,000.00...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-14-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,877
Posted By Deacon
Not only will an inconspicuous rod at the middle...

Not only will an inconspicuous rod at the middle of the bottom rail stop movement, it will also keep the bottom rail straighter.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-14-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,478
Posted By Deacon
P.S. You do not need to go overboard with the...

P.S. You do not need to go overboard with the doweling -- one on the left and one on the right will suffice. The decks natural weight will hold her down.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-14-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,478
Posted By Deacon
Just drill into the existing concrete slab with...

Just drill into the existing concrete slab with ---- let us say, with a 3/8" concrete bit. After the 3/8" holes are drilled within the existing concrete slab - install some 3/8" pins -precut to be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-14-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,827
Posted By Deacon
I lived in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. years ago during...

I lived in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. years ago during their radon scare. The original home that started the nationwide radon scare was located in Pa. There are many radon myths, and the belief that a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-14-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,046
Posted By Deacon
Just make sure that you powerwash the concrete...

Just make sure that you powerwash the concrete first. Do not acid wash - just use pressurized water - a mild detergent and a brush. Rinse Clean
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