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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-01-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,361
Posted By mikemeier
Their warranty service is pretty good. they would...

Their warranty service is pretty good. they would probably send you a new one if you call.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-17-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,702
Posted By mikemeier
You can check out legato carpet tiles. They have...

You can check out legato carpet tiles. They have the padding attached and are not glued in. They look like traditional residential carpeting and are designed for high traffic areas prone to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-17-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,827
Posted By mikemeier
3m used to make a shrink wrap for windows. You...

3m used to make a shrink wrap for windows. You just press it up against the wall and shrink it with a hair dryer.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-08-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,832
Posted By mikemeier
It is probably sticking because of swelling due...

It is probably sticking because of swelling due to moisture absorbtion because the door edges haven't been painted yet. Pick a dry warm day to paint it (preferably when the door isn't sticking).
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-07-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,832
Posted By mikemeier
When you paint your door make sure you get all 6...

When you paint your door make sure you get all 6 sides (the bottom depending on the type of wheatherstripping. Also, most weather stripping around the door jamb can slide out easily for painting....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-06-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,475
Posted By mikemeier
Was there water damage? It kind of looks like...

Was there water damage? It kind of looks like there were some watermarks. If so, I would tear it out and replace it. Just make sure you figure out where the water is coming from and fix that before...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-06-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By mikemeier
The gila frosting film works fairly well for...

The gila frosting film works fairly well for privacy, as long as you are more than a few feet away they will only see a blurry dark shadow.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-06-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,604
Posted By mikemeier
check to see if there is an expansion gap under...

check to see if there is an expansion gap under the baseboards as well. That extra room is meant to prevent/reduce buckling.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,165
Posted By mikemeier
Many realtors will tout that a home has Anderson...

Many realtors will tout that a home has Anderson windows in the listing. They are not only one of the most attractive windows, but the quality is excellent considering all of the options that you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By mikemeier
When I bought my first house the lady had let her...

When I bought my first house the lady had let her dogs come and go for a week while she was on vacation (doggy door). The urine had soaked through the carpet through the pad, and into the subfloor....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-29-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,877
Posted By mikemeier
If you are replacing partial supports you might...

If you are replacing partial supports you might want to consider sandwiching it between two longer pieces of lumber. That could help shore up the break.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-26-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,475
Posted By mikemeier
Can you send a picture?

Can you send a picture?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-26-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,092
Posted By mikemeier
You could also try a mail in mold test kit. Most...

You could also try a mail in mold test kit. Most home centers sell them. It will at least tell you what kind of mold you have. Some aren't as bad as others, but all will usually affect allergies and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By mikemeier
If they vent to the attic there is usually...

If they vent to the attic there is usually moisture trouble. Probably the only reason woodchuck doesn't have any trouble is there is probably more than adequate venting and he doesn't live in an area...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-23-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 34,557
Posted By mikemeier
Better yet use the butyl flashing instead of the...

Better yet use the butyl flashing instead of the paper. It sticks to everything forever.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,560
Posted By mikemeier
If you have a skylight that is leaking, the worst...

If you have a skylight that is leaking, the worst thing you could do is to caulk it from the inside. The water will just go somewhere else. Skylight installs are tricky and depending on how much...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-19-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,795
Posted By mikemeier
I have heard that fiberglass resin is pretty...

I have heard that fiberglass resin is pretty tough. You could try it on a piece of scrap and see how it works. The bottom line is that the top coat is only as tough as what is below it. If you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-19-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By mikemeier
If it's MDF and you're looking for an easy out...

If it's MDF and you're looking for an easy out (paint and caulking) I would just do a miter cut. It's not as perfect though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-19-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,212
Posted By mikemeier
I agree with Daryl I always pull trim off of one...

I agree with Daryl I always pull trim off of one side three weeks before I plan my project. It's the only acurate way to know the rough opening. Remember that the size listed on the new door is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-19-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,560
Posted By mikemeier
I would wash down the ceiling with a tsp...

I would wash down the ceiling with a tsp solution. Depending on how much mold is left you might want to spray a mildewcide on it if it is not too deep in the drywall. Are the holes dents? If so you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-19-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,357
Posted By mikemeier
I would wait closer to six months until all of...

I would wait closer to six months until all of the moisture is out. The tint from the chemicals bleed out about that long and will probably show through your paint.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-19-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,774
Posted By mikemeier
If it was done recently and poorly you might...

If it was done recently and poorly you might consider softening it with hot water if you want to scrape it off. Other than that I would redo the drywall. If you put another skim coat on to smooth it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-19-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By mikemeier
Have you checked to see how much water is passing...

Have you checked to see how much water is passing through the drains. The homes in my neighborhood are about 60 years old and the ones with the best drainage have a deep french drain system with lots...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-19-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By mikemeier
I didn't think about the slab. There are test...

I didn't think about the slab. There are test kits that you can get that will tell you how much moisture is coming up from the floor. If there is too much you might want to consider putting a french...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-19-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,218
Posted By mikemeier
I will never use them unless I can't easily get...

I will never use them unless I can't easily get to my gutters. Cleaning your gutters serves two purposes. The first is to obviously clean them. The second is it is a good time to inspect your gutters...
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