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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-26-2014, 06:24 AM
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Posted By MassWineGuy
Thank you, Bud. I genuinely appreciate your words...

Thank you, Bud. I genuinely appreciate your words of confidence. I certainly own more tools now than I did before I owned a house. And I have learned to use many of them. I didn't grow up with anyone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-25-2014, 09:45 PM
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Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
Wow. I know when I'm beat. There is no way I have...

Wow. I know when I'm beat. There is no way I have the skill to do this, nor the aptitude to learn since I'm an all thumbs type of person.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-25-2014, 07:14 PM
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Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
Not being mean, at all. I appreciate the help....

Not being mean, at all. I appreciate the help. The door in question has clear double pane glass on the upper half, so finding a used replacement door may be a problem.

How do I go about sawing off...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-25-2014, 03:18 PM
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Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
Well, a guy at Home Depot convinced me that given...

Well, a guy at Home Depot convinced me that given the amount of rot in the door, it would be better and longer lasting to cut that section off and replace it. How? I could buy a reciprocating saw....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-25-2014, 11:15 AM
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Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
This sounds like a good approach. Thanks. ...

This sounds like a good approach. Thanks.

Screed line? Is that like a scrimage line?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-25-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By MassWineGuy
I don't want to remove the door. I plan to ...

I don't want to remove the door. I plan to

1) Apply wood hardener to stabilize the rotted wood still present.

2) Drill screws 1/4 of an inch deep to help stabilize and reinforce the epoxy.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-24-2014, 06:40 PM
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Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
Yes, that's always an option. I'm sure there must...

Yes, that's always an option. I'm sure there must be one of those shops around my area. Thanks for the good advice.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-24-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
Yes, I suppose I will either cut the whole bottom...

Yes, I suppose I will either cut the whole bottom section out and replace it, or get a new door that I'll prime seal and paint very well.

Of course, this door has clear double-paned glass on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By MassWineGuy
You're "pretty sure" the soil would be unsafe to...

You're "pretty sure" the soil would be unsafe to grow food plants? I'd ratchet that up to "darned certain." I mean, if you apply poison to your garden where do you think it goes?

I'd either go the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By MassWineGuy
Dealing With Door Rot

One of our doors has a significant amount of wood rot on the outside lower panel (about seven or eight inches high). I first want to try removing the rot, stabilizing the rotted area and filling it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-30-2012, 01:29 PM
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Views: 3,200
Posted By MassWineGuy
Does Self-Priming Paint Really Work?

I've busted my butt scraping a side of my house down to the wood, sprayed it for mildew and am ready to prime and paint. I have always used a top quality primer as a base, but I know that Sherwin...
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