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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-29-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,216
Posted By TaskBoy
I doubt there are lower priced FG doors. I found...

I doubt there are lower priced FG doors. I found all in So Cal to be the same--Masonite, Thermatru, etc.

The door, depending on style, is $280 to 350. Labor is about $500 +/-. You can easily...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-29-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,693
Posted By TaskBoy
Was the repair due to the Behr failing or it was...

Was the repair due to the Behr failing or it was due to other mishaps? How did the Behr look?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-27-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,693
Posted By TaskBoy
How to darken concrete?

I'd like to slightly darken some concrete column caps to match some concrete footings at the base of the stone columns. The color difference is this: when the caps are wet, they match the dry...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-26-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By TaskBoy
Brush surprise!

I would have never thought it but I found that a Purdy 2 1/2 inch "thick body" angled brush is awesome for cutting edges on everything! I used it on wall/ceiling joints, base moulding/drywall joints,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-25-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 65,266
Posted By TaskBoy
"My opinion is that you can't go wrong with...

"My opinion is that you can't go wrong with CEMENT SIDING."

-Agreed! We just had our house done by siding pros--that's all they do. I read a lot of "opinions" in the older parts of the thread and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By TaskBoy
Found some yucky stuff

I demo'd our aged patio cover which was made of poorly finished rough sawn doug fir and was 35 years old. Inside one of the posts was a moist yellowy spongey substance. What is this stuff, some kind...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-20-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By TaskBoy
I'm in Calif. and we have the CSLB (state lic...

I'm in Calif. and we have the CSLB (state lic board) that provides a website where you can verify personnel, current lic status, insurance and even complaints against the contractor. I always looked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-18-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,322
Posted By TaskBoy
Wet sculpting drywall mud?

I do a lot of my own drywall work but hired a crew to do a room with some cathedral ceilings. On the head high and lower areas, I saw that they used a knife to shave down or feather the semi set-up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-17-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,038
Posted By TaskBoy
Hi, thanks guys. I'm not staining just a clear...

Hi, thanks guys. I'm not staining just a clear coat. Do I still need that wood conditioner first?

Also: Does pine stay set the color it is when finished or will it keep darkening/yellowing? Those...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-16-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,038
Posted By TaskBoy
Clear finish for wood?

I need recs for a clear, satin-finish water base finish for natural pine interior doors. Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,376
Posted By TaskBoy
Josh, the job is almost done (final paint). But,...

Josh, the job is almost done (final paint). But, they re-did it just like your post. They pulled back the Tyvek and Moistopped the window and then put back the Tyvek. Take care.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-15-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By TaskBoy
Hi, she actually apologized for the recent...

Hi, she actually apologized for the recent dissing of me. That was very cool. I took the opportunity to cash in some fishing points, lol!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By TaskBoy
The worst client?

It's gotta be my wife. She insists that the work be finished ASAP but balks every time I want to work when she is off for the day. Also, I can't paint or make too much noise if she is telecommuting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-13-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,239
Posted By TaskBoy
The bubbling is caused by contamination: dirty...

The bubbling is caused by contamination: dirty fingers smearing stuff as kids often do. You need to scrape and/or sand the area until you get to an edge where the peeling stops. Prime and repaint. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-05-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,970
Posted By TaskBoy
Using stucco bullnose trowel?

Anyone ever use this tool? I used one for the first time on some architectural foam today with smooth stuccco. Kinda frustrating but the job ended up coming out ok. I applied the flat areas first...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-02-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By TaskBoy
Hi I forgot to post a follow-up...the mat'l I...

Hi I forgot to post a follow-up...the mat'l I mortared onto it adhered just fine. I did not scarify first, just mortared with it shiny.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 12-22-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,879
Posted By TaskBoy
The vinyl bead I got is square-edged but it does...

The vinyl bead I got is square-edged but it does come in bullnosed. The spray is just to stick it down instead of nails. I just did some metal bead replacement using the nails (I used 1.5 inch...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 12-21-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,879
Posted By TaskBoy
SPI, corner bead is easy. I do them last, too. I...

SPI, corner bead is easy. I do them last, too. I use vinyl bead adhered with 3M corner bead spray adhesive and no nails or screws. Metal bead with small galvanized nails is good too. All you do is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 12-20-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,879
Posted By TaskBoy
Hi guys, after writing the o.p., I realized I am...

Hi guys, after writing the o.p., I realized I am mudding the bead anyway so no big deal to do a little tape.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 12-19-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,879
Posted By TaskBoy
Drywall in window frames?

I installed a 3h x 4w window in my drywalled garage wall. It's framed with 2 x 4s and the header, which show--I want to cover them with 1/2 inch drywall and a corner bead for appearance. The depth of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-18-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By TaskBoy
Nailing tops of base moulding?

How do you guys handle nailing the top edge of moulding that strays from the wall if there isn't any or enough studs nearby the offending area? I was thinking that I could nail two nails thru at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-17-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By TaskBoy
I'm not a pro but I can share with you what a pro...

I'm not a pro but I can share with you what a pro taught me when he did my house. First, if you're painting other than a white, you'll get uneven areas showing more due to variances in your texture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-14-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,471
Posted By TaskBoy
How flush should pre-hung doors be?

Am I too demanding? I'd like our new french doors installed flush to the drywall so when trim goes over it is nice and flat. This is clear natural pine casing and the same mat'l for the door so we...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-10-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By TaskBoy
Shiny browncoat?

My browncoat dried with a glossy sheen on it. What causes that? It doesn't feel slick, just looks shiny. Will stucco color coat stick ok?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-10-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By TaskBoy
I've only seen Cultured Stone and Eldorado Stone....

I've only seen Cultured Stone and Eldorado Stone. Both look good. We went with CS as it had one that looked best with our color system.
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