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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-15-2013, 03:24 AM
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Views: 2,135
Posted By reubenbanks
Turn off the main water line coming into the...

Turn off the main water line coming into the house to stop the leak from getting worse and weaking the floor above until you can get a plumber to fix the leak. A water leak isn't usually a big deal....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-15-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By reubenbanks
There are two main financial components of home...

There are two main financial components of home security: purchase price and ongoing monitoring. Additionally, you should also factor in the cost of tech support and repairs, if they’re not included...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 07-05-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By reubenbanks
Wood Floor Question

I have high-gloss laminate hardwood and they are so hard to keep clean. Many people in the hardware stores suggested using a steam mop. Is that safe to do overtime? The boxes say safe for laminate,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 07-05-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By reubenbanks
The hydrogen peroxide and dish detergent solution...

The hydrogen peroxide and dish detergent solution worked wonderfully! It took some time and effort, but it was well worth it. I used it on a red wine stain that was dry but only a few hours old.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-25-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By reubenbanks
After the priming coat has dried the next step is...

After the priming coat has dried the next step is to paint the door in one coat of undercoat. Make sure you use a good quality brush when painting your door. I recommend American brands such as Purdy...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-25-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By reubenbanks
Bathroom tiling

I have hated my bathroom for years; I found some cheap tiles (white) and bought a pack of expensive mosaic tiles. Once I put them together, the white tiles no longer looked cheap! I finally finished...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-24-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By reubenbanks
Before you begin your home improvement project,...

Before you begin your home improvement project, do some research to discover what supplies you will need to do it. Just painting a room is relatively simple, and you know you will only need enough...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-24-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By reubenbanks
I also used a product called Johnny Grip on my...

I also used a product called Johnny Grip on my showers and I think it works on tile floors too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-23-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By reubenbanks
After watching flooding we all have to struggled...

After watching flooding we all have to struggled with what to do next. but your tips and suggestions help me very much. Thanks for the Help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-23-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By reubenbanks
I prefer installing insulating screens on such...

I prefer installing insulating screens on such molds which totally solves such problems. Moisture seeping inside the walls does not just give a stingy smell but also weakens the foundation. Thus,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-17-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By reubenbanks
To keep your ceramic tiles looking their best,...

To keep your ceramic tiles looking their best, keep them dry. Standing water leads to fading and staining. Wipe up spills and splashes promptly.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-17-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By reubenbanks
Use a plastic pot scrubber to loosen and remove...

Use a plastic pot scrubber to loosen and remove some of the dirt. This tool will not harm the surface of the tiles like most scrubbing techniques would.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 04-17-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By reubenbanks
Apply olive oil to the portion of the countertops...

Apply olive oil to the portion of the countertops affected by the paint. Rub in the olive oil with a dry rag, moving in a circular counterclockwise motion.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-06-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By reubenbanks
We are in the process of remodeling a bathroom....

We are in the process of remodeling a bathroom. The skylight over the shower has been installed and I totally love it. It's 2'x 2'. We are putting an outdoor/wet rated light fixture on the wall. I am...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-06-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By reubenbanks
Skirting board heaters are an ideal way to hide...

Skirting board heaters are an ideal way to hide heating pipes. They have a tough, durable, mark resistant finish with a choice of skirting designs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-30-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By reubenbanks
You don’t need a long window box to create a...

You don’t need a long window box to create a stunning display. A row of individual vases and pots can make a big style statement. Plant them with the same flowers in different colors and place them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-30-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By reubenbanks
Most garage door openers have a track which is...

Most garage door openers have a track which is made of several segments. My chain/cable assembly on a new Craftsman 3/4 HP opener was not long enough to assemble properly. SOLUTION: Have a buddy hold...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-16-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By reubenbanks
It's normal for the interior of homes to become...

It's normal for the interior of homes to become dry during heating seasons, for obvious reasons. Under this circumstance wood floors also dry out and shrink slightly. Properly made and properly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-16-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By reubenbanks
You can tile over tiles with the right...

You can tile over tiles with the right preparation. but I would never do this, the proper way is to strip right back to original wall finish. Don't worry if you do pull a bit of plaster when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 03-15-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,654
Posted By reubenbanks
Henry every time...with turbo boost button. ...

Henry every time...with turbo boost button.
Copes with cat and dog hair, sewing cotton thread, beads, spiders smile and assorted lumps of unidentifiable stuff.

I am just about to buy a second one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-07-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,638
Posted By reubenbanks
I am very interested in this topic and...

I am very interested in this topic and discussion. I have been renovating my kitchen in my dreams for five years. Hopefully some day... It wouldn't be my first dream to come true!
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