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  1. robertn84

    It could be so, so beautiful, and the wife would be happy...

    Great idea with finding an old brick to test it out. I have a few old bricks that could fill in the spot if I decide to chip it out. I will concede the point that there will have to be some gloss to achieve the wet look. When I scrubbed it with the dish soap and water, it darkened the brick...
  2. robertn84

    It could be so, so beautiful, and the wife would be happy...

    I want to seal an old, exposed chimney to bring out the brick's beauty. What is the best sealant product to give it that "wet" look? I want little to no gloss. I have a bucket of 100% acrylic from Menard's but read that can blister (at least in an exterior application). Also there is a white...
  3. robertn84

    Efficient Thermostat Differential Setting

    I have a programmable thermostat, and I cannot adjust the differential setting. I am looking for a programmable thermostat that I can adjust the differential setting up to 3 degrees. For example, the temperature is set at 70 degrees. In the winter, the furnace will kick on when the...
  4. robertn84

    Uneven drywall for trim

    I have this really annoying problem around a few windows and a door frame I installed. Due to the way the drywaller hung the drywall, there are uneven parts that a normal piece of trim will not fix. I have attached pictures. On one window, on the top, the sheetrock extends beyond the jam 1/2...
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