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    Floor smells 2 years later

    Hello, I sanded and redid our hardwood floors with fast or super fast dry minwax oil poly 2 1/2 years ago. I noticed a smell in one of the bedrooms and after a long investigation I concluded it's the floor. Still has that poly smell to it. The rest of the house doesn't have that smell only...
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    Crown Molding Corner Gaps - How to Fix?

    Hello Everyone, I put some crown molding up and did a very bad job. I have some major gaps in a couple of the corners. What would be the best way to fill this in and make it look half way decent? Is there some kind of moldable putty or something like that? Also is there a good way to fill...
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    What to put behind propane stove?

    Hello I have an old fashioned wood stove that has been converted for propane. The stove is in our dinning room area on a brick pad and the wall right now is all brick. The stove is 6" away from the brick and I want to put something over the brick to make it look more like a normal Sheetrock...
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    Bathroom Floor Question

    Shouldn't I place some kind of underlayment? Or just throw a rugged sheet vinyl over it. Also Im not sure about cutting a 4 foot long strip out of asbestos containing linoleum.
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    Bathroom Floor Question

    I have a bathroom that im gutting and redoing. The only portion im keeping in place is the flooring. The bathroom floor has a couple layers of different floor but the most current layer which is linoleum is asbestos containing. It is in perfect shape minus the edge that goes against the...
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    Encapsulating Asbestos Floor Tile Help

    Guess that's true. I just don't feel comfortable taking it out when I have a 11 month old who lives in the house. Also I don't have $2,500 to spend on abatement. So I figured the easy way is to just cover over it. I have been very paranoid about asbestos since having the baby and im very...
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    Encapsulating Asbestos Floor Tile Help

    Thank you for the suggestions. But say I just want to leave the tile where it is and place new sheet Vinyl over it. Is there a standard way to encapsulate/prep the asbestos tile before laying the new vinyl?
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    Encapsulating Asbestos Floor Tile Help

    I can understand that being the case but it was stuck down with black mastic. I don't want that dust getting everywhere while im ripping the tiles up.
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    Encapsulating Asbestos Floor Tile Help

    I have a small section of 9”x9” tiles in my basement that is asbestos containing. The tile is glued down (black mastic) directly on the concrete basement floor. 95% of the tiles are in good shape but the other 5% are breaking and coming up. I would like to encapsulating the tile and then put...
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    Bathroom Exterior Wall help

    I have a small 10’x6’ bathroom and am completely gutting and redoing it. I have a question about the exterior and kitchen wall (the red lines in the picture). Do I put sheetrock on the tub wall, backer board, plastic anything? The exterior wall should I just put insulation or...
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    New sheet vinyl over asbestos floor tile.

    The underlayment makes sense but it was suggested to me that I do not nail into the asbestos tile. Would it be fine considering I don't plan on ever touching it but just building on top of it?
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    New sheet vinyl over asbestos floor tile.

    The floor I have now is not smooth. It has a pretty big pattern on it. Its not a deep pattern and it's evenly disbursed on the tile. Another question is the tile nows has some corners cracked and missing. What can I fill those in with to smooth out the floor?
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    New sheet vinyl over asbestos floor tile.

    Hello I have a 12 by 15 kitchen floor area I want to redo with sheet vinyl. The floor right now has asbestos tile then another vinyl tile on that (don't think it has asbestos due to my research and calling the company). Can I place new sheet vinyl on top of those? I ask because i heard you...
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    Bathroom remodel help.

    Thank you for the help guys.
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    Bathroom remodel help.

    Im doing a complete bathroom remodel. Im completing gutting it to studs. My plan is to run a little bit of electrical, replace the piping with PVC or Pex, then use Green Board for the walls, place a new tub on a mortar base with shower walls, then place a new sink vanity with top, and use the...
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    Bathroom Walls Alternative?

    Thank you everyone. I think I will stick with the green board and just mud it.
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    Bathroom Walls Alternative?

    Hello, im completing redoing my small bathroom. I was going to put up mold resistant sheet rock but am under a very tight time crunch and was wondering if there are better (faster) options other than drywall? Or is drywall the best and if so is there a way I can skip out on the joint compound...
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    holes in basement foundation?

    I have 3 holes in my basement foundation. The smallest one makes sense because its just a pipe and that is were we drain our washer water. The other 2 bigger ones dont make sense. Right now they are full of mud but normally they have water in them. Does anyone know what these are for? IS...
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    Garage Tilting

    So the garage is straight and stable. Its not perfectly level but its close enough. My next task is going to rebuild the front and back garage door and make it 10 times stronger. The way it is now is a joke. After that I will be figuring out how to make the roof stronger.
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    Garage Tilting

    I used bottle jacks to lift the building and I used that other jack to push the bottom left to the right. I layed the jack side ways and it seem to work well.
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