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    Transition Ideas

    Hi Everyone, Just looking for your ideas for transitions. I installed vinyl plank flooring over top of my existing hardwood. The tiler who installed the tile in the kitchen made it that so it slopes down nicely to meet the hardwood. Since the tile slopes down to transition to the hardwood, it...
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    Over the range microwave

    Hi Everyone, My over the range microwave is toast, and I need a new one. I'm considering the Whirlpool YWMH31017HS. Thoughts? My last one didn't vent very well at all, and my duct work is all good to the roof. Just seemed to have almost no suction for sucking up steam etc from the range below.
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    Whirpool GSW9545JQ0 Leaking

    Hi everyone - This washing machine is about 20 years old. I've not new stainless steel water lines hooked up, which are not leaking. I noticed it leaking from underneath, tilted it forward, and took the attached picture. Any ideas? Thanks!
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    Clearing blockage in line with the vent.

    Thanks for the reply! There seems to be 2 stacks in my basement. One for the upstairs bathroom, and a 2nd one for the upstairs kitchen, and laundry downstairs. The bigger one for the upstairs bathroom has no issues. When I run the water for the upstairs bathroom, nothing downstairs backs up. The...
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    Clearing blockage in line with the vent.

    Hi Everyone, I suspect some lint from my washing machine has caused a blockage in the drain stack/vent. When we use the kitchen sink/dishwasher upstairs, or the washing machine downstairs (all of these things connect to the same drain stack), water starts backing up into the laundry tub. I've...
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    Working backwards with LVP

    Thanks again for this video! This made working backwards wayyyy easier, with no damage to any of my flooring!
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Before and After:)
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    Working backwards with LVP

    Thanks for that video, that's a great idea!
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    Working backwards with LVP

    Yes - I've had to work backwards into a couple of closets already. Wasn't fun. I managed to get it in nicely, but it took way longer. Not looking forward to doing this entire bedroom working backwards.
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    Working backwards with LVP

    Hi Everyone, I am laying LVP throughout the main floor of my house with no transitions. I planned out the installation in such a way that I only have one room where I will have to work backwards with the flooring. Any tips on easier ways to install the groove side to the tongue side? Thanks!
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Thanks for the heads up! I bought some locally manufactured LVP, and it seems to be very high quality. I took a coin like you suggested, rubbed it as hard as I could on a small scrap cutoff piece, and it barely scraped the protective coating. The scratch was unnoticeable after wiping it with my...
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Thanks Curtis - Yes, we did go with a floating floor. I'm planning to start installation today. I'm just having trouble coming up with the proper width of the first row of boards to make sure the last row isn't only 1" wide or something.
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    How to repair lower part of walls before putting in baseboards

    I'm probably going to buy taller baseboards for that very reason, actually. I'll also gain about 6mm with the new flooring up putting down. Which loose material do I need to remove? The paper that's coming loose?
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Thanks everyone! I have decided to put SPC vinyl over top of the hardwood. Unfortunately, with my family's lifestyle, it's just not possible to maintain low traffic during the time it takes the polyurethane to dry. As for the squeaks in the floor, yes, I do have a kreg jig. I use it very...
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Okay, thanks. How could I go about doing that?
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    How to repair lower part of walls before putting in baseboards

    Hi Everyone - I just finished pulling off old baseboards. They were glued to the wall. It made a bit of a mess of the drywall pulling them off. I've attached a picture. Any tips on prepping the area before putting new baseboards on? Thanks!
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Thanks - Those are all good points. The house was built in 1964, there's a steel I-beam running lengthwise under the floor along the halfway point. It's a bungalow, with no ceiling in the basement, so I can see the plywood subfloor from underneath. There's no water, or any other damage to the...
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Thanks - I also just got some samples or SPC vinyl flooring, and it looks pretty good, it's waterproof and seems very well made. I agree, I don't like the idea of getting rid of the nice oak. I just don't want to go through the effort of refinishing it, just to have the dog scratch the heck out...
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    Refinish Oak flooring, or replace?

    Hi Everyone, I have old oak flooring all through my house, and the finish is peeling/flaking off all over the place. We have a baby, 2 cats and a 75 lb Golden Retriever. I'm just wondering, is it better to refinish the wood floor, or tear it all out and replace with laminate or something? The...
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    Looking for advice on installing a wall with a railing

    So use construction adhesive to attach the foam board to the concrete, and construction adhesive to attach the drywall to the foam board?
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