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Home Improvement--General: Deck ledger board- ceramic tile- radient floor heating, radiant floor heating, ledger board
radiant floor heating, ledger board, proper loop: Hi Scott, This is a simple matter of addition on your part, starting at the top. The total of your components will decide the correct position of your ledger....which would have no relation to the present height of the kitchen floor height at all. What...

Home Improvement--General: Deck ledger board installation, ledger board, water intrusion
ledger board, water intrusion, wooden platform: Hi Kevin, I will first start off by apoligizing for my untimely response...seems the notification didn t reach me and I went looking for the questions I usually receive. That being said, I would advise against going over the siding, it simply causes...

Home Improvement--General: Deck ledger board installation, rim joist, rim joists
rim joist, rim joists, ledger board: Hi Kevin, I hate messing with vinyl siding afer it is installed, so I am with you on that part. If the carpenter does not remove the siding, how does the deck get properly flashed? The side of a home must be treated as a roof, because of condensation and...

Home Improvement--General: Deck ledger board installation, lap siding, ledger board
lap siding, ledger board, wooden platform: Hi Kevin, Good thinking on your part, I don t even know how often I ve fastened to the siding--it even shows where the nailing should be. If you have lap siding things are a bit deceiving because the new ledger will be higher on one edge than the other--figure...

Home Improvement--General: Deck Maintenance, tri sodium phosphate, elbow grease
tri sodium phosphate, elbow grease, liquid bleach: Hi Ajay, The tools of choice for most professionals would be a combination of TSP (Tri-sodium Phosphate) and liquid bleach applied to the deck with a sprayer. After the chemicals finish their work, a little elbow grease may be required on the tougher...

Home Improvement--General: Deck Platform Construction, deck platform, platform construction
deck platform, platform construction, sorry jeff: Sorry about that kevin! since there seems to be no code for the size of your platform (otherwise they would ve told you) then i would keep the platform proportional to the deck. lets say the stairs will run alongside the 15 foot length of deck. depending...

Home Improvement--General: Deck Posts too short, success thanks, 2x4
success thanks, 2x4, adhesives: Hi Kevin, Rip off the side of a 2 by scrap and fill the space. If you re proficient with a skill saw, rip a 2x4 on edge to fill the gap. You can glue it down with some sub floor adhesives rated for the exterior use. It also make require PT adhesive. Depends...

Home Improvement--General: Deck Posts too short, shims, success thanks
shims, success thanks, chisel: I would recommend cedar shims.... they sell some cheaper shims made of softwood but for an outside application I would go with the cedar. Slide two of them in opposite each other from each side snug and take a chisel across the grain where you want to...

Home Improvement--General: Deck permit problem. Looking for your opinion., grey water treatment, water treatment system
grey water treatment, water treatment system, composting toilets: Yes they can make you remove the deck and they probably will feel obligated to pursue this if you disregard the local regulations (again). There are three levels of regualtion and they overlap Federal, State, and local. All three have valid interests...

Home Improvement--General: Deck piers next to house, pressure treated wood, exterior walls
pressure treated wood, exterior walls, piers: hello Don, No problem about the foundation-post plan, make sure to use pressure treated wood any where under the deck including post. I make it a practice to fasten those post to the side of the foundation to help with the shear of the deck. Hope to...

Home Improvement--General: Deck & Rail Material, vinyl railing systems, limp noodle
vinyl railing systems, limp noodle, hello bill: Hello Bill, Composite deck I have worked with, what I did notice was the material was not even near uniformity in size as real wood. In the sun it gets real soft and it is like carrying a limp noodle and real heavy. It can be fastened from the top or bottom...

Home Improvement--General: Deck stain, perma chink, transparent stains
perma chink, transparent stains, pressure treated lumber: Scott, In our preservation and restoration business and included in our log packages we use Perma-Chink s Ultra Deck Oil. This is a high quality tough, scuff resistant finish made to be walked on. This product comes in seven colors, requires only one...

Home Improvement--General: Deck vs siding stains, siding stains, deck stains
siding stains, deck stains, wood applications: Gerald, First, let s address the reasons for applying a finish to pressure treated wood. They are: to provide water repellancy, to provide UV protection, and to provide cosmetically pleasing color. The water repellancy stops absorption and evaporation...

Home Improvement--General: Deck, pole barns, deck posts
pole barns, deck posts, screening materials: Hello Dan, Yes, I have done the necessary type of walls needed for your project. Use purlins instead of studs. This is how pole barns are constructed. Purlins run horizontally instead of vertically like studs. Therefore, use pole barn nails to nail 2 x 4s...

Home Improvement--General: Decking Material, decking material, composite decking
decking material, composite decking, pricy: Hello, www.lpcorp.com/lpweatherbestdeckingandrailing/lpweatherbestdeckingandrailing.aspx I personally haven t used composite decking before. its very pricy as you know, and i haven t seen it around really. there are other manufactors www.trex.com/...

Home Improvement--General: Demolishing Concrete, sturdy gloves, grunt work
sturdy gloves, grunt work, diy guide: A strong back and a weak mind Demolition of concrete is the purest of grunt work. It works you. There is no guide for this. I would suggest that you always work from an edge and go for little pieces. It takes nearly the same time as going for chunks...

Home Improvement--General: DIY first time in Los Angeles, CA, north south direction, soil survey
north south direction, soil survey, panelization: Theo, All I can tell you is I could build that house for under $400,000 here in Knoxville, TN. I have no idea what prices are in LA. My suggestion is to get any decent book on DIY residential construction so you can learn the steps in the process....

Home Improvement--General: DIY first time in Los Angeles, CA, north south direction, soil survey
north south direction, soil survey, panelization: Hello Theo, lot sounds pretty steep. i d like to get a bit more info on the grades. i made a ms paint sketch: go to www.4shared.com login:cdv_2a@yahoo.ca password: 01234567 can you upload a corrected image file and any pictures of the lot and neighbors...

Home Improvement--General: Dining Room Light Installation, iron compounds, light chandelier
iron compounds, light chandelier, suspened: Hello Scott, If this is a five light chandelier, and the arms are made of iron compounds even if brass coated, you can use magnets to balance it. If it is not an iron compound then you can use lead fishing weights, magnets, or other with two way tape on...

Home Improvement--General: Dirt drive way, dirt drive, pot holes
dirt drive, pot holes, inexpensive option: Hi David! Your least expensive option is definitely the recycled asphalt millings. The key is finding them. I would call a couple of your local asphalt companies to see if they stock millings and see what their charge would be to deliver them. The beauty...

Home Improvement--General: Disappointed with you answer to my question, homebuilding experience, sash window
homebuilding experience, sash window, sill plate: Hi Ron, For the first time in a about five days, I was notified today by about.com that I have 6 questions waiting on me. My limit is set for 3 at a time. Your question is too long and too involved for me to answer until I can get caught up. As a volunteer...

Home Improvement--General: Discoloration on north side of the house, mold inhibitors, bath tile
mold inhibitors, bath tile, heat lamp: This is either a mold or algae issue. Moisture is always the cause...and being on the north face it gets very little if any sunlight. UV rays kill most algae and some molds. A couple of suggestions would be to use a typical bath tile cleaner with mold inhibitors....

Home Improvement--General: Discolored window panes, dual pane glass, window panes
dual pane glass, window panes, glass removal: Dual pane glass is two pieces of glass separated by either plastic or metal, then surrounded with rubber and vacuum sealed. When the seal breaks or fails, air and moisture are permited to get in...thus fogging and in some cases color changes do to the interior...

Home Improvement--General: Dishwashers in multiple dwelling building, move move move, copper water lines
move move move, copper water lines, solenoid valve: TO D.. RE: ADD A DISHWASHER TO KITCHEN. D... It s a lot fun dealing with these self proclaimed Kings and Queens Their reasoning is completely wrong.. A dishwasher does not take or cause any more stress or demand on water pipes than a...

Home Improvement--General: Disintegrating mortar/grout, glass block mortar, sanded grout
glass block mortar, sanded grout, different color: Hi Marianne, Normally, glass block is grouted with Glass Block Mortar which is a sanded grout. Sometimes people want a different color or texture of grout on the inside and then the glass block mortar should be kept about 3/8 from the surface of the block....

Home Improvement--General: Dividing Rooms, exsisting, baby room
exsisting, baby room, wall to wall: Matthew, What I would do is to build a half wall to divide the room but still keep it open. If you build a full wall you have to think of ventilation and windows and escape plans. So find the best way to give the two year old the most space (I would...

Home Improvement--General: Dividing Rooms, drywall framing, framing a wall
drywall framing, framing a wall, bench mark: hello, are you thinking adding door to hall and framing a wall in between. this is the most work but best finish. could involve reflooring, electrical, drywall, framing and trim work. other options could be folding partitions, i don t have much...

Home Improvement--General: Dividing Rooms, simple solution, plywood
simple solution, plywood, anchors: If I assume that you only want this temporary...say 2 yrs....I would try 3/4 plywood that you can paint and tie together, cut a hole for a door if needed and give support to sound proofing. A couple a anchors in the ceiling would hold the top in place...

Home Improvement--General: DOOR LENGTH, tile
tile: I thought I answered this already but, look underneath the door.. does it have a metal sweep or is there a flanged lip that would allow the door to be ground down for adjustment? if if doesn t have a lip you would have to remove the door frame and...

Home Improvement--General: Door doesn't stay open..., hinge, solid wood
hinge, solid wood, cardboard: This can be an easy fix....if....the door is not too tight in the frame. If there is room to close after, you can put some cardboard under the bottom hinge, and possibly the middle hinge for balance, and that to plumb the door to the wall. Take the screws...

Home Improvement--General: Door Hanging/Allignment, deadbolt, mortise
deadbolt, mortise, jamb: Fortunately it is simple geometry. If you want one side up, you lower the other. For instance, if you put a shim under the bottom hinge it will raise the door slightly. IF yor mortise out the top hinge a bit deeper it will rais the door slightly. If you...

Home Improvement--General: Door installation, differences, prehung doors, orentation
prehung doors, orentation, missing something: Yes - you are missing something. The face of the door where the latch from the door know has a slight bevel to it so it closes easier as it swings shut. Reversing the door would make this beveled edge beveled in the wrong direction and cause problems. Also...

Home Improvement--General: Door Jam Condensation, automatic humidifier, thermal break
automatic humidifier, thermal break, slab foundation: Dear Marc, My answer will necessarily be brief, since I cannot see the footplate or its immediate environment, and I am doing some guesswork here, but the usual trick is to create a thermal break, which is a layer of insulation, either on the inside or...

Home Improvement--General: Door Jambs, sidelites, windows and doors
sidelites, windows and doors, log walls: Zack, Sure, just put jamb extensions on them. We do that on every window and door we install in our log homes (about 350 per year). Our log walls are 5 1/2 , 6 , and 7 1/4 and we alway buy standard windows and doors. You can make the extensions by...

Home Improvement--General: Door knob, door knobs, combination of the two
door knobs, combination of the two, screws: This can be simple, or a bit complex. Is the bolt tight or on a bind in the edge of the door. This can put the assembly on a bind and cause it to rub inside. Are the screws that hold the knobs too tight. The combination of the two will make it stiff....

Home Improvement--General: Door latch, door latch, hasp
door latch, hasp, wd 40: Donna, The first thing that I would try is to oil the hasp so it moves freely. I would use some spray on 3in1 oil or some WD-40. Spray and work the knob back and forth to see if it frees it up. It it frees it up a little keep applying and working it to...

Home Improvement--General: Door Questions (2), hand planer, proper alignment
hand planer, proper alignment, hand planers: First, regarding the sticking door.. Unless the door is severely rotten or falling apart, they can be fixed usually. Check to make sure the hinges aren t loose. Sometimes the short screws in the door jambs can be replaced with longer screws that can grip the...

Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, gorilla glue, wood dowel
gorilla glue, wood dowel, wooden dowel: Hi Scott, There are certainly glues that would do the trick but then if you ever had to get it off it would be a real hassle. Instead, use the dowel method. Go to Lowes or Home Depot and get a 2 section of 1/4 round wooden dowel and some wood glue. I...

Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, wooden toothpicks, wooden dowels
wooden toothpicks, wooden dowels, screw holes: Depending on how bad the holes are stripped out, there s a couple fixes for this. The easiest and fastest fix is good old wooden toothpicks. I use the round ones when I do this, The flat ones require to many. In most cases I just snap one in half and insert...

Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, screw holes, screw placement
screw holes, screw placement, screw hole: Scott, I am very sorry that I didn t get back to you sooner, Try this, using a wooden toohpick, stick it into the screw hole and break it off, then put your screw back in, it should be tight. or You could use a larger screw. If this doesn t work,...

Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, dowel rod, screw holes
dowel rod, screw holes, screw placement: Finding different hinges with different screw hole locations will be very difficult as hinges have maintained their standards for 70 years or so. I will give you two easy options. The easiest fix is to drill out the holes that the screws went into the door...

Home Improvement--General: Door threshold and sill, colony of ants, replacement effort
colony of ants, replacement effort, financial woes: Some thresholds can be cut away from the jamb and replaced, some are the full length of the jamb and are stapled up from the bottom. Some of the better ones are wedged into the door frame for extra support. If the rot is severe, you need to pull the door...

Home Improvement--General: Door won't stay open, open position, door jamb
open position, door jamb, air flow: You have a couple of obvious answers. There may be a minor air flow thru the opening that pushes it open. The door jamb may be just slightly ascue and leaning toward the open position. You may be able to remove the screws from one hinge, put a piece of...

Home Improvement--General: Doors, thin cardboard, exterior doors
thin cardboard, exterior doors, thomas howard: Howard: If the hinges are on the jamb then you will need to mirror the hinge locations onto the door. Be scrupulous in the mortise cut depth and location. Make sure the door is the right size for you opening and accounts for weather stripping. If...

Home Improvement--General: Doors, exterior doors, solid core
exterior doors, solid core, hinges: Howard, Remove the old door and leave the hinges on the frame. Put the new door in the frame with the new door in the closed position. Now mark on the door where the hinges are at. Then use the hinge tool to cut them out or if you prefer you can cut...

Home Improvement--General: Double Gate for a Driveway, head screws, galvanized surface
head screws, galvanized surface, cross brace: ALSO, if you want you can send along some photos of your completed project to my e-mail info@majordesigngroup.com for possible web publication. Thanks, Steve Shawn, The best fasteners are stainless steel. They are more expensive, and often...

Home Improvement--General: Double-Hung Windows Not Staying Open, good luck, thanks for your help
good luck, thanks for your help: Dan, Sorry I have no clear idea why your window is operating as you describe it. The windows I have seen that have had operation failures have been missing parts so if you can get information on how the window is built you might be able to repair it....

Home Improvement--General: Double pane window replacement, double pane window, plastic bead
double pane window, plastic bead, metal strip: There are several different types of frames for the fixed side. Some are held in with a plastic bead, some with a metal channel, some are both, and some require the frame to be removed and unscrewed. In some cases the metal channel is tongue and grove or...

Home Improvement--General: Double pane windows, double pane windows, lifetime warrantee
double pane windows, lifetime warrantee, thermal windows: The dual pane aspect is gone. It is a water tight, air tight seal betweent the panes. I have not heard of any cure other than replacement. If you can find a label of the manufacturer, it is usually under a lifetime warrantee. The quickest approach, call...

Home Improvement--General: HOW TO DRYWALL IN AN ARCHED WINDOW, drywall supply, how to drywall
drywall supply, how to drywall, alunimum: i would need drawing of window to see what you have.if you have a radius 2 return to window i would use 1/4 drywall two layers thick to make the radius.drywall supply houses carry a high flex board for this,and also carry radius beads and trims for this,ji...

Home Improvement--General: DRYWALL (CEILING) REPAIR, ceiling joist, drywall ceiling
ceiling joist, drywall ceiling, wet mud: i can help you,but might need more information, you need to get the insulation back from the area.find the ceiling joist and you will need to scew the board outside area to be cut out,you will be cutting the board past the bad area to the next ceiling joist...

Home Improvement--General: Drafty floors, shoe moulding, wall cavity
shoe moulding, wall cavity, balloon frame: Dear Roel, Here are some remarks that will help. First, the simplest way to seal a gap like this is to use a spray foam product such as great stuff or a similar product. It s not expensive, and it is very quick. You are not trying to fill in the entire...

Home Improvement--General: Drainage issue, s yard, michael roth
s yard, michael roth, property boundary: Hello Michael, The water in her foundation will ruin her home, and maybe health too. Though laws vary, one can normally drain water to the property boundary line. The water around her home needs to drain on a 6 drop to 10 out from the foundation wall....

Home Improvement--General: Drainage issue, storm water runoff, drainage problem
storm water runoff, drainage problem, fence line: I agree with your approach of contacting the neighbor and trying to work something out... maybe a french drain along the fence line or a drain pipe under the fence might work. Also you should contact the local building official. Many jurisdictions have...

Home Improvement--General: Drainage Problem, slow deterioration, drainage problem
slow deterioration, drainage problem, fill dirt: Sounds like you have the same problem. Slow deterioration of the buried debris would cause the ground to settle. Even fill over buried concrete or masonry would settle over time. Spreading new fill dirt over the sinking areas should solve your problem...

Home Improvement--General: Drainage on Terrace, sealer dries, concrete sidewalk
sealer dries, concrete sidewalk, luck frank: Hello Lane, It sounds like you folks did your homework and did a great job on this project. One thing that should be done ,if you haven t already, is after you fill in the paver joints with sand you must treat the entire project with a high quality clear...

Home Improvement--General: Draining sediment from a hot water heater., cold water inlet, hot water tank
cold water inlet, hot water tank, hot water heater: TO ROBERT RE: SEDIMENT IN HOT WATER TANK Robert--If I catch you playing with the relief valve I ll be over with a big stick...Leave it alone..It will always have a little calcium deposit buildup in and around it...Make sure it has an extension...

Home Improvement--General: Drains, bleach solution, bathroom sinks
bleach solution, bathroom sinks, pop up stoper: Dear Gail: There is a recommended cleaning procedure. If the sink has a pop-up stoper, you will have to remove the pop-up device. This usually requires unscrewing the cap on the back of the drain pipe where the popup lever enters the drain. You should...

Home Improvement--General: Drill Bits, eave vents, attic insulation
eave vents, attic insulation, horizontal spaces: Hi Daniel, Your question has a very large scope and I have pasted a link below to for you to assist you in understanding the different types of bits and their applications. This explains the issues nicely. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill_bit ...

Home Improvement--General: Drill Bits, cellulose insulation, insulation thickness
cellulose insulation, insulation thickness, attic insulation: Daniel, There are many different types of drill bits, metal, wood, glass, diamond, countersink, step-bits. Here is a website that shows pictures of drill bits and explains their uses. http://www.diydata.com/tool/drillbits/drillbits.php Attic insulation...

Home Improvement--General: Drill Bits, cobalt drill bits, high speed steel
cobalt drill bits, high speed steel, michael bruns: Hello Well it depends on the definition of best. To me, when someone asks for the best drill bit we have in our store, its usually because they are needing to drill into something hard like a grade 8 bolt or a broken off screw extracter. In which case we...

Home Improvement--General: Drilling in basement floor, cement floor, hammer drill
cement floor, hammer drill, laminate flooring: Jay, At first I was thinking that you are overheating the drill bits thus dulling them faster. But it seems that you turned the speed down so that should have cured the overheating. The concrete that you have may have a lot more rocks in it then most....

Home Improvement--General: Drilling in the bathroom, wall cavity, metal armor
wall cavity, metal armor, stud finder: Dear Kate, I am glad you stopped drilling. First of all, it is absolutely essential that you instantly go to your nearest home hardware supplier (or the internet if necessary) and order a three-way stud finder. This is a device that can easily find studs...

Home Improvement--General: Drilling holes in concrete, drilling holes in concrete, wood deck
drilling holes in concrete, wood deck, drill bits: George, First thing is rent a corded hammer drill. The Cordless are nice but they just do not have the punch to go into concrete. I was trying to do the same thing when I put a wood deck on my house. I thought it was the bits when I was using my cordless....

Home Improvement--General: Driveway Discoloration, torrential rainfall, magnifyer
torrential rainfall, magnifyer, color variation: Hi Kevin, One of two things may have happened with the plastic. The first would be trapping water vapor under the plastic and the color variation is moisture related and will clear itself by virtue of drying out. The second may be that the rain...

Home Improvement--General: Driveway sealing, spray applicators, southern new england
spray applicators, southern new england, personal preference: Hi Patti! You have some great questions and I am going to answer them one by one: 1. The debate! Spray or squeegee: In all honesty, we do both. It really depends on the condition of your driveway. If your driveway has lots of cracks, divots, etc....

Home Improvement--General: Driveway streaks???, sealcoating company, asphalt sealer
sealcoating company, asphalt sealer, uniform consistency: Hi Jeremy! You did the correct thing in purchasing your sealer from a reputable sealcoating supplier! And you did the right thing by adding sand to it as well! You are exactly correct in that your streaks are caused by the difference in consistency. ...

Home Improvement--General: Driveway widening, temporary, concrete pavers, dark earth
concrete pavers, dark earth, prabably: The first thing that comes to mind...the tire tread would pick up 3/4 rock or smaller, so the rock bed would need to be 1 rock or larger to stay there. There may be a better option ...using pavers. If the ground is that hard, you may consider the 12x12...

Home Improvement--General: Driveways..., price of concrete, foot drive
price of concrete, foot drive, cubic yard: Depending on the price of concrete in your area... it ranges from $55 per cubic yard to $275 per cubic yard. (city to city) consider 1 cubic yard will cover 80 sq ft at 4 thick....16 x50 800/80 x $55 $550.00 plus $33 per yrd labor. (union scale..high...

Home Improvement--General: Driving rain at ridge vent/soffit vent, asphalt shingles, ridge vent
asphalt shingles, ridge vent, driving rain: Dear Rebecca, My suggestion is to visually identify the source of the leak. Two methods I am aware of are garden hose testing and destructive inspection. For the garden hose test, a person with a garden hose and presumably a ladder squirts a small stream...

Home Improvement--General: Drjiveway Crack repair, great stuff expanding foam, expansion joints
great stuff expanding foam, expansion joints, car driveway: Kevin, I would not use the Great stuff expanding foam. It won t last very long. But they do make some stuff similar that is for the drive ways. It is a liquid like stuff that you can just pour down the crack. I do not know what the name of it is but I...

Home Improvement--General: Dry Rot, materail, constant struggle
materail, constant struggle, specialist position: Hello Shelley, This is not good news. First, get a legimate restoration remodeling contractor on the jobsite to give an opinion. Plumbers are specialists and by the nature of any specialist position, they are not experts on items outside of their expertise....

Home Improvement--General: Dry rot / hollow wood columns, wood columns, oil base
wood columns, oil base, dry rot: Wood that is exposed to the elements..very hard to protect. Depending on the conditions around the columns...not sure if complete protection can be accomplished when the damage has begun. The end grain is the area to be most protected. If you can caulk...

Home Improvement--General: Dry rott, mold and mildew, water solution
mold and mildew, water solution, bedroom floor: Jason, It sounds like what you need to do is to remove the bad part of the drywall, clean any affected wood structural members with a bleach and water solution, allow the construction to dry out for 24 hours, then put on new drywall to patch the opening....

Home Improvement--General: Dry Wall Mud/Stucco, brown paint, paint store
brown paint, paint store, paint brush: can you email me a picture of the area so i can advise you,always finish areas properly before doing any texturing.texturing is not meant to cover flaws ,but give area a finish,also using bag mix if texture is heavy,(USG 90) the painting,or antiquing,is...

Home Improvement--General: Dry wall/plaster repair next to leaky shower, wall plaster, plaster repair
wall plaster, plaster repair, shower water: Hey Cindy, Life and communication can be funny at times... Yes, please dry it out. Scrape out the loose. And do fill the void. I am sorry. Our two different generations just must work better on communicating, one to another. Have a good day, Odu...

Home Improvement--General: Dry wall repair next to shower, wall plaster, cement board
wall plaster, cement board, shower walls: some reason it didn t go through. i would remove rotted of real wet drywall,dry out framing.spray with kills.you can use green drywall,but it is only moisture resistant, what is your shower walls,tile,plastic,wall board???.for area behind shower plastic...

Home Improvement--General: Dry wall, wrong answer, late spring
wrong answer, late spring, road construction: back to making sure board is tight,try taping and finising a few and see what happens,if they crack then movement is too great in this area of the house,also hold fingers on the crack,and tap on the area to see if it vibrates a little,might tell you if wall...

Home Improvement--General: Dryer discharge, dryer vent, gas dryer
dryer vent, gas dryer, electric dryer: Dear Susan, The best thing that can be done is to add a new dryer vent duct which is strategically routed through the wall and ceiling cavities to the exterior of the house. Another possibility is to switch from a gas to electric dryer and vent it indoors....

Home Improvement--General: Dryer Vent installation, cinder block walls, installing a dryer vent
cinder block walls, installing a dryer vent, dryer vent installation: TO TAMMY RE: DRYER VENTING Tammy for dryer vent pipe use the pvc pipe that s called schedule 40... This is the pipe commonly used for footer drain tile,, downspout work,,and light sewer jobs... Use the solid pipe not the type with drain holes in...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, foot sheets, belly band
foot sheets, belly band, cieling: Hi Doug, You can get 9 sheets (108 ) to stand up without wasting much. You ll probably need to get them from a drywall supplier, as I don t usually see them stocked at Home Depot, Ace or Lowes etc. They re used mostly on commercial jobs. You can also...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, latex paint, plaster wall
latex paint, plaster wall, paint mix: Hi Bill, The only way we have ever textured walls was to use the premixed drywall compound that you buy at Home Depot or Lowes - usually a 4 gallon pail. I know that some painters mix paint with it but I have never done that. I get great results with just...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, crown moulding, foot sheets
crown moulding, foot sheets, botom: Doug, That leaves you with about 8 inches of drywall? Wow that is a tough choice to make. Have you thought of doing a 6 crown moulding at the top and a 2 baseboard? So if you want to do the drywall it will look just fine to have a taper on one...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, wet mud, drywall supply
wet mud, drywall supply, foot sheets: i guess im not following you,two 54 inch drywall sheets are 108,so you cut off 4 ,and there is only one tappered joint to fill, at all ends are the but joints,that will have to be taped and finished.first time run down each side of the tape,20 inches total,then...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, wet mud, first timer
wet mud, first timer, celing: you just want the area your going to tape with paper tape flat,so 6-8 is good,then after drying,or setting if you use set mud,first fill the low side in,the more the difference in heights, the farther out you fill.I m a plaster drywall wall man ,so i have...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, pin holes, heating ducts
pin holes, heating ducts, basement bathroom: pick up a fast setting dry wall mud,usg20 or 45 or similar.you can go over the paint but will get some pin holes from moisture,thats why you want it to set fast.first skim tight,then after setting fill and skimm twice,drywall mud will bond to painted walls,but...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, bill schroeder, delination
bill schroeder, delination, new cabinets: the web has been locked up. the first thing before ever doing any texturing is leveling and finishing off the repair smooth and even.hold a light at 200watt close to ceiling to see imperfections. you might have to sand with coarse paper to finish repair as...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, drywall plaster, drywall tape
drywall plaster, drywall tape, dowel rod: hi hope this helps. seeing its only a small hole i would not think you need to put anything behind follow steps below. STEP 1: Strip away any raised portions of the drywall paper around the edge of the hole. STEP 2: Sandpaper all around the edges of...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, perforated paper tape, flat joints
perforated paper tape, flat joints, drywall dust: Doug, For inside corners you need a corner trowel and it looks just like that. Most often bead refers to a metal or now plastic strip used to finish and end or outside corner. A bead in that regard is not needed on inside corners. Inside Corners: ...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall, spackling, thin coat
spackling, thin coat, ready mix: It takes alot of practice to Feel the job. You need a liberal thin coat of mud in the corner,,,,lay the tape, and try to get as much of the mud to squease out at possible. In practice you will not get it all out, but you will relieve most of it and minimize...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall anchors, plastic anchors, screw driver
plastic anchors, screw driver, tight fit: sorry about that,i thought i hit send.make sure piolit hole is small so you have a tight fit before running the screw in.are these the plastic,anchors or metal one.also some anchors have little ears on,that go into the board to keep from turning.You can also...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall in, 2x4 studs, fiberglass insulation
2x4 studs, fiberglass insulation, concrete wall: There is one other possibility, you say they glued the sheets (as well as screwed them) to the studs. Maybe they relied to much on the glue? Glued sheets still need to be perimeter screwed and one screw placed in the center of the sheet on most of the studs...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over brick around fireplace, fireplace area, brick surface
fireplace area, brick surface, cement board: you might not find 1/4 l bead for the board, depends how hot it will get,if too hot you might have to stay back some,the paper on drywall,i have had to use cement board for 6 around some and but drywall to it and mud,1/2 cement board,and was told by building...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall bubbling over nails, drywall nails, drywall screw
drywall nails, drywall screw, expansion and contraction: Dear John, Thanks for your question. What you are experiencing is a minor cosmetic phenomenon. The name for this condition is nail pops and it is very common in homes of your period. While the true cause of the problem has never been explained to...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall Cracks above doors, drywall supply, control joints
drywall supply, control joints, fiberglass tape: SOUNDS LIKE THE DRYWALL IS PIECED ABOVE THE DOORS,PROPER WAY IS TO CUT DOOR OUT IN DRYWALL SO THERE WASN T BOARD JOINTS THERE. WITH YOUR SITUATION,MAKE SURE YOU RE SCREW THE DRYWALL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CRACK..USE A SETTING DRYWALL MUD,AND PAPER TAPE EMBEDDED...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall Cracks, purpose compound, odd place
purpose compound, odd place, cathedral ceiling: Hi Garth, Actually the joints shouldn t show cracks even when they are skimmed very thinly over the tape. While it s hard to tell what s causing the cracks for sure, here are a few things that can: a) using topping or finish mud to bed the tape (not enough...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall ceiling, drywall ceiling, textured ceilings
drywall ceiling, textured ceilings, interior ceiling: i have redone many of these textured ceilings,some respraying,and many putting a crows ft texture over it after repaing,after scraping.you will have some touch up from scraping,and sanding,but some touch up,and sanding should give you a good job,if the drywall...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall ceiling, drywall ceiling, wet mud
drywall ceiling, wet mud, worldnet att: you need to finish joints two to 3 coats,if you have the right brush ,stomping one,you can thin down all purpose or topping to malt shake look,roll wet mud to 5x5 ft area and stomp ,continue untill the ceiling is done,messy but works good,dont use light muds...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall corner metal breaking off, metal corner bead, drywall nails
metal corner bead, drywall nails, clincher: some times guys use a clincher and no nails,a little bumping into to them can loosen them up.Also some guys use regular drywall mud,instead of a set mud,usg 45,or 90. if you have problems with one or more,take it off,nails with drywall nails,and use a set...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall crack, vaulted ceilings, bottom side
vaulted ceilings, bottom side, knockdown: Hi Dan, The wall and ridge angles in vaulted ceilings are always a problem. And sometimes there really isn t a complete fix. Without taking a look myself, I can t tell if a piece of backing has been pushed out of place or even if that particular area should...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall finishing, loose paper, kilz
loose paper, kilz, menards: cut all loose paper off,i like to use a usg 45 minute setting mud,or drywall setting mud in a bag,and add water as needed .menards carrys this to.the number is how many minutes before it gets hard,this will help bond the paper.you can prime and tuoch up over...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall Hanging, knife 1, wet set
knife 1, wet set, sand paper: this is a big question with out see it.srew down the dry wall with dry wall screw around area you will take out.you want to end board in ceter of joist or other wood nailer. also you should use green dry wall board for bathrooms,you can also try usg.com for...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall Hole, drywall ceiling, sanding sponge
drywall ceiling, sanding sponge, wet sponge: Hi BJ, The easiest way to make this patch is to take a piece of scrap 1 x 4, cut it to fit up inside the ceiling and across the opening, screw it into place and then screw the piece you cut out back into the opening. You can tape with either fiberglass tape...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall as insulation, wood paneling, thick tongue
wood paneling, thick tongue, breezeway: not much insulation with drywall only.you need the insulation.2 holes could be drilled and walls blown with insulation,then holes plugged,or trim board over them.thats the easiest way without messing with the wall ps they probably used the 3 layers to...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall joint, paint roller, smooth wall
paint roller, smooth wall, water it down: Never tried it, but doubt that would work as a big part of putting on drywall mud is feathering it out from the seam to get a smooth wall. THe pieces angle in a bit and there is a small dip in the drywall where the pieces meet. The easy way to do it (I think)...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall joint, rock bags, imperial base
rock bags, imperial base, michigan man: if you use the right plaster,if you use mesh tape and cover the board with imperial base coat and finish,or dimond finish,other wise you can use a fast setting drywall mud to speed up the filling and taping process.you can buy,5,20,45,90,210,in usg light weight,or...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall and Leak Through Window, proper insulation, wall cavity
proper insulation, wall cavity, moisture meter: don t know your climate.imbalance comes from lack of proper insulation,and is usually present in wall cavity s,were it gets really cold,and not properly insulated. when you get around windows,it could be window leaking,or water seeping in around the window,sounds...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall Moisture (Pasty Like A Bottom of Door), screw holes, wall cavity
screw holes, wall cavity, rubber gaskets: Dear George, Thanks for your question. I am particularly attuned to this problem because I have recently seen the consequence of allowing this condition to go on for a long time. The short answer to your question is that the moisture is most likely...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall meets wonder board corners, cement backer board, cement base
cement backer board, cement base, corner bead: use a corner bead.you could use set mud both sides of corner,or cement base coat,tile side.the setting drywall mud could loosen up on tile side,many tile guys have us run mud,USG 45 or 90 both sides.but if you prefill the bead and let set with tile mud,you...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall mud and cement removal, cement removal, scrub brush
cement removal, scrub brush, putty knife: Janet, Drywall mud dissolves in water. so take up the big pieces with a putty knife and to get the rest off just add water and a scrub brush. It will get all but the part that may have soaked into the concrete. Now for the cement that is on the bricks....

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over old plaster walls, wood lath, butt joints
wood lath, butt joints, plaster walls: a few questions for you,are the walls insulated,good time to do this before adding drywall.the only way to take off trim is prying with flat bar,you might have to use razor knife and cut paint along the trim and wall. For drywall it starts at 1/4 .3/8 1/2...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over a Plaster Ceiling, plaster ceiling, plaster repair
plaster ceiling, plaster repair, drywall: Hi Don, The answers are yes and yes but 1/2 would probably be better. Here are 2 great articles for you to read about this very issue and it is explained as good as and probably better than I could. Please read these and if you still have any questions...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall: Popcorn removal & refinishing to either paint or apply a "medium knock down" or "stomp" finish., drywall work, metal blade
drywall work, metal blade, two walls: Hi Orville, Sorry I wasn t able to answer this last night. Removing the popcorn isn t all that hard, but your neck, back and arms may disagree with me. You ll need: A roll of thin plastic painters sheeting, An 8 metal blade taping knife (or something...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over plaster, wood lath, drywall supply
wood lath, drywall supply, size screws: if trim is not a issue,then 1/2 might work best.you can use longer sheets of board.now if you have wood lath under old plaster,you want to get some screws into studs and ceiling joist.you probably have 3/8 plaster and 3/8 wood lath,so thats 3/4 plus board,and...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over plaster ceiling, plaster ceiling, test holes
plaster ceiling, test holes, kitchen ceiling: Dear Steve, It probably does not matter whether you use one or the other, so use whatever is easier for you. The key thing with this type of job is accurately locating the joists (or other structural members) to screw into, and to use extra long screws...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over plaster, latex caulk, installing drywall
latex caulk, installing drywall, mud board: 1. screws and construction glue both.also drywall also comes in 3/8 ,1/4 too. when butting the drywall to ceiling,if ceiling is smooth,you drywall tape both ceiling and wall with corner tape,other wise you flat tape the drywall ,tight too ceiling,and mud...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall repair, drywall repair, gauge metal
drywall repair, gauge metal, patch job: I would suggest that the metal corner would also assist in holding the sheetrock together and reduce the risk of cracking again. Mud and tape only have so much strength and it is considerable, but the metal assistance...much longer lasting. It might even...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall repair, knockdown texture, drywall repair
knockdown texture, drywall repair, corner bead: you either have to use a good staple gun,or drywall nail the flange in.you will have to keep area small to only fill in whats needed. knock down verys per guy.you will have to spray with a hopper,you have to have right mud consistancy,air,and also after...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall repair, new cabinets, couple layers
new cabinets, couple layers, couple options: Steph, I am not sure of the damage to the drywall so I will give you a couple options First if there are holes in the drywall. Did the removal of the backsplash leave big craters in the drywall? Do the holes go all the way through? Then your best bet...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall repair, drywall nails, hairline cracks
drywall nails, hairline cracks, ceiling cracks: Dear Michelle, What you are describing may be normal or not normal, depending on the degree of the symptoms, but is most likely not serious. Drywall nails bulging out of the drywall ( nail pops ) are extremely common, and are often associated with wood...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall repair, drywall repair, base coats
drywall repair, base coats, best bet: Hello Larry Howard, Huum, I knew a Larry Howard from Bonnie many years ago. Cutting the mess out and re taping it with solid paper tape is probably the best bet for this repair. To be able to finish it in one day, use a portland base drywall joint compound...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall sanding screen, drywall sanding, sand paper
drywall sanding, sand paper, scratches: Hi Randy, There isn t anything special about the drywall sanding screens that I know of, so if you have a screen that s used for wood or something similar, I would think it s probably OK to use. The mud you ll be sanding is probably pretty soft, so you ll...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall-sheetrock, tile backer board, sheetrocking
tile backer board, sheetrocking, recomendation: Glenn, Any of those thickness drywall can work. The integrity of the tub/shower surround is more important. The thickness may be determined by your existing wall finish in order to level out the finish face. I use 5/8 wall board because it has a...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall type, wall studs, garage walls
wall studs, garage walls, rafters: 24 centers 5/8 16 centers 1/2 most building codes list attached garage as 5/8 on ceiling ,and any wall against house for 1hr fire protection.The green board is not much more resistant than regular board,not worth extra cost in garage.You want to get the...

Home Improvement--General: Drywall over wood slat vaulted ceiling, reinforcement method, rough plaster
reinforcement method, rough plaster, wood slat: Wayne, Hopefully you had or installed nailers at the side walls in the same plane as the joists. If not consider a simple 1x2 crown molding glued and nailed to sidewall. Saves taping the inside corners too. Joint compound will adhere to sound flat paint....

Home Improvement--General: Drywalling over brick fireplace, brick fireplace, drywalling
brick fireplace, drywalling, furring strips: two ways .you can install furring strips with glue and cement nails ,then drywall over this,or lots of glue and 5/8 to 3/4 cement nails trying to hit mort joints.you dont need alot of nails if you glue it properly, try the 3/4 wood furring,or 1 x3 jim....

Home Improvement--General: Drywalling fireplace, brick fireplace, furring strips
brick fireplace, furring strips, stips: can be aplied directly to brick with construction glue and cement nails,or use furing stips with full bead of construction glue and cement nails in mortor joints,or you can buy tap cons and drill with cement bit,and screw them into masonary.tap cons will screw...

Home Improvement--General: Drywalling and mudding corners, drywall tape, soft paint
drywall tape, soft paint, wood construction: many options,if ceiling is smooth,then corner tape it,but you then have to paint ceiling patch. if textured you can flat tape drywall tape in mud uo to ceiling,and finish wall tape off,then using small opening in latex caulk run a small bead in corner matching...

Home Improvement--General: Duct for kitchen extractor (remodel), duct material, prefered method
duct material, prefered method, straight section: Al: You will probably find the duct you need at a home buiding supply like Lowes or Home Depot. You need to run from new location to the attic to an elbow to straight section to an elbow and tie into the existing vent through the roof. You will need...

Home Improvement--General: Ducting through exterior wall, proper ventilation, integity
proper ventilation, integity, brick wall: Hi David, It should not be a problem. If you get into the job and have concerns, insert an 8 flue chimney thimble in the brick and grout around it to maintain the structural integity of the brick wall. Have a good day, Odus www.chatremodelors.com www.sweetincompany.co...

Home Improvement--General: Dura Rock, fiberglass shower stall, cement backerboard
fiberglass shower stall, cement backerboard, installing ceramic tile: Hello Jeff, Yes, you finish the joints with fiberglass tape and thinset. We use screws to attach the backerboard to the walls. Make sure you have liner and cement backerboard well above all splash areas. We make good money pulling out new showers in new...

Home Improvement--General: DuraRock, wooden kitchen, motar
wooden kitchen, motar, kitchen floor: Cp, Yes it is always a good idea to give the tile something to stick to. The woo will jsut absorb all the water in the motar and the tiles will loosen up. If you put down some backing board this will provide the proper backing for the tile to stick to...

Home Improvement--General: damp crawl space, mold and mildew, damp crawl space
mold and mildew, damp crawl space, high humidity: Hi Marika, I, too, live in North Carolina so I am familiar with some of the problems with crawl spaces here. From what you have described I would definitely go with the vapor barrier, sump pump and fan proposal. That is by far the most common solution that...

Home Improvement--General: damp crawlspace, crawl space ventilation, path of least resistance
crawl space ventilation, path of least resistance, damp crawl space: Dear Marika, I would be skeptical of any repair quote that costs that much. Unless it is a gigantic 10,000 square foot house, it should never cost that much. The usual remedy for a damp crawl space is to clean the gutters, extend the downspouts, and...

Home Improvement--General: decided on finished steps, wood putty, oak veneer
wood putty, oak veneer, time consumming: Hello Joe, It s pretty time consumming but you can inlay a sliver of matching oak veneer such as you would do for marquetry. See: http://www.inlays.com/cat/Full+Layed+-+Up+Veneers+Catalog.html for examples of very ornate marquetry. Also look up, Bob Morgan...

Home Improvement--General: deck attachment to house, siding panels, ledger board
siding panels, ledger board, asbestos: I know the asbestos scare is in the air. Those siding panels are very low in asbestos and it is heavily contained in the cement that binds them. The paint is another good thing. The only difficulty is taking it off in a salvage manner to control how far...

Home Improvement--General: deck finish, marine varnish, canadian winters
marine varnish, canadian winters, cedar deck: I think I will lean you in a different direction. Linseed oil. A penetrating oil that should soak in and when dry, would allow Shellac to stick. You need something that gets into...not just onto the wood. Normally varnish is a great product, but I think...

Home Improvement--General: deck ledger, stainless steel screws, pressure treated lumber
stainless steel screws, pressure treated lumber, ledger board: TO CARL Re: deck information Ok if you want, connect to house like you want. You only need one joist connected to the house ,, but you must use joist hangars at all point where new lumber connects.to your ledger.... When ever a deck is connected...

Home Improvement--General: deck railing posts, railing posts, lag bolts
railing posts, lag bolts, deck railing: Charlie, It all depends on how strong the outer board is. Did you bolt it in place to the cross beams? Or just nail it? Does it feel like it can hold someone from a rail if they are leaning on the rail? If you think that the board can handle the stress...

Home Improvement--General: deck remodeling, composite decking material, joists
composite decking material, joists, substructure: Hello Frank, If the framing looks good, it should be good to go if it was built properly in the first place. Generally speaking, 2x8s #2 SYP or better PT will span 11 -3 for a standard 40/SF live load. (See International Code for more... Your local known...

Home Improvement--General: deck in winter to make non-slip, rug runners, warm climate
rug runners, warm climate, water chemistry: Cal, I m sorry to hear about your wife s accident last Christmas. I hope she s healed and back to enjoying the hot tub, with out any lasting ailments. There s nothing better than sitting outside in the hot tub while it s snowing. It s always nice ad warm...

Home Improvement--General: deck, concrete piers, mid span
concrete piers, mid span, low deck: Dear Gregory, The method you describe can be satisfactory for a low deck. Whether or not it works depends strictly on the dimensions of the deck and of the joists. Sometimes you need to triple the joists instead of doubling them, or support them with another...

Home Improvement--General: decking choices, dura deck, doug fir
dura deck, doug fir, building decks: Hi Kevin,sorry about delay, Redwood is the weakest of all natural woods and require more maintainence than the other woods. Cedar is stronger and still requires maint. every two years,cost more than redwood. Dura Deck, sunwood etc. is made from #1...

Home Improvement--General: decks, mold and mildew, professional painting
mold and mildew, professional painting, protective layers: Hi Joe, Never use cholrine bleach on wood to prevent molds and mildew. It also kills the good stuff so he mold and mildew will come back twice as quickly. If you think about it a minute, it makes sense regardless of who says what. Yes many people pressure...

Home Improvement--General: decks, ledger board, decks
ledger board, decks, email: I dont have access to your email, but I remember trying to send this answer. The only way to repair/replace this board without dismantling, support the deck secondarily with ground supports, enough to make it secure and stable. Then you can take the ledger...

Home Improvement--General: decks, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, powerwasher: Hello Its actually the bleach and not the powerwasher that kills the mildew, so a bleach/detergent is definatly the chemical to use. However, a pressure washer makes the cleaning process a whole lot easier as you can let the water do the work instead of...

Home Improvement--General: dining room ceiling, drywall screws, damage occured
drywall screws, damage occured, upstairs bathroom: i would need a picture to see the area. once the bad is removed then,area witll have to be pre filled with a setting drywall mud,then taped and finished.also some one will need to screw wood were holes are.1 x3 can be laid on top of the board,then run drywall...

Home Improvement--General: dirt carwl space water leak, mold spores, dirt floor
mold spores, dirt floor, return ducts: Rob, I assume you have return air ducts running through your crawl space and by water leak you have standing water under the house. If this is correct you have a difficult problem to fix. To patch: 1) You can buy scented room air freshener to...

Home Improvement--General: dirty ducts, flooring expert, expert carpet
flooring expert, expert carpet, dirty ducts: Bill, I assume you are looking at metal rectangular duct work. The air ducts I am familiar with are joined using S strips and Drive Cleats or flanges and rivets. If the duct is taped remove the tape. Drive Cleats are C shaped, usually installed...

Home Improvement--General: diverting rain water from our foundation, horse shoe shape, layers of the soil
horse shoe shape, layers of the soil, plain dirt: The most economical fix is to create a swale (an very shallow valley about three feet wide and two inches deep) on the uphill side of the house, in a horse-shoe shape that diverts water to the lower portion of the yard. Between the house and the swale, the...

Home Improvement--General: door, jeld wen doors, drip edge
jeld wen doors, drip edge, long periods of time: Hi Randy, I do not have in depth knowledge of Jeld Wen doors, but if it is a wood door, they usually needs constant maintenance. If water is allowed to stay in place under the door and sidelites, they will eventually rot away. Up here in Canada, we often...

Home Improvement--General: front door alignment, weather seal, hindges
weather seal, hindges, air leak: I hope you have enough space around the door to make the adjustments. You can either chizel out more under the hinge to pull it in, or add card board under the hinge to push it out. When you add to the bottom hinge in raises the door into the strike. when...

Home Improvement--General: door installation, rough openings, diy store
rough openings, diy store, wall thickness: Jeanne, door installations can be a real headache at times. The biggest mistake made when installing doors is getting the sill level. Once the sill is level the rest of the installation will go much smoother. The other big mistake made is not ordering the...

Home Improvement--General: door latch replacement, mortise lockset, spindle hole
mortise lockset, spindle hole, door latch: This is called a Mortise lockset. You might have decent luck on Ebay for such things... Antiques like this are rare...San Francisco has shops full of this kind of thing. These are usually found with a skeleton key hole..plain face plates are more rare...

Home Improvement--General: front door leakage..., wood molding, prime environment
wood molding, prime environment, person consultation: Mike, This is a job that would require an in-person consultation from an expert. You can try www.ashi.org or ask around for a home inspector, and in your case, possibly the extra expense of a mold specialist. It is very likely that you have caught the...

Home Improvement--General: Front door leaks..., wood molding, prime environment
wood molding, prime environment, jeff cohn: Hi, Have them take a water hose and drench the outside of the house( you can too). Keep it going until you see new problems. Be creative and direct the hose for awhile in different sections. Solve the problems as you see them. I hope I was helpfull...

Home Improvement--General: Front door material, valid assumption, moderate climate
valid assumption, moderate climate, exterior style: If the existing solid wood door didn t have any problems I would replace it with another solid wood door just because I like the look. The second choice would be fiberglass because it looks like wood. Metal has no class but it is cheap. All three provide...

Home Improvement--General: door replacement, sliding glass doors, replacement doors
sliding glass doors, replacement doors, closet doors: Hello Norma, This has a simple solution. You need pre hung set of French inswinging exterior vinyl door replacement doors desinged to replace metal sliding doors. Pull the old sliding glass doors and jam set out. Set in the new door prehung unit. The size...

Home Improvement--General: door rough opening, drywall screws, wall stud
drywall screws, wall stud, interior frames: When ever laying out a Rough Opening (RO) for a new door you have to remember the frame thickness. Most interior frames are 5/8 thick with an occasional 3/4 . I frame all my openings 2 over the door size in width. This allows room for shims and adjustments...

Home Improvement--General: door sill plate rocks, stanley brand, mortar mix
stanley brand, mortar mix, two coats: I would suggest a bag of mortar mix . It can be mixed wet or damp and be put back into the mission location. The wetter you make it the longer it takes to set. It would probably take two coats if too wet. If you mix it damp meaning just enough water...

Home Improvement--General: door slab, mortises, relavent
mortises, relavent, jamb: Two relavent possibilities. The screws may not be fully recessed, or the hinge side of the door was not beveled the 3 degrees. The one other remote chance is the door is hitting the jamb back before it hits the door stop. The bevel is normally taking care...

Home Improvement--General: door slab, mortises, shimming
mortises, shimming, million things: Hi, When it comes to doors it could be a million things. The jamb could be out of square or out of plumb. Check that first. The hinges could also not be perfectly flush even though they may look like it. Even as little as a 32nd of an inch out of square...

Home Improvement--General: door swinging, plumb line, metal frame
plumb line, metal frame, hinge: Dear David, For various reasons, a small incline can develop between the hinge pins on a door. If that happens, gravity will close the door partially. Presuming it is a wood door frame, one or both of the hinges should be temporarily removed and the...

Home Improvement--General: door swings cloed on its own?, luck steve, henry harrison
luck steve, henry harrison, swings: Hello James, A moving door is a common problem and is usually caused by settling of the house. Here is a website where Henry Harrison shows how to fix this problem: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/remodeling/article/0,1797,HGTV_3659_1538886,00.html ...

Home Improvement--General: door that swings closed on its own, wall surfaces, frame edge
wall surfaces, frame edge, shimming: James, The door swinging closed routine is a very common issue around the world. What has happened in most cases is the house has settled and thrown the door out of plumb, or the door was hung out of level when originally installed. This is a really good question...

Home Improvement--General: door won't catch, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, shimming: Hello Actually, chances are that you dont need to shime the hinges but more likely that your top hinge screws are loose. So first thing to check is the see if you can tighten the screws of the top hinge, both on the door side and the jamb side. You may...

Home Improvement--General: door won't stay open / backer for ceramic tile, concrete backer board, exorsism
concrete backer board, exorsism, ceramic tile: David, For the door you need to adjust the hinges. I am not sure which ones but start with loosening the bottom hinges and putting a piece of cardboard (doesn t have to be thick) behind the hinge on the door. See if this works. If not move to the top hinge...

Home Improvement--General: door, carpentry skill, screw drivers
carpentry skill, screw drivers, wood framing: ok, wish i didn t assume it was exterior door. so the door itself is vinyl? what is the frame made of? do you want to get ride of the frame? if not don t take trim off. the existing actual door height? 80 roughly? the doors actal width?...

Home Improvement--General: doorbell weirdness, chicago bungalow, neighbor kid
chicago bungalow, neighbor kid, garage door opener: Nina, It could be other signals that it is receiving. For instance cell phone, house phone wireless, garage door opener, wireless internet, tv remotes (mostly satellite) or any of the other wireless components that are out there. So what I would suggest...

Home Improvement--General: doors, oppisite side, noticeable difference
oppisite side, noticeable difference, jamb: As I am sure you have already guessed, the door and frame are a constant. Whatever the opening is, it must adjust to the door frame. You may need to add trim to the jamb to make it fit the rough opening, this is done alot in some areas. Cutting tapered...

Home Improvement--General: doors, furniture polish, frame bottom
furniture polish, frame bottom, weatherseal: Randy, once the door and frame start rotting out it s pretty much shot. Your best bet is to replace the unit with a new one. What has happened is the water that hit the frame has drained down the frame and worked past the seal. Once the water gets to the bottom...

Home Improvement--General: doors, steel exterior doors, surface rust
steel exterior doors, surface rust, naval jelly: Hello Laura, If you are referring to standard steel exterior doors which are exposed to rain, then I would say that there is no practical way to prevent corrosion. However, if there is only surface rust at this point, you can slow down the corrosion to...

Home Improvement--General: double hung window restoration, pvc lumber, butyl rubber
pvc lumber, butyl rubber, window restoration: FYI...this question came repeated 9 times into my browser. What it sounds like, you have done some homework and made some decisions based on what you can do, and what needs to be done. Within your description, I could see no flawes. I will suggest that...

Home Improvement--General: double pane double hung window, double pane, broken glass
double pane, broken glass, sash: Hello Matt, I haven t worked with Harvey before. took a look at their website. looks like a standard double hung window. i don t think replacing glass alone is possible. i would try to contact someone at harvey about getting a replacement sash...

Home Improvement--General: dougy fir floor, orbital floor sander, random orbit sander
orbital floor sander, random orbit sander, gypsum powder: Hi Bill, The 24 grit is for mastic removal. The doug should be sanded starting with 36 as the site I included recommended. If you are uncomfortable with the 24 you can start with the 36 but I have a feeling it is going to take you a long time. Doug Fir...

Home Improvement--General: draft room, leaky windows, exterior doors
leaky windows, exterior doors, gas heat: Hello Bob, The attic access door is probably not insulated, and the floor of the room above the garage needs more insulaton. These are probably your problems causing the main parts of the draft. Leaky windows, and insulation left out during construction may...

Home Improvement--General: drafty new windows, exterior sheating, window casing
exterior sheating, window casing, window sash: Dear Susan, Based on what you are describing, no, this is not a proper installation. Whether that is the main cause of the cold air leaks, I cannot tell without viewing the installation in detail in person. The area that is most important to caulk is the...

Home Improvement--General: drafty room, convection currents, heating registers
convection currents, heating registers, air convection: Bob: Sorry for the delay. Insulating all outside walls, ceilings, floors and access panels is desirable. Drafts, in general, are caused by air convection currents in the room caused by warm air rising and cold air falling. This is typically worse...

Home Improvement--General: drain pipe, food particles, broken pipe
food particles, broken pipe, baking soda: It sounds very much like a broken pipe in the wall or very near. It happens. The water is draining into the wall and leaking some food particles to become rancid and mildew. The trap is there to prevent odor from the sewar line from entering the living...

Home Improvement--General: more on drainage problems on the patio, drainage problems, filter cloth
drainage problems, filter cloth, o pipe: ok, can you do the drain pipe to the side yard? is there a side yard? this would be the easiest. if you want to do french drain. i d basically dig as close to trees and patio as you can with out disturbing the patio. the tree roots should be...

Home Improvement--General: drainage, medium rain, dry well
medium rain, dry well, noway: sometimes its hard to picture the problem prefectly, but i think you have the right solution. its something you could likely do your self. the dry well? is it existing or do you have to dig it? if you have to dig it you ll want to make sure its big...

Home Improvement--General: drainer in front of garage door, cement concrete, concrete cutter
cement concrete, concrete cutter, concrete driveway: Hi Gabe, Sorry for the long wait, but I have had some computer network card problems. The easiest and cleanest method of installing the drain is to use a power concrete cutter and cut all the way through the driveway and remove the entire section....

Home Improvement--General: drainer in front of garage door, cement concrete, drainer
cement concrete, drainer, car drive: Hi Gabe, Here is a cross section of the gutter: Driveway _________ |__ Shelves __| | | | gutter | 3 of concrete surround |__________| This gives you a place to lay your grating on the little formed...

Home Improvement--General: drawer slides, wooden drawers, drawer slides
wooden drawers, drawer slides, ball bearing slide: The typical drawer glide assemblies, take about3/8 to 1/2 of space on each side, but the typical wooded drawer slides are normally just enough clearance to keep them aligned. File cabinet hardware is the best for your full extension of use, but you probably...

Home Improvement--General: drilling thru concrete, jeff pierson, swirl pattern
jeff pierson, swirl pattern, concrete wall: two thoughts - one the cordless drill might not have enough power to go thru concrete. second - can you go over the concrete wall and thru joists in the ceiling. since i am not sure exactly what your set up is, i cannot give a mroe definitive answer. ...

Home Improvement--General: drinking water reverse osmosis, reverse osmosis system, ro unit
reverse osmosis system, ro unit, gray water: Hi Deb, Are you referring to a Reverse Osmosis system? Normally a RO unit, depending on the quality of incoming water, has a ratio similar to what you are describing. Or are you referring to the actual waste water from your home (not the sewage, but water...

Home Improvement--General: drive way sealer, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, lowes: Hello The rule of thumb for the Gardner products we sell is to allow the blacktop to cure for 1 full season before sealing, so in your case I wouldnt recommend sealing until next fall. However I cannot speak for products sold at Home Depot or Lowes, so...

Home Improvement--General: driveway, minimal traffic, quality job
minimal traffic, quality job, seal coat: Hi Jim--I am sorry for the delay in getting back with you... To be blunt, no reputable contractor will buy their asphalt sealer from a Do-It-Yourself store. Comparing their sealer to what we use is like comparing apples and oranges. The biggest difference...

Home Improvement--General: driveway, hairline cracks, bottom layer
hairline cracks, bottom layer, wits end: Hi Elaine! There is no doubt that you are frustrated with this situation so let me help you to the best of my ability. First, let s start with the repaving. Was the old asphalt completely removed, or did they overlay what was there? If they did overlay...

Home Improvement--General: driveway cracks, driveway cracks, asphalt sealer
driveway cracks, asphalt sealer, new asphalt driveway: Hi Karen! Crackfiller should be applied every year, and the driveway should be sealcoated every other year. It certainly wouldn t hurt to crackfill it this year but I would crackfill the driveway next spring, then crackfill and sealcoat in 2009! If...

Home Improvement--General: Is my driveway falling apart?, asphalt driveway, car tires
asphalt driveway, car tires, sealcoat: Hi Michael! I think you definitely need to see what your warranty says before you do anything. The crumbling asphalt could be from a couple different things: a. The asphalt was cold by the time they got to the top coat. b. There was not...

Home Improvement--General: driveway improvement, landscape architect, gravel driveway
landscape architect, gravel driveway, designer landscape: Hi Julie, My advice would be to secure the services of a Landscape Architect. They have the knowledge and design experience you are looking for and they have the added benefit of acting as a contractor for the subcontractors to get the specific tasks...

Home Improvement--General: driveway patch, concrete blade, freeze thaw
concrete blade, freeze thaw, angle grinder: sorry i didn t really cover that well. the cracks likely continue through the full depth of concrete. you ll need to get a angle grinder and a concrete blade. cut it a channel out, it doesn t have to be prefectly, the straighter your top line...

Home Improvement--General: driveway scarring, asphalt sealer, asphalt driveway
asphalt sealer, asphalt driveway, two coats: Thanks Peter! This helps me out and here are my suggestions: Like I mentioned before, asphalt needs to cure before sealer is applied and the sealer that you have on your driveway is thick, especially if two coats were squeegeed on. Also, the asphalt...

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealent, sealing a driveway, asphalt sealing
sealing a driveway, asphalt sealing, spray units: Hi Grace! Thanks so much for your question and I am happy to answer it by breaking it into a couple different parts: 1. I am not sure what area you live in, but it seems funny to me that this contractor was knocking on doors. He is either just starting...

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealer, cement blocks, bed of sand
cement blocks, bed of sand, 3d1: Here are some websites that describe it better than I could; http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=how+to+seal+asphalt&page=1&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3Daf5180a37b99fc8b%26clickedItemRank%3D1%26userQuery%3Dhow%2Bto%2Bseal%2Basphalt%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.homestore.com%252FHomeGarden%252FHomeImprovement%252FHowTos%252FHowTos%252FCRHO_SealingAsphalt.asp%26invocationType%3D-%26fromPage%3DnsBrowserRoll%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homestore.com%2FHomeGarden%2FHomeImprovement%2FHowTos%2FHowTos%2FCRHO_SealingAsphalt.asp...

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealer, brick line, cement blocks
brick line, cement blocks, asphalt driveway: Don, To seal the asphalt driveway go to your home center and purchase the sealer in a 5 gallon bucket, (you might need 2 or 3) a broom or squeege to spread it around with and some coated gloves. Find a old worn out pair of shoes and some horrible pants...

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealer, cosmetic value, driveway sealer
cosmetic value, driveway sealer, municipal sewer: It really depends on the specifications of the product. I would read the labels on the cans thoroughly and also inquire at a local paving commpany about the cut off temp for this product. Make sure the driveway is dry before you apply the sealer. Sorry...

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealer, cement blocks, many different ways
cement blocks, many different ways, root barrier: Don: I have never heard of sealing asphalt. To my knowledge asphalt is a sealer. You a can install a paved path in many different ways. You might check the library under landscaping. It will depend a lot on what you will want it to look like and how...

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealing technique, cement blocks, gallon cans
cement blocks, gallon cans, sand base: Driveway sealers come in 5 gallon cans normally. You can get a 20 wide rubber sqeegie to spread the sealer. A little practice is all it takes. (thick or thin) As for the install of pavers as they are called, most people prefer to create a sand base,...

Home Improvement--General: driveway, steel reinforcement, parking spaces
steel reinforcement, parking spaces, slab: There are two ways to do a good job of adding to concrete. One is to dig under the existing concrete about 6 deep and 6 wide to create a footing for the old and new, to reduce cracking and separation. The other is to drill holes in the side of the existing...

Home Improvement--General: drop ceiling, installing a drop ceiling, difusers
installing a drop ceiling, difusers, square holes: Hello Lewis, Yes it would be ok, but I think it would look bad. How about using the 2 x4 drop in light difusers with the little square holes in them? This should give you a nice look and let the heat escape to the area below in the basement. Or, you can...

Home Improvement--General: dry lining, mortar joints, drywall supply
mortar joints, drywall supply, plaster board: two ways to do it,attach wood 3/4 furring strips with construction glue and cement nails in mortar joints,then board over it,or we have two types of nails,3/4 stub nails,or 1 case hard nails,the stub nails work best,you lay big beads of glud over brick,then...

Home Improvement--General: dry wall/ceiling repair, chimney flashing, gypsum board
chimney flashing, gypsum board, drywall contractors: Hi Jim, I m sorry it took a while for me to get back to you on this. It s hard to tell for sure without actually seeing the damage but, I think Yes and Yes are the answers. You ll probably need to pull the tape out of the water damaged joints (look for...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, cieling, sheetrock
cieling, sheetrock, drywall: im having a little trouble with your questions, do it your selfers can rent a dry wall lift to install ceilings,you will have to decide if you can do the ceilings,for most to difficult.but tere are some that can finish .you should glue and screw the drywall....

Home Improvement--General: drywall, sound deadening, plasterboard
sound deadening, plasterboard, sheetrock: I have never even seen 3/4 sheetrock on a job... it would be a custom order I would bet. I don t know why anyone would spec a house using 3/4. The difference is negligible. If you want to hold the contractor responsible you could ask for a minor credit...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, masonry screws, drywall screws
masonry screws, drywall screws, plaster wall: Hi Doc, Yes you can put drywall over just about anything as long as you can figure out how to fasten it to the surface. That is the crux of the problem with your project. I would recommend attaching furring strips about 2 feet apart. You will probably...

Home Improvement--General: drywall?, cement board, durarock
cement board, durarock, ceiling materials: Hi Ken - In your situation you should probably use durarock or cement board. It s the same kind of product you would use in a shower enclosure. Also, you have to be sure that your grout is excellent and sealed. Most steam penetration occurs where the grout...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, light leaks, sand texture
light leaks, sand texture, finished walls: Bill, It is very very very hard to patch a wall or ceiling and get it to match the old wall or ceiling. If I was you I would deal with the contractor and have him talk to the sub. Tell the contractor what you want and let him make it happen. If he does...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, brass clips, brads
brass clips, brads, drywall: Most hardware stores carry anchors for your needs. I recommend the white screw in type. They are rated for up to 50 lbs. They come in an assortment of packages, with screws. If you plan to hang anything minor....they also have brass clips that are fastened...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, thin coats, ceiling tiles
thin coats, ceiling tiles, kilz: This is usually quite easy to fix. You can get a one gallon tub of ready mix joint compound and trowel a thin layer over the affected area. It may take 2 or 3 thin coats to get a smooth surface. It can take a hour to dry between coats....dont be in a...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, razor knife, finished room
razor knife, finished room, basement room: you said a few panels,ask if you can just remove the 4ftx4ft piece.you can cut with razor knife to stud,and remove.you should only have to do this by electrical box,also you could call residential electrical,to verify electrical work done. if he verifys first...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, stanley knife, finished room
stanley knife, finished room, basement room: hi k to be honest if it was me i would cut out the section of drywall with a Stanley knife. being very carefully of any wires. once you have remove some of the drywall you will be able to cut it to the nearest supports. once the inspector has looked at it...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, desk height, finished room
desk height, finished room, finished area: To K. RE: drywall vs. elec repairs You can cut open the drywall in the finished area as in the same manner as the unfinished .. Use a good strong beam type light at a low angle ..You should be able to see the seams cut the holes in the seams,,It...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, basement water proofing, durabond 90
basement water proofing, durabond 90, drywall tape: Tape can be found at LEOWS or Aubechon Hardware,Dykes lumber in union city N.J.or simply ask Home Depot to tell you the closest store of theirs that caries it.If you use mesh tape in a fix,make sure the tape is stuck real well,do small areas and mud as you...

Home Improvement--General: drywall application, lath metal, wood lath
lath metal, wood lath, drywall application: what kind of lath,metal or wood lath.?????????? if you are doing small patch,you can use a set mud, as a plaster man,i would plaster over the lath with structo light,plaster and finish it of with finish plaster,a do it yourselfer might have to hang drywall...

Home Improvement--General: drywall archways, drywall supply, luck jim
drywall supply, luck jim, plaster: you can use two layers of 1/4 drywall ,works the best.at drywall supply if you have in your area ,they also have 1/4 flex board. option two is wet both sides of 1/2 drywall,not soak it.then place it on a barrel ,it will slowly form over the barrel,do not...

Home Improvement--General: drywall around windows, corner beads, durrock
corner beads, durrock, bach 1: you could install green dry wall brd in window area,and keep brd bach 1/4 to calk the edges,use a set mud,but moisture in this area with most muds will rot out with time.if you have a good paint on suface it will help,but it sounds like your windows around...

Home Improvement--General: drywall to brick, mortar joints, brick fireplace
mortar joints, brick fireplace, liquid nails: Jim, You can use an adhesive like liquid nails for this and just glue the drywall right to the brick. Pretty much that or furring strips will be the 2 choices you ll have. Try to keep most of the glue in the mortar joints, that way if you ever want to take...

Home Improvement--General: drywall ceiling finish, truss hangers, drywall ceiling
truss hangers, drywall ceiling, popcorn ceilings: Hi Leigh, If it s not the joints, then it ll have to be bad shoulders on the joints, sagging drywall, or possibly truss hangers that are uneven. It s hard for me to tell whats going on without being able to see it myself, but if what you see is not so much...

Home Improvement--General: drywall choices/alternatives, wood laminate, michigan man
wood laminate, michigan man, sheetrock: are you going over studs or drywall??.sheetrock can be glued on with only 2 screws in center of sheet,but around edges a screw or nail every stud ,or 1ft centers,you will have joint to finish,and all edges can be trimmed with l bead. also you could install...

Home Improvement--General: drywall on cieling, wet insulation, michigan man
wet insulation, michigan man, cieling: if its solid and flat, paint with kilz primer,you might need to screw it tight,if it has sagged down and dried this way,it needs to be cut out and replaced to do a good job. water for a short time is one thing,you probably had wet insulation that held in...

Home Improvement--General: drywall corners/edges, rust removal products, hello jim
rust removal products, hello jim, coat of paint: Hi Dennis, That s an excellent question....I don t really know the answer to it though. Plastic corner bead (edge) wouldn t rust so I guess that would work. But I think you might want to ask one of the painting contractors to answer this one. They may...

Home Improvement--General: drywall cracks, ceiling joints, degree angles
ceiling joints, degree angles, expansion joints: yes there are rolls of tape,one brand is (no coat)for inside and out corners.this will expand only a little.if you go this route and mud these in,re screw all board on both sides of the angle,could be board is not fully tight,and if it is tight,then there...

Home Improvement--General: drywall cracks, drywall supply, drywall ceiling
drywall supply, drywall ceiling, expansion joints: Hi Bob, Sorry it took a while for me to reply. Took a little trip this weekend and just got back. I ve never used them but I can find (Google: drywall expansion joints) references to expansion joints or magic corners for drywall that would probably be...

Home Improvement--General: drywall dry enough?, tempetures, uneven surfaces
tempetures, uneven surfaces, tempratures: you just get a better job,the heat will help the wood shrink some too.did he use paper tape ,or fiberglass. how many coats after the tape is installed,we use three coats after tapping is done,tapered joints 8 ,10,skim with a 12 ,and but joints finish off...

Home Improvement--General: drywall inside corner crack repair, hairline crack, paper tape
hairline crack, paper tape, paint color: couple of ways you can go.try using a very good latex caulk.cut end very small,and aply lentgh of crack,using your finger wet,or fine paint brush lay the culk down,this will glaze it in.use a color close to your paint color.I have repaired thousands or cracks...

Home Improvement--General: drywall installation, drywall installation, butt end
drywall installation, butt end, double question: your asking a double question,installing dry wall and plastering it. if its drywall keep but ends tight and flat,prefill with a setting drwall mud like usg 45,then paper tape.when you board hang glue and screw the board,this is key,tight board,and paper...

Home Improvement--General: drywall joints, high humidity, faint shadow
high humidity, faint shadow, drywall: Hi Tom, The best way to keep things like that from happening is to use a drywall primer/sealer before you apply the color. Applying more than one color coat also will help. Oversanding (fuzzing up the facepaper along the joint), joints that aren t really...

Home Improvement--General: Putting drywall over a Lathe & Plater Ceiling, furring strips, plaster ceiling
furring strips, plaster ceiling, acoustical insulation: Dave, In fact, you can go either way. Removing the plaster and possibly the lath (if needed) is messy. Removal, however, allows you to easily make certain improvements like adding lighting, thermal or acoustical insulation, etc. I have done many ceilings...

Home Improvement--General: drywall mud peeling, ready mix, water content
ready mix, water content, drywall: They did not use normal ready mix joint compound. They used a dry mix substitut an it does not bond very well. The water content of your paint was absorbed and released its bond. If you First apply an new layer of ready mix joint compound and seal it with...

Home Improvement--General: drywall mud removal, mud removal, plaster walls
mud removal, plaster walls, kithen: there is glue from wall paper,and if they papered over drywall mud you might be able to break down with hot water.if it was primed then paperd it is sealed pretty good. you can use a wall paper remover for paper and glue,from most good stores,mixes with water,other...

Home Improvement--General: drywall over my old plaster, masonry screws, masonry drill bits
masonry screws, masonry drill bits, drywall screws: Dear Nick, There is no one perfect way to install the drywall, but there are options. You are on the right track with drilling but you will need to use masonry drill bits. They can be purchased down to a diameter of 3/16 inch which is good for this purpose....

Home Improvement--General: drywall painting, coat of paint, test wall
coat of paint, test wall, basement wall: the high gloss is causing a different sheen ,which kakes it look like different texture.if you have good smooth finished joints then texture should be close.test another wall with one more coat,and medium nap roller.a satin finish wont show as much,ji...

Home Improvement--General: drywall/plaster, drywall plaster, skip trowel
drywall plaster, skip trowel, textured wall: then i would plaster the patch,use a bonding agent and redo the ceiling.wall should be able to be patch with out doing whole wall. flooring would need to be covered make sure the plasterer can also do good blending in,maybe even with a little drywall mud...

Home Improvement--General: drywall over plaster, plaster walls, smooth texture
plaster walls, smooth texture, drywall: you can have rough but yet flat texture.if the texture is rough and uneven,then the 1/4 will follow or show,but if its that rough,will the other sizes of board screw flat or glue up tight. you could buy a sheet of wall board in the 1/4 and test to see...

Home Improvement--General: drywall over plaster, daughters room, paint stores
daughters room, paint stores, plater: there are a few ways to remove,most good paint stores sell a chemical to add to water ,then soften the wallpaper then scrape off,or steam,if its painted wall paper its much harder to remove, you can hang new drywall 1/4 or 3/8 over it screw it down and finish,...

Home Improvement--General: drywall repair, michael bruns, drywall repair
michael bruns, drywall repair, genuine allexperts expert: Hello There are two ways you can go about this. First is they make a patching kit designed just for a problem like this. Its a thin piece of aluminum with holes in it that is sticky one one side. You stick it to the wall over the hole, then using drywall...

Home Improvement--General: drywall repair, drywall screws, drywall compound
drywall screws, drywall compound, drywall repair: cut out loose tape,make sure board is tight ,run a few drywall screws into board to make sure its tight,and if area is smooth,prefill gaps and let set,usg 90 or similar 90,retape the area and refinish right over the paint,i use usg 45 0r 20,but it might set...

Home Improvement--General: drywall repair, tile backsplash, time crunch
tile backsplash, time crunch, kilz: both will work,the only problem is the layer of paperloosen up from taking off tile.so if he can remove loose drywall and do good solid repair,it will be okay.a good tradesman can do both,there is more than one way to do it right. are you painting or ading...

Home Improvement--General: drywall repair, drywall repair, thin coats
drywall repair, thin coats, paint department: Barbra, Lots of people have put holes in there drywall with doorknobs. The drywall people know this and came up with a fix just for this. SO go to the paint department at your local home store and ask for a drywall patch. They come in a few sizes so you...

Home Improvement--General: drywall or sheetrock, cement board, moisture resistance
cement board, moisture resistance, couple layers: it is being used as a backer for tub surround.if it was the installers problem ,then he should replace the board.if he ruined the wall,then he should replace it.also next time use cement board for this,it will not rot out.green board is only moisture resistanty,any...

Home Improvement--General: drywall tape, drywall tape, control joints
drywall tape, control joints, steam baths: they probably hung the drywall up to door ,and put a piece over the doors,then what happens it keeps cracking on the weakest point.when we hang board the joints in center of door ,or we router out the door so there isnt a seem there. they do make control...

Home Improvement--General: drywall texture, drywall texture, drywall supply
drywall texture, drywall supply, pin holes: yes you can.if its a flat paint.you can get a few pin holes from moisture trying to get out through the new mud.if semigloss ,i would roll on a bonding agent from ,plaster drywall supply house.this gives it a chemical bond,besides the mechanicle bond.usg bonding,or...

Home Improvement--General: drywall texturing, drywall texturing, drywall supply
drywall texturing, drywall supply, drywall compound: usually the mud in bag we use on the joints,and the premix for texturing.we use 1/2 drill with a mud mixing paddle. you can buy a small paddle for mixing at a supply house,toher wise your mixing by hand, also being a professional we dont really slap it...

Home Improvement--General: drywall warping/tape cracking, seam tape, repair job
seam tape, repair job, paper tape: you probably have sprayed ceilings.usually a boughten and mixed spray.with out being able to see it and check over very hard to give good report. it could be possible before you bought this home someone did some fast repairs and sprayed the ceilings.also...

Home Improvement--General: drywall, tile setter, fiberglass tape
tile setter, fiberglass tape, necessary thanks: Hi Joe, For new construction we always tape the joints (including inside corners)and spot the nails at least once. In your case, it s probably not necessary. Except that one way or the other I think you need to reinforce the joints with a fiberglass tape...

Home Improvement--General: duct tape glue, tape residue, nothing works
tape residue, nothing works, duct tape: Joy, Have you tried Oops? I ve used a few times to remove duct tape residue and it worked pretty well. Here s a link: http://www.homaxproducts.com/catalog/oopsmulti.html You should be able to get it at Walmart. If not there, then I d try a hardware...

Home Improvement--General: duct tape wallets, duct tape wallets, credit card holder
duct tape wallets, credit card holder, side pockets: Tucker, If you are talking about a credit card holder, I might be able to help. What I usually do is tear off a strip of tape that is about an inch wider than a credit card. Then, I tear off another strip that is the width of the credit card. Stick the...

Home Improvement--General: duplex wall removal, concrete block wall, proper substitute
concrete block wall, proper substitute, stud wall: To TONY.. RE: wall removing The wall can be removed,,,but must replace the load carrying ability with a proper substitute....A duplex wall can be tricky. The problems will be how the building was put together in the beginning... A lot of...

Home Improvement--General: duplex wall, change good luck, masonry construction
change good luck, masonry construction, question the answer: Tony, Thanks for your question. The answer depends on the architecture of your homes. Typically the wall between the two attached houses is a firewall and is masonry construction, and is bearing the weight of the floors. If that is the case, you will...

Home Improvement--General: dust, dryer vent, neat freak
dryer vent, neat freak, tenneesse: A house is not designed to be air tight. It must breathe. The dryer vent is an open air duct. A bathroom fan is an open duct. Windows have a fuzzy seal that lets it breathe. When a door is opened, it sucks air in from the outdoors. Clothes bring is...

Home Improvement--General: EIFS, eifs system, eifs systems
eifs system, eifs systems, thin brick: Personally we don t use any EIFS system on our projects. I have seen them used on other projects and they seemed to be draining and working well. Unfortunately I don t have enough knowledge in this category to give you a fair answer. Sorry I can t help you...

Home Improvement--General: Electrical Grounding, wood frame construction, knob and tube wiring
wood frame construction, knob and tube wiring, masonry brick: Dear Wes, Presuming your house is somewhere in the United States, I take this to mean that your home is wired with two-wire ungrounded romex wire (also affectionately known as rag wire due to its cloth covering) Most houses with this type of wire will...

Home Improvement--General: Electrical Plans, electrical plans, recepticle
electrical plans, recepticle, recepticles: I assume that you have already checked the circuit breaker for a tripped breaker. Try reseting the breaker. If this doesn t do it then look at the outside recepicles. The outside recepticles should be GFI protected so look for a little red reset button...

Home Improvement--General: Electrical Wiring - what to do with an unused live wire, top of the stairs, three way switches
top of the stairs, three way switches, hot system: Dear Cory, First of all, I never recommend that electrical wiring be done by persons who are not professionally trained. There is a real danger of electric shock or a fire when the work is not done by a qualified person with professional training and oversight....

Home Improvement--General: Enamel finish on new cast iron sink flaking off, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, eljer: Hello The first thing I would do is call Eljer and tell them what happened. Your sink is defiantly under warranty and it sounds as if a piece of the porcelain didnt adhere to the cast iron. Im sure they will send you another sink, and if you ask nicely...

Home Improvement--General: Enclosed Balcony flooding, drainage problem, screen material
drainage problem, screen material, metal frame: Will, My guess is that there are already hole on the outside of the metal frame. The water should run down the screen and into the track and then out the hole to the outside of the frame. The problem is that these holes have become clogged. Dirt is a...

Home Improvement--General: Energy Conservation, answer board, film technique
answer board, film technique, infrared film: Jack: Without doing a heating and cooling calculation there is no way for me to tell. Doing so is way outside the scope of this answer board. Maybe you can find someone local who does that work. Or maybe you can try the infrared film technique and...

Home Improvement--General: Enlarging an older brick home, brick ranch, brick exterior
brick ranch, brick exterior, brick wall: I am going to assume that you wish to enlarge by moving a wall out, not just diminishing an existing room. You may need an engineer to draw plans for this. In some areas, your walls are not just brick exterior and wood frame interior, but a mass brick wall...

Home Improvement--General: Entrance Door modification, tampa florida area, solid doors
tampa florida area, solid doors, entrance doors: Donna, Most door distributors sell glass kits that are made to be installed into solid doors. They consist of an inner and outer molded retainer frame, and a glass panel. Try Huttig Building Products (863-420-7723). They can t sell to you, but they...

Home Improvement--General: Entry Wooden door has hair line cracks, hairline cracks, humidity fluctuations
hairline cracks, humidity fluctuations, gorilla glue: Hi Robert, OK, I got you now. I think I would not use any glue at this point. If you use the Sikkens, you can get in in a tinted color sealer so you can skip the stain step. That is provided one of the colors they have available suits you. They have light...

Home Improvement--General: Evidence of wood rot, oil base paint, heat lamps
oil base paint, heat lamps, relative situation: Depending on the current weather, you might try using heat lamps to dry the wood out. If you can get it to approximately 15% or less humidiy, you might be able to treat it with an oil base paint or primer or linsead oil or something to protect from future...

Home Improvement--General: Exhaust Fan in Garage, improper ventilation, power vent
improper ventilation, power vent, ridge vent: Hello Carol, For the little costs involved, ventilation is one of the biggest factors in a home. Yes go to www.lomanco.com These folks really have answers as well as do answer questions for any of us. I just did attend a seminar done by Fred Lyle our local...

Home Improvement--General: Expanding a door way., queen sized mattress, doorframe
queen sized mattress, doorframe, jambs: Scott, thanks for your question. I do not have a lot of information to work with, but I will explain the major points to you so that you can understand what you can and cannot do. I would like to know how much you are missing, because that will allow us...

Home Improvement--General: Expanding a doorway opening in plaster, doorway frame, wood lath
doorway frame, wood lath, bearing wall: i only do plastering and drywall.sounds like a wood lath and old plaster,do not pound on the walls or it will crumble.cut the wall openings with mason blade in circlar saw,and plastic off room from the dust and were a mask. a sawzall will shake the walls...

Home Improvement--General: Expanding Main Beam, floor joist size, narrow hallway
floor joist size, narrow hallway, basement location: TO DAVE RE: MAIN BEAM PROBLEMS 2nd Dave-- from what you have said I don t think the beam is your problem... I d start with what s holding up the beam and what are the other supports that go out from the center of the beam.. In the winter...

Home Improvement--General: Expansion Joint, silicon caulk, silicone caulk
silicon caulk, silicone caulk, nooks and crannies: Hi Jeff! The silicone caulk is definitely a great product. Funny enough, I have a concrete driveway (it came with the house) and that is exactly what I used in the expansion joint between the concrete pad and garage. If the material starts to shrink,...

Home Improvement--General: Expansion joints between concrete and asphalt driveway, concrete sidewalk, backer rod
concrete sidewalk, backer rod, asphalt driveway: Hi Jeff and let me thank you for your question! ABSOLUTELY this joint should be filled so that water cannot get underneath. Go to your local home improvement store and go to the caulking section. There will be an asphalt caulk--(if you aren t sure ask...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Brick Renovation, masonry stain, rust stains
masonry stain, rust stains, mildew remover: Hello Timothy, We recently had some stained and painted problem brick on a 1957 home. Our project involved removing a front entry door and filling in with brick to match existing brick wall. After stripping it with a lye mixture which removed all of the...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Draintile, path of least resistance, waterproofing system
path of least resistance, waterproofing system, drain tile: Sandra, If this were a new construction situation we would waterproof the wall before backfilling, then put the drain tile down on the footer, cover it with about 2-3 ft. of gravel, then backfill high enough to allow a slope of at least 6 in 10 away from...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Paint, wood paneling, exterior paint
wood paneling, exterior paint, old paint: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. Ive been having server problems and havnt been able to access my email all week! The object you trying to accomplish is to remove all the loose and peeling paint. How you do this is up to you, but a pressure...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Paint, wood paneling, exterior paint
wood paneling, exterior paint, old paint: Hey Charlie, The best advice that I can give you is for you to go to your favorite local painting pro supplier, and follow their given steps to the letter. Sherwin-Williams, Porter, etc. Though you may, you probably will not find this service and knowledge...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Paint, high pressure washer, propane torch
high pressure washer, propane torch, paint stripper: Hi Charlie, The first method I would use would be the pressure washer. A high pressure washer will remove much of the loose paint easily. The next step is a judgement call on your part. If the paint is layered or really thickly, you may have to use various...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Paint, oil base paint, wood paneling
oil base paint, wood paneling, exterior paint: What a task you attempt. First start by scraping off any loose materials. There is a grinding wheel made for drill that will remove more of the loose, but not so loose, materials. You will need to consider either an oil base primer or oil base paint to...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior painting - scaffolding, wooden siding, extension ladders
wooden siding, extension ladders, exterior painting: The easiest solution is to RENT your scaffolding. It is pricy but you can get all you need. Most equipment rental yards have, or can get whatever you need. Some rentals will actually set it up for you. The only reason I send you this way is your need...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior plaster, cement stucco, exterior plaster
cement stucco, exterior plaster, wet sponge: There is a special sponge that is made for surfacing stucco. It is cheap enough and easy to learn. If you dont like the results..you can do it over. It is only a matter of getting enough stucco mix on the wall to smear it around. You can apply with a trowel...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior plaster, cement stucco, exterior plaster
cement stucco, exterior plaster, barbeque pit: there are a few materials that can be used,sto material,base coat,then finish,or Portland cement,with silica sand.1 bag cement to 4 bags 80lb silica,and 1 bag plaster lime,its real hard to explain the hole process,thats why we have a 4 year apprenticeship.you...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Shutters/Log Home, exterior logs, vinyl shutters
exterior logs, vinyl shutters, transparent stains: Joanne, Yes, vinyl shutters can be used and are a good low maintenance choice versus wood shutters. Over the years many maintenance issues have opened the way for the use of vinyl, metal, paint or solid stains versus all wood, all transparent stains. ...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Steps Installation, drip water, lag screws
drip water, lag screws, exterior steps: Steve, Remove the vinyl siding so the stair will bear on structure. There is hopefully flashing under the door to drip water coming down the side of the house out away from the wall. This flashing could be extended to cap the 2x6 (riser/header?) board....

Home Improvement--General: Exterior slate application on concrete block, masonry blade, slate tiles
masonry blade, slate tiles, brazilian slate: Jim, Please send along photos to info@majordesigngroup.com A couple of things: A wet saw is superior for getting a smooth clean cut. If you are OK with a chipped and slightly irregular cut, a dry diamond blade in a circular say will work. Wear an...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Trim Repair, wet fingers, wet towel
wet fingers, wet towel, wood filler: DAP as caulk will shrink. If the gap is large enough, use an exterior spackle. NON shrinking. You can apply with a putty knife, trowel or fingers. The best part is that while is it setting up, you can use wet fingers or wet towel to smooth it over. Less...

Home Improvement--General: Exterior Wood Trim recommendation, vinyl siding, weathering
vinyl siding, weathering, exterior wood: I d just use vinyl to replace it. wood is so much more work and if you have vinyl siding then your exterior will be relatively maintenance free. if you want to use wood then i recommend a cedar or redwood. these are naturally repellent to weathering....

Home Improvement--General: egress window wells/area walls, egress window wells, cinder block
egress window wells, cinder block, area walls: Hello Veronica, i don t know your city rules but check with them, they might allow something other than bolting. the other thing you can do is make it look like its bolted. assuming the well is solid and you can t pull it away from the house by...

Home Improvement--General: electrial wiring, 3 way switches, way switch
3 way switches, way switch, light switch: Hello I could try to explain this with my own words, but I have a link to a really good page on truevalue.com that even has pictures! A picture of the wiring schematic is much more helpful when it comes to this. If you need some help after seeing this just...

Home Improvement--General: electric range installation, food preparation area, wood studs
food preparation area, wood studs, ge electric: Will: You will need to talk to GE about clearance to combustibles. I would not want to leave any open walls especially in a food preparation area. It is impossible to assume no food will be spilled on the range top and not find its way to inside the...

Home Improvement--General: electric, white bottom, leg jerks
white bottom, leg jerks, receptacles: It is not often wired this way, due to unpracticed electricians, however, you have a good one. The little brass tab on the side where the black and red wires are connected,,,,tear that tab off. This is a split circuit recepticle. It allows two separate...

Home Improvement--General: electrical outlet, electrical outlet, bathroom wall
electrical outlet, bathroom wall, power source: Hi Leslie, It is not a DIY job. It requires running a line from a power source to the bathroom wall. Depending on how your house is constructed this can be rather time consuming or relatively easy. There is no way for me to say without seeing how your house...

Home Improvement--General: electrical, circuts, electrical outlets
circuts, electrical outlets, electricians: Hi Andy, No. Your baseboard heat is 220 VAC and the outlets as well ast those lights are 110 VAC. Yes, I know all about splitting them off into two 110 VAC circuts, but too many construction workers and electricians have been killed by now ot turn this...

Home Improvement--General: empty house, winterizing home, toilet tanks
winterizing home, toilet tanks, slab floor: TO JEROME RE: WINTERIZING HOME Jerome-- I m a strong believe believer in leaving some heat on..Especially older like 1930-1950 houses.. They all have multiple layers of old lead paint and usually some wallpaper. These material along with...

Home Improvement--General: engineered wood floors, engineered wood floors, glue system
engineered wood floors, glue system, concrete slab: Hi Chris, How big of an area are you talking about? What do you mean when you say you had a change in floor levels? Is this in the same room or going from one room to another? Did you put your floor over a concrete slab? If not, what is the subfloor?...

Home Improvement--General: enlarging an existing door opening, mud room, reputable contractor
mud room, reputable contractor, mudroom: Brenda, This question about altering framing needs to be answered by a local architect, building inspector or reputable contractor. You need a local pro to determine if you need a permit and the effect of the proposed structural changes. Sorry I can t help...

Home Improvement--General: entry door, fence builder, second floors
fence builder, second floors, carpentry: Greg: You will need to remove the studs on the side(s) that you want the opening to be expanded too. The header will need to be replaced the studs may be reused if they are not too damaged from removal. Studs are relatively cheap to the time of salvaging...

Home Improvement--General: entry door, dead bolt, strike plates
dead bolt, strike plates, little investigation: A little investigation will give you the answer. Put a piece of tape on the wall where the bolts touch. Mark center of the latch and the dead bolt. Transfer those marks into the strike plates and see if they will go into the holes. Next measure the distance...

Home Improvement--General: entry door, foam insulation, first hope
foam insulation, first hope, bottom corners: Cindy, I am going to make the assumption that it is leaking around the frame and not the door itself. Because if it is leaking around the door just add some weather stripping to the door and frame and this should stop the leak. Now the frame is...

Home Improvement--General: entry door window frame replacement, steel doors, fan light
steel doors, fan light, window frame: T.J. I am sure that someplace there is a replacement for what you are looking for. I would just go ahead and Google the door manufacturer and see if they can supply that replacement. If you do not know the maker if the door then you are going to have to...

Home Improvement--General: entry door, even space, jamb
even space, jamb, mortise: Tom: If you did work work around the hinges it is possible you you changed the plumb of the door or the original hinge mortises were not correct. Check to see that you have an even space all the way around the door. If not you can pad the hinges to move...

Home Improvement--General: entry doors/square, judgement call, entry doors
judgement call, entry doors, steel doors: Hi Dennis, The header and jambs are pretty much set and will not be reconfigured without quite of an effort, so my advice is to reset the door frame with shims to the existing framework unless it has been damaged. Remove the entire door, frame and all...

Home Improvement--General: epoxy removal, epoxy removal, inconspicuous place
epoxy removal, inconspicuous place, luck steve: Hi Terrell, I would recommend dynamite!! Seriously, epoxy is generally considered a permanent adhesive. However I have heard that acetone or oven cleaner will sometimes work to remove it. If you use either one let it sit for awhile and try to pry it loose...

Home Improvement--General: epoxy removal, epoxy removal, mirror wall
epoxy removal, mirror wall, packing tape: Terrel, Sorry but once epoxy hardens it is a done deal. I assume this is a large (3x4 ...) wall mirror. The mirror needs to be taped with 3 packing tape, diagonally, vertically and horizontally (to keep it from exploding all over you) (wear goggles,...

Home Improvement--General: exhaust fan, exhaust tubing, exhaust outlet
exhaust tubing, exhaust outlet, paint job: TO BOB RE: FAN CLEARANCE Bob--from the consensus of the codes,, I ve found that 3 feet is the minimum distance for a fan opening...For instance,,when we installed a new gas meter setting on the outside of a new house,, it always had to be at least...

Home Improvement--General: expansion joint on my stocco home, pella windows and doors, putty knife
pella windows and doors, putty knife, dow corning: The expansion joint has flexible caulk in it. Currently the caulk is recessed into the joint to the point where it causes a bit of a shadow inside the joint. There s really no reason why the expansion joint couldn t be filled more. What I would do, which most...

Home Improvement--General: expert testimony, concrete sidewalk, expert testimony
concrete sidewalk, expert testimony, lower manhattan: To Mr.Smith: I really don t under stand your question..It s not really a question...I have been an expert witness in the areas that you mentioned...The cost for the items you ask about are going to vary from 1 to 4 times for the different area of...

Home Improvement--General: exterior door, lattice type, door latch
lattice type, door latch, wide gap: I was thinking that would have been the only thing I never covered. What usually has happened in this case is the frame has come away from the wall on one side or the other. It s either pulled away at the top of the lock side or the bottom on the hinge side....

Home Improvement--General: exterior door replace in basement, 2x6 walls, framing system
2x6 walls, framing system, wall framing: Jack, From your description, the thickness of the concrete wall will have no bearing on the door itself. You are installing the door in the stud framing, not the masonry, correct? If you want to extend the door jambs into the masonry opening, to cover...

Home Improvement--General: exterior door replacement, gold sticker, quality manufacturers
gold sticker, quality manufacturers, exterior door: Hello Carol, Fiberglass is the most energy efficient, and is what we are now installing over wood or metal. The rating on the gold sticker on the door is more important than the brand nowadays. Your supplier will translate the ratings for you. Have a good...

Home Improvement--General: exterior door, finished wall, jambs
finished wall, jambs, exterior door: Joyce, I doubt that the new door frame is 4 thick unless you had it custom made. Standard doors come with 4 9/16 jambs. In any case, you must mount the new door with the inside face of the jamb flush with the inside face of the finished wall. If...

Home Improvement--General: exterior doorframe finish, aluminum siding, fireplace mantel
aluminum siding, fireplace mantel, good riddance: The sides would not be a big deal...wood trim would cover 3 , but the 8 overhead...that can be a tricky fix. If you can get a lintel and have it made to fit overhead...kinda like a fireplace mantel....you might get away with that. It may need to be that...

Home Improvement--General: exterior insulation and vinyl siding, silicone caulk, brick siding
silicone caulk, brick siding, rigid insulation: Do you have a crawl space? Most of those homes do. It could be a loss of insulation in the floor area allowing the cold to infiltrate. Check you electrical outlets..you can have an airflow coming thru them as well. It sound lik the brick/siding issue was...

Home Improvement--General: exterior siding problem, siding problem, sequoia redwood
siding problem, sequoia redwood, giant sequoia: Hello Kevin, Your siding is drying out. It probably was never back primed before installation which allows this to happen quicker. For the future: Your siding sounds like the resawn Western Red Cedar instead of Giant Sequoia Redwood.Either need to be back...

Home Improvement--General: exterior siding, siding panels, story townhome
siding panels, story townhome, exterior siding: The two most common siding panels are the T-111 4 groove and 8 grove. If this is what you have...it is fairly easy to replace as needed. It laps on one side only and lets you pull off in that direction. It is widely available at most lumber yards...

Home Improvement--General: exterior storm door, degree angles, storm doors
degree angles, storm doors, exterior doors: Most aluminum storm doors are cut at 45 degree angles, top and bottom and screwed together. You should be able to remove the screws from the bottom, pull it apart, cut the too sides...2 ...and put it back together. A vinyl door may not have that luxuary...

Home Improvement--General: exterior stucco, cement plaster, exterior stucco
cement plaster, exterior stucco, masonry surface: I am sorry for the ugliness. You can paint the brick.???? You can stucco over any masonry surface, and you can prep any wood surface for stucco. Stucco and plaster are nearly the same. Stucco has sand...plaster doesnt. Some stucco mixes are using plastic...

Home Improvement--General: exterior stucco, cement stucco, stucco system
cement stucco, stucco system, plastering tools: that question covers a big answer.are you looking at cement stucco,or a foam insulating stucco system???/ either way sidding would be stripped off down to plywood,then your ready for a system..so are you asking how to do it,or if someone could do it,it...

Home Improvement--General: exterior stucco, cement stucco, interior plaster
cement stucco, interior plaster, metal lath: is the stucco over block or plywood.as it will hard to nail to, other wise you will need to install furring strips.the stucco should be over metal lath,and if so is very hard to remove.im in michigan,and we have not installed cement stucco for a few years...

Home Improvement--General: exterior window box, handyman service, empolyee
handyman service, empolyee, window boxes: Hi Tammie, Any restoration carpenter in the empolyee of a restoration contractor should be able to do this. A handyman service will also do small jobs like this too. Insist they send a good carpenter for the job. Some of the materials can sometimes be...

Home Improvement--General: extremely dry, wall carpet, moist air
wall carpet, moist air, humidifier: Moisture is heavy, thus it does not easily flow upstairs. You need to create more air movement within the house. Push cool moist air up, push warm dry air down. Ceiling fans help, but if you could put a duct from the attic, to the basement and create a...

Home Improvement--General: False charges by Contractor, lighting circuit, basement ceiling
lighting circuit, basement ceiling, porcelin: It sounds like you didnt do a good job of builder research. If your in an area that has licences and permits your builder is leading down the wrong path. For a job as big as awhole basement the builder,electrician.plumber,heating man should all have permits...

Home Improvement--General: False Walls, piece at a time, shadow box
piece at a time, shadow box, video equipment: Patricia, This should be relatively easy to do, the most important step will be the planning, first, sit down and draw out the wall, plan every detail ahead, the locations of all the items you want to incorporate into it, tv, video equipment, shadow box shelves,...

Home Improvement--General: Fascia board repair, drip edge, abatron
drip edge, abatron, sealing material: Shlomo, First, before repairing the damage, you need to determine the cause and fix it. When a fascia is rotting it usually means the shingles have an inadequate overhang, or no drip edge was installed or installed incorrectly, or in some boxed soffits...

Home Improvement--General: Fence for Horses, rocky soils, electric fences
rocky soils, electric fences, fence line: Kurt, I suggest three strands of foreign made barbed wire, and a bunch of fence posts. I do not especially like electric fences. Guess, I have shocked myself on one too many times. Place three posts at the corners for one fence line. You will have a corner...

Home Improvement--General: Fence post loose at base, fence post, fence posts
fence post, fence posts, wood fence: David, My guess is that the post was slightly moist and now it has dried and shrunk. So it is loose in the concrete. You best bet would be to dig down to the concrete and see if the post is loose in the concrete or the whole thing is loose in the ground....

Home Improvement--General: Fence Replacement, hurricane katrina, foot fence
hurricane katrina, foot fence, metal poles: Replacing the poles and the concrete will return it to its prior strength, however, if you upgrade the pipe to strengthen that support, it will take more abuse. It would be more expensive, but if you use galvanized water pipe.....it will take twice the force...

Home Improvement--General: Fence stain, cedar fence, cedar fencing
cedar fence, cedar fencing, mold cleaning: Jo, There are a variety of finish removers for outdoor wood, but if the fence is of any size at all the job would be very time consuming. I assume that the fence is rough-sawn or at least semi-rough, so the orange stain is probably really well adhered....

Home Improvement--General: Fences, steel fence, rail fence
steel fence, rail fence, link fence: A chail link fence is durable and nearly maintenance free...but ugly. A brick or block wall is getting close to durable...but when a hole is put it in....maintenance is harder. Wrought Iron and steel can last a long time...but needs painting every couple...

Home Improvement--General: Fences, premixed concrete, concrete need
premixed concrete, concrete need, working with concrete: Hello Dan, Depending upon the experience of the dogs, you may only have to go a foot or two horizontally in from the fencing to do the trick. In all of the kennels full of dogs, I have not had a problem. First we will go simple to see how much the dogs...

Home Improvement--General: Fencing, insect proof, fence material
insect proof, fence material, rot proof: Hi JO, I would vote for treated southern yellow pine. It s insect proof, rot proof and practically weather proof for about 20 years under normal conditions. The down side is it s not as attractive as your alternative woods and will age to a grayish color...

Home Improvement--General: Fencing, cedar id, fence panel
cedar id, fence panel, fence material: Hello I dont know much about spruce, but cedar is naturally rot and decay proof, where the treated is obviously pine that is chemically treated. Were you planning on staining the fence? If not, treated might be the way to go as it weathers to a light gray...

Home Improvement--General: Fense Posts, vinyl fence posts, premix concrete
vinyl fence posts, premix concrete, many different ways: Hi George, Though all are hollow, there are many different ways to construct vinyl fence posts. Some have steel inside, others have stainless steel inside, and yet others do not have anything inside. Therefore; it is okay either way if the soil or dry premix...

Home Improvement--General: Fiberglass French doors - deformation, temperature differentials, metal doors
temperature differentials, metal doors, french doors: Your problem with the manufacturer is not unusual. Your problem with the door is. Wood and metal doors, that are built properly have a 1/16 allowable flex. When the rep told you they MAY resolve themselves...he opened the door to you MAY Need to replace...

Home Improvement--General: Filling in between a tile back splash and granite counter tops, tile back splash, squeeze tube
tile back splash, squeeze tube, color match: Pat, If the granite counter installer said not to use the silicon then I would stay away from that, WHich leaves you with a couple of options. One would be to use a non silicon caulking and I think that you can even get this color match but not in a big...

Home Improvement--General: Finish Basement Help, mold and mildew, sump basin
mold and mildew, sump basin, diameter hole: Hello Jeff, I do not understand your framing question? The moisture must be isolated to the exterior. This sump pump moisture area must be isolated from the interior spaces so the molds and mildews are not a problem This will as you proposed, cause a mold...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing 3 basement walls, construction adhesives, patching concrete
construction adhesives, patching concrete, yellow tube: Construction adhesives seldom bond to concrete. Look for a caulking tube labeled...PL. It is usually a yellow tube. It is for weather stripping, caulking windows and patching concrete. It is extremely rubbery, and messy. It can take 24hrs to cure enough...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing Basement, wick moisture, cement block
wick moisture, cement block, wall studs: Raj, The proper way to build walls is to use a 2x4 bottom plate and a double 2x4 top plate with wall studs (2x4) every 16 between the plates. You can then nail the top plate to the bottom of the first floor joists. I would also recommend that any of...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing basement, concrete basement walls, 2x4 stud
concrete basement walls, 2x4 stud, slab floor: Hello Mark, In rare cases, a spring is located under a concrete floor which gives rise to a leakage problem. Since you have not said anything about the basement leaking, it is probably ok to anchor into the floor. The underside of the concrete is the important...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing a basement, sound proofing material, floor joists
sound proofing material, floor joists, wool insulation: Hello Anthony, Yes, insulate, but with no fiberglass, cellulose, or wool insulation materials. Use rigid or sprayed foam. My preference is a couple of inches of sprayed Icynene foam. Construct a frame wall slightly off the basement wall attached to the floor...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing basement, foam board insulation, plywood floor
foam board insulation, plywood floor, furring strips: Hello Will, First check for any radon treatment necessary. Kits are available for this purpose, or you can call a pro usually listed in the yellow pages. Once this issue is resolved, find out the recommended hardwood manufacture s procedure for the installation...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing a basement, shoe mold, plumbing fixture
shoe mold, plumbing fixture, plumbing supply: Linda, The following is based on little to no knowledge about your project so it is at best broad brush. 1) plumbing sewer and sump rough-in and possibly supply and vent line preparation 2) wall and ceiling framing 3) plumbing supply and vent rough-in...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing a basement, wall anchors, wall insulation
wall anchors, wall insulation, louvered doors: Hi Amador, The best insulation would be sprayed foam into your wall cavities. It just may be as reasonable costing as sticking foam to the walls and sealing all cracks with low expanding foam. I know ours is about 1.25/SF for R 13, which is about 3 of Icynene...

Home Improvement--General: "Finishing" my covered patio - windows, drywall?, window sills, support framing
window sills, support framing, patio windows: Sue, Not sure exactly what you want as an end product, but if you want a screened in room to sit in then make just that. If you want a room that you will furnish, carpet, or a addition then make that. If you just want a sortof finished room but may or...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing a covered patio, window sills, support framing
window sills, support framing, construction windows: I have concerns for the elevation of the patio in relation to the yard. You need 4 of elevation different to guard against water running in from the yard. I am not sure that I understood the roof. Is it an open or shingled roof cover. If it is water tight,...

Home Improvement--General: Finishing Nailer, installing hardwood floors, hardwood flooring
installing hardwood floors, hardwood flooring, nagging wife: Richard, The floating type floors snap together so there should be a gap if done correctly. You will have a gap around the edges that you just cover with 1/2 round moulding. Even with nail in place flooring you will have some gaps because not all boards...

Home Improvement--General: Fireplace hearth and wall protection clearances, txstate edu, fireplace hearth
txstate edu, fireplace hearth, vermont castings: Bob: It can be expected that the Protected and Unprotected distances are based on what can be assured. I would assume that if you built a qualified fire place box you could reduce the distance to the minimum needed for cleaning. The thickness and cost...

Home Improvement--General: Fireplace Refinish - Drywall, flat screen tv, firestop
flat screen tv, firestop, framing materials: Hi, With the fireplace in operation, I wouldn t think that the brick would get much more than slightly warm...but I m also not an expert in that area so don t take my word for it. If you have concerns, having used the fireplace, check it out with the local...

Home Improvement--General: First time homeowner, many questions, pamela pamela, brick foundation
pamela pamela, brick foundation, wood paneling: Pamela, I know what you are going through and I sympathize. I would like to give you some advice, but if you can, please take some photos of the following and e-mail them to me at info@majordesigngroup.com (1) the area in the basement where the inspector...

Home Improvement--General: Fix 2, broom stick, sheetrock
broom stick, sheetrock, drywall: if its only 2 wide ,mix up some setting drywall mud real stiff(like usg45,or sheetrock 45),and when you fill the hole push mud into sides of repair,this will key mud in to the edges,then hold blade of drywall knife flat and scrape of excess.let it set. ...

Home Improvement--General: Fixing ceiling and floor after leak, vinyl sheet flooring, carpet padding
vinyl sheet flooring, carpet padding, pedestal fan: It depends on whether the sheetrock ceiling firms up when it dries. (This is very possible). I suggest aiming a fan at the ceiling area for the weekend and seeing how firm it is on Monday. It s good that there wasn t alot of water trapped above the sheetrock...

Home Improvement--General: Fixing a curtain rail, curtain rail, attachements
curtain rail, attachements, reinforcements: A Molley bolt may be the only way now. If the hole is too big to get another anchor in..the molley has large wings that will expand behind the wall to give some strength. If the hole is too big for that....you will need to have the hole cut out, and new...

Home Improvement--General: Fixing doors, spring mechanisms, kitchen cupboard
spring mechanisms, kitchen cupboard, cabinet hinges: In reverse order, the cabinet hinges have spring mechanisms that help close and hold closed. Those springs do break. If you swap some hinges around from other cabinet doors, you might be able to restore the closing ability. The pantry door may need some...

Home Improvement--General: Fixing hole in wall:, hole in wall, proper tools
hole in wall, proper tools, drywall: thats big holes for a new home.too big for spackle.i would pick up a 5 or 6 wide drywall knife,also some bag mix of 45 0r 90 usg ,or sheet rock mud,this you mix with water,just enough for the work you are doing.the number on bag represents time it takes...

Home Improvement--General: Fixing things to crappy walls, rawl plugs, patching plaster
rawl plugs, patching plaster, wood lathe: If I may...assume. If your plaster in applied to wood lathe...you need to seek a stud in the wall for any strength. That type of wall covering is so old that it is actually starting to decay. ( 20 s). If the plaster is applied to a gysom wallboard, you...

Home Improvement--General: Fixing things to crappy walls, rawl plugs, plaster board
rawl plugs, plaster board, wall anchors: Lindsay, The only advice that I can give you is that you have to get to the brick behind the plaster. IF you want to anchor anything to the wall. You might need a longer bit, on a hammer drill. THen put in a brick anchor (plastic) or use a brick screw...

Home Improvement--General: Flag bracket, siding contractors, vinyl siding
siding contractors, vinyl siding, mounting brackets: Hi Bob, I do not know of a specific product and have asked some of my siding contractors. The best suggestion I have is to use a regular bracket but locate the studs and make sure you mount it with screws that are long enough to penetrate the studs. It...

Home Improvement--General: Flashing for Deck Roof Ledger, masonry blade, differential movement
masonry blade, differential movement, deck framing: David, You do not actually flash the shed roof ridge board but the high edge of the roofing - just in case you are thinking of a deck detail. I recommend counter flashing. One piece is workable, if you pay attention to sealing the nail holes. There is...

Home Improvement--General: Flooded Home, orange peel texture, drywall finishers
orange peel texture, drywall finishers, drywall finisher: you can email to me direct at jimmyt53@verizon.net for moisture areas use green board.if you replace the 4ft brd,you will glue and screw the drywall brd to studs.if using glue per stud ,then 2 screws in center of each stud.so you have them on edge of brd,and...

Home Improvement--General: Floor and Shower Tile costs, shower tile, cost per square foot
shower tile, cost per square foot, tile work: Hi Veda, There is no way I can answer this question without reviewing the job contract. Most of the time the quotes for materials cost per square foot do include delivery and profit. However, I would ask your contractor to be sure you aren t hit with...

Home Improvement--General: Flooring-Leveling, dricore subfloor, floor leveler
dricore subfloor, floor leveler, little holes: hello, you definitely should try to level the floor as your subject suggests. this is tricky, you rent right? how much do you want to spend or landlord agreed to credit you? the best way to do this is to take up old floor and use cement based...

Home Improvement--General: Flooring, installing hardwood flooring, oak stairs
installing hardwood flooring, oak stairs, shoe molding: Bob, If you are installing new stairs, then it is generally easier to install the flooring first, then simply affix your first tread/riser onto the floor. Remember to take floor thickness into account for proper stair rise. The riser normally must be...

Home Improvement--General: Floors, roll up the carpet, subfloor installation
roll up the carpet, subfloor installation, new carpet: Hello, Roll up the carpet and pad. Vacuum up the dirt. Do not use a wet mop. Using screws, refasten with a screw at eight inches on center in the subfloor. Along the edges on the joists should be screwed down 4-6 inches on center. Drive down any protruding...

Home Improvement--General: Fluorescent light problem, mud room, rest of yesterday
mud room, rest of yesterday, light tube: Hi Jennifer, There is no question that fluorescent lights are one of the craziest of all lights when it comes to diagnosing a problem. Can you tell me if your fluorescent light has a ballast and/or a starter? I suspect it is one of these. Do you have any...

Home Improvement--General: FOLDING EXTERIOR SHUTTERS, exterior shutters, david flowers
exterior shutters, david flowers, pace fl: Hello Pete, I understand, purchase out of the area. Try David Flowers who services suppliers at; (800) 473-7783 (423) 785-7917 Jacque may also be able to help, but David is you target. See; www.wgow.com/fm 1-888-779-TALK, Saturday mornings EDT 9AM-10AM....

Home Improvement--General: FOUNDATION, concrete repair products, concrete products company
concrete repair products, concrete products company, cement repair: Al, There are concrete sealers available. You can get information on these products from any of the big stores such as Home Depot or Lowe s, etc. Just visit and talk to a representative in their concrete products section. Or you can search out a concrete...

Home Improvement--General: FOUNDATION, mortar mix, acrylic coating
mortar mix, acrylic coating, foundation wall: Do not attempt any foam solutions. They can weaken a structure. You need to get a bag of Mortar mix and fill any cracks or crevices you can get too. As for sealing the exterior... Johnsons s Floor finish is a latex acrylic coating that is absorbed into...

Home Improvement--General: FOUNDATION, water infiltration, excessive water
water infiltration, excessive water, foundation wall: Al, It sounds like the mortar in your foundation is washing out. That may be due to poor original mixing, excessive water infiltration or just the quality of mortar at the time. The surface of mortar does erode normally and once the tightly packed surface...

Home Improvement--General: FOUNDATION, brick masons, brick mason
brick masons, brick mason, soft texture: Al, What you are describing sounds like a normal condition. During the era you describe, soft mortar was the normal type that was used. It consists of lime, sand, a little cement and other impurities and has a soft texture that can easily be gouged out...

Home Improvement--General: Foam Insulation - attic - underside of roof deck, insulation method, ceiling joist
insulation method, ceiling joist, st petersburg florida: Dear F.D., Your understanding of the method is correct. If you use this technique, there is still supposed to be air conditioning if the attic is being used as living space. If it is not being used as living space, there is no need to air condition it,...

Home Improvement--General: Foam in place insulation., attic insulation, moisture migration
attic insulation, moisture migration, wall insulation: We have a simular program here in Alaska and I encourage you to work with them. Please let me know what they discover. My guess is the replacement of the windows would have to quickest payback. About the roof problem I would also watch for condensation...

Home Improvement--General: Follow up question about expansion joint, backer rod, pot hole
backer rod, pot hole, chaulk: Hi Jeff! I am glad that you are coming back with follow up questions! They were perfectly clear and I can answer all of the questions very simply: No, it s not the pourable crackfiller--it s an actual rubberized caulking (you have to use a caulking gun)...

Home Improvement--General: Formica countertop, rust stains, formica countertop
rust stains, formica countertop, kitchen sink: Evan, You can try a substance called CLR (calcium lime and rust). I would use it in a small area first to see if it discolors the countertop. But this is suppose to remove rust stains. After you get the rust stains out I would take a good silicon sealer...

Home Improvement--General: Foul Smell, sewage smell, gas bubbles
sewage smell, gas bubbles, foul smell: HI Vincent, I don t think there is anything you can do to correct the venting problem without contacting a plumber. when he comes to inspect, try to get the smell to repeat (run the washing machine or drain the garden tub...) that will help the plumber determine...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation and basement wall plastering, mortar cement, wall plastering
mortar cement, wall plastering, mortar joints: Regular adhesive mortar cement will do the trick. A mesh is a good idea. It’s not a must depending on your brick. If it’s clean and little rough the mortar should adhere well. I would likely recommend a mesh; it will help to hold the...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation Leak, water intrusion, piece of the puzzle
water intrusion, piece of the puzzle, concrete wall: Garth: I am frequently surprised at how much more there is to water intrusion than can be seen much less described. From your description your theory is good but then you have described your conditions based on your theory. It can be a self perpetuating...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation Problems, concrete block walls, water intrusion
concrete block walls, water intrusion, vinyl tile: Steve, From your description there is some kind of subsurface failure occurring. I can not be at all sure without seeing the site and doing more study. I have no clue what the phantom pylon is in the basement (?). If all these cracks have appeared...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation Problems, foundation damage, repair expertise
foundation damage, repair expertise, foundation problems: Steve: Sorry I do not know anyone to recommend. Your best bet is to contact local architects and engineers to see who has residential experience AND is familiar with the problem in your area AND who is willing to do a site consultation AND remediation...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation repair?, moisture leaks, minor cracks
moisture leaks, minor cracks, dry basement: Hi J. Stewart, I would start off by patching the obvious minor cracks and holes with a vinyl based concrete/mortar filler which can be bought at any hardware/home center. It is premixed and spreads just like a putty. After that has dried and cured, I...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation repair, wet concrete, high heaven
wet concrete, high heaven, concrete blocks: I would suggest for a DIY...use concrete blocks to rebuild the wall and then fill the core full of wet concrete. It would be faster and less prep. After its all cured...use an epoxy to seal all the joints and imperfections. Dont forget to seal the exterior...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation Wall finishing, asphalt compound, waterproofing company
asphalt compound, waterproofing company, waterproofing material: Dear Andrew, The tar is often an rubberized asphalt compound and is intended to be permanent. The chemicals that can be used to remove this are often flammable and hazardous. For this reason it is best to refer to a professional waterproofing company or...

Home Improvement--General: Foundation work, cinder block, coat of paint
cinder block, coat of paint, thin coat: Bobbi, Yes parging is just a thin layer of cement. What you need to do is get all the loose parging off and start anew. Stucco type cement is what I would recommend for the use as parging. IT is designed to go on the outside and will give you that cement...

Home Improvement--General: Fountain on a Fireplace, waterfalls and fountains, indoor fireplace
waterfalls and fountains, indoor fireplace, lower pool: Hi Sharon, I would expect a waterfall of eight feet would create to much noise indoors. I addition, a freefalling waterfall will create a splash radius aproximately equal to the distance it falls. In other words, you could have water splashing 8 feet out...

Home Improvement--General: Foyer Chandilier, upstairs hallway, upstairs and downstairs
upstairs hallway, upstairs and downstairs, hanging ceiling: I hate to tell you....fans only swirl the air. It will not push it down. The amount of air you feel while under it....that same amount is swirling up at the wall. You have what is know as the big mistake. The HVAC people have no clue how to regulate air...

Home Improvement--General: Framing a pre-hung interior door, stud wall, sole plate
stud wall, sole plate, bottom plate: Hi Joe, I like to leave the 2x4 sole plate in the door opening as long as possible so both side of the opening remain properly aligned with each other. Given the choice, I would cut it out immediately before door is hung. Construct per your minimum local...

Home Improvement--General: Framming a round window, stud width, degree angles
stud width, degree angles, corner bead: Most framing for rounds and half rounds is done with plywood. You would cut the 2x4 down to 2x2 1/2 and put the plywood on both side to equal the stud width. There is also a plastic corner bead that bends around this radius to aid in the taping process...

Home Improvement--General: Free standing fireplace, masonry suppliers, free standing fireplace
masonry suppliers, free standing fireplace, don beck: Hi Don, You should be able to purchase a precast masonry unit made in Germany (I think), or the metal units at you local building suppliers. The precast units are assembled using precast masonry parts. Usually only one lumberyard in your area will have...

Home Improvement--General: Furnaces..., natural gas furnace, power vent
natural gas furnace, power vent, flooring system: Hi Mike, Usually I have little comment on heating systems, but since you have had so many dissenting theories, I thought I might add another. Forced air oil heat is just plain expensive and ineffecient. If I was to build a house today for myself, it...

Home Improvement--General: Furring out brick wall, rigid foam insulation, furring strips
rigid foam insulation, furring strips, stainless screws: To joshua Re building frame wall.. I lost my first response to you from a power failure Sorry.. I ll have the finished one done by tomorrow TO JOSHUA RE: RIGHT ANSWER Joshua forget those 2x2s,,,There next to worthless, probably...

Home Improvement--General: 1/2hp or 3/4hp Craftsman Garage door repair, sensors, sunlight
Home Improvement--General: 1/2hp or 3/4hp Craftsman Garage door repair, sensors, sunlight

Home Improvement--General: 100 amp service, gas water heater, gas furnace
Home Improvement--General: 100 amp service, gas water heater, gas furnace, general lighting

Home Improvement--General: Adding insulation to an attic, closed cell foam, vapor barrier
Home Improvement--General: Adding insulation to an attic, closed cell foam, vapor barrier, insulation

Home Improvement--General: Attic Floor for Storage, lumber supply, particle board
Home Improvement--General: Attic Floor for Storage, lumber supply, particle board, pieces of wood

Home Improvement--General: Attic stairs - pulley system, models
Home Improvement--General: Attic stairs - pulley system, models

Home Improvement--General: aluminum wrap over treated lumber, tyvex, roofing
Home Improvement--General: aluminum wrap over treated lumber, tyvex, roofing, aluminum

Home Improvement--General: anderson window screen replacement, emco, screw driver
Home Improvement--General: anderson window screen replacement, emco, screw driver, screen frame

Home Improvement--General: angles for trim pieces and crown molding, w store, angle finder
Home Improvement--General: angles for trim pieces and crown molding, w store, angle finder, protractor

Home Improvement--General: asphalt sealer on House Brick / Concrete foundation, elbow grease, foot prints
Home Improvement--General: asphalt sealer on House Brick / Concrete foundation, elbow grease, foot prints, front porch

Home Improvement--General: attic covers, attic steps, attics
Home Improvement--General: attic covers, attic steps, attics, 3 years

Home Improvement--General: Balcony floor, thick stone, longere
Home Improvement--General: Balcony floor, thick stone, longere, overhang

Home Improvement--General: Basement Waterproofing, exterior waterproofing, porch deck
Home Improvement--General: Basement Waterproofing, exterior waterproofing, porch deck, drainage system

Home Improvement--General: Bathroom Floor:, lumber flooring, floor joists
Home Improvement--General: Bathroom Floor:, lumber flooring, floor joists, water supply line

Home Improvement--General: Bathroom Wallboard Demo, gypsum products, vapors
Home Improvement--General: Bathroom Wallboard Demo, gypsum products, vapors, seventies

Home Improvement--General: Black spots and areas on new cedar cladding, cedar of lebanon, cypress
Home Improvement--General: Black spots and areas on new cedar cladding, cedar of lebanon, cypress

Home Improvement--General: Blown Insulation ( Cellulose Vs Fiberglass), expandable foam, best bang
Home Improvement--General: Blown Insulation ( Cellulose Vs Fiberglass), expandable foam, best bang, goo

Home Improvement--General: Blue Max Styrofoam Walls, styrofoam blocks, backbone
Home Improvement--General: Blue Max Styrofoam Walls, styrofoam blocks, backbone, studs

Home Improvement--General: basement floor, dust mask, safety glasses
Home Improvement--General: basement floor, dust mask, safety glasses, protective gear

Home Improvement--General: basement wall framing..., liquid nails, bottom floor
Home Improvement--General: basement wall framing..., liquid nails, bottom floor

Home Improvement--General: bathroom pain, shower cabinet, exhaust fan
Home Improvement--General: bathroom pain, shower cabinet, exhaust fan, true solution

Home Improvement--General: bouncy floor, lumber yard, reccommendation
Home Improvement--General: bouncy floor, lumber yard, reccommendation, continuous member

Home Improvement--General: CEDAR SIDING FINISH, black patches, dad
Home Improvement--General: CEDAR SIDING FINISH, black patches, dad

Home Improvement--General: Ceiling, thanks a bunch
Home Improvement--General: Ceiling, thanks a bunch

Home Improvement--General: Cement board and tub lip, backer board, flange
Home Improvement--General: Cement board and tub lip, backer board, flange, grinder

Home Improvement--General: Claw Foot Tub, clawfoot tub, ebay
Home Improvement--General: Claw Foot Tub, clawfoot tub, ebay, coasters

Home Improvement--General: Concrete Patio, frost line, slab
Home Improvement--General: Concrete Patio, frost line, slab

Home Improvement--General: Concrete Sealer problem, couple days, concrete
Home Improvement--General: Concrete Sealer problem, couple days, concrete

Home Improvement--General: Concrete/Stone patio problems with white staining, adequate drainage, expansion joints
Home Improvement--General: Concrete/Stone patio problems with white staining, adequate drainage, expansion joints, powder substance

Home Improvement--General: Condensation in ceiling light fixture, flourescent bulbs, ventilation problems
Home Improvement--General: Condensation in ceiling light fixture, flourescent bulbs, ventilation problems, soffet

Home Improvement--General: Contractor didn't do control joints in bball court, shallow cuts, concrete supply
Home Improvement--General: Contractor didn't do control joints in bball court, shallow cuts, concrete supply, concrete contractor

Home Improvement--General: Cracked Wall, michigan man
Home Improvement--General: Cracked Wall, michigan man

Home Improvement--General: Crows foot technique on drywall ceiling, how to write a sentence, answer forum
Home Improvement--General: Crows foot technique on drywall ceiling, how to write a sentence, answer forum, question and answer

Home Improvement--General: Cultured Marble in a Steam Room, heat absorbtion, steam pipe
Home Improvement--General: Cultured Marble in a Steam Room, heat absorbtion, steam pipe, steam showers

Home Improvement--General: Cuprinol Green, outdoor chair, constant contact
Home Improvement--General: Cuprinol Green, outdoor chair, constant contact, bottoms

Home Improvement--General: Custom Cabinets and Faucets from Plumbing Supply vs. Cabinets, Faucets from Home Depot, price phister, moen products
Home Improvement--General: Custom Cabinets and Faucets from Plumbing Supply vs. Cabinets, Faucets from Home Depot, price phister, moen products, low water pressure

Home Improvement--General: cedar shake siding paint removal, personal experience, painting
Home Improvement--General: cedar shake siding paint removal, personal experience, painting, paint

Home Improvement--General: corner of the house is rotten..what to do?, diary, quotes
Home Improvement--General: corner of the house is rotten..what to do?, diary, quotes

Home Improvement--General: cracked acrylic tub, maax tub, occations
Home Improvement--General: cracked acrylic tub, maax tub, occations, crack

Home Improvement--General: curtain rods on plaster walls
Home Improvement--General: curtain rods on plaster walls

Home Improvement--General: cutting countertops, blade
Home Improvement--General: cutting countertops, blade

Home Improvement--General: Damp Proofing, masonry, plaster
Home Improvement--General: Damp Proofing, masonry, plaster, sponge

Home Improvement--General: Deck ledger board installation, ledger board, siding
Home Improvement--General: Deck ledger board installation, ledger board, siding, mounting brackets

Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, door hinge, screw hole
Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, door hinge, screw hole, size 9

Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, golf tee, tees
Home Improvement--General: Door/Stripped Hinge, golf tee, tees

Home Improvement--General: Dryer Vent installation, dryer vent, plastic pvc
Home Improvement--General: Dryer Vent installation, dryer vent, plastic pvc, pvc pipe

Home Improvement--General: Drywall in "basement" family room, basement walls, baseboards
Home Improvement--General: Drywall in "basement" family room, basement walls, baseboards, drywall

Home Improvement--General: deck ledger, flashing, copper
Home Improvement--General: deck ledger, flashing, copper, aluminum

Home Improvement--General: deck in winter to make non-slip
Home Improvement--General: deck in winter to make non-slip

Home Improvement--General: front door alignment, door hinges, misalignment
Home Improvement--General: front door alignment, door hinges, misalignment, goo

Home Improvement--General: door that swings closed on its own, swinging doors, home thanks
Home Improvement--General: door that swings closed on its own, swinging doors, home thanks, hinge

Home Improvement--General: door won't stay open / backer for ceramic tile, rectangular pieces, shimming
Home Improvement--General: door won't stay open / backer for ceramic tile, rectangular pieces, shimming, christmas card

Home Improvement--General: Is my driveway falling apart?, weather
Home Improvement--General: Is my driveway falling apart?, weather

Home Improvement--General: driveway sealent, commercial quantities, warranty length
Home Improvement--General: driveway sealent, commercial quantities, warranty length, protection quality

Home Improvement--General: drywall, fiber tape, cracks in the wall
Home Improvement--General: drywall, fiber tape, cracks in the wall, crack

Home Improvement--General: drywall corners/edges, plastic frames
Home Improvement--General: drywall corners/edges, plastic frames

Home Improvement--General: drywall inside corner crack repair, glue, mud
Home Improvement--General: drywall inside corner crack repair, glue, mud

Home Improvement--General: EIFS, moisture intrusion, face lift
Home Improvement--General: EIFS, moisture intrusion, face lift, substrates

Home Improvement--General: Expansion joints between concrete and asphalt driveway, concrete expansion joint, merchantcircle com
Home Improvement--General: Expansion joints between concrete and asphalt driveway, concrete expansion joint, merchantcircle com, real person

Home Improvement--General: Exterior painting - scaffolding, scaffolding, splinters
Home Improvement--General: Exterior painting - scaffolding, scaffolding, splinters, steel frame

Home Improvement--General: entry door window frame replacement, replacement frame
Home Improvement--General: entry door window frame replacement, replacement frame

Home Improvement--General: epoxy removal, hardware stores, mirror
Home Improvement--General: epoxy removal, hardware stores, mirror

Home Improvement--General: exterior stucco, wiremesh, lath
Home Improvement--General: exterior stucco, wiremesh, lath, plaster

Home Improvement--General: Fence stain, fence, few days
Home Improvement--General: Fence stain, fence, few days, north texas

Home Improvement--General: Filling in between a tile back splash and granite counter tops, latex adhesive, grout
Home Improvement--General: Filling in between a tile back splash and granite counter tops, latex adhesive, grout, glue

Home Improvement--General: Flag bracket, siding
Home Improvement--General: Flag bracket, siding

Home Improvement--General: FOUNDATION, mortar joints, acryl 60
Home Improvement--General: FOUNDATION, mortar joints, acryl 60, cement coating

Home Improvement--General: Formica countertop, wd 40, stone surface
Home Improvement--General: Formica countertop, wd 40, stone surface, wd40

Home Improvement--General: Foundation Leak, pipeliner, cool technology
Home Improvement--General: Foundation Leak, pipeliner, cool technology, money

Home Improvement--General: Gable Attic Vent, gasket
Home Improvement--General: Gable Attic Vent, gasket

Home Improvement--General: Garage Door Bottom Seal Removal, screwdriver, aluminum
Home Improvement--General: Garage Door Bottom Seal Removal, screwdriver, aluminum

Home Improvement--General: Garage door won't close, spray oil, overhead wires
Home Improvement--General: Garage door won't close, spray oil, overhead wires, knobs

Home Improvement--General: Garage floor gets wet and white powder, slab
Home Improvement--General: Garage floor gets wet and white powder, slab

Home Improvement--General: Gas line for natural gas grill, btu output, outdoor hearth
Home Improvement--General: Gas line for natural gas grill, btu output, outdoor hearth, pipe dope

Home Improvement--General: Genie Garage Door Opener, genie garage door, genie garage door opener
Home Improvement--General: Genie Garage Door Opener, genie garage door, genie garage door opener, garage door opener

Home Improvement--General: Grout on shower floor, lowe s hardware, lowe s
Home Improvement--General: Grout on shower floor, lowe s hardware, lowe s, shower drain

Home Improvement--General: garage door not openeing when cold, grease, torque
Home Improvement--General: garage door not openeing when cold, grease, torque

Home Improvement--General: garage door opener, sensors, bingo
Home Improvement--General: garage door opener, sensors, bingo, roland

Home Improvement--General: garage door operation, garage door opener, transmitter and receiver
Home Improvement--General: garage door operation, garage door opener, transmitter and receiver

Home Improvement--General: garage door 'sticks' after it has been closed for awhile, then it's fine, garage floor, baby powder
Home Improvement--General: garage door 'sticks' after it has been closed for awhile, then it's fine, garage floor, baby powder, silicone spray

Home Improvement--General: glass block window, insulated glass
Home Improvement--General: glass block window, insulated glass

Home Improvement--General: granite counter top, stone fabrication, fabrication shop
Home Improvement--General: granite counter top, stone fabrication, fabrication shop, sinks

Home Improvement--General: Hairline Crack in Shower Grout, plywood subfloor, setting tile
Home Improvement--General: Hairline Crack in Shower Grout, plywood subfloor, setting tile, tile dealer

Home Improvement--General: Home Design Software, home architect, chief architect
Home Improvement--General: Home Design Software, home architect, chief architect, added benefit

Home Improvement--General: Home Improvement / ventilation, shew, siding
Home Improvement--General: Home Improvement / ventilation, shew, siding, deterioration

Home Improvement--General: House popping noises, bullcrap, full moon
Home Improvement--General: House popping noises, bullcrap, full moon, extreme heat

Home Improvement--General: House wrap, heat recovery ventilator, hot water tank
Home Improvement--General: House wrap, heat recovery ventilator, hot water tank, gas furnaces

Home Improvement--General: HVAC, elephants trunk, duct insulation
Home Improvement--General: HVAC, elephants trunk, duct insulation, fiberglass

Home Improvement--General: hairline cracks in walls of shower grout, cement board, pea stone
Home Improvement--General: hairline cracks in walls of shower grout, cement board, pea stone, wall studs

Home Improvement--General: handicap ramps, ada code, united states department
Home Improvement--General: handicap ramps, ada code, united states department, united states department of justice

Home Improvement--General: hole in front door, deadbolt, door handle
Home Improvement--General: hole in front door, deadbolt, door handle, fiance

Home Improvement--General: no subject, hot air
Home Improvement--General: no subject, hot air

Home Improvement--General: hooking up a gas dryer, gas leaks, flex pipe
Home Improvement--General: hooking up a gas dryer, gas leaks, flex pipe, circumstance

Home Improvement--General: hot mopping shower stall, shower pan, shower pans
Home Improvement--General: hot mopping shower stall, shower pan, shower pans, cement

Home Improvement--General: Installing a French Door, door hinges, french doors
Home Improvement--General: Installing a French Door, door hinges, french doors, shims

Home Improvement--General: Installing trim problem, certified home inspector, workmanship
Home Improvement--General: Installing trim problem, certified home inspector, workmanship, carpenter

Home Improvement--General: Insurance claim / Contractor Obligation, insurance adjusters jobs, insurance comapnies
Home Improvement--General: Insurance claim / Contractor Obligation, insurance adjusters jobs, insurance comapnies, insurance adjuster

Home Improvement--General: Interior Door Repair, solid surface, concrete floor
Home Improvement--General: Interior Door Repair, solid surface, concrete floor, hinge

Home Improvement--General: installing vinyl tiles over linoleum, ken lyons, fellow citizen
Home Improvement--General: installing vinyl tiles over linoleum, ken lyons, fellow citizen, michael burns

Home Improvement--General: insulating old house, sash weight, window insulation
Home Improvement--General: insulating old house, sash weight, window insulation, blown insulation

Home Improvement--General: insulation, fire retardent, toxic chemicals
Home Improvement--General: insulation, fire retardent, toxic chemicals, borates

Home Improvement--General: Keeping attic stair cover closed, google serch, attic stair
Home Improvement--General: Keeping attic stair cover closed, google serch, attic stair, mail order

Home Improvement--General: Leaking Double Hung Window, panes
Home Improvement--General: Leaking Double Hung Window, panes

Home Improvement--General: Leveling interior doors, door hinge
Home Improvement--General: Leveling interior doors, door hinge

Home Improvement--General: Light Switch :-O, climes, water pipe
Home Improvement--General: Light Switch :-O, climes, water pipe, two bits

Home Improvement--General: Log Cabin Chinking, old time, mortar
Home Improvement--General: Log Cabin Chinking, old time, mortar, time consuming

Home Improvement--General: LVL Beams, masonry foundation, frost proof
Home Improvement--General: LVL Beams, masonry foundation, frost proof, steel beam

Home Improvement--General: laying out a building, william p spence, chalk lines
Home Improvement--General: laying out a building, william p spence, chalk lines, residential framing

Home Improvement--General: leveling a concrete patio, self leveling cement, cement products
Home Improvement--General: leveling a concrete patio, self leveling cement, cement products, slabs

Home Improvement--General: low water toilets/septic back up, kitchen cabinets, gallon bucket
Home Improvement--General: low water toilets/septic back up, kitchen cabinets, gallon bucket, bucket of water

Home Improvement--General: Masonite door, first solution, hinge
Home Improvement--General: Masonite door, first solution, hinge, pins

Home Improvement--General: Mobile home remodeling, natural calamities, home inspection
Home Improvement--General: Mobile home remodeling, natural calamities, home inspection, accidents

Home Improvement--General: Moen Granite Sink
Home Improvement--General: Moen Granite Sink

Home Improvement--General: Mounting Plasma TV over fireplace, anchors, studs
Home Improvement--General: Mounting Plasma TV over fireplace, anchors, studs, plasma

Home Improvement--General: how to measure for a replacement window
Home Improvement--General: how to measure for a replacement window

Home Improvement--General: mobile home vapor barrier, couple ideas
Home Improvement--General: mobile home vapor barrier, couple ideas