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I've removed the tub hardware (faucet) and...

I've removed the tub hardware (faucet) and confirmed the tile underlay is cement board, so I'm not too worried about the whole thing falling apart due to water intrusion.

Any thoughts on "cutting...
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Tub Surround over tile

I searched and didn't find what I was looking for, so here it goes.

My current tub surround is made up of the ~1" tiles and they are pink (kind of hideous), so I will be installing one of those...
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Not as cheap as bleach, but you can really see it...

Not as cheap as bleach, but you can really see it working as you go...Pro-tech cleaner and pro-tech brightener by penofin. If you need to remove old stain they also make a stripper but I haven't...
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I've had good success with the wipe on poly. ...

I've had good success with the wipe on poly. Just use a rag as you are doing and use 220 dry. I usually do 3 coats of it as one coat isn't enough. The brush on poly has a thicker coat, but I like...
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I just bought an 1983 f150 with the 351 (I wanted...

I just bought an 1983 f150 with the 351 (I wanted a manual, but settled for an automatic) for the same reason. Have fun.
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Ahh...Owning a house. I've been in mine for a...

Ahh...Owning a house. I've been in mine for a just a couple years and have begun the accumulation of tools and man is it expensive. A wise man (my dad) once said, "You can never have too many...
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I just stained my deck with premium penofin (red...

I just stained my deck with premium penofin (red can). It has additional mildew resistance since it is on the northside of my house...also in the NW. It takes two coats the first time, but after 6...
11-21-08, 07:57 PM
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I just saw a re-run of Dirty Jobs where they...

I just saw a re-run of Dirty Jobs where they moved a house. They used some massive lumber, some steel I-beams and they had more than a few guys working. If this was a detached garage where you were...
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I have an Echo that's about a week old and it...

I have an Echo that's about a week old and it never seems to start with the choke in the cold position.

The key to me seems to pull the cord once with the choke in cold position and the throttle...
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The power regulation of lithium is better than...

The power regulation of lithium is better than nicad. My 18V ridgid drill has full power until the battery is dead my old 14.4 dewalt lost power slowly until it crept along. Lithium also charges...
08-01-08, 04:31 PM
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Thanks again for the info. About 20 years ago my...

Thanks again for the info. About 20 years ago my parents put some treated posts in the ground w/concrete, same area as me. They were recently dug and the concrete was broken off of them. I was...
08-01-08, 11:46 AM
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Consider me one of the sheep...I'm using concrete...

Consider me one of the sheep...I'm using concrete because everyone I know does. Some places say to get the concrete above ground (what the previous owner did) but then you have the unsightliness of...
07-30-08, 01:20 PM
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Question Using concrete on 6' fence posts

I am rebuilding the fence between my neightbor and I and have a few questions.

I am digging my holes to about 24-30" deep with some gravel in the bottom and about 1.5 - 2 bags of concrete. My...
07-09-08, 01:25 PM
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I only use screws (no nails) to install pre-hung...

I only use screws (no nails) to install pre-hung doors (entry or interior). I think it actuall saves some time since the adjustments are easier. You don't necessarily have to put them in the hinge...
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My $.02 cents. I was/am in the same...

My $.02 cents.

I was/am in the same situation. I am in the middle of staining my deck which was new 3-4 years ago (new home owner) and not taken care of for the last two (the last one being my...
07-05-08, 11:24 AM
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Posted By scubasimmons

Thanks for the all of the input. Looks like I'll...

Thanks for the all of the input. Looks like I'll just be using my window.
07-04-08, 11:22 AM
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Posted By scubasimmons

Airman - I think you are confused or maybe I...

Airman - I think you are confused or maybe I wasn't clear. The only difference between the installation I am considering and the standard window installation is that instead of a window opening (or...
07-03-08, 04:29 PM
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Posted By scubasimmons

I didn't want to cut a hole in the wall because I...

I didn't want to cut a hole in the wall because I didn't want a permanent installation. Is there a specific reason why it must be a window or hole in the wall?

While I was thinking about dust...
07-03-08, 09:57 AM
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Posted By scubasimmons

Non window installation for window installed A/C

I didn't see anything quite like this in any of the other threads, so if I missed one sorry for the repeat.

A few years ago I purchased a window air conditioning unit. While I as living in an...
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I had a similar issue with my Genie screw drive. ...

I had a similar issue with my Genie screw drive. I went to Home Depot and bought a bunch os rubber stoppers (1.25" dia x 1" thick). Essentially I built something very similar to the acoustical...
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Posted By scubasimmons

Thanks...I was sort of thinking the same thing,...

Thanks...I was sort of thinking the same thing, apply the penofin and if it doesn't take in the problem areas I'll work it out later.
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Posted By scubasimmons

Thanks marksr, I've been reading these posts for...

Thanks marksr, I've been reading these posts for some time and as a new home owner thought it would be a good time to learn some stuff.

I've been trying to learn as much as I can about decks,...
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Posted By scubasimmons

Same Situation

I am in the same situation. I have a deck that I believe was sealed about 3 years ago (I bought the house last year). I found a few cans of left over Thompsons so I assume it was sealed with...
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