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Ok, I got some wood clamps, will try to glue it...

Ok, I got some wood clamps, will try to glue it again tonight opening up the crack with toothpicks to get the glue in their good and then see about hammering the piece down once that is dry. If the...
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Wood floor transition split (kid jumped bike over it and didnít clear)

Hey, wondering what the best way to repair this would be. Iíve got a wood floor transition that my kid jumped his bike over and landed on and now itís split and apparently had a small gap under it...
05-02-20, 08:41 AM
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OK, so I taped a camera to an extension rod and...

OK, so I taped a camera to an extension rod and snapped a few photos. Seems like the problem is worse on the outside and also makes sense why it exists. For whatever reason there is only flashing on...
05-01-20, 05:00 PM
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Itís inaccessible under a wood deck. Iíll have to...

Itís inaccessible under a wood deck. Iíll have to take off deck boards to access the area. There is a downspout that goes under the deck. Itís possible something got disconnected but regardless, the...
05-01-20, 01:45 PM
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Hole in Basement Rim Joist

Hey, I was going to insulate the basement rim joists with roxul and lucky me there was a huge rain storm that flooded my basement and exposed a hole in my rim joist. I'm wondering what can be done...
04-23-20, 06:03 PM
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Nice. So maybe I'll just caulk or foam the gaps...

Nice. So maybe I'll just caulk or foam the gaps in the rim joist and then put in the Rockwool and some cheap plastic sheeting over top. Is this the Rockwool I'd want for basement wood stud install?...
04-23-20, 10:29 AM
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Lightbulb Rockwool (Roxul?) for DIY Rim Joist Insulation?

Hey, my basement rim joist has ancient insulation that needs to be trashed. I am very interested in utilizing Rockwool as I am just some DIY person and have never done this before, seems easy to work...
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I guess i forgot to mention this is an exterior...

I guess i forgot to mention this is an exterior wall not connected to the house. It's about 5' tall and holds up earth at the end of the driveway. That sika link you posted is intriguing. I wouldn't...
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Concrete retaining wall repair

Hey, I've got an ancient load bearing wall that is doing it's job but is hideous with massive cracks and crumbling. It is so old and probably should be excavated and rebuilt but I cannot pay for that...
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Get a garden sprayer and some 'wet and forget'...

Get a garden sprayer and some 'wet and forget' and apply once every season
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A giant tree fell on the steps last fall and kind...

A giant tree fell on the steps last fall and kind of busted everything up. That's why everything is a mess. One of the stones broke as well. Is this bluestone or flagstone? So if I pull the stones up...
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Currently there are old bricks in there but they...

Currently there are old bricks in there but they are all falling apart and loose at this point and I don't like the look. The tops of the steps are made up of two square stones. The total width is...
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Patio Steps with Pressure Treated Timber Risers?

Hey, I've got kind of a PT Timber yard with retaining walls and decking and I have a square stone patio with stone steps that have crumbling brick risers. I donĎt really need to change the design or...
04-06-18, 10:55 AM
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I am in NY state. Upstate.

I am in NY state. Upstate.
04-05-18, 07:04 PM
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The access panel leads to a void behind the...

The access panel leads to a void behind the bathtub. It is in a closet in another room and the closet needs to be half emptied and screws removed to get at it. They are able to traverse up to the...
04-05-18, 09:10 AM
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Posted By wyclef

Is there a trap you would recommend? I know we...

Is there a trap you would recommend? I know we have had deermice before but I think we are dealing with rats now.
04-04-18, 10:33 PM
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Rat control.

Hey, i've got rats in the attic I think. I can hear them scratching on the ceiling at night and sometimes in the walls. I think I have located a traffic area for them where they can roam freely but...
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No, after the 4 steps there is a landing and then...

No, after the 4 steps there is a landing and then you turn right and there is another 10 steps plus another landing. Since they are basement steps to an unfinished basement my thinking was i didnít...
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Posted By wyclef

Basement Stairs Advice

Hey, I've got some basement stairs in dire need of TLC. Need to start from the ground on up on this one. Iím a little handy as long as I have some guidance. Usually then I can figure out how to make...
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Would you recommend using wire lath on the wall...

Would you recommend using wire lath on the wall or just try to patch it, maybe add some tap on screws? What about the built in grill, is that just a tear down or could I lath around the entire thing...
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Could you elaborate on how i would go about this?...

Could you elaborate on how i would go about this? Would i bother with wire lath?
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I've attached 2 pics. Also separately a pic of a...

I've attached 2 pics. Also separately a pic of a stone block grill in bad shape I was considering parging over as well, wondering thoughts on that.
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Parge coating crumbling block/parged retaining wall

hey, i've got a block retaining wall that was parged a long time ago and it's crumbling on one side real bad. i was going to try and hire someone to fix this but was wondering if this might be a diy...
01-13-14, 06:36 PM
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Posted By wyclef

i see what you mean. well do you think there...

i see what you mean. well do you think there would be any benefit to loosening it and sliding it out to the left some to see if anything is frayed or broken or do you think because things are so old...
01-13-14, 05:45 PM
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Views: 867
Posted By wyclef

i don't think it's light coming through although...

i don't think it's light coming through although i can look again. what do people think of me removing that back clamp on the back right to see what's going on behind there? any other thoughts?
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