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Thanks for the reply, the pavers are new from...

Thanks for the reply, the pavers are new from when we bought the house this last year. it use to be brick, but it was old and not well maintained. I am envisioning it as a dirt floor for years then...
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Floor in coal cellar

Hi,


I want to get a floor poured in the coal cellar of my home. the house is over 100 years old and the floor currently has pavers on it. the plan i came up with was :

remove the...
08-07-06, 05:04 PM
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I would rather not sever the pipe unless it is...

I would rather not sever the pipe unless it is the only means. is it possible to remove a small section? i know that clay is very sensitive with preasure when cutting so i was thinking of pissibly...
08-06-06, 06:06 PM
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Shower drain PVC to Terra Cotta

I have added a shower to a 1/2 bath in the basement and my only issue is as follows:

the drain for the tub is PVC, simple to work with. The issue arises where the PVC will meet up with the main...
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Thank You for the help.

Thank You for the help.
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Thank you. IU saw an odd flage at a local...

Thank you. IU saw an odd flage at a local truevalue store and was wondering if it will work. it is white PVC and on the bottom bart is a rubber gasket that has screws on top of the flange. my...
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Flange problem needs some help

I have read the other flange threads but stull have a question. i nade the error of not extending my flange up when i tiled the bathroom floor is there some form of extender that i can get now that...
05-25-05, 12:44 PM
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Thank you all. this has been the most helpful...

Thank you all. this has been the most helpful site ive found on the internet thus far.
05-25-05, 07:19 AM
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ok i will go for the backer board. as for...

ok i will go for the backer board.

as for the tile i was going to use 1/4 inch spacers for the grout instead of butting them together. my consern is are they strong enough to be on the floor with...
05-25-05, 06:48 AM
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where to start [laying bathroom tile]

I am in the process of refinishing our bathroom of a loder home. I am Just days away from tile and was wondering some of the process. i have doen tile befor but it has always been on concrete and...
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Thanks. I am using a latex paint. ill try...

Thanks. I am using a latex paint. ill try giving it a decent sanding befor i spray it. if the paint is not peeling should i just leave it alone and spray right over it or should i give it all a...
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Soffit [painting] question

i want to paint my soffir. it was painted at one point by the prior home owner. it is aluminum soffit and is pealing badly. i have scraped all that i can should i prime it or sand before painting...
05-23-05, 10:38 AM
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HELP befor i go insane

this is an ongoing project that i wish i had some pics of but i dont. i have a fireplace with plaster over it. it took some water damage a while ago so i am in the process of refinishing it. i...
05-05-05, 09:45 AM
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Posted By SSGNIC

Where to find replacement siding?

I need to replace a few pieces of siding that has been damaged beyond repair. it is wood sididng and has a rounded bevel. i have tryed to search on line to find some but have been unable to do so...
05-05-05, 07:47 AM
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Gypsum is like drywal and is most the first layer...

Gypsum is like drywal and is most the first layer of the plaster that is attached directly to the stud. mine was 16 or 24in strips and however long. the wire mesh is just that it is mesh that was...
05-05-05, 07:42 AM
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Attic conversion

I was in my attic today of the new house and think that i can convert it into at least one large room or 2 medium ones. The rafters are 2X6 and I am not sure of how to figure out what weight it can...
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I was thinking about framming it with 2X4 and...

I was thinking about framming it with 2X4 and attaching it to the framing then adding some decorative smaller pieces of log to mimic supports. I was a little concerned on the weight of it pulling on...
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I was thinking about framming it with 2X4 and...

I was thinking about framming it with 2X4 and attaching it to the framing then adding some decorative smaller pieces of log to mimic supports. I was a little concerned on the weight of it pulling on...
05-04-05, 07:41 PM
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Posted By SSGNIC

I also ama purchasing a 50s era house. if it is...

I also ama purchasing a 50s era house. if it is any help this is how i have been removing the plaster to remodle the bathroom.


I use my circular saw set at 1/2 inch depth to cut any straight...
05-04-05, 07:34 PM
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Posted By SSGNIC

well i have to say the product from Zinnser...

well i have to say the product from Zinnser worked like a charm. I put on one coat and 5 min later a second wet coat and it sealed and dried in 15 min and i was able to mud it up with out the...
05-03-05, 07:25 PM
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Primer didnt work

Well, I primed the area that has been giving me problems with killz primer and it did not hold. It stuck to most of the area but the places that were bubbleing it just pealed and fell off as it...
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Posted By SSGNIC

Log mantle

I would like to make the mantle for my fireplace out of half a log for a rustic look. Anyone done this or have any suggestions on how this should be done.
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Question river rock for the fireplac

I want to add some river rock to my livingroom. I would like to reface the whole fireplace with it and also make a corner entertainment areal for the TV and such all combined. Is this possible and...
05-02-05, 04:32 AM
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Unhappy Plaster problems on a fireplace

Here is my problem:

I have plaster over the fireplace that had taken water damage some time ago. the problem for the water had been fixed but not the plaster. i have put drywal compound...
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