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06-19-20, 10:37 AM
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Posted By handy1018

Electrical box hanging in wall

While doing a plumbing repair I found this electrical box hanging in the wall cabinets, not connected to the stud. I want to replace the paneling on this wall, but before I do, what (if anything)...
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Posted By handy1018

Hey, thanks for the answers! Stay healthy.

Hey, thanks for the answers! Stay healthy.
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Posted By handy1018

repair puncture holes in hvac duct

I had a section of drywall in my basement ceiling that had been wet due to a leak above and was sagging, so I decided to remove it. When I did, I discovered that it was primarily supported by two...
07-03-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By handy1018

Okay, nevermind, I just realized one is Advantech...

Okay, nevermind, I just realized one is Advantech and one is not. The ratings sure seem to agree with you, PilotDane. I think I'll go with the Advantech. Thanks for all the great advice.
07-03-19, 04:14 PM
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Views: 1,218
Posted By handy1018

One other thing - I was planning to use a...

One other thing - I was planning to use a Schluter Ditra underlayment for the tile. Any opinions about OSB vs. plywood underlayment with Ditra?
07-03-19, 04:11 PM
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Views: 1,218
Posted By handy1018

Hey, thanks guys, for the responses! I took a...

Hey, thanks guys, for the responses! I took a look at the Advantech and I see two kinds on the Lowe's website, with really similar descriptions:
...
07-01-19, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,218
Posted By handy1018

options to avoid replacing subfloor

Hi All,
I've been working on replacing the floor in my entryway. The floor when I bought the house was ceramic tile that was pretty badly cracked and coming up - the previous owners had adhered it...
03-24-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By handy1018

Is this a large garage, or just an old one-car? ...

Is this a large garage, or just an old one-car? You might be able to use a sprayer to get some of it near the edges. I'm thinking about the kind people use for insulating rim joists. Otherwise...
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Views: 363
Posted By handy1018

painting over tacky wood finish

Hi all,
I'm trying to paint an old wood dresser. I don't know what kind of finish it has on it, but I tried to remove some old tape/sticker residue from the front of several drawers with Goof Off,...
01-01-19, 06:40 AM
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Posted By handy1018

Thanks pilotdane, that hasn't occurred to me!

Thanks pilotdane, that hasn't occurred to me!
12-30-18, 02:06 PM
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Views: 519
Posted By handy1018

pics attached

Here are some pictures of the problem
12-30-18, 01:03 PM
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Views: 519
Posted By handy1018

Broken toilet waste pipe

Our new house came with a wobbly basement toilet. We pulled it out thinking to replace the wax seal and the bolts, but found that the flange was broken. Tried removing the (PVC) flange, but it...
08-12-18, 11:05 AM
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Views: 6,370
Posted By handy1018

outside pics

Thanks everyone for your thoughts, they are very helpful.
I'm attaching some pictures of the outside so you can see the "repair". I took a shot of the underside of the corner that rotted, as well...
08-11-18, 06:01 PM
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Posted By handy1018

rotted sill on bay window

Hi,
So I have this bay window in my new home that clearly had some damage when we bought the place - there was a rotted section that they had stuffed dryer sheets into and then covered with duct...
07-17-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By handy1018

Thanks for the responses guys. The floor is not...

Thanks for the responses guys. The floor is not even close to flat OR level. I think the right way to do this is as the earlier poster described, with self-leveling compound, or to pull up the...
07-10-18, 07:40 AM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By handy1018

Thanks for the reply. After working in there...

Thanks for the reply. After working in there some more, I think this stuff must be adhesive, as it is much stickier than the few patches of bare floor I uncovered. I think you're right and it's got...
07-09-18, 02:09 PM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By handy1018

Underlayment on uneven wood floor

Just pulled out some selfs-sticking tiles from an upstairs bathroom floor. Found this beige compound underneath that it's kind of like a dried putty. Some of it came up with the tiles. Under that...
07-05-18, 06:45 AM
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Views: 777
Posted By handy1018

Thanks

All right, thanks everyone!
07-03-18, 09:28 AM
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Views: 777
Posted By handy1018

Carpet over old vinyl tile

I just bought a 1960s rambler, and pulled out the old carpet from the basement rec room. Carpet was covering old (original?) vinyl tile. I'd rather not disturb the tile out of concern that it might...
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Views: 719
Posted By handy1018

Thanks, and agreed about the subterranean wood. ...

Thanks, and agreed about the subterranean wood. Am I overthinking it to worry about that part of the sill being unsupported while I finish the work? And, I think I've decided to put in a...
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By handy1018

large opening in basement wall covered with plywood

Hi all,
I've got a 1920's balloon-framed house. The original crawlspace was half dug out and underpinned, maybe in the 1950's. At some point, an opening about 2 blocks high and 3 blocks wide was...
11-03-16, 03:30 PM
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Views: 708
Posted By handy1018

high pressure, water hammer in long straight pipe run

So, I have this bathroom...
Supply lines to the bathroom go through long (~25 ft) straight pipes in the crawlspace, through an opening in the foundation, and up into a finished porch that serves as...
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Views: 2,231
Posted By handy1018

built-in desk/shelves with carpet

I want to build a built-in desk/shelving unit along one wall of my son's bedroom. The problem is that the floor is carpeted and I am sure the carpet will need to be replaced before the shelves so I...
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