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Yesterday, 08:41 PM
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Are you talking about re-using drywall?...

Are you talking about re-using drywall? Generally, you do not do that; it's trash when it's taken down.

24" centers on a ceiling require 5/8" regular drywall. I have heard you can go 1/2" with the...
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To answer your initial question, yes, you at...

To answer your initial question, yes, you at least need to make an effort to remove the dust as painting dust serves little purpose.
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No one hired will ever devote the same level of...

No one hired will ever devote the same level of effort as the owner.

Try having tenants some time and see how well they take care of the property compared to you.
06-24-20, 12:48 AM
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Posted By stickshift

Language may be lost in translation but this...

Language may be lost in translation but this looks more like an estimate of work to be done than an invoice for work done. If it is, the normal rule is at least three contractors bidding the job so...
06-17-20, 11:00 PM
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Solid body stains tend to last the longest. As...

Solid body stains tend to last the longest. As mentioned, they then tend to show the least grain through them.
06-15-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By stickshift

Yes, returning the clippings to the lawn is...

Yes, returning the clippings to the lawn is beneficial. There is such a thing as going too long between cuts but you'll figure out what that is.
Forum: Water Heaters
06-11-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By stickshift

Another factor is how much flow you can get for a...

Another factor is how much flow you can get for a given or max rise on the heater - starting at 17 C and the subtracting that from the actual temperature you want the water leaving the unit gives...
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Views: 279
Posted By stickshift

Does this deck sit on the ground like it appears...

Does this deck sit on the ground like it appears in the pictures? If so, I would just start saving to tear it out and put in a patio instead.
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Posted By stickshift

Lower altitude is not going to triple the...

Lower altitude is not going to triple the pressure, someone screwed up. Set them at 10 psi and mow on.
05-15-20, 08:28 AM
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Posted By stickshift

Looks like that's your best bet. ...

Looks like that's your best bet.
https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Gorilla-Glue
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Views: 479
Posted By stickshift

Inflate the tire and spray soapy water on it or...

Inflate the tire and spray soapy water on it or submerse it in water to look for bubbles where the air is leaking out.
05-07-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By stickshift

Cut out the rotting piece and replace it with new...

Cut out the rotting piece and replace it with new wood.
05-06-20, 10:03 PM
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Posted By stickshift

Where you are makes a difference - if warm season...

Where you are makes a difference - if warm season grasses, then it's maybe still ok but might be too late. You said northeast, so I'm thinking cool season grasses and June would be about the worst...
04-22-20, 12:41 AM
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Views: 242
Posted By stickshift

Sounds like running another circuit would be the...

Sounds like running another circuit would be the best answer.

As Pete said, the 15 amp circuit you have must stay at 15 amps unless you replace all of the 14 ga wire or cable with 12 ga.
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Posted By stickshift

Stain is meant for one coat, not multiple coats,...

Stain is meant for one coat, not multiple coats, like paint. If the color is not dark enough with one coat, a different color should be sought. Polyurethane (oil based, 3 coats) is my go-to finish to...
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Views: 617
Posted By stickshift

Those quick lube places understand liability as...

Those quick lube places understand liability as well as anyone else and they'll put in what your manufacturer recommends.
03-21-20, 10:01 PM
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Views: 316
Posted By stickshift

Sure. Just don't expect to be happy with how long...

Sure. Just don't expect to be happy with how long it holds up.
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Posted By stickshift

Do you really need cordless? I have a pneumatic,...

Do you really need cordless? I have a pneumatic, of course, and an electric and the electric has an awesome amount of torque. Cordless just can't compete with that.
03-02-20, 10:27 PM
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Views: 705
Posted By stickshift

First I would make sure all the TSP has been...

First I would make sure all the TSP has been rinsed off the wall. If there's any exposed gypsum or remaining wallpaper glue, I would prime with Zinsser Gardz. After that, you could use durabond or...
02-16-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By stickshift

As X said, that hole was too big for spackle. In...

As X said, that hole was too big for spackle. In the future, spackle is for small holes, like those left behind when nails are removed. Of course, joint compound can tackle that job as well so anyone...
02-03-20, 02:03 PM
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Posted By stickshift

Three coats of oil based poly (with a light scuff...

Three coats of oil based poly (with a light scuff sanding between coats) is my go-to finish.
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Views: 615
Posted By stickshift

Mike: While I have not downloaded it, our...

Mike:

While I have not downloaded it, our mutual friend in Georgia loves it.
01-19-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By stickshift

CBU is not structural, 1/4" is fine for floors....

CBU is not structural, 1/4" is fine for floors. Don't try to remove the vinyl, just rip up the 1/4" plywood it's attached to and then add the required extra plywood.
Forum: Water Heaters
01-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By stickshift

Tankless are generally better on paper than in...

Tankless are generally better on paper than in real life and tend to work well in locations where the incoming water temperature is mild, as their issue is how much rise they can achieve at a...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By stickshift

You can't - it's based on the trap, which is not...

You can't - it's based on the trap, which is not adjustable.
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