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Posted By aka pedro

Looks fine from here. The reason for mounting the...

Looks fine from here. The reason for mounting the handles lower on upper cabinets and higher on lower cabinets is to keep them closer to normal reach, with less stretching for the uppers and bending...
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Posted By stickshift

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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Posted By XSleeper

The idea is that after you prime and lightly...

The idea is that after you prime and lightly sand, the fuzziness will be completely gone and you will be ready to paint. If you shine a light on it after it is primed and sanded and you still see...
01-23-21, 07:12 AM
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Posted By PAbugman

As long as they are accepting the bait, keep...

As long as they are accepting the bait, keep plenty out there and let them behave like business as usual. There are better baits more designed for carpenter ants though. Advance and Max-Force make...
01-22-21, 05:56 AM
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Posted By johnam

A scuff is possible to polish out but if you...

A scuff is possible to polish out but if you polish a scratch that you can feel with your finger nail you will end up with a distorted area.
01-16-21, 09:39 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

Quarantine projects: Skid loader repower

Repowering = removing an old worn out engine and replacing it with a new one. This presents some challenges especially at it is not an exact apples for apples exchange, since there are differences in...
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Posted By XSleeper

I'd say it would be easiest excavate the "cellar"...

I'd say it would be easiest excavate the "cellar" deeper on the lower house side, underpin the foundation as needed and pour a new floor. Yes, pictures might help.
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Posted By 2john02458

How rough does it feel when you run your hand...

How rough does it feel when you run your hand over it? You want a fairly smooth surface for the poly. Probably 80 grit in a hand sander with the grain will be enough to knock down any significant...
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Posted By XSleeper

Nothing is going to make it disappear. IMO...

Nothing is going to make it disappear. IMO multiple thin coats of Minwax Polyshades with a wide flat artists' brush ...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

You can never have too many tools.

You can never have too many tools.
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Posted By XSleeper

I don't know of any painter that wouldn't quickly...

I don't know of any painter that wouldn't quickly wipe dust from the trim with a rag before painting it. That's SOP.

"Washing" the trim is another matter.
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Posted By beelzebob

Not sure how a non eyewitness provides input to a...

Not sure how a non eyewitness provides input to a police report. I would have the dealer list the parts replaced, parts painted, etc., on the service invoice in case these parts become an issue in...
01-03-21, 04:10 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

I think flashing is the correct thing to do. It...

I think flashing is the correct thing to do. It should have been behind the siding all the way around.
12-21-20, 03:43 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

2" nails are only long enough if you have no more...

2" nails are only long enough if you have no more than a 1/4" shim between the stud and jamb. You want at least 1" of nail penetrating the studs. Any more shim than that and you should have used 2...
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Posted By cwbuff

The work pieces shown in the pics are all trim...

The work pieces shown in the pics are all trim pieces. If that is what the saw id primarily used for a 40 or 60 tooth blade is probably the better choice.
12-18-20, 02:35 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

Anytime you are working with drywall finishing,...

Anytime you are working with drywall finishing, it will always help tremendously if you can plug in a fan and keep the air moving. It speeds the dry time considerably. Only drawback is that it also...
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Posted By cwbuff

Marksr, Your comment about the temp of your Roku...

Marksr, Your comment about the temp of your Roku jogged my memory. Mine went from normally barely warm to hot to the touch when it failed.
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Posted By Marq1

Sounds like a mess, just get 3-4 inches of...

Sounds like a mess, just get 3-4 inches of crushed limestone, rake it out, compact and wet, super solid!
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Posted By stickshift

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.
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Posted By Norm201

But I thought you said it's a rental and you're...

But I thought you said it's a rental and you're not allowed to put holes in the walls. Putting holes in the floor is just as "bad" and if landlord suspects or finds out you will be responsible for...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Why do you want to build a TV stand then have the...

Why do you want to build a TV stand then have the TV's wall mount bracket extended all the way out away from the stand? That is the most unstable way you could position the TV. Simply do away with...
12-04-20, 08:12 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

Pretty much your only option is to skim over it...

Pretty much your only option is to skim over it with joint compound and cover it up with just enough thickness that it doesn't show through. You would use a wide knife... maybe starting with an 8"...
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Posted By XSleeper

The minimum slope is actually 2:12. They specify...

The minimum slope is actually 2:12. They specify that the underlayment (felt) be lapped 19" if the slope is between 2:12 - 4:12. This step is often overlooked.
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Posted By Marq1

You know the answer, throw it out, and you will...

You know the answer, throw it out, and you will need it, keep it and you will never use it!
11-13-20, 09:03 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

You would probably need to take it down, lay it...

You would probably need to take it down, lay it on some sawhorses, remove the flush bolt, and then use wood glue and a combination of various clamps to squeeze it together. Squeeze as much glue as...
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