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The attic is finished so it would be a hassle but...

The attic is finished so it would be a hassle but I could cut a hole (I supposed... argh!) in the ceiling at the worst spots and maybe stick my head up....
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Do I need to eliminate potential mold above a ceiling?

Hi,

A bedroom ceiling of mine was leaking slightly during rains. We got the roof fixed last year and the leaking stopped. It's time to fix the slightly cracked and damaged ceiling. I was hoping to...
03-19-14, 09:56 AM
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Insulating Attic Floors Recommended?

Hi,

Renovating the Attic. It has no heat source but I just got spray foam insulation and it is surprising very warm in the Winter. Not sure about the summer yet.

Anyway, working on replacing...
12-30-10, 04:17 PM
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Plumbing Backup Problem... need help

I live in a 100 year old row house. One of my neighbours are claiming that we share a main sewage / waste water pipe, and that that pipe leaves my house, goes underneath my house to underneath...
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How to get rid of/paint over polyurethane on stairs?

Hi,

Painting brand new pine stairs. Doing the treads in stain/polyurethane (oil) first and then the stringers/risers in white acrylic... taped it all off and did the treads but the stain +...
11-06-10, 07:27 PM
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I used a product called Quikrete Mortar Mix. I...

I used a product called Quikrete Mortar Mix. I found the product page here:

QUIKRETEŽ - Mortar Mix (http://www.quikrete.com/ProductLines/MortarMix.asp)
11-06-10, 07:02 PM
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New Mortar Turning to Dust!

I've recently remortared some joints in my 100 year old stone basement foundation (from the inside). I don't know what I did wrong but it has been a week and the mortar is kind of dusty! I may have...
06-26-10, 09:28 AM
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Heater/Air Conditioner in one?

Hi,

I have an attic space that is liveable except it is unheated. I was debating pushing the forced air vents up there but our 2nd floor has so much trouble getting heat that I imagine getting it...
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western red cedar vs pressure treated?

small deck, about 10 x 12, wondering if i should go with western red cedar or pressure treated 5/4 deck boards?

which will last longer? be easier to maintain? other pros/cons (besides price)?
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Thanks again. Not so worried about the...

Thanks again. Not so worried about the inspector. This is a small deck that is about 10" off the ground. Was more worried that cutting the wood lengthwise would open it up to rot.
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Thanks XSleeper, What if an inch or so was...

Thanks XSleeper,

What if an inch or so was shaved off of each side of the 2x8, instead of just one side?

I am planning on lots of support underneath.
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cutting down 2 x 8s to use as deck joists?

Hi,

Wanting to build a floating ground level deck with dek blocks. I want to keep the deck low so I can go down to a 2x6's for the main joists. I don't want to waste wood if I don't have to, and...
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