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05-21-19, 08:19 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Best way to secure top of replacement 6x6 post for carport

Howdy all. I had to replace a carport column due to rotting at the base, and replacing the remainder is definitely happening in the near future. The old post was a 6x6 sitting directly on the...
03-31-13, 04:38 AM
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Views: 960
Posted By lifeisabeach

Re-sodding... height against driveway/road?

Howdy all. I'm in the process of prepping a section of my front lawn to re-sod it. I have a lot of difficulty getting grass to grow, much of which has to do with poor drainage. I've got it tilled...
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Views: 2,246
Posted By lifeisabeach

I certainly would have thought that an electrical...

I certainly would have thought that an electrical problem wouldn't be so… isolated… to the tail lights, so that's a relief. Besides condensation, one of the possible causes that had been suggested...
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Recurrent tail light bulbs shattering.

Howdy all. I'm experiencing a rather odd problem with my tail light bulbs on my 2005 PT Cruiser. 3-4 months or so ago, I had to replace one of my tail light bulbs. That in itself is hardly...
01-31-10, 04:14 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Gotcha. I'll give it a whirl… what's left on...

Gotcha. I'll give it a whirl… what's left on isn't going to just scrape off, so I'll try a sander. Thanks for all the advice.
01-31-10, 01:30 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

The lattice strip fix sounds good to me. Now…...

The lattice strip fix sounds good to me. Now… the surface is uneven at points right now due to that putty still sticking hard in spots. So I'm thinking I should probably re-apply the right putty,...
01-31-10, 08:39 AM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

I'm afraid I have no idea what type of hardi...

I'm afraid I have no idea what type of hardi panels they are. Here's a couple close-up pics (MobileMe link below). When this peeling first started, I thought it was just paint and the painter sent...
01-29-10, 08:22 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Howdy. It's not caulking inside the joints, but...

Howdy. It's not caulking inside the joints, but some kind of putty spread across the joints and thicker in some spots that others. I've scrapped off pretty much all that was peeling, but a bit of...
01-29-10, 10:37 AM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Thanks for the response. It's the exterior wall,...

Thanks for the response. It's the exterior wall, not interior. Sorry if that came across wrong.
01-25-10, 12:15 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Putty peeling off on seams between hardiboard paneling...

Howdy all. A year or so ago, I had my utility room re-walled and the contractor recommended and used hardiboard. Another contractor did the painting. Shortly thereafter, the paint began peeling...
02-26-08, 04:32 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Alrighty... thanks a bunch!

Alrighty... thanks a bunch!
02-25-08, 05:43 PM
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Posted By lifeisabeach

Replacing toilet.... rough-in measurement?

Howdy all. We're getting ready to redo our bathroom, and I have a question about the toilet. From some reading, I was expecting to have a standard 12" rough-in as appropriate for my house (built...
10-31-07, 05:27 AM
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Views: 13,225
Posted By lifeisabeach

Oh I understood him fine. I'm using this level...

Oh I understood him fine. I'm using this level in particular because it's an especially long one and it has a reliably straight edge. :D

Anywho... the floor is nice and flat except up to about...
10-31-07, 04:44 AM
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Views: 13,225
Posted By lifeisabeach

Well the directions read: "Make sure the...

Well the directions read:

"Make sure the subfloor is flat. Any unevenness greater than 2 mm (1/16”) over the length of 1 meter (40”) must be smoothed out."

Directions say to use the...
10-30-07, 11:04 AM
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Views: 13,225
Posted By lifeisabeach

How to level out a floor for laminate install?

Howdy all. We're preparing to install laminate flooring in our kitchen, and the instructions say to make sure the floor is level within 2 mm tolerance. It looks like I'm going to be off from that a...
09-20-07, 08:56 AM
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Views: 994
Posted By lifeisabeach

That's about what I'd expect considering this...

That's about what I'd expect considering this stuff is only 2 inches deep rather than 3 1/2. I'd also hope that after 40 years, today's stuff is a bit more effective too. Thanks for the input!
09-19-07, 11:06 AM
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Views: 994
Posted By lifeisabeach

Replacing walls in kitchen... replace insulation also?

Howdy all. We're remodeling our kitchen completely and the walls in particular we are redoing because it uses some sort of paneling for the wall rather than drywall. I'm wondering if I should...
09-19-07, 09:42 AM
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Views: 75,346
Posted By lifeisabeach

Thanks for all the advice. I'll look into the...

Thanks for all the advice. I'll look into the membranes in that case since it'll be easier to work with... so long as overall it's still far cheaper than paying someone else to do it.
09-18-07, 08:44 PM
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Views: 75,346
Posted By lifeisabeach

I have a flooring book from Home Depot that goes...

I have a flooring book from Home Depot that goes into some considerable detail the cement board option, so offhand it seems I can refer to that more readily to be sure I do it right. But looking...
09-18-07, 09:23 AM
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Views: 75,346
Posted By lifeisabeach

Ok... just checked the planking subfloor and it...

Ok... just checked the planking subfloor and it is 3/4" thick. The plywood we currently have is also 3/4" thick. I don't see a bc/cc grade rating, but it does say APA Rated Plywood Sheathing...
09-17-07, 08:57 PM
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Views: 75,346
Posted By lifeisabeach

No doubt about it, I'll be tiling under the...

No doubt about it, I'll be tiling under the dishwasher. The existing flooring was about 3 layers deep in FRONT of the cabinets, leading to the slow drip leak from the dishwasher being trapped under...
09-16-07, 08:03 PM
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Views: 75,346
Posted By lifeisabeach

Reflooring kitchen: Tile before or after cabinet install?

Howdy all. We're in the process of a complete kitchen remodel and are replacing the floor from the subfloor up. We'll be ready to put down new plywood in a couple weeks after some...
09-16-07, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,190
Posted By lifeisabeach

Thanks for your response. The husband of a...

Thanks for your response. The husband of a friend of my wife helped me get it all up today (he's a contractor). What he did was use a skillsaw and set the blade depth to the thickness of the...
09-12-07, 08:20 PM
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Views: 18,190
Posted By lifeisabeach

Replacing kitchen floor from subfloor up

Howdy all. Due to some water damage to the floor from a dishwasher that's been leaking for who-knows-how-long, we've decided to gut the kitchen and replace pretty much everything since so many...
09-12-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By lifeisabeach

Thank you both for the replies. I'll suck it up...

Thank you both for the replies. I'll suck it up and re-plan around 1/2" thickness. May as well do it right while I can. :thumbup:
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