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Thanks for your input limatola. Is a 1-2" gravel...

Thanks for your input limatola. Is a 1-2" gravel adequate or is pea gravel a better choice? Also is 4" a proper depth?

Thanks again for your help,
Jeff
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Posted By jaws

Concrete stoop base material?

I'm looking for advice and recommendations on pouring a small concrete stoop outside my back door. The stoop will measure 4feet wide by 5 feet long, no need for a step. Directly below this area at...
03-10-10, 01:42 PM
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Posted By jaws

:D Yes I watched a home improvement show recently...

:D Yes I watched a home improvement show recently where the homeowner caulked all of the kitchen cupboards and felt really bad for her, she was really proud of herself for caulking them, think I...
03-10-10, 01:17 PM
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Posted By jaws

Paint 6 panel door

I'm painting my new six panels doors (pine) and have noticed in the past when the winter comes the panels will shrink enough to expose unpainted wood. I understand the process of the panel expanding...
01-25-10, 08:06 AM
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Posted By jaws

I got two coats on this weekend, last coat was...

I got two coats on this weekend, last coat was left to dry last night. Next I will sand it and prime with a quality primer. No signs of the wall paper. Good to go and thank you!

Jeff
01-22-10, 02:09 PM
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Posted By jaws

Thanks for the reply Marksr. I have used that...

Thanks for the reply Marksr.
I have used that trick in the past and therefore did just that. Thanks for the tip.
I'm assuming then that I have a green light on finishing the job as I described...
01-22-10, 08:03 AM
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Posted By jaws

Progress report

Good morning and thanks for your replys. I went home last night (hadn't received your replys yet and took a chance) with a bucket of the "green lid all purpose mud". I proceeded to skim the surface...
01-21-10, 09:33 AM
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Posted By jaws

Another skim coat question

A room in my house used to be wall papered, previous owner peeled the majority of the paper and then painted over it. I'm looking to skim coat this. There are NO major holes just a slight raised area...
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Posted By jaws

I would have to access that "T" wall outside...

I would have to access that "T" wall outside since the interior walls are all sealed up with new drywall at the present.

Thanks again,
Jeff
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Posted By jaws

Hi Bud and thanks again. Yes I am familar with...

Hi Bud and thanks again. Yes I am familar with framing techniques having framed in about a dozen or so homes with a builder friend. There are no wires in this wall, I know from the demo and I am also...
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Posted By jaws

Hi Bud, Thanks for the prompt reply. I...

Hi Bud,
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I should have mentioned that I did install a one hour timer on the fan for just that reason. My only guess was the insulation in that immediate wall cavity...
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Posted By jaws

Bathroom ventilation

Hi all,

I just recently remodeled my bathroom. Long narrow bathroom at approximately 8x12 with a shower/tub combination. The tub is in a recessed alcove with completely tiled walls and ceiling. I...
10-30-07, 07:49 AM
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Posted By jaws

Thank you!

Thanks again,

Robert, I agree with your logic that limiting the number of splices in anything is a good practice when ever possible or practical.

I took your advice and asked his input and...
10-24-07, 11:00 AM
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Posted By jaws

Thanks

Thanks for the replies.

What he is proposing to do is to hang 1/2" drywall horizontally over the vertical dywall. This will involve extending 6 electrical boxes (I know extending the boxes is ...
10-23-07, 10:32 AM
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Posted By jaws

guaranteed to crack?

I just finished hanging the drywall and had a finisher come in to estimate the cost for the room. He has told me that because I hung the drywall vertical and not horizontal that it is most likely to...
04-23-07, 02:12 PM
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Posted By jaws

Bamboo Installation over concrete

Hi
I am looking for any tips or advice on How To Install bamboo flooring over concrete.
I have selected a 4 inch wide tongue and groove 1/2" thick bamboo. The floor is at grade level, it is a...
04-10-07, 12:45 PM
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Posted By jaws

Thanks!

Well I started the taping this past weekend. Using the paper tape for all joints, inside corners as well as flat surfaces and a metal bead for outside corners. I am also using the green lid compound....
03-29-07, 04:58 PM
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Posted By jaws

Drywall 101

I just hung the drywall and need to know the best type of mud to use for the first coat (tape coat). I understand the paper tape is the key from reading the posts here. In the past I have used the...
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Posted By jaws

Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like the old...

Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like the old rule still applies.
Jeff
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Posted By jaws

Tub or no tub.

Hi,
I am laying out my plans for remodeling my main bathroom. The house has 1 1/2 baths (the 1/2 bath has no room for a shower or tub) The main bath is a small space like a corridor about 8 feet...
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Posted By jaws

Problem solved

No reply needed I found the problem and fixed it.

Thanks,
Jeff
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Posted By jaws

Slow filling washer

I have a Whirlpool Washing machine that in the cold water positon is very
slow filling. I have disconnected the hose and checked both the flow at the hose and the screen for the inlet valve, both...
10-06-06, 08:53 AM
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Posted By jaws

Talking Thanks!

Thanks Zster,

I am very happy with your solution. I really don't see this compromising the corner at all and yes they are probably less than an inch to an inch and a half. I was afraid the answer...
10-05-06, 06:07 PM
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Posted By jaws

Air bubbles under tape.

I just put the inside corner beads on. (I used the metal with paper tape). When it dried I noticed I have a couple of air bubbles where I assume I did not get enough mud. Any advice on how to fix...
09-11-06, 01:57 PM
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Posted By jaws

I will give that a try. Thanks for all your help...

I will give that a try. Thanks for all your help on this. I will let you know the outcome when The jobs are done.

Jeff
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