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Pulling up Laminate Transition strip

I wasn't sure if my question should belong in the flooring forum , but since the question involves my new laminate floor that I installed with the help of this awesome forum, I decided it was my best...
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Squeaking Maytag Dryer

A front loading Maytag dryer that we bought in 1996 is starting to squeak loudly when running. The research I did on the web says the noise is most likely coming from the drum rollers. How can I...
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I'm not an expert, but I hope our own experiences...

I'm not an expert, but I hope our own experiences are helpful. I was where you are now about 4 months ago. My wife and I were replacing approximately 800 sq' of carpeting in our home with laminate....
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I have some simple green which I have used on my...

I have some simple green which I have used on my vinyl siding. Will that work as good as a deck cleaner ?
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Cleaning an old patio roof

My parent's home has a patio cover made of wood (about 35 years old).It's in need of repainting (dirty). I'm going to clean it for them so they can have it repainted. Does anyone have any tips so I...
03-04-07, 11:50 AM
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removing old paint from fiber cement siding

My single story home has fiber cement siding. The siding is painted white and the paint is starting to peel. Can I use a mechanical sander to remove the paint without damaging the siding or should I...
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quarter round molding

I just completed my first laminate installation in my home. There were a few mistakes, but for the most I'm happy with the job my family and I did. My question is in regards to the quarter round...
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I don't think I'll be able to get those peices...

I don't think I'll be able to get those peices out. The laminate is all down and I don't want to risk damaging the surrounding laminate trying to replace the pieces that I undercut. Could I fill...
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Tiny gaps around door frames

I just completed my first ever laminate installation and I am very happy with the results. I put in Wilsonart classic planks. I did my best to cut to fit the laminate to the door frames using a saber...
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If you go the route of using a hammer drill with...

If you go the route of using a hammer drill with a scraper, you'll need to probably patch a few holes where the concrete got chipped. I used a bosch hammer drill and broke up the ceramic tile from my...
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Old Floor removal before installing laminate

I need any tips, tricks or suggestions for pulling up carpeting. Beneath the carpeting is a concrete slab. I'm pulling up the large den carpet, hallway and two small bedroom carpets. HI don't know...
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Fixing small gouges in concrete slab before Laminate

I recently rented a Hammer drill and removed the ceramic tile that covered a
7 x 7 entrance foyer. What's left is a fairly smooth concrete slab except for about 5 or 6 small areas of the slab that...
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Surface prep for laminate

My wife and I will be installing laminate in February. Our entrance foyer is ceramic tile, but the rest of the area that we are putting down laminate is carpeted. We would rather have laminate...
01-05-07, 06:01 PM
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Surface prep for Laminate (removing tile)

My wife and I will be installing laminate in February. Our entrance foyer is ceramic tile, but the rest of the area that we are putting down laminate is carpeted. We would rather have laminate...
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I need help with laminate flooring purchase

My wife and I want to replace some of the old carpeting in our home with laminate flooring. Underneath the carpeting is concrete slab. We don't have any experience with laminate flooring and would...
11-23-06, 02:47 PM
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Sealing a cedar fence

I'm about half way through building a new fence for the rear yard and I'm using western red cedar for the fence boards. I'm looking ahead as to what to use to keep the fence boards looking like new....
11-02-06, 04:40 PM
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Repairing a Katrina damaged fence ...

I had a wooden fence with Aluminum post set inside a concrete chainwall. Hurricane Katrina blew down the fence beyond repair. It also snapped the fence post. The remainder of the post are stuck in...
10-13-05, 07:22 PM
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Katrina destroyed my fence, left concrete chainwall..

My wooden fence with aluminum post was blown down by Hurricance Katrina. The fence along the back of my rear yard was built on top of a 3' tall 1' thick concrete chainwall. The aluminum post are set...
Forum: Employment
05-28-05, 03:54 PM
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Home Inspector school

There are two home inspection schools in my area and I'm not certain which of the schools would be better. The first school has all of its professors on videotape. The school claims to have nearly...
Forum: Employment
05-18-05, 06:13 PM
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home inspector

I'm currently employed, but considering a change in career. I've always loved real estate and enjoy touring homes and home construction sites. I thought a career as a home inspector might be...
Forum: Employment
05-06-05, 07:09 PM
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Career change help

I'm 39 and have been employed fulltime for 10 years with the same company as a supervisor. My dilemma with my current employer is the hours that I work, mostly nights and weekends. This keeps me from...
04-21-05, 07:39 AM
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Thanks Mighty Tiny for the reply. That info was...

Thanks Mighty Tiny for the reply. That info was very useful. My wife though is still confused, as am I. Women don't have the natural ability to build muscle as men do, so she's not sure whether she...
04-20-05, 12:53 PM
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I spent a month in Europe back in '97 and noticed...

I spent a month in Europe back in '97 and noticed the small portions that many europeans eat. In addition, they are very active on an almost daily basis with lots of walking and hiking. After almost...
04-20-05, 08:18 AM
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Weight training for Weight loss

My wife and I recently rejoined our local gym. We have improved our eating habits such as cutting out late night eating and we are getting results. She and I have been lifting weights, and she is...
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Lawnmower tuneup service question

A local harware store near our home has a sign in front of their store advertising Lawmower tune-up for $35. The price seams reasonable, but before I bring in my honda push mower, I'd like to know...
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