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Posted By trp77

Replace 70's wrought Iron supports with wood post?

Here's a photo of my porch. I want to get rid of the 3 black supports and replace it with one wood post at the corner. Several other houses like mine were done like this or was changed later.

I...
01-13-10, 03:04 PM
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Posted By trp77

Ok, that makes me feel a lot better. I have a 7...

Ok, that makes me feel a lot better. I have a 7 month old and an 8 year old and I hate the idea of putting any strikes against them in their health. I'm a worry wart (horrible) at times. I don't...
01-13-10, 09:55 AM
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Posted By trp77

well you've definitly helped and I really do...

well you've definitly helped and I really do appreciate it. You've at least helped make me feel like there's something I can do. Maybe a huge PITA but at least I no longer have that nervous feeling...
01-13-10, 07:46 AM
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Posted By trp77

You know, now that you speak of inspection, I did...

You know, now that you speak of inspection, I did just have a mold inspector in around October I think. I am a bit of a worrier. Some would say hypochondriact. Most would. :) So I had him come...
01-13-10, 05:03 AM
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Posted By trp77

Ok, thank you for your assurance and information....

Ok, thank you for your assurance and information. So by positive atmosphere, even with the furnace pulling air in. there's still plenty of dust around and I guess there's going to be for a while. ...
01-13-10, 04:29 AM
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Posted By trp77

PS, I shoudl have mentioned, the house was built...

PS, I shoudl have mentioned, the house was built in 72 I belive
01-13-10, 04:22 AM
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Posted By trp77

Had a New window opeining cut out, worried about asbestos?

Hey, I just put a post about a nother worry I had today, so maybe it's just my time to worry but we had (just yesterday) a contract put a new window in a wall that was lacking in windows.

The...
01-13-10, 04:02 AM
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Posted By trp77

Yes, I have been up late, off and on. It's got...

Yes, I have been up late, off and on. It's got me stressed. also about another issue too.

anyway, no the vapor barrier is not perfect by any means. I don't think I even ran the insulation...
01-12-10, 11:55 PM
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Posted By trp77

thank you for any input you can give whenever you...

thank you for any input you can give whenever you can. I found some info about not super insulating against concrete due to the possibility of icing. I guess this is what they mean. I guess there...
01-12-10, 11:00 PM
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Posted By trp77

Please Help ASAP! I have ICE on my wall behind insulation!

Ok, first, I'm reading everything I can right now, but I could really use some help. I finished off my basement a couple of years ago. It is a concrete foundation with some above ground and some...
03-24-06, 09:17 PM
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Posted By trp77

Help creating a visually appealing barrier

We have a home that has an area of yard that is set up and to the side of the house. It is pretty big but doesn't get used (even though there are steps leading to it) becuase it faces a busy road,...
02-09-06, 04:14 AM
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Posted By trp77

Hi I didn't see your follow up till today. ...

Hi

I didn't see your follow up till today. I don't know what a grinder is, but I did use a scraper or chisel to kind of scrape along the grout lines back and forth and work them down.

I DID...
02-04-06, 10:02 PM
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Posted By trp77

Scraping Thinset

I had some built up thinset on some of the tiles I laid down so I used a chisel to scrape them down and a shopvac to suck it up and the vent fan on. After reading about the spray on sealant - I'm...
02-04-06, 10:00 PM
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Posted By trp77

That post on the tile forum was very...

That post on the tile forum was very enlightening. Can't belive they can keep selling it
02-04-06, 08:43 PM
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Posted By trp77

Man

Sounds like another wonderful product from the minds of profiteers!! So, the boy who may never have normal lungs again didn't shut the company down? What does it take?

Oh, yeah A-B=C ...
02-04-06, 04:49 PM
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Posted By trp77

one more question

I got this spray on sealer from Home depot in an aresol can that the guy recommended. Says overspray evaporates. But I think I may have heard a bad post about it as far as being very dangerous?
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02-04-06, 11:22 AM
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Posted By trp77

My DIY book has no answer...

To this question. How long do I have to wait for the thinset to dry (I put down the tiles now.. and yes the backerboard was already down) before I can

a) walk on it to finish the rest of the...
01-31-06, 10:13 PM
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Posted By trp77

I messed up a bit here...

I was taping joints and I had some tough ones to work with to begin with. But in the process I think a few spots I didn't put down enough compound at the start becuase there are now some "snakey"...
01-28-06, 12:56 AM
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Posted By trp77

Thank you again Tileguybob I appreciate the...

Thank you again Tileguybob

I appreciate the advice. So I probably didn't get lung cancer from the one exposure :) I hope

I will recut them a bit to allow for the gap.

And I'll use the...
01-27-06, 01:12 PM
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Posted By trp77

Hardi Backer board warnings?

Ok - firstly this is the first time I've worked with silica products (at least since I've been seeing warnings on even silica sand as of the past several years).

I drilled some holes into it...
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Posted By trp77

so if it is about 1/8" higher it will be ok? ...

so if it is about 1/8" higher it will be ok?

THanks
01-25-06, 10:27 AM
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Posted By trp77

That's weird. It should go to my "yahoo...

That's weird. It should go to my "yahoo briefcase". Maybe it was just down. The side that already exists has tile on it except at the top. Is there any way to secure it using liquid nails etc?
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01-25-06, 01:26 AM
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Posted By trp77

I have created a drywall problem

I am redoing a bathroom where they had the tile creeping over into the sink and toilet area, so we cut it off and are going to paint there instead. However, when I cut away the drywall over to the...
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Posted By trp77

toilet flange Height?

Hello -

I'm putting in a new ceramic floor in the bathroom and am wondering what level I should try to acheive with the floor in relation to the toilet flange. Should they be Level? Or one...
01-24-06, 08:44 PM
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Posted By trp77

thank you

Hey Tileguybob -

Thanks for the speedy reply -

So if I am interpreting it correctly you are saying go for the 1/2" Plywood on top of the 3/4" plywood before I put down the backerboard?

Also...
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