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11-01-22, 08:41 AM
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Posted By dvarga

Hi Norm, If using wood ($$) shutters, there...

Hi Norm,
If using wood ($$) shutters, there would be no expansion to speak of. The front of the house is not blocked by trees and faces South West. I need to find a reasonably priced vinyl or...
10-31-22, 03:31 PM
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Views: 320
Posted By dvarga

And with one of the above named manufactures, I...

And with one of the above named manufactures, I don't want to say the name other than it was two words and the first word started with the letter P, they state at extreme heat and cold the shutter...
10-29-22, 09:48 AM
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Views: 320
Posted By dvarga

Thank you all for your input. I will keep all...

Thank you all for your input. I will keep all this in mind and somehow I will pick the right solution.
10-28-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By dvarga

Sorry, I meant: Other than Builders Edge,...

Sorry, I meant:

Other than Builders Edge, Ply Gem, Alpha, Vantage, Lifetime Vinyl and Polaris Homesite - are there any decent manufacturers for reasonably priced vinyl shutters?
10-27-22, 06:53 PM
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Views: 320
Posted By dvarga

Need advice sourcing decorative vinyl shutters for windows

I've spent several hours today scouring the HD and Lowes and Amazon sites to replace the existing old vinyl shutters on the front of my house. In total I studied six manufacturer's of windows....
09-20-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By dvarga

Pilot Dane and XSleeper, Thank you very...

Pilot Dane and XSleeper,

Thank you very muchly! This really helps knowing there probably is a barrier already directly behind the clapboard, but if not, what realistically I probably will find...
09-19-22, 05:01 PM
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Views: 164
Posted By dvarga

Replacing some clapboard - Will the blown in loose wall insulation fall out?

I have a 100 year old house with (I think it is) cedar clapboard on the exterior. About 15 years ago I had loose insulation blown in between the studs, done by a contractor. Mostly blown in from the...
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Posted By dvarga

Need to add grit additive to paint for outside basement cement wall

There already is a sort of grit in the existing paint on the outside basement vertical wall surface. The paint job is quite old and some sections have this grit and some do not. For consistency I am...
08-25-22, 03:46 PM
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Views: 295
Posted By dvarga

Very helpful Marksr! Dave

Very helpful Marksr!

Dave
08-18-22, 05:07 AM
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Views: 295
Posted By dvarga

How best to manage/prepare nails in the clapboard. See closeup pictures.

Hi All,

I will be painting the garage - this I can do. Similar clapboard siding to house. Also last time painted by a contractor - 16 years ago. Questions about the nails and how best to process...
08-16-22, 07:11 AM
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Views: 295
Posted By dvarga

3 estimates later, pricing is only about 20%...

3 estimates later, pricing is only about 20% higher than it was 16 years ago when it was last done. Whew!

Thanks for your input.

Dave
08-08-22, 06:35 PM
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Views: 295
Posted By dvarga

In general. contractor cost for having the building painted

I am in the process of painting the foundation and interior of this multifamily. However I am out of my league in terms of grinding/scraping and painting the rest of the exterior of this tall wooden...
07-09-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By dvarga

Thank you muchly XSleeper for your thoughts on...

Thank you muchly XSleeper for your thoughts on this. Yeah maybe I need to switch in another more suitable plant.
07-06-22, 06:29 PM
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Posted By dvarga

Every year same big problem w Day Lilies, see Pix

I have these day lilies planted in a 3 foot strip of soil parallel to a wooden fence. Every year for the past 15 years in the spring they come up thick and vibrant. But as soon as summer arrives they...
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Views: 300
Posted By dvarga

Wirepuller38, Update, third contractor weighs in:...

Wirepuller38, Update, third contractor weighs in:

1st contractor. Wants to do a little repair of mortar, but primarily recoat the crown and put waterproofing on the entire sides of the chimney to...
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Views: 300
Posted By dvarga

And the last photo is on the east side of the...

And the last photo is on the east side of the crown.
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Views: 300
Posted By dvarga

This was taken in the morning 8 AM. Underneath...

This was taken in the morning 8 AM. Underneath each photo is descriptive text for that photo. The first two photos are of the east side. Thank you!
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Views: 300
Posted By dvarga

Chimney Leak - See Drone Pix - Need advice

In my third floor there is a leak which appears to be associated with the chimney in that the ceiling gets wet under the sloped east side of the chimney. I will try to keep this as simple as I can....
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Views: 150
Posted By dvarga

Staining a concrete patch on the asphalt driveway

Until I get the entire asphalt driveway repaved, I have some patches done with concrete. Originally I went to HD and got driveway patch, but after 6 weeks it had not hardened and was crumbly like the...
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Views: 285
Posted By dvarga

Thank you all

Thank you all for your great advice!
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Views: 285
Posted By dvarga

Dealing with hardened salt for driveways and pathways

OK now I know, from now on when I open a 50lb package of salt, pour it into a 5 gallon bucket and seal the bucket up with the lid between using it.

But what do I do with the salt from last year...
01-13-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dvarga

Update: Knowing I can just have the fiberglass...

Update:
Knowing I can just have the fiberglass repair done and that might be OK for a few years, instead of sleeping last night I lay in bed in the dark and ended up deciding to check out the Bath...
01-12-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dvarga

Thank you all for your great input! - Dave ...

Thank you all for your great input! - Dave

PJmax
The tub bottom is not spongy at all when I step in the tub. Secondly, around the cracks in the picture, the curved crack that if I press firmly on...
01-11-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dvarga

Fiberglass bathtub hairline cracks - to repair or replace? See PIX

I've been in this house for 18 years and I now observe very fine cracks in the floor of the fiberglass bathtub. I did some research and it may be because in the installation, they did not do a proper...
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