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10-28-05, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Jake10

I don't think anyone can give you a real accurate...

I don't think anyone can give you a real accurate assesment based on what you have said. There are a number of possibilities (foundation related) but I would suggest that you get a structural...
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Views: 989
Posted By Jake10

If these scratches have not penetrated the wood...

If these scratches have not penetrated the wood then you may be able to use a paint brush (small craft paintbrushes used for oil painting) and 'fill in' the scratch. I can't guarantee that the...
10-26-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,068
Posted By Jake10

Don't worry about it. I have been renovating for...

Don't worry about it. I have been renovating for years and I never heard the term slatewall before either (didn't recognize it by that name). But if you google it I bet you will remember having...
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By Jake10

I had a similar problem. Drove me nuts until,...

I had a similar problem. Drove me nuts until, after a particularly aggressive plunging session, the culprit floated up. Seems my teen age daughter had been flushing her 'feminine' products down the...
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Views: 800
Posted By Jake10

Could be the angle tops are bad... happened to me...

Could be the angle tops are bad... happened to me and I got new one from a differert manufacturer lot and they worked fine. Could also be that you need to cut the cooper back a little to a none...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jake10

I would turn off the water line to the tank,...

I would turn off the water line to the tank, flush the toilet, suck up the excess water in the tank and pull off the toilet (remember to disconnect the water line :) ). You should be able tell...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,840
Posted By Jake10

Best way might be to cut a hole in the drywall on...

Best way might be to cut a hole in the drywall on the opposite side of the fixures wall (adjoining bedroom etc.) to see if any of the connections to shower / spout / faucets handles have failed.
10-23-05, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,550
Posted By Jake10

Buy lots of ribs!! I usually boil them first...

Buy lots of ribs!!

I usually boil them first (in water or water and pickling spice) in a large pot. Then transfer them to an oven (broil) or a BBq. You can use a sweet & sour sauce or taryaki...
10-23-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By Jake10

I'll give heating it up a try. Thanks

I'll give heating it up a try.

Thanks
10-22-05, 07:31 AM
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Views: 2,138
Posted By Jake10

Pizza Baking Stone Dilema

Just inherited a pizza baking stone and tried it last night. Not so great. I prefer thin crust pizza, tones of veggies and the crust base has to be slightly brown. This usually works when the...
Forum: Employment
10-21-05, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By Jake10

My wife left the IT field about 6 years ago. She...

My wife left the IT field about 6 years ago. She was at the top of her game but just got bored with it (and the old boys club) and decided to pursue her Chartered Accountant designation. She still...
10-21-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,376
Posted By Jake10

I have used 'GE silicone II Bath and Kitchen'...

I have used 'GE silicone II Bath and Kitchen' (clear) for many water related applications. I have even used this successfully in several toilet tanks to seal off the tank bolt (even though its not...
10-21-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 30,110
Posted By Jake10

Here are a couple of descriptions: ...

Here are a couple of descriptions:
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10-21-05, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 33,576
Posted By Jake10

I had not even considered the legal disclosure...

I had not even considered the legal disclosure obligation...something to remember. You should cut away a peice of drywall and look at your studs. Once your in there you can determine if the damage...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By Jake10

If there is no cap (they are sometimes hard to...

If there is no cap (they are sometimes hard to pop off and appear to be sealed on) then there maybe an alan wrench screw under the handle. If so carefully remove the screw and the handle should come...
10-21-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jake10

I have not worked on a pool in some time and...

I have not worked on a pool in some time and these were almost always concrete pools. However my first suspicion is the filter. Watch were your water level ends up after a few days. If its stays...
10-20-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 33,576
Posted By Jake10

Are you sure its termites? If you don't remove...

Are you sure its termites?
If you don't remove the rock how can you be sure the damage has not reached the studs? A few studs and a couple sheets of rock now is less expensive than ripping out a...
10-20-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Jake10

Rent a hand grinder from the closest box store. ...

Rent a hand grinder from the closest box store. It will quickly remove all trace of old glue and help level your floor. Needed to do the same thing in an old bathroom. Worked like a charm.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jake10

Or a box sander

Or a box sander
10-20-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,480
Posted By Jake10

Texcowboy is right on the money. My family has...

Texcowboy is right on the money. My family has been building concrete form pools for 30 yrs. and a huge percentage of the work we get are restorations from people who have tried to do far less...
Replies: 3
Views: 20,977
Posted By Jake10

It seems this reaction is not so uncommon. ...

It seems this reaction is not so uncommon.

"Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in many building materials and household products. .

Exposure to formaldehyde affects people differently....
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Jake10

Sounds like fun!! You may want to consider...

Sounds like fun!! You may want to consider staining the floor after sanding if some of the area has stuborn spots. You just have to wait and see.

Let us know how it goes.
10-18-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jake10

The box stores occasionally offer 1 to 2 hr....

The box stores occasionally offer 1 to 2 hr. seminars on a number of procedures such as mudding and taping. You won't walk out of there an expert...but you will have a clue as to what steps are...
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Jake10

If your looking to have some hardwood in the...

If your looking to have some hardwood in the bathroom and your bathroom is big enough you might consider hardwood as a border or in selected areas where the risk is minimal. However as mentioned...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By Jake10

You can use the edge sander to sand down your...

You can use the edge sander to sand down your reducer (worked for me) after you secure it. Finish it off with a palm sander to smooth out any ridges.
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