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03-26-08, 12:15 PM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By MissTFried

No they are not difficult to install. And no you...

No they are not difficult to install. And no you don't cut them like wood (exactly) Well sort of.

But lets deal with the particulars. Unless you are certified by Corian, you may find it...
03-25-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By MissTFried

Rust will not seep through the siding. The...

Rust will not seep through the siding.

The nails are under each siding panel. Over 20 years a lot of moisture can build up. Look under the bottom edge of the siding you should see weep holes...
03-25-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,174
Posted By MissTFried

Phthalate is a petroleum-based chemical that is...

Phthalate is a petroleum-based chemical that is used as a plasticizer to make PVC flexible.

As PVC ages, the plasticizers form gases that escape from the plastic. I'm not quite sure that there is...
03-25-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By MissTFried

When you say marble, do you mean marble tiles or...

When you say marble, do you mean marble tiles or a marble slab?

This is just my opinion, but Arborite is a high pressure laminate that is most likely adhered to another surface (particle board or...
03-25-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,346
Posted By MissTFried

What a bunch of condescending mumbo jumbo. In...

What a bunch of condescending mumbo jumbo. In this post,
there are five answers that have worked for five different people.

It is neither nonsense, practicalities, nor research. These methods...
03-25-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,156
Posted By MissTFried

Whats all the fuss about mortising. Porter Cable...

Whats all the fuss about mortising. Porter Cable has a morticing template that works well (and its cheap) it comes with a morticing bit and as long as you can measure is almost foolproof. (Did I...
03-24-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,151
Posted By MissTFried

Pre-molded shower pans are available in a variety...

Pre-molded shower pans are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. 3x4 is pretty standard . They are relatively easy to install ( depending on the location of your drain). The obvious advantage...
03-24-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,346
Posted By MissTFried

It appears that you missed my point entirely. ...

It appears that you missed my point entirely. The forum is called DIY.com. I don't know too many DIY'ers who have a diamond bit, or who know the hardness properties of any or every given tile, or...
03-24-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,636
Posted By MissTFried

Assuming the door is narrower than the window...

Assuming the door is narrower than the window opening, and there is no electric to worry about, your only real concern is finishing the outside. you may want to give some thought to that. ...
03-24-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,511
Posted By MissTFried

If you have not already done so, purchase your...

If you have not already done so, purchase your prehung doors without casing attached. It will be monumentally easier to "cut" the jamb with out it and provide a much neater job on both sides of your...
Replies: 16
Views: 41,511
Posted By MissTFried

Bricks or no bricks, if your slab "sinks in the...

Bricks or no bricks, if your slab "sinks in the middle" , water will accumulate, puddle and flow toward the path of least resistance. The door opening provides the path.

The brick idea might...
03-24-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,174
Posted By MissTFried

Those odors are chemicals out-gassing from the...

Those odors are chemicals out-gassing from the plastic, and yes, some of the chemicals could be toxic, vinyl chloride is a common toxin released.

Are they harmful, possibly. According to The...
03-24-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By MissTFried

Thanks for you reply, If your painting, then I...

Thanks for you reply, If your painting, then I agree with "chfite" use adhesive then uses your finish nailer to
"hold" the trim while the glue sets. You can cover the nail head dimpling with...
03-24-08, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By MissTFried

Hi, personally I think the method of securing any...

Hi, personally I think the method of securing any finished molding has more to do with how you intend to finish it.
If it is pained, it won't matter as much as if you stain it.

The other factor...
03-24-08, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By MissTFried

From your picture it apears that your battens are...

From your picture it apears that your battens are spaced away from each other ( I'm guessing at 48" increments)
Although I am not a batten fan, sometimes they are a necessary to cover up seams. ...
03-24-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,346
Posted By MissTFried

It may very wll be that no one is either right or...

It may very wll be that no one is either right or wrong. It is most likely that other people have used different techniques or used different products to achieve the same end and achieved success.
03-23-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,156
Posted By MissTFried

Sounds like a job for Bondo-man. Bondo is an...

Sounds like a job for Bondo-man.

Bondo is an ideal solution to fill up the hinge mortices. Its relatively easy to work with, can be sanded into shape and if you need to mortice back into it it...
03-22-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,346
Posted By MissTFried

A masonry bit works fine. Start with a small one...

A masonry bit works fine. Start with a small one 1/8" or so to create a pilot hole then graduate to a larger one as needed. When you start with the larger bit, it has a tendency to want to wander....
03-22-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By MissTFried

No matter what you do be prepared for a mess. ...

No matter what you do be prepared for a mess. Make sure you cover everything. If you cover the area with a thin painters plactic film, after your done, you just wrap it all up and throw it away.
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03-22-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By MissTFried

Vinyl siding does not rust. At the botton of each...

Vinyl siding does not rust. At the botton of each panel there are sometimes weep holes and certainly where panels overlap there are openings where moisture can escape.

The "rust" affect is...
03-22-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By MissTFried

Had you considered replacing 1 switch with a...

Had you considered replacing 1 switch with a combination switch and receptical, this way you would not loose the utility of the switch and gain the use of the receptical.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By MissTFried

Staples would also be inserted using a pneumatic...

Staples would also be inserted using a pneumatic device, and
many (if not all) staples would be coated with a friction activated adhesive that will bond the staple to the substraite also "not (NOT)...
03-22-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By MissTFried

I like the idea of creating a single opening as...

I like the idea of creating a single opening as suggested by your friend. I also agree with your wife.

Assuming you need the wall space in the laundry room or the opposite side, you might...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By MissTFried

May be i'm crazy, but it seems to me that a...

May be i'm crazy, but it seems to me that a staple would provide twice the holding power of a nail.
03-20-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,607
Posted By MissTFried

I gotta tell you, I disagree with Connie. No...

I gotta tell you, I disagree with Connie. No self respecting builder would buy their sidind from Lowes Their just not a siding supplier. Depending on where you are, the color and grain look eeriely...
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