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07-06-12, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Just Bill

What he said, go slowly. They are obviously...

What he said, go slowly. They are obviously mortised locksets, and worth restoring or selling. They should unscrew once the setsscrews are loose/removed.
07-06-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Just Bill

In my experience(27 yrs) on the humid east coast,...

In my experience(27 yrs) on the humid east coast, when an IGU seal fails, you will get clouding bewteen the glass pieces. If it does not cloud, it has not failed. On the other hand, if it gets HOT...
06-26-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,045
Posted By Just Bill

You mention several things that indicate a...

You mention several things that indicate a builders quality window, and partly due to your actions.

Cold drafts can be caused by the type of glass and the installation. Covering the window with...
06-10-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Just Bill

Aluminum windows were nailed to the house framing...

Aluminum windows were nailed to the house framing before the siding was installed. Removing the frame economically, may depend on the siding material. Ideally, the whole frame should be removed and...
06-04-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By Just Bill

What chandler said. Nearly always, the sill is...

What chandler said. Nearly always, the sill is part of the window frame and runs completely under the window, and overhangs the framing, brick, etc. It sounds like this was an add on sometime, and...
06-02-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Just Bill

I assume the house is new to you, not new??? I...

I assume the house is new to you, not new??? I see flowers and a palm of some sort, so I assume a warm climate?? Brown in vinyl is not a good choice, if it is even available, it does poorly in...
05-29-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By Just Bill

My short answer.........Cast iron sinks used to...

My short answer.........Cast iron sinks used to outlast the house. It seems, that is no longer the case, but I still think they are better than some other choices. My BIL has Americast, hates it. ...
05-29-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,591
Posted By Just Bill

You said the water is running..............to...

You said the water is running..............to where??? It has to get away from the floor/foundation/house or it is not working.
05-29-12, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,246
Posted By Just Bill

The sash needs to be replaced. It may be under...

The sash needs to be replaced. It may be under warranty, but most warranties don't cover things like that past 10 yrs. Each sash should have all the manufacturers information as well as the...
05-29-12, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,591
Posted By Just Bill

What you describe is hydrostatic pressure, water...

What you describe is hydrostatic pressure, water under the floor forcing itself up thru the concrete. My usual reply for basement water problems is: 90% of water problems can be reduced or...
05-23-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,378
Posted By Just Bill

I agree, probably a mud floor, possibly up to...

I agree, probably a mud floor, possibly up to 4-6" thick. Try chipping the tile off. I have done this often with a rotary hammer without damaging anything below.
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Views: 1,404
Posted By Just Bill

The miter joint should have been a coped joint. ...

The miter joint should have been a coped joint. The range edges are an easy fix, as suggested above. Both would have been so easy to do right at the time, but the obvious is.........don't hire thsi...
05-15-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By Just Bill

Waht Mark said. Different woods will always come...

Waht Mark said. Different woods will always come out different colors. Heck, it is sometimes hard to get the same color on the same board. As suggested, use scrap pieces to get a match. Mix...
05-15-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By Just Bill

+1, NEVER latex caulk in the shower/tub. ...

+1, NEVER latex caulk in the shower/tub.

There are color matched caulks in both sanded and unsanded at tile suppliers/stores. But for general use, a silicone caulk designed for bath/kitchen with...
05-13-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Just Bill

There are paints that work on vinyl.

There are paints that work on vinyl.
05-13-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By Just Bill

A laminate CT should be screwed down at each...

A laminate CT should be screwed down at each corner and at intermediate points. There are brackets in the corner of every cabinet that allows screwing from below into the substrate, to pull the top...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,640
Posted By Just Bill

All of what they asked, +, it looks like an...

All of what they asked, +, it looks like an inexpensive direct drive saw Direct drive is not good, belt drive improves power to the blade. That and what others said, the blade could be out of...
05-08-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,653
Posted By Just Bill

I have to agree, I can't visualize to what you...

I have to agree, I can't visualize to what you are referring.
05-08-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By Just Bill

To me, the choices would be duroc or hardibacker....

To me, the choices would be duroc or hardibacker. I have had a piece of hardibacker under my 57 Chevy(oil leaks) for years, in all kinds of weather. The stuff is indestructable!!! Never...
05-08-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 42,048
Posted By Just Bill

I am not an expert is this area, but sealing up...

I am not an expert is this area, but sealing up crawl spaces without sealing the crawl space, allows moisture into the space with no where to go. The result is mold, rot, etc. I don't think you can...
05-08-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By Just Bill

I would have things inspected by someone that...

I would have things inspected by someone that understands such things........an engineer, a builder/remodeler knowledgeable in such areas, etc. There may be a lot of hidden damage that you can't see...
05-03-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,277
Posted By Just Bill

What they said, tear out what you did, or keep...

What they said, tear out what you did, or keep going. But first, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EPOXY GROUT!!!!! They are very explicit about working time, and what happens if you go past that work...
05-03-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By Just Bill

What he said. 90% of all basement water problems...

What he said. 90% of all basement water problems can be solved or greatly reduced by having gutters and downspouts that get water at least 6' away from the foundation walls, and grading that does...
04-30-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Just Bill

A ranch style house is mostly roof, and most of...

A ranch style house is mostly roof, and most of the heat loss is thru the ceiling. Upgrade the attic insulation to at least R-38. Make sure the attic space is properly ventilated, with soffit AND...
04-29-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By Just Bill

Just a guess, but it is probably VERY expensive. ...

Just a guess, but it is probably VERY expensive. Since it does not go wall to wall, it will not keep splashing out of the floor beyond, maybe most of it.

What else are you looking for???????
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