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01-04-15, 10:04 AM
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Posted By mjd2k

Forgot about this thread. Interesting I had a...

Forgot about this thread. Interesting I had a couple rental houses flood. Turned out floating an existing wall was an easy job.

One pic is actually from a bathroom with all drywall removed and new...
08-22-13, 08:48 AM
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Views: 818
Posted By mjd2k

glue outdoor carpet to tile

Hi,

I have a property with 50 year old tiles on the front steps. It gets slippery in winter so I want to glue outdoor carpet to it.

Do I need to treat the tile first? Muriatic acid or anything...
03-28-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,990
Posted By mjd2k

Thank you for the reply. No the studs are...

Thank you for the reply.

No the studs are not toenailed in. When the wall is floated, you can build the wall on the floor first as there is room to stand the wall up. Then you can nail from the...
03-27-13, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,990
Posted By mjd2k

float an existing basement wall

Hi,

About 5 years ago I moved into a new house. I hired someone to frame the interior walls. When he was done, he had only floated it about 1 inch. I have since finished the basement. I did not...
10-17-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By mjd2k

Yes. Too much work. Especially since I already...

Yes. Too much work. Especially since I already had it all done.

I went to HD and they do sell all the stuff but then I need to repair the drywall as the hole moves and its another $15 for parts....
10-17-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By mjd2k

OK, called the inspector. Yes the white is hot...

OK, called the inspector. Yes the white is hot and the red/black are switch legs. He said I should go to HOme Depot and buy a bigger box, then use a drywall ring on the front of the box to make it a...
10-17-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By mjd2k

Im headed back to the house today and will pull...

Im headed back to the house today and will pull off the switch. It was too late to do that last night.

Now I think the white is the hot and the red and black are the hots going back to the light...
10-17-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By mjd2k

Yes it is likely a switch loop. And something I...

Yes it is likely a switch loop. And something I learned from the inspector (other than how to waste an hour) is that once the code has been met in regards to 20 amp runs with TR/Tslot receptacles,...
10-17-12, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By mjd2k

A plug on a junction box

I'm wiring a kitchen and had it inspected yesterday.

All fine but one problem

When I was gutting the kitchen, I cut a 14-3 with my sawszall.

I put in a junction box and spliced a new wire. I...
09-19-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mjd2k

Nope Mark. This is the second time I've used it...

Nope Mark. This is the second time I've used it vs using the oil countless times. The other time I painted cabinets in a rental and swore I'd never use it again...... But I did, just for the fumes...
09-19-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mjd2k

I went with the latex kilz. Almost always use the...

I went with the latex kilz. Almost always use the oil based but I have 12 doors set up in the bsmt with no ventilation. I have a gallon of the no odour oil but I wasn't sure if it still had fumes but...
09-19-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mjd2k

Hi and thanks all. Went to benj Moore and...

Hi and thanks all.

Went to benj Moore and talked with the designer. Doing off white trim and painting a couple walls a very light brown. She said painting wood is a huge trend right now.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,918
Posted By mjd2k

It does help at tax time. Get about 40% back if I...

It does help at tax time. Get about 40% back if I can claim it as a current vs a capital expense. But a new roof is like a water pump in your car. Does not add value but takes away value if its...
09-19-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mjd2k

Thanks for the replies. At this point my...

Thanks for the replies.

At this point my main concern is the trim color. I have a very light brown picked out and my wife wants off white. I already Kilz'd the doors and much of the trim so we're...
09-18-12, 06:55 PM
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Views: 1,296
Posted By mjd2k

Mahogony walls

We have a 1960 duplex and are re-doing one side. I did the bathroom and the basement and am waiting for kitchen cabinets.

The living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway are all t in g mahogony...
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Views: 5,918
Posted By mjd2k

Well I went ahead with a roof. Its called a...

Well I went ahead with a roof.

Its called a torch down.

They power swept the gravel, then chipped it down.

They said they could not strip the old roof off because it was too thin. I did not...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,918
Posted By mjd2k

Good price? Best tar roof replacement

Hi,

I have a rental duplex with a low slope tar and gravel roof. I have had three quotes with three different materials.

The three quotes had different square footages but were within a 100...
05-23-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By mjd2k

On any install I need a phillips, a euro, and a...

On any install I need a phillips, a euro, and a robertson (I use the small Boesh 12 v drills with the quick change). But here is the best tool. Thought it was gimmicky but I put in over 100...
05-21-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By mjd2k

IN Canada I curse when I need to use a phillips....

IN Canada I curse when I need to use a phillips. Robertsons are huge up here. If I need to use a slot, I don't.
03-26-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By mjd2k

Yup its a valet rod. Used as explained. Actually...

Yup its a valet rod. Used as explained. Actually for clothes on hangers. You hang your outfit for the next day or while trying to make up an outfit or while putting stuff away. I sold two to a...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By mjd2k

I use vice grips as the jaw grips on mine don't...

I use vice grips as the jaw grips on mine don't touch the teeth and grab the blade only. That jams it. Takes seconds, no cut hands, and everyone has vice grips. Works perfect.
Replies: 5
Views: 15,875
Posted By mjd2k

I'm no plumber and I'm sure you will get more...

I'm no plumber and I'm sure you will get more detailed responses but.... First, be careful with the snake as it will discolour and chip the porcelain. Second, get a rubber glove and get your hand...
Replies: 13
Views: 8,673
Posted By mjd2k

Well Flirty. Scientific reasoning leads me to...

Well Flirty. Scientific reasoning leads me to believe that you have connected your usb turntable (whatever the hell that is) to your premium surround sound system thereby causing you to hop and bob...
07-17-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By mjd2k

Thanks guys I bought really cheap dimmers...

Thanks guys

I bought really cheap dimmers and I'll bet they have a very low wattage. Will check and replace.
07-15-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By mjd2k

Too hot to handle

Hi,

I have several potlights in my basement with 3 way switches.

I put in 3 way dimmer switches but they get so hot, you literally burn your fingers on them.

Have I installed them...
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