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Sealing Garage wall cracks

so within my garage i have a relatively large crack about 1/4" wide all the way through. id like to get this sealed up to prevent humidity and temperature leakage into the garage. whats the best way...
03-06-19, 12:47 PM
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oil to gas conversion. whole boiler or boiler burner only?

got a few quotes for the installation of natural gas piping for the conversion of an oil boiler and oil fired water heater in the vicinity of $14k with filing and permits. this seems on the high...
03-04-19, 03:15 PM
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Thanks XSleeper for spelling that all out. i'm...

Thanks XSleeper for spelling that all out. i'm familiar with everything except for the following:



been looking for some youtube videos of how to accomplish this portion.
03-04-19, 01:53 PM
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I actually have a ton of spare siding that...

I actually have a ton of spare siding that matches the existing I found in my garage that can cover the hole. Thatís definitely not an issue. Iíve just never done exterior sealing and siding before.
03-04-19, 01:47 PM
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Removing in-wall A/C and permanently sealing

Looking to remove an in wall ac unit and have the whole permanently sealed. The exterior siding is vinyl. And interior is Sheetrock. I inquired the cost to get this done and was quoted at $1350 for...
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thanks for reminding me about shoe moulding....

thanks for reminding me about shoe moulding. totally slipped my mind.
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filling gaps and priming MDF

so i've taken on making a mudroom bench in my closet but unfortunately the plaster walls were not completely straight and i have gaps close to 1/4" on both sides of the mdf top bench seat from the...
07-06-17, 11:36 AM
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there will be no longer a door installed, i will...

there will be no longer a door installed, i will be making a custom mudroom type bench, so widening the opening would allow for this to work and my kids to sit on the bench to put on their shoes.
07-05-17, 01:02 PM
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i'll post up some pictures to show what i'm...

i'll post up some pictures to show what i'm talking about. The wall is supported by the next stud 12" away to the right if i were to remove the doorway stud that framed out the existing door. the...
07-05-17, 12:29 PM
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Removing Interior door and widening. advice needed.

so i'm planning to remove a 30" wide closet door along with the framing as well. i want to also remove the existing studs on the right side of the door so that the opening will be wider. the next...
06-15-17, 08:19 PM
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Removing Interior door and widening help

So ive decided to remove the interior doorway from the front door vestibule to my living room and widen the doorway as much as possible which would only be a few inches. i removed the door trim and...
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Just added 1/2" plywood on top of the existing...

Just added 1/2" plywood on top of the existing subfloor after securing and nailing down any loose planks. The floor feels a whole lot sturdier with less flex. Thanks for the advice!
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That makes way more sense! also, after the...

That makes way more sense! also, after the plywood is down. should i still use some sort of vapor barrier? is that doable with the glue and nail method? what kind of glue do you recommend? also would...
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i was thinking of lying plywood down then using...

i was thinking of lying plywood down then using the glue and nail method. is the glue really not required? per the manufacturers instructions anything over 4" wide requires glue. i'm located in NY...
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1st time installer - Need advice installing 5" wide hardwood planks

so i'm taking my first shot at installing hardwood floor at my house, and looking for any tips or advice. i've been watching a bunch of youtube videos as well as browsing alot of threads on...
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Thanks appreciate the quick response. i think the...

Thanks appreciate the quick response. i think the hallway would like a bit cramped with this type of setup but i think we can live with that.
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new flooring and looking for opinions on vertical or horizontal install

i'm installing new 5" wide solid hard wood planks in my home to replace the 2-1/4" wide planks that have been warped over the years. i've included a layout of my 1st floor and wanted to get opinions...
04-12-16, 07:40 AM
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Ants in the kitchen

i'm located in NY and as spring has arrived i'm seeing a small influx of ant activity in my kitchen. I'm worried only because it will probably only increase as the weather gets warmer. Just a...
12-14-15, 06:41 AM
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thanks guys for correcting me on the term spackle...

thanks guys for correcting me on the term spackle vs joint compound. i'm leaning more towards the side of tearing the whole plaster and lathe wall down and creating a new sheetrock wall as the time...
12-12-15, 07:14 PM
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Best way to fix this?

I plan on removing the doorway and sheetrocking it up. My problem lies in this wood paneling that was placed On top of the lathe and plaster walls in my home. I removed a small section in the hallway...
11-05-15, 08:23 AM
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Good to know whats already there will still be...

Good to know whats already there will still be there in spring. i thought it was a total loss and whatever has grown will just die. I've still got another week or so of 60 degree weather and...
11-05-15, 07:44 AM
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Seeded Backyard Lawn Late in the season. is it a fail?

Just a little back history. My backyard has had a deck over the area for about 15 years or so. Made the decision to remove it and have some sort of lawn in the back with a swingset for the kids. i...
09-11-15, 07:07 AM
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Ah gotcha for some reason I keep thinking the...

Ah gotcha for some reason I keep thinking the weather elements will get in there and do more damage
09-11-15, 06:41 AM
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i plan on getting a home energy audit done and...

i plan on getting a home energy audit done and see what they're recommendations are. i'm still looking for the best way to seal those cracks. i assume they should not be left like that?
09-08-15, 11:26 AM
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the house is a 1950s Home with lathe and plaster...

the house is a 1950s Home with lathe and plaster walls. i do not think there's any insulation in the walls.
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