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09-12-19, 04:21 AM
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Ya, if I was using paint or solid stain I'd be...

Ya, if I was using paint or solid stain I'd be inclined to clean it up and paint over existing sound paint.
If you remove 99% of the existing paint I'd consider using a semi-transparent deck stain...
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By marksr

Looks like they used nails with rubber washers...

Looks like they used nails with rubber washers [replaced the old lead head nails] instead of screws on the roof. They can be pulled like any other nail. How long is the gutter? that complicates...
09-12-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By marksr

5/8" drywall is only needed on ceilings and fire...

5/8" drywall is only needed on ceilings and fire walls [like between the garage and house] and 1/2" is lighter and easier to handle. I'd tape the cuts in the plastic.
09-10-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By marksr

I think what PD was trying to say is it's...

I think what PD was trying to say is it's doubtful there is any real danger and obviously you wouldn't try to swallow them which is possibly the only danger they pose.
09-10-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By marksr

Conduit gets run thru block foundation walls all...

Conduit gets run thru block foundation walls all the time, IMO it's no big deal. Just be sure to seal the hole around the conduit.
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By marksr

Welcome to the forums! I'd probably clamp a...

Welcome to the forums!

I'd probably clamp a straight edge to the panel and use a skil saw with a fine tooth blade.
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By marksr

I always caulk them, normally after the primer...

I always caulk them, normally after the primer and before the finish coat. Don't apply a bead bigger than you need and use a damp rag/sponge to remove any excess.
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By marksr

Welcome to the forums! While I don't know...

Welcome to the forums!

While I don't know about houses built when yours was, those built 20 yrs or more later should have rebar in the concrete slab along the perimeter. I would think the main...
09-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By marksr

I've never heard it called a 3 point, that...

I've never heard it called a 3 point, that doesn't even make sense to me since a phillips has 4 grooves/points.
08-29-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By marksr

I couldn't tell you the last time I bought a can...

I couldn't tell you the last time I bought a can of spackling, I always use joint compound or Durabond because I always have it on hand,
08-28-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By marksr

On my NAA it says to check the hydraulic fluid...

On my NAA it says to check the hydraulic fluid level with all cylinders up. My tractor does have an aftermarket bucket but if you took that out of the equation you'd still want the 3 pt hitch raised...
08-27-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By marksr

It's always best to have the siding set above the...

It's always best to have the siding set above the shingles an inch or two. You can paint the flashing to make it more aesthetically appealing. A measuring block works well to keep a consistent...
08-21-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By marksr

I'd just go ahead and replace it. IMO it's too...

I'd just go ahead and replace it. IMO it's too much trouble to repair them ..... and then wait for the next part to fail.
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By marksr

Auto is supposed to cut it on/off as needed....

Auto is supposed to cut it on/off as needed. Manual turns in on and it runs until you turn it back off.
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By marksr

Even exterior tape doesn't fare well when left...

Even exterior tape doesn't fare well when left exposed to the elements for any length of time.

I usually use mineral spirits and repaint if needed. Your soap should work but will need more elbow...
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By marksr

Are the holes in the brick or the mortar? If it's...

Are the holes in the brick or the mortar? If it's the brick I'd caulk them, if the mortar I'd mix up a small amount of mortar to fill them with [although caulk would be ok]
Forum: Water Heaters
08-15-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By marksr

That's what I put on my water heater when I...

That's what I put on my water heater when I installed it around 8 yrs ago. Haven't had any issues.
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By marksr

Back when I was young and didn't have many tools...

Back when I was young and didn't have many tools I sharped lawn mower blades with a file but it's so much easier/quicker to do it with power tools. As Bud said, you can use a bench grinder, angle...
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By marksr

You can add tint or other paints [same type of...

You can add tint or other paints [same type of base] to change the color. It wouldn't take a lot to bring that color closer - maybe a drop or three of black.
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By marksr

The odds are it isn't oil base, it's been decades...

The odds are it isn't oil base, it's been decades since they've been used much on exteriors.

I don't know a lot about the Behr coating lines, it's a brand I don't use. Generally you will find...
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By marksr

All caulks that are left unpainted are prone to...

All caulks that are left unpainted are prone to attract dirt. Caulk is flexible and never dries to a hard finish [at least not the decent ones] It's all about using the right caulking for the right...
08-10-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By marksr

... and the new steel tubs aren't as heavy as...

... and the new steel tubs aren't as heavy as the old cast iron tubs were.
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By marksr

It's best to remove all the silicone caulk...

It's best to remove all the silicone caulk although that isn't always feasible, when it's not it's best to coat over the caulk/residue with a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN. Using a rag or...
08-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By marksr

good chance they are asbestos tiles

good chance they are asbestos tiles
08-04-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By marksr

Some of our local HVAC parts stores will only...

Some of our local HVAC parts stores will only sell to those who have an HVAC license [or work for a licensed company] Doesn't seem to matter if it's a part that isn't part of the refrigeration.
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