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Thanks, I checked them out and looks like they...

Thanks, I checked them out and looks like they would be more than I need. My old one was a 14" cut and did a good job. I don't mind hauling the cord around, too much!
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Posted By Smoktie

Grass Trimmer Choices

I could use some advice/recommendations for a new grass trimmer. It doesn't have to be big or powerful, I can get all the trimming done within half an hour.

I've read a lot of reviews but can't...
09-14-19, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

Ok, thank you both. No luan then. Will make...

Ok, thank you both. No luan then. Will make things simpler also.
09-14-19, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

Is Luan Needed over Sub Floor for Carpet Squares?

I have to roll a piano (presently on carpet & pad) on to an area I'd like to cover with carpet squares. I will have them secured down with carpet tape.

They are Shaw with a rubber back so they...
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Posted By Smoktie

I have had to deal with similar situations a few...

I have had to deal with similar situations a few times. Did not have to remove the flooring to fix it thou.

Don't forget to check other areas of the same room.

Also when you get the...
08-08-19, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Yeah, I'm trying not to disturb too much as I go....

Yeah, I'm trying not to disturb too much as I go. Getting the tack strips off is not going too fast thou.
08-08-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Thanks, it's maybe an eighth of an inch deep in a...

Thanks, it's maybe an eighth of an inch deep in a few places. These are the old 9 inch tiles and guess they put them all over the house in those days.
I'm pulling carpet staples right now trying to...
08-08-19, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

As deep as one old tile that's been torn up, so...

As deep as one old tile that's been torn up, so not real deep, less that a quarter inch. It's a spare bedroom, no water exposure.
Found some "White Dependable Skim Coat" - would that work? Have...
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Posted By Smoktie

Right - just thinking on it

Right - just thinking on it
08-08-19, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Small Areas to Fix Before Carpet Squares

I've got some small areas to fill in before installing peel & stick type carpet squares. They will be going over old tiles, probably from the 50's.
Don't want to buy a big bag of floor leveler so...
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Posted By Smoktie

New Rocker Panels on '04 Van Opinions

Got an estimate for $1,500 to replace rocker panels on a 2004 Chevy Venture. There is rust and it's starting over the tire area now, guy said that would be bad in about another year.
I have always...
07-31-19, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

It's a brand new door and the old one didn't fit...

It's a brand new door and the old one didn't fit perfectly but was better than this. I'd just like to correct it enough so it shuts without banging it.
07-31-19, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Side of the door frame, near the top.

Side of the door frame, near the top.
07-31-19, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Storm Door Doesn't Fit Right

We've got a new Larson storm door up but it sticks on the top left corner. The latch is on the left also.
Tried tightening all the screws but can't seem to get it working any better.
Have to...
06-04-19, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

Thank you, that's what I wanted to hear and I...

Thank you, that's what I wanted to hear and I will get longer deck or stainless screws.
06-04-19, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

Can Deck Screws Be Used On Vinyl Shutters?

Do you have to use the shutter locks or would deck screws be all right to use as a replacement on vinyl shutters?

It's vinyl siding with OSB behind that so would a 2" deck screw work?
I did...
05-14-19, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Thanks, Marksr. Nice day here so I will be doing...

Thanks, Marksr. Nice day here so I will be doing some checking later.

Sounding more encouraging at least. Will try the red on a small section to see how that goes.
05-13-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

I did one three days ago so will check it...

I did one three days ago so will check it tomorrow. I have 16 to do total. If red does not cover well I don't know what color would be better.
Thanks for the reply.
05-13-19, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

Thanks, so if I let it dry well a few days or...

Thanks, so if I let it dry well a few days or even longer, think I will be okay to keep using it?
05-13-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

I can change the top coat color, just trying to...

I can change the top coat color, just trying to get the primer right and I have one coated already.
05-13-19, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

So do I have to take the 123 Bullseye off and...

So do I have to take the 123 Bullseye off and start over?
05-13-19, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Smoktie

Thank you. I plan to brush on two coats of red...

Thank you. I plan to brush on two coats of red so I'll test that out before I go too far with it all.
05-13-19, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Smoktie

Vinyl Shutter Paint Color

Painting exterior vinyl shutters, primed with 123 Zinnser first by brush.
Shutters are burgundy and I'd like to paint with a bright red.

I read somewhere that you shouldn't go too much deeper...
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Posted By Smoktie

Ok, thanks to both of you. This is field stone...

Ok, thanks to both of you. This is field stone so there are very irregular "gaps" to fill in. The old insulation is still clean toward the stone just has turned black on the outside.
Maybe one...
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Posted By Smoktie

Insulation around fireplace Insert

Need to replace the insulation around the fireplace insert - between the stone and the unit - seems to be at least 2 inches wide in some places.

Everything I have found is 1.5" wide in a 10 foot...
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