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mantle height from floor. what is the norm?

what is the norm range for how high off the floor a mantle should be? not asking how far above the fireplace opening. I have heard 54". is that 54" to underside of mantle or to the top of mantle? I...
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thanks Mark. this is really a 1-2 year stopgap...

thanks Mark. this is really a 1-2 year stopgap until I blow the thing up and either go paver or flagstone route. so I am not too concerned with the painted cracks looking too obvious but ideally want...
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concrete crack repair and paint suggestions please

Hi gang. I am trying to bring back to life a sad old concrete slab patio. it has some hairline cracks that I was going to fill with Sika Crack Flex sealant (or similar polyurethane based product)....
10-03-16, 05:27 PM
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lawn additive to deter voles?

hi there. last fall I resodded my backyard in NC. was real nice until the voles moved in. I know they are voles/pine voles based on our research. between that and a bad fungus, I lost about 65% of...
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cleaning and sealing natural stone (countertops for outdoor kitchen)

hi gang. new place has outdoor fireplace with adjacent grill station and sink area. although the workmanship is not terrific, the "kitchen" is there and so I want to make the best of it. couple...
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We have some bookshelves and a built in desk...

We have some bookshelves and a built in desk around the corner that also need repainted, so I may upgrade the paint. There will be a lot of items set on all these so needs to be tough. So waterborne...
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Thanks Mark. I will check those bare areas and...

Thanks Mark. I will check those bare areas and see how low/noticeable and fill as appropriate
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I did go ahead and sand. And honestly, everybody...

I did go ahead and sand. And honestly, everybody was pretty mush spot on here. it looks better for sure (hard to tell in my photos attached I know). and it would look even better with the veneer-like...
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There is a little lip where he added some...

There is a little lip where he added some trim/molding. Yes. So that is easier than just sanding ? Thanks again
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Thanks guys. I see 1/8 or even 1/16 inch...

Thanks guys. I see 1/8 or even 1/16 inch paintable veneer I can try. But largest pieces I see (at least at big box) are only 36 inches tall. And mine is 86 or so high. I guess I could put some wood...
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Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it would be just...

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it would be just the side that is visible. Is that product readily available to a homeowner like myself?
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need advice on sanding/smoothing wood shelves

Looking for some carpentry advice. Specifically sanding/finishing for shelves.

Long story short, I had a family member house sitting for me recently. As a favor ("payment") for their extended...
01-15-16, 03:16 PM
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thanks for the note! just to be safe I called the...

thanks for the note! just to be safe I called the gas company. no safety issues that they detect. they think its likely something bumping/rubbing/shaking/rattling against the gas line somewhere and...
01-15-16, 11:27 AM
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Rattling metal noise in gas furnace

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There is a rattling noise from inside the wall when one of our gas furnaces is running. Please note: I don't intend...
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thanks Pete! Yeah, I figured that parts might be...

thanks Pete! Yeah, I figured that parts might be an issue. I think a brand new unit can be had for not much more than 100 nowadays. take care
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Updating an older Liftmaster LM1145 (1992)

last house had newer Chamberlain units that had sensors for ensuring door doesn't close on anything and also where if you walk into the open garage, it triggers the light.

house we just bought has...
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ok. chipping gun I might actually have one....

ok. chipping gun I might actually have one. rotary hammer is new to me. Let me look into that.
thanks
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self-leveling concrete mistake that needs to be fixed. but how?

hi gang. so here is the deal. I hired a guy to help level my concrete patio. water was pooling, he was going to get the slope better so it ran off the side into a new drain in the low spots. before...
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thanks for the note, Dane. good question. I...

thanks for the note, Dane.

good question. I am not sure how we will do the bluestone, or when. Or if it will even be bluestone. could be pavers or another application. I just want folks to know...
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Short term (2 yr?) concrete patio fix - need crack repair and stain suggestions

Hi gang. I need a recommendation for a quality crack repair product and a concrete stain for a short term patio fix.

I am redoing my patio area and the effort and expense to get the fireplace and...
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can I do the Ardex patch fix, is the #1 question....

can I do the Ardex patch fix, is the #1 question. thanks
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concrete slab patio redo

Hi gang. So here is the situation. We have a 650 sf slab patio at the newly purchased home. It has some slope/drainage issues on the concrete slab in my opinion, both based on where I see water pool...
06-07-15, 06:36 PM
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outdoor, built-in natural gas grill question

quick question....a buddy of mine is helping to build a custom brick and stone outdoor kitchen area at my home. nothing too fancy. small fireplace and a grill area/island. should be cool...hopefully...
05-31-15, 08:28 AM
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Posted By tarheelblue

connecting older softer 1/2 hose to newer, thicker 1/2 hose

so it appears the issue with my irrigation is in connecting older/existing softer 1/2 inch hose to newer, thicker 1/2 inch hose. they are both 1/2 inch but the newer stuff is slightly thicker inside...
05-25-15, 07:14 PM
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Connecting new and old 1/2" sprinkler lines.

so the house I bought has a sprinkler system. needs some work. holes in the lines (animals?) and such.

so I am splicing some 1/2 inch hose I got from Lowes (Orbit brand) together and dropping in...
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