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Bainbridge Matt: If you don't get any...

Bainbridge Matt:

If you don't get any satisfaction from your builder, this is a problem that you can fix quite easily yourself.

Look in your yellow pages under "Plaster & Drywall, Equipment &...
02-10-15, 06:10 PM
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Vinyl asbestos or vinyl composition flooring is a...

Vinyl asbestos or vinyl composition flooring is a double edge sword. It's very popular in commercial settings (like grocery stores for example) because it can be MAINTAINED, whereas no other...
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I would try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pad to...

I would try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pad to clean those blue-ish gray streaks off the tub.

When using a Magic Eraser, it's actually more effective to scrub GENTLY in small circular patterns...
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It's these few sentences that tell me that the...

It's these few sentences that tell me that the problem is likely to be the kind of paint that was used:

A few years ago, I scraped for weeks, sanded, then spackled all the spots - these spots are...
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the Banger: Spray painting drywall (or bare...

the Banger:

Spray painting drywall (or bare drywall joint compound or real plaster) isn't generally a good idea. That's because the paint isn't forced into the porous surface of the substrate...
01-31-15, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Nestor

I think this statement says it all: "It is...

I think this statement says it all:

"It is only in about 5-7 areas, one of which is in front of the refrigerator and when I stepped on the spot it squeaked and I felt the movement."

The reason...
01-31-15, 02:36 PM
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I think if it were me, I would "sponge caulk"...

I think if it were me, I would "sponge caulk" that crack with ordinary latex caulk, and then paint the bathroom ceiling (and that top "grout" line) with Zinsser's PermaWhite bathroom paint.

To...
01-31-15, 02:12 PM
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The reason I always installed a wooden baseboard...

The reason I always installed a wooden baseboard and shoe molding in all of my bathrooms was because my bathroom floors were always sheet vinyl. The wall tiles wrapped around the side of the bathtub...
01-21-15, 09:41 PM
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Aerowoot: By putting on this "swirl coat",...

Aerowoot:

By putting on this "swirl coat", are you trying to match the existing texture of the painted wall? If so, your best bet would be to take some pictures of that texture down to the places...
01-21-15, 07:44 PM
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GunGuy45: You said: "That's just silly....

GunGuy45:

You said:
"That's just silly. I've driven many nails into studs with never an issue unless it vibrated off a picture on the other side or similar. No way, no how is hammering a nail...
01-21-15, 04:08 PM
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GunGuy45 asks: "Why would already installed...

GunGuy45 asks:

"Why would already installed (hopefully correctly) sheetrock bend outward?"

Someone on the other side of the wall driving a nail into a stud to hang a heavy mirror.

Two kids...
01-21-15, 10:30 AM
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Gunguy45: One layer of paper tape would only...

Gunguy45:

One layer of paper tape would only be strong in the direction you lay those strips of paper tape. If the drywall were to bend outward with only one layer of paper tape strips, you'd end...
01-21-15, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Nestor

I agree with Marksr about using the Zinsser...

I agree with Marksr about using the Zinsser Guardz on the damaged drywall first, before starting with the fiberglass mesh drywall joint tape.

Zinsser® Gardz® Problem Surface Sealer Product Page...
01-20-15, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Nestor

Melon Cat: If those mirrors are stuck onto...

Melon Cat:

If those mirrors are stuck onto the drywall with an adhesive, I'd enlist the help of a friend to warm the mirrors with a hair dryer while you slide some wooden shims in between the...
01-20-15, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Nestor

Melon Cat: While you CAN tile directly over...

Melon Cat:

While you CAN tile directly over damaged drywall, it's best to fix it before you tile over it.

As long as the gypsum core of the drywall is still intact, you can repair missing...
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Perhaps, but if I were the mechanic, I'd say that...

Perhaps, but if I were the mechanic, I'd say that if I had the gas tank and fuel pump replaced in September, 2014 and the problem didn't develop until January, 2015, there's no reason to believe...
01-20-15, 09:25 AM
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Well, based on only the one post, it appears to...

Well, based on only the one post, it appears to me that Nacho Mendez is of good enough intelligence to decide for himself if installing his carpet tiles with carpet tape is a feasible alternative to...
01-19-15, 07:58 PM
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Nacho Mendez: If I were in your shoes, and ...

Nacho Mendez:

If I were in your shoes, and

"I wanted to leave myself or a future owner the option of ripping up the carpet tiles and trying to fix up the floors".

I would stick your carpet...
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Well, it's definitely an intermittent problem. ...

Well, it's definitely an intermittent problem. Day before yesterday the Check Engine light was on. Yesterday it wasn't.

I'll take the car back to the mechanic who installed the gas tank and fuel...
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Next time, just scrub those grout lines with Arm...

Next time, just scrub those grout lines with Arm & Hammer Washing Soda followed by cleaning with hydrogen peroxide to see which one actually does the cleaning.

Here's the MSDS sheet for Stain...
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Well, if people claim that WD-40 works, you can...

Well, if people claim that WD-40 works, you can use that.

And, if WD-40 works, I'd also try using a light cooking oil like corn oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil.

And then remove the cooking oil...
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Posted By Nestor

AutoJoe: I had the gas tank and fuel pump...

AutoJoe:

I had the gas tank and fuel pump assembly on my car replaced just this last September.

If you're saying that there's a vapour leak where the metal filler tube meets the tank, then...
01-17-15, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Nestor

JazMan: Well, all I'm saying is that without...

JazMan:

Well, all I'm saying is that without sealing those mosaic tiles on my counter top before grouting, I found that they were stained reddish brown after I finished grouting. The same colour...
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Posted By Nestor

I woulda done that, except for this: ...

I woulda done that, except for this:

"Concretemasonry

I had a similar problem on my 1999 GMC Jimmy and a 2000 Blazer.

I tried a cheap generic gas cap and that did not work. I went to...
01-17-15, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Nestor

With utmost respect for the knowledge and...

With utmost respect for the knowledge and experience of the others posting in this thread, if'n it wuz my house, my floor and my money, I'd want to seal the tiles before grouting, then grout, remove...
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