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I put some elbow grease into it, bought some...

I put some elbow grease into it, bought some extra pads and went to town. I am now stripping it clean 100%.

Now, what about the side of the boards, you can clearly see the old stain - what is...
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So again, this sanding job on this board looks...

So again, this sanding job on this board looks good to go for apply a semi over the top?
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Ha, I'm not done prepping and last board is the...

Ha, I'm not done prepping and last board is the outer I edge I haven't gotten to yet with my sander!

Yes, the TWP stains will be semi.

OK, so you don't think that the minimal remnants of...
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I am going to use TWP 1500 cedartone, honeytone...

I am going to use TWP 1500 cedartone, honeytone or pecan on the horizontals.
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Help with sanding of cedar deck...pics included

I initially tried to strip the but was unsuccessful as the Behr semi-trans stain was like paint - just didn't want to come off. I used Defy stripper and a pressure washer (even agitated the stripper...
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So the electric would be fine for cleaning and...

So the electric would be fine for cleaning and stripping a deck and a fence?

Also, how would you recommend I strip that privacy wall - it is a lattice panel hat is quite large - can I spray it...
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Stripping, cleaning and staining old deck

Hi everyone!

I am a total beginner, but I need to bring an old deck back to life, along with choosing a great stain (2 tone with solid and a semi-trans) and matching a new fence that runs into the...
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New 3 story Deck - Wood Beams Cracking - PICS

We had a 3 story rear deck built this last November and I just noticed a lot of large cracks developing in the wood. Is this normal or of any concern?
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10-19-10, 09:52 AM
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Help HOA pick out new 6 panel, fiberglass front doors for our building

We need new front doors for our 3 unit building. We need something middle of the road, not the cheapest but not the best...something that is sturdy, secure, warm, and maintenance free.

I am...
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dried dog vomit on ribbed courdiroy microfiber!

my dog must have thrown up on my couch yesterday as I just noticed it and it is completely dry (and crusty). there is no odor - but I am worried that this will leave a stain. any recomendations on...
07-01-09, 11:11 AM
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This will be used over an exterior door - just a...

This will be used over an exterior door - just a storm/screen door. I did read that page, but I had a hard time finding storm doors that would qualify.
07-01-09, 09:40 AM
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New Tax Credit - Which Storm Door?

I need to replace a storm door on my entrance to a patio and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good storm door that is applicable to the new tax credit for 30% up to $1500 on materials and...
06-25-09, 08:09 AM
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I own the top floor of a 3 unit flat. The other...

I own the top floor of a 3 unit flat. The other two units each have their own condenser on the roof as well, above me. Each unit has its own circuit, but I am not sure what size they are.

What...
06-24-09, 12:28 PM
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Nice. Do you have any reccomendations on the...

Nice. Do you have any reccomendations on the best bang for your buck on new units, i.e. brand/model?
06-24-09, 11:11 AM
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thanks for the reply! Is there anything that can...

thanks for the reply! Is there anything that can be done to prevent the air conditioner from sucking up as much power to alleviate the dimming?

Also, when you say older style 'blower', are you...
06-23-09, 08:43 PM
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All lighting dims when AC Unit Kicks In

Everytime my AC Unit kicks on, all of the lighting in my unit dims quickly. The unit itself is also very very loud! I am on the top floor of a 3 unit flat and all of the AC condensors are right...
05-31-09, 07:31 PM
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thanks for the responses! So no worries about...

thanks for the responses! So no worries about rain or anything - I am sure it wasn't completely water proof with the old light installed, but not sure.

Also, can I power on the circuit for...
05-31-09, 05:36 PM
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Can I leave wires from an uninstalled sconce outside exposed?

I turned the circuit off and uninstalled a sconce outside my front door. I ran into some problems trying to attach the new mount on the existing electrical box.

Can I leave this exposed for...
12-02-08, 09:19 PM
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Low bath pressure...

I recently moved into a new house and I have Rheem gas water heater roughly 11 years old. I get plenty of hot water out of my faucets and shower heads, BUT...whenever I run water out for a bath, the...
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12-02-08, 08:38 PM
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Gas Water Heater...Not enough hot water OR weak pressure....

I recently moved into a new house and I have Rheem gas water heater roughly 11 years old. I get plenty of hot water out of my faucets and shower heads, BUT...whenever I run water out for a bath, the...
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Primed over dark gray, painted white, looks blue

My bathroom walls were a dark gray and my ceiling was white. I primed the walls and then painted the walls and celing the same shade of white (1 coat). The walls look like a blueish white and the...
11-08-08, 09:48 PM
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$4.50/sq ft tile versus $2.00 sq ft tile

I went strolling for 3x6 subway tile today and compared three different stores, two local and Home Depot. The two locals were priced at $4.50 per sq ft while the Depot came in at about $2.00.
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10-31-08, 08:32 AM
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And is only 1 coat good enough? Would 1 gallon...

And is only 1 coat good enough? Would 1 gallon cover a standard size shower enclosure?
10-31-08, 08:05 AM
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Is there an easy way to determine if there is a...

Is there an easy way to determine if there is a vapor wall behind the cement boards without taking them down? If i cannot determine that and just apply the membrane over the cement board as is,...
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