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06-18-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By RobDude

Thank you again for your help. I noticed that if...

Thank you again for your help. I noticed that if I push up on the drywall, it feels like it's not very secure. I'll pick up some paper tape tonight.
06-18-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By RobDude

Nah - it's just drywall. I didn't add...

Nah - it's just drywall.

I didn't add tape, and maybe that's what the problem was, but I will say that when I was sanding my attempt, I do believe I hit a mesh tape (possibly from the last...
06-18-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By RobDude

That was great - thank you. Image should be...

That was great - thank you. Image should be displaying now.
06-18-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By RobDude

Fixing Ceiling Crack

I tried to fix this, and it looked great for about two months; now it is worse than ever. I sanded it down, put on some drywall compound or whatever on, sanded it and painted it. Immediately after...
03-02-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By RobDude

Bad Smell/Sewer Gas? Coming From Closet

I live in a ranch/concrete slab style house outside of Chicago, built in the 1950s, but with some renovations since. We have well water, but are tied into the city sewer system if any of that...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By RobDude

Thanks - I think you might be right - I used a...

Thanks - I think you might be right - I used a small paint scraper to slide between the face of the cabinet and the wall and I didn't hit any screws.
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By RobDude

Countertop Pulling Away From Wall (or vice-versa)

Looking for the best way to make this look better without a lot of headache......
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By RobDude

Completely Lost - Well Water With Low Pressure And Weird Residue?

Hi all,

I've never had well water before and I really don't know anything about it.

First, the water pressure seems very low....for a while....then it picks up. Not sure if that's normal or...
03-28-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,088
Posted By RobDude

Thanks for the post. I've actually been...

Thanks for the post.

I've actually been talking to the buyer directly - this was something that didn't get into the official contract she signed, but I unofficially gave her my word I'd either...
03-28-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,088
Posted By RobDude

Crawl Space 'Door' and Fire-wall/Fire Safety

I hope this makes sense; my house is a split-level home and the garage and downstairs living space share a wall. Additionally, there is a crawlspace that opens from the garage and goes 'underneath...
02-17-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By RobDude

Having Trouble With My Doors....

These are all interior doors, which is a good thing; but it seems like certain doors won't latch when I shut them. I don't know the terminology; but the part of the door that sticks out and is...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,644
Posted By RobDude

Thanks for the replies everyone.... I called...

Thanks for the replies everyone....

I called a local repair shop and they won't replace the spring for me; but would convert the whole thing to another type of spring.

Is that something I...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,644
Posted By RobDude

Replacing Extension Spring(s)/Garage Door Opener....

I saw a similar thread and read through it; but I'm hoping you guys can point me in the right direction...

I have a 16x7 garage door an an older looking 1/3 hp garage door opener. Today one of...
11-12-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,528
Posted By RobDude

How Do I Cut Metal-Shielded Wiring?

I've done some very basic stuff with the romex - and I'd just cut back the plastic; but I'm trying to add an outlet in the garage and I've got the shield stuff. Is there a trick or a tool I need?
...
11-11-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By RobDude

Thanks for the responses....I think I understand...

Thanks for the responses....I think I understand the pig-tail thing; I just need to figure out how I'm going to get a new wire back there without completely destroying the dry-wall.

The three...
11-10-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By RobDude

Trying To Add An Outlet....

I've done some very simple stuff; like adding a light switch - and managed alright....but now I'm trying to add a new outlet to an existing room that has only one outlet.

So far, every outlet I've...
11-08-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,180
Posted By RobDude

Drywalling Over a Crawl-Space...

I have a small crawl-space that is accessible from my garage. It's the 'space underneath the stairs' in the house. It's probably 3 feet by 6 feet long or so.

I've built a real nice, solid 'work...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By RobDude

Thanks for the post. I'll try to get a...

Thanks for the post.

I'll try to get a picture of my stairs when I can.

The house originally had a black/metal railing; but it was removed and left outside in the yard for months. It was all...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By RobDude

Installing Stair Railing...

I'm looking to install something that looks like this
http://www.ronhazelton.com/cms/videos/articles/thumbs/115.jpg

But I don't have much experience with work of this nature. Is this a fairly...
02-01-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By RobDude

I hope this makes sense.... When I removed...

I hope this makes sense....

When I removed the vinyl flooring around the tub I could see that someone had already cut out a section of the floor. I took a picture at the time because the white...
02-01-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By RobDude

Subfloor Replacement, Creeking Noise and Cracked Tiles...

I replaced a section of subfloor near my bathtub that was water damaged. I thought I did a good job, but after I'd put down the backerboard and when I started installing tiles - I heard a creak...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,523
Posted By RobDude

Grout for a Tile Bathtub Surround...?

I've just finished installing tile on the 3 walls around my bathtub - and now I need to grout it.

Is there anything special/different I need to do with the grout since it is in a shower and not on...
01-15-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,394
Posted By RobDude

Thanks for all the posts/help, I really...

Thanks for all the posts/help, I really appreciate it.

I'll double check when I get home from work but I'm about 90% certain that the tile I put up on the wall is PEI4 Ceramic (whatever that...
01-14-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,394
Posted By RobDude

I placed a 6 mil thick sheet of plastic over the...

I placed a 6 mil thick sheet of plastic over the studs (behind the cement board). The brand of board is 'Durock Cement Board' - it's 1/2" thick. The thinset is shown here - Link...
01-13-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,394
Posted By RobDude

Did I Screw Up? What Type of Thinset Should Be Used With Cement Board?

I was told 'Use Latex over Plywood' - so I purchased a 50 lbs. bag of thinset without the laytex. I'm installing 13" ceramic tile on the walls (cement board) around a bathtub.
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