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Thanks! This is still ongoing I just...

Thanks!

This is still ongoing I just finished fixing siding and replacing window.

Before doing something else I would like to water profing the walls. What can I do to prevent water liking ...
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Thanks! To be clear, removing shingles and...

Thanks!

To be clear, removing shingles and planks (half of those are roten)...right?
is 1/2 inch Ok for supporting snow?

Lastly do.I need to add a vent? There are none...
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Posted By fagopher

Ok, here is the garage look: ...

Ok, here is the garage look:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3934/19455385696_c91af13863_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vDcWmq)20150706_195203 (https://flic.kr/p/vDcWmq)


Here is the look of the...
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Posted By fagopher

Restoring old detached garage/shed

Hi All,

I have this old detached garage (weather zone is 5, so we get snow). It is built using wood siding and shingle roof. The overall structure is ok. The siding is now ok, I fixed already...
03-28-15, 10:08 AM
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Posted By fagopher

Fixing insulation problem in existing walls and hard to access spaces

Hi All,

I live in Chicago area and winter here is pretty cold. I got an old house and I have been working to try to make it more efficient. I added insulation to the attic and in any place I can...
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Posted By fagopher

I am testing it with water for now. Do I need to...

I am testing it with water for now. Do I need to use paint for testing ?
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Posted By fagopher

Ryobi paint sprayer problem

Hi All,

I got a used paint sprayer RAP200. When I got it the guy turned it on and seemed to be ok. I tried it now but it trips the GFCI outlet every time (tried different outlets). The first time...
09-24-14, 10:34 AM
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Posted By fagopher

Wink Thanks all for the responses.. I will have to...

Thanks all for the responses.. I will have to take one piece of wood and check if is stucco or panels.

AMmitch17 Thanks! tell my wife the same ;)

She likes a more modern style and she thinks...
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Posted By fagopher

Ok.. so I decided to go with plastic instead of...

Ok.. so I decided to go with plastic instead of metal pipes. I added a flexible "S" pipe next to the wall and a washer converter 1 1/2" to 1 1/4". Issue resolved.
Thanks!
09-20-14, 05:35 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Well, it turned out the white layer was an old...

Well, it turned out the white layer was an old vinyl but most of it came out along with the old tile, so I did not realized it at first.

I understand the information was limited. I am no expert...
09-20-14, 05:30 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Want to change cedar on stucco before painting. Is this ok?

Hi All,

I am doing lots of renovations to an old house. Next step is to paint the exterior of the house. I want to renovate the look of the house by removing some of the wood it has. See the...
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Posted By fagopher

I was planning on adding fittings 2 "L" fittings...

I was planning on adding fittings 2 "L" fittings at the wall to raise the drain at the level of the trap system under the sink (and so to keep the trap system with no changes) ... so Is this not...
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Posted By fagopher

need help installing sink pipe

Hi All,

I am almost done re-doing my bath but I encountered an issue (or 2)

- Sink pipe is above the pipe on the wall
- Size of the wall pipe is 2" while the one form the sink is 1 1/4"
...
09-05-14, 07:35 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Sorry, let me see if a picture works better to...

Sorry, let me see if a picture works better to explain it.

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So the accent is glass mosaic, the rest is just ceramic. I got both from the box stores. Nothing fancy...

So for the spaces...
09-05-14, 07:25 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Sorry about the picture. I tough close up was...

Sorry about the picture. I tough close up was better. Here I try it again:

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So.. short question is.. Can I apply the tile using thinset mortar on top on that ?

As additional info: ...
09-05-14, 02:20 PM
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Posted By fagopher

grout type on mixed wall ?

Hi All,


I installed the tile on a bath wall. For the most part it is glossy ceramic, and with spaces a bit bigger than 1/8 . however I installed a glass mosaic accent on a corner (1 ft wide, 7...
09-05-14, 01:38 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Do I need to apply cleaner or some glue before tiling?

Hi All,

I am working on a basement that had tile (on the bath) and carpet. I removed the tile and plan to replace it (and would also be replacing the carpet later)...

When removing the tile I...
08-22-14, 09:36 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Ceramic on top of wood?

I am remodeling a small bath. I already installed the drywall/cement boards, however there is a small wood strip next to the door of 4 inches width next to a wall (drywall).

For design reasons I...
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Posted By fagopher

Thanks for the responses... The downspout ....

Thanks for the responses...

The downspout . It is actually a radon system that was recently installed. No issue there..

Wood paint.. definitely this is on top of the list. Rotten wood was...
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Posted By fagopher

is it good idea to build a balcony here?

Hi All,

I go ta house a few months ago. It is a 2 story house and it has a door on the 2nd floor to what I think would be a balcony to be...

Here is a picture from outside:

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Here...
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Posted By fagopher

Smile so here is more information. Picture of current...

so here is more information. Picture of current stairs:
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Horizontal length is about 9'5''
Vertical length to the upstairs floor 7'7''
steps length (measure from the inside) 3ft
number of...
08-20-14, 08:40 AM
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Posted By fagopher

Never mind... got my answer. Thanks

Never mind... got my answer.


Thanks
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Posted By fagopher

renovating basement stairs - Need instructions

Hi All,

First of all, thanks in advance for any tip you can provide.

I moved into a an old house that has a finished basement with a carpeted stair with storage room underneath it. The stair...
08-14-14, 04:16 PM
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Posted By fagopher

Basement bathroom rebuild

Hi All,

I am new to this forum and I hope you gives can provide me advice.
I am new to an old house that has basement and a bathroom in the basement.
While fixing something else found mold on...
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