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2 1/4 red oak should be easy to find, but the...

2 1/4 red oak should be easy to find, but the problem is, it will tend to patina to a golden color as it ages. Unfortunately, most yellow colored red oak is natural with a normally occuring patina. ...
10-17-13, 03:17 PM
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The building, a 2 unit duplex I own, has original...

The building, a 2 unit duplex I own, has original knob and tube with any additions done with modern wiring in conduit. Most new work (since I've owned the place) has been added on completely new...
10-17-13, 11:26 AM
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From someone who thinks electrity is magic...

I am totally unable to wrap my head around how electricity works, so I'm lost on this one. I have an older (90 years) home with a detached garage. I noticed a very slight feeling of current a...
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You don't need t-moldings in any of the doorways....

You don't need t-moldings in any of the doorways. The chances of the hall opening binding up are almost zero. If it does (which, again, I would bet my life it won't), you could always retrofit one...
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Kudos to you for thinking outside of the box. ...

Kudos to you for thinking outside of the box. Hey, the Wright brothers thought outside the box and they invented the airplane. However, in this case, I think you need to stop, take two steps back,...
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Wow, I gotta say, that is not a project I would...

Wow, I gotta say, that is not a project I would tackle unless I knew EXACTLY how to do it. I've got skills, but I wouldn't attempt it. No offense, but the fact that your thinking laminate might be...
03-09-13, 07:26 PM
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Spyker, What Sam is saying, is that the proper...

Spyker, What Sam is saying, is that the proper way to install this job is with one piece 12' x 16' 9" and another 12' x 8' 6" (you have to add a couple of inches to each cut for the installers to...
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I had a arched, wooden screen door where the...

I had a arched, wooden screen door where the original screen bead was in about twenty broken, rotted pieces. To replace it, I used straight PVC screen bead, carefully heated it with a heat gun set...
03-28-12, 01:05 PM
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Posted By staabc

Jadester, How high is your adjoining flooring? A...

Jadester, How high is your adjoining flooring? A 3/4" height variance is normal and can be easily be compensated for with a transition molding. I agree with Sam, plywood on concrete is generally a...
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Doesn't look like a T-mold is necessary to me.

Doesn't look like a T-mold is necessary to me.
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Hey Pete, I wouldn't mess with the asbestos tile....

Hey Pete, I wouldn't mess with the asbestos tile. Well, that's not really true. "I" would wet down the area and take it up myself. My official advice, however, is to leave it alone if it is flat...
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First, if you're buying from Lumber Liquidators,...

First, if you're buying from Lumber Liquidators, chances are you you are not buying a "brand", you are buying a label, so its hard to say if the product is good or bad since it may have been...
02-18-12, 03:36 PM
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Posted By staabc

Take a hammer to it. The installers should have...

Take a hammer to it. The installers should have rounded over the tacks when they put in the carpet.
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I think you're over thinking this gap issue, Navy...

I think you're over thinking this gap issue, Navy guy. Make your gap from the baseboard and then install shoe molding or quarter round on the baseboards after you've finished laying the floor. This...
02-10-12, 12:06 PM
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Posted By staabc

Two ways to approach repairs in a rental. One,...

Two ways to approach repairs in a rental. One, fix it right so you can avoid calls from tenants at 9:00 on a Saturday night. Or, Two, get it done as cheaply as possible so that you avoid the place...
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Wow, an inch and a quarter over five feet. ...

Wow, an inch and a quarter over five feet. That's not normal settling. Hopefully you have access underneath, because it sounds like that's where the problem is. This may still be a DIY project if...
01-17-12, 04:11 PM
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I hope this works: Pictures by staabc -...

I hope this works:
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01-16-12, 09:42 PM
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Posted By staabc

I've had good luck with Tech. It comes in a...

I've had good luck with Tech. It comes in a little white bottle with black and red letters. I think you can get it at Menards. As always, test in an inconspicuous area first.
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I've heard of two reasons to use felt paper: It...

I've heard of two reasons to use felt paper: It makes the floor easier to rack up as you're installing it. Boards will be a lot less likely to hang up on subfloor imperfections as you kick them...
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Posted By staabc

Robert's Super felt is an underlayment for...

Robert's Super felt is an underlayment for floating engineered hardwood or laminate. If you're nailing, you can return it. As far installation goes, I would go to a local, full service flooring...
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The National Wood Flooring Association specifies ...

The National Wood Flooring Association specifies #15 or #30 felt that meets ASTM Standard D-486. This is the same roofing paper that you can get at one of the home centers. I like 15 lb. The 30...
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Posted By staabc

If you are taking up the existing lino, using the...

If you are taking up the existing lino, using the circular saw as you described is a common way to do it. I would try to pry it up first just in case it comes up easy in large pieces. It usually...
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First, I would cut or chisel that remaining...

First, I would cut or chisel that remaining plinth block out. Then, I would either remove the bump out (if its not structural) or do what drooplug suggested, and trim the column (either just the...
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Posted By staabc

This is the wright answer. ha ha Ask yourself,...

This is the wright answer. ha ha Ask yourself, what possible benefit could you gain by adding another layer of wood based material below grade? God forbid you get water again, because you will be...
12-01-11, 03:48 PM
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"As he (?) said" Jaz, I was referring to the...

"As he (?) said"

Jaz, I was referring to the fact that my screen name doesn't indicate that I am a guy. Maybe I was being to clever for my own good. No offense intended. I am legitimately...
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