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12-16-19, 11:38 AM
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Use of particle board for laminate countertop

Hello,
I am in the process of making a laminate counter top and after purchasing and cutting up the wood it became apparent the 3/4" particle board has different finishes on each side. One is smooth...
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Views: 4,017
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Was certain it was dry

It took a couple years to un-stick from the wall surface. I had used a couple other water based caulks which un-stuck within a few days. The wait time for drying out was 2-3 days and the dry time was...
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Views: 4,017
Posted By Jwhitman

GE I Silicon did not mold, it just did not stick well to the polystyrene.

The GE I silicone after a couple years starting un-sticking itself from the polystyrene wall pieces.This was most noticeable at the corner seam where two pieces meet. At the tub the caulk was still...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,017
Posted By Jwhitman

Caulking to use on shower wall it.

A few years ago I installed a shower wall kit made of polystyrene. After installation I could not get any caulk to stick to the seams between the wall panels and themselves as well as the metal tub....
10-13-16, 09:20 AM
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Views: 9,051
Posted By Jwhitman

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10-13-16, 08:47 AM
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Views: 9,051
Posted By Jwhitman

Repairing holes in stucco from large bolts

I have four 1/2" holes drilled through the stucco into a stud on my house. I would really like to know what to do about the these holes with respect to the moisture barrier. The house is stucco. how...
09-20-16, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Jwhitman

The fence is 6' tall. This post is to hold the...

The fence is 6' tall. This post is to hold the gate. It's a 3'wide by 6' tall gate. The wood is for privacy. Its to close in a yard.

Thanks,
J
09-19-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Jwhitman

Galvanized gate post

So I am installing a galvanized chain link fence post and using brackets attaching wood to it. First off I live in CA so no frost line. I dug a hole 24" deep and plan to put the post into concrete...
09-10-16, 08:14 PM
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Views: 9,051
Posted By Jwhitman

Patching 1/2" holes in stucco

The last owner of my house anchored a 4x4 with (4) 1/2" lag bolts thru the stucco sideways and into the stud. I removed the 4x4 and now have these holes to patch. I worry about the house seal ( tar...
04-19-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Jwhitman

Crawl space is ventilated. I was planning to use...

Crawl space is ventilated. I was planning to use the cans of spray foam. The bathroom is 4X6, but how do i get the foam to stay vertical? Will this work?
04-19-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Jwhitman

The moisture under the house is not really as...

The moisture under the house is not really as damp as I may have lead it to seem. There is heavy plastic on top of the dirt and the dirt is adobe that is always kinda damp(Summer or Winter) But the...
04-19-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Jwhitman

One last question

The moisture under the house is just the dirt is damp. The dirt is adobe and all around the outside of the house it's the same way. There is heavy plastic over the dirt. If the moisture down through...
04-15-16, 10:55 AM
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Views: 685
Posted By Jwhitman

Insulate between the trusses under the house or not?

Recently, I remodeled my bathroom and installed electric heated floor coils and tile. It seems like insulating the space underneath would make sense. The crawl space is cover with 6ml plastic and the...
01-08-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By Jwhitman

Joecaption: The drywall is 1/2" thick and the...

Joecaption: The drywall is 1/2" thick and the cultured marble is 3/8" thick for a combined thickness of 7/8" before I get to the hollow in the wall.

czizzi: Already drilled pilot holes too late...
01-06-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By Jwhitman

Cultured marble question

Just had a cultured marble shower installed and now I'm attempting to hang the curtain rod. The wall is too high to go above and a spring loaded one will not work. There is half inch drywall plus...
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Views: 619
Posted By Jwhitman

Just the thing. Thanks did not realize the treads...

Just the thing. Thanks did not realize the treads could leak if they were not sealed.
Thanks again,
J
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Views: 619
Posted By Jwhitman

Leaky sink drain again

Just stripped the sink and replaced the faucet and drain. Now the drain leaks. It is the drain that comes with the faucet. It is a Moen. This is a two piece drain. I used plumbers puddy were it comes...
11-30-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By Jwhitman

Spray in or matting installation

I have a 52 yr old house w/out installation in the walls or grounds in the outlets
Does it make sense to tear out the drywall and insulate the walls are should I just drill holes and shoot in the...
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Views: 1,172
Posted By Jwhitman

Leaking shower door rail

I have a set of shower doors with a frame. The leak appears to be between the bottom rail and the vertial ( side rail ) Where the two meet. I isolated the leak and know I need something to seal it....
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Views: 1,436
Posted By Jwhitman

Bathroom vent fan duct

I installed a bathroom fan and the duct work had me confused. I used alluminum flex duct. I attach it to the duct going out the roof and the fan outlet using alluminum duct tape that seems to hold it...
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Views: 928
Posted By Jwhitman

whistling shower

A couple years ago I converted a tub into a shower. I replaced the shower valve with a Moen. The way it works is you turn the knob to the left to turn it on then adjust left or right for temperature....
10-25-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By Jwhitman

Crow problem

There is a walnut tree in the neighbors yard. So, the crows come and break walnuts all over my roof as well as peck on them making a lot of noise. I am a little worried about them messing up my new...
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Views: 1,084
Posted By Jwhitman

foundation , crawl space vent

My garage is finished and on a cement slab. The house is on a perimeter foundation. There is a crawl space under the house. In the garage there is foundation vents cut out in the exterier wall...
06-21-10, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By Jwhitman

Replacement windows/retrofit

I just had new replacement windows installed on my stucco house. The installer did not caulk the bottom of the window. This seems ok due to idea of not wanting to trap moisture. One of the windows...
06-08-10, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jwhitman

The vent holes I am refering to are really the...

The vent holes I am refering to are really the crawl space vents under the house. I think they are framed in with wood.
Thanks,
J
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