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Cool Her dog chewed the coffee table

My girlfriend move in some time ago and her coffee table has one corner chewed off by her dog. He also had a go at one of the legs on the table. The leg has minor damage, but the corner of the top...
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Chocolate stain on Comforter

My girlfriend left a bag of Christmas chocolate on our bed. Her dog got into the bag and ate all the chocolate. Fortunately he is OK, but our bed spread has a cholocate stain on in after going...
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Wink Love that fireplace

In today's modern homes, the fireplace is usually decorative rather than functional.

You will probably find that your furnace's thermostat is located in the living room. If so, as the fireplace...
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Milky finish

I could be wrong, but it may be that the finish and thinner are reacting together.

If you're using a water based finish, they usually go on milky and dry clear.

You must make sure that all of...
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Patience

:wall: The people that installed the coatings were in too much of a hurry to do the job properly. The roughness is due to bubbles in the finish. The oil based primary coat takes 24-48 hours to...
07-05-06, 07:43 AM
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Thumbs up Fixing sprouts

Here in the eastern part of Canada, we call carpet pulls sprouts. They look like bean sprouts coming out of the ground. Because most berber carpet is continuous loop the best way is to use a good...
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Runing on used french fry grease

Anybody else heard of running cars on used restaurant grease?

Sounds like a great alternative to gas. Could present some problems here in Canada during the winter. The grease would get quite...
04-06-06, 08:54 AM
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Repairing sub-floor

We work in the disaster restoration business (fire and flood).

Any time we run across a sub-floor that has been damaged by water, we pull up everything and replace with new. This eliminates the...
04-06-06, 08:47 AM
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Smile Preparing for carpeting on stairs.

Funny the way we tend to get off topic.

You mentioned that the stairs are plywood. This leaves a sharp edge that is prone to splintering. Keep in mind that when we walk down a flight of stairs,...
02-10-06, 04:04 PM
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Moisture Barrier

Hi Linda:

Know how you feel. I love my dog too. Fortunately, he loves me back and doesn't use our house as his personal pottie. He's 14 years old and over the years, if he was either sick or...
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Stock dome plate

Sounds like the last time the ceiling was painted, the dome fixture was lowered to allow for seamless painting.

Suggest you use a sharp shop knife and gently run around the fixture to break the...
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Custodial wear

I like others thought the problem might be work related. I too work in the cleaning field. If your husband uses a "floor maintainer" sometimes called a swing machine, the handle of the machine...
10-22-05, 11:50 AM
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Question Smoothing out joints in drywall

:wall: How in the world do you get a smooth joint between drywall sheets.

I work with a small company that does disaster restoration work. Often, after a small flood, we have to remove 6" to 2'...
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Thumbs up Trim Board

Painting any deck boards can be a real pain in the butt down the road.

Why not consider using transparent oil based stain. This will give the wood a white-washed look, expose the grain and not be...
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Angry That darn mold

Don't you just hate it when that happens. Mold needs just the right conditions to grow on surfaces. Looks like you found the perfect conditions in your laundry room :wall:

Just kidding :p
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Hanging Pictures

:wall: The icon to the left indicates how I feel about hanging pictures in a straight line.

You see ads everywhere for the new lazer levels that project a straight and level line on the walls of...
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Unhappy Dirty carpet smell

Having been in the carpet cleaning business for nearly 15 years, I can without a doubt tell you thea the "dirty carpet smell" is coming from a dirty carpet.

Obviously I'm going to tell you to call...
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Hardwood over concrete - Why not???

We live and work in Eastern Canada. Our province is New Brunswick. For those of our US brothers and sisters, that is north east of Maine.

Being in Canada, we have the pleasure of four distinct...
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I'm going to vote for laminate flooring. ...

I'm going to vote for laminate flooring. Although wood has lots of advantages, it also has lots of disadvantages compared to laminate.

1. Hardwood is usually more expensive.
2. Unless you are...
05-02-05, 11:35 AM
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Howdy: It's not a good idea to lay new tile...

Howdy:

It's not a good idea to lay new tile over old. What you'll get over time is the old pattern showing up through the new floor you install. Vinly tiles over time sink into existing cracks...
05-02-05, 11:29 AM
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Hi Sharron: Chances are very remote that you...

Hi Sharron:

Chances are very remote that you have any asbestos in your flooring. Unless you have 6" square tiles that are almost impossible to shine, you are probably OK.

If in doubt, simply...
03-18-05, 02:04 PM
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Hi Vicki

:) Sounds like a nice table. If it is indeed pine, I don't suggest you use chemical strippers to remove the finish. These will soak into the wood and make it very difficult to get an even finish...
03-18-05, 01:55 PM
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Stuck Backing

You didn't mention what the backing is made of... Is it jute or foam rubber???

You also didn't mention which room this is in. If you are re-modeling a basement area, then, consider just laying...
03-07-05, 03:36 PM
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Thumbs up woll vs nylon

A woll carpet has lots of advantages over man made fibres. First of all, it is extremely tough. Wool has been used for hundreds of years as a floor covering and I can tell you that the Wendy's...
03-07-05, 03:28 PM
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Smile Grand Canyon Of Gaps

:p Any gap between the tack strip and baseboard will be a dust/lint/junk trap.

Usually, the baseboard is removed and the tack strip is installed as close as possible to the wall and then the...
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