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03-08-06, 02:28 PM
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A wet saw works great on tumbled marble. (Cuts...

A wet saw works great on tumbled marble. (Cuts like butter!) I put 4x4 tumbled marble on my kitchen backsplash and it worked great. I was able to cut 45 degree angles on the edge of some of them to...
10-04-05, 05:11 PM
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Views: 3,356
Posted By widing

I would rip out a larger section of drywall until...

I would rip out a larger section of drywall until you can get access to the concrete wall behind it. (Turn off the electrical power first before you rip off the drywall!) Your leak can be due to...
10-04-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By widing

You will want to check your concrete floor for...

You will want to check your concrete floor for uneven areas too. The manufacturer will state what tolerance they require. We just installed Quick Step laminate in our basement and they said 2 mm/m....
10-03-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,928
Posted By widing

Will I have problems getting the stain dark if I...

Will I have problems getting the stain dark if I apply the thinned coat of poly? Would I thin it with mineral spirits? What ratio? Also, I want the stain as dark as possible. The first time, I used...
10-03-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 48,698
Posted By widing

As posted in a different post, I am having...

As posted in a different post, I am having problems with staining also. If you are only supposed to put one coat of stain on a piece, why does the Minwax can say to apply several thin coats? I have...
10-03-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,928
Posted By widing

splotchy stain on pine

I just stained some new unfinished pine bi-fold doors and the finish is very uneven. I did use a wood conditioner before staining them but they still turned out with dark splotches. I stained...
09-15-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By widing

The parts could have cost that much if he used...

The parts could have cost that much if he used expensive cans. With the trim they add up. I am surprised that there are only 4 receptacles. Unless your basement was really small, I don't see how...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By widing

You can buy new cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and...

You can buy new cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and drawer boxes online. The RTF ones are very reasonable. I wouldn't spend more on a house you plan on selling in a few years. You'll probably make...
08-24-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,610
Posted By widing

When we did our basement we considered covering...

When we did our basement we considered covering it in wood to make it appear to be a wooden beam. For our situation, it was too long to cover with a single piece of wood and it would have been...
08-24-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,732
Posted By widing

If you are going to use Armstrong ceiling panels,...

If you are going to use Armstrong ceiling panels, it seems that the price must be standardized, since it was the same at every store I tried and online. I found that for decorative panels, Century...
08-24-05, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,661
Posted By widing

How to properly insulate a basement is a very...

How to properly insulate a basement is a very controversial subject. Visit the Insulation and Vapor Barrier forum and you will see what I mean. Some people believe vapor barriers on both sides of...
08-23-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,180
Posted By widing

I would do a plastic sheet test to be sure it is...

I would do a plastic sheet test to be sure it is moisture seeping in and not condensation. You tape a 1'x1' square of plastic sheeting on the wall and seal around it with tape. Come back in a...
08-23-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By widing

First we fastened the base plates and marked out...

First we fastened the base plates and marked out the stud positions. Before we did the top plate (header), we first put in any blocking and then nailed the firestopping plywood up onto the joists and...
08-22-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,811
Posted By widing

I don't quite understand why the one interior...

I don't quite understand why the one interior wall is concrete block. Also, is the storage area going to be heated? Is the furnace room heated? I would probably just treat it as if it were an...
08-22-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By widing

There are a lot of code regulations about...

There are a lot of code regulations about insulation and firestopping. If your community requires firestopping, as ours did, they will probably be very meticulous in checking that you did it and the...
08-22-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By widing

We are about to do our baseboards too. We were...

We are about to do our baseboards too. We were told that the baseboards should be added before the carpet so that the carpet can be easily removed later. Are there any other opinions on this?
08-22-05, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By widing

From your post, it sounds like you haven't...

From your post, it sounds like you haven't actually put the drywall on yet. If this is the case, push the vents down to be flush where the drywall will be. We just did this in our basement project. ...
08-19-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,059
Posted By widing

One thing to note about the wood is that you need...

One thing to note about the wood is that you need to cherry pick it and then use it right away before it has a chance to warp. The wood from HD and Lowes may look good in the store but can warp...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,068
Posted By widing

The problem with Conestoga is that they only...

The problem with Conestoga is that they only supply to woodworking professionals. I did find a couple of online sites that will supply individuals but it always nicer to see the actual doors...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,068
Posted By widing

Question source for unfinished cabinet doors

We are building built-in cabinets in our basement and want to buy unfinished oak cabinet doors for them. There are many Internet sites that sell custom sized doors, however, does anyone know of a...
08-17-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By widing

If you have the headroom, the second option above...

If you have the headroom, the second option above is nice because then your floor will be warmer and more comfortable to walk on.
08-17-05, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,191
Posted By widing

The only other consideration is that if you have...

The only other consideration is that if you have the builder finish it the cost goes on your mortgage payment which has tax benefits and you can pay off over a longer time. So even if it costs more...
08-14-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,059
Posted By widing

Check out the code in your community. Some areas...

Check out the code in your community. Some areas require an insulation inspection to make sure that you have met the required R value in your walls. Your city hall may have an information packet on...
08-14-05, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,661
Posted By widing

What is the purpose of the Tyvek in this case? I...

What is the purpose of the Tyvek in this case? I don't see what it is doing for you. Why not just staple the insulation onto the framing after the framing is up? The paper should be towards the...
08-07-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,946
Posted By widing

Have you looked into the CeilingMax or...

Have you looked into the CeilingMax or CeilingLink systems? They only need one inch of space. We are using CeilingMax in our basement. It is a little pricey but provides accessibility which we...
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