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Thanks for the replies. It sounds like it's best...

Thanks for the replies. It sounds like it's best to just leave the old stuff be. One day we'll find a way to get rid of it :rolleyes:
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Does cement mix expire?

When we bought our house 12 years ago, there were several bags of concrete stacked up in the back of the garage and, well, they're still there. The house was vacant for a few years before we moved...
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Thanks, that actually does make me feel better. I...

Thanks, that actually does make me feel better. I was wondering if the instructions to tape vertical seams was one of those things that YOU MUST DO or if it was one of those things that, in a...
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Tyvek vertical seams

Becoming more and more disillusioned by my siding contractors each day, I decided to double-check some of their methods. I read Tyvek installation instructions yesterday and, much to my dismay, it...
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Posted By dynagirl

I was afraid of that. Roofing and flashing were...

I was afraid of that. Roofing and flashing were never addressed in the contract and it never occurred to me that they should have been. Considering this company does roofing as well as siding (and...
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Posted By dynagirl

Flashing gap after old siding removal

We're in the middle of getting our house resided and we've run into an issue with roof flashing. With 3 layers of siding removed (aluminum over asbestos shingles over tar paper over wood clapboards)...
06-27-07, 10:44 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

So my last siding contractor just came out (we're...

So my last siding contractor just came out (we're making our final decision as soon as we get his bid) and when I mentioned Miretec to him, he said it's not nearly as good as Azek and that the prices...
06-27-07, 08:46 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

I wasn't familiar with Miratec, but after looking...

I wasn't familiar with Miratec, but after looking into it, this might be just the thing to make the trim look good and keep the price down. I noticed Miratec also offers a prepainted version (with a...
06-26-07, 02:52 PM
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Posted By dynagirl

Hardie Plank Siding - Should I cut costs on the trim?

We're going to get the pre-painted Hardie Plank siding put on our house and we're having a very difficult time keeping this within a reasonable budget. Although my husband and I are big DIYers, this...
12-21-05, 08:23 PM
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Posted By dynagirl

I'm surprised you'd need to sand after just the...

I'm surprised you'd need to sand after just the tape application, but I won't judge that ;) I'm no expert spackler myself and always have to rely on sanding in the end to make my walls look good. I'd...
12-06-05, 07:42 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

Sounds like you've got 2 choices: install a...

Sounds like you've got 2 choices: install a smaller door or gut the wall and enlarge the door frame.
12-06-05, 07:34 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

This sounds like a good solution. Once the whole...

This sounds like a good solution. Once the whole thing is nailed into place, the reduced size of the overlap shouldn't make any difference. But if you're concerned about that, you could pull off the...
12-05-05, 11:35 PM
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Posted By dynagirl

You learn something new everyday! I have a 1927...

You learn something new everyday! I have a 1927 house with these exact same walls and we always thought they were kind of odd. Thanks for the great explanation, tighcoat :)
12-01-05, 10:01 PM
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Posted By dynagirl

It't done and you're right--it didn't take that...

It't done and you're right--it didn't take that long (even without a banjo). I think my husband and I finally getting better at our spackling skills. It seems like our feathering is much improved...
12-01-05, 10:29 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

Thanks guys, that's the kind of consensus I was...

Thanks guys, that's the kind of consensus I was looking for :) I never would have thought taping seams would have anything to do with fire code. That possibility alone is a good enough reason to do...
12-01-05, 12:41 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

Using crown molding to save time

If you're planning to install crown molding, would you bother to tape and spackle the joints where the walls and ceiling meet (we've installed new sheetrock)? Or is it okay to leave the gaps? I know...
11-28-05, 12:16 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

I really don't think you could use a pre-hung...

I really don't think you could use a pre-hung door because, even if you removed the molding from it, your existing molding wouldn't cover the edges of the pre-hung door frame. In other words, it...
11-27-05, 08:58 PM
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Posted By dynagirl

I'd suggest making it into a pass-through. To do...

I'd suggest making it into a pass-through. To do that, you'd probably want to remove all the existing window molding (otherwise it would always look like a window), then patch drywall into the...
11-27-05, 08:47 PM
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Posted By dynagirl

Unfortunately, sanding is your next step. I only...

Unfortunately, sanding is your next step. I only say "unfortunately" because I personally think that sanding a ceiling is about the most exhausting thing a person can do! I'd suggest getting a pole...
11-26-05, 11:16 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

I'm not familiar with plastic paneling, but I've...

I'm not familiar with plastic paneling, but I've had experience removing plastic tiles from plaster walls and removing wood paneling from plaster walls. With the plastic tiles, there was a lot of...
11-23-05, 12:38 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

We never use our own tub either and so are...

We never use our own tub either and so are planning to make the second bathroom that we're building next year a 3/4 (shower only). In terms of resale value, though, you should definitely keep the one...
11-23-05, 12:29 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

I don't think there's any inexpensive way to...

I don't think there's any inexpensive way to repair/reglaze a porcelain sink. But you can buy kits to do it yourself if you're so inclined. Here's a link to one...
11-22-05, 12:41 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

You can also use a steamer on multiple layers of...

You can also use a steamer on multiple layers of wallpaper, it just takes longer than if it were one layer.
11-22-05, 12:20 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

If it really is screwed directly into the...

If it really is screwed directly into the drywall, then the simplest fix would probably be to drill new holes elsewhere on the cover and install new screws (and maybe use molly bolts if you're...
11-22-05, 12:13 AM
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Posted By dynagirl

Mudslinger is right about needing to more or...

Mudslinger is right about needing to more or frame a whole new ceiling. Most likely the drop ceiling was done because of all the obstructions, like ducting and pipes that hang below the joists. So...
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