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04-13-11, 07:50 AM
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Mailbox Post

My mailbox post is leaning over and my wife wants me to fix it. It is cemented in at the bottom, ~24" down.

My question is this: do I bang it back upright and then brace it somehow, or would it...
03-24-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By projectmaster

if you can fit a bolt cutter behind the molding,...

if you can fit a bolt cutter behind the molding, cut the nails then finish hammering out the piece from the molding after it's off the wall. i had to do this once for some molding. i could only get...
03-24-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,631
Posted By projectmaster

Crown Molding Corner Blocks

I am interested in using corner blocks when I install crown molding. My question is this: are the inside and outside corners supposed to be the same size, or are the outside ones supposed to be...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,581
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yes, it is covered. it was painted when i moved...

yes, it is covered. it was painted when i moved in 7yrs ago, i put another coat on when i moved it to make it look good. not sure what kind of paint is under the type i used.

thanks, i'll use...
Replies: 15
Views: 6,924
Posted By projectmaster

thanks everyone for the help, very good info.

thanks everyone for the help, very good info.
Replies: 15
Views: 6,924
Posted By projectmaster

not sure of the height of the current base...

not sure of the height of the current base molding, can check later.

one more question: what is the best way to put up the crown? i've heard just taking a nail gun and going every foot or so (top...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,581
Posted By projectmaster

How to cover concrete porch?

I have a concrete porch which has been painted over. After some years it looks horrible. I don't want to paint it again, but I want to refinish it. Any thoughts on what I can do?
Should I buy...
Replies: 15
Views: 6,924
Posted By projectmaster

i am leaning towards using this for the crown: ...

i am leaning towards using this for the crown:

Amazon.com: Nucasa UL412P-8 Crown Molding, Primed Ultralite, .625-Inch by 4.25-Inch by 96-Inch, 4-Pack: Home Improvement...
Replies: 15
Views: 6,924
Posted By projectmaster

yes, didn't know which forum to put it in, here...

yes, didn't know which forum to put it in, here or in paneling/trim so i put it in both.

the crown would be similar size to the baseboard clamshell. i would love to change it out, but it's an...
03-22-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By projectmaster

thanks. i have a rigid 12" miter. since i...

thanks. i have a rigid 12" miter.
since i have your ear though, let me ask: thoughts on the 'block's at the corners instead of mitering? for example:

Amazon.com: House of Fara ICR6P Inside...
03-21-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By projectmaster

yes, i meant clam shell, thanks. i'll look into...

yes, i meant clam shell, thanks. i'll look into the cost of doing it all. i have a week of paternity coming up, need to keep myself occupied!
03-21-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By projectmaster

Crown vs Baseboard/Window Molding

I have eggshell style molding on the baseboard and around the windows/doors in my dining room. I would like to put crown molding around the ceiling. Do I need to change the baseboard/window molding...
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Views: 6,924
Posted By projectmaster

Crown vs Baseboard/Window Molding

I have eggshell style molding on the baseboard and around the windows/doors in my dining room. I would like to put crown molding around the ceiling. Do I need to change the baseboard/window molding...
08-30-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,404
Posted By projectmaster

thanks. i found this type of stuff earlier: ...

thanks. i found this type of stuff earlier:

1500 Series Pocket Door Frame Kits- For 2 x 4 Construction, For 80 Inch Door 1500 Series Pocket Door Frame Kit- For 2 x 4 Construction...
08-30-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By projectmaster

in my experience, it is always better to go with...

in my experience, it is always better to go with one of the well known brands; anderson, pella, marvin, regency...

i went with another new england produced line, atrium, and had months of problems...
08-30-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,404
Posted By projectmaster

external pocket door?

I would like to replace the double glass sliding door in my kitchen (out to patio) with a single glass pocket door (to save room and make more cabinet space on that wall). however, i can't find much...
07-12-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,510
Posted By projectmaster

Close Exterior Door Opening

I have a double sliding door in my kitchen going out to the patio. I would like to extend the counter space on one side, so I want to remove the double slider, frame one side into a wall (with a...
02-03-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,320
Posted By projectmaster

inswing or outswing door replacement?

Hi.

I am looking to redo my kitchen and have a question about a door. I currently have a 2-section all glass sliding patio door from my kitchen leading out to my backyard. In order to make...
12-16-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By projectmaster

thanks everyone for the help

thanks everyone for the help
12-16-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By projectmaster

which comes first - basement finishing

my basement is raw and i want to redo at least a section of it now. i have a basic question: do i frame the room out first, and then lay the subfloor down within the dimensions of the room, or do i...
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By projectmaster

thanks. the concrete though is very deep. last...

thanks. the concrete though is very deep. last summer to put in a quick fix on the water prob, i had my gardener jackhammer the edge near the house and put in a french drain. it was poured...
04-19-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By projectmaster

re drain tile, follow the link:...

re drain tile, follow the link: http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/basement_waterproofing_system/

my 2 cents:

i live in an area with a high water...
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By projectmaster

how do i fix this?

I have a flagstone patio behind my house which was laid 50 years ago on top of a poured concrete foundation 8-10" thick. Over the years, the concrete has settled and slopes toward the house. I...
Replies: 6
Views: 17,273
Posted By projectmaster

No pictures to send. Just picture it in your...

No pictures to send. Just picture it in your head and lay it out, no science to it. The holes in the pipe face downward, and yes, wrap it in the pipe wrap to prevent dirt/debris from getting in. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 17,273
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you can do a few things, but in reality should do...

you can do a few things, but in reality should do all of the following, it's not expensive.

1. pull up the boards like you said and clear out a few inches of the dirt (how deep depends on when...
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