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Comments Please! New hardwood over 100 year old Pine

Your comments please !

The 100 year old pine on the 2nd floor is a bit thin and gouged and sqeeky. Plus, very little sound isolation to the floor underneath as the there is no subflooring under...
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About the bubbly paint on the radiator - see pix

Hi,115419

OK, sorry for the delay. The first three fins of the radiator closest to the vent are bubbly. And even on the back side of those fins they are bubbly. Further on - past them, the...
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Posted By dvarga

About the bubbly paint on the radiator - see pix

Hi,115419

OK, sorry for the delay. The first three fins of the radiator closest to the vent are bubbly. And even on the back side of those fins they are bubbly. Further on - past them - closer...
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Posted By dvarga

Is the paint bubbling on the steam radiator from pinhole leaks? See Pix.

Hi,

I have a one pipe steam system in a 100 year old house. I painted this radiator a few years ago. The tenant is moving out and there is such bubbling all over the radiator. Is it caused by...
04-30-20, 02:43 PM
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Posted By dvarga

Thank you Pilot Dane and XSleeper! Yes that is it!

Thank you Pilot Dane and XSleeper! Yes that is it!
04-29-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By dvarga

Hi XSleeper, I put the pen in the picture as...

Hi XSleeper,

I put the pen in the picture as a visual size reference, the stem is about 1/24th of an inch in diameter.

No when cut - there is no bleeding.

There are several hundreds of them...
04-29-20, 09:18 AM
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Posted By dvarga

Does anyone know the name of this Weed? (Picture)

Hi this year there suddenly is a preponderance of this WEED in my lawn in NJ. Does anyone know the name of this weed/plant? I have searched weed charts online and some plant guides and have come up...
03-30-20, 05:32 AM
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Posted By dvarga

Thank you Marksr, much appreciated...

Thank you Marksr, much appreciated...
03-29-20, 03:52 PM
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Posted By dvarga

Spackle this or Use Joint Compound? (see Pics)

Hi, I live in the attic apartment and at the top of the ceiling where the flat top (plywood underneath) and the 45 degree sides (drywall) meet, over the last ten years cracks have appeared. So I have...
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Posted By dvarga

OK, I got a Behr dye from home depot and that...

OK, I got a Behr dye from home depot and that seemed to work acceptably. Applied it to this old concrete with a roller. After it absorbed and kind of dried I rolled it again for a darker and more...
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Posted By dvarga

Concrete in part of asphalt driveway

Yes cars will be driving on it. And I had tried Home Depot asphalt Ďhole fillerí but even when I tamped it down, it never hardened, even after 6 weeks. I literally shoved it back into the...
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Posted By dvarga

Call me cheap. Advice needed for concrete in asphalt driveway

Background. I have a large driveway and have avoided getting it repaved with inserting 3" depth concrete in a few large places. Why concrete? Because the asphalt in 5 gallon containers from home...
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Hi Steamboy, I had cleaned everything with...

Hi Steamboy,

I had cleaned everything with alcohol and a rag and a plastic stiff brush. But it might have been cleaned improperly in the past. Yep I now see no need to teflon tape the threads. ...
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Posted By dvarga

Mating steam radiator to valve - see pix

This 100 year old radiator was working fine for years and it all of a sudden started leaking water where the radiator nut tightens on the valve. I tightened the nut but it still leaks slowly. (The...
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Posted By dvarga

Finding just the right sink

thx Xsleeper,

I like the idea of a double bowl however Iím limited to a left to right hole in the cabinet of maximum 29 inches, thatís issue one as the standard seems to be 33Ē. Issue two is...
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Posted By dvarga

Searching for Kitchen sink w/ Overflow protection

I've spent a lot of time trying to find a solution, hope someone can point me to a source and or come up with alternative ideas?

I own a multifamily house and on the second flr I want to have a...
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Posted By dvarga

Straight Vinegar dumps to remove calcium/hard buildup in old drain pipes?

Hi,
100 year old house with slow draining from one bathroom. It is not slowing in the immediate drain below the sink, it is I believe behind the wall in the section the drain travels on its way to...
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Posted By dvarga

Marksr, Thx for your reply. About the...

Marksr, Thx for your reply. About the slipperiness, are you saying that initially the freshly finished floors are more slippery but over time that decreases?
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Posted By dvarga

Oh no, I used slippery polyurethane (oil based) on hardwood floor

After sanding the floor (about 600 square feet), I laid down my first coat of polyurethane, am not mentioning the product name. It was oil based and I was told by the nice man in Home Depot that...
05-27-18, 05:35 PM
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Posted By dvarga

The bag simply says dehydrated cow manure... ...

The bag simply says dehydrated cow manure...

Dave
05-27-18, 10:54 AM
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Posted By dvarga

thx Soybomb, I had no idea... Will keep that in...

thx Soybomb, I had no idea... Will keep that in mind from now on.
05-27-18, 07:19 AM
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Posted By dvarga

Hi everyone, Dixie, each year I buy 2-3...

Hi everyone,

Dixie, each year I buy 2-3 varieties and they all get yellowish. In terms of fertilizer, before I plant I get 2-3 big handfuls of manure for this patch of three tomato plants and dig...
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