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02-23-08, 01:44 PM
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Will mineral spirits affect the finish of my new...

Will mineral spirits affect the finish of my new laminate countertops? They are dark with a glossy/textured finish. If I mess these up, I might need a place to live for a few months!

jd
02-22-08, 12:14 PM
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Posted By jay_donovan

Kitchen Sink Install - Calk vs. Putty

I am getting new countertops and replacing my kitchen sink with a somewhat used stainless steal sink. Is it best to seal the edges with plumbers putty or silicone calk? I am worried if I over-calk,...
03-28-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,787
Posted By jay_donovan

Obviously I won't know what it looks like until I...

Obviously I won't know what it looks like until I pull the carpet up. I would prefer not sand too much since I don't have a floor sander and would like to aviod the potential dust mess. Would it be...
03-28-07, 06:54 AM
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Views: 2,787
Posted By jay_donovan

Tesserae Carpet Tile

I am planning on putting some Tesserae carpet tile down in my den. Is there any special way to prepare my floor for installation? Obviously I will pull up the old capet and pad (staples and nail...
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Views: 1,255
Posted By jay_donovan

Washable Paint

I am about to paint my kid's room. I would like something that can be wiped down or washed and will not screw up the finish. I was going to use a satin. What brands would you recommend? I am...
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Views: 10,639
Posted By jay_donovan

Tips for red paint

I am painting my dinning room a deep red. I am on my third coat and still have a streaky appearance. Any suggestions.

jd
08-09-04, 09:22 AM
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Posted By jay_donovan

Go with the real thing

I tried the interlocking ceramic tile in a bathroom. I had many problems with it. First, you have to use dry blades to cut the stuff. I had a hard time cutting the tile w/o it cracking. Second,...
07-30-04, 12:06 PM
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Views: 1,251
Posted By jay_donovan

trimming Azaleas

when is the best time to cut Azaleas back? I did it last winter and hardly had any blooms in the spring.
07-26-04, 06:59 AM
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Posted By jay_donovan

New grout faded

I grouted my tile floor this weekend and as it dried the color lightened significantly from the color we had thought we were purchasing. It was suposed to be a dark grey and turned out more of an...
07-13-04, 01:16 PM
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Views: 1,140
Posted By jay_donovan

Tile Spacing

I am laying 13" square tiles. I would like to use 3/16" spacing. Is this okay? Or is there a recommended spacing for this size tile?

jd
07-07-04, 06:04 AM
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Posted By jay_donovan

grouting unglazed tile.

Is the technique any different to grout unglazed tile vs. glazed tile. I don't want to discolor my tile when I lay the grout and was concerned about grout getting in the porous surface.

Same...
07-02-04, 09:09 AM
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Posted By jay_donovan

My preference would be to go with something...

My preference would be to go with something thinner, but I gotta do what I gotta do. Put a 5/8" sheet of ply over the existing OSB subfoor w/o pulling up my cabinets and stuff? Will a 1/4" sheet of...
07-01-04, 07:55 PM
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Posted By jay_donovan

My subfloor appears to be 3/4" OSB on top of...

My subfloor appears to be 3/4" OSB on top of 2x14" OSB "I" Joists. The OSB in the center of the "I" Joists is 1/2" this with the lumber on the top and bottom measuring 1.5x1.75". It spans from an...
07-01-04, 09:53 AM
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Views: 5,631
Posted By jay_donovan

will I need to worry about the additional weight...

will I need to worry about the additional weight of Plywood, cement board, and the tile?
06-30-04, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,631
Posted By jay_donovan

2nd story bathroom tile

I would like to tile the master bathroom on the 2nd story of my house. The previous floor covering was carpet. From what I can tell, I have 3/4" osb over floor joists measuring 24" on center. ...
05-18-04, 10:46 AM
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Views: 2,076
Posted By jay_donovan

Red face Water leaking behind Wall

I have a stand up shower that has a leak behind the wall. It has a fiberglass base and tile on the walls. Last night I put some blue food coloring in the drain track on shower inclosure frame (it...
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Views: 5,630
Posted By jay_donovan

Question Raising Toilet level

I tried to post this yesterday but apparently it didn't work.

I am putting a new interlocking tile in my bathroom (edge brand that I bought at Lowes). It works very much the same as a laminate...
06-24-03, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,964
Posted By jay_donovan

I pulled my tile up over the weekend (~250 sq...

I pulled my tile up over the weekend (~250 sq ft). It was quite a tedious job. I got the tile up in about 10 hours, the adheasive and grout, on the other hand were a different story. It took...
06-19-03, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,694
Posted By jay_donovan

Ceramic tile removal on plywood

I am removing ceramic tile to put down a laminate wood floor. The previous owners of the house layed the tile over plywood rather than a backer board. What is the best way to remove the tile? And how...
06-19-03, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,964
Posted By jay_donovan

Removing Tile Floor

I am removing ceramic tile to put down a laminate wood floor. The previous owners of the house layed the tile over plywood rather than a backer board. What is the best way to remove the tile? And...
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