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Silicone on Shower Glass

:)Lacquer thinner works very well. It will break down silicone, use a smallwire brush or rag.
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Window Security Question

1) First off light is a big deteriant of people breaking in. My first house was in a good neighborhood but looked like fort know at night. Get rid of motion lights they rarely work right. Have dust...
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Bathroom ventilation Problem

Deffinately need air vented to outside that is a must. I have redone several bathrooms which mold and mildew ruined drywall due to the lack of venting. There are several good venting fans generally...
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Deck Questions

Solid deck stain usually does not fend well on the top deck surface. The problem is primer or not it will chip in future thats why sem-transparent is best for the top deck.:madhell:
09-09-09, 07:19 PM
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Bathtub issue

You can go to a marine store and purchase gel cote which is speciifcally for fiberglass. Lightly sand with 220 wet/dry. I would replace tub if not to much work.
09-08-09, 11:21 PM
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Rotted Siding Question

That looks like water rot to me, That type of siding of past bubbles and expands from water. It was probally not primed properlly when built and someone may have caulked weep holes on bottom of...
09-08-09, 11:16 PM
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Bathroom 1 sink or 2

For resale purpose I would recommend granite with an undermount sink. My granite guy will let me pick out some scrap granite, cut and mount sink for less than I can put a store bought top in. This...
09-08-09, 11:13 PM
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Tub liner

What I use is a self adhering carpet cover which you can get from Home Depot. Its about $15.00 or so, it comes in a roll. It sticks well, protects well, removes easily when work is done. Line bottom...
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Leaking Toilet

You may have to replace tank screw gaskets inside tank. In addition I would recommend teflon paste on under water supply. Between toilet and tank you can also replace that gasket.
Put a little food...
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Hardwood Floor Question

There are a couple of solutions:
3/16 is not horrible nor un common in homes depending on age.
If it really concerns you I recommend getting a 6" level. Find where floor is level to each side of...
09-08-09, 10:50 PM
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Window replacement question

With you having the trim outside makes things a lot easier. As a rule when I do windows I measure inside drywall return (width and height) ex 30" wide by 64" high. I then subtract 1/4 from height and...
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Get Your dog shoes.

Seriously though if mony is an issue check out some job sites and see if they would allow you to legally have some scrap lumber. Sounds like a lot of work.;)
09-07-09, 11:07 PM
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Smile Maybe a suggestion

I would try purchasing a fiberglass 2 part resin. Make sure the table is very level. Mix the 2 part and evenly pour on the top, don't brush roll etc. It will level itself. After the first coat you...
09-07-09, 11:02 PM
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Smile 50's Bathroom Answer

I have encountered this in several old bathrooms I have redone. Home Depot sells a gypsum type product in the drywall section. It is white with a coarse base. It dries very fast but is water proof...
09-07-09, 10:55 PM
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Smile Drywall Repair Response

I have run into this situation with several bathrooms I have completed. Kilz works well on the drywall and I usually use a 20 or 45 minute set drywall compound to prevent bubbling.
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