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    Re: Redoing a bathroom on the cheap

    I'm not planning on cutting corners or using crap materials. I've seen that backfire too many times and spent three years living in a house that was torn to hell because of it. What I'm trying to do...
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    Getting the smell out of a room

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so sorry if it's not. I have a problem with a horrible smell in one of the bedrooms in my house. My Mom let a relative move in with her before I...
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    Redoing a bathroom on the cheap

    The bathroom in my house is in pretty desperate need of an update, so I'm trying to find a way to do so as inexpensively as possible. I have a list of things that have to be done. Namely replacing...
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    Weed and rock removal

    I'm moving in with some friends soon, and they've asked my help in fixing up their yard. Their front yard isn't that bad, a little weed infested, but nothing a good over-seeding and fertilizing won't...
  5. Anyone in Dayton, Ohio area? Help?

    My friends living in Dayton, Ohio are having ssome problems with their heater. It was installed, but not completely, there's a little bit of duct work that still needs run and it needs a cold air...
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    Re: Need a new Yard

    Thanks for the advice. I don't know if sod will be in the budget, but we'll definately ask a dealer. The yard is mostly sunny, with very few areas of shade.

    Do you know how much a tractor rental...
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    Need a new Yard

    A contractor did a lot of work on the house I live in and the yard is a disaster now. To make a long story short, the yard is still a wreck and the putting back together is falling on myself and my...
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    Re: Hardwood vs. Laminate

    Thanks for the advice guys. I thought that guy was full of it. We decided to go with a light bamboo floor throughout the house. We found a colour everyone likes a lot and that goes with everything in...
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    Hardwood vs. Laminate

    Some of my friends are having some work done on their house and I was over while one of the contractors was there. My friend and I were talking about how we couldn't wait until the foundation work...
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    Re: Pricacy from neighbors

    Without redoing the fence, you might try planting some climbing plants. I'd avoid ivy as a matter of personal choice, but some thick shrubs or flowering bushes would work. You could also get some...
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    Retaining wall help

    I'd like to build a retaining wall along the back of my property. There's a steep slope that's impossible to mow and is making it very hard to fence in properly. I'd like a natural stone look without...
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    Too much texture...

    Someone textured the walls in my friends' and my house. It's been painted over at least once. None of us like the texture, which I've heard called a 'knock down' texture before. The foundation work...
  13. Re: Hardwood floors, and putting hardwood on stairs

    If it's just a straight staircase, removing the treads and putting on new ones will be a lot easier than putting hardwood flooring over the exsisting treads. It'll also look a lot better, IMO. Just...
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    Re: Replacing a subfloor, with upgrades

    I've found two different types of plywood at the local home improvement stores. One is made from pine or fir, and the other is a hardwood. Lowes called it cabinet grade. Should we use one over the...
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    Replacing a subfloor, with upgrades

    My friends and I are restoring a house built in 1909. The people that owned it before us did some... interesting things to say least. One of the things they did was lay a plank subfloor running...
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    Bad, bad window

    My bathroom is in desperate need of a remodel around the tub area. There was tile installed almost over a decade ago and there are areas where it's sunken in from the drywall needing replacing....
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    Re: Concrete Removal

    Looks like we'll be playing with a jackhammer soon then. I know we need to wear goggles of course, but any other safety tips? None of us have used one before.
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    Re: Leaking pipe disaster

    We were lucky that the friend that used the toilet is a plumber, and he's coming to fix it very soon. For now the water to that bathroom is shut off to keep it from leaking anymore and no one is...
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    Leaking pipe disaster

    A friend came over to our house and used the third floor bathroom. We didn't realise that there was a huge problem with that toilet. When the friend flushed it it started to pour out water, whiched...
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    Re: replace electric wires

    When dealing with electricity, the best advice I can give is to hire an electrician. If something isn't wired properly, you can burn down your house or worse, kill yourself.
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    Re: Concrete Removal

    Will a jackhammer also work on the old deck supports as well? Or is there something that will work better for those things?
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    Concrete Removal

    My friends and I are fixing up our yard. There's a lot of debris which we've cleaned out, but there's 4 large blocks of concrete as well as two concrete supports where an old deck used to be. Does...
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    Re: Removing 100 Year Old Carpet Glue

    If water doesn't work, you might also try Olive Oil. Just get the cheap stuff you can buy by the gallon. I've never used it on floor glue, but it's gotten every other type of glue I've used it on up.
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    Re: "glued down" carpet disaster

    I don't know if it'll work, but have you tried olive oil on the glue? It's a little messy, but it's gotten every other type of glue I've tried it on off.
    I would sand the rubber off first though....
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    Re: sagging floors

    I think the original poster might've been told it was unwise meaning it was unwise to do it himself. Most contractors don't reccomend people start jacking up their houses on their own, because if...
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