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    Re: homemade varnish remover

    Guess I read his recipe wrong, lye not dye. Anyway thank you very much for the info. I won't be trying this.
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    homemade varnish remover

    Good evening,
    My neighbor, an old gentlemen, gave me a recipe for homemade varnish remover. It's consists of red seal dye and linit starch. Anyone ever deal with this? I have an older home with all...
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    Re: which wire is which ?

    Thank you Jack! All done and it looks wonderful! I did it as soon as I read your reply. I logged on to thank you then read the other post. It is about 5 years old. Bought it from Lowes, it was a...
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    which wire is which ?

    I want to install a new hanging light. There are 3 wires on the light, a bare (ground) and 2 brown. There are 2 wires coming out of the ceiling, both are cloth covered, one is tan the other is black....
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    when to paint wood trim - help

    I watch many home improvement shows and they always seem to paint the natural woodwork. My home has natural woodwork that needs help, primarily the windows. People have told me "Don't paint it". I'm...
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    Re: Hey Canuk - AHHHHHHH - One last Question

    It was definitely a pain, and I did get that stuff all over me. There should be instructions with a caulk gun, telling you how to STOP the stuff from coming out when you let go of the trigger!! :D ...
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    Hey Canuk - AHHHHHHH - One last Question

    Well, I sealed along the front of the sill with great stuff, inserted 1 inch rigid foam insulation, caulked the heck out of the edges, great stuff around wires . Then I cut 3 1/2 in faced...
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    Re: Sill Plate - Please Help

    The second picture has me confused. The white is rigid foam board, what is the gray? Spray foam ? what is the "This Side" board? Mine does not look like that, my 1st floor boards sit right on top of...
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    Sill Plate - Please Help

    I have read and read, and still am not sure how to do this.
    1940's clapboard, framed 12" centers, on block, In pennsylvania. The plan is to sheet rock ceiling and interior wall in part of the...
  10. Thread: upson board

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    upson board

    Does anyone know if upson board from the Upson Company in Lockport NY, contains asbestos? This was installed around 1950. Thanks in advance
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    New windows won't close to lock

    A little over a year ago I had an old porch enclosed. One contractor did the rough framing and roof work. A second contractor installed the windows and finish work. There are 7 basic vinyl double...
  12. Epoxy coatings for basement - opinions please?

    I've been researching epoxy coatings for my basement floor. This doesn't seem too difficult. Does anyone have any experience with these? My floor was painted many many years ago and is peeling....
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    basement block paint

    I've done the bleach scrub, the acid scrub and dry lock. Some of the old paint would NOT come off completely but it was rough enough for the dry lock to adhere. The walls look much much cleaner but...
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    Re: Quilted look to plaster walls & ceilings

    You are not alone, I too live in a 1940's house. The walls are fine but the ceiling is quilted. From reading other posts I believe what we have is Rock lath. I always thought that it was from the...
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    block foundation HOLES -please help !!!

    My house was built in the 40's and evidentally back then, the owner wanted to hang shelving, they drilled 1"+ holes, inserted wood plugs and nailed into the plug. Now I have these holes, some still...
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