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    Re: da vinci maui 12x12 floor tile

    yes certain tiles are discontinued through reputable dealers but nowhere near as often as big box stores... and as stated by a spruce see #1
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    Re: Picture framing a window

    it can be done but it takes a few extra steps.. youll have to set up a work table large enough to support all 4 pieces. .you also should biscuit joint the mitres.. when your ready to assembel it....
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    Re: Framing Nailer Questions

    the angle depends on the gun your using more than anything.. different guns shoot differnent angled nails.. and different guns shoot different types of collated nails.. i.e.. wire collated, plastic...
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    Re: What happened to Roger?

    hard to say.. i know last season when he was on camera he was hobbling quite a bit .. in a manner that shows his knee is worn out. he might have had surgery to get his knee replaced and is recovering...
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    Re: baseboard and tile which comes first

    the floor tile is first, if you do the baseboard first you have far less margin for error for cuts and its harder to maintain a proper grout line size. not to mention when youll see that irregular...
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    Re: Roof Water and Ice shield on my entire roof !

    i totally agree with dj.. unlss you were charged through teh teeth for the roof install you should have no reason to try and take this to court. many quality renovators will ice and water shield an...
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    Re: Installing HardiPlank over Existing Siding??

    well, your going to have to strip down the old siding. .insulate teh cavitys then sheath it.. then put house wrap on then the rain screen.. it looks like you bought a money pit
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    Re: Is pre drilling cement board siding required

    if you can find a store that sells cheap bulk drill bits those will work fine too. 1/8 " is what i use
  9. Thread: Moderated posts

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    Re: Moderated posts

    hey jack,
    keep up hte great work. sorry im not more active here. im heavily involved on 3 other forums now. one of which i moderate and write blog articles for.
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    Re: Installing HardiPlank over Existing Siding??

    installing hartiplank over the old siding will void the warrenty. they specifically call for a flat wall surface that is covered with house wrap. on top of that you should install a rain screen to...
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    Re: Is pre drilling cement board siding required

    if your gun nailing no it doesnt need to be pre drilled.. if your hand nailing you have to pre drill at the ends otherwise it will shatter
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    Re: Laminate flooring "unlocking"..

    tear it up and replace it with something new and readily in stock.. no joke.. the issues your having now are only going to get worse as it ages
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    before you drywall sheet the wall with 3/4 " exterior grade plywood first. then drywall on top of that. it will provide solid nailing anywhere on the wall and it wil hold a screw much better than...
  14. Re: Time for a Mitre Saw, looking for recommendations

    mlb is right finehomebuilding has a great tool reveiw section all of which are done by proffessionals who use the tools day in day out.. unlike on amazon.com where the reviews are by people who dont...
  15. Thread: pvc trim

    by jkirk
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    Re: pvc trim

    their cortex screws.. they come as a kit. it contains the screws, the plugs and the tip. the large box of screws will come with 3 bits
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    Re: Fiber Cement Siding

    ive installed a fair amount of fibre cement. definitely go with harti. the certainteed product is nowhere near as good a product.. one thing to pay very very close attentijon to is the install...
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    Re: good exterior glue

    tightbond 3 or epoxy
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    Re: closet doors swell

    the only way a jamb will get smaller is paint build up.. if theres no humidity to cause it to swell.. too many layers of paint and it will become a tighter space..

    case in point, when i build a...
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    Re: Crown Molding for a Novice

    spruce is right about the nail gun.. trying to hand nail crown is a nightmare unless you have 3 sets of hands.. hand nailing causes the trim to move around each hammer strike. in order to have joints...
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    Re: Deck repair question - removing lag bolts

    sounds like either the hole was predrilled too big so the threads arent doing anything allowing it to back out or the rim board is rotting do to improper flashing of the deck ledger
  21. Thread: Roofing Shingles

    by jkirk
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    Re: Roofing Shingles

    if your just going to sell the house shortly just put a new roof on it and dont worry about a higher end shingle. a new roof means a new roof to the buyer

    if its a house your going to retire in,...
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    Re: Crown Molding for a Novice

    the premade corners always stand out after paint. no matter who did it.

    the key to precise crown is making layout marks on teh wall and ceiling to ensure it lays correctly so the joints are tight
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    Re: New Toolbelt Accessory

    not at ct.. though the original owner of the forum sold it.. when that happened several of the senior mods left and started a new forum

    i moderate at www.bethepro.com and write articles for it
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    Re: New Toolbelt Accessory

    part of the reason im no longer very active here.. busy moderating another board now
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    Re: Exterior door rough opening too short

    the 2x4 thats under the header can be removed if its not also sitting on the jack studs.. the only reason its there is to give a nailing edge on the inside of the wall for drywall and trim.. once...
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