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    Painting over old exterior lead paint - prep?

    I need advice re preparing and painting *over* old exterior lead paint. A portion of my house is wood siding with 1 or 2 layers of modern latex paint (Sears Weatherbeater, circa 1975) over old white...
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    Re: Handyman suggestion - is this nuts?

    >"I'd be afraid that putting foamboard on the interior wall >would just invite more mildew to grow on the plaster *behind* >the foam where it couldn't be seen."
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    >Why would you feel this would...
  3. Re: painting old stucco: remove old paint or just patch? how to prep?

    Your house sounds like the old part of mine. I am NOT an expert, so I may have totally screwed this up, but I rented a 2000 PSI powerwasher to blow the crappy old paint off. I was warned to be very...
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    Re: exterior paint removal

    With that age house, check to see if the paint is leaded before you start removal - whether it is or not will affect the techniques you can/should use to remove it. My local big-box home improvement...
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    Re: Exterior Trim Colors

    If you have access to a computer, you might try drawing your house on the computer, even if it's just with basic rectangles and thick lines for your trim, and then playing around with changing the...
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    Re: Collection Displays

    I ran 1' wide shelving around three walls of my bedroom about a foot down from the ceiling, using the top of the door and closet trim as partial support along with regular shelf brackets. I use the...
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    Re: Handyman suggestion - is this nuts?

    I have a similar situation. The oldest part of my house is cinderblock, with stucco on the outside and plaster on the inside, no insulation. I know this is the construction because some 25 years...
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    Re: Baseboard - should I reroute feeder pipes?

    ***! Thanks, NashuaTech. I'll answer your questions as best I can.

    Who would do the work - there's a plumber I trust, I was thinking of him.

    Room dimensions - that end of the house over the...
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    Insulation that rodents won'f infest?

    I just ripped all the fiberglass out of my unheated garage (from between the floor joists overhead and against the wall facing the rest of the house) because various areas of it were a) falling down...
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    Baseboard - should I reroute feeder pipes?

    I have two bedrooms (copper fin baseboard) over an unheated garage. The pipe supplying the baseboards runs about 20' through the garage, then up into the bedrooms from the back corner to the front...
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