Search:

Type: Posts; User: PeterDe

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Thread: Tacky paint

    by PeterDe
    Replies
    3
    Views
    2,430

    Re: Tacky paint

    Same thing happened today, that afternoon sun just heats it up, the smell came back along with slight tacky feel. I tried some Goof off and it came right off. With small children in the house, I...
  2. Thread: Tacky paint

    by PeterDe
    Replies
    3
    Views
    2,430

    Tacky paint

    A contractor painted my house (new costruction) a couple months ago. I have a problem with the paint they used on the front door. With the sun shinning on the door...the door heats up...the paint...
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    701

    Garage insulation

    I have a new construction. The builder insulates and drywalls the garage halfway and stops. (It's an option to have it completely finished.) During construction the builder used housewrap. Would this...
  4. Thread: GFCI Outlet

    by PeterDe
    Replies
    10
    Views
    1,560

    GFCI Outlet

    Can a GFCI circuit breaker (in the breaker panel) be wired to a GFCI outlet. I have this setup, could this be the reason the circuit breaker keeps tripping. I always thought you could have one or...
  5. Replies
    6
    Views
    7,809

    Re: Pedestal sink problem

    I checked the wall and the floor...both are ok. You mentioned the sink is wall mounted with little support. I was thinking about attaching just the sink "without" the pedestal... there are 2 holes on...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    7,809

    Pedestal sink problem

    I'm installing a pedestal sink and come across a problem with the 2 pieces. The floor is level...the wall is plumb...but when I dry fit the 2 together and slide it into to place there is about a...
  7. Replies
    1
    Views
    1,276

    Lump in drywall

    Had someone install some DensArmor for me and noticed a lump in the finished drywall. The high spot is the small area right between the light switch and the door frame. Is there anyway to level this...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    655

    Re: Basement project

    The short wall solution seems to be the most practical, but the remaining studs on the top half are of different lengths. I was considering renting a laser level so I could cut a straight line and...
  9. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,146

    Loose refigerator handle

    I have a Maytag side by side (model msd2351heb). The right side handle is very loose. From what I have read there is a handle release card that is used to remove it. I don't think I can use it...
  10. Replies
    3
    Views
    655

    Basement project

    Need some advice to help finish off my basement. First off... A waterproofing company installed their system. When they put this system in they cut and removed (about 24 inches or so) the studs and...
  11. Replies
    2
    Views
    15,958

    Skim coat over popcorn ceiling

    Make a long story short... I had a popcorn ceiling I have been wanting to remove. Seems alot of contractors put it on, but nobody (I could find) removes it. So I rented a powered drywall sander and...
  12. Replies
    1
    Views
    1,931

    Popcorn ceiling removal

    I have 2 rooms with popcorn ceilings. I have struggled to remove about 2 square feet of it, but for some reason this stuff is just not coming off. Sprayed it with water.. let it sit a few minutes......
  13. Replies
    2
    Views
    3,275

    Re: Closet flange replacement

    Just the left side (of the bend) is broken. Even though it's accessible from the top and bottom I'm starting to think just to try a repair kit. Replacing it would be ideal, but not having any...
  14. Replies
    2
    Views
    3,275

    Closet flange replacement

    I have a cast iron closet flange that is in bad shape. I was going to replace it (rather than use a spanner flange) with another cast iron one. Thought about using PVC but I would be concerned about...
  15. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,639

    Re: Ceramic Tile over existing flooring

    I would think the vinyl surface may be too slick for the ceramic tile adhesive to stick. One method would be...one person warms the vinyl tile with a torch or heat gun. The glue will soften and then...
  16. Replies
    4
    Views
    49,671

    Re: Laminate over linoleum

    The style she was looking at was the type that snaps together (Dupont..I think) with a foam roll of underlayment. A floating floor. Adding extra underlayment (1/4" plywood or similar) may (but not...
  17. Replies
    4
    Views
    49,671

    Laminate over linoleum

    I have a 12 x 15 kitchen with linoleum glued directly to the hardwood floor. My question is can laminate flooring be installed directly over the linoleum. It's about 15yrs old in good condition...
  18. Replies
    1
    Views
    2,925

    Re: Going from Copper to Pex

    The comapny that makes Sharkbite has a website with alot of information on Pex and how the sharkbite connection system is used on different materials. Hope this helps..
    ...
  19. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,364

    Copper bonding agent

    First I'll admit, I'm not too good at soldering copper pipes. Not being able to get the water out mostly. But I saw something called "Just For Copper". Claims to bond rigid copper and brass. Rather...
Results 1 to 19 of 19