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    Re: Replacing a bathtub? Got any tips?

    If it's cast iron and not worth salvaging or donating, you can break it into manageable pieces by wacking it with a sledge hammer.

    This can really save your back and the the walls and trim of...
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    Re: wall cavity, need to fill?

    What a shame. You go state of the art and your local inspectors can't keep up with the times. Looks like Bay Harbor may have some answers for you.

    You almost can't compare R-values when dealing...
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    Poll: Re: Granite counter sink cut out

    Cutouts in granite and other stone surfaces are made with grinders that run at about 1100 rpms and fitted with a diamond impregnated blade.

    Pro installers use duct tape to build a shallow dam...
  4. Thread: Drywall Screws

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    Drywall Screws

    Anyone have any interesting uses for drywall screws other than hanging drywall?

    For example: Norm uses them to make a drying rack.

    He drives drywall screws through the faces of a couple 2x4s,...
  5. Thread: Cedar trim

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    Re: Cedar trim

    As long as your trim isn’t exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun, it shouldn’t gray or lose its natural color.

    Wax or a penetrating oil will make the rich even color of your cedar pop. Just...
  6. Thread: Hose bib

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    Re: Hose bib

    Scott,
    I would check with your local codes to find out whether or not you can run a water line through your deck. If you can do the job, here are couple items that may be helpful to consider.
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  7. Thread: Staircase safety

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    Re: Staircase safety

    Congratulations, dmaher1890@yahoo.com.

    My wife is also expecting at the end of September, and I am doing some hard core nesting by preparing the house for a larger family.

    There are a number of...
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