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  1. Re: removing wallpaper from old plaster walls

    I'm in the middle of the same thing. Conventional wisdom says it's very difficult to remove the final layer of wallpaper.
    I tried mudding over it, and it does work. My concern is how well it will...
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    Re: ice damage/roof ice dam

    Sadly common. Worse is that it happened to me!

    The ice thaws, drips to the eaves, freezes at night and builds up an ice dam/block. The next drips get caught behind the ice dam and work their way...
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    Re: Help! Tape keeps bubbling....

    Don't be ashamed of the bubbles. They'll pop up even when you are careful. It's how many you get that shows how careful you were. Doing a good size room, I'll still get one or two, even after...
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    Re: extra 1/2" drywall leaves gap

    I've used the crack filler in a box recently, I don't remember the name unfortunately. It works very well for filling large cracks, BUT, mix it in small batches, 'cause when it starts to set, you...
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    Re: Use of Plywood Outside

    I think you have a good handle on this.

    1) Make sure each box can drain excess water. You wouldn't want to trap water in the box.

    2) Inspect each box in the spring to see if it needs any paint...
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    Re: wood deck making loud bang when cold

    I've heard loud reports from trees when I'm out hunting in nasty cold weather. Almost like a gunshot, really.
    Trees seem to weather it just fine.
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    Re: drywall joint separation

    Three suggestions.
    1) No mesh tape, just the paper kind that isn't as easy to use.

    2) Before you put drywall tape down, fill the crack with drywall compound and let it dry. It will suck down...
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