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    Mold behind shower walls

    I have mold growing behind the tiled walls of my master bath.There is about a 8 inch space along the wall behind the tile and the sheet rock on the wall behind the closet in the next room.The mold is...
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    Re: Cedar Shake Replacement

    I thank you for the information. Looks like have some redo to take care of. Not entirely but your advice is very helpful. Thanks again.
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    Re: Cedar Shake Replacement

    I have already installed the trim around the door. It is attached with screws and I assume the flashing goes under the trim and then reattach it. Is that correct? I also will have to replace the...
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    Cedar Shake Replacement

    The back of my garage is covered with Shakes.To install a back door I had to tear out some including cutting the ends of the boards they are nailed to. I notice there are two layers. The bottom...
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    Big chip in slab next to kitchen

    I have a chunk of concrete broken out of my slab next to my kitchen. When we receive heavy rains water enters this area into the wall behind my refrigerator. I was told I could coat thoroughly the...
  6. Thread: Yard Lights

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    Yard Lights

    I have two yard lights thatcut off and on during the night. I replaced the halide bulbs as I saw on the net. Same thing happened.27.95 for each is quite expensive.Next I tried new sensors at 10.00...
  7. Thread: Gutter

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    Gutter

    I need gutter on front of my house.The length is approximately 65 feet. Should it be done with two gutters going opposite directions? I would prefer one if possible to drain into a small ditch beside...
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    Re: Grout on 20 in tiled floors

    You are so right. Thanks for your help and advice.
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    Re: Grout on 20 in tiled floors

    Thanks to each of you. The problem is the tile guy is long gone. To remove the grout I will have to hire some one or remove it myself. I may try in a small area in a corner or closet and see if a...
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    Grout on 20 in tiled floors

    I am having a problem with sandy particles on my new floors.The floors are 20in porcelin tiles. The guy that laid the floor used wd 40 to seal the grout. I have never heard of such a thing and nobody...
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    caulking new ceramic tile in living room

    Sirs,
    After much debate and deciding to install 20 inch tiles throughout my home instead of laminate my question comes to caulking the tiles where they meet the quarter round. Some areas are fine...
  12. Re: How to determine which water pipe leads to the refrigerator.

    Look behind your frige for a small tube,it could go up into the attic even.My water lines run in the attic and the water to my ice maker is controlled by a small shut off attached to the cold water...
  13. Thread: gutterguards

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    Re: gutterguards

    I have a suggestion.I have plastic guards from Lowes that are three feet long.I slid the top edge under the lowest shingle and then used very short Aluminum sheet metal screws and attached the front...
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    Foundation leveling

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    Looking for advice on having a slab leveled.What should I look for when obtaining bids.Two of the companies were extremely high on their bids.I suppose someone has to pay for their TV...
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    enginered wood flooring- A Spruce

    Dear Sir,
    I appreciate all the in formation you gave me on installing the flooring.I was advised to level my foundation,which I have been thinking about doing,before I have the floors installed.New...
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    Re: enginered wood flooring

    I will keep all questions on the forum.I thank you for your complete breakdown on my questions and the additional advice.May the Good Lord take a likin to ya.
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    enginered wood flooring

    I recently posted a question about this.I have further question.Mr Spruce is it wise to install this as a floating floor if I remove the base boards.What keeps the flooring from separating from each...
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    Low area in front yard

    I have a very low area in front yard here in Houston area.During last years drought what grass was there died and is now covered with weeds.I want to level the 10x10 area and plant new St Augustine...
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    Re: enginered wood flooring

    THANKS i KNEW i COULD COUNT ON YOU!
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    enginered wood flooring

    I have just had a measurement done to install the flooring.The floor is concrete.What preparations should I watch for or do to assure the flooring is installed correctly.I have removed all the...
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    Fuse keeps blowing

    My son recently graduated from Cornell and went to work in White Plains. He is renting an attic apartment that consists of bedroom, living room,kitchen and bathroom.He and his room mate each have...
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    Re: Flooring Engineered or Laminate

    I just wanted to say thank you for the information.
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    Re: shower leaking from somewhere into closet

    I had the same problem with water leaking into the carpet on the wall against the bed room.Turned out to be leaking through a crack in the grout toward the base of the shower.Sc****d out old grout,re...
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    Re: Flooring Engineered or Laminate

    Thanks for the input.I still would like some info on sub floor.I have a concrete slab and in places where the carpet tack was laid there are imperfections.Should these be filled?If I choose...
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    Re Plumbing my house

    I am getting bids to re-plumb my home.I live in the South East section of Texas.So very rarely do we receive extremely hard freezes.One contractor says he will re plumb the entire house...
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