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    Re: Ledger to Conrete Block

    I have had good luck with lead concrete anchors.You can also use lag shields.These may be a bit stronger,but I am not sure.Good luck with you project:)
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    Re: electric housings & insulation

    There should be a sticker inside the fixtures.You will have to remove the trims and look inside.IC means insulation contact,non-IC means,well figure it out;) You may need to build boxes around non-IC...
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    Re: Peeling paint on woodwork -- what to do?

    I agree,You should strip it then see what the best options are.If you just try to touch up the paint,It will fail in the same (and or)other places.It is tedious work,but well worth it.Once it is...
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    Re: Wall covering - HELP!

    I think what you are describing is T-111.It is a type of plywood that has a rough surface.It has grooves every 3.5".I May be way off,but thats all I can think of right now.I hpoe this helps:D
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    Re: Laying flagstone over slate

    I don't see any reason why you can't put the flagstone on top of the slate.:D
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    Re: Laying flagstone over slate

    What is under the slate?Will it hold up to the extra weight?Is the slate in good condition?Sorry,I always have more questions than answers.
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    Re: proper drywall for bathroom

    I have not yet tried the paperless drywall.I have heard good things,but am kind of set in my ways.I've never had problems with the greenboard so will continue to use.
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    Re: adding new toilet

    No you don't need a trap.Regular toilets have traps built in.And yes,You should be able to tie into the drain with PVC.There are all kinds of adapters available to tie into whatever type of drain...
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    Re: Flourescents to Incandescents

    Yes,you can.There is no difference in the wiring.:)
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    Re: cypress planked walls

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious,I didn't realize That I was repostng the same thing:o .
  11. Re: spraying ceilings and walls different colours

    I would spray the ceiling first and ley dry.Then would spray the walls using a sprayshield.It takes way to long to tape off the whole ceiling and you risk pulling the paint off with the tape.I have...
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    Re: sandy soil and tilting clothes lines

    I also agree.I would use a 12" sonotube about 4' long.This is what I used for my basketball goal with no problems.You can get them from the home depot.You will need to premix the concrete before...
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    Re: cypress planked walls

    I would remove the boards and find another use for them before just covering them up.What do you have against drywall?All you want to do is just cover it with wallpaper anyway.
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    Re: moisture damaged dry wall

    I think that the windows weren't sealed properly.I would try low expansion foam to seal in between the window and the wall framing.
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    Re: Hard Studs Break My Screws

    I agree,the zinc screws are tough and should do the job.If not,have you considered using nails?They work fine with the help of construction addhesive like liquid nails.
  16. Thread: Pan Ceiling

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    Re: Pan Ceiling

    I am not familiar with the term "pan ceiling".Is it round?If so,they make flexible crown moulding that would do the trick.It is available at many lumber yards is my area.If not,Can you describe the...
  17. Re: Piping noise when washing machine is being used

    I always replace the hoses when I replace the washing machine.:)
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    Re: Pushmatic breaker tripping

    I would highly recommend an electrical upgrade.If I had three different types of wiring in my house,I wouldn,t sleep at night.Most people upgrade kitchens and baths,or floors and trim.They only patch...
  19. Thread: plaster walls

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    Re: plaster walls

    Why do you want to remove the paint?:confused: I would just sand it smooth,and repaint.What are you trying to do?Any more info would help.
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    Re: Stripping old woodwork

    I have had good luck with BIX stripper.You can get it at Home Depot.The fumes are stong and I would wear a mask.Open the windows and put a fan in one of them blowing outside.Just follow the...
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    Re: cypress planked walls

    If you really want to wallpaper,I think that sheetrock is your best bet.Why don,t you want to use it?It is probably the cheapest method.If you just want to spend more,you could install lathe and...
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    Re: How could I get a log cabin feeling indoors?

    I like the board and batten look,but have never seen it installed horizontaly.It may not be a bad option though.It would be a better way to fill the joints.If you want to smooth it out,I would rent a...
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    Re: Toilet Bowl Rust

    When I moved into my last house ,I had the same problem.I turned the water off to the toilet,then flushed it to drain most of the water.Then I poured bleach into the bowl and let it sit for a couple...
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    Re: How could I get a log cabin feeling indoors?

    Maybe you could find some rough sawn 1X6.Try a local lumberyard.It should be cheaper than dimentional lumber.If you use finish nails,a little wood putty will fill the holes just fine.Than apply your...
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    Re: How could I get a log cabin feeling indoors?

    The fake logs would be difficult to use.They are easy to install with panel adhesive,but it requires extra trimwork around the doors and windows.You will also have trouble around the wall switches...
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