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    Re: Old toilet flange bolts

    How old are the bolts? If the bolts are too long, you can use a reciprocating saw or a hacksaw to cut off the excess.If they are not long enough it might behoove you to use marine plywood under the...
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    Re: Got any MONEY-SAVING Secret Sources?

    Job sites have produced new oak flooring that would have been burnt, wormy chestnut from old barns, hand cut rocks that were slated to be put in a landfill, and the price is the cost of hauling it...
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    crumbling old plaster

    After patching numerous times, was about to rip out plaster in my old kitchen and replace with wallboard. Easy fix was to obtain wide flashing that cuts like wallpaper with tin snips, installs like...
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    Re: Trickle

    Call your town water supplier.:D
  5. Thread: plaster ceiling

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    Re: plaster ceiling

    Water damage can occur from broken plumbing pipes, leaky roofs, hurricane water damage, open windows in a storm, etc. Also, the plaster mixtures vary in old homes, and the skill of the tradesmen who...
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    Re: Uneven plaster wall

    To old uneven plaster wall that has been papered over in the kitchen. The reason that it is "bumpy" is that paper won't hold back deteriorating plaster. My solution was to knock out all the "bumps"...
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    Re: plaster ceiling

    Plaster ceilings are attached to the lathing. When cracks are throughout, it is a matter of time until the heavy pieces fall. Poke it with a broom handle, and some of it will drop. If your attic has...
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    Re: plaster ceiling

    Remove the plaster with a crowbar, a ladder, safety glasses. Big mess, throw it out the window where the rain will wash it away. Moisture destroys plaster. Underneath you will find lathing. Replace...
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