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    Re: Aeratis Porch Flooring

    valid points and tips!
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    Re: Horse hair plaster walls

    A steamer is a great way to remove wallpaper. I very much agree here.
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    Re: PHILLIPS BIT drill driver.

    I'll have to check them out. I'm always on the prawl for better equipment.
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    Re: Cement Porch & Stairs Repair??

    I wouldn't just rely on glue alone. If you must cover up the stairs, atleast use some tapcon screws to properly attach the decking down.
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    Re: PHILLIPS BIT drill driver.

    I completely agree..Impact drills are the way to go. With a cordless impact drill, it will actually give you better control and less breakage.

    For a phillips bit recommend, I would say use the...
  6. Re: Massive heaving on deck and patio in clay soil

    Any updates to your problem?
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    Re: Need help with century old balcony!

    Couldn't have said it better. Good answer!
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    Re: Under Deck Ceiling

    I've done the exact method you've described - only slightly different.

    What I've done was also bend a piece of metal at the furthest point away from the deck to act as a rain gutter. Just as you...
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    Re: pressure treated wood shrinkage

    By far, you'll always get your bang for your buck at a local lumber yard, like the above poster said. Yes it does cost a little bit more, but the quality decking you can buy is worth the investment....
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    Re: Beeping Smoke Detector

    LOL, you're not the only dunce to have done that!! I took me about a week or so to figure that one out also.."a pack of batteries later."
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    Re: Composite over Concrete

    The best response here. Make life easier and just go over it. Also wrap the patio with pine or something to cover the patio edges.
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    Re: Laminate vs. Hardwood Flooring

    :D:D:D lol, that a very good analogy -well put!
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    Re: Sinking Concrete Steps

    Any updates???:cool:
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    Re: Replacing metal casement windows

    I agree with the above poster:D
  15. Re: Deck heaving due to ground water or unstable soil

    Exactly, well said Ron!
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    Re: Turning sunroom into front porch

    Good advice, open up the walls to expose the structure. For front porch Ideas, have a look here for front porch ideas
  17. Re: Ideas on how to best extend the length of an exterior windowsill

    Took the words right out of my mouth! I would rip a piece of 2x4 stock down with a 10 degree bevel on both front and back, and add biscuit joints, glue, sand, then paint..
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    Re: Replacemant Windows--What to know?

    In order to receive the newly updated tax rebate, your door or window must have a U-Factor of .30 or less to qualify. What is a U-Factor? U-Factor is a measure of the door or window’s overall...
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    Re: Leaky Windows

    It's possible that your window flashing has either failed, or was never installed, or there never was any to begin with.

    The first thing you need to do is, remove the top layer of vinyl siding...
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    Re: screen door installation

    Is this screen door new? Did any directions come with the door? What style screen door is this? If none of the questions apply to you, just add a door sweep to the door.:)
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    Re: Sinking Concrete Steps

    By "Rods" he means tie into your foundation with "Rebar." Use that term when out shopping for supplies..
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    Re: rough deck planks with protruding nails

    Your deck is 10 years old? I wouldn't sand it down either. Your wife is right about the chemicals in pressure-treated decking prior 2004.

    Unless your deck frame is in really good shape, don't...
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    Re: When to seal new pressure treated deck?

    I recently wrote a good article on these same questions I come into when building decks. If you follow this link, it will direct you to the article I wrote on my home improvement blog
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    Re: Floating deck

    If you're looking to save money on your roof, than go over it. But it's better to remove the rubber entirely, so you can inspect all damage from the leak. Who knows, you might have some sheathing...
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    Re: Treated lumber stain/protectant

    If you follow the link below, I just wrote a good article about this exact problem - with solutions to staining decks on my blog.
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