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  1. Will gloss natural floors look scuffed over time??

    Hi,
    I love the look of gloss hardwood floors. I know they show more dirt, which is fine for me. But, Im concerned that over time, will the higher traffic areas look I guess the term would be "worn",...
  2. Re: Patio door structural framing rotted need advise

    Thank-you for the ideas! I was thinking though, it looks like the bottom plate that sits on the subfloor is rotted as well, it will be tough to replace that bottom plate while replacing 1 board at a...
  3. Patio door structural framing rotted need advise

    Hello,
    I replaced my 6 foot back patio door a few weeks ago and was looking back at the pictures and I realized that the vertical 2x4s that are notched to hold the header are severely rotted at the...
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    Need help finding storage solution for nails

    Im hoping somebody knows of a great product to help me.

    I have boxes and boxes of nails and screws in my basement. I have several rental properties. When I need to go to one, I would like to have...
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    Re: The mystery surrounding backer board

    I assume this is for the floor and not the walls...
    What is the total thickness of your flooring? If it about an inch and a half of plywoood and the floor has absolutly no "give" or flex to it then...
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    How to skim coat walls

    I removed wallpaper in my kitchen and the walls need skim coated. The walls look like what it looks like after removing old duct tape, like cheese cloth.

    I scrubbed the wall really good 2-3 times...
  7. Thread: Basement Water

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    Re: Basement Water

    www.waterproof.com

    My uncle installed this in his basement and has not had any issues since!

    Let me know how it goes!

    Joe
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    Hot water tank installation worries

    Hi,
    A plumber installed a hotpoint hot water tank for me and I had a few questions regarding the installation.

    1) Is Hotpoint a good hot water tank? or is it a cheap one?

    2) There are not any...
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    Re: Tears in foil backed insulation ok?

    Thank-you very much for clarifying!

    I was reading on this site and many books that say to install a faced insulation to prevent moisture from condensing. Other sites were saying to not install...
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    Re: Tears in foil backed insulation ok?

    Ok, so I can remove the foil faced fiberglass completely and blow the cellulose right on the drywall ceiling? There isnt a need for a vapor barrier at all in the attic? The moisture from the house...
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    Re: Tears in foil backed insulation ok?

    Would that trap moisture in the cellulose insulation between the drywall and the foil?
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    Tears in foil backed insulation ok?

    Im almost ready to blow in my cellulose insulation on top of the existing foil backed fiberglass in the attic. I have been upgrading electric and some other things in the attic. I noticed that when I...
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    Attic Insulation Advise Needed for end wall

    Hi again,
    I came up with another question for my attic insulation project. My 1965 brick veneer home faces north. The west end of the home has a triangular gable end vent. I live in NE Ohio and when...
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    Re: Attic Insulation Advise Needed

    Thanks for the input! Do you think I should add some sort of wood strips under those going across the attic to aid in support for the hardboard panels? Or do you think it will last long enough as...
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    Attic Insulation Advise Needed

    Im working on an attic insulation project at my home. The roofers used way too long of nails when they roofed the home last and the nails are everywhere sticking out about an inch. Before I insulate,...
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