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    Re: Rubber roof and sliding ice/snow

    Yes, definitely out of the ordinary - as I am just now discovering.

    I'll take one as soon as it stops snowing.

    Not sure that jacks are needed as the pitch is so shallow. But I definitely...
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    Rubber roof and sliding ice/snow

    The roof over my addition is slightly pitched and used to be rolled asphalt. We recently re-roofed with rubber.

    There is a turret structure that abuts the rubber roof and it remains asphalt...
  3. Mositure meter suggestions for water damage

    Thankfully have only small leakage from a really brutal winter.

    I want to get a moisture meter to start identifying walls and ceiling to open up.

    Any suggestions? What would a restoration...
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    Water from an ice dam???

    Arguably the worst winter Boston has ever seen has created some leakage in my house.

    I had one leak coming in between the main house and the addition. Possible causes are the dams on the main...
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    Re: Patching a drywall/plaster hybrid wall

    Thanks for the reply, ed.
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    Patching a drywall/plaster hybrid wall

    I need to do some wall repair around some baseboard molding. There are some small holes and caved-in portions that rise just above the baseboards, so it's a fairly inconspicuous area.

    Being such...
  7. Re: Waterproof coating on the inside of a fieldstone foundation

    Thank you all for your comments.

    You are all confirming what I was concerned about (either I might make things worse or I'm doing something that just doesn't need to be done).

    Incidentally,...
  8. Waterproof coating on the inside of a fieldstone foundation

    We recently moved in to a wonderful old house whose basement fieldstone walls are in desperate need of repointing.

    Initially I just wanted to find a contractor that would repoint the now...
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    Should I patch up holes in wooden gutter

    We have a very shallow wooden gutter built onto the addition of our home.

    I recently cleaned them out and tested the downspout with a hose. That's when I noticed dripping water from a hole. I...
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    Help with removing wooden window sash

    I want to paint my 1980's wood windows and would like to remove them to do an accurate job.

    These are somewhat old wood windows (not the ones with ropes) that are slotted on the side and move...
  11. Priming/painting tips on an interior metal door

    I've primed an interior metal door in my condo with oil-based Zinsser Cover Stain. It was an absolute joy to use - I can understand why it comes very highly recommended as a primer.

    I started...
  12. Re: Best way to silicone an already installed sink

    The tape made a huge difference in easy cleanup.

    Thanks
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    Re: Prefab countertop mitre joints not flush

    For anyone who is interested...

    I have to conclude that the joint was simply bad. I've since found that I could/should have had the big box store dry fit the pieces and remedy for me before I...
  14. Best way to silicone an already installed sink

    I've got a new granite self rimming composite sink installed.

    I want to be doubly sure the rim is sealed by applying more silicone around the rim. When I use mineral spirits to clean up I am...
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    Re: Prefab countertop mitre joints not flush

    That is a good point that I will double check. But, yes, I did tack build-up strips on all the new pieces. I tried lining up the pieces while lying them on the floor - I think the cut is truly bad.
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    Prefab countertop mitre joints not flush

    I recently purchased the prefab countertops you find in the big box stores.

    After spending 8 hours of ripping out old countertop and sink and prepping new the tops for install, I find the miter...
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    Help with driveway drainage

    When we moved into our house several years ago, we replaced the gravel driveway with asphalt. Our driveway slopes down from the street and dog legs right to the garage. But there is a strong grade...
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