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    Re: Crown molding coping question

    Practised again last night, following what I learned from you guys, putting upside down and 45* milter cut, it was much better. I did much research about crown molding installation in advance, but...
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    Re: Crown molding coping question

    That saw looks very helpful and price is also very good. The saw I'm using is a compound milter saw borrowed from my friend. I have a good friend. We invest different tools then share. We also share...
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    Re: Crown molding coping question

    See this video at around 2:18. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20056482,00.html
    And this article...
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    Re: Crown molding coping question

    For a right inside corner coping, I remember I lay the trim flatly under miter saw, with up side touching the fence, then had a 45* cut. Now you convinced 45* initial cut is correct, I'll have more...
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    Crown molding coping question

    I learned how to cope a inside corner by a simple hand coping saw on Internet --- have a 45 degree angle cut, then cope. I did some practice yesterday, the result was frustrating. I don't know where...
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    Re: Need help to fix drywall problem

    Thanks all the responses. Lowes suggested me using Kilz oil based primer, other experienced guys suggested me using Zinnser Gardz drywall sealers to bare face paper. I'll try Zinnser Gardz first then...
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    Need help to fix drywall problem

    It's my last room to paint on the first floor. But it's covered by wall paper. So I used the solution and tools to remove wall papers. Because my floor is hardwood, so I didn't
    sprayed much...
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    Re: Hardwood floor instaltion tips and tools?

    I can't finish the project quickly, so I bought a manual flooring nailer at homedepot. It's not expensive and easy to use. Not much strength needed.
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  9. Re: Need help for my hardwood floor installation

    It's an existing room. I'm quite sure it's hardwood rubbing at joint. The strange thing is when I finish a row, they are very good by testing. But after the next row is finished, one or two joints of...
  10. Need help for my hardwood floor installation

    After I finished nailing the third row, which is actually the first hidden nailed row, I stepped on it. It was good. But after I finished the 4th row and stepped it again, 2 short solid wood planks...
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    Re: wood floor installation questions

    Besides roof, 3/4" osb is also widely used as subfloor. I don't understand why I can't add 1/4" osb on the top of my subfloor. Will it create any power problem?
    Regarding moisture control, do you...
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    wood floor installation questions

    After I teared up my carpet and pad of the first floor, I found many moister steins on plywood subfloor. This is a 23 years house which I bought 3 years ago. I don't know what happend before. The...
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    Re: Subfloor prep for hardwood floor questions

    There are 2 sets in parallel. So some nails are not very close to the wall. When I face nail the first or last row, old and new nails have possibility to hit together. Not sure if I need to over...
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    Subfloor prep for hardwood floor questions

    Finally I started my project. I already removed my carpet and pad. There are 2 sets of tack stripes along the subfloor diameter. I tried to remove some strips by using a pry bar last night. The strip...
  15. Re: How to install engineered wood floor under this door

    Feels cove or baby threshold are better. Thanks.
  16. Re: How to install engineered wood floor under this door

    Sounds great. Thanks man.
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    That's really simple and standard.
  18. How to install engineered wood floor under this door

    I have the knowledge of installing a wood floor under a door by cutting casing and door jamb. But that seems working only for interior doors. This exterior door to the back yard has a thin casing...
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    Re: Chipmunks moles or gophers ?

    Yesterday when I checked my seeded bare spot I found the ground waving up and down and gradually moving forward. Worms were coming out from the cracks of the wave. I thought that must be a vole...
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    Re: Chipmunks moles or gophers ?

    I checked internet. It's pretty much like a vole problem. I didn't see mounds, so moles and gophers were excluded. But why can't be a chipmunk? I saw them on my yard last year. Maybe I'm incorrect,...
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    Chipmunks moles or gophers ?

    I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I used to have chipmunks problem of my yard. I saw chipmunks occasionally on my yard and found holes close to trees and storage. After the snow was completely melting in...
  22. Re: How to reuse the baseboard modeling for new wood floor

    Good suggestions. Feels no need to worry about that now.
  23. Re: How to reuse the baseboard modeling for new wood floor

    My concern is will the 0.5" baseboard cover 0.25" gap well?
  24. How to reuse the baseboard modeling for new wood floor

    I plan to remove my carpet and to install solid hardwood floor or engineered wood floor. I want to reuse my current baseboard modeling which is 3.25" in height and 0.5" or 9/16" thick at the bottom....
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