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    Re: dirt floor basement

    Right.
    Permit, Shmermit.
    Inspectors don't really do all that much. I know a few!
    I just could use some storage space for tools, holiday decorations.........and assorted junk. Er......um....I mean...
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    Re: dirt floor basement

    er.............um................thanks, but no thanks.
    I have NO intention of digging ANYTHING out.
    I just wanna pour concrete on whats there and use what I got.
    Everybody wants to give me more...
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    dirt floor basement

    Hi. I have a house from 1830 and it still has the dirt floor basement! I want to concrete it over and use the space for storage and stuff. The ceiling is only 5' high, so I was wondering what is the...
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    Re: painting vinyl siding

    Thanks.
    Is it one coat of primer and one coat of paint or just two coats of paint?
    The siding has been up there since the late 1990s.
    Do I use an airless sprayer or roller?
    Thanks agin.
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    painting vinyl siding

    Hi. Any advice on how to paint vinyl siding?
    It's Monogram, the good stuff, I just want it to match the color of the new addition. Thanks.
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    Re: haunted garage?

    Call TAPS!
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    exterior painting

    Hi. Any tips on how to paint exterior clapboards?
    Do I use a roller?
    I guess I can use a long pole to paint up high, but the roller might get awkward going from side to side like that.
    Do they...
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    Dirt floor in old basement

    Hi.
    I have an old house(1830)and the basement still has the old dirt floor from when the place was built. I want to concrete over the floor and use the space for storage. The walls are mortared...
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    Re: old dirt basement

    I was thinking of setting up a little table and chair to sit at while doing some small DIY thing. I don't make any big stuff, but, I do like to tinker a bit in the Winter with some small project or...
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    Re: old dirt basement

    yeah...............um............thanks.........but.........the whole idea is to AVOID digging anything out.
    I just wanna deal with what I have.
    An architect that I know said that a RAT SLAB (about...
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    old dirt basement

    Hi.
    I have a house built in 1830 which still has a dirt floor in the basement. I have it coverd up with heavy plastic sheeting, but, I wish to concrete it over to make some good storage space. I...
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    Re: Paint from an episode of TOH

    The paint is called Rhino Shield from the Newtown Centre house.
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    Re: Paint from an episode of TOH

    Wasn't it the one that had a house which had a bookcase at the top of the stairs? They removed the case to put in a reading nook or something?
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    Paint from an episode of TOH

    Hi.
    A few episodes of TOH ago, I noticed a paint that came from Europe which had microscopic ceramic beads suspended in it and made the paint last for a couple of decades on exterior siding.
    Does...
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    exterior..........paint or stain?

    I'm thinking of doing a new addition in cedar claps, being an old house, cementboard wouldn't look right, and I have to either stain or paint the wood.
    I saw an episode of TOH a while ago about some...
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    excavating dirt basement

    Hi.
    I have a house from 1830 with a mortared stone foundation. It has a full basement (12x40) that is only 5' high with a dirt floor. I want to have it dug out and concreted over for the extra...
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    Re: radiant floor heating

    I found out that radiant floor heating is only a bit more than copper baseboards. Less than $1000.
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    heat pump VS radiant floor heat

    Hi.
    I'm building a 700 square foot addition with a rather high ceiling, in Central N.J., and someone told me to heat/cool the space with a heat pump. This clever device produces heat in Winter and...
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    radiant floor heating

    I am doing a new addition (500 sg ft) and I'm wondering what the price differential is between hot water baseboard and radiant heat. I've put in baseboard myself, but, radiant seems more than I would...
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    poured concrete basement foundation

    Hi.
    Anyone here familiar with ICF?
    I've seen it on TOH before. Its the styrofoam blocks that are put together to make a foundation, and then concrete is poured into them, the styrofoam forms are...
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    SIPS for walls?

    Structural insulated panels for walls instead of stick built?
    I'm wondering if it's good for small (500 sq ft) addition. I figured that it may cost a wee bit more, but, it would go up in a day, and...
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    Re: underfloor (radiant) heating

    Don't know!!!!!!
    I just wanna know if it's worth doing myself. If saves me a few thousand-I may do it myself. If it's only a matter of a day's work for someone to install it ($1000.) then I'd rather...
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    subfloor material

    What kind of plywood is used for a subfloor? Is it 3/4" with 2 rough sides? Do local codes vary, or is it pretty much the same thing anywhere? Is the subfloor 2 sheets (layers) thick? Thanks.
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    Re: building new foundation

    The styrofoam forms seem like a good idea, in theory anyway. I figured if you can put forms in the hole and then just leave them there to be used for insulation..........so much the better. But, it...
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    Re: Tree trunks - used as support columns

    Pop in a few of those adjustable lally columns if you want to sleep better at night. They should be painless to put in.
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