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    Re: Therma-Tru Smooth Star Door Question

    I did call Therma-Tru.

    I got an answer for the glass and possible air or water seepage around it. They explained how it is made/set in the opening. Issue closed.

    For the plugs, they said...
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    Therma-Tru Smooth Star Door Question

    Smooth Star fiberglass door with a small pane of glass at the top. Started painting it yesterday in preparation for an installation next week.

    The door is double bored for a deadbolt and keyed...
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    Front Door Sill Overhang Size

    Im replacing a front door (36 x 80) on my house. The walls are 2 x 4 construction, so a 4 9/16 jamb. The existing door sill is 6 wide with a overhang on the front stoop. Under this ...
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    Re: Clapboard Moisture Issue Help!

    Thanks, I plan to just proceed regardless of what the moisture meter says. With luck, all will be ok.

    I also found the following using the moisture meter. I test the trim moisture level...
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    Re: Clapboard Moisture Issue Help!

    No history of peeling.

    Cement foundation on top of ledge, not much sun gets to the sides and back of house due to trees 15-20' away and they are tall blocking out the sun at this time of year.
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    Clapboard Moisture Issue Help!

    I re-did 70-80% of the clapboard on my house in August and early September; used CVG pre-primed western red cedar. Then started staining the house with Benjamin Moore Arbercoat solid stain. I did...
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    Entry Door - What Manufacturer?

    I'm replacing an entry door; current plan is to go fiberglass or wood. It will be installed by a handyman who does good work.

    Seems like quality has gone by the wayside with the current big box...
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    Carpenter Ant Damage To Wall Stud

    I just started replacing clapboard on my house only to find a major infestitation of carpenter ants after removing some of the sheathing where it had rotted away from the runoff from a drain spout. ...
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    Carpenter Ant Damage To Wall Stud

    I just started replacing clapboard on my house only to find a major infestitation of carpenter ants after removing some of the sheathing where it had rotted away from the runoff from a drain spout. ...
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    Clapboard Questions

    I live in New England and will be painting my house soon, but first need to replace rotted and split clapboard; I'll use pre-primed red cedar.

    I'll need ~850 linear feet which will cost $500+...
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    New Clapboard Siding

    Time to replace some of the rotted and split clapboard on my house. What type of wood is best to use in New England - red cedar, white cedar, spruce, or?
  12. How To Refinish A Small Section Of Hardwood Floor

    I have a 3/4" oak hardwood floor with a rug covering most of it. The floor is in excellent shape less an area about 2 square where there is a transition from one room to another and no rug. Here...
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    Time to repaint the house - Boston area

    Time to repaint the house, but before starting a few questions:

    - I believe my siding is cedar. Some of it needs to be replaced due to splitting, curved boards, rotting, etc. What type of cedar...
  14. Repairing Drywall With Fiberglass Window Screen

    I've watched the This Old House video on patching drywall and see where they use a fiberglass window screen or a screen patch one can buy at a Lowe's, etc.

    BUT it would seem to me that after...
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