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    Re: Refinishing Marble Countertop

    stains can soak into some natural stones so a poultice needs to be used. for more information go to the marble institue of america

    http://www.marble-institute.com/consumerresources/care.cfm
  2. Re: kitchen remodel, but how do we do it? eeks...

    all I can say is ***. listen to the ones that are in the trades. they have been down this road before. an engineer nor architect are needed in this case. except driving up the cost many times over....
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    Re: dead grass

    simply dig out that spot along with approx 4 inches of dirt with it, refill place in new sod. grass roots only go a few inches deep so it should then be fine
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    Re: replace everything? why

    if the only reason is that it is copper, then no. copper is still used on many construction sites. now if looking at the original instillation a plumber may feel the original is sub standard or...
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    Re: Refacing brick w/ stone veneer

    yes that is some of the basics. if it will work or not depends on how much research you do on it. remember a couple of the biggest mistakes people make on this type of project is not making sure...
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    Re: What is this? Cardboard??

    back in the 50's or around that time bracket it was an alternative to drywall. You probally noticed on the one side it said something like all weather sheating. it looks like cardboard with out the...
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    Re: Glass Bottle Walls

    I would think in but plugged.

    also as a side note if you are looking for donations I could probally keep you a steady supply of wild turkey bottles :D
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    Re: Screws for face frames

    screws like these, but the ones I use are black

    http://www.strongtie.com/products/quikdrive/fasteners/woodtowood.html
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    Re: Screws for face frames

    All I can say Spruce Ole friend of mine is that I have been doing cabinet installs for about 12 years and this is the way I was trained to do it and have been doing it that way. have had no problems...
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    Re: Screws for face frames

    I usually take a 3/16 drill and drill through the first face frame and then use a screw long enough to go at least 1/2 inch into the second face frame. I always use corse thread (wood) screw...
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    Re: Repairing scratch in countertop

    I do solid surface counter tops. sanding them is the normal process. for instance when you join two pieces together you use an epoxy that a color matched which usually is purchased through the...
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    Re: Repairing scratch in countertop

    if it solid surface the color will go all the way through. solid surface countertops are basically a dense plastic. they can be sanded out with a good quality orbital sander making sure you keep...
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    Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets

    I install cabinets in new houses (yes there are a few still being built) as well as remodels. I personally prefer to do it when the tile is in first for two reasons one I don't have to do any build...
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    Re: Cracking butcherblock countertops

    this is usually due to low humidity, if this is the case invest in a humidifyer. when the air is dry then all glue joints will dry out. when I lived in michigan we had to run a humidifyer during...
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    Re: Plans

    well they always do things a little differently north of the border. they misunderstood when talk was about going green and not leaving a big foot print. they thought if they used balsa wood in...
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    Re: Wall to ceiling joint

    use L bead or J bead which ever according to your taste then caulk the line between the bead and the ceiling
  17. Re: Plumber laid asphalt is collapsing - should I be freaking out?

    :rolleyes: ohhh great there goes his head a few more sizes :D:D
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    Re: simpson ds-1 drywall ties

    I agree with your dicision to put in blocking. having just a stop requiring the other board to hold it in place, just sounds like cracked corners to me.
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    Re: Soundproofing basement ceiling

    in all your links to the national research council Canada. I don't find any reference to your clips only to resilient channel as well as how when installed correctly how well it does.
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  20. Re: Health Considerations - Exposed Insulation

    Tim the original post was from 07 it was only brought up by a spammer.
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    Re: Noisiest Ceiling Ever - Help!

    when you say "In the acoustic community" that is a pretty blanket statment. here a re a few links that show that those in the acoustic community do use this spelling of this term. first I will say...
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    Re: simpson ds-1 drywall ties

    they fasten to your top plate with prongs that go into the wood, then your ceiling drywall goes into them. there are a few different types of these clips made by different manufactures. some you...
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    Re: uneven seems in granite countertop

    most granite seams do not have biscuits. very few installers use them. and really they are not needed when using a good quality seaming tool. the only other reason that you might have an uneven...
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    Re: Noisiest Ceiling Ever - Help!

    this is a site that homeowners come to, to find fixes for their problems. You will usually find that they want the quickest, easiest, and least expensive. Ted you have to remember that most of the...
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    Re: uneven seems in granite countertop

    is it uneven all the way? if it is then they would have to seperate the pieces and reset them. some may tell you that you can't seperate the pieces onces they have been epoxied together but you...
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