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Sep
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comment How to clean a 100 year old piano
" I don't want to harm it but I want it clean." - It is possible (probably unlikely, but possible) that certain techniques used to clean wood furniture may cause unwanted damage to a piano such as discoloration of the keys or affect the internal parts.
Sep
30
answered How to clean a 100 year old piano
Sep
23
comment Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?
Following up. I used prefinished 9/16" molding. Worked very well and it looks A LOT better than the quarter-round floors in the rest of the house.
Sep
10
comment How to fix drainage from gutters?
c) prior to addressing any big fixes, get some corrugated pipe as suggested in the answer below. You can hook this up NOW and keep the water running away from the house. This fix buys you some time to address a long term or more aesthetically pleasing repair
Sep
6
comment What can I do about pocket doors that are blocked by floor tiles?
Can you push up on the door at all while it is in the pocket?
Sep
3
asked What kind of paint should I use to paint stair treads?
Aug
29
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
23
answered How do I keep heavy rain from draining into my house?
Aug
23
comment Is there a simple way to retrofit an existing toilet with a top-mounted sink?
"prison toilet" could also turn up a few hits. Some are grey-water based. Their main feature is compact size and a single sink/toilet unit.
Aug
23
revised Is there a simple way to retrofit an existing toilet with a top-mounted sink?
Edited to fit DIY guidelines. Asking how to make, instead of where to buy
Aug
23
comment Is there a simple way to retrofit an existing toilet with a top-mounted sink?
"Is there a simple way to retrofit an existing toilet with a top-mounted sink?" - Is a DIY question. If you cannot buy a product to meet your needs, you make it. Thats DIY. I've posted an edit to shift the question to fit in these guidelines.
Aug
23
suggested suggested edit on Is there a simple way to retrofit an existing toilet with a top-mounted sink?
Aug
16
comment Why isn't this water softener shutoff valve configuration preventing water from running in my house
Could you possibly label the pipes and valves in this picture?
Aug
15
answered Could this corrosion be caused by faulty ground wiring?
Aug
13
accepted Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?
Aug
12
comment Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?
@ChrisCudmore - Your blog post never really mentions trim. I think the takeway from your post is "leave a 1/4" gap between the floor and the vertical surface it goes up against then cover that gap with a wide enough trim piece to hide the gap as it expands and contracts". Is that a fair summation?
Aug
12
comment Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?
"Buy trim that is thicker and will cover expansion gap." So I need a 1/4" expansion gap. How thick should the trim be to cover that? 1/2"? 3/4" 5/8"
Aug
9
comment Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?
Your remarks as to why I need a gap and that the 1/4 round is used to cover that gap was helpful.
Aug
9
comment Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?
Home Depot part number HL9318. Its a Home Depot house brand cork floor.
Aug
9
asked Can I use just molding to hold down a floating floor or must I use quarter-round?