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revised How do I attach a ledger board if I have no interior access?
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comment How do I attach a ledger board if I have no interior access?
I can attest that these work really well as long as you're sure you're sinking the length of the fastener into something. Also invest in a decent impact driver if you're ever going to need to drive lag screws or similar fasteners.
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comment How do I frame a 2“ (1.5”) thick wall?
+1 - This is not a bad way to do it. However, it can be tricky in a basement if the floor and/or the joists aren't exactly even. If you don't check your measurements carefully and plan ahead, you may end up with some pretty serious shimming to get things to fit. :) (In my case, on one very long basement wall, the difference between the longest and the shortest studs was about 7/8"!)
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comment How do I frame a 2“ (1.5”) thick wall?
+1 for ripping your own 2x2s. I read that advice before my first construction project, and thought it was crazy to do that much extra work. I went out and bought a couple of 2x2s and they were warped beyond use after just a few days (a week on the outside) in my basement. I haven't bought one since. It really is easier to rip your own.
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comment How do I remove water marks / stains from a marble countertop?
I cleaned houses for a while in college. We made people with marble counters and showers provide their own marble polish, and most bought something similar to those Doresoom linked to. It's expensive, but anything else risks causing further damage. I've seen it happen.
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comment What tape should I use to seal leaks in forced air heating system?
I agree with Niall. I only use foil tape for any kind of ductwork, even cold ventilation ducts. That Nashua tape may feel like metal, but it says right on that page that it's really made of cloth and rubber. Duct tape may have thousands of uses, but taping ducts simply isn't one of them. :)
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answered painting glass exterior door grilles?