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Jul
29
comment Garage door stops at a different place each time it closes
I have a craftsman from early 70s. It does kind of the same thing about twice a year. I simply have to unplug for 10 mins and then it is fine - completely cut off electricity.
Jul
28
comment Painting pre-primed doors and trim
One coat with trim is fine if it is a thick coat and given you have to retouch the nail holes. Now with doors you need 2+ coats for sure.
Jul
28
comment Ceiling has a leak
Note that your attic can dry up very quickly. Water will run down cross beams and sit on drywall. Drywall holds water and is flat, so it will leak eventually unless the attic is super hot. I would assume you have a roofing issue.
Jul
28
comment interior clear span 16' header size
Or if your local inspector takes a look at it you can offer a well oversize solution - if he agrees. I have done this in place of engineers for simple things like this and the $40 extra for the beam was well offset for the $500 architect plans. This is all determined by house structure and how good the inspector's ability is.
Jul
23
comment Brand New Nail Gun Makes a Dent but No Nails Come Out
If it is making a "big" dent then it usually means that your nails are jammed. Your nails should be pushed all the way to the bottom and then you should make sure the spring is engaged. If the nails aren't compatible this should be apparent when you open up the gun - the first nail will be angled or jammed. If it is just "jamming" on you I would definitely take it back since the problem will just get worse. I would add too with the cheaper guns that sometime they pop but not shoot when you aren't pressing down hard enough - I have never used Blue Hawk so not sure but it is cheaper.
Jul
23
answered How do I reapply travertine tile used for a backsplash on my kitchen wall
Jul
21
answered self-supporting walls
Jul
21
comment Move Kitchen to Living Room-Unit
What is underneath your unit? It seems that all of your plumbing is on the bottom wall. It would be heavily dependent on the amount of access you have.
Jul
21
comment Can I apply polyurethane to new engineered hardwood floors?
Let it be known that you can poly pretty much anything... What kind of engineered? Stapled, floating, glued? Finish?
Jul
21
answered Tiling on slab or backer board
Jul
17
answered How often should I paint the exterior of my house?
Jul
14
comment Causes of condensation in basement wall
All concrete walls below grade are going to have condensation. This is from the wide variance in temperatures and the water in the ground. A good basement insulation system will allow that condensation to evaporate quickly. It sounds like you may be trapping the water.
Jul
14
comment is it OK to lay an engineered wood floor that is 27' long without putting a T-joint in the middle to avoid buckling?
Is this floating, glue, or stapled?
Jul
14
answered What is longest distance without attaching a top plate of interior wall
Jul
11
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Jul
10
comment How can I make the ceiling black, non-permanently?
We bought an extra black-out curtain and cut it in half. Then we stuff it on top of the pelmet. We have two pretty big windows in our bedroom and tons of light hits it and our mornings are pretty dark. This might not look great but a black ceiling is worse IMO. Just keep the light from coming in.
Jul
9
reviewed No Action Needed Would you ever wire white and ground together?
Jul
9
comment Do I need Attic Fan in Garage?
Why do you have a furnace in your garage attic?
Jul
7
answered How should I install laminate without removing the baseboard?
Jul
7
comment Is it economically reasonable to cool the roof by water evaporation
I agree with everything except the attic fan. They have been proved out to be only have any uses in very specific applications. Almost every green study I have read has pointed out that the cost of operating the fan highly outweighs its return.