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Jul
26
comment Do I need a face-mask when painting?
NEED? Debatable. SHOULD? I'd say yes.
Jul
25
answered Should we skim-coat or drywall over a textured plaster wall to smooth it out?
Jul
24
comment How should I waterproof a concrete roof?
@JacobS I'd probably go a step further and get a diamond grinder. :)
Jul
24
answered How should I waterproof a concrete roof?
Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment Does 2008-era drywall contain asbestos?
@bcworkz and one should always wear hearing protection too, but no need to be freaking out about mowing the lawn last weekend if you didn't. I agree that safety should always be a priority, but at the same time, it's unhealthy to worry about a past event that likely had little-to-no actual detrimental effect.
Jul
23
comment How can we cover a carpet for the long term?
+1 for white wine vs. red!
Jul
23
comment Does 2008-era drywall contain asbestos?
Regardless of whether or not it had asbestos (it didn't) the danger comes from prolonged exposure--not one DIY job.
Jul
23
comment How can we cover a carpet for the long term?
You could use a tarp? Or maybe just make a rule "No food in the living room"?
Jul
23
comment How can I stop this water from entering my basement?
Well, see how the gutters and regrading do. That might be enough to fix the issue. If it's not, then you might need to look at some perimeter french drains and a sump pump.
Jul
23
comment How can I stop this water from entering my basement?
Is the pad near the wall? Is that on the wet side of the house?
Jul
22
comment How can I stop this water from entering my basement?
The water is coming from under the concrete pad? Are you sure it's not coming from the washer somewhere? A leak underneath? Drain overflowing? Broken drain underneath?
Jul
22
comment What is the ideal distance between supports of a shelf?
I didn't realize you had selected a particular hanging system. Apologies. In that case, contact the manufacturer of the hanging system. They will tell you exactly what their ideal requirements are.
Jul
22
comment Should we contact a professional to handle our bathroom repair?
The only way to answer this is to know your husband's skill set, experience, time available, access to materials, tools, etc. OR, the other way to answer it is: Are you filing a homeowners claim? If so, hire whoever they tell you to hire.
Jul
22
comment What temperature should I set my hot water heater to?
"Gas or oil water heaters already installed" = what about Gas or oil water heaters not yet installed?
Jul
22
comment How do I build floating shelves in a nook with a mirror behind it?
I'd attach the shelves, then add mirrors in between.
Jul
22
comment What is the ideal distance between supports of a shelf?
Depends on the loads, where your studs are, the type of shelf supports you are using, whether or not you will face the shelf with a horizontal piece, etc.
Jul
22
comment What type of flooring can be used on a concrete slab?
Are you asking "What can be used on concrete", "What can be used over vinyl" or "What can be used in a wet enviornment"? These are all valid, but very different questions.
Jul
21
comment What kind of skylight would allow the most light and heat into my home?
"products that will allow the heat from the sun into the house as well as the light" = Glass?
Jul
21
comment Can I remove oil-based paint from furniture with paint stripper and pressure washer?
I'd never use a pressure washer on furniture--especially furniture you want to refinish.