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May
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comment Hardwood floors cupping even after replacement
The neighbors haven't torn up and re-glued their flooring, so their floors might breath better, whereas you have two coatings of glue filling in the wood pores. Also, once the moisture problem is removed, then it's not necessarily more risky than similar jobs. Part of the challenge of working with wood is that it has its own character, and is not always predictable.
May
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May
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revised Hardwood floors cupping even after replacement
added sentence explaining that dry air problems are more common during the winter in colder parts
May
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answered Hardwood floors cupping even after replacement
May
19
comment Hardwood floors cupping even after replacement
Would you mind posting a photo of the cupping?
Jan
1
comment What's behind my drywall?
It might depend on the mount and TV size. I haven't encountered metal studs but have read about people putting in 2x4s for mounting. This here might help: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/1667/…
Dec
29
answered What's behind my drywall?
Dec
29
comment How can I repair staining on a parquetry floor?
This could just be moisture from the initial cleaning. Since it's been awhile, did you ever get this problem solved?
May
9
comment How do I renovate this wooden furniture?
@hugu I don't believe stain color names are standardized, especially with older furniture. "Tudor oak" could also just be a brand. The color of the wood itself can vary a lot and make it harder to match.
May
4
comment How do I renovate this wooden furniture?
Getting a mismatch of color could make it worse, so I'd add to try it on an area that isn't visible or obvious.
May
4
comment How do I renovate this wooden furniture?
Did you try starting with a basic furniture polish to see if it helps?
Feb
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Nov
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comment How do I refinish a bathroom ceiling after it got moldy and peeled?
Have you cut a piece of the ceiling out to 100% confirm that the moisture problem is from the inside out(originating in the bathroom), and not from the top down(a possible leak)?
Nov
28
comment How do I refinish a bathroom ceiling after it got moldy and peeled?
I'd also recommend against textured surfaces as they're harder to clean. In a moist environment, the surface will attract dust and dirt. It's just more maintenance to worry about.
Nov
28
answered How do I draft proof a “drop down” loft hatch
Nov
26
comment Is there aluminum wiring in my vent fan?
I would make sure your insurance covers this situation. Some insurance policies will not cover homes with aluminum wiring. The easiest solution is just finding out for a fact if it is aluminum wiring, and then returning it and getting something compatible.
Nov
22
answered What should I do about ceiling tiles that potentially contain asbestos?
Nov
17
comment Securing furniture to prevent tipping due to earthquakes and babies
I think in a city where earthquakes are normal, screwing into studs is probably an accepted practice. And kids running around (re: Doresoom) are reason enough to bolt down any furniture.
Nov
17
comment How do I fill holes around a light switch?
Is the box properly secured?