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comment Is laminate flooring easier to install if compared to other flooring materials?
@Tester101 I actually took some of the laminate scraps and made a "doormat" out of them. I put it just inside our back door for two months in the spot our 80 lb lab/rot mix scrambles her claws every time we let her out. Not a single scratch on the laminate test section in that time frame, but the engineered wood floor in the same spot is worn through to the plywood layer. Admittedly, 2 months is a lot shorter than the 4 years it took her to accumulate that damage, but it seems to be holding up pretty well.
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comment How can I replace a tilt up garage door, with near zero clearance, low overhead?
Welcome to the site, and thanks for the informative answer! Unlike other forums, you don't need to leave a signature tag line on DIY.SE, since it's automatically included in your answer.
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comment Is laminate flooring easier to install if compared to other flooring materials?
You can pay attention to wear ratings of laminate flooring, which will give you a much better measure of how durable it is. I installed AC-4 rated floors in my guest bedroom, and it appears to be more durable than the engineered hardwood in my living room.
May
22
comment Pool paint questions, priming, epoxy,
I'm not a pool expert, but if the primer won't come off with a good pressure washing, it would seem to be doing its job very well as it is.
May
21
comment At what height should CO detectors be installed?
@Tester101 I tried finding a free version of NFPA 720, but it looked like all copies were $50.
May
21
comment Unable to screw through plaster and lath wall
You might be hitting a knot. Have you tried an impact driver?
May
21
comment How can I fix gaps at the bottom of concrete stairs?
Tara, you can post a picture by uploading to an image sharing website and editing your question to link to it, or you can upload directly to Stack Exchange by hitting 'CTRL+G' while you're editing.
May
21
comment How to support the subfloor around a toilet between I joists
@AloysiusDefenestrate, that sounds like an answer!
May
21
comment Why is the neutral wire the same size as hot wire in a 3C cable?
You can edit your own post to include your comments by clicking the "edit" button on the bottom left.
May
20
comment Options for external “boxes” (like tivo) with wall mounted tv
Are you having problems with line of sight with your remotes or something? Not quite sure what you're asking.
May
18
comment What's the name for this very thin metal sanding disk for use in a drill?
Are you sure that's not meant for use in a 5" angle grinder?
May
15
comment Corded vs Cordless Drill
I disagree that homeowners don't need a cordless drill. I use my cordless drill on outside building projects all the time. A 100' extension cord won't even reach the back third of my property either. Of course, a homeowner who will use their drill twice in 5 years may want to go corded.
May
15
comment Front door shuts/locks but still gives about a quarter inch when pushed
@Mayo, you could always fill the existing screw holes with toothpicks and wood glue and re-drill them using a guide.
May
14
comment Narrow bed frame
Is there a question here?
May
12
comment Who do I contact to have the property line marked?
@DMoore That's a genius solution! Sure beats buying a $50+ metal detector.
May
12
comment Using this aluminum L shape for stairs
YMMV with matching a stain color. Whenever I've done this, it usually turns into a trial and error process.
May
5
comment Why is my short circuit miniature circuit breaker not tripping?
Hi Dave, welcome to the site. I tried interpreting your question to a more readable format. Could you verify that I maintained your original meaning?
May
5
comment Is temporarily reducing the water supply line an option when installing a water softener?
Please carefully read the OP's question. They're asking about going from 1" to 1/2", which is a HUGE 75% reduction in pipe cross section. A 1" to 3/4" reduction is still a 40% drop in pipe cross section. I wouldn't define 40% as minimal.
May
5
comment How do I cut lengths of wooden beading lengthwise?
I'm pretty sure HD and Lowes have big warning signs that their panel saws are NOT to be used for ripping.
May
5
comment How do I get rid of birds living in an air vent?
Tarryn, welcome to the site. Please take some time to describe an outline of what the video covers. That way if the owner removes it from YouTube, your answer will still have value.