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Oct
17
comment What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
3 swings, 3 kids, 150lbs each does add up to 1,350, but that is not the load to consider, because that's a passive, sitting still load. Actively swinging - descending, decelerating and being deflected forward and up - that increases the effective load weight on the board. I don't know how to calculate the effective weight - that's probably a question for Mathematics.stackexchange.com ...
Oct
17
comment I mounted a vinyl picture window sideways, can I drill small weeping holes into the frame?
What kind of window? Single hung? Double hung? Casement?
Oct
17
comment How can I build and install kitchen cabinets?
Ikea base cabinets are built somewhat uniquely - the bodies are particle board, but they rest on legs instead of on particle board frames, and the legs are high density polymer plastic, so they aren't affected by water. A toe kick is then affixed to the legs to give the appearance of a solid cabinet all the way to the floor.
Oct
17
accepted How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Oct
17
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
I think brute force is going to be the way to go but I'm going to try dampening it per your suggestion as we go along. Too bad I can't pick multiple answers since I'm going to basically combine them in the approach... but you got here first. :)
Oct
17
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
... there simply are no words ...
Oct
17
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Yeah, I don't think it will soften up either. I have both the vacuum drywall sander and razor blades on a stick and even heavier duty scrapers (like for removing tile). I think we'll go the brute force route, in that regard, but try the dampening as well, cause it can't hurt.
Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Thanks, but that wasn't my question.
Oct
16
comment How can I build and install kitchen cabinets?
What is your question?
Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Yeah. Pretty much the whole house is done that way. We loathe it.
Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Yep, that's the crap, @tester101
Oct
16
revised How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
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Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
No, not popcorn. Stippled as in they put the mud on then use a damp sponge to pull down ugly nasty peaks.
Oct
16
asked How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Oct
16
comment Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
@bcworkz Ah, I see. Thanks. :)
Oct
16
comment Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
Really? MDF is tougher than wood? I'm shocked.
Oct
16
comment Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
As to price - sorry - too localized - not a question we can answer here. (I'm in the US, for starters)
Oct
16
comment Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
Any nailer should be able to handle MDF. It's just pulp and glue... Look for a model that's comfortable in your hand and has adjustment settings that are easy to understand.
Oct
16
comment How can I prevent water from getting behind the gutter?
Look at those pics and you can see water collecting on the white edge just below the shingles. This is because the slow moving water is simply seeping down around the shingle and catching the edge below it. The whole point of a drip edge it that it extends out over the gutter's opening, at a point lower than the surface beneath, so water collects on that edge and drips down into the gutter. Your "drip edge" isn't dripping, it's running off...
Oct
16
answered Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?