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General Building Contractor, Certified Home Inspector and Licensed EPA Renovator. I am winding down my years of pounding nails, building custom homes and additions, renovating kitchens and bathrooms, and converting cellars and attics into beautiful living spaces. I am doing more and more home inspections as my bones age and my back gives out. Now I find it easier to look objectively at home structures than to build them. My goal here on Stack Exchange is to help DIY'ers do it the right way and share my years of building experience with them. I may not always give the most popular answer, but I will always give my best informed advise.


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comment Weight limits on pergo flooring
There are no weight limits on flooring that I have heard of. I don't think there is any furniture that is too heavy for Pergo flooring.
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comment Can I glue a second layer of drywall?
I just got done gutting a manufactured house with glue and screws. That glue works well and is very strong. I think they used it to place the rock before screwing it off. Definitely made demo a lot harder.
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answered How to remove Paint buildup where I removed chair rail on an orange peel wall
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comment Is there a more rugged finish than Polyurethane for a heavy use table?
I have never been a fan of water base urethane. Not impressed with it.
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comment Is there a more rugged finish than Polyurethane for a heavy use table?
sand it as best you can, then try a small area where there may still be some water based by putting a little oil base over it and look for a reaction the next day. You may luck out and be able to use oil over what little water base remains.
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comment How can I fix this gap in my kitchen counter?
is this a new gap, or has it been there right along and caulk filled before? Is the counter level now?
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answered Is there a more rugged finish than Polyurethane for a heavy use table?
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comment How can I meet the height requirements for a door in a basement with a low ceiling?
What is directly above the door on the first floor?
Apr
16
answered What is the proper way to install a junction box above a dropped ceiling?
Apr
16
comment What's the point of a thin (1/4" width) piece of wood set diagonally between two studs?
I haven't got a clue what that is. Wonder if it is manufactured housing? Rip it out!! +1 for impunity! LOL
Apr
16
comment How to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring?
You certainly can run a dehumidifier in the interim with hopes it may lower the moisture level, but i doubt it will be a long term fix and I bet the problem will come back again and again. The job was not done properly to begin with, so you don't have a lot of options if the contractor won't stand behind their work.
Apr
15
comment Make new walls match thickness of old walls
You have three choices, 3/8", 1/2" or 5/8", pick the combo that makes the best sense in your situation.
Apr
13
answered Advice needed on staining 10 year old fence
Apr
13
answered Looking for termites when thinking about buying a house
Apr
13
answered How to maintain temp for always cold office in finished Basement
Apr
13
answered Laminate Flooring Height difference
Apr
13
comment How to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring?
Looking at the pics supplied, it sure looks like there is substantial cupping across the entire floor. I would not even try to salvage this wood. It is junk in my opinion.
Apr
13
comment How to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring?
Agreed, the root problem of where the moisture is coming from needs to be addressed and cured before proceeding.
Apr
12
answered How to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring?
Apr
11
answered Can white pine be stained to match yellow pine that has been sanded and sealed?