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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 Clever ideas needed - our basement door is not tall enough
What is directly above the door on the first floor?
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answered What is the proper way to install a junction box above a dropped ceiling?
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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
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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.
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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.
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answered Advice needed on staining 10 year old fence
Apr
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answered Looking for termites when thinking about buying a house
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answered How to maintain temp for always cold office in finished Basement
Apr
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answered Laminate Flooring Height difference
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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
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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.
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answered how to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring
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answered Can white pine be stained to match yellow pine that has been sanded and sealed?
Apr
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answered How do I fix bare spots on my table after applying polyurethane?
Apr
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answered How would I replace this wall?
Apr
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answered What is the best way to fill finishing nail holes on door and floor trim?
Apr
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answered Do I need builders risk insurance for a kitchen remodel
Apr
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comment How to clean settled grease from kitchen cabinets?
TSP is great stuff for this situation. If you want something less caustic, aggressive, try some Dawn dish soap. I have had good success degreasing many items with it.
Apr
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comment What type of pen do I need for my rabbit?
you may want to consider a pen with a top or roof so predators cannot get into the pen and attack your bunny!!!
Apr
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answered What's the best way to seal unused flue?