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May
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answered basement plumbing
May
23
comment Is plastering a job best left to the professionals?
Hey BMitch, I've been doing drywall mudding off and on for 20 years, I'm not bad, but I can't hold a candle to the subs I hire. It is an art form!
May
23
comment Removing Sand from blacktop
Also give them a shop vac to get all the sand out of the surface. When they are done, congratulate them with a new basketball!
May
23
comment Unused electrical duplex box, soon to be hidden behind a bookcase?
Practically speaking, since the bookcase is so large and will be attached to the wall, it becomes part of the wall and would be obstructing the box. The box needs to be accessible if there are any hot wires in it. i like the idea of extending the box and making it protrude into the bookcase, or have an opening or panel that makes it easy to access the box if needed.
May
23
answered Is plastering a job best left to the professionals?
May
22
answered Second floor leveling question
May
21
comment How can I find a replacement screw/bolt?
Your question is way to general to answer. Why not just take the stand to the hardware store and ask a clerk to help you find the right replacement?
May
21
comment How should I finish the area around the gas line for my range?
By code, the valve must be on the exterior of the wall.
May
21
comment Filling deep gaps at corners of maple flooring
Sure sounds like a sloppy job. there are caulks especially for matching wood floor colors. you could use them, but I would be screaming to have it done right. Guess you learned that you normally get what you pay for. sorry.
May
21
comment Is this vertical gap in the concrete block foundation something to worry about?
small cracks in block foundations are pretty common on a house that age. I always look at both sides if possible and especially look for how much the blocks have displaced. Usually not a big deal if there is little to no displacement.
May
21
answered How to remove wires from doorbell
May
21
answered Should I expect a level ceiling when my kitchen was completely gutted?
May
21
answered Where do I attach the earth conductor on a plastic fixture?
May
21
comment How do I remove this exterior Water Valve cap?
Jack is right, don't mess with it. Even though it is on your property, it is owned by the water company and they will hold you responsible if you damage it. The piece you are prying on actually screws on and off with a special wrench.
May
21
comment Is this vertical gap in the concrete block foundation something to worry about?
before i could comment, i'd want to see the crack from the inside. Cracks from settling are common, so age, displacement of the crack, and other factors effect the diagnosis.
May
20
answered Is it code-compliant to attach a patio to the roof like this?
May
19
comment How can I correct a plywood cabinet door that bowed after painting?
highly unlikely that a top coat of latex paint over a sealed plywood slab would cause this bow. I find it hard to believe that latex paint drying is strong enough to bow 3/4 inch plywood. I suspect the general humidity of the room or some other influence exists.
May
19
comment Enamel Canned Spray Paint on interior trim?
He can also spray some of the paint into a small paper cup and use an artist brush to touch up.
May
19
comment Enamel Canned Spray Paint on interior trim?
Kilz is an oil based primer. most lacquers should work OK on it. Still test a small piece to be sure.
May
18
answered Enamel Canned Spray Paint on interior trim?