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Apr
18
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?
Apr
17
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
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
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
5
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
5
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
2
comment Basement subfloor using p.t. sleepers and plywood?
What is the moisture situation at floor level? any history of water, or flooding? Sleeper and plywood is pretty old school, with all the new products out there. What is the finish floor material gonna be?
Mar
30
comment replacing 20 amp breaker which is the test breaker
A newbie inside a breaker box is very dangerous. Heed Jack's advice.
Mar
30
comment how to fix rotten exterior wall
Without actually seeing the extent of damage under the siding, it is very difficult to plan a course of action.
Mar
30
comment how to fix rotten exterior wall
You will have to inspect it when you take off some of the siding.. If it's rotted, you will need to jack the wall 1/4 inch and replace the sill with a PT sill. Don't put new stuff on a rotted sill.
Mar
30
comment How to prevent outdoor wall touching concrete fom getting moisture issues?
the idea will be to correct the drainage so the water flows away form the building. hard to really tell from the pic.
Mar
30
comment How to remove turn-style tub overflow cover?
you may need to see it from the back side.
Mar
30
comment How to prevent outdoor wall touching concrete fom getting moisture issues?
Drywall? looks like wood to me.
Mar
28
comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
If you have the opportunity, replace the k&t wiring. It is ancient stuff and can be dangerous when degraded.
Mar
28
comment Why would a person get shocked by the front door handle?
I agree, only reason to light up a door is if a screw hit the hot wire in a cable in the wall.
Mar
27
comment How do I remove a pole that's rusted into a sleeve in the ground?
are you going to replace it? Or is it gone for good? A sawzall with a hack bimetal blade will solve your problem real fast!
Mar
27
comment Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?
Generally speaking, enamels are a hard finish, usually glossy. they tend to be a higher quality with a more durable finish. Latex is using the term enamel alot now for the harder curing paints. I like enamels in rental properties for wear resistance, but I don't like the gloss on walls and never suggest it to a normal use residential customer. I like eggshell or satin for walls.