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Mar
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asked How can I remove paint from this window's aluminum track?
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comment What type of mortar should I use?
@HerrBag, I'm in Maryland, between Baltimore and DC. I'm not sure what caused the split. The house was built in 1967. The crack is over a basement window. (Although, it doesn't extend all the way to the basement window.)... I recently bought the place. The gutter in this area used to overflow. I've fixed the gutter. I'm not sure if that had something to do with it. The foundation looks fine. Any ideas as to what caused the crack?
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asked How do I darken new mortar in a brick wall to match the older mortar?
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asked What type of mortar should I use?
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awarded  Commentator
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accepted How do I determine the origin of a window's leak?
Feb
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comment How can I insulate an area without an attic above it?
I cut a hatch in the garage's ceiling, crawled to the area over the house, and insulated.
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accepted How can I insulate an area without an attic above it?
Jan
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asked How can I insulate an area without an attic above it?
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
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answered How do I determine the origin of a window's leak?
Jan
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comment How do I determine the origin of a window's leak?
Thanks bcworkz. I got up on a ladder and found that the top corner of the window's exterior was rotted and water can penetrate behind it. Also, there was no cap or flashing on the top of the window. The weep holes are probably shot as well.
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asked How do I determine the origin of a window's leak?
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comment How do I to choose a new light fixture for the bathroom?
Jeff, thanks for the good info.
Jan
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comment How do I to choose a new light fixture for the bathroom?
Thanks for the help. The electrician said that basically anything from the home center should work.
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accepted How do I to choose a new light fixture for the bathroom?
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comment Can I lay new ceramic tile over old linoleum tile?
More info: The old tile is linoleum tile, which contains asbestos. They don't have beveled edges. They're not ceramic.