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How can I repair a cracked inground pool step?

The top step into my inground pool is cracked. I saw Repairing cracked fiberglass pool steps but it references "years old" technique without a useful link. If someone can point me to that ...
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Fibreglass batt vs rigid foam insulation replacement in attic

Cleaning out attic in older 1954 rancher, original batt insulation badly damaged due to moisture (no leaks, but previous owners replaced roof in the winter) and rodents. Attic is vented via soffit ...
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Stripping paint off fiberglass?

I'd recently acquired a fibreglass recurve bow, with a horrid (in contrast, at least!) pink identification on the handle in what I presume is paint: I swapped it in isopropyl alcohol for a bit, ...
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Can I install batts under rafters in partially obstructed knee wall space?

I have an unconditioned knee wall space. I wish to condition it but am faced with a small dilemma. My concern is: can I install fiberglass against the rafters (assuming I have baffles), if the ...
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Refinishing Front (Fiberglass) Door Advice

I'm in the middle of refinishing my fiberglass front door. Definitely not going the way I've planned, but I'm hoping it may still turn out ok. :) What I've done so far: I used Citri-Strip Paint and ...
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Repairing cracked fiberglass pool steps

I have a roughly 6" crack on one of my top fiberglass pool steps that slowly allows the water level to drain below the optimal level for the skimmer. I've found some years old suggested techniques ...
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Garage fiberglass ceiling is wet

After living approximately 1 year in my new home, this October I started to insulate my garage by putting fiber glass - with the intention of putting drywall after. Couple of weeks ago I have noticed ...
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Fiberglass insulation above grade in basement

We have an unfinished basement that we want to finish. The walls are bare concrete and there is no subfloor. In the exterior, it seems there is a vapor barrier (we have the tar marks on the wall) . We ...
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Stripped screw on fiberglass electrical box

I made the never-again mistake of using a few fiberglass electrical gang boxes on my recent remodel. It seemed like fiberglass would be better than the plastic boxes, but I learned my lesson there, I ...
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Fiberglass Bathtub Wall Slanted Down - Slip on Faucet Gap Too Large to Fix with Caulk

Copper stub-out with a slip-on faucet that requires a minimum 1.75 inch length. The bottom-half of the faucet base fits flush against the fiberglass tub wall, but there is a significant gap between ...
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Fiberglass fills attic rafters, planning another 3" of fiberglass perpendicular to rafters, but how should I navigate my attic after installation?

I have fiberglass filling my rafters, very nearly to the top. To meet my insulation target, I plan to install another 3" layer of fiberglass perpendicular to the existing fiberglass... but this ...
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Can you use a Swiffer dry cloth to pickup fiberglass dust?

Had to rip out some internal duct insulation in the mechanical room and I want to clean up invisible and small leftover fiberglass fibers. I also mistakenly used a shop vac initially so I'm afraid ...
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Fiberglass Ledger Board for Pergola

I am building a 20’x22’ attached Fiberglass pergola to my home. The ledger board is Fiberglas and a length of 19’. The pergola weighs approximately 700 lbs. The wind gusts can reach up to 50 mph, not ...
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Should I be concerned about painting fiberglass columns darker colors due to warp risk?

The 10ft wood columns supporting the South-facing portico at the entry to my house rotted out, so I replaced them with fiberglass. The rest of the portico is green with an LRV of 50; I'd like to paint ...
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Crack in acrylic bath tub, but fiberglass is ok

I managed put a small crack in the corner of my acrylic bathtub. Looking underneath it looks like the crack is just to the acrylic, and the fiberglass shell is still in-tact. Is this enough to hold ...
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Spilled paint thinner on fiberglass bathtub and took finish and color off

Dripped paint thinner on fiberglass / acrylic bathtub in several locations and left several “spots” ranging in size from 1” diameter to 4” diameter. Surface is smooth and appears to have only ...
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Waterproofing fibreglass door

I have a fiberglass door exposed to elements and the paint is starting to peel off. Can I spray any waterproof coat or sealer for wood surfaces from home improvement stores to protect the pain. The ...
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Is it worth spending extra on R14 or R20 fiberglass insulation

I've put in 1" Type 1 polystyrene (estimated at R3.75) around the exterior walls and I'm deciding which insulation to use in the framing. The R12 works out to $.38 p/sqft The R14 works out to $.54 p/...
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Batts of fiberglass inside cavity return duct

My HVAC return ducts are run through the building cavities. In some places, this means a return duct is run through the joists in the basement ceiling (with a metal liner covering it). In more than ...
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