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Drying/draining Capability of Insulated Vinyl Siding

I'm interested in using insulated vinyl siding on a remodel project, more for the rigidity then the thermal value which is negligible. One of the major benefits of standard vinyl siding is the "built ...
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Having issues removing old tile

I recently started a project to do new floors throughout a house I just bought. We are gonna do about 1600 sq ft in total including the kitchen 2 living rooms, dinning room, and hall. Previously the ...
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How do I fix a stripped hole in a vinyl casement window?

While replacing my window crank with a T-crank I noticed the screw that is holding the gear box in place didn't seem to be doing it's job. Upon further inspection it seems that it's stripped out. ...
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Separation with luxury vinyl plank flooring

So I’m starting to get a TINY bit of separation along the long edges of my LVP. It's only like this in a few places, the rest of the floor looks great. Is this something I need to worry about, or is ...
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Flooring experts please: we are focused on luxury vinyl and need advise

We are in the process of building a new house and once the slab is complete we are deciding on what flooring to do. We are looking at doing luxury vinyl as the tech has come a long way and it suits ...
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Should I scrape the paper backing from vinyl flooring off a concrete floor to prep for tiling? [duplicate]

Once the flooring is pulled up is it necessary to remove the dense paper layer which ultimately glued the linoleum to concrete. If it is not necessary to remove do I rough up the surface to make a ...
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Installing vinyl siding over concrete foundation walls

A while back I tore down a deck and did a bit of landscaping, exposing quite a bit of the concrete foundation of my house. I have vinyl siding above and around this portion of concrete but would like ...
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Water dripping under vinyl siding onto basement concrete

Recently bought a house and it's been incredibly rainy. Record monthly rainfall for a couple of months running. Not sure if it is related but it seems as if there is some water running under the ...
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appropriate screw for vinyl porch ceiling

what type of screw I can use if I want to mount a security camera to a vinyl porch ceiling that I don't know if there's a stud behind it?
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Repairing 2 long cuts in vinyl flooring

I need to repair 2 long cuts in the vinyl flooring in my kitchen. The 2 cuts are near each other and probably take up about 8 inches in length. Everything I've read has talked about patching but I'm ...
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What type of material is this and do I have a leak?

I just bought a 1923 home in Cleveland, OH, and had a weird problem with the flooring in the half bath on the main floor. As you can see from the photos, there is not only a bulge in the flooring, ...
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How tight should vinyl siding be against each other?

We are having vinyl siding installed, replacing very dented and mangled aluminum siding. We are concerned, after the builders have finished one section of the driveway, about the shadows of the ...
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How do I remove vinyl glue off of tile flooring?

I had a flood in my bathroom and there were two layers of vinyl tile that i ripped up because of water getting underneath. Lo and behold I have a tile floor and the glue from the vinyl is very sticky ...
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Can vinyl plank flooring be installed on bathroom vanity wall?

Would like to install vinyl plank flooring on top of and surround of a bathroom vanity. Is this feasible? Will it hold up in humid conditions Thanks for you help
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Manufacturer pairs 6 ft tall vinyl fence with 8 ft posts - should I find 9 ft posts?

My research has shown that fence posts should be dug to a depth of at least 1/3 of the height of the post—for a six foot fence, the post depth would be 3 feet. I purchased a 6 foot vinyl privacy ...
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Vinyl flooring poor air quality and toxicity

We're looking to install luxury vinyl flooring in our home and recently came across some claims that vinyl flooring significantly reduces air quality in the home and can release carcinogens in to the ...
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Removing masking/paper from skirting

I've recently renovated my kitchen, which amongst a great many other things involved putting in new skirting boards, which needed painting. So, to protect our new timber floor we decided to slide A4 ...
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Continuous flow needed do not want T-molding, continuous flow for now will complete in two weeks [closed]

Armstrong Luxe Vinyl Plank A6412 Floating Rigid Core Installer insists that to complete a 4-6’ section flowing from hallway under doorway into bedroom cannot be done. The there are 14 pieces/27.39sq ...
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Luxury Vinyl and noise

We live in a first floor flat and planning to replace living area and hallway flooring using Vinyl. We already have vinyl in the Kitchen and the bathroom and found flooring is hard. As those areas are ...
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Internal Metal Frames in Vinyl Windows

What is the benefit of an added internal metal frame/core on vinyl windows? We are about to replace our 1965, single pane, full metal jacket, rattle-when-a-helicopter-flies-by windows. Since we want ...
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Are transitions strips necessary from room to room if installing luxury vinyl planks throughout house?

I would like to replace our carpet and tile with the locking/floating luxury vinyl planks throughout most of the house. Our house runs long and think it would look so much nicer without transition ...
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Identifying vinyl replacement window manufacturer without Tags

I found the following numbers between the glass: NO6797X27b3M SNEIGCC CBAIGMAC. WI
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How to eliminate gaps in vinyl siding

Has this siding been installed correctly. Is there any way to close the gaps?
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Must remove old adhesive before installing new peel and stick vinyl?

Advice needed! There are three layers of flooring currently in our kitchen : 1) original linoleum 2) 20 year old vinyl tile (something like peel and stick) 3) 15 year old vinyl peel and stick ...
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Material for water feed line on furnace humidifier. Latex required?

The water feed line on my furnace humidifier that connects to the pad started leaking, so I need to replace it. The original was made latex 1/4" OD tubing, but the store doesn't have that size and ...
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Basement Vinyl flooring over carpet

I have a basement with low pile carpet glued to the concrete floor . I would like to cover half of it with vinyl. What should I do? The basement is dry I have two sump pumps. Can I put plywood ...
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gap in shoddily installed vinyl railing

I got railing of my front yard steps replaced. Due to bad installation gaps have appeared in the railing. What's the best way to fill those gaps? Will some kind of caulk work? (Silicone, for example) ...
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Laying plywood over floorboards for a vinyl floor

I'm installing a vinyl floor in my bathroom (replacing carpet). There is currently no underlay, so my plan is to screw down 3mm plywood sheets directly onto the boards, I can then use adhesive spray ...
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Replacing bathroom carpet with Vinyl

I'm going to replace my bathroom carpet with a Vinyl floor, but want to make sure I get it level and waterproofed. Assuming there's a level subfloor, can I use a regular Aquastop underlay? Whats the ...
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Need help identifying window manufacturer

I have what appear to be vinyl windows with internal sashes and rubber seals. All the seal in all the windows are failing and need the windows replaced. I am having trouble finding the manufacturer. ...
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What should I do about a huge gap under the drywall and baseboard when installing luxury vinyl tile?

I am installing luxury vinyl tile in a room and I am having an issue with the gap. My drywall sits about an inch from the subfloor. There is no drywall there at floor level to hold the LVT in place. ...
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Can I just paint over my existing vinyl wrapped MDF kitchen cabinets?

My kitchen cabinets (doors and sides of pantry) have a dated vinyl finish. I'd like just plain matte white cabinets and have been looking online but white vinyl wrapped ones seem to be around $50 per ...
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Splicing Vinyl Fence Posts Together

I want to heighten my existing 4 ft vinyl fence to 6 ft. I figured every thing out except how to splice an additional 2 ft of post on top of the existing ones. An internal vinyl coupler set with vinyl ...
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Laying vinyl floor sheets on concrete

I have a concrete floor, which needs work to make it really level (i just poured it). Once I have it level enough I would like to install vinyl sheets for the finished flooring. Is it reasonably easy ...
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can I use vinyl for floor protection

Can I use a vinyl carpet like this: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1000850316.html?eid=PS_GOOGLE_HD+%7C+PLAs_Shopping+%7C+Decor_Home+Decor&gclid=CJ6OhZirsdACFYZMDQodEEcAlw to protect my ...
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what flooring can be installed over existing vinyl?

Bathroom remodel; plumber doesn't do flooring. Husband and I have limited talents but will need to do it ourselves before new vanity and toilet can be installed. Existing floor is linoleum from 80s ...
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How can I insulate the plywood before replacing the vinyl flooring?

I removed the vinyl in my kitchen, but the plywood is cold. how can I insulate the floor before replacing the vinyl flooring?
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How can I replace tile under an island cabinet with individual bun feet?

I would like to replace tile in my kitchen. Its very dated like 21 yrs. I'm going to use Allure grip strip resilient tile flooring over my old tile (which the company said was ok to do)my problem is ...
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How was the wood grain aligned in this set of decorative wall panels?

Can anyone tell me how the wood finish look on this wall was achieved? My guess was either by staining plywood or using vinyl sticker. I am planning to build a wall panel similar to this and was ...
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Warm subfloor for vinyl planks in basement?

I'm considering using vinyl planks (Like Allures) for my basement reno. House is only 13 years old. Concrete is bare and in great shape (basement was unfinished). No moisture (poly + tape test), but ...
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Can I install sheet vinyl over ceramic tile without adhesive?

I live in a rented flat, so can't make substantial changes but have very ugly ceramic floor tiles which I would like to cover with some funky vinyl flooring. Is it possible to do this without glue so ...
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Can I lay peel and stick tiles over existing, old vinyl?

I am renting a place which has a very old and dirty vinyl flooring. Since I don't own that place, I don't want to spend a lot of money. The vinyl is in bith the kitchen and the entrance. I have found ...
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Can you waterproof Luxury Vinyl Tile floors without grout?

My questions are on the use of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring - my preference is to use the LVT without grout. However, I'm skeptical on how well the LVT will hold up to moisture without the grout ...
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Should Caulk be used around vinyl windows

I purchased a new home last year and all the windows installed are vinyl. My previous home built in 1999 had wooden windows. My question is are all the exterior windows needing to be caulked? I know ...
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How should I dispose of the vinyl shed walls?

I have disassembled an old vinyl shed and removed all the metal, etc. Now I need to know how and where to dispose of the vinyl walls?
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How best to cut vinyl drafting board cover?

I'm topping an office desk with Vyco (an Alvin product which has few competitors e.g. Borco). The material is a 1/16th inch thick, very tough, and flexible. They advertise that scissors work; but in ...
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Christmas Lights on Vinyl fences

My question is... How do I install Christmas lights (C7 or C9) in a nice uniform row atop all of my vinyl fence ? I don't want to glue, screw or tape them on.
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Should I remove vinyl flooring to allow the floor underneath to dry out?

We are renovating a 200+ year old house that had a dirt basement. We poured a concrete floor and put vinyl flooring (snap-together, looks sort of like wood) over this. The basement has gotten wet (...
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How much old material do I remove before laying new rolled vinyl?

We are installing new rolled vinyl in an old home. We discovered there is an original layer of vinyl then a layer of plywood (underlayment?)and a second layer of vinyl. How much do we have to remove ...
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How to secure vinyl post caps?

I have a deck with vinyl posts, and 5"x5" vinyl caps on the posts. I'm looking at how I can affix them to the posts so they don't blow off. I found a "Vinyl Fence Glue" listed at both Home Depot and ...