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Do I attach my vinyl fence post to my house? If so, how should I go about it?

I have been doing a bunch of research and still can’t figure out what to do. I’m trying to install a vinyl fence for my mom but I already ran into an issue. Her house is on a slab and she has two dogs ...
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How can I seal improperly installed vinyl tile joints?

I installed lifeproof luxury vinyl tile in my bathroom and want to make extra sure the seams of the tiles are waterproof. I found the Roberts 7500 seam sealer but it dried white, and the "grout&...
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How can I fix a hole (acid burn) in Vinyl floor (Bathroom) [duplicate]

I'm seeking advice on repairing a small, circular hole in a semi-soft vinyl floor located in my bathroom. While the damage is noticeable, it's relatively shallow, measuring less than 1mm deep. I'm ...
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In my bathroom, should I install sheet vinyl on hardiebacker board or plywood?

I don't want to deal with seams or grout, so I'm going with vinyl sheet flooring in my bathroom. The bathroom floor is low at the transition to the hallway, and also at the toilet flange, so I'd like ...
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Is this 1.2" vinyl tube on the 1/2" ABS pipe the correct size?

I have the following 1-1/2" to 1/2" ABS wye. Initially I connected a 1/2" OD vinyl tubing but this was way too small and I was told the 1/2" here refers to ID. So I got an 1/2"...
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What do I need to connect 1/2 and 3/8 vinyl tubing?

I am just trying to connect an 1/2” vinyl tubing (this one) to a smaller 3/8” version. I got this 1/2” to 3/8” barb reducer but it’s way too small and doesn’t fit. Why? Which part do I need instead?
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Vinyl siding replacement - Sizing / Ordering help!

I recently took on a project to replace my old deck with composite. With that, the original builders nailed two posts directly to the house and cut a hole in the vinyl siding. I am repairing it now, ...
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Can I use vinyl floor plank adhesive that has dried 24 hours or more?

I troweled the adhesive onto a clean concrete floor and then had to leave the house in an emergency and couldn't lay the plank until 24 hours later. By that time the adhesive had "dried" but ...
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Can I install wallpaper over MDF on kitchen cabinets? [duplicate]

My cabinets are about 15 years old. The vinyl is peeling and breaking in some places. Could I peel it off and put on new vinyl wallpaper? I am not able to redo my kitchen. Or should I cut the peeled ...
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Floodlight mounting questions for outside - what to do?

I am currently trying to mount a floodlight outside on top of my vinyl siding. I have a "triple three mount" and a metal electrical box to go behind it. Is this a good way to do it, or is ...
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Okay to screw into a vinyl sash?

My new replacement double hung vinyl window sashes were just delivered, and one is missing the locks. There are divots but no holes. I can reuse the locks from the old broken sash, but can I just ...
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Any trick to disconnecting old / reconnecting new reinforced vinyl tubing from the push-lock connectors, or does it have to be cut off?

I am trying to disconnect the reinforced vinyl tubing from the push-lock connectors on my masonry saw, in order to determine the ID. OD is 15mm. I am unable to twist it off by hand after loosening ...
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Do I need to remove old adhesive if putting on the same adhesive?

I messed up putting in my vinyl floors today. I’m using Roberts resilient glue. I ended up scraping up what glue I could, but now a thin layer of residue remains. If I keep using the same glue, do I ...
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How to repair a thin cut in vinyl sheet flooring

We moved into a new build home in June and over the past weekend my Wife saw this cut/slice in the sheet vinyl flooring near a room doorway. Despite how it looks in the photo, it's almost impossible ...
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How do I arrange LVP where they meet between hallway and room? [duplicate]

I want to install my panels parallel to the main long wall as you enter in at the entrance door, but in order to run parallel in the attached hallway, I would have to run them horizontal to the ...
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Looking for advice on fixing an existing vinyl fence

My wife and I were lucky enough to buy our first house last year and have discovered some problems with the fencing installed by a previous owner. One side of the front of the house has vinyl fencing ...
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Do I need to remove this residue from my floor and if so, how?

We’re in the process of laying down vinyl planks and want to tackle the kitchen next. We recently removed glued down hardwood and are left with this. We’ve tried sanding the residue down and it hasn’t ...
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Fill gaps between vinyl window and aluminum frame with expanding foam?

I'm trying to re-trim a corner window in the kitchen. I'm not familiar with window terminology, so my apologies in advance. It's a double paned window set into an aluminum frame. I've owned the house ...
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What is this purple substance that grew under my carpet? [closed]

I moved into my house this past spring. One floor with linoleum/vinyl-looking floor had a reddish stain. No big deal! I covered it with a carpet. Today noticed that the formerly light red stain is now ...
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Sliding window part broken

Does anybody know how is it called this part? Is taken from a sliding double pane window that I have no idea about what brand/model it is. I found them broken, both the upper and the lower. It goes ...
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Luxury Plank Vinyl Flooring at a Beach Condo - Glue Down Vinyl vs Floating [closed]

I am putting a new floor down in a beach condo, and I've been told by some that glue down LVP is best for the job, while other contractors are telling me that floating is better. This is a rental ...
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Can I cover existing thin set mortar with 1/4" plywood then install new vinyl plank?

I removed ceramic tile and high spots of thin set mortar. Can I now install 1/4" plywood and install vinyl plank flooring?
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What to do about this window installation

Was investigating some leaky windows and wasn't expecting to see this configuration for replacement windows. These were done on the entire home 2 homeowners ago, now about 8 years old. It looks like ...
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Is it possible to avoid sloppy seams on vinyl-clad windows?

I need to replace some casement windows in my house. I'm leaning towards Andersen. At the showroom, I looked at some aluminum-clad and vynil-clad windows. I noticed that the seams on the vinyl-clad ...
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How to use this vinyl tile

I have acquired a property abandoned by some inexperienced flippers. They left some materials behind and one of the things was about 75 sq ft. of vinyl self stick tile. I am not a big fan of self ...
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Can you identify the manufacturer of this luxury vinyl plank?

A piece of the flooring in our new home cracked and I’m having a hard time identifying exactly what brand it is in order to buy a replacement. It is ~7 1/16” x 48” and 5mm thick with a pad. The most ...
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New, uneven LVP flooring in fixed-up 1960s home

My family moved into our first home a few days ago, originally built in the 60s, and which was fixed up by a previous investor. We have LVP flooring in the living/kitchen areas, but the flooring seems ...
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Thicker deck boards meet vinyl siding

I need to replace the deck boards on my 2nd story deck. —The existing deck boards at 7/8 x 4 3/4. I can not purchase this dimension of boards anywhere. The most common deck boards available in my ...
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If the vinyl floor glue was not tacky when flooring was put down, will it stick?

I had someone put down a sheet of vinyl flooring on existing vinyl flooring. It was cleaned very well, dried and then the new vinyl was applied; however, the person doing the job did not allow time ...
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Can 23/32 advancetech subflooring be installed over 3/4 wood plank subfloor?

We are working on laying vinyl plank flooring. After getting the carpet up, we found that the subfloor was particle board with glue stuck all over it, so we decided to rip it up and go with 23/32 ...
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Vinyl Plank laid on top of wet adhesive: Will it ever dry?

I laid down the glue and troweled it out then laid down the tile before glue was tacky. Will it ever dry? Or will it continue to seep up through the cracks?
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Karndean over underlay

I'm laying Karndean Korlok planks. I've taken out the engineered wood floor I'm replacing. I have a Tredaire underlay below over the concrete, that for acoustic insulation. It's 6mm thick rubber. Do I ...
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Peel & stick vinyl plank adhesive squeeze out ...reoccurring issue

I installed peel & stick vinyl plank over sheet vinyl three years ago. Pleased with the look but continue to have adhesive squeeze out. I use goo gone to remove the goo but it's back again every ...
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Can solid hardwood be installed over vinyl tile?

I am pondering on how to go about my project. My house is laid out lengthwise with kitchen, dining room and living room in line. There is currently low profile carpet in the kitchen and dining room ...
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Caulking where vinyl siding meets window

I had new vinyl siding replaced and all my windows look like this. Do I need to caulk this seam where the vinyl meets the white portion of the window (I know not to caulk the weep hole)? Seems odd to ...
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How to find and repair the leak in the framing of a vinyl sliding window?

The panel siding and exterior trim around this window was replaced and painted this Spring. But now seeing major warping and soft wood, inside the red box in photo. Unsure if this is DIY and how to ...
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How to repair vinyl wrapped front door frame

Vinyl wrapped front door frame has bubbling in spots. I’m not sure if it’s caused by water or sun or just age. Home is approximately 25 years old. I can only assume this is the original door too. How ...
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Is it ok to have a 2 inch piece of vinyl at the end of the row against wall

Is it ok to have 2 inch long piece of vinyl laminate at end of run against wall
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Should Vinyl Fencing be attached to the house?

My neighbor wants to replace our current fence which we are fine with. However, the previous fence appears to be attached to the house by a lag bolt into a stud behind the stucco. My wife and I would ...
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Install Solar Light + Panel to side of house that has Vinyl Siding?

I bought a led solar motion activated light and I am wondering what is the best way to install it on a house that has vinyl siding. I seen a few possible ways Drill holes directly into the vinyl and ...
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Vinyl window screen track damage

One of my vinyl windows on the outside screen track is damaged. Can I repair this or does the window need to be replaced?
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Removing a section of vinyl fence with wood beams inside posts

I Googled it, and found a lot of videos about removing sections from the fence. There is also How do I temporarily remove section of vinyl fence? However, all of this does not seem to apply in my ...
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Suitable paint for vent guard?

I have several external vent guards that I bought from the local hardware store. From the look and feel of it, I believe that the material is some sort of vinyl. For what it's worth it's a Lambro ...
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Luxury vinyl flooring and above grade hot humid vapor pull

I've witnessed first hand that a strong vapor pull from a crawlspace up through the subfloor can happen when there is a big temperature difference. In this case a single room was cooled to 68 degrees ...
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How to remove glue from temporary paper shades on vinyl windows? [duplicate]

I put up some temporary paper shades with the stick-on backing that were positioned on the vinyl part of my windows. After a good 6 months I finally needed to remove them. However while the paper ...
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Window flange obstructing J-channel, does it serve a purpose?

I ordered a custom window through a Norandex distributer. I was going to J-channel around the whole window to accept some vinyl siding. However, there's this little appendage in each corner of the ...
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Preferred blade/tool for 'Rip cuts' on LVP?

So I have a LOT of rips to make in this floor, installing 6 x 48" Durato "Luxury Vinyl Planking". The customer now wants it glued (separate issue). He also insists on keeping his new(...
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LVP and Glue instead of Floating

I have a customer who is insisting that floating floors are not reliable, stable etc. I have not glued down a Vinyl floor in a really long time. I generally work with Marble, Stone and Tile but ...
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How to handle a floor drain with vinyl plank flooring

We want to put waterproof vinyl snap-together vinyl plank flooring in a new bathroom with a bare concrete floor. (We don't want to use adhesive.) My question is how do I install it around the floor ...
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Bathroom flooring: tile with grout additive VS vinyl

For a bathroom, which is easier to clean and maintain in the long run? Tile? Vinyl? Also, adding grout additives to prevent mold in the future is worth the extra money?
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