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I have vinyl in my new (to me) home (the blinds are probably as old as the house, about 30 years old), and my parents have had weighted cloth blind slats in their roughly 20-year-old home. Both have generally stood up pretty well, but depending on exactly what you expect them to withstand, they have different strengths and weaknesses. Cloth: Generally more ...


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Unfortunately, you NEED to remove or cover the old vinyl. If you attempt to tile over an unsecure base, you are wasting yout time and money because the tile will not stay down. In your case, if you go over the splitting vinyl, the vinyl will continue to separate and up will come the tiles. If you go over the paper layer, the mortar/quickset will not stick ...


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You could try vinyl plugs that can be found in hardware/home improvement stores. The plugs come in various diameters. If there isn't one for the hole's size, you may have to drill it larger to the size of the plug so that it will fit. Also found this kit, may be this will be an alternative option.


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Your inclination is correct. A straight pull outward could chip the new paint. Your second inclination is also correct. You should carefully cut through the paint at the paper with a sharp utility knife (sometimes called a razor knife). Hold it horizontally, with a very slight downward angle at the join of the molding and paper. If you have difficulty ...


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The bubble doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't glued, but rather that air became trapped under the vinyl while it was being put down - which means that the people putting it down didn't do it properly. When installing vinyl, it should be unrolled slowly, with even pressure being applied along the length of the floor as it's being unrolled (slow, tedious work)...


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Zipties (aka cable ties). Be sure to use ones that are UV-resistant. Cost pennies each, strong enough for the application you're talking about, non-damaging and non-permanent, and easy to remove when done.


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If you didn't put insulation and/or a poly vapor barrier over the bare dirt before you poured the basement slab, you made a mistake, and that mistake is causing moisture in the soil to wick into the concrete, keeping it saturated with water. That's very difficult to fix now, but vinyl will not mold, so you may be okay. If you're really worried about it, you ...


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I don't think using two different heights is a good idea. For one, you'll introduce water pooling, depending on where the heights vary. For another, you're ensuring that the vinyl is always under the risk of stress where different heights meet under the same sheet. The easy solution is to use only one height of hardboard - stick to either 2mm or 3mm.


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Those are match grain veneer panels. They are usually made by attaching selected hardwood veneers to plywood using contact glues. Veneers can be purchased from specialty woodworking dealers. The technique is not hard but requires some care (and practice) to get straight, bubble-free surfaces.


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I would not attempt to bond mortar to fuzzy paper. The resulting bond will only be as strong as the paper itself, which isn't good. Use a combination of grinding tools, moisture, and scrapers to get the concrete reasonably clean before installing tile.


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Buy tall trim to cover up the glue issues or just skim coat the whole area. You will spend more time tying to get this off clean then ripping and skim coating the area.


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I would use something like one of these utility knives to slit the edge of the paint to allow the paper to pull out. Using a scalpel would not be recommended because there is much less control of the cutting device.


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set your door with available shimming it in place then use a 4000 psi rated NON SHRINK grout this will harden and will not allow the door to move .be sure its non shrink use a small trowel to push to grout under the jam don't try and get away with only using your hands the trial will help you make sure you have no air bubble so there will be no room for ...


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The problem is that the glue sticks to the paper better than the paper sticks to the gypsum. You need to weaken the glue. As an experiment, try heating up a small patch with a blow drier and see if it works. If it does, go out and buy an electric heat gun.


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Vinyl sheet flooring should be glued down in high traffic areas that will have rolling wheels such as wheelchair, office chairs or any heavy items on rollers as the vinyl can easily be stretched and easily torn if something catches on it. Speaking from experience:) Worst culprit in kitchen is when you have to move a refrigerator, range, dishwasher and feet ...


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Does it line up with a hole or notch in the top of the window when it is closed? Then it was for a security pin or other lock. The easiest thing would be to glue a larger piece of thin vinyl over it. Anything else is going to be more noticeable unless you are a master craftsman.


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I ended up speaking with a pool leak detection company, and they answered this question for me. Basically, yes you can over tighten the screws, but not if you're careful. Their suggestion was to always hand-tighten the screws until they are "wrist tight" (as noted in the comments above, formal measurements are not available). The screws should be good and ...


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There is always the option to attach a "Wheel" or Roller to the bottom of the gate. The is entirely dependent upon the ground conditions you have. I did this for a vehicle gate at my place. 6' wooden fence, with a 10' wide gate, also wood. Attached a large roller wheel to the gate, and it worked perfectly for years.


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Just the top layer of vinyl. You could remove more if you need to match floor height on adjacent rooms.


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Use clear silicone caulk, super strong as an adhesive when cured and waterproof.


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If you have municipal trash collection, you'll want to contact the company in charge of pickup. It's quite common for them to have a website, which typically has information about how to handle various types of waste. If you're not sure who handles the collection. That information is usually available on the town/city website, or by calling the town/city....


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I've used that material before and cut it with a sharp razor blade and a clamped straightedge. I didn't use scissors because like you said, there's really no way to get a good clean cut. I agree that something like a router will generate too much heat, and could just not cut it at all because of it's rubbery flexibility.


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I have seen vinyl floors where the glue was put down unevenly (sparingly in some areas), and by comparison the areas without enough glue were visibly damaged on top from wear. So, I think that (for whatever reason) vinyl floors which are not (well) attached have a shorter lifespan. However, you might want to look into floating vinyl floors (here's a random ...


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It's book-matched panels. I can't tell from the photo whether it's veneer, plywood, or hardwood. Looks like kinda like european walnut, not pine/plywood... but without a closer look at the edges, I really couldn't say. As far as affordable options...


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You would insulate UNDER the floor, not between the floor plywood and vinyl. To properly insulate your kitchen: normal insulation material (fully enclosed is preferred) is applied between the Floor Joists. To access this area you need to get into the "crawl space" under the floor you want to insulate. NOTE: All floors (for main floor level rooms of a house) ...


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I've had great luck with vinyl planks that are sold by Home Depot under the TrafficMASTER name (and now some other names). See: http://www.homedepot.com/b/Flooring-Vinyl-Flooring-Resilient-Flooring-Luxury-Vinyl-Planks/N-5yc1vZbzjz It is a consumer grade of what was originally a commercial flooring. It is slightly thicker than vinyl tile or linoleum, so it ...


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I called Honeywell about the issue and they said both Latex and Vinyl were fine to use for the humidifier water feed tube.


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The sliver of a gap between lapped "boards" is normal, and those boards should be left to move with respect to one another. Normally laps are installed such that they have the least visual impact from one particular direction, such as from the front entry. You've discovered one of the primary drawbacks to vinyl siding. Steel can be had in seamless lengths, ...


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Most building materials will off-gas for for various reasons: 1) what their made of, 2) what they use to “glue” material in place, 3) warring of surface material. A better explanation is here: https://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/Learning-Center/Flooring-LC/Why-we-dont-sell-luxury-vinyl-tile What this article omits is the adhesive used to secure the ...


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That sounds like an excessive amount of space. Contact the manufacturer and get the installation instructions if they are doing it wrong it will void the warranty.


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