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    Usually too much water and over mixing gives you...

    Usually too much water and over mixing gives you the air bubbles.
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    I'm guessing it's a self contained fireplace?...

    I'm guessing it's a self contained fireplace? (zero clearance)
    Below the glass area, at the bottom of the fireplace, there should be a louvered "grate" that flips down. This is usually where the...
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    Labor Estimates for Painting "Cost to repaint a...

    Labor Estimates for Painting
    "Cost to repaint a home interior"
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    "Craft@Hrs","Unit","Material","Labor","Total"...
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    If you can afford it, replace your windows

    If you can afford it, replace your windows
  5. Question: Is this mold?

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    More than likely it is mold/mildew. The plastic...

    More than likely it is mold/mildew. The plastic is keeping moisture in and not letting the joist breath.
    Why is there plastic over the joist? Dirt floor?

    You can clean it off with a diluted...
  6. Question: Radon level

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    Answer-B

    Answer-B
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    Try a no-skid paint. It works well when the porch...

    Try a no-skid paint. It works well when the porch is properly primed. Also there is a concrete primer that works in conjunction the no-skid paint.
    After priming the bare wood with latex or oil...
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    10' opening on the gable end side of a trussed...

    10' opening on the gable end side of a trussed building?

    No problem. Build your beam. It's not holding anything up so there's no load on it. Also you only need 2-2x6's under each end of the...
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    I can't make out the X's and dashes. This deck...

    I can't make out the X's and dashes. This deck will be along side of the porch at the same height right? If so, you should connect the deck to the porch just for added stability in the deck.
    The...
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    a. Is a 2x4 precut stud. This is used in wall...

    a. Is a 2x4 precut stud.
    This is used in wall construction so when the bottom and double top plate is added it gives a overall wall height of 97". This gives you a "8 foot" wall height.
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    4" of 2B gravel then 4-6" of concrete is usually...

    4" of 2B gravel then 4-6" of concrete is usually the norm in the Northeast for a floating slab in a pole barn. Can't see it being much different down your way.
    Around the poles install 3/4" rigid...
  12. Question: Urethane grout

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    Give it time LOL. Sorry I couldn't help.

    Give it time LOL. Sorry I couldn't help.
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    I'd have to say oil base. Make sure all coats are...

    I'd have to say oil base. Make sure all coats are fully cured by manufacture recommendations. Also ask the person at the Benny Moore paint store what they recommend.
  14. If you have to remove tiles try prying with a...

    If you have to remove tiles try prying with a narrow flexible bladed putty knife. Remove all loose tiles and see if you can patch the wall behind them with out disturbing any other non-loose tiles....
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    You want to over lap the sheetrock over that lip....

    You want to over lap the sheetrock over that lip. Cut or rasp the back side of the sheetrock so it doesn't bulge out over the lip.
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    You may want to look into a commercial grade...

    You may want to look into a commercial grade carpet that will hold up to traffic patterns and staining.
  17. Question: Urethane grout

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    Did you try a tile supply store other than Home...

    Did you try a tile supply store other than Home Depot or Lowe's?
  18. Question: Laminate

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    Use what the laminate floor manufacture...

    Use what the laminate floor manufacture recommends.
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    Like MOH said get a plumber. Running black pipe...

    Like MOH said get a plumber.
    Running black pipe in concealed areas is against code. Have the plumber run a length of Gas-Tite or Ward Flex gas line (yellow cover flexible gas line) Then you only...
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    How far down will the post hole be for the wood...

    How far down will the post hole be for the wood post? If it's say 3', when it comes time for the steel post dig down until you hit the concrete of the wood post, use that as a base then pour concrete...
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    If you can afford it, replace the doors. If not...

    If you can afford it, replace the doors. If not contact a glass company to come out and evaluated the doors. They will be able to tell you if new thermal glass can be retrofitted to the old doors.
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    Power wash the foundation where you need to...

    Power wash the foundation where you need to reparge and get all the loose paint off. You can try a concrete bonding agent that you brush on before you parge.
    Do this is a small area and see if it...
  23. Question: Siding staining

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    Is this staining on all sides or just the north...

    Is this staining on all sides or just the north side?
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    Is any other plumbing fixture vented in this pipe...

    Is any other plumbing fixture vented in this pipe or is that it?
    If the sink is the only vent on that pipe go to the attic and cut it off below the roof line. Then on the roof remove the shingles...
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    Using oak plywood with 3/4" oak face frame...

    Using oak plywood with 3/4" oak face frame biscuit joined to the plywood makes a nice professional looking job.
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    I don't quite understand the question. Are you...

    I don't quite understand the question. Are you asking how deep to sink the poles or what distant to space the poles?
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    If your new stud length is 12' install 12' studs...

    If your new stud length is 12' install 12' studs along side the existing 8' studs. (I think I'm understanding this correctly).

    Lifting that big of building can be done if you use a series of...
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    Clean the area to be tiled very well. Use water...

    Clean the area to be tiled very well. Use water and a mop. After it dries you can start tiling. Use a dry-set or latex-portland cement mortar (aka-thinset).
    If there are any expansion cracks cut...
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    You may be able to repair that with a thinset...

    You may be able to repair that with a thinset mortar.
    I have to do just about an identical repair in the next week or 2 and I don't know yet what approach I'll take until I start taking tiles off...
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    If the damage is very minimal and not affecting...

    If the damage is very minimal and not affecting anything, why open a can of worms if you don't have to. Seal the tiles and just be aware of the problem. Every so often when you clean the bathroom...
  31. You can cut it flush with the bottom of the...

    You can cut it flush with the bottom of the backer board.
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    Remove the last 7.5" piece and snap the 2.5"...

    Remove the last 7.5" piece and snap the 2.5" piece into that 7.5" piece, then take that (10") piece and snap it into the second to last 7.5" piece.
  33. Question: Shower Doors

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    Are you talking about the bottom track on the...

    Are you talking about the bottom track on the tub? This should only be silconed to the tub and not fastened. Try using a putty knife and see if it loosens up.
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    You can use Tapcon screws. The are blue colored...

    You can use Tapcon screws. The are blue colored screws made for masonry. The masonry bits you need will be on display next to the screws.

    Or, you can by a Remington masonry gun. This shoots...
  35. Question: Stair building

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    Try re-working what you have. (stringers) That...

    Try re-working what you have. (stringers)
    That wall along side the stringers needs to be removed and done properly. That's horrible.
    A couple things you can do is remove the stringers, add a 2x12...
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    You may find an answer at: get-a-quote.net

    You may find an answer at: get-a-quote.net
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    What about booms used for loading hay? I don't...

    What about booms used for loading hay? I don't know the weight they can carry. May want to contact a supply company that sells them. If you use a beam just keep it maintained to prevent rust.
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    Your best bet would have been increase the stud...

    Your best bet would have been increase the stud length by sistering to the existing studs then re-doing the roof system. We are talking wood studded walls right?
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    Look for the combo kits like KC said. I...

    Look for the combo kits like KC said. I personally use Stanley guns and compressors on my jobs. Reason, got a deal on them.
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    To get wood that wide you'll need to glue pieces...

    To get wood that wide you'll need to glue pieces together or use cherry veneer plywood and trim out the edges.
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    You would have to check the manufactures...

    You would have to check the manufactures installation instructions to see if that would be a suitable surface in a shower area.
    I see that epoxy in garages and dog kennels/vets, etc. because its...
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    Don't quite understand the question, but you...

    Don't quite understand the question, but you still need to attach some wood to the metal stud in order to attach your door frame/jambs.
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    Guessing you have a neo-angle shower stall. Last...

    Guessing you have a neo-angle shower stall. Last one I installed I caulked the seam where the bottom metal track meets the vertical metal tracks. (per instructions). May be your problem, lack of...
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    Did you try Lowe's or Home Depot. Pretty sure...

    Did you try Lowe's or Home Depot. Pretty sure they sell them.
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    In a backsplash if the tiles are not getting wet...

    In a backsplash if the tiles are not getting wet and you like the no grout look, go with no grout. If the area has a chance to be getting constantly wet, then you need to grout to protect the...
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    If it is a small arc towards the edge of the tile...

    If it is a small arc towards the edge of the tile I use the nippers. If it more into the area of the tile I make cuts into the tile towards the line I have drawn with the wet saw the finish off with...
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    3-2x12 with 1 jack stud on each end.

    3-2x12 with 1 jack stud on each end.
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    One thing to try is to remove the cracked slate...

    One thing to try is to remove the cracked slate and repair the concrete crack below. You will have to chisel the crack wider so you can fill the gap with and expansive concrete. Then you can remortar...
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    You can pour it in sections.

    You can pour it in sections.
  50. You did the right thing. Its difficult for me to...

    You did the right thing. Its difficult for me to post everyday. Been a busy week.
    Make sure the 1/4" is nailed 2" along the seams and 6" in the field of the sheet.
    A air stapler works great for...
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