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    It might be a type of linoleum. I had something...

    It might be a type of linoleum. I had something like it in my kitchen at my last house. I ripped it down and put sheetrock over the damaged plaster walls.

    Todd
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    I don't have an answer but I can say you are not...

    I don't have an answer but I can say you are not alone. My 1959 ranch house basement smells like a wet dog and when the heat comes on the air coming through the vent smells like that musty old dog...
  3. Thread: texturing

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    Tricia, the price varies as to what kind of...

    Tricia, the price varies as to what kind of wallpaper is being installed. Also, I bet the price differs in what part of the country you are in. When I was in the wallpaper business, pre-pasted cost...
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    I don't know about lambswool but I truly beleive...

    I don't know about lambswool but I truly beleive that the quality of your tools does make a big difference. The cheap naps will shed and stick to the wall and will not last long.

    T:)
  5. Thread: Toilet

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    Hi Berkeley, I had the same problem at my last...

    Hi Berkeley, I had the same problem at my last house and no matter what adjustments I made, nothing worked. I hope someone will respond with answer for you. By the way, my toilet was an American...
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    A couple of coats of latex paint should do the...

    A couple of coats of latex paint should do the trick. Leave them on the wall but use a drop-cloth and painters tape so you don't get the paint on the floor of wall
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    Is it popping just at the edge of the ceiling?...

    Is it popping just at the edge of the ceiling? I'm a little concerned if you can see it more each day. Have you checked to see if there is a leak?
    It isn't going to be an easy fix regardless of a...
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    If you are going to paint walls, trim and door...

    If you are going to paint walls, trim and door the same color, I would suggest that you use a high gloss on trim and door and flat or eggshell on the walls. IMO, it seems a little boring, but I have...
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    When we had radiators, we painted them with latex...

    When we had radiators, we painted them with latex high gloss and it lasted for years. The radiators put off alot of heat and it didn't affect the paint at all.

    T:)
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    I think a whitewash would be good for this...

    I think a whitewash would be good for this situation. A solid on the floor would show wear after awhile. Your local paint store can direct you on which paint to buy, but you shouldn't have to prime...
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    For the most part, there is no such thing as a...

    For the most part, there is no such thing as a dry basement. The things you mention definitely will help though.

    T
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    Thanks 16x80, I'll try it if we close on the...

    Thanks 16x80, I'll try it if we close on the house and I'll let you know the results.:D

    T:)
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    Will limited air flow at the vent cause...

    Will limited air flow at the vent cause condensation? I have a contract on a house and in the basement playroom the ducts seem to be fine but at the vent there is mildew and condensation. A friend of...
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    Why leave the top of the rootball above ground? ...

    Why leave the top of the rootball above ground?

    To keep the base of the plants from rot.

    t:D
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    If you chizzle out the mortar of one brick, you...

    If you chizzle out the mortar of one brick, you should be able to get bigger sections to fall. The bricks shouldn't break apart unless they are falling a good distance. The hard part will be scraping...
  16. Thread: How to lay carpet

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    Congratulations. I wish I had read your post...

    Congratulations. I wish I had read your post earlier, I would have given you some tips but it sounds like you did a fine job :D

    T
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    I would wait to put in the baseboards. It will...

    I would wait to put in the baseboards. It will have a cleaner look if you put the boards on top of the tile. The tile guys will probably appreciate it too.

    T:)
  18. Thread: Slow Drain

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    Were you able to see the bends or joints. That is...

    Were you able to see the bends or joints. That is where there is usually hair and other scum. You probably do have an obstrustion and need to snake it. You'll be amazed how fowl it can get:(. Liquid...
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    The person who usually answers the electrical...

    The person who usually answers the electrical questions is out of town, I think. So, if no one answers, just check back in a week or so.

    I have seen people add additional 220s in a box under the...
  20. Thread: Introduction

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    Well, thanks for introducing yourself and I for...

    Well, thanks for introducing yourself and I for one am extremely glad you like to help folks solve their problems. We need more people like you. I have seen you have already started helping so keep...
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    I thought that kind of flooring was resistant to...

    I thought that kind of flooring was resistant to spills and burns. I would try the weight before replacing any of the planks. It may just take awhile to dry. You should check your warranty and see...
  22. Thread: cast iron tub

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    Tubs can be painted. Make sure they do it right...

    Tubs can be painted. Make sure they do it right if you go that route.

    T
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    Well, the only thing that comes to mind is...

    Well, the only thing that comes to mind is obbstruction. If it is old galvenized steele then it may be corroded. I am not a plummer but have dealt w/ old and new plumming.

    Todd:)
  24. Thread: cast iron tub

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    Is it built in? I have heard that sometimes...

    Is it built in? I have heard that sometimes busting them up is the only way. Our tub is a cast iron pedestal tub that took four big guys to get it out and have it re-finished. It was freestanding...
  25. Thread: painting linoleum

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    I am anxious to hear how this is done. How could...

    I am anxious to hear how this is done. How could it last?
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