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    meh. only thing about egg crate is... don't...

    meh. only thing about egg crate is... don't expect wonders. egg crate is only marginally effective at best.... I'm in a band and we have the egg crate at our practice space, and it just doesn't do...
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    try this article

    they covered plaster with drywall here:

    Giving Walls a Drywall Update | Extreme How To, DIY - Do it Yourself, Home Improvement, Home Decorating
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    There's the nice but expensive Starrett proSite...

    There's the nice but expensive Starrett proSite protractor for finding crown angles.

    Bosch makes a, electronic angle finder that shows the angle in digital readout.

    There's also some decent,...
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    Good article on mantel building: Building a...

    Good article on mantel building: Building a Fireplace Mantel | Extreme How To, DIY - Do it Yourself, Home Improvement, Home Decorating
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    not sure if it would work in particle borad, but...

    not sure if it would work in particle borad, but I've made a similar repair in a wooden door jamb, where I drove wooden golf tees into the blown-out holes, cut off the excess part that was sticking...
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    below is a link to a great drywall repair story,...

    below is a link to a great drywall repair story, whether you use site-mixed compound (as in the story) or the premixed kind.

    DIY Drywall Repair | Extreme How To, DIY - Do it Yourself, Home...
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    Vinyl Siding for the DIY'er?

    My soon-to-be wife and I are in the market for a fix-er-upper. I've got a good deal of DIY experience and lots of tools. I've built decks, done some basic plumbing, remodeled a few rooms, including...
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    yeah, that was my understanding as well, which is...

    yeah, that was my understanding as well, which is why I kept banging on the wheel rotors. But as you can see from the feedback, Dodge does indeed use a drum-type parking brake, whether you call em...
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    It is common for the decking to be installed...

    It is common for the decking to be installed bark-side up to reduce cupping. However, some boards that are cut closer to the core of the tree have a straighter, tighter grain and cupping is reduced.
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    I'd suggest using treated wood because the rails...

    I'd suggest using treated wood because the rails will still be exposed to moisture by rain blowing inward, even if there's an awning over them. or you could use a PVC rail system or composite...
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    dadgum brake job

    Here's a way to possibly save yourself some time during your next auto brake pad replacement......

    Recently, when replacing the rear brake pads on my girlfriend's car, I removed the front pads...
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    The LadderSaver nozzle in question was tested as...

    The LadderSaver nozzle in question was tested as a prototype. For some reason, I think manufacturing stalled before it went into mass production. Not sure why, as it seemed to work very well. Anyway,...
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    Deckboards buckling after 1 year!?

    I'm logging on and asking this question for a co-worker. She wants help fixing her deck. Here's what she says:

    "Last year, I had a new deck built at my townhouse. About two months after...
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    well, crap. thanks for the response, though.

    well, crap.

    thanks for the response, though.
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    problem with painter's tape

    My fault on this one........ Doing some trim work around the house, I had lined the underside of some new crown molding with painter's tape. I painted the molding, then left it to dry. Then I moved...
  16. They both look great. laminate is less expensive...

    They both look great. laminate is less expensive and easier to install and should last a very long time. However, hardwood is simply the Real Thing. real hardwood costs more and takes more effort to...
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    Covering Your Ground: Carpet Installation |...

    Covering Your Ground: Carpet Installation | Extreme How To, DIY - Do it Yourself, Home Improvement, Home Decorating

    This article helps.
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    here's plans for a small one: Build a Garden...

    here's plans for a small one:

    Build a Garden Tool Shed | Extreme How To, DIY - Do it Yourself, Home Improvement, Home Decorating
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    I too live in the country and face from 6 to 12...

    I too live in the country and face from 6 to 12 dogs roaming the neighborhood on a daily basis. No leash laws are enforced (or even on the books as far as I know) in the rural Alabama, despite...
  20. What about HDF (high-density fiberboard)? Would...

    What about HDF (high-density fiberboard)? Would that be too heavey? I know it's strong enough, can be painted to suit, and comes in a thickness of about 3/8". It's the same material often used for...
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    It is extremely important the floor be level with...

    It is extremely important the floor be level with laminates because they join using a tongue-and-groove system. Although, leveling a floor doesn't necessarily require jacking up the support framing....
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    even with the insulated subfloor, you would still...

    even with the insulated subfloor, you would still need to seal the concrete. but standing water in puddles? yeah, that's a lot of moisture. sounds like a leak from somewhere.
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    cracked vinyl bathtub

    here's the problem: my sister lives in a mobile home with a plastic bathtub, which is cracked right around the ring of the drain. water is leaking beneath the tub and migrating into the closet on the...
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    There are also plywood subfloor systems with a...

    There are also plywood subfloor systems with a plastic underlayment layer on the panels. I've layed such a subfloor on concrete - it was from a company called dri-core and it turned out very nice,...
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    hmmmmmm........ it sounds like the type cabinets...

    hmmmmmm........ it sounds like the type cabinets I re-finished last summer, which were cheap particleborad, but the finish was not a sheet veneer, but a more like a fake wood finish that was somehow...
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