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  1. Yeah, I've come across that type of weed and...

    Yeah, I've come across that type of weed and thought it might be that too. This year wasn't too bad for some reason. I have not tried much to control it. I did put Round Up on a rag and tried...
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    Aluminum Coil Wrap Caulking

    I had my windows wrapped a few years ago. I have tried silicone (dirt sticks to it and gets dirty) latex (seems to not move as much and pulls apart) and urethane (cracks and yellows). What is the...
  3. Picture of 4 inch drain line and tree roots, should I worry?

    The gas company is putting in new lines so I had a free inspection so they could locate the drain for the new gas lines. I bought the house in 2006, which was built in 1954, and have never had a...
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    Thanks, I don't have a compression gauge...

    Thanks, I don't have a compression gauge unfortunately, I'll see if I can borrow one from someone.

    No, I have not checked the valves, that is something I have never done before.
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    Baffled by hard starting rider

    I got a used Simplicity Coronet with a Kohler Command 12.5HP engine (CV12.5). I have gone through this thing completely and it still is hard starting. Last time I started it I put the choke all the...
  6. After reading online more I was actually thinking...

    After reading online more I was actually thinking it could be a Fescue, it is actually just grass, ugly though. Wish there was an easy way to get rid of it, it grows so much faster than the Kentucky...
  7. Any Grass Pros Here? MN, Thick Blade Taller Stragglers in Lawn, Help!

    My lawn is pretty decent, I fertilize, water, core aerate in fall, etc. However a few years ago I started getting blades that were thicker, would grow faster than the rest and ruin the look of my...
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    Thanks for the concern, I'm not worried though. ...

    Thanks for the concern, I'm not worried though. The fleece that will be on the pan will be higher than the drain by just a little bit. I bought special pieces that are cut and bent for inside...
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    Thanks for the reply, I worked there yesterday,...

    Thanks for the reply, I worked there yesterday, he is expanding the shower area by about 1' wide so I hammer drilled rebar in the slab and used chicken wire to make a grid. I then poured crack...
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    I'm not sure if there is, it was all existing. ...

    I'm not sure if there is, it was all existing. That is why I am going to use a waterproofing fleece that you embed in mortar (mentioned above). My concern is the drain fitting.
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    Tile Shower Drain

    I am doing a side job at a friends. Going to tile the entire shower, he already has it framed and ext grade ply on the walls. The pan is existing concrete slopped to the existing drain (there was a...
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    Yes, I realize that, I would never tile to ply in...

    Yes, I realize that, I would never tile to ply in a shower stall! Remember, I am walking into this project trying to save it. Like I said in my first post, I plan to use a heavy tar paper stapled...
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    Yes, the walls and floor of the shower will be...

    Yes, the walls and floor of the shower will be tiled. I did not see what the old shower stall looked like before he redid the walls. I also do not see any rubber membrane under the cement pan...
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    Shower Stall Tiled Wall Question

    I'm helping a friend redo his bathroom. The shower stall already had a nice concrete pan & drain. He doesn't want to touch that since it already can receive tile, has a nice slope, drain works,...
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    Thanks, I used mortar on the sides and bottom. ...

    Thanks, I used mortar on the sides and bottom. On the top I filled about a 1/2" gap with expanding foam. The top of the window is out of sight above the starter strip of my siding so it will not...
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    Glass Block Window Mortar

    I just installed a glass block window in my downstairs bathroom. I got one of the premade ones at the big box store with a vent in the middle. I am just wondering if I need to paint or put silicone...
  17. Odd Question About Applying One Step Stain / Poly over Old Trim

    I redid almost all the trim in my house and most of it looks great. However, there are few pieces that soaked up my oil based stain differently and it appears like a lighter oak over a darker red...
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    Here it is... 2206

    Here it is...

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    I thought about that, like the one on the right?...

    I thought about that, like the one on the right?
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    I'll have to measure and see if that joist is exactly at the halfway point, grr more mudding and painting again.
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    I have the ceiling mostly prepped and am going to...

    I have the ceiling mostly prepped and am going to start laying out the grid. I drew it up in CAD to see and found out that my ceiling light fixture is not in the middle of the room! I came up with...
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    Wow, that is an impressive room!

    Wow, that is an impressive room!
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    Coffered Ceiling In Dining Room

    I want to do a coffered ceiling in my dining room. I have scraped the popcorn off, smoothed out any mud imperfections and painted the ceiling. This is my plan moving forward…

    My ceiling is...
  23. I believe there is some; it is thin black paper...

    I believe there is some; it is thin black paper like material, asphalt composition perhaps? Anyways, I just used some plastic, tucked it under the black paper, placed the blow in insulation on top...
  24. Slight Water Damage in Ceiling, Vapor Barrier?

    Hey everyone, MN climate if that matters.

    I had a roof leak around my furnace exhaust a few years ago. The leak was fixed but a small area of my ceiling in the dining room needs repair. I am...
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    This thread is 3 and a half years old. I just...

    This thread is 3 and a half years old. I just built a pressure treated frame and used acrylic on top.
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