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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - I was trying to anchor some pressure treated wood to my basement slab (home built 1965) for the base of a bar. I was planning to use Tapcons & Loctite PL. The other day I put down the wood with the PL and a day later I noticed it hadn't stayed in place. I believe the primary...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I recently tore down 70s era fake styrofoam wood beams that were glued to the ceiling. The glue appears to be some kind of epoxy-like compound. I'm looking for some advice on how best to remove or deal with this awful adhesive. I've tried removing bits of it with a vibrating multitool and...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    My convertible top is not opening because a steel strip connected to a microswitch is broken and needs to be replaced. As shown in this image http://imgur.com/Fdgvokz the steel strip below the blue switch is broken. I bought a microswitch and broke it open took it's lever and attached it to...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Greetings! I have a flat roof on a sun-room that was damaged by the high winds over the weekend. (San Fernando Valley, Porter Ranch) It was roofed with Bitumen and it is pretty much intact. One section has blown up onto my main roof. It is not damaged and can be rolled back in place. It is...
  5. Flooring
    Hello folks. I am Milan and a first time member here. I am almost too embarrassed to ask this question because I think maybe I am missing something easy. My flooring glue says "Only use when pH is 7-9". I actually have a pH pencil and my floor is 11. Now, I know that is too high. What I don't...
  6. Flooring
    I am trying to figure out the best vapor barrier and method to adhere to 1/4" cork underlayment that is being used on a concrete slab foundation. From what I have read, you need to adhere the cork underlay to something if you are applying glued engineered flooring above it (which we are). In our...
  7. Interior Decorating
    Hello, I have recently started a project for my living room. I had an idea to make a wine crate table using four wine crates, peg board, and short coffee table legs. I have pretty much figured out what I need to get and to do, but I am a little stuck on what kind of glue to use to attach the...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I need to replace a few (3-4) tiles in the upper shower wall of a shower in an older house. The cement board surface underneath is uneven where the old tiles pulled away. I would like to do this myself, but I need to know the correct filler / adhesive to use under the replaced tiles to insure...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I have ceilings that are painted a flat or eggshell. Before I hang the Lincrusta wallpaper, can I just sand the ceiling? Or is using lining paper / wallpaper liner better for adhesion? If you don't know, Lincrusta is pretty thick (1/16 to 1/8 inch thick) and heavy.
  10. Building & Construction
    I'm hoping this Building & Construction forum is the right place to ask this (adhesives) question: Is there a glue that would work to glue flexible, thick, smooth vinyl (picture clear carpet runners) to a piece of the same? (could be called "plastic carpet runners"... usually have little spikes...
  11. Building & Construction
    I have a metal spiral staircase that I made wooden steps for using left over hardwood flooring. Normally I would simply use your standard construction adhesive and glue them down. But, under the lip of each step is an LED light strip in which the wiring runs under the wooden step into the...
  12. Flooring
    We pulled up most of the carpeting in our back sunroom and were planning on replacing with vinyl, but stopped when we saw a layer of felt instead of an actual pad. We thought the felt was glued to plywood so we were going to let the flooring folks remove the rest of the carpet, the plywood...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    I wasn't sure which was the best forum for this question, but I thought I'd start here. I need advise on what is the best type of adhesive/glue to use for a particular purpose. We have an old physician balance beam scale, with a platform that you stand on. There's a paper-backed covering that...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for an experienced opinion on reconditioning my basement concrete slab. It has a layer of black mastic that originally held tiles and another layer of carpet adhesive. Can this be professionally ground down without contaminating the house? The companies that are interested in the...
  15. Carpentry
    The tiles are inset on the table top and the spacing between tiles is small no more than 1/4 of an inch
  16. Flooring
    Ok...so my husband and I needed to replace our water damaged carpet in the basement. We planned on staining the concrete because the risk of water is too high for cheap material and I really love stained concrete and finally have a chance to do it. He is deployed and my tenant couldn't afford...
  17. Remodeling
    I have a light-weight towel rod, attached with adhesive to a tile bathroom wall, that has become unattached. The rod has been up for decades (since before we bought the house). I want to reattach it with a good-quality adhesive (drilling and anchoring into the tile is NOT an option). I've...
  18. Flooring
    Hi there, I'm looking to remove some old carpet in our basement - there's a carpet layer on top, a cushion layer, and then the original carpet. That original carpet appears to have been secured to the concrete floor with an adhesive. See the attached pictures. The adhesive has a sandy, dusty...
  19. Flooring
    I've been collecting wine corks to make flooring out of. I can't find much info on how to do it though. My plan is to cut them into 1/4 inch rounds, stick them onto contact paper for easier layout, spread an adhesive on the subfloor, place the 'tiles' on the adhesive, and and then seal with...
  20. Flooring
    We're trying to spruce up our unfinished basement into a respectable man cave for my husband. We're going to use 6'x9' indoor carpets on the wood subfloor (no cement). The room will be used for his pool table & poker table. I'm thinking I should adhere the carpets to the floor to minimize...
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