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  1. Pest Control
    These small dark particles periodically appear near the baseboard throughout my house. They are hard to the touch. Can anyone help me identify what kind of pest may be causing this? Thanks!
  2. Flooring
    I have a coax cable running beneath the baseboard around three walls of living room. Coax is tucked under and behind the tack-less strip holding wall-to-wall carpet. Flooring company is hired to remove carpet and replace with Vinyl Plank wood look flooring. Is it OK to just have them leave...
  3. Flooring
    Need help !! I installed flooring in pantry with sliding door , now sliding doors won’t close flush if I add baseboard. Has anyone encountered this issue ?
  4. General DIY Discussions
    hi everyone, new to this forum and new to diy. Just bought a condo and started to do some remodeling... unfortunately found black mold behind the baseboards. It is considered a basement unit so the floor is concrete. I was planning on putting new baseboard and new vinyl flooring but now ran into...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there! Newbie here, in South TX. We recently redid our garage that was originally built in the 80's. We've discovered some interesting things during this project that is not typically what you see in a new construction build these days. One being, at the bottom perimeter of our garage (only...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, Background I have a 1950's home with plaster walls and cast iron baseboard style radiators. When I purchased the home, above the radiators running along each wall was quarter round caked with 50 years of paint. The quarter round was removed to paint the walls and radiators but never...
  7. Electrical
    Hi all, I just moved into a new apartment, and the baseboard heaters in my living room (5 units) didn't seem to be responding to the thermostat on the wall. Specifically, they are always on, despite the thermostat being at 50 degrees and the room temperature at around 65. I disconnected the...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all, I'm putting new tile on my townhouse (first floor) and after pulling the baseboard found a big black spot that looks like mold on the drywall (se pictures attached). I am no expert on the subject so I will appreciate any help on how to tackle this, since I have no idea where to begin...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I installed these baseboards less than 3 years ago. As you can tell I did something very wrong because they are a mess. Why is the wall paint coming off the caulking? I used paintable caulking. Why is the corner so gapped and damaged? Whats causing all the cracking at the top?
  10. Pest Control
    I own a split level home in Maryland, USA. Just today, I noticed that in the downstairs level of my home, there were thousands of tiny pepper grain sized insects dead along the baseboard of the wall. They were mostly within about 8 inches of the wall, by the thousands, but they were all...
  11. Flooring
    I am installing new, wider trim after a hardwood floor installation. Several sections of the home have baseboard heating that runs from wall to wall. Should I install the trim flush to the heater, behind it, or some other method entirely? I have included some pictures of the two options I have...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi there... first post ;) 15' X 18' est - small master bedroom along the back wall of the house want to bump out 2.5 ft cantilever for a wall sized closet. Only issue is that the baseboard is along this external wall. No idea what to do with the heating element. I know that heating should...
  13. HVAC
    I am finishing my attic. For heat, I'll be tying into my hot-water system. The existing system is composed of old cast-iron radiators and galvanized pipe. I'll tie in with Pex and baseboard heaters to heat the new space in the attic. My question is whether I can place baseboard heaters inside...
  14. Interior Decorating
    Hi We are putting in all new baseboards and in the kitchen, I'm not sure if it's correct to paint kitchen cabint baseboards the same color as the painted cabinets? We're putting all white trim through out house. So that will go through out. The builder used builder grade light brown molding on...
  15. HVAC
    Hello, I live in an apartment complex and I don't have control of the heat. However it is now 55-70 F outside and the heat is still on creating an 80-90 F apartment. How can I turn off the heat or at least cool the apartment down? I've attached a picture of the unit. Please note their is a red...
  16. HVAC
    Hello Everyone - I have a approximately 52’ of what I believe is old SlantFin baseboard heating elements in my basement. When I removed the paneling from the walls, I needed to remove the cover to the baseboard, and it was not in any condition to reuse. I’m now trying to figure out what to...
  17. Carpentry
    Hi. I'm about to replace the baseboard in my living room, and for various reasons I'm thinking of using a backsaw and miter box instead of anything electric. The problem is that the baseboard is about 5" high, and the box that I've got isn't high enough. Anyone know where I could get something...
  18. HVAC
    Hey guys, I've got a quick plumbing question for you. I've got a 1938 cape, the piping for the baseboard is 1" copper. The baseboard in the kitchen is mangled, the case is missing, large chunks of the aluminum fins are damaged. Repairing the old baseboard looks like it'd be tedious, and...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    We stripped the carpet and baseboards in our living room to prepare for laminate flooring and I found this black stuff in one section of the drywall where the baseboard was, by the wood piece on the side of the staircase. Does this look like mold? If so, should we take off that long decorative...
  20. Carpentry
    My upstairs hallway is 23' long and one of its sides has no doors on it, meaning the baseboard on that side covers it continuously. I am using 1x6 poplar for baseboard and the longest piece my local lumber yard sells is 16'. I was thinking of joining two pieces but I don't want to have a...
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