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  1. Electrical
    Hi all - wanting to bring electricity down from attic to put a few outlets on kitchen counter (currently only 1). Problem is my kitchen is against the exterior wall, and a 1948 home doesn’t have any studs against the brick, the plaster is just applied directly to it. What is the best way to...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am living in a rented apartment. Not really thinking about it, I chose to live in this apartment regardless of the extensive cracking in the brick walls (I valued cheap rent over quality, obviously). I am just curious to know what these cracks really mean. I have been having a lot of bug...
  3. Building & Construction
    I added a mudroom to our home, but I am not sure how to terminate the house wrap at the point where the new addition wall meets the existing brick of the home. I flashed the meeting joint under the house wrap. What is the best way to do this? I attached a couple photos.
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi folks, what is the best way to attach a ledger board against a brick wall? I am replacing a small 8' x 10' deck that was built on top of the "sunroom" and not attached to the house in any way. I want the new deck to be free standing with ledger board and posts. Ideally I would like to use...
  5. Painting
    My fiance and I are purchasing a new home. It was built in the early 60's and you can tell! The ENTIRE kitchen is a fake brick, and with just purchasing the home, we don't have the means to completely remodel it yet. I've been looking into the brick-anew system, and really love the results, but...
  6. Building & Construction
    I already looked through the post for sistering a joist in brick wall below and it did not quite cover what i am looking to do... http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/sistering-joists-brick-wall-38158/ I am rehabbing a brick rowhouse that was built in 1895. I have the ceiling of the kitchen opened...
  7. Building & Construction
    I recently purchased an old, brick duplex, built in the 1920's in St. Louis. The upstairs bedroom has a nice exposed brick wall, on the side of the building. I'd like to do the same to the lower bedroom, but to the wall that faces the rear of the building. I can tell there has been some water...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello all, I have a 1960's home that once upon a time had a covered patio that was at some point enclosed, 4x4's about 7 feet apart with single pane fixed glass panels. The room bleeds engery and I took it upon myself to resolve this.....never volunteer! The old exterior wall is brick...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am getting ready to buy a home that was built in 1894 and it has some movement on outside brick pulling away from inside brick layer. I have recieved a bid to place 7 pins at different locations on one wall. I don't really understand exactlly what pinning is and just how difficult of a job...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there! We have a red brick fireplace that sits in the middle of our living room. We hate it. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it matched the rest of the house, but it doesn't. So we'd like to whitewash it or give it a lighter look. My fiance is against painting it because he thinks it will...
  11. Interior Decorating
    Hi there! We have a red brick fireplace that sits in the middle of our living room. We hate it. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it matched the rest of the house, but it doesn't. So we'd like to whitewash it or give it a lighter look. My fiance is against painting it because he thinks it will...
  12. Building & Construction
    Good afternoon, I will be building a small brick wall in my front yard and need to find a way to make the mortar match the existing brick veneer of the house. This new wall will be 27" high and 12' long, two bricks wide. It is non-load-bearing, sits on a 4" poured concrete footing (in Georgia...
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