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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Our masonry porch has settled and separated from the house over the years since the house was built in 1973. However, I don't believe it has moved since I bought the house in 2010. The caulk that the previous homeowner used to cover the gap has become brittle and developed some gaps of its own...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello, a professional repairman installed a new sink, and it leaked a lot. So they returned and applied clear Silicone Caulk to the exterior edges. Then it still leaked some, so he again returned and applied a lot more clear Silicone Caulk to the exterior edges and faucet base. Now there is...
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  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi, I was thinking about using dow 795 to caulk in my shower (corian and standard porcelain coated tub), largely because I can get it soon in the color I want and potential longevity. Anyone know if this would be a bad idea for some reason? (My top priority is keeping the water out well and...
  6. Painting
    Hello, I could use some advise. In a couple rooms in my house I have some pretty large gaps between the hardwood floor and the shoe molding on the baseboards. I’m not sure if the best move would be to remove the shoe molding and reattach it, replace with new shoe molding, or if I should fill the...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    We have a house from the 60's that is built with tongue and groove vertical siding. I read that the sidings should not be caulked. Unfortunately this has been caulked by the previous owner and recaulked by the painters 4 years ago. The caulk on the South side is starting to fail with gaps...
  8. Building & Construction
    I was curious as to whether the corners or perhaps the bottom gets caulked vs grout? Ceramic and glass tiles on top of Kerdi board. While you're here, any suggestions on how to finish the top?
  9. Plumbing
    I am a new homeowner and a cleaning product seems to have worn down the material used at the change of plane where the shower floor meets the wall. I planned to remove the product and then redo it. I'm now realizing I'm not quite sure what the product is. It looks like grout, and is gritty like...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi: I have been an avid reader of others posts and replies as I've gotten settled in our new (old) home. I'd like to ask for input on a shower enclosure that I may have over caulked and sealed. I'm posting a photo showing the bottom edge of the enclosure where it meets the shower pan. As you...
  11. Painting
    Hi, I was wondering what type/grade of sandpaper I should use to sand this wall before I paint again. There was a burlap covering over this pink wall, and when I took the burlap off, there was a residue of the burlap stuck all over the wall. There are also sections where the burlap took a...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Hello friends, I'm thrilled to have found this resource, and from what I've read a great community! A tub/shower caulking and grout issue brings me here. I'm attaching a number of pics to make it clear, but basically there was a stretch of caulking where the tub meets the wall tile, and also...
  13. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I noticed that their are gaps between the brick and metal trim around my windows. I was wondering if these areas need to be caulked fir protection against water or is it supposed to be uncaulked? I would appreciate any advice or help, thanks! Below are a couple of pictures of the type of...
  14. Building & Construction
    So I was always taught that caulk doesn't stick to caulk and if you had a gap, rip it all out and start over. I know that's true of silicone, but I was recently introduced to something I'd never seen before: butyl caulk. Is the above still true? If I want to touch up somewhere that butyl was...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I want to make sure I'm on the right train of thought here. Removing the ancient moldy caulk from the previous owner. The bathtub and surround is fiberglass, but a two piece (bath and surround). The caulk is between the both. Getting a lot of it out, it was pretty deep since it was going...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    I am trying to fix a gap at the shower door frame which I think resutled from previous owner's improper installation/sealing. As you can see, there is this little gap at the shower door frame. That orange stick was from the hole, part of the unsuccessful sealing attempt from the previous owner...
  17. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I botched the caulking in my shower, I think because the silicone so new,its really soft, razor slices it too easily cant separate it from the tile and its too soft to peel.... any one have any tips to get it to harden/solidify so the bits in between the joint pull out? (I see a lot of tips to...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I am considering caulking an area of my roof where it connects to my house. I have a creaky noise coming from inside from around that area and the theory as of right now is that when it gets windy outside air gets in the gap and makes the creaky noise. I am considering sealing the...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello - I recently removed 1/4" paneling from a room in my house and replacing it with 1/2" drywall. Paneling was directly against the studs. The room had a crown molding which hid the gap between the ceiling and the paneling. Now that I'm using drywall, I'm debating on whether to tape that...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all. Brand new here. I am fixing to start renovations on our bathrooms. We like the look and price of peel and stick vinyl floor tiles but are concerned about water accidents in the bathrooms causing the tiles to pop up. I have researched groutable vinyl tiles but I haven't found a color I...
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