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  1. Carpentry
    I bought a piece of this to make a cutout for my window air conditioner. Goodfellow 3/4 Inch White Melamine Particleboard Handy Panel https://www.homedepot.ca/product/goodfellow-3-4-inch-2-feet-x-4-feet-white-melamine-particleboard-handy-panel/1000175277 I used a brand new Dewalt DCB331...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. I am trying to do everything on the house myself but there are certain things that are beyond my knowledge. I hired an HVAC company to install a new furnace system in a house that used to have radiators. They had to vent the furnace to the outdoors and when I...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I replaced a window and need to cut back the cedar shakes in order to install new exterior moulding. What's the best method to trim a length of cedar shakes in a straight line? - A straight edge and lots of passes with a razor blade? - Skill saw with the depth set appropriately? I'm worried...
  4. Remodeling
    I am trying to install an In-Wall TV Power Kit behind my wall-mounted TV. I cut a hole in the wall to insert the box and, just my luck, there's a diagonal cross-brace right where I cut the hole. The wall is sheeted with what appears to be 1/2" drywall covered in 1/2" of plaster (house was...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I know the title is probably confusing. What I need to do is install 3x6 marble subway tiles as a backsplash. I'd like to install all tiles that don't need to be cut first, then get my measurements for the ones that need to be cut and install them at a later date. The reason for this is I do...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hi I am replacing some old hollow doors with solid wood pre-hung doors (Reliabilt from Lowes). My current doors are 78" in length and the stock doors are all 80". The door packaging indicates the maximum amount that can be trimmed from the bottom is 1". Can I trim 2"? Does the extra 1"...
  7. Insulation
    I was wondering what you guys thought the best way to cut 2" xps rigid foam board. Tools I have at my disposal are a table saw, circular saw, jigsaw, and simple knife. Can it be scored and snapped. I just want it to be a nice clean cut no matter what it is. Also, they are 4x8 pieces so...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am in the process of removing a load bearing wall and have engineered drawings for my project. The house is fairly recent 1990 construction, basement, first (ground) and second floor. The mod is on the first floor and I was wondering what is the best way to cut the 2x10 joists all the way to...
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