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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have this brick (facade?) covering 2/3 of a living room wall. It was built around 1979. I want to take it down and replace it with something safer (its cracking), and more modern. Here are the steps I plan to take and the tools I plan to use. I've never done anything like this. Can you tell...
  2. Building & Construction
    i started a wrap around porch rebuild, all new supplies were orderd and i have a week to tear the old one down but ran into a problem one of the 12' sections of 2x12 support is completely rotted and im not sure how to get on it or even how its still standing. its a old tin roof on top 1x12 with...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I recently took an asbestos awareness training class for my maintenance job at a school. I learned that both plaster and drywall may contain it. Ironically, I did a minor demolition in which my wife and I removed plaster from the 1930's and drywall from the 1960's, a week before the class. I...
  4. Remodeling
    I am about to completely demolish 2 bathrooms, down to the studs. It's an old house with plaster walls and doing so will make a huge mess with plenty of dust. So, I grabbed some zipper doors as well as 100' of 6 mil plastic sheeting, and I'd like to make a 20' long plastic tunnel between...
  5. Remodeling
    Greetings from Seattle. First timer here, thanks in advance for advice. About a year ago we bought this 1927 Tudor. In the living room there is a faux fireplace where there was a still working electric faux firelogs. We have since removed the insert, but now need to deal with this fireplace...
  6. Remodeling
    Hello everyone. I am in the preliminary stages of remodeling my kitchen. I am planning on removing the archway/wall separating my current kitchen from a small breakfast nook to open up the space. I was hoping you guys could give me an idea of what you think about this wall being load bearing. I...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I am interested in removing a brick wall in my building. The wall is about 20 inches long, and immediately below a window. There is a metal lintel above the window. The wall in question was originally an exterior wall, that was made an interior wall by closing in a cement floor back...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    On my plaster wall from which I have abated paint I have a few patches of what seems to be either joint compound because that's what I would imagine someone would most likely use for that application OR faux plaster because the texture feels like it. I also think the latter is possible because...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi Im new to this site and have been a DIY for 15 years, but I am working on a new project to build a new house on a former parking lot for the demo house. I am wondering if anyone had experience in removing this. What the pain points were and how much did it cost? I imagine it should be cheaper...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I starting a thread about how to best remove gypsum on walls but without affecting the ceiling too much. My specific project is to refresh a wall that was plague with old wallpaper that had been painted over and add a pocket door, so I removed the drywall by cutting it into piece with...
  11. Building & Construction
    I have a wood shed that I'd like to convert to a simple carport. The roof is still in excellent condition and it sits on a concrete slab. By my estimation, if I remove the walls (wood slates), I could fit my car in there. My concern is that there may be some wood rot along the baseline. How...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everyone! This is the first of what I am sure will be many posts. We just bought and old house and would love to tear out the retaining wall in the back yard. The problem is, we have no idea how to go about this. The stats: Retaining wall is 28" high x 56 feet long, running the width of...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm working on a room remodel where I've sistered up some 2x6 joists that are attached to the former exterior sheathing of the original house (the room I'm working on is an older addition) as well as a 2x2" piece of wood also nailed outside the sheathing, through to the studs behind the...
  14. Building & Construction
    Good morning! Thank you for taking a few moments to look at my post and thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide. I bought a 1927 home in Sep. 2008 and have been remodeling it ever since. I spent just over a year and some months refinishing pieces of the inside, and now...
  15. Painting
    I've carefully read the new EPA lead paint regs that go into effect on October 1,2010. Those regs seem to assume that every job that disturbs lead paint will involve a licensed contractor who has received the EPA training. This significantly increases costs. I'm thinking about taking the...
  16. Electrical
    I'm remodeling my kitchen and am splitting off receptacles and adding new 20A circuits. I'm also breaking off the feed for the bathroom from the kitchen light circuit. I have all the new feeds pulled into the boxes and everything hooked up. I'm trying to decide what to do with the old...
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