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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey guys, I hate to even post this as it's been discussed a million times all over the internet, but the answer still remains open, with lots of different arguments and ideas as to why it should be done a certain way, and no clear cut answer that I could find. I'm remodeling my bathroom, and...
  2. Carpentry
    I am attempting to install some window sills and crown mold frame all of our unframed windows on the inside of house, on exterior walls that are made of brick. I overlooked the brick and now I'm wondering if this will be an easy install, if I can't hammer in finishing nails, what is the...
  3. Plumbing
    Should I be hesitant putting pex waterline in an exterior wall? It will only be 4 foot max long. This is in Des Moines, IOWA. THX
  4. Insulation
    I used rmax 1/2 and furring strips last year started measuring for cabinets and noticed surface mold on the unfinished drywall at the outlets and some screw holes. (Not black mold) I removed the drywall and noticed mold growing on the back side but only where the furring strips were touching...
  5. Carpentry
    My wall composition will be: 2x6 studs, 1/2" plywood, 1" IKO Enerfoil (R7), perhaps a breathing mesh? and Cedar Shakes/Shingles. I'm wondering what you folks recommend for a fastener (length/type)? I was thinking 2" staples with a 7/16" crown... Thanks!
  6. Plumbing
    I am installing a laundry on the 2nd floor of my home. I have the easiest access to run the drain to the basement next to an existing vent for the bathroom below on the 1st floor. I would like to install the p-trap in the wall for a clean look and gain a few more inches in the small space. I...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We have a covered breezeway between the house back door and the garage. The back of the breezeway is closed, and we would like to close the front to create a mudroom. The challenge is that the breezeway floor is the same level as the flagstone patio area next to the driveway. I would like to...
  8. Electrical
    Hi, New to this forum . Just got my new security camera survillence kit and I would like to install some of the cameras on the outside of my home. I have a general Idea of the locations on where the camera's will be placed. I would like to know what would be the best way to get the ethernet...
  9. Building & Construction
    The exterior of my home has discoloration which looks like mold. How do I verify if the mold has penetrated into the space between the exterior and interior walls? This winter there was mold growing on the interior walls facing the exterior portion of the house. I cleaned the mold with a...
  10. Building & Construction
    We have a slab house, that at one point was added onto by pouring an additional slab.. The addition portion of the house was always colder than the original, and we attributed it to longer duct runs, cheap insulation, etc. We recently found ourselves gutting the carpeting in the addition due...
  11. Carpentry
    I have water damaged underlay that runs under an exterior wall. the damaged area is about 2 feet wide. I want to cut this piece out, but am unsure what to use to cut the nails that are through the base plate and how best to support the wall when I do. Any do's and don'ts that come with replacing...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hello all, and thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I work for a theater that is house in an old grange hall (built in 1860). We are currently renovating room-by-room as our budget allows. The next project we are working on is our box office, at the front of our building. We will...
  13. Building & Construction
    We had a leaky roof in the back room of our house for a while, we finally got the roof fixed and were replacing some dry wall that had become moldy, but upon removing the dry wall we found rotten, moldy wood underneath. How should we go about replacing the rotten portion of the exterior wall...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone. We are looking to buy a house and we found one yesterday that we really like but part of the brick wall is bowing out on one side. There is also a hairline crack in the concrete foundation under it. I've tried to google it, but all the articles I've seen talk about basement...
  15. Carpentry
    I recently bought a foreclosure disaster: one-story brick ranch on a slab. Next on our nightmares list is a small crack in the garage where some water water was seeping in. We started digging around (pulled out a 4'x5' section of interior wall) and found about 2' tall wall of dirt supporting the...
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