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  1. Metal lath to block--nailing pattern

    Building & Construction
    I'm going to power nail paper-backed metal lath to a heavily painted concrete block exterior for a whole-house stucco installation. I anticipate using a TrakFast power nailer with 1" disks. Too much to drill-and-screw. Any suggestion on pin length (available from 1/2" to 1-1/2" in 1/4"...
  2. Replacing Carpet on Stairway with Wood

    Carpentry
    I want to replace the carpet on my stairway. The problem I have is that on the bannister side of the stairs, there is already a portion that is made of wood. I have now determined that this wood is red oak. But, the wood is only 1/2" higher than the plywood, over which the carpet was...
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