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  1. Building & Construction
    I have a SMALL job -- wood shop in my Metal shed. 400 sq ft. Planning to use LANDSCAPING FABRIC instead of the more expensive and huge minimum roll size of standard fabric normally used. Has anyone actually tried this instead, just by chance? Porous plastic material to allow water to pass...
  2. Insulation
    I live in Southern California. My attached garage is not insulated and gets VERY hot in the summer and somewhat cold in the winter. I would like to mitigate this by insulating the exposed peaked roof and exposed walls with fiberglass batts. My question is: Can I leave the fiberglass in the...
  3. Project Showcase
    Good morning ! Check out this video that displays how to build a fly leaf table, this is part 1 of the the video! I appreciate the feedback, share with your friends and if you have any questions or input, feel free to comment, also in the youtube video description there are clickable points you...
  4. Painting
    Hello, I am painting my fiberglass skiff with an oil based paint. I sanded the boat down pretty well and i painted on a layer in a few places to test it out back at the end of January (I live in lower AL so it wasn't too cold around 40s and 50s). I noticed the paint would scratch off easily with...
  5. Insulation
    We purchased a house with an insufficiently insulated attic. There's currently about 2-3 inches of loose-fill fiberglass insulation in between the 2x6 joists. I'd love to just roll unfaced R-30 fiberglass batts across the joists (simple, no equipment rental, very little mess), but that would...
  6. Insulation
    I have a workroom underneath a heated living space. I'm in Maine, so a cold winter climate. I recently insulated the floor in the workroom ( this building is on stilts ) with R10 blueboard and will start heating that space occasionally when I use it in the winter. The previous owners had...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Hi we did finish our existing deck with fiberglass. In order to do that we had to remove the last row (bottom) of the vinyl siding . When they first built the deck they had to cut half an inch of the bottom of that row. So we cannot use a vinyl Starter Strip to lock the bottom of that row in...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Home project problem #2. I had my driveway and RV pad poured yesterday by xxxxxxx. When the truck arrived the concrete contractor added what I counted to be five small bags, he claimed it was seven, of fiberglass to the 9 yards of concrete on the truck. He had the driver mix it for a couple...
  9. HVAC
    Need an expert opinion please... Our new house was custom built in 1975 and has fiberglass ducts. I opened one vent the other day and saw some dirt inside so I grabbed the vacuum and went at it gently... In a few minutes, I noticed that the vacuum reservoir is filling up pretty fast with very...
  10. Windows and Doors
    I'm having a hard time to find fiberglass shaker panel garage door with the style in the attached image. Basically we would like to have glass for the top panels and leave the bottom rows shaker style. The grayish panel is not glass, we would like to paint those 3 panels to have some...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone, I just purchased a 1500 sq. ft. 1936 Brick Cape Cod in Arlington VA. Very hot summer + cold Winter. The attic bedroom stayed warm enough during the winter but now that the weather is changing it is unbearably hot. I am looking at ripping down all the fiberboard and...
  12. Building & Construction
    I really don't know if anyone here will be able to help on this, but I am having a real hard time finding answers for this. I enjoy building things in my free time and wanted to try a fairly simple hot tub design. I can build the frame and hookup the electrical/plumbing no problem; but I haven't...
  13. Plumbing
    A plumber had to cut these holes to find and repair a small pinhole leak behind the shower.
  14. Building & Construction
    We are in the last week of construction on our new house. The contractor tested the plastic water pipes, and all tested fine but a valve at the vanity failed and wasn't noticed right away. The result was water flowing from the vanity to the floor/garage ceiling. It was enough water to dump...
  15. Insulation
    Hello, thank you in advance for any advice. We recently just finished building our home in Madison, WI. I am looking at finishing our basement, and have some questions regarding the insulation. After speaking with the contractor that built the home, he said adding fiber insulation to the...
  16. Insulation
    I have an 18" wide x 9' deep x 6'6" tall room off the back of the garage. I re-framed 2 of the walls and shored it up, now I'm ready to insulate it to use as a small office. Home Depot recommends R18 on the walls and R38 on the ceiling. Is this correct? Also, where can I go to get this stuff...
  17. Insulation
    Hey all, I have a question on attic insulation. I'm looking to add insulation to my attic and wanted some professional quotes to see what I needed to do and see what it would cost to just pay someone. Our master bedroom\bathroom on the second floor has an arched ceiling that is insulated in...
  18. HVAC
    I have a natural gas heating boiler (Weil-McLain series 8 CGM-5) with black pipes running through the unfinished basement and up to the radiators. But in just the first few feet coming directly off the boiler, both supply and return, are 1-3/8" copper pipes (which then connect to the black...
  19. Painting
    Ok, we got a new fiberglass back door with 15 lites and mini blinds between glass, and a glass transom on top (a $700 door bought from a building contractor for $250). Went to Lowe's and got Minwax old oak stain. Put two coats on Sunday, and loved the depth and shine of it. On Monday I noticed...
  20. Insulation
    I have had several contractors give estimates and tell me stories about my house I know to be untrue. I may be a 60 year old widow, and look vulnerable, but I worked for quite a few years in theater construction (professionally), so i know my way around a few tools and ladders. Here is the...
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