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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    The previous owner of my home used Liquid Nails to glue Tile to my fireplace surround. I pulled the tile off to reveal the original brick, but now I want to either get the liquid nails off or re-finish the surface to maintain the brick look. The Bricks are scored so when I heat and try to remove...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I want to take off all of the brick from this wall, and create something similar to the second picture. I'm a pretty experienced DIYer, but I don't know anything about this type of project. What is the best way to remove this brick? What can I do to minimize the dust in the rest of my house...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    To either side of my fireplace there are two very old windows that were covered with plaster. This is a north facing wall. I believe we get a lot of heat loss. The view on the other side is a brick wall. There is no reason to have windows, except for maybe letting light in. Problem is the...
  4. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Trying to tackle my fireplace surround. A few questions I am hoping the experts can help. 1. Do I need to use grout for granite tile? 2. When I demoed the current fireplace, there was sheetrock. I now need to rebuild it. Is sheetrock ok or should I use a durarock or something like that...
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