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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hello all, Can anyone please answer which roof vent I need for this pretty flat EPDM rubber roof application if either of these is the correct one? I live in South East PA and we do get some snow in the winter at times. Can anyone help with telling me how to go about installing one of these...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have a house that is about 150 years old. It is a brick house and has a flat front porch that is stone. It also has a add on which is my dining room. It has a flat roof. Main house is shingles and the two flat roofs were some kind of flat roof stuff. I got a quote for the flats. It was like...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone! My friend just moved to a new flat and it is really small! She is renting a flat together with her boyfriend and the square meterage exalt 35 m2. They haven't got so much money now, because she is studying and her boyfriend is working, so they are saving. And here is the problem...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I live in a rental apartment. When we first moved in, just a couple days after, the handyman re-caulked the part of the tub backer board tiles where they meet the tub. He said in a few hours it would be fine to use the shower. A few weeks later, the caulk is cracking and peeling off again...
  5. Flooring
    I'm installing engineered wood flooring. Everything I read, from the installation instructions to every single resource on the internet says that the subfloor needs to be flat within 1/8" over 6' (or similar), even if you're doing nail-down. What I can't find is why- I mean, I get it if you...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hello everyone, I have a question about how are multiple interior roof drain pipes connected together under a very large flat roof, is through horizontal pipes connected below the ceiling and to another pipe in a chase wall?
  7. Carpentry
    When we moved into our house I laid some laminate in three rooms. Two years on, I'd like to finally lay the skirting board, but holding it against the wall I've noticed that the wall isn't completely flat, leaving a gap of 0.5cm in some places. How should I resolve this? Do I need to make the...
  8. Painting
    we purchased a foreclosed home and the bank painted the house with a flat eggshell colored paint. the problem that we are having is that they painted over top of latex paint so the paint is just peeling in the bathrooms. i have been told by painters that the best way to get it off is warm water...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    I have a lean-to roof that slopes down about 11 inches over 9 feet. It's not flat by any means, but not steep either. I just reframed it and installed 1/2" plywood. I need to re-roof this section myself. I have never done this before. I purchased a roll of roofing material and some felt paper...
  10. Painting
    Hello everyone! I am turning a room in my house into a music studio, so I decided to paint the walls black. I went with a matte finish, and while it looks amazing, light scuff marks appear on the walls even if the wall is rubbed/touched lightly. I've always heard not to go with a glossy sheen...
  11. Painting
    Hi all, I am new here and wondering if anyone can help me. I live in a large apartment building in NYC. I want to touch up the paint in certain spots where there are bad scuff marks, etc. I have tried cleaning them and learned the hard way that the flat paint that is used doesn't clean...
  12. Painting
    Hello everyone! I've just repainted a room in our newly-purchased house. The walls had white flat paint; I repainted with a flat color. Unknown to me, some sections of the wall had been "touched up" by the previous owner with some sort of gloss. (I'm guessing semi-gloss.) The walls, on the...
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