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  1. Carpentry
    I bought a used desk made by Jasper Desks. It has a solid walnut top and most of the other wood too. Not bad for the price and it cleaned up nicely. I can't find how the top is attached, the fasteners so far can't be found. I'd like to,pull the top off so I can carry it to the 2nd floor solo...
  2. HVAC
    Hi, Is there code or rule of thumb for the length of a zip-in screw for attaching the joints of round ductwork? I have a couple of bathroom exhaust fans that will be using galvanized 6" diameter rigid duct for one fan and 4" for the other. The connections of joints will be maximum two layers of...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Need some ideas about filling those gaps (the ones stuffed with white shopping bags right now) as these are leaking cold air into the room (1st pic). And caulk/seal rest of the joint (2nd pic). I can do backer rods and then a polyurethane based concrete sealant/foam for those gaps and use the...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got a fireplace that was added 30 years ago to my below-grade family room. It was a prefab firebox with a brick façade set in the corner (45 degree angles). That brick façade was clearly added after the house was built, and as a result, it was installed "proud" of the drywall (maybe in...
  5. Plumbing
    I have cast iron pipe, built in 1970. A galvanized connection is LEAKING. The scale and rust stops sewage from gushing out. Another leak is bugging me too, it is a little newer and a donut gasket connection. Rust blobs are appearing at the connection. How can I fix it? Will epoxy putty fix the...
  6. Carpentry
    My upstairs hallway is 23' long and one of its sides has no doors on it, meaning the baseboard on that side covers it continuously. I am using 1x6 poplar for baseboard and the longest piece my local lumber yard sells is 16'. I was thinking of joining two pieces but I don't want to have a...
  7. Painting
    I'm so close to finishing my master bedroom remodel I can almost taste it! I'm in the process of caulking my joints tonight before I paint the trim tomorrow. I have been caulking every possible joint, but I'm finding it quite time consuming. I've always been told that you should caulk every...
  8. Carpentry
    Hi there, I'd like to build a closet shelving case using predrilled laminated boards at HomeDepot. I'm trying to figure out how to join the top & bottom shelf to the side boards. I took a picture of my existing closet cabinet. The top & bottom shelves are screwed to the side boards. As you...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I recently added extensions to the top of the red cedar posts in my fence (we're adding lattice to the top of the fence for additional privacy). I used what I think could be referred to as a "dutchman splice" (see my rough sketch below). Between the original post and the post extension, there...
  10. Building & Construction
    I added a mudroom to our home, but I am not sure how to terminate the house wrap at the point where the new addition wall meets the existing brick of the home. I flashed the meeting joint under the house wrap. What is the best way to do this? I attached a couple photos.
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am in the planning stages, I have a small front porch with a basement area under it. the current concrete slab has a crack and leaks. I plan to remove the current slab and pour a new slab. I want to make sure I dont have future leaks. I was looking to see if there has been any experience with...
  12. Remodeling
    Hi, I'd like to install beadboard in my foyer. The ceilings are 15 ft. tall in places, so if I use 4x8 beadboard I'll have to butt together the joints at the top/bottom of the board (hope that makes sense!). Is there a nice way to do this so you don't see the joint? Do you just caulk it or use...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    We're in escrow on a home built in 1977. The home is in good condition overall. On wall #1 in the living room there are wrinkles in the drywall seam between the ceiling and wall along the full length of the wall. There are similar crinkles along the full length of the drywall seam between...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I am trying to make some walls perfectly smooth in preparation for new primer and more wallpaper and faux paint. I stripped off wallpaper from a bathroom wall, scrubbed off wallpaper paste, used PASO chemical deglosser, then lightly sandpapered. Then I applied ProForm all purpose joint...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hey everyone, long time listener, first time caller. (Not so) Quick and dirty: I'm in a condo. First home, bought 8 months ago. Getting into DIY, finding its a big passion, but I don't have the money and time to get stuff done quickly or buy expensive tools/products :(. Installed flooring...
  16. Building & Construction
    I'm wondering if there are any good techniques for making HardiPlank seams, where two boards meet each other, as smooth as possible. I realize that one of the two recommended techniques is to abut them directly without a gap but with flashing behind them. But beyond that I'm wondering what else...
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